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Historical Attractions in HARDWICK

You’ve heard the saying “History can be fun”…well, we think history IS fun (especially in Hardwick, Georgia!)

Hardwick is filled with history, and what better way to learn about it with children than to experience the many places to visit in this The Peach State city that can actually take you back in time!

Historical attractions come in all shapes and sizes. There are landmarks where iconic events happened. There are homes of historic figures filled with treasures and artifacts from their amazing lives. There are historic buildings whose walls are filled with stories from Hardwick’s past. 

The best way for kids to learn about history, is to actually visit the places where history happened. It makes sense! Kids can use their imagination as they read and hear all about events, people and places, and feel like they have gone back in time.

There are plenty of things to do with kids in Hardwick when it comes to history, so what are we waiting for - let’s GO! 

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  • Andersonville National Historic Site

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    (80 miles) Andersonville

    Explore the stories of POW's in this eye opening and historic attraction in Georgia - Camp Sumter military prison.

  • Fernbank Science Center

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    (80 miles) Atlanta

    Fernbank Science Center offers hands-on science activities for kids.The exhibit hall presents numerous displays which deal with a whole array of scientific concepts. The theme for the entire exhibit ...

  • Atlanta Preservation Centre

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    (81 miles) Atlanta

    The Atlanta Preservation Center is the agency for coordination, knowledge, research and advocacy for preservation in the city.

  • Magaret Mitchell House

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    (86 miles) Atlanta

    Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and operated by the Atlanta History Center, the Margaret Mitchell House is a turn-of-the century, three-story, Tudor Revival building where Margaret ...

  • Roosevelts Little White House

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    (86 miles) Warm Springs

    The Little White House, in the Warm Springs Historic District in Warm Springs, Georgia, was Franklin Delano Roosevelt's personal retreat. He first came to Warm Springs for treatment of his paralytic ...

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  • Museum of Arts and Sciences

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    (31 miles) Macon

    A visit to the Museum of Arts and Sciences is like a trip around the world! Where else can you see works of fine art, observe animals that live in tropical forests, study the culture of different ...

  • Museum of Aviation

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    (39 miles) Warner Robins

    51 acres of over 90 real life aircraft, as well as hundreds of aviation exhibits, as well as a fascinating museum for those aviation loving kids to explore and learn from. A flying start for your ...

  • Georgia Museum of Art

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    (61 miles) Athens

    With free admission, this Museum of Art is a great place for the family to enjoy a cultural and artistic day out in Georgia! With kids activities and hands-on exhibits, it's a fun way to spend the ...

  • The APEX Museum

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    (82 miles) Atlanta

    Visit the Yates and Milton Drug Store, one of Atlanta's first Black owned businesses. Listen to the stories of early African American pioneers in Atlanta and learn all about the powerful Black ...

  • The World of Coca Cola

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    (83 miles) Atlanta

    A multi media attraction charting the history of the drink from every angle, including 4D theatre production and Pop Culture Gallery.

  • High Museum of Art

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    (83 miles) Atlanta

    From a stately home on Peachtree Street to its current award-winning buildings in a spectacular setting, the Museum become the leading art museum in the Southeastern United States with its renowned ...

  • Follow the Leaders Wax Museum

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    (85 miles) Warm Springs

    Offer a collection of high quality wax figures portraying famous folk, including rare and unique creations by a world renowned artist.

  • Art In Motion Vintage Motorcycle Museum

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    (85 miles) Warm Springs

    A treat for enthusiasts with over 40 sympathetically restored classics on display.

  • Bear Hollow Zoo

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    (60 miles) Athens

    A well kept and popular place for families to come and see Georgia’s native wildlife including many varieties of bears, deer, possums, turtles, otters, hawks, eagles and bobcats. They have a See ...

  • Yellow River Game Ranch

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    (73 miles) Lilburn

    You will have the animals eating out of your hand-- literally! This wonderful game ranch has 24 wooded acres with over 600 animals and birds that families can get right up close to. From buffalo, ...

  • Zoo Atlanta

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    (81 miles) Atlanta

    Animal keeper talks, training demonstrations, fun shows, animal encounters and more!

  • Georgia Aquarium

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    (83 miles) Atlanta

    With more than 8 million gallons of fresh and marine water and more aquatic life than found in any other aquarium, you are sure to see things you’ve never seen before! One of the many fun family ...

  • Wild Animal Safari

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    (99 miles) Pine Mountain

    Visitors can ride through the park, observe, take pictures and feed the animals from their car,one of the Zebra Vans or the guided tour bus (seasonal). Hundreds of exotic animals - a true worldwide ...

  • Six Flags Over Georgia

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    (91 miles) Austell

    Gravity-defying thrill rides, family pleasers and kiddie rides - all come together to give families a super fun day out at Six Flags Georgia!

  • High Falls Water Park

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    (47 miles) Jackson

    Offers a family pool with 2 water slides plus an interactive kids' area featuring a Pirate Ship with another slide and a giant squirty mushroom.

  • Six Flags White Water

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    (97 miles) Marietta

    Dive into a Travel Channel Top 10 Water Park. With 50 amazing attractions, there's so much to do here. Enjoy Cliffhanger's 90-foot free-fall, the turbulent Tornado, and great family areas, like the ...

  • CNN Studio Tour

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    (83 miles) Atlanta

    Fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the CNN studios, where kids can learn all about how television is made! CNN Studios also give an insight into the history of CNN.

  • Joyful Events Fishing Trips and Beach Outings

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    (94 miles) Atlanta Newnan

    All inclusive deep sea fishing trips, beach outings, bottom fishing and more, with welcoming staff and accessible facilities.

  • Hoppy Feet Fun Center

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    (66 miles) Grovetown

    We are Augusta, GA's newest indoor fun center specializing in private parties and open jump! We also offer many inflatables for backyard parties, church, or school events.

  • Imagine It The Childrens Museum of Atlanta

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    (83 miles) Atlanta

    Hands on learning for all ages with experiments, interactive discoveries and multi media exhibits set over 4 permanent exhibit spaces plus travelling and seasonal galleries.

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