Whether you're interested in seeing 400 million years from atop Arabia Mountain, ready to seek adventure at Stone Mountain Park or experience an unforgettable journey back in time at the Michael C. Carlos Museum, Discover DeKalb encourages you to get out and explore what the number of attractions and adventures we have here are all about.
Vacation at Georgia's Most-Visited Attraction. Stone Mountain Park is Georgia’s most popular attraction and features a wide variety of family activities. Located on 3,200 acres of natural beauty, adventure awaits as you discover interactive family friendly attractions and many natural and historical sights. Plus you won’t want to miss dozens of fun annual events such as Spring FUN Break, Summer at the Rock, Yellow Daisy Festival, Native American Festival and Pow-Wow, Stone Mountain Christmas and Snow Mountain. Stone Mountain activities are suitable for all ages.
Fernbank Museum of Natural History is one of the most popular and iconic cultural attractions in Atlanta's DeKalb. Home to the largest dinosaurs, Atlanta's biggest movie screen and one of the largest assemblages of urban Piedmont forest in the United States, Fernbank brings science to life through immersive programming and unmatched experiences that encourage a greater appreciation of our planet and its inhabitants.
The Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University is one of the Southeast's premier ancient art museums with collections of art objects from ancient Egypt, Nubia, Greece, and Rome to name a few. Visitors can expect to engage in history that comes alive at the Michael C. Carlos Museum.
Just east of Atlanta lies an open landscape of breathtaking beauty, peace and wonder. Explore 400 million years of history from the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area. Whether you want to hike granite monadnocks, challenge yourself on more than 20-miles of uninterrupted biking and walking PATHs, to feed your soul at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit or Discover Flat Rock Archive, this National Heritage Area is unique and offers a true honest-to-goodness experience. Photo by Eric Bowles.
Named the Global Health Odyssey Museum when it opened in 1996, this Smithsonian affiliate draws 90,000 visitors a year; from public health officials, school groups, news junkies or The Walking Dead fans. The CDC Museum is home to permanent and visiting exhibits tailored to public health issues: AIDS, Legionnaires disease, smallpox, measles, violence and smoking.
The central business area of Atlanta, Ga, Downtown Atlanta is the location of many shops, restaurants, corporate offices and world-class facilities. Approximately four square miles, Downtown is home to all of the city's major sporting venues: The Georgia Dome, Phillips Arena and the College Football Hall of Fame. Downtown also includes the state-owned convention center, Georgia World Congress Center.