The Top 10 Things To Do And See In Emory, Atlanta

Sierra Brown

Emory, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is an area full of amazing things to do and see. Home to Emory University, the beautiful and spacious campus is just the tip of the iceberg. Emory’s attractions include shopping malls, parks, museums, and much more. This makes Emory a good place to visit when on vacation in Atlanta. The city offers things that will keep you busy from morning until night; we have compiled a list of the best things to do and see in the area.

Fernbank gallery

1. Fernbank Museum of Natural History


Fernbank Museum of Natural History has been in business since 1992 and is a museum that presents an exhibitions program about natural history that both entertains and educates the public. They strive to encourage a greater appreciation of the planet and its people. Fernbank Museum has a number of permanent and temporary exhibitions in its expansive space designed by Graham Gund Architects. This is the perfect place to spend the day with family and friends. You can enjoy the museum’s amazing features including a 123-foot long Argentinosaurus, the largest dinosaur ever classified.

Price: Budget

Opening hours: M-S 10am-5pm & S 12pm-5pm

Watch out for: Fernbank’s IMAX Theatre

2. Stone Mountain Park

Park, Natural Feature

Carving of soldiers on Stone Mountain
Jim Bowen/Flickr
Stone Mountain Park is the perfect destination to spend the day with the entire family. It’s located on 3,200 acres of beautyful land and features a wide variety of fun activities. There are interactive children’s attractions and plenty of fun annual events such as Spring FUN Break, Summer at the Rock, and Yellow Daisy Festival. Stone Mountain has activities suitable for people of all ages such as trekking through the treetops on SkyHike, skyriding to the top of the mountain, and riding a scenic train around the mountain.

Price: Budget

Opening hours: M-S 10am-5pm

Watch out for: the fantastic fireworks finale

3. High Museum of Art


High Museum of Art is the leading arts museum in the South East of the US. The museum is full of renowned collections of classic and contemporary art presented in a setting of award-winning architectural design by Richard Meier and Renzo Piano. It features more than 15,000 works of art, an anthology of 19th- and 20th-century art, European paintings, collections of African American art, photography and more. This museum is also dedicated to supporting and collecting works by Southern artists. Put High Museum of Art on your list of things to see in Atlanta and enjoy a top-quality art experience.

Price: Budget

Opening hours: M-T 10am-5pm, F 10am-9pm, S 10am-5pm, S 12pm-5pm

Watch out for: the Works on Paper Study Room

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