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Center for Puppetry Arts

1404 Spring Street, Atlanta, GA, 30309

404-873-3391

The internationally renowned Center for Puppetry Arts stages magical shows for all ages, from adults-only experimental shows to family favorites.

Website: http://www.puppet.org

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DragonCon

Downtown Atlanta, Atlanta, GA, 30303

Every parade has bands and politicians, but this Labor Day extravaganza has bagpipers in steampunk gear and ruling-class representatives from Doctor Who and Game of Thrones.

Website: http://dragoncon.org/

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Jimmy Carter Library and Museum

441 Freedom Parkway, Atlanta, GA, 30307

404-865-7100

With its splashy new interactive exhibits, sold-out lectures, traveling shows, and presidential artifacts such as the Nobel Prize, this museum is a local treasure.

Website: http://www.jimmycarterlibrary.gov

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Legoland Discovery Center

3500 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA, 30326

404-848-9452

Phipps Plaza is home to this indoor playground, a creative 35,000-square-foot space—one of only three so far in the U.S.

Website: http://www.legolanddiscoverycenter.com/default-locations.aspx

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Museum of Design Atlanta

1315 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA, 30309

404-979-6455

With its March 2011 move to Midtown, MODA upped its game to create a twenty-first-century venue—as much social hub as design nexus.

Website: http://www.museumofdesign.org/

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Stone Mountain Park

1000 Robert E. Lee Drive, Stone Mountain, GA, 30083

770-498-5690

The verdant vista from atop Stone Mountain (just a 1.3-mile climb) enables hikers to forget the crazy traffic bustling under the treetops.

Website: http://www.stonemountainpark.com

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The Goat Farm Arts Center

1200 Foster Street, Atlanta, GA, 30318

A twelve-acre visual and performing arts studio nestled among the ruins of an old cotton gin factory.

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