When you are in or around the Atlanta area, you have lots of travel choices, but DeKalb County is definitely your best and most sensible option. Not only are we home to one of Georgia’s most popular attractions, Stone Mountain Park, but we are also home to nine very diverse and exciting cities, including a portion of Atlanta. DeKalb County offers you access to Atlanta’s best attractions including the Georgia Aquarium, CNN Center, World of Coca-Cola, The King Center and more, all without having to encounter the stress or expense of a downtown location. We are located six miles from downtown Atlanta and convenient to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.
Stone Mountain Park welcomes over four million visitors each year as one of the Southeast’s most popular tourist attractions. It spans 3,200 acres of wildlife and contains attractions, events and festivals that appeal to all families, cultures and ages. You’ll see the carving on the mountain’s side and be amazed to discover how they created the sculpture that is bigger than even Mount Rushmore. The laser lawn is also transformed into a winter wonderland called Coca-Cola® Snow MountainSM during select days from November through January.
Other favorite attractions include: The Summit Skyride to the top of Stone Mountain, the Scenic Railroad, Scarlett O’Hara Paddlewheel Riverboat, The Antebellum Plantation & Farmyard, The Antique Car & Treasure Museum, Discovering Stone Mountain Museum at Memorial Hall, Ride the Ducks Adventure, camping, hiking, biking, canoeing, mini-golf, professional golf courses, the world’s largest lasershow, shopping, dining and more.
Fernbank Museum of Natural History is the exclusive home for the world’s largest dinosaurs, the Gigantosaurus and Argentinosaurus. The wonders don’t stop there. The South’s premiere natural history museum is also home to fascinating exhibits that allow you to explore the far corners of the world and defy your senses. The museum also offers a portal into uncharted territories through their IMAX® Theater.
DeKalb County is also home to the Southeast’s most extensive collection of ancient art can be found at the Michael C. Carlos Museum, home to DeKalb County’s oldest residents, the Egyptian mummies. The Museum is host to a number of unique permanent and special exhibitions displayed throughout the year.
The representation of so many nationalities, cultures and ethnicities makes DeKalb County a fascinating place to visit. We have Fortune 500 companies; small businesses; international arts, culture and cuisine; rare shopping opportunities; an interesting history and the nation’s second most affluent African-American population.