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BAPS MANDIR

The BAPS Mandir is a spec­tac­u­lar cul­tural, arts and spir­i­tual high­light as one of the largest Hindu places of wor­ship in the U.S. The in­tri­cate carv­ings are worth ad­mir­ing up close with a pre-booked guided tour for groups of ten or more, or sim­ply via por­ta­ble au­dio player. Open daily to vis­i­tors 9am - 6pm. 460 Rock­bridge Rd NW Lil­burn, GA 30047 BAPS.org/At­lanta 678.906.BAPS (2277)

THE BIG HOUSE

The Big House is the place where The All­man Broth­ers Band, their road­ies, friends, and fam­i­lies lived from 1970-1973. It served as the band’s main gath­er­ing place in the early years. To­day, it houses the largest col­lec­tion of All­man Broth­ers mem­o­ra­bilia in the world. 2321 Vineville Av­enue Ma­con GA 31204 www.the­big­house­mu­seum.com 478.741.5551

MC­DONOUGH, GA

Run and play and spend the day at Her­itage Park in Mc­Donough, GA. From the 1934 steam en­gine lo­co­mo­tive, com­mu­nity gar­den, walk­ing trails, play­grounds and more -- you could eas­ily spend the day in the beau­ti­ful out­door park. Mc­Donough Hospi­tal­ity and Tourism 5 Grif­fin Street, Mc­Donough GA 30253 VisitMcDonoughGA.com 770.898.3196

BLACK ROCK MOUN­TAIN STATE PARK

Revel in the di­verse and rugged ter­rain or breathe fresh air from moun­tain top vis­tas over­look­ing pris­tine forests at al­ti­tudes of 3,640 feet. 3085 Black Rock Moun­tain Park­way Moun­tain City, GA 30562 gas­tateparks.org 706.746.2141

MADI­SON, GA

Cozy and el­e­gant Bed & Break­fasts, bou­tiques, and gourmet fine din­ing set the per­fect back­drop for a get­away in Madi­son. An­tiquing to tour­ing mag­nif­i­cent man­sions of the Old South, it is easy to see why Bud­get Travel Mag­a­zine listed them as one of the“World’s Most Beau­ti­ful Towns.”Vis­i­tor Cen­ter Open Daily. One Hour East of At­lanta of I-20, Exit 114 www.VisitMadis­onGA.com 706.342.4454

PANOLA MOUN­TAIN STATE PARK

Home to a rare, 100 acre, pris­tine, gran­ite mon­ad­nock; Panola Moun­tain State Park pro­vides you an oa­sis just 15 min­utes from Metro At­lanta to play, un­wind, learn, or dis­cover the di­verse nat­u­ral and cul­tural her­itage of the pied­mont re­gion. 2620 High­way 155 SW Stock­bridge, GA 30281 gas­tateparks.org 770.389.7801

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