McDonough is a city in Henry County, Georgia, United States. It is part of the Atlanta metropolitan area. Its population was 22,084 at the 2010 census, up from 8,493 in 2000. The city is the county seat of Henry County.
Restaurants in McDonough
5 based on 223 reviews
Noah's Ark is a 250-acre animal rehabilitation center with habitats for more than 1,200 animals. Habitats are open to the public and house tigers, wolves, bears, lions, a leopard, monkeys and more. Call for hours and directions.
This is a wonderful place for displaced and unwanted animals of all kinds, with a loving crew who works hard to ensure they are healthy and happy. I took the WOW tour which gave me access to areas not available to the general public. We were accompanied by a volunteer who gave us background on each of the animals we visited and she made sure we remained a safe distance from the fencing. We could pet domestic animals like cows and goats through a wood fence, but there was no contact between us and lions, bears, etc. The workers have set rules in place to protect us and the animals.
If you are going to look at the animals and support their cause then go. If you are going just to take photos of some of the larger cats it's not a good setup because of multiple fencing between you and them.
REQUEST: I witnessed several families with children enjoying the walk through the property and was shocked that they allowed the children (some young but mostly teens) to taunt the animals, yell, beat on fence, and scare the animals. Many of these rescued animals came from horrible abuse by their previous owners. Noah's Ark has lovingly worked to help them adjust and get back to as 'normal' as they can be. Please keep this in mind when you visit and treat the animals and volunteers with care.
Parking is free. There are lots of public areas that are free, including a playground and a nice picnic area. They have a beautiful welcome center but for some reason none of the inside restrooms were open; there were several porta-potties outside on the property.
5 based on 187 reviews
Visitors are welcome year-round to the Monastery of the Holy Spirit, the inspirational home of Georgia’s Trappist Monks. With more than 2,300 acres of contemplative space, the Monastery is less than an hour from Atlanta’s international airport. The new Monastic Heritage Center – a 17,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art museum – is educational, interactive and kid-friendly. There is also a bonsai garden, store and cafe. At the Abbey Gift Shop, which is the largest Christian bookstore in Georgia, visitors can purchase monk-made biscotti, fruitcake and fudge, all of which the monks sell in an effort to be self-sustaining and feed the local poor. You can also see the Norman Gothic architecture of the Abbey Church and take a quiet stroll along the lake, or spend time in prayer and meditation.
The Monastery of the Holy Spirit is located in a beautiful wooded area with a lake. The monks pray 5 times a day and welcome 'quiet' visitors to their chapel. The gift shop has a wonderful selection of gourmet and religious gifts. The museum is very interesting.
4.5 based on 129 reviews
Southern Belle Farm in McDonough, GA, (south Atlanta metro) is a 200-acre working farm, with U Pick strawberries, pumpkins, a corn maze, and old-fashioned family fun. Hosting educational field trips, weddings, birthday parties and facilities to host corporate group events year round.
Nice place quaint location. Lots of different farm or country themed activities. Farm animals, trampoline park, air guns (shoots corn) corn mazes, wagon rides, pumpkin patches, food etc. A nice way to experience non urban fun. Great for kids, young adults & grandparents. Teenagers might get bored or may love it. It's close enough to the highway to get good cell coverage (data too) but far enough away to have that mostly untouched feel. The multiple stands & huts that sell food spoil it slightly but they are made of wood. Camp fires are available. They close @ 19:00 [9pm].
4 based on 154 reviews
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My family and I visit this outlet mall at least 5 times a year, of course during the holidays, back to school, but sometimes on the weekday, that's the best time to go, the shops are uncrowded and you can sroll the entire place in less than an hour, its big, but not too big, bust, but not too busy. Only drawback is the traffic getting in and out. if you can be patient, it is worth the drive!!!
5 based on 44 reviews
The Veterans Wall of Honor is a quiet, beautiful memorial area inside a really nice park that also houses historic homes and buildings, a museum, and a train engine. This is a great place to take children for a glimpse into history. I love walking around in this park.
5 based on 25 reviews
What a great way to spend a few hours. There ain't a walking trail (mostly shaded), two great playgrounds for kids of all ages, historic buildings, but the most impressive of all is the military museum. The memorabilia is authentic and really causes one to understand what these soldiers do to protect our country.
4.5 based on 17 reviews
I have never been disappointed in attending one of their performances. The last Mary Poppins was extraordinary! Always lots of effort and time put into the productions.
4.5 based on 18 reviews
There was a good supply of information available. The woman that was there to help didn't seem to know a lot of the answers to the questions we had. Said she had lived there a long time, so we were surprised at some of her answers. There are restrooms available, which is nice. This is in the downtown square, which is a good location.
5 based on 2 reviews
Come and play a variety of different game scenarios Attack and Defend, Two Against the World, VIP Escort, Capture the Flag, and up to 40 more. This is Airsoft at its finest. Indoor Battlefield Arena, Airsoft Gun Repair, Tactical, and Retail Store for Airsoft AEG guns and accessories. DROP THE VIDEO GAME CONTROLLER AND GET INTO SOME REAL ACTION.
This place is set up for a lot of airsoft fun. My son and his friends have really enjoyed it. Especially the last day of school pizza party.It has been a while since he has been so hopefully it is still a great place.
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