North Fulton County has a wealth of entertainment options for families. Explore everything from symphony performances and arts festivals to museums exhibitions and hiking trails. Below are just some of the family attractions North Fulton has to offer, along with websites for more information.
Abernathy Arts Center
AAC is the county’s oldest neighborhood arts center and offers day and evening classes for both children and adults.
Andretti Indoor Karting and Games
Enjoy go-karts, food and games at this facility named after racing legend Mario Andretti.
Autrey Mill Nature Preserve & Heritage Center
The preserve includes 46 acres of ravine forest as well as 2 miles of walking trails and a Heritage Village that recreates life in the 19th century.
Located just off Roswell Square, this 19th century home features the metro area’s only antebellum garden.
This antebellum home is best known as the location of the marriage of Mittie Bulloch and Theodore Roosevelt, the parents of future U.S. President Teddy Roosevelt.
Chattahoochee Nature Center
The metro area’s largest nature center features a butterfly garden, native plant garden and a green room garden in addition to children’s programming and hiking trails.
Chukkar Farm Polo Club
This family-run business boasts 173 acres of pastures and woods and hosts polo events throughout the year.
Georgia Ensemble Theater
Open since 1993, this ensemble is the resident professional theater at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center.
This sprawling complex includes gardens, a nature walk and an entertainment lawn, as well as the Williams-Payne House which houses the Heritage Sandy Springs Museum.
Johns Creek Arts Center
www.johnscreekarts.org (770) 623-8448
This non-profit arts center’s mission is to “inspire artistic development for youth and adults by embracing community and corporate relationships that stimulate creative growth and opportunity.”
Johns Creek Symphony Orchestra
Comprised of professional musicians from across the metro area, the symphony is under the direction of founder J. Wayne Baughman.
Roswell Cultural Art Center
Featuring a 600-seat theatre as well as meeting rooms, exhibits halls and a research library, and hosts events from puppet shows to corporate meetings.
Roswell Mills and Old Mill Park
Visitors to this historic site can see the remains of Roswell’s cotton mills and tours tell the story of the “Lost Workers of Roswell,” who were charged with treason and sent north during the Civil War.
The perfectly preserved home of one of Roswell’s founding fathers includes a two-story farm house, outbuildings, slave quarters, barn and carriage house.
Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park
Open since 2008, this 12,000-seat amphitheatre hosts a wide range of concerts and, during the summer months, is home to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.