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National Parks / Natural World in MANSFIELD

The world has some incredible natural wonders, and luckily for you, Mansfield has some incredible places to visit with kids right on your doorstep….and you won’t want to forget your camera!

The national and state parks in and around Mansfield, Georgia offer an incredible variety of experiences for children.  Some parks protect a unique and diverse wilderness, teeming with wildlife which is always a thrill for kids!

Some parks protect incredible fascinating and significant historical sites, where the family can go back in time through American history…who says the learning as to stop on a family day out!

Even the city of Mansfield itself has smaller parks perfect for a quick trip into nature.  You don’t even need to leave the city to have that park experience - and kids LOVE them!

Shut those televisions off and put those computer games away….the great outdoors is calling and it’s calling YOU!

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  • High Falls State Park

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    (29 miles) Jackson

    Park visitors can enjoy the scenic waterfall on the Towaliga River and hike to the remaining grist mill foundation. A campground, picnic areas and canoe rental are also available. This pretty park in ...

  • Stone Mountain Park

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    (32 miles) Stone Mountain

    Located on 3,200 acres of natural beauty, Stone Mountain Park features a wide variety of fun family activities and things to do in the Atlanta, Georgia area. Amazing adventures await as you discover ...

  • Fort Yargo State Park

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    (32 miles) Winder

    Fort Yargo offers a fun camping, hiking and fishing experience. The park surrounds Marbury Creek Reservoir, a 260-acre lake with a swimming beach, fishing areas and boat ramps.

  • The Martin Luther King Jnr National Historic Site

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    (40 miles) Atlanta

    The Martin Luther King, Jr., National Historic Site includes a number of facilities that are operated in partnership with the National Park Service, Ebenezer Baptist Church and The King Center. ...

  • Ocmulgee National Monument

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    (47 miles) Macon

    Ocmulgee National Monument is a memorial to the relationship of people and natural resources in this corner of North America. We preserve a continuous record of human life in the Southeast from the ...

  • Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area

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    (47 miles) Atlanta

    Take a solitary walk to enjoy natures display, raft leisurely through the rocky shoals with friends, fish the misty waters as the sun comes up, or have a picnic on a Sunday afternoon. Experience your ...

  • Chattahoochee Nature Center

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    (50 miles) Roswell

    The Chattahoochee Nature Center is different each and every day - you never know what you will find out on the trails or what some of the resident animals will be doing. In addition to our trails ...

  • Watson Mill Bridge State Park

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    (51 miles) Comer

    Known as one of the most picturesque state parks in Georgia, Watson Mill Bridge contains the longest covered bridge in the state, spanning 229 feet across the South Fork River.

  • Kennesaw Mountain NBP

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    (58 miles) Kennesaw

    Monday, June 27, 1864, when some of the heaviest fighting of the Atlanta Campaign occurred here. Preserved are historic earthworks, cannon emplacements and monuments.

  • Black Forest Bear Park

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    (82 miles) Helen

    16 bears in individual habitats which you can view and feed from elevated boardwalks above the enclosures. Plus check out the reptiles and arachnids in GHC Exotics.

  • Sadlers Creek State Recreation Area

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    (82 miles) Anderson

    Great outdoor and wildlife recreation area in peaceful and tranquil surroundings

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  • Georgia Museum of Art

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    (36 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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    (41 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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    (41 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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    (42 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 ...

  • Museum of Arts and Sciences

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    (45 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 ...

  • Ty Cobb Museum

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    (64 miles) Royston

    Ty Cobb was one of the GREATEST baseball players ever to live. This became official in 1936 when he received 222 of 226 votes naming him the game's number one immortal and first inductee into the ...

  • Museum of Aviation

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    (64 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 ...

  • GRHOF Thunder Road Museum

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    (66 miles) Dawsonville

    The Georgia Racing Hall of Fame (GRHOF) officially re-opened August 2007. The museum, recognized by the state legislature as the official home of the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame, recognizes ...

  • Follow the Leaders Wax Museum

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    (70 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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    (70 miles) Warm Springs

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

  • Tellus Northwest Georgia Science Museum

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    (76 miles) Cartersville

    Tellus will occupy more than 120,000 square feet and feature galleries devoted to minerals, fossils, transportation technology, and hands-on science experiences. Tellus will also house the only fully ...

  • Yellow River Game Ranch

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    (30 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, ...

  • Bear Hollow Zoo

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    (35 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 ...

  • Zoo Atlanta

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    (40 miles) Atlanta

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

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