Lilburn is a city in Gwinnett County, Georgia, United States. The population was 11,596 at the 2010 census. The estimated population was 12,655 in 2015. It is a developed suburb of Atlanta and a part of the Atlanta metropolitan area.
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4.5 based on 923 reviews
A huge carving of three Confederate heroes, Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis, on the face of the mountain.
This is an amazing mural. This was a treat on our trip. If you are a history buff it’s a must see. Love it!!
4.5 based on 136 reviews
Open to one and all, the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir was inaugurated in August of 2007 after only 17 months of construction time utilizing 1.3 Million volunteer hours. The Mandir is comprised of 3 types of stone (Turkish Limestone, Italian marble, and Indian pink sandstone). More than 34,000 individual pieces were carved by hand in India, shipped to the USA and assembled in Lilburn like a giant 3-D puzzle.
I recently got to visit the gorgeous, elegant Hindu temple again. It's that wonderful not to show visitors, especially those into Bollywood. We wanted to wear sarees, start striking a pose, and take pictures.
I've been going since it first opened in 2007. I got to see just land in Lilburn behind Walgreens, across the street from Publix turn it into one of the most gorgeous temples ever. Many volunteers made this possible.
A lot of people do not realize that you do *not* have to be Indian or even Hindu to enter. Just visit, with an open heart and mind. Yes, it's gated but the guard will just ask for your name and let you through. Simple as that. You would think something so gorgeous, you would have to pay a fee. Every now and then, when the temple host a 5k, they will ask for a donation but you don't have to give but I donate during that time.
Another thing, during Diwali (Hindu Festival of Lights), usually in late October to early November, there's a huge Diwali festival with fireworks. It's jam packed with police officers directing traffic. Many visitors will park as far as Bryson Park to catch the charter bus to attend this festival. If you haven't passed the temple at night, you will miss all the different colors that flashes, you'll see the temple turn red to blue to purple to yellow, you name it. Just so gorgeous. Makes me want a DSLR just to capture these moments. My regular digi and phone don't do justice.
You can go inside the Mandir! Yes, there's more to the exterior beauty, you see the inner beauty. Before going in, you must take off your shoes. There are slotted shelves for you to store away your shoes. There's even a sink to wash your hands. In the summertime, if you're dress in skimpy outfits (really short shorts, cleavage, lots of skin), you will be asked to cover up. No worries, a blanket or cloth will be provided. Yes, I was one of those :/
Do visit when sacred shrines are open! You get to see what really goes on, When you don't, the shrines are closed and locked. You won't see the prayers, especially with some of the men doing a certain prayer bow (looks almost like a form of exercise). There are donation boxes at each of the shrines if you want to donate. I've donated a few times to Rama & Shiva (popular & famous couple of Hinduism), Ganesh (elephant god), & Hanuman (monkey god), only cause I've seen them in Bollywood movies. Don't judge.
The only downfall is that you cannot take pictures inside the temple. There is a point where you cannot step beyond to take pictures too. Even though I sadly wish I could, I respect and understand.
There's a gift shop where you can visit. Indian snacks are also available for sale. If you are really hungry, go across the temple, still in the gated area, to Baps Shayona to grab some appetizers. I love their samosas and pistachio ice cream.
Another tidbit I learn about the temple is that it's Gujarati. If you're not into the Indian culture like I am, it probably doesn't mean anything to you but to me, it did. There are also classes to learn how to speak and write Gujarati.
Yeh Mere India. I love this place. I feel so serene when I come here and always take visitors and never have anyone been disappointed.
BTW, it's FREE. No admission prices. If you would like, you can donate inside the temple.
4.5 based on 250 reviews
I attended for a gymnastics meet. The facility is nice enough, but the layout is confusing. All drives close to the entrance were blocked off, so there is no convenient way to drop off passengers (or pick them up) close to the building or out of the weather. Lots of convenient bathrooms; one elevator for the whole facility, so more walking. No concessions offered for my event, so I don't have a handle on that.
4.5 based on 149 reviews
Walk down any isle and be amazed. An enormous meat department with cuts that you don't see in regular stores, I thing wholesale purchasing is available. A great Eastern European section and a cheese are almost as large as Dekalb Farmers Market. And (the best) you can have a meal there, try any of the steam-table dishes from a variety of cuisines and a good price. We go often and leave with a full grocery basket.
5 based on 111 reviews
Our ultimate goal is to cultivate a unique and memorable experience full of puzzles, riddles and clues while bringing people together for an adrenaline-pumping adventure.
My family has been to at least 4 Escape rooms, and in different states. Comparing to other escape rooms, this is on the lower end of the list. The prior escape room I went to had two rooms to look for clues, which made it more challenging and we were able to use a walkie-talkie's. This place also has a 45 minute maximum in the room which under their FAQ on their website it says an hour. All the other places we have been to are an hour. I DID NOT like this at all. One of the hints wasn't helpful because we didn't have one of the items it said we should have and they put what you need on a TV screen, not talking in person. They can hear you though. Once they heard your frustration, they typed on the screen what you need to do. The music that was playing on the TV was very loud and we also had a hard time thinking. Some of the numbers were hard to read on the items (like they had been worn off a bit). With all the escape rooms popping up around the Atlanta area, I would definitely seek out others. It is easy to get to off the interstate though.
3.5 based on 179 reviews
A 24-acre animal preserve with a wide variety of local species.
I took my nephew to the Yellow River Game Ranch on a July morning before it got too hot. The admission fee is more than reasonable and they have crackers, carrots, apples, etc. for purchase to feed the animals for a reasonable price. The animals we saw seemed hungry and were eager for attention. The bears, deer, goats, alpacas, sheep and bison were cool to see up close. Sadly, there were several exhibits overgrown, abandoned and in need of TLC. A few of the exhibits had spoiled food out for the animals. The rabbit enclosure had only one rabbit and there was an abundance of chickens, roosters and peacocks, if that's your thing. Bring bug spray! We were eaten alive by mosquitoes and gnats in the hour we were there. I wish they would invest in some upgrades to the park for future generations to enjoy. The whole place needs a facelift, from repaying the walkway to painting and cleaning up the animal exhibits. We enjoyed it for what it was, but it has potential to be so much better with some reinvestment and marketing.
4.5 based on 73 reviews
We are within walking distance to The Forum. This shopping center has been very popular since it was built. The Forum is like a Swiss village street. There are many shops to keep the shopper busy for several hours and a good number of restaurants offering all levels and types of food. Our favorite store is the Belk department store. We enjoy several mexican, italian, and american restaurants. Parking is right in front of the stores and there is music speakers along the walkways.
4.5 based on 195 reviews
My family really enjoyed the skylift! They loved getting to walk out and enjoy the view from so high up. Their are snacks and a gift shop at the top too!
4.5 based on 3 reviews
Stone Mountain Park is Georgia's most visited attraction, drawing nearly 4 million guests each year. With over 3,200 acres of natural beauty, the Park is a unique and fun destination where families and friends can enjoy the outdoors together, while experiencing an exciting variety of attractions, entertainment and recreation. It's home to the worlds largest LaserShow Spectacular, tons of attractions, two championship golf courses, a campground and two Mariott hotels.
We enjoyed it. It was a very clean park with enough activities to keep the kids busy all day. Food inside was expensive so you may want to pack your own.
4.5 based on 83 reviews
This was our third trip to Netherworld in Norcross. Next year it is moving to Stone Mountain. The themes this year were outstanding. The scares start in the parking lot with costumed workers chasing people around. Get the speed pass as it gets you in immediately. Otherwise the lines are about 2 hours long. They made a change in the smaller haunted house this year. There is a "foam room" that in prior years was inside the house and you had the option to go through it or not. We went through it last year and then our pants were soaked all night afterwards. This year, they have taken the foam room completely outside the haunted house and you can just walk through it if you choose.
Netherworld is definitely a great experience.
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