4 based on 15 reviews
Sparkles Family Fun Centers have been the leaders in Family Entertainment in the Atlanta area since 1959. Our motto of Clean, Fun, Friendly and Safe family entertainment has been the mission statement of our business for 50 years! We have a two level 3D black light laser tag arena, arcade, large skate floor, cafe with fresh eats, free wireless internet, and a large, indoor, multilevel, playground.
We took the kids skating here and had a great time. They had a good mix of different types of music (pop, dance, r&b, old school, rock, etc.). They offer some pretty good deals on the skate rental and admission for kids & adults. Be sure to check out the calendar on their website for different weekly deals. We didn't play laser tag there yet. The skating rink, however, does not have rails (for beginners). But I saw the timid skaters using the center of the rink with no problems. Some of the staff were polite and professional. Others were less than... We still had fun, so we would return.
5 based on 20 reviews
This is an outstanding park. Finally the county is getting around to fixing the softball fields, but I digress. I also was an assistant coach for a 14 and under girls softball team. 1st place, but who's interested. Anyway, come explore the trails and the beautiful lake.
4.5 based on 44 reviews
Pickett's Mill isn't included in a discussion of the great battles of the Civil War with Gettysburg or Vicksburg or Antietam or Shiloh or Chancellorsville. But it remains one of the best preserved battlefields in the nation. Located at 4432 Mount Tabor Church Road in Dallas, Georgia, is is part of Union General William T. Sherman's Atlanta campaign. Visitors to the 765-acre site can travel roads used by Union and Confederate troops, see earthworks constructed by both armies, walk through the same ravine where hundreds were killed and visit an authentic 1800s pioneer cabin. The park's visitor center offers exhibits and a film about the battle. The Battle of Pickett's Mill took place on May 27, 1864, as the Union Army tried to advance on Atlanta. Author Ambrose Bierce, who served as a topographical engineer in the Union Army, wrote a short story "The Crime at Pickett's Mill" that reported the battle took about 45 minutes, that the total loss was 1,400 men and half were killed and wounded in his brigade in only 30 minutes of fighting. To reach Pickett's Mill, take I-20 to exit 44. Turn onto Thornton Road or Highway 276. Follow Highway 276 West for 10 miles. Turn right onto Highway 92. Travel North for six miles and look for brown Pickett Mill signs as you continue. Turn left onto Due West Road, continue two miles and turn right onto Mount Tabor Church Road. Pickett's Mill is on the right. The site was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.
4.5 based on 208 reviews
I visited the park in order to see the ruins of the New Manchester Factory. Life in New Manchester, now encompassed by Sweetwater State Park, centered around a huge 5-story textile mill. The mill was powered by a headrace channel diverted from Sweetwater Creek.
It was in full production on July 9th of 1864 when US soldiers forced their way into the factory and set the building ablaze. After being detained in Kentucky, the factory workers were set free North of the Ohio River as long as they swore allegiance to the Union and promised not to return to Georgia.
New Manchester did not survive the loss of its employment base and majority of its population, but the 5-story brick walls of the factory still tower above the creek.
This weekend the park celebrated New Manchester days with historic demonstrations and reenactments.
4.5 based on 198 reviews
Swift-Cantrell Park serves as one of the premier recreation, relaxation and central gathering places for area residents. Park hours of operation are from 7 am to 10 pm. At 42 acres, the City's largest community park features: two age appropriate playgrounds, a dog park, a skate park, a splash pad, three picnic pavilions, three restroom buildings, a one mile perimeter asphalt trail, a half-mile inner-loop ashpalt trail, shade structures, acres of open turf for passive recreation, drinking fountains and restrooms.
My daughter is a cross country runner and this park offers a great place to practice. It is in a great location and we feel safe with her running there. Great place for families to enjoy!
4.5 based on 856 reviews
Colorful gardens and park in Marietta. Perfect for picnic lunches in the summer.
The first time I visited Marietta Square was in October 2017 and it was just great! Lots of nice shops and funky restaurants. My wife and I visited again last week (March 2018) and, well, we were surprised. First, most places don't open until 10am or later. Second, they seem to have ripped out a lot of trees and are remodelling the side walk along one whole side of the square - its a big building site. Also we noticed that a few of the shops that were there last year have closed down and are empty. So, all in all, a bit disappointing to what it was. Hopefully by Summer 2018 it will look a lot better - but in March 2018 it was, like, eh... meh.
3.5 based on 10 reviews
This course is located in Hiram GA. We originally wanted to play The Frog which was in Villa Rica but they had a tournament that day and did not have any available tee times until late I the day. When we arrived, Thursday around noon, the parking lot was half full and seemed to be lots of folks on the driving range so we thought we might have some difficulty walking on without tee times. But it turned out to not be a problem and we got signed in and out on the course right away. The course was busy but the pace moved well. It is a fairly tight course though and if you don't keep the ball in the fairway you will lose a number of balls. The course does not return to the clubhouse after the 9th hole but after playing the 10th hole you are close enough to hop over to the clubhouse. The 18th hole is a par 5 with an island green and you have to be careful with your second shot as one can reach the water with the second shot if not careful.
4 based on 34 reviews
Stopped in here on way home, as they used to have a killer burger and fries, along with a good cold beer. This time the burger was overcooked, and small, and the fries were small portion, and tasteless....9,95...only thing good was the beer. Even the service was poor and only two people were at the tables. Will never return. It's a shame. They were wonderful several years ago.
4 based on 33 reviews
Escape Woods is the ultimate escape experience blending the global popularity of escape rooms with complex mazes... all in the woods. Our game designers have over 30 years of combined experience in the movie industry and creating mazes. We have designed challenging and fun experiences that will test your ability to solve puzzles, unlock doors, and work with a team in a race against the clock.
We did the Hillbilly Hell. We were told to arrive by 9:30. Once there and checked in however, they told us our adventure would not start until 10, giving everyone enough time to go to the restroom, get there in time, etc. They didn't actually take us back there until 10:10.
While waiting, an employee who appeared to be in charge, came out and was chatting with the various groups of people excited to experience Hillbilly Hell. His language was not the cleanest (at least one F bomb was dropped), nor was he professional. He began explaining the rules and expectations and turned to another employee asking her if he forgot anything. She stuttered over her words, and before she could get out what she was trying to say, he proceeded to make fun of her and suggested she had Special Needs while doing a motion with his hands. I was absolutely appalled by that behavior. Even if someone is a playing a part, under no circumstances is that okay.
Finally we were taken to where the game began. The actors did a great impression of what one would imagine a hillbilly would sound like. It started off lighthearted and funny, until we got to this certain character. He began cracking dirty jokes, and trying to keep it light hearted, most everyone in our group laughed. But it didn't stop there. This man was downright vulgar. He dropped his overalls exposing his rear in one scene. He made some extremely inappropriate comments as well. If would be different if it added to the show or character, but sadly it didn't. It made me extremely uncomfortable. He appeared to be having the same effect on several other people in our group as well.
When doing an escape room adventure, the people you are paired with can really make or break your experience. We were in a group of 14 people. That is too large of a number. One light was given out to the entire group in an extremely dark setting in the woods. The man who had the light would go off and look for clues on his own, leaving everyone else to fend for themselves. The actors stated several times (while trying to stay in character), that we needed to all stick together and the clues would be easier to work through. This guy did not seem to care. At this point, several people in our group were very frustrated, one even making the comment that she was ready to leave.
The concept of this outdoor adventure was great, however I don't think it was executed very well. While the actors stayed in character the whole time, we weren't given very clear instructions on what to do, where to go etc. Several times we all were just standing around not knowing what we were doing.
Based on the unprofessionalism by the first employee, to the vulgarness of one of the characters, to the unorganized execution of the adventure itself, I would NOT recommend this place to anyone.
4.5 based on 11 reviews
Great products (Ukuleles, cases, strings, etc.), outstanding customer service and a really fun place to visit. Owners Mike and Donna are very knowledgeable about the Ukuleles they sell and are more than willing to take the time to make sure the customer gets a fine...MoreThank you, Bry! We love what we do and we try to let that show with every visitor!
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