Entertainment: 101+ Free Things to do in Atlanta

Published by: Debra Green on Tuesday April 18th, 2017

Debra Green

101+ Free Things to do in Atlanta

101+ Free Things to do in Atlanta

Atlanta is a great town to get out and explore, especially when you can find free things to do! Sue Rodman from 365 Atlanta Family shared with us some items from her new eBook 101+ Free Things to do in Atlanta. Here are a few of things you can expect to find in the book.



Check Out a Georgia State Park Pass from the Library. Use your public library card and check out a Georgia State "ParkPass" and Historic Site Pass—much like checking out a book.

The ParkPass exempts you from paying the daily $5 parking fee at state parks like one of my favorites Sweetwater Creek, and the Historic Sites Family Pass exempts up to 4 visitors from admission fees to state historic sites operated by Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites. Plan ahead because supplies are limited.


See Animals at the Noah’s Ark Animals Sanctuary. Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary is a free zoo in Henry County. All the animals that come here have a story behind them. The sanctuary provides wildlife rehabilitation and if they can't return to the wild, they find a forever home at Noah's Ark. You can see our friend Baloo there - A sweet brown bear whose best friend is a lion.

365 Atlanta Family is donating 10% off book proceeds through June 1 to Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary.

Stargazing is easy, and free in Atlanta. There are four observatories that allow guests to view the stars through high-powered telescopes and learn about the night sky from professionals. Fernbank Science Center on Henton Dr. is one of them. Every Thursday and Friday at 9 pm (weather permitting), view the sky with the aid of a professional astronomer through the largest telescope in the southeast. It’s free.


Visit the Wild West. The Wild West is on view near Atlanta at the Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville. A world-class museum for the Western Art lover, it also offers an indoor playground for children called Sagebrush Ranch. Ride a moving stagecoach, dress up like a real cowboy and make dinner in the chuck wagon. The eBook tells you how to go for free.


Play in a Helicopter. South of the city at the Army Aviation Heritage Foundation hanger, you can see and climb aboard authentic aircraft that were used in the Vietnam era, plus hear from the pilots – some who flew similar aircraft.  


Get Some Money to Burn. Every wonder where your money comes from? At the Federal Reserve Museum in Midtown get a look inside the cash processing system where millions of dollars are counted, sorted, or shredded daily. Leave the museum with your own bag of shredded bills. My boys love to throw them in the fire and watch money burn.


Explore Alternative Modes of Transportation. A timely exhibit for Atlanta right now is at the Children’s Museum of Atlanta. From Here to There is about exploring alternatives modes of transportation. Go to the Children’s Museum for free on Target Free Tuesdays, which is the second Tuesday of every month from 1-6 pm.


Looking for more FREE things to do in Atlanta? Download Sue’s eBook 101+ Free Things to do in Atlanta. You’ll pay for it in one outing. Each entry includes the address and phone number, as well as a link to the website and in many cases additional information to plan your trip. Download your copy here.