A Henry County Bucket List Explore a unique animal sanctuary, tour an intimate veterans museum, or twirl around the roller rink. Most of all, spend quality time with family and friends at Henry County’s memorable attractions Map coordinates correspond with the foldout map on page 21. ARMY AVIATION HERITAGE FOUNDATION & FLYING MUSEUM 506 Speedway Boulevard Hampton, GA 30228 770.897.0444 armyav.org The Army Aviation Heritage Foundation & Flying Museum is a 501(c)(3) public educational organization dedicated to preserving and presenting the legacy of Army aviation through aerial demonstrations, static displays, educational tours, and ride programs. The museum is located at the Henry County Airport (Atlanta South Regional Airport) and open to the public from Tuesday through Saturday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please call in advance. Come fly at very reasonable rates or enjoy a free hangar tour. Donations are gladly accepted. ATLANTA MOTOR SPEEDWAY 1500 Highway 19/41 South Hampton, GA 30228 770.946.4211 atlantamotorspeedway.com Situated on nearly 900 acres, Atlanta Motor Speedway is one of the most storied facilities in American motorsports history. The stars of all three of NASCAR’s national touring series return to the historic high banks for the 2017 race weekend, held March 3 through 5. The facility also hosts many family-friendly events, including the Thursday Thunder and Friday Night Drags racing events. Other events include car shows like the Summit Racing Equipment Atlanta Motorama in April, racing schools, concerts, and more. Cubihatcha Outdoor Center 100 Collins Road Locust Grove, GA 30248 678.583.3930 hcwsa.com The Cubihatcha Outdoor Center improves and protects existing wildlife habitats while providing an avenue for public education and enjoyment. The center offers 10 miles of nature trails nestled between three reservoirs, with a naturalist on duty. Gardner Farm & Peach Orchard 3192 Highway 42 South Locust Grove, GA 30248 770.957.4912 gardner-farm.com The perfect peach is just what you will find at the Gardner family farm. Pick your own blueberries and blackberries or purchase fresh peaches, berries, tomatoes, and other vegetables during the summer, typically late May through August. For hours, produce availability, and information, call or visit the farm’s website and Facebook page. HERITAGE PARK VETERANS MUSEUM 101 Lake Dow Road McDonough, GA 30252 770.288.7300 heritageparkveteransmuseum.com Located in Heritage Park, the museum hosts an impressive collection of military memorabilia and vehicles from World War I to the present. Tour guides, themselves veterans, offer an intimate look into the lives of soldiers who wore the uniforms on display. Free; donations welcome. Tours: Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and by appointment. HERITAGE PARK & VETERANS WALL OF HONOR 101 Lake Dow Road McDonough, GA 30252 770.288.7300 hcprd.org Heritage Park is home to the Veterans Wall of Honor, Heritage Park Veterans Museum, and a historic village featuring a log cabin, detached cookhouse, schoolhouse, blacksmith shop, library, and 1934 steam engine locomotive. Tours are available by appointment. The park also offers a covered arena that can accommodate 3,800 people for concerts and events. HOT SHOTS PAINTBALL & AIRSOFT AT WINDY HILL PARK 100 Ronnie Stewart Drive McDonough, GA 30253 404.797.0850 shaneshotshots.com. Hot Shots Paintball & Airsoft at Windy Hill Park is the premier paintball and airsoft facility in metro Atlanta! Along with six paintball fields and a 25,000-square-foot airsoft field, it also offers a 150,000-square-foot “Fort Deadwood” Old West–scenario field. It is a great location for birthday parties, corporate events, and family reunions. Call for special group rates. Open Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Monday through Friday by appointment for VIP parties. JailHouse Brewing Company 8 Cherry Street Hampton, GA 30228 678.734.3202 jailhousebrewing.com Brewed in the old city jail in Hampton, JailHouse Brewing Company offers handcrafted beers that marry small-batch ingenuity with refreshing palatability. JailHouse brews seasonal and specialty beers throughout the year along with popular mainstays. Brewery tours and tastings are available Thursdays and Fridays from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Come see how barley, water, and hops become something to celebrate. J.P. Moseley Park Disc Golf Course 1041 Miller’s Mill Road Stockbridge, GA 30281 770.288.7300 hcprd.org The disc golf course at J.P. Moseley Park is a championship-caliber course recognized by the Professional Disc Golf Association. Catering to players of all skill levels, the 18-hole course is the highest-rated in metro Atlanta. Locust Grove Train Watching Platform 3840 Highway 42 South Locust Grove, GA 30248 770.957.5043 Watch the 40-plus trains that pass through Locust Grove each day from the comfort of the new viewing platform. Located in historic downtown, the platform is just steps away from unique shops and restaurants. Nash Farm Battlefield & Museum 100 Babbs Mill Hampton, GA 30228 770.288.7300 henrycountybattlefield.com The 204-acre Nash Farm Battlefield was the site of the largest cavalry raid in Georgia and a huge Confederate campsite. It is the only battlefield south of Kennesaw Mountain that remains meticulously preserved so visitors can glimpse the final days of the Atlanta Campaign. The on-site Nash Farm Battlefield Museum showcases life at Nash Farm in the 1800s along with battlefield artifacts. The museum is open Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m, with tours available by appointment. Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary 712 LG Griffin Road Locust Grove, GA 30248 770.957.0888 noahs-ark.org Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary is a nonprofit animal rescue that provides a forever home for more than 1,500 animals, including exotics, domestic animals, and wildlife. It is open to the public year-round and, although admission is free, donations are greatly appreciated. Paved walking trails wind through beautiful natural enclosures, which are home to rescued wild animals like tigers, wolves, and monkeys. Also enjoy a picnic and playground area. Call or visit the website for hours and directions. Panola Mountain State Park 2620 Highway 155 Southwest Stockbridge, GA 30281 770.389.7801 gastateparks.org/panolamountain Created to protect a pristine 100-acre granite mountain, the park allows visitors to explore nature, participate in programs, or join park staff for guided hikes into the conservation area. Anglers will enjoy fishing on the lakes, while campers can relax in secluded primitive campsites. Rent a bike to explore miles of trails and ask about the popular archery and tree-climbing programs. C4 Regal McDonough Stadium 16 115 Foster Drive McDonough, GA 30253 770.954.3332 regmovies.com. This cinema offers 16 screens with stadium seating and Dolby Digital Sound, plus a game room, two party rooms, and advance online-ticketing sales. Sandy Ridge BMX 1200 Keys Ferry Road McDonough, GA 30253 770.288.7300 hcprd.org sandyridgebmx.org The Sandy Ridge BMX track is sanctioned by the USA BMX association. It features a 50-foot starting hill, three paved, high-banked turns, and 800 feet of jumps, whoops, rollers, and step-ups. When not in use for racing, the track is available for all to ride (helmet is required). Sky Zone McDonough 165 Mill Road McDonough, GA 30253 770.285.1112 skyzone.com/mcdonough Get in a great workout and have healthy fun at the Mc- Donough location of Sky Zone, the world’s first indoor trampoline park. The inventors of “fun fitness” and makers of trampolines as far as the eye can see, Sky Zone has been voted the number one “out-of-the-box” workout and the “best party ever.” Experience WOW—the weightlessness of bouncing, flipping, and landing in a pit filled with 10,000 foam cubes. Southern Belle Farm 1658 Turner Church Road McDonough, GA 30252 770.288.2582 southernbellefarm.com “Family Fun Down on the Farm” is just what you’ll find at this 330-acre working farm, open seasonally. Their specialties are homegrown family fun, fresh produce, and wholesome memories! You’ll find U-Pick berries in the spring and U-Pick peaches in the summer, as well as lots of fall fun getting lost in a cornfield maze, cheering at a pig race, taking a hayride, and more. Then experience an old-fashioned Christmas with precut Fraser Fir trees. It’s fun for all ages! Starlite Family Fun Center of McDonough 425 Plaza Parkway McDonough, GA 30253 770.898.0100 starliteofmcdonough.com This state-of-the-art skating rink features an indoor playground, 3-D laser tag and more. Children and adults alike will enjoy the fun and convenience of this McDonough location. Let loose on the skate floor or challenge yourself with a variety of arcade games before claiming prizes in the redemption center. With an assortment of activities available for multiple age groups, a trip to Starlite Family Fun Center of McDonough is one that will keep you entertained for hours. Starlite Family Fun Center of Stockbridge 3710 North Henry Boulevard Stockbridge, GA 30281 770.474.7655 starliteofstockbridge.com Lace up your roller skates and have fun in a family atmosphere. Skaters love Starlite’s hardwood maple floor as well as the games and prizes. Five private rooms are available for parties. Yule Forest Hwy 155 3565 Highway 155 North Stockbridge, GA 30281 770.954.9356 aboutyule.com, fearthewoods.com For more than 35 years, family-owned Yule Forest has specialized in teaching families and school groups about farm life. The farm specializes in growing pumpkins and sunflowers and is a choose-and-cut Christmas tree farm. Yule Forest offers seasonal attractions starting in October, with fall family fun at The Pumpkin Patch and Fear the Woods: Haunted House, Terror Transport and Trail, and Pandemic. Follow them on Facebook for upcoming events and new spring and summer activities. Under the Radar Learn to fly! Red Hawk Nature Preserve features a radio-controlled airplane and helicopter landing strip. Guests are welcome, but flying at Red Hawk does require an Academy of Model Aeronautics membership. History has a name Glenn and Melissa Golden / Jailhouse Brewing Company “During a time of great expansion in the craft beer market, we are unique in our intention to stay small. We want our beer to be about the community, and we always want to have our hands in production.” For more of Glenn and Melissa’s story: VisitHenry CountyGeorgia.com/History History has a name Jake Carter / Southern Belle Farm “Most kids want to be a doctor or lawyer or professional athlete when they grow up. Not me. All I ever wanted to be was simply a farmer. I think we tend to model ourselves after those that are closest to us. My first sentence as a child was ‘Barn with Daddy.’” For more of Jake’s story: VisitHenryCountyGeorgia. com/History Under the Radar Four-legged travelers are never bored in Henry County. Dog parks are available at Stockbridge’s Clark Park and in Hampton at North Mt. Carmel Park. This is in addition to the more than 30 parks throughout the county, including Panola Mountain State Park’s PATH Foundation trails and the 3-mile Reeves Creek Trail. History has a name Jim Joyce / Heritage Park Veterans Museum “The goal [of the museum] is to maintain, preserve, show, and display military history. And when you say military history, it’s not like the history of a building— it’s the history of people.” For more of Jim’s story: VisitHenry- CountyGeorgia.com/History Filming Locations Retrace where stars walked, staggered, or drove with a self-guided tour of Henry County film sites. Productions shot here include: Anchorman 2 Furious 7 Glory Identity Thief Logan Lucky Smokey & the Bandit Spider-Man: Homecoming Stranger Things The Hunger Games: Catching Fire The Walking Dead (AMC Series) Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas We Are Marshall Zombieland ....Start your tour with our handy map at bit.ly/HCFilmSites
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