127 acres of nature that was created to bring fun and education to the...
So Much to Do in Roswell Georgia!
With history, art, outdoor trails, and self-guided tours we have so much for you to see and do during your stay in Roswell.
Chattahoochee Nature Center – 9135 Willeo Road: Chattahoochee Nature Center is the oldest and largest private non-profit natural science learning center in the Southeast. This environmental sanctuary encompasses 27 species of native wildlife and 127 acres of native plants and gardens. The Center grows more than 50% of the rare and endangered plant species found in Georgia, in their gardens. Some gardens reflect Georgia’s Living Wetlands, depicting 5 different wetland habitats that are threatened throughout the State of Georgia. A Butterfly Garden, Bog Garden with carnivorous plants, river boardwalk, and woodland trails add to the experience. This place is a bargain – $10 for adults, $7 Seniors (Ages 65+) & Students (Ages 13 -18), $6 for children ages 3 to 12 and free for children 2 and under. During the year, it offers hikes with guides, canoeing trips, and other fun events. www.chattnaturecenter.org
Roswell Mills and Mill Life: FREE walking tour that gives you a glimpse into the lives of the Mill Workers in Roswell just before the Civil War and lets you in on the mystery of the 400 women and children who were charged with treason and deported during the war. Download the free “Roswell Mills and Civil War Tour” app from the Google store or from iTunes.
Historic House Museums - Bulloch Hall, Barrington Hall, and Smith Plantation: The houses are open Tuesday - Saturday from 10 am - 4 pm and Sunday 1 pm - 4 pm. Visit one or all three in a day. Self-guided and guided tours available each day. Guided tours are offered once per day at each house.
Hike the Trails in Roswell: Miles of trails wind through the city. Vickery Creek Park, with an interpretive walk highlighting the old mill ruins, allows visitors to get close to Vickery Creek and its dam. The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area is linked to the trail by the Covered Pedestrian Bridge. Enjoy the beauty of the Chattahoochee River at Azalea Park on Azalea Drive; Don White Memorial Park on Riverside Rd; Riverside Park on Riverside Road; and the Riverwalk boardwalk that connects Azalea Park to the Chattahoochee Nature Center. Maps and information about the trails are available at the Roswell Visitors Center.
Riverside Sounds: These outdoor concerts occur the first Saturday of the month, from May through October at Riverside Park (575 Riverside Road). A great gathering of family, friends and young people. Bring chairs or blanket and a picnic and enjoy some of the area’s best musical artists. FREE www.roswellgov.com or 770-641-3705.
Alive In Roswell: Every third Thursday from April through October, Canton Street and the Historic Square in Beautiful Historic Roswell celebrates Alive In Roswell from 5:00 PM till 9:00 PM, You will find music, storefront merchants and street vendors with specials for the evening, restaurants ready to serve your favorite meal, galleries with fabulous art and craft, and nonprofit organizations to inform and educate! Check out www.aliveinroswell.com for full details.
For more Roswell events, check out www.visitroswellga.com/events/