More commonly known for its aquarium and the World of Coca Cola, Georgia is also home to numerous amusement parks that are fun, exciting, and suitable for all ages. You can find family-owned parks with timeless classics and the nationally recognized Six Flags theme park along with more all-inclusive resort-style amusement parks such as LanierWorld – there’s no better way to spend the day than getting spa treatments while the kids are having a safe and memorable experience in the waterpark. Georgia is also one of the few places that has a zip line and go-kart track specifically designed for younger patrons; these can be found at Fun Spot America in Fayetteville. No matter what you’re looking to do while in Georgia, our list of amusement parks has you covered. Certain attractions may be temporarily closed or require advance reservations. Some restaurants are currently offering pickup only. Hours/availability may have changed.
1.Six Flags Over Georgia
4.Fun Spot America
5.Funopolis Family Fun Center
7 Best Georgia Amusement Parks
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More Ideas in GA: Neptune Park
Glynn County, Georgia’s Neptune Water Park is located on St. Simons Island, adjacent to the St. Simons lighthouse.
Attractions and facilities at the one-acre park include the Putt, Plunge and Play Fun Zone, which offers an 18-hole miniature golf course, the Fun Zone Pool and two playgrounds. 18 holes of miniature golf is open year round, and during the summer months an unlimited golf pass may be packaged with a swim pass. The golf course is open in the evenings, lit by the iconic St. Simons lighthouse for after-dark play.
The 150,000-gallon Neptune Park Fun Zone Pool offers something for all members of the family. A small wading pool is located at one end, and includes a children’s playscape with climbing elements, two kid sized water slides, waterfalls, several water cannons and a fun-bucket that dumps water on those below every 50 seconds. The main pool offers a zero entry zone where small children can play in the shallows, and has a multi-lane lap pool for adults. The pool is surrounded by lounge chairs and shade tents, which are available on a first come, first served basis.
Two playgrounds are located in the grassy areas surrounding the pool. State-of-the-art play equipment offers slides, swings and climbing features. Each playground is surrounded by benches so parents can stay comfortably nearby.
Additional facilities at the Fun Zone include men’s and women’s restrooms and changing areas, and a concession stand offering light lunches, snacks and refreshments. Also located within the park is the St. Simons Island Casino Facility. The large meeting space is available for private parties and special events, and was recently renovated in 2006. Featuring an outdoor bandstand and 100-seat theater, the facility has become popular for weddings and other celebrations.
History: Neptune Park, located alongside St. Simon’s historic fishing pier and iconic lighthouse, has been a site of seaside recreation for many years. In 2009, the Neptune Park Fun Zone opened, with the Fun Zone pool as the flagship attraction. Neptune Park, and the Neptune Park Fun Zone are managed by the Glenn County Parks and Recreation Department, whose mission is to provide quality, year-round recreational opportunities for Glenn County residents and visitors.
Ongoing Programs and Education: A full schedule of summer programming at the pool includes water fitness activities for adults, such as water aerobics, an American Red Cross water safety program and group swim lessons, as well as private swimming lessons for all ages. Swim lessons are broken into age group, and begin with parent and child aquatics for children 6 months to two years old. As lessons progress, the “Sea Turtles” program is for children ages 3-5, and the “Sharks” program is for children 6 and older. An American Red Cross Life Guard certification is offered, and those who successfully complete the program are eligible for park employment.
Annual events at the Neptune Park Fun Zone include January’s Polar Plunge. The event offers free admission on the first Saturday of each year to those brave enough to jump into the pool’s cold winter waters. Hot chocolate is available to help the swimmers warm up after the plunge. Drool at the Pool takes places each October and invites guests to bring their dogs for a dip in the pool. All dogs must be on leash, and the pool is closed that day to those without accompanying pets. On the 4th of July, the pool is a popular location from which to watch the fireworks show, which takes place nearby on the St. Simons pier.
What’s Nearby: St Simons Island is located on the southern Georgia coast. Sandy beaches make the island a popular recreational destination. The historic St. Simons Lighthouse is among the island’s main attractions. A small museum at the base of the lighthouse exhibits its history, which dates back to 1872. The lighthouse was rebuilt after having been destroyed in the Civil War. Salt marshes surrounding the island make it a popular nesting space for a variety of birds, and bird watchers often take boat trips to the adjacent “Little St. Simons” which is habitat for gannets and spoonbills. The St. Simons Pier, adjacent to Neptune Park, offers fishing and crabbing, and is surrounded by several shops and restaurants. The T-shaped pier overlooks St. Simons Sound, and is an ideal location for whale watching between December and March when North Atlantic Right Whales migrate through the area.
110 Mallery Street St. Simons Island, GA 31522, Phone: 912-279-2836
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More Ideas in GA: Museum of Aviation
The Museum of Aviation opened on Friday, 9th November, 1984, and soon became the second-largest aerospace museum of the United States Air Force. It is located in Warner Robins, Georgia, not far from the Robins Air Force Base. When the museum first opened, it had just 20 aircraft on display; however, another 20 aircraft were added soon after they were fully restored. The museum covers a total area of 51 acres and has five different buildings, where 93 aircraft are now on display.
This museum has gained a lot of attention over time and is among the most popular museums operated by the Department of Defense. This beautifully designed museum honors veterans and their families as well as inspires the current airmen and teaches them about honoring their Air Force heritage.
It was chartered under the state of Georgia in 1983 as a non-profit organization. Apart from displaying vintage and valuable aircraft that were among the best in their era, this museum also plays an important role in preserving the heritage of the United States Air Force. Moreover, it attracts more people towards the Air Force to educate and inspire them.
Visitors can explore the world of the Air Force through the different aircraft as well as other interesting exhibits. The highly trained, friendly, and cooperative staff at the Museum of Aviation give guided tours of the aircraft that emphasize their historic value. For those fascinated by fighter jets, the museum has a special treat as it offers an inside-plane experience in the famous C-130 Hercules. Inside the C-130, you would be shown a video of the different air missions this model was involved in.
You can also avail yourself of the Mission Quest Team Building Program, which allows you experience what it would feel like to fly a fighter jet. This includes training in a flight simulation lab and, to spice things up a bit, you also have the opportunity to engage in historical air combats. The simulation flights are monitored by live ATC the whole time, so it is important that you come prepared for the program.
The museum also has a huge open-air space that can be rented out at reasonable prices to host various events, including business meetings, school events, wedding receptions, product launch events, and more. The space is quite big and can easily accommodate up to 500 people.
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Robins Air Force Base, 1942 Heritage Blvd, Robins AFB, GA 31098, Phone: 478-926-6870
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More Ideas in GA: Funzone Amusement and Sports
Located in Pooler, Georgia, Funzone Amusement and Sports Park offers a variety of family fun center attractions and amusements, including miniature golf and go-karting tracks, a game arcade, and a playground for young visitors.
The city of Pooler, Georgia is located within Chatham County and was named for railroader Robert William Pooler. During the American Civil War, the city was the home of the Pooler’s Station railway stop, the last railway stop of the Central of Georgia Railway before the city of Savannah. Today, the city is home to a population of more than 21,000, an increase of more than 300% since the turn of the 21st century. New entertainment developments have made the region one of Georgia’s fastest-growing cities, with shopping centers such as The Shops at Godley Station bringing widespread tourism growth to the region. Funzone Amusement and Sports Park was opened to the public in March of 2004 and has become one of the city’s premier family entertainment destinations throughout the beginning of the 21st century. In 2011, the park underwent major renovations, adding more family attractions to its complex.
Today, Funzone Amusement and Sports Park serves as one of Pooler’s premier family amusement attractions, offering a variety of family fun center attractions for visitors of all ages. The park is conveniently located near several of the city’s major shopping and entertainment complexes along Highway 80 and is open to the public year-round, with limited weekend operation offered throughout the winter months. Individual attraction tickets may be purchased, along with value and unlimited daily ride wristbands and attraction add-on packages. Low-priced chauffer’s bands are also offered for visitors ages 16 and older supervising young visitors and not utilizing park attractions.
Major park attractions include four go-karting tracks, which offer high and mild thrills for riders of all ages. Adult rider tracks include a Road Course Track, a Figure-Eight Track, and a Hi-Bank Track. For young visitors, a Kiddy Kart Track offers safe driving experiences. All go-karting tracks are staffed by supervising attendants, and all karts are fully equipped with advanced driver safety features.
Two challenge-style 18-hole miniature golf courses are offered at the park, featuring a variety of footbridges, waterfalls, and other landscaped obstacles and atmospheric elements. Individual miniature golf tickets offer game play on both courses as part of each purchased ticket. The park’s Arcade facility offers more than 100 sport, skill, and video games, including Jurassic Park and Grand Piano Keys games, along with classic arcade favorites such as air hockey tables and skeeball. A card swipe system allows visitors to play games easily with reloadable arcade cards, and an e-ticket redemption system allows visitors to redeem game tickets for prizes at the arcade’s redemption center.
For young park visitors, a Kiddy Land outdoor playground is offered, featuring a variety of slides, fire poles, and crawling tunnels. Observation seating areas are offered for families, allowing for safe play for young playground participants. A concession stand at the park offers standard American fare such as pizza, hot dogs, corn dogs, and chicken strips, along with a variety of ice cream and candy-themed desserts. Value meal packs are available, along with a wide variety of beverages, including frozen ICEE drinks.
In addition to standard visitor admission, a variety of regular admission specials are offered at the park, including Free Play Fridays offering free arcade game play amounts with standard value admission band purchase. Birthday party packages are offered for young visitors wishing to celebrate their birthdays at the park, with all party packages offering 90 minute reservations within a private party room. Several party package tiers are offered, including packages offering unlimited attraction admission and reloadable arcade game cards with up to $10 of loaded game play. Standard party rooms seat up to 20 guests, though additional guests may be added to party packages. All party bookings must be made at least 18 hours in advance of desired party date to ensure party room availability.
A variety of family attractions are offered throughout the Pooler area, including Surf Lagoon Water Park, which operates from April through August and offers a variety of high, mild, and family thrill water rides. The city is the home of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, which commemorates the service and history of the Eighth Air Force unit of the United States Air Force and offers a variety of historic aircraft exhibits. Other area attractions include Tom Triplett Community Park and a Tanger Outlets factory outlet shopping center.
1040 US-80, Pooler, GA 31322, Phone: 912-330-9860
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