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Fernbank

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Fernbank

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Join us as we unfold time with this exciting Black History and Civil Rights tour. What better place to delve into African-American heritage than the home of the Civil Rights Movement? Showcasing historic sites and most talked about black historic neighborhoods like Summerhill, The West End, Downtown Atlanta and the Historic Sweet Auburn Ave District. During this 4 hour tour you will be immersed in black culture & arts, civil rights landmarks, groundbreaking HBCU’s, Tyler Perry Studios, along with famous hollywood Film & TV locations and more. These are some of the reasons Atlanta is known as the Black Mecca and one of the top destinations for Black History & Culture. This tour goes further than any other tour, allowing you to fully experience the historical and cultural significance of our groundbreaking city.
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AtlantaGlobetrotter wrote a review Aug 2020
Atlanta, Georgia117 contributions48 helpful votes
Fernbank Forest is part of Fernbank Museum of Natural History. It has some relatively old trees! Smithsonian Magazine recommends Fernbank as one of "Seven Places to Get Outside This Summer." And you should see the six other places! It is an old-growth forest with the terrain that can be somewhat difficult in a few places. WildWoods is ADA, and is the path to the forest. You will not be disappointed. Just keep in mind that you do have to pay admission for access, so you should plan on the whole experience and not just the outdoors!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Jessica S wrote a review Aug 2020
Roswell, Georgia26 contributions4 helpful votes
Fernbank is a great way for people visiting, or people who live in Atlanta, to experience Atlanta and visit a science museum all in one trip. For me, the forest at Fernbank is really the gem. There is so much to explore outdoors and there is a lot of signage to learn about what you are seeing. If you are looking to combine your visit with a hike, there are 2 miles of trails! We spent the entire morning outside before lunch and visited the museum afterwards. Bring some bug spray if you are visiting in the summer because there are a lot of mosquitos in Georgia! My son likes the interactive science exhibit the best and really enjoyed the sensory exhibit, too. I like the Georgia exhibit, but my 7 year old son and friend breezed through and didn’t want to read about the pre-historic periods. Fernbank is located in a very pretty neighborhood of Atlanta and is close to downtown Decatur. We went to Decatur afterwards for ice cream at Jeni’s Splendid. The cafe was closed and they are only selling a few pre-made sandwiches, so you might want to bring lunch or plan to go somewhere. My son has a nut allergy and the only kids item was a PBJ, so we split a turkey sandwich that he did not like. Overall, it was a very fun day!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Erica wrote a review Jul 2020
32 contributions8 helpful votes
I was very excited to visit here seeing as I love history and science, but was a bit disappointed. Most of the historical pieces were just dioramas or exhibits rather than actual fossils or relics. The science and interactive exhibits were very interesting and fun though. Most of them seemed to be aimed more towards younger kids rather than teenagers. The outside has a large area in the forest to explore and for kids to play. Overall, exhibits were hit or miss. I was a bit disappointed by the lack of genuine artifacts, but other than that was pleased with activities and information present.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Jace M wrote a review Jul 2020
Lafayette, Louisiana227 contributions31 helpful votes
Even though some displays were shut down due to Covid, there were plenty to keep the family interested for hours both inside and out! Great detail, several interactive displays and one ultra impressive Dino in the main room!
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Date of experience: July 2020
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ilsete wrote a review Mar 2020
Memphis, Tennessee327 contributions51 helpful votes
Fernbank is a great natural history museum. The collection covers three floors and a good amount of square footage. The top floor os largely inactive things for kids. The second has the natural history part. The first floor has a special rotating collection (the senses during our vist). Vast walkways outside with great play area for the kids. Awesome spot.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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