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Ranked #1 of 24 attractions in Athens
Category: Gardens
This 313-acre preserve is used by the University of Georgia as a horticulture laboratory and is open to the public.
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Ranked #2 of 24 attractions in Athens
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Sports Complexes
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Ranked #3 of 24 attractions in Athens
Category: Zoos
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Ranked #4 of 24 attractions in Athens
Owner description: The nature center is a facility of the Athens-Clarke County Department of Leisure Services and partners with Sandy Creek... more » Owner description: The nature center is a facility of the Athens-Clarke County Department of Leisure Services and partners with Sandy Creek Nature Center Inc., a non-profit support group. This 225- acre wildlife sanctuary includes over 4 miles of nature trails, providing access to a variety of habitats typical of the Georgia piedmont: river floodplains, wetlands, upland pine and hardwood forests, fields, ponds, and streams. In 2012, Sandy Creek Nature Center completed a major expansion funded by SPLOST and community partnership dollars. Over 4,000 square feet were added to the Education & Visitor Center, including new exhibits and a planetarium. Sandy Creek Nature Center is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Property and trails are open sunrise to sunset daily. « less
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Ranked #5 of 24 attractions in Athens
Category: Art Museums
Owner description: The Georgia Museum of Art is the official state museum of art, is located on the University of Georgia campus, and admission... more » Owner description: The Georgia Museum of Art is the official state museum of art, is located on the University of Georgia campus, and admission is free. The museum presents works from the permanent collection as well as frequent temporary exhibitions from other institutions or generated in-house. Educational programming includes tours, a monthly family day, teen studios, films series and lectures. Four research centers, a library, a vibrant student internship program and course work provide additional educational benefits and opportunities for scholarship and research. Quarterly receptions, student night and DJ parties combine socializing with art appreciation. Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m.–9 p.m.; and Sunday, 1–5 p.m. Ike & Jane Café at the Georgia Museum of Art: Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The museum is closed on major US holidays. Mission statement: The Georgia Museum of Art shares the mission of the University of Georgia to support and to promote teaching, research, and service. Specifically, as a repository and educational instrument of the visual arts, the museum exists to collect, preserve, exhibit and interpret significant works of art. « less
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Ranked #6 of 24 attractions in Athens
Category: Theaters
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Ranked #7 of 24 attractions in Athens
Category: Theaters
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Ranked #9 of 24 attractions in Athens
Category: Playgrounds
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Ranked #11 of 24 attractions in Athens
Category: Movie Theaters
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Ranked #12 of 24 attractions in Athens
Category: Golf Courses
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Ranked #13 of 24 attractions in Athens
Category: Monuments/ Statues; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Ranked #14 of 24 attractions in Athens
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
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Ranked #15 of 24 attractions in Athens
Category: Other
This gun was designed during the Civil War and is the only double barrel cannon of its kind.
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Ranked #16 of 24 attractions in Athens
Category: Architectural Buildings
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Ranked #17 of 24 attractions in Athens
Category: Other
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Ranked #18 of 24 attractions in Athens
Category: Specialty Museums
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Ranked #19 of 24 attractions in Athens
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Ranked #20 of 24 attractions in Athens
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Ranked #21 of 24 attractions in Athens
Category: Historic Sites
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Ranked #22 of 24 attractions in Athens
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals
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Ranked #23 of 24 attractions in Athens
Category: Museums
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Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
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