On this week's episode of Georgia Traveler, we explore the Metro Atlanta area. Discover the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History in Kennesaw. Find beauty and history at Dunaway Gardens in Newnan. Go for a bicycle ride on the Silver Comet Trail in Smyrna. Visit with the animals at the Yellow River Game Ranch in Lilburn, including famous groundhog General Beau Lee, and find fantastic fare in Lawrenceville at Medieval Times, and that's no joust!
Medieval Times (Lawrenceville) – Watch This Segment Online
Tour guides Phil and David start as squires but end as knights thanks to Sir J.D. and all of our new friends at the
Medieval Times castle in Lawrenceville. If you have anyways wanted to feast at the King's table during a time of Knights and Ladies Fair, you can't miss this experience.
Yellow River Game Ranch (Lilburn) – Watch This Segment Online
It's a home where the buffalo roam… and it's filled with all manner of people-friendly wildlife. You can feed, pet, and talk to all the animals one-on-one. It's sure to be family fun when you visit the Yellow River Game Ranch in Lilburn. Home to Georgia's official weather prognosticator, groundhog General Beau Lee, this 24-acre preserve is also home to 600 other animals and birds.
Silver Comet Trail (Smyrna) – Watch This Segment Online
Whether you're an expert bicyclist, avid runner, super skater, regular walker or are just interested in finding a new place to experience the outdoors in Metro Atlanta, you should visit the Silver Comet Trail. Stretching more than 60 miles, the paved path goes all the way from Smyrna to the border with Alabama. Don't have a bike but want to try the trail? There's no better place to rent by the hour or the day than the Silver Comet Depot in Mableton.
Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History (Kennesaw) – Watch This Segment Online
This museum may have a long name – The Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History – but it's got a lot of history to share. One of only four Smithsonian Institution Affiliations members in Georgia, the museum always has special exhibitions, living history demonstrations and all kinds of other events going on. Check it out online and plan a visit to Kennesaw.
Dunaway Gardens (Newnan) – Watch This Segment Online
The beautiful and historic Dunaway Gardens are a peaceful paradise. Only thirty minutes south of Atlanta and six miles north of Newnan, you should take a Saturday and go explore. Originally opened to the public back in 1934 by founder Hetty Jane Dunaway, these amazing gardens fell into neglect after her death in 1961. It reopened in this century after careful restoration by owner Jennifer Bigham. We truly enjoyed our time in this lovely place with Jennifer and her husband Roger – they are the embodiment of southern hospitality!