1. Instagram Photo Shoot around Johns Creek– Visit the brightly colored mural in the pedestrian tunnel and the interactive mural at Newtown Park and post photos on social media that will get your friends talking! The lights at night in the tunnel make great photos with friends! Be sure to tag #visitjohnscreek and you might be featured on the Johns Creek Convention and Visitors Bureau social media accounts!
The Johns Creek Tunnel is a 130′ mural that wraps inside a pedestrian underpass in Johns Creek, Georgia. The mural was designed by internationally esteemed artist, Hanif Kureshi, from New Delhi, India & is Kureshi’s first work ever completed in the US. The mural is located beneath Medlock Bridge Rd/SR 141, just south of the intersection of McGinnis Ferry Rd. Though a bit hidden, it is accessible across from Hampton Inn Johns Creek and Hilton Garden Inn Johns Creek, in Panera Bread Parking lot
This mural at Newtown Park, on the concession stand building is titled, “Everyone Has a Seat at the Creek”. It is a customized unique piece that represents aspects of Johns Creek and Georgia, along with celebrating the city’s richness in diversity and promoting inclusiveness in a fun and whimsical way. The mural was created by inspiring international street artist Kelsey Montague behind the #WHATLIFTSYOU movement.
Each chair has a special meaning: one celebrates the six bridges that can be found in Johns Creek. Another celebrates Georgia as the “Peach State”. The tallest chair depicts Johns Creek’s diversity with nearly fifty different languages spoken in Johns Creek, as well as the amazing parks we all enjoy. The great schools that have brought many to live in Johns Creek is hailed in the fourth chair, and the shortest chair represents our global community spreading love. This chair is noticeably smaller to allow for those in wheelchairs to be included in the art.
2. Veterans Memorial Walk at Newtown Park
The Veterans Memorial Walk at Newtown Park stands as a symbol of remembrance and respect for all the men and women who have served in the United States Armed Services. The four-acre memorial features a hardscaped trail, circling a peaceful fountain, sponsored granite benches, a grand entrance plaza, and wooden gazebo. Along the trail, black granite monuments pay homage to each conflict, beginning with WWI and include special monuments for Purple Heart Recipients, POW/MIAs, and Women in Service. The Memorial Walk is sponsored by the Johns Creek Veterans Association and the organization works to ensure the entire memorial is constructed using donations.
3. The Wall That Heals at Newton Park
Johns Creek is the permanent home for the recently retired The Wall That Heals, Vietnam Veterans Memorial replica. The Wall That Heals, a 250-foot replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC, honors the more than three million Americans who served in the U.S. Armed forces in Vietnam during the Vietnam War.
4. Newtown Dream Dog Park, one of the top dog parks in the country, is located inside Newtown Park toward the front entrance. It is a fenced one-acre area featuring artificial turf, sprinklers for dogs to play in, obstacles to play on, plus water fountains for people and pets. It offers separate areas for large and small dogs, along with benches, shelters, and shade trees.
5. The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (a National Park) is spread over a 48-mile section of the Chattahoochee River. It consists of 16 different areas or units beginning below Lake Lanier dam in Forsyth County and ending at Peachtree Creek in metro Atlanta. The river is accessible from five locations in or near Johns Creek.
6. Visit our very own Craft Brewery, Six Bridges Brewing
Six Bridges Brewery is named for the six bridges that once crossed the Chattahoochee in Johns Creek and is ready to welcome you and your friends. Their taproom features 16 different taps of the freshest beer you can drink, two huge screens to watch your favorite sports, board games, high top tables, and an outdoor beer garden with shaded picnic tables. Production facility tours are a must, available on Thursdays and Sundays. Dogs & kids are allowed on the property. Plus – the taproom doubles as a meeting and event space!Keep an eye on their calendar for special events like cornhole tournaments, comedy nights and food trucks on site!
7. Autrey Mill Nature Preserve and Heritage Center
Autrey Mill features 46 acres of woodlands, nature trails, creek, pavilions, historic buildings, live animal exhibits, and replica of Native American dwellings. They also offer a variety of programs and events emphasizing science, nature, and cultural history.
8. Johns Creek Arts Center
Featuring rotating art exhibits throughout the year and an annual Holiday Market beginning in late November, the arts center is great place to see while you’re in town. Be sure to call ahead and reserve a time to view the latest art exhibit, weekdays 9:30-4:30 and Saturdays 10am-1:30. Check out our events calendar for upcoming weekend workshops and community events. If your stay will be an extended one, consider taking an art class or sending your child to their award-winning Summer Camp. The Johns Creek Arts Center is also the perfect setting to host a small gathering or meeting in a one-of-a-kind creative space, with flexible event set-up options available to meet your needs.
9. Cricket Game at Shakerag Park
Love the game of cricket? Shakerag Park has the first cricket scoreboard in Georgia and the only cricket batting cages in the Southeast. You can catch a high school cricket game here on most Saturdays and Sundays. Visit https://www.jccricket.org/ for more information!
10. Award-winning Dining
Checkered cloth or white linen? Napkin in the lap or in the collar? With an exceptional variety of ambiances and atmospheres, there is a restaurant for any appetite, budget and occasion. From creative cooking classes, and palate- expanding cuisine, Johns Creek offers an extraordinary variety of restaurants from around the world with more than 125 restaurants representing over 25 countries within the city limits. Join us on a globetrotting trek to explore the rich traditions and exotic ethnicities available. Discover everything from the aromatic spices of Indian tandoor to the rich, savory sauces of Italian cuisine, without ever crossing the Atlantic.