Just a mere 30 minutes south of Atlanta is McDonough. This town is an all-season town that offers both charm and energy. In the warmer months, the town is decked out in Geraniums. The historic town square is the heart of the downtown core and the backdrop for a variety of entertainment venues and festivals that are held throughout the year. With a rich past steeped in history, you’re sure to appreciate the stories that stand behind this town as you stroll the sidewalks that navigate you through the core of the downtown area.
Choose a map at the Welcome Center and enjoy a spooky tour of the Haunted History of McDonough Georgia. The Broadway area offers Henry Players. These guys perform and offer a lot of Henry County artists at the various local galleries or you can enjoy the music from the various venues in and around town. There are many great unique storefronts that are historic as well as smaller retailers. You’ll appreciate global cuisine of a 50’s style diner in McDonough as well. Regardless, it’s an easy day trip or an ideal weekend getaway. It truly is a town for all seasons.
Some of the attractions and activities in McDonough, Georgia include:
Alexander Park is a 12.5-acre park that offers two different picnic pavilions. It also offer an amphitheater and a concession stand. For the kids, there is a playground and there are four lighted softball fields as well as a paved jobbing/walking track.
At the Heritage Park Veterans Museum, there is a treasure trove of all sorts of vehicles and military artifacts from World War I to current. Each and every item tells its own story inside of the iconic red barn. There are uniforms as well as other equipment and supplies, some dating back to the World War I era. There are also rations, and more to give you a true sense of what life as a soldier was really like back during this era. With a diorama that depicts a very realistic scene and staffed by none other than combat veteran volunteers, you’re sure to appreciate that admission here is free (although you’re very welcome to give a donation). Just a stone’s throw from the wall of Honor for Veterans, this 80-foot granite monument depicts battle scenes and famous quotes to honor the brave and fallen soldiers as well as the sacrifices of our veterans.
On the Industrial Parkway Avalon includes 26,000 open feet of an open-air pavilion. There are 85 X 150 feet of in-line hockey and there are also four football fields (all lighted) as well as a press box, and concession stands as well as dressing areas for players.
Here, you’ll see a 330-acre working farm in the McDonough Georgia area. Specializing in homegrown family fun, there is plenty of fresh produce and a lot of great wholesome memories. Bring the family and enjoy a day at the farm.
Don’t forget the fun of picking your own strawberries in the spring, your own blackberries in the summer and of course, everyone’s favorite, pumpkins in the fall. You can visit the educational dairy barn and the barnyard where you’ll see the various animals. Enjoy the pumpkin patch and a cornfield maze as well as pig races, a hayride, and the kiddie corral. There is even more once you’re here so be sure to stop in.
The Georgian Gallery is in the historic square of the McDonough area. With Georgian Gallery Custom Framing, there are many great art and interiors that share space within the Image Doctor Photo Restoration. You can celebrate antiques and history here.
Here you’ll enjoy the Sandy Ridge BMX track. This premier racing facility has been sanctioned by the USABMX Association. Featuring 50 feet of a starting hill and three paved high-bank turns, that are all connected via 80 feet of whoops, jumps, step-ups, and rollers. Available to anyone when there is no racing going on, a helmet is required.
At the Performing Arts Center, you can enjoy the performing arts as well as meeting spaces for 50 schools in the area. There are a variety of non-profit and civic organizations that meet here. Typically, it holds up to 60,000 persons per attendance. Featuring a 710 seat proscenium theater as well as dressing areas, orchestra pit, galleries, and lobby space.