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  • Chad H
    DuQuoin, IL289 contributions
    We had a nice walk around the grounds. It is a well-kept, well-manicured facility. The two ladies inside the welcome center were so friendly. We had a nice visit with them. The garden is nicely designed for a walk. There are some additional trails there too that will extend your hike. We purchased tickets online in advance and everything was easy to do.
    Written November 6, 2021
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  • Charlie C
    1 contribution
    Camping is beautifully laid out with lots of terracing. Many pull thru sites. We backed into our site with our 34 MH. I think all sites have 50amp and water. Dump station is very accessible. Its about 30 minutes from Helen GA which made a fun day trip. T-Mobile access was good enough to work and watch TUBI. There are many playgrounds and a nice sandy beach.
    Written February 10, 2022
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  • GeorgiaGal09
    Georgia238 contributions
    My daughter wanted me to go with her to INK to assist with her two children, and I was willing to give it a go. INK is set up as a series of rooms with a theme, such as a dentist office, a stage with costumes, and an airport with a small airplane where the kids can go into the cockpit. Most of the museum is really creative and quite fun for kids. Adults can either sit on numerous benches and watch, or get more involved, depending on the activity and the number of folks in the area.

    Ideally, INK is geared for younger children. My grandkids are currently nine and five, and the nine year old is quite tall for her age, so she sort of looked like a giant next to many of the fixtures, as the target audience is younger than nine. She had a good time, never the less. She really liked the soda shop.

    The five year old had much more trouble, however. We were there with a fairly large school group, and the teachers would tell the kids to put up all the items before leaving an area, and that precipitated a meltdown when the school kids dutifully deconstructed my grandson's creation. Later, he couldn't get into the cockpit of the plane, because each school group had only ten minutes, and by gosh, they knew they had to push to get into the front of the airplane.

    Ultimately, he got into the climbing area near the back, where the size of the group was less of an issue. He would just sit in a spot as the school groups moved through.

    If possible, avoid days and times with a big group, and younger kids will have fun.
    Written May 7, 2022
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  • tessdaum
    Oakwood, GA5 contributions
    They have done an excellent job with the lights along the trail for Christmas. It's so cute!!! Of course, there are those people who can't clean up after their dogs. But the trail is lovely, and the city did a wonderful job making it nice for the holidays.
    Written December 9, 2021
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  • Carol S
    12 contributions
    Kinsey Family Farm has the best variety and selection of pumpkins come fall. Not just pumpkins, but gourds, hay bales, and corn stalks to mention a few reasons to visit. I've visited this place every year to gather pumpkins and more for my fall decorations.
    Written June 4, 2020
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  • Z4057JDsusanb
    Gainesville, GA16 contributions
    Not to be missed. Local artists works displayed beautifully and were for sale.
    Very much like a uptown, upscale gallery, but warm and inviting.
    Written December 11, 2019
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  • Mae
    1 contribution
    Stopped in to pick berries and was greeted by a gracious staff. Prices are competitive and the blueberries and blackberries were great. Staff was very helpful and informed us of other events they host such as outdoor movies under the stars on occasional Saturday nights where you can play lawn games and interact with a small petting zoo before the movie. While we were there, they were hosting a child’s birthday party. The staff told us they will try to accommodate any type of gathering you would like to hold there such as weddings, birthday parties, family gatherings, photo shoots. We will be going back again!
    Written June 23, 2019
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  • Dan
    Panama City Beach, FL11,773 contributions
    Olympic Park offers much more than just the rowing venue for the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics. Amenities at the park are located on either side of the highway on the shores of Lake Lanier. Being connected by a Pedestrian tunnel (which goes under Clark’s Bridge Road) allows easy access to all. On Saturday my wife and I took our six year old Granddaughter to the park. She had a great time playing with all the other kids at the public beach area. It has a sandy shoreline and a designated swimming area. She took a break for lunch which we enjoyed at one of the numerous nearby picnic tables that overlooks Lake Lanier. In the afternoon we visited the Fields Memorial Butterfly Gardens and the Olympic Tower and plaza. You can rent the tower which has a meeting room or the large concrete World Championship plaza which contains stadium seats that can hold over 2000 people. Both overlook the lake. Other features include:
    1-Boaters can enjoy complimentary launch facilities
    2-Free truck and trailer parking available adjacent to the boat ramp
    3-You can come by boat, tie up at the dock and take advantage of all the park amenities for free
    We really enjoyed our time here and will return. Both Family and Dog friendly. Plenty of parking. Public Restroom facilities on site. Open daily 7am to dusk. Plenty of parking.
    Written September 18, 2020
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  • tinkerbsb
    Mount Juliet, TN789 contributions
    So it was a small museum but had a lot of information and was interesting. I feel it gave a good over view of the area. Plus you had the special exhibit, about folk pottery Im not sure if that is always there or not. Then the cabin and blacksmith shop outside. Overall I think we spent about and hour and half. GPS will lead you to the wrong place (at least mine did lead me to the preforming arts building for the college) Its very budget friendly and they have a garden in the back.
    Written October 20, 2021
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  • Mike L
    Alabama Mountain Lakes, AL193 contributions
    We loved this place. The trails are in shaded areas and some of them drop down tons cooler area near a creek. The trails are well marked and well defined to allow you to keep an eye out for snakes. The stairs are well maintained and well built. The trails are of varying lengths that allow you to choose the length you want to hike. The living animal exhibits are small but well maintained. We loved that the lady at the entrance booth gave us numerous suggestions on the trails, s well designed map and a great restaurant recommendation.
    Written August 9, 2021
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  • Dan
    Panama City Beach, FL11,773 contributions
    My wife and I visited today. This is a small park providing benches and gardens centered around a monument with a chicken on top dedicated to the poultry industry which in the mid 1900’s was a major factor in the local economy. My wife and I both grew up in Gainesville. My first job experience was in a local chicken plant back in the poultry heyday so visiting and reminiscing was a special experience for us. Located just off the main square in downtown Gainesville at Jesse Jewell Parkway and Grove Street directly across from the Steam Locomotive. A quick stop for a unique and interesting piece of local history.
    Written May 14, 2019
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  • Dan
    Panama City Beach, FL11,773 contributions
    My wife and I visited today. This is a small park located on the original route of the Gainesville Midland Railway. Engine 209 was built in 1930 and operated until 1959. This historic train has been fully restored and preserved. The park has been home to the engine, baggage car, and caboose since 1991. Even though you can’t go inside the cars it is still fun to walk around and talk about the train’s history. There are benches and gardens in the park for your convenience. Located just off the main square in downtown Gainesville at West Academy Street and Jesse Jewell Parkway. The train is a fun and interesting piece of local history. FYI..There is construction going on directly behind the park.
    Written May 14, 2019
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  • danielenzmann
    Gainesville, GA122 contributions
    There are so many facilities in this Hall County park. We have used the picnic tables, the grills and the covered houses everything from a quick snack to a family dinner. The walking trail with the view of the water in this peninsula will improve your demeanor. It's a "feel good" place to go.
    Written October 27, 2021
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  • Sue B
    Gainesville, GA21 contributions
    It is actually the first place I would go to get my veggies and fruit. Organically grown
    without chemicals. They are reasonably priced. I just like to walk around and get some exercise as well. Sometimes they have music playing. You can listen as you walk around. Sometimes you will find diffeent foods than you get in the grocery store, so
    you can experment with it in your recipes.
    Written November 17, 2017
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  • Trenton M
    3 contributions
    I have never been to an escape room before, but I had so much fun! We did the Ghost Ship for a friend’s birthday and they really made us feel welcomed and set the right mood for us. This was for a 25 year old party, but I think kids and teens would have a blast with it too. One of my friends loved it so much she scheduled a visit for the next week right after. So, if you’re looking for a cool place for a birthday or just want to find something to do in Gainesville- I highly recommend Against the Clock!
    Written May 11, 2022
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