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Athens, Georgia, USA

Attractions in Athens, Georgia


Historic Homes & Buildings

  • Church-Waddel-Brumby House 706-353-1820
    280 East Dougherty Street, Athens, GA 30601
    Believed to be the oldest surviving house in Athens, this Federalist style house was built for UGA mathematics professor Alonzo Church and it later became home to UGA... more info  map

  • Lucy Cobb Institute 706.542.2736
    201 North Milledge Avenue, Athens, GA 30602
    Located at the University of Georgia
    Once considered one of the top girls' schools in the nation, this historic collection of buildings of this institute now serves as the central headquarters of the Carl... more info  map

  • T.R.R. Cobb House 706-369-3513
    175 Hill Street, Athens, GA 30601
    The historic Thomas Reade Rootes Cobb House offers self-guided and group guided tours during which you will get a look into the life of this gentleman and his family.  more info  map

Historic Sites & Monuments

  • Double-Barreled Cannon
    Located at College Avenue & Hancock Street
    Originally designed by John Gilleland of Athens and built at the local foundry in 1863, this one-of-a-kind Civil War cannon was designed to shoot two balls... more info  map

Museums & Galleries

  • Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall Sports Museum 706-542-9036
    1 Selig Circle, Athens, GA 30602
    Located at the University of Georgia
    Named after two of Georgia's most famous football coaches, Wallace Butts and Harry Mehre, and serving as a monument to the achievements of UGA sports teams, this museum... more info  map

  • Georgia Museum of Art, The 706-542-4662
    90 Carlton Street, Athens, GA 30602
    Located on the East Campus of UGA
    A university museum under the aegis of the University of Georgia and the official state museum of art, the Georgia Museum of Art in the Performing and Visual Arts... more info

  • ITA Collegiate Tennis Hall of Fame 706-542-8064
    P.O. Box 1472, Athens, GA 30603
    Located on the South Campus of UGA
    Displaying photographs and equipment of legends of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, this hall of fame honors past collegiate players, coaches, and contributors... more info  map

  • Lyndon House Arts Center 706-613-3623
    293 Hoyt Street, Athens, GA 30601
    downtown Athens
    Provides an opportunity for school children and adults alike to learn about dozens of traditional arts and crafts through live demonstrations by area senior citizens. more info  map

Parks, Gardens & Zoos

  • Insectival 706-542-1244
    2085 South Milledge Avenue, Athens, GA 30605
    State Botanical Garden of Georgia
    Features discovery stations, roach & beetle races, puppet shows, and CafĂ© Insecta, featuring insect cuisine. A community favorite for the entire family. more info  map

  • Memorial Park 706-613-3580
    Located on Gran Ellen Drive
    Featuring 90 acres of developed and undeveloped land, this beautiful park offers walking trails, a children's playground area, a zoo, wildlife trails, and much more for... more info  map

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center 706-613-3615
    Located Off Old Commerce Road
    A 225 acre wildlife sanctuary and environmental education facility that features a diversity of habitats, providing homes for a wide variety of plant and animal species.... more info  map

  • Sandy Creek Park 706-613-3631
    400 Bob Holman Road, Athens, GA 30607
    This beautiful park located in Athens offers hiking, fishing, and swimming. more info  map

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia, The 706-542-1244
    2450 South Milledge Avenue, Athens, GA 30605
    Located three miles south of the University of Georgia campus, the State Botanical Garden of Georgia is a 313-acre preserve that is home to a range of themed gardens and... more info  map

Science & Technology

  • ENSAT Center 706-613-3615
    205 Old Commerce Road, Athens, GA 30601
    Located at the Sandy Creek Nature Center
    The 11,400 square foot Environment, Natural Science, and Appropriate Technology Center provides science and natural science education for all ages and highlights... more info  map

Tours & Cruises

  • Athens Food Tours 706-338-8054
    194 Habersham Drive, Athens, GA 30606
    Located in Five Points
    Join them as they venture off-the-beaten-path to much-loved locally owned eateries and markets for samples of delicious specialties. The Athens Food Tour Company... more info  map


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