Regarded as the New South’s front line, Atlanta is still the city of old beauty and elegance, which balances the glossy modernism with the traditions. Plenty of peach trees, sweet tea, three skylines, different parks, various festivals, historic monuments and the busiest airport on the planet make the city a hodgepodge of all what is desired by the tourists. But, there are several Atlanta attractions that are free or can be explored at affordable rates by the budget families and backpackers. So, be happy to know some of the easy-on-pocket Atlanta attractions that include even things to do.
Alpharetta’s Autrey Mill Nature Preserve and Heritage Center boasts a Heritage village, miles of walking trails, original structures, 1800s and 1900s artifacts, replicas of the Native American houses, and animal exhibits. All these tours are for free! With a free entry into the Fernbank Science Center on the Heaton Park Drive, you as well as your kids get an exciting chance to discover the current displays rendering complex world of science as the fun world. If you are ready to spend a minimal fee of $4 per adult and $3 per child, you get to see the real hero of the center – planetarium.
Alpharetta Autrey Mill Nature Preserve
Want to do something innovative for free? Go anytime for geocaching – a global hunt for caches as small boxes hidden throughout the area of Atlanta. Despite the fact that this activity is done via GPS, you can individually do so via the Website clues and landmarks to spot more than 1,500 caches.
In the downtown, First Thursdays Art Walk in the first week of every month offers three hours of freely exploring the galleries in the evening from 5 pm to 8 pm. These are the galleries of Georgia State University, Paige Harvey, and MODA (Museum of Design Atlanta). Head off to the Auburn Ave NE where the free highlight ‘The King Center’ awaits you. This is where you will come across the works as well as life of Martin Luther King Jr. from 9 am to 5 pm daily. In addition, you can also discover his first home as well as the resting place.
Museum of Design Atlanta
If you are interested in movies, that too you can watch here for free. Catch up with one of the most admired Atlanta attractions – Starlight Drive-In – the sole antique drive-in movie theater of the area. For kids, this is where the maximum fun is hidden. The admission fees are $7 per adult, $1 per child between 3 and 9; and free for those under 3. The best part is that each show offer double movies – meaning watching two movies at a price less than of a normal theater. This beloved highlight is on the Moreland Avenue.
If you want to offer an education history lesson with fun to your kids, take them to the Historic Oakland Cemetery where you can explore it for free unless you go for a guided tour. Go back into the past of Atlanta and see the resting places of several civil war heroes who were the residents of Atlanta. This is on the Oakland Avenue SE.
If you are in Kennesaw, the Kennesaw Mountain National Battleground Park is must a visit that charges nothing for parking and visit. Inside, get a bit adventurous and follow one of the 18 miles of hiking trails, discover a museum, and enjoy historical events in summers. Alternatively, if you do not want to hike, catch a shuttle bus that takes you atop the mountain for $2 per person and $1 per child.
Kennesaw Mountain National Battleground Park
If you live in Fulton or are studying in Fulton, HIGH Museum offers Fulton County Free Saturdays on the first Saturday of each month. Come here with the ID proof or with the proof of residency and you get to enjoy the Museum for free. Marvel at the current exhibitions and explore the permanent displays. However, the admission to the current displays is upon the availability.