Atlanta Field Trip Ideas

Atlanta Field Trip Ideas
Whether you live in Atlanta or are planning a trip to Georgia's state capital, you'll find that it is a city rich in history and diversity. The most difficult part of planning your trip will be deciding on a theme: cultural, historical, educational or just plain enjoying the outdoors in one of the city's several green areas. Cap off your field trip by doing a bit of shopping, fine dining or attending a professional or college sports event.

Centennial Olympic Park

Built to give residents and visitors a gathering place during the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta, Centennial Olympic Park attracts approximately three million visitors annually. Free events including the Wednesday Wind Down concert series, the Fourth of July Celebration and Fourth Saturday Family Fun Days in addition to festivals and fundraisers hosted by the park make this destination worth a field trip.
265 Park Avenue West, NW
Atlanta, GA 30313
Phone: (404) 223-4412

Piedmont Park

If playgrounds, public tennis courts, baseball, soccer and football fields are not enough of a reason to visit Piedmont Park, maybe the enclosed off leash dog park will entice you. Bikers, pedestrians and rollerbladers know the sidewalks of Piedmont Park as part of the PATH trails that include the South Decatur Trolley Trail, the Westside Trail and the Chastain Park Trail. Hours are from 6 a.m. until 11 p.m. Piedmont Park runs along 10th Street and Piedmont Avenue in midtown Atlanta.
Piedmont Park Conservancy
400 Park Drive NE
Atlanta, GA
Phone: (404) 875-7275 (PARK)

Atlanta Cyclorama

Home to the world's largest oil painting--The Battle of Atlanta--the Atlanta Cyclorama and Civil War Museum takes you back in history. The 3-D effect provided by the diorama in front of and blending with the panorama immerses you in the middle of the July 22, 1864 battle.
The steam locomotive Texas, part of the Great Locomotive Chase of 1862 is on display, rounding out the authentic Civil War artifacts of the museum.
800-C Cherokee Avenue, SE
Atlanta, GA 30315
Phone: (404) 658-7625

Stone Mountain Park

Atlanta's Stone Mountain Park provides a wide variety of activities for the whole family. Attractions range from the Summit Skyride, Scenic Railroad, Ride the Ducks, the Camp Highland Outpost, The Big Thinkers Science Show, Leaping Livestock and an assortment of other adventures. Because of the vast list of attractions, visit the Stone Mountain Park website before your field trip to plan your activities.
Highway 78 East
PO Box 778
Stone Mountain, GA 30086
Phone: (770) 498-5600

Underground Atlanta

Atlanta's rich history can be explored at Underground Atlanta. The guided history tour, "From Civil War to Civil Rights," explains life in Atlanta in the 1800s and are conducted Friday through Sunday. Check the website for time and cost. Souvenir shopping, fortune telling, caricature artists and dining will round out the field trip.
50 Upper Alabama Street
Suite 007
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Phone: (404) 523-2311

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Nice easy flat trail that leads to beautiful red rocks.
Stunning hike but extremely steep and tiring! Bring plenty of water.