By Debbie Taylor

Families come together on Memorial Day for cookouts, parades, festivals and just plain fun. This day is to officially honor and pay respect to those who have fallen in the service of this country. There are many ways in Atlanta to celebrate your family and just spend some quality time together.

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Chattahoochee Nature Center
9135 Willeo Road
Roswell, GA 30075
(770) 992-2055 x238

Come on out and join the fun at the Chattahoochee Nature Center. There are many fun things to do at the center. The staff provides medical attention to the injured birds of prey, amphibians and reptiles. In doing so they hope to return them to the wild. In the event that they cannot be returned to the wild, they can become permanent residents of the nature center. In this way, they can used for educational purposes and teach visitors the importance of protecting our wildlife. There are also many trails to explore, and beautiful plants to behold. It’s a nice place for families to spend time together and enjoy what mother nature has to offer. All in all, makes a nice trip for celebrating Memorial Day or just any day of the year.

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Stone Mountain Park
Highway 78 East
Stone Mountain, GA 30086
(770) 498-5690

Join Stone Mountain in a special salute to our troops with an extended fireworks finale. As a special thank you to our troops, military personnel whether active or retired, will get one free Adventure Pass (you must provide ID), and will also receive 30% off each member of their immediate family members. Along with that, they will also receive 20% off of all food and merchandise they purchase. In addition, you get to enjoy the many park rides and attractions and the beautiful mountain itself.

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Zoo Atlanta
800 Cherokee Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30315
(404) 624-5600

Come on out and enjoy Memorial Day at Zoo Atlanta. Brew at the Zoo is celebrating 10 years this year. There is a limited selection of wines and over 70 different brews. It features a tasting, a Zoo Atlanta Zoo Brew cup, over 1,000 animals of the world, and live music. The zoo will hopping for Memorial Day. So take a trip to the zoo and enjoy the Brew Zoo at the Atlanta Zoo.

Six Flags Over Georgia
7561 Six Flags Parkway
Austell, GA 30168
(770) 948-9290

Six Flags Over Georgia is the place to be for Memorial Day Weekend. From the many, many rides such as the Scream Machine to the 4D thrill ride Justice League, Six Flags Over Georgia has it all. Pack up the kids and a picnic and spend the day in the park. No time to pack a picnic, the park has many restaurants to choose from. It’s a whole weekend of fun and adventure for the whole family.

Callaway Gardens
17800 US Highway 27
Pine Mountain, GA 31822
(800) 852-3810

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Kick off your summer with a Memorial Day Weekend getaway at Callaway Gardens. The gardens are beautiful in their own right. But on Memorial Day Weekend the gardens come alive with many, many activities. There are the Masters Waterski and Wakeboard Tournaments, kids zones with rock climbing and bounce houses. There’s also Aqua Island, mini golf, paddle boats and much, much more. There are also  packages you can purchase to make your whole weekend at Callaway Gardens super affordable. So get out and enjoy your holiday, and don’t forget to thank the many men and women that work to protect this great country and your freedom.

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