Top 10 Things to do in Riverdale, United States

October 4, 2017 Claudia Navarrete

Riverdale is a city in Clayton County, Georgia, United States. The population was 15,134 at the 2010 census, up from 12,478 in 2000. Riverdale is a suburb just south of Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport and is part of the Atlanta metropolitan area.
Restaurants in Riverdale

1. The Hindu Temple of Atlanta

5851 Highway 85, Riverdale, GA 30274-1403 +1 770-907-7102
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4.5 based on 18 reviews

The Hindu Temple of Atlanta

Reviewed By Bernardo F - New York City, New York

You can go walk around and even look inside as visitors are welcome. Great architecture and carvings. And the grounds are pretty nice as well.

2. Stately Oaks Plantation

100 Carriage Ln, at Jodeco Road, Jonesboro, GA 30236-8114 +1 770-473-0197
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4.5 based on 209 reviews

Stately Oaks Plantation

Stately Oaks is an 1839 antebellum house listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Its plain Greek Revival architecture is representative of the era in which it was built. It was originally constructed in 1839 by Mr. Whitmill Allen who sold his home to Robert McCord in 1858 and then moved to Tyler, Texas. It is located in Jonesboro, GA., the very city where Scarlett had to pay the taxes on Tara. Even though Tara only existed in Margaret Mitchell's imagination, she placed Tara in Clayton County where she had visited relatives who lived on a large plantation south of Jonesboro. Many of the stories she heard as a child are in the movie. Clayton County is truly home of Gone With the Wind. Also on site, are a one room schoolhouse, a tenant cabin, cook's house, country store, blacksmith shop and Native American Indian Village.

Reviewed By Dawn K

Our guides Colonel Al and Miss Connie were wonderful! Their authentic period clothing and knowledge about the history of the plantation were entertaining as well as educational. Our group had a delicious catered lunch in the one-room schoolhouse. This would be a great place for families, couples, or groups.

3. Atlanta Farmers Market

16 Forest Pkwy, Forest Park, GA 30297-2015 +1 404-675-1782
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4.5 based on 18 reviews

Atlanta Farmers Market

Reviewed By Capri67 - Chennai (Madras), India

It was a perfect place to visit for a Vegan! Great spread of farm fresh veggies, cut fruits neatly packed and basically ready to eat! Great place to visit!!!

4. Reynolds Nature Preserve

5665 Reynolds Rd, Morrow, GA 30260-3731 +1 770-603-4188
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5 based on 21 reviews

Reynolds Nature Preserve

Reviewed By 231kyd - Forest Park, Georgia

The nature that is avalable here is breathtaking. There is a couple ponds, swamps, and lakes around the preserve. There is snakes loose so something to be on the lookout for. There is turtles, swans, ducks, geese, deer, and different birds in the area. Very motivating to take a morning jog around the trail.

5. Georgia International Convention Center

2000 Convention Ct Concrse, College Park, GA 30337-4200 +1 770-997-3566
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4 based on 89 reviews

Georgia International Convention Center

Reviewed By Pamela L

Recently had the pleasure of coordinating an event at The Georgia International Convention Center. It was a pleasure working with such friendly and experienced staff. The one stop shop concept for sound/lighting, food and the best preferred vendor list imaginable, put everything in place for a successful event. Yanous, Dianne, Sharon (Proof of The Pudding), Reggie (Housekeeping) and other GIC staff thanks for helping me create a most memorable occasion. I could not have done it without you.

6. Arches Brewing

3361 Dogwood Dr, Hapeville, GA 30354-1439
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5 based on 11 reviews

Arches Brewing

Arches Brewing is a craft brewery located just north of the Atlanta airport, in the arts district of Hapeville, GA. Our focus is bringing the best of old-world and modern brewing practices together to deliver many beer styles never commercially brewed in Georgia. Our biochemist-brewmaster, Jamey Adams, brewed his first batch of beer over ten years ago with the idea that beer could be made better through chemistry. Through many hours of brewing and tasting, we now have over 30 different distinct recipes. We have a strong emphasis on classic & seasonal lagers, but also make many American styles along with several strong Belgians. We believe doing things the old way makes for a cleaner, more complex and balanced, delicious end result. We offer many year-round styles along with many seasonal lagers which follow the European brewing calendar. We will also offer specialty and limited-release beers throughout the year available only at the brewery.

Reviewed By Tom B - Atlanta, Georgia

Discovered this brewery recently and it was a very pleasant surprise. Nice little tasting room and comfy outdoor area with picnic tables lounge chairs and fire pits.
Tried 5 beers and all were good. My favorite was their flagship brew Unseasonal.
What was particularly nice is that while many of the breweries around here seem to focus on hoppy beers, these guys don't.
Recommend a trip to Hapeville to check them out.

7. Road To Tara Museum

104 N Main St, Jonesboro, GA 30236-8315 +1 770-478-4800
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4.5 based on 165 reviews

Road To Tara Museum

Located in the Official Home of Gone With the Wind, the Road to Tara Museum invites you to relive Rhett and Scarlett's epic romance. From the true stories of the 1864 Battle of Jonesboro to the characters that brought Margaret Mitchell's beloved novel to life, there is something for everyone. See original movie props and wardrobe items, reproductions of some of Scarlett's most famous dresses, items from the 1939 Atlanta premiere and a Civil War exhibit featuring the Atlanta Campaign and Battle of Jonesboro.

Reviewed By Bonnie P

Great museum, Wonderful artifacts, costumes, letters etc. very special for the fan and even those who are not fans!! The staff are awesome, the washrooms lovely and clean the gift shop well priced. We were very happy to have made this stop We took the "Road to Tara" bus tour and our driver/guide "Jack" was very good! It was very special afternoon!

8. National Museum of Commercial Aviation

5442 Frontage Rd, Forest Park, GA 30297-2538 +1 404-675-9266
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4 based on 5 reviews

National Museum of Commercial Aviation

Reviewed By Carlos C - Frankfurt, Germany

I visited on a Thursday and I was the only visitor. Richard showed me around and it was so interesting! The museum is run mostly by volunteers and it really deserves more attention. It is rather small but has many interesting exhibits which illustrate aviation history, all kind of artefacts and some very impressive simulators and other training devices (see photos).
You can do it in 1 hour, it cost you 5$ and it is located immediately at the airport.

9. Spivey Hall

2000 Clayton State Blvd, Clayton State University, Morrow, GA 30260-1250 +1 678-466-4200
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5 based on 13 reviews

Spivey Hall

Spivey Hall, located on the campus of Clayton State University, is a 400-seat, acoustically-superior performing arts venue that has presented the best in jazz and classical music to the metro Atlanta area since 1991. Its celebrated concert series receives regular national and international attention as one of America's finest, and the Hall's acoustics and design are routinely lauded by patrons, pundits and performers. Thanks to frequent appearances on American Public Media's "Performance Today," as heard on public radio stations across the country, the hall has earned a national reputation while also reaching an international audience through exposure in such publications as BBC Music magazine and International Arts Manager. The Hall also routinely receives superb accolades from the noted artists it annually presents. "Spivey is the best of the newer small halls in America," says concert pianist Steven Blier, while jazz pianist Ellis Marsalis believes "Spivey Hall is the most fantastic little performance hall I have played - ever!" In addition to a world-renowned concert series, Spivey Hall has an innovative approach to education-outreach, which has resulted in the formation of the award-winning Spivey Hall Children's Choir and the newer Spivey Hall Young Artists. Its Young People's Concerts series won the prestigious Abby Award for arts education in Atlanta in 1998.

Reviewed By william s - Marietta, Georgia

Perhaps the best music venue in which I have heard concerts! It is a small hall, about 350 seats. The acoustics are fantastic. They have major sponsorship from a benefactor (Dr. Spivey), so they get world class musicians and groups and sell tickets for affordable prices; $25-75. It is a super bargain for the caliber, acoustics, and close view. We have been to about 50 concerts there during the last 15 years. This is their 25 anniversary and they are bringing in about 25 world class performing groups to celebrate the anniversary. It is on the campus of Clayton State University; lots of free parking. Spivey Hall is on a beautiful lake.
If you like classical or refined music, take in a concert at this Great Music Venue!

10. Hapeville Depot Museum

620 S Central Ave, Hapeville, GA 30354-1900 +1 404-669-2175
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5 based on 4 reviews

Hapeville Depot Museum

Reviewed By PuterDude - Herndon, VA

My son and I decided to kill a little time local to our hotel and saw that the city of Hapeville listed a depot museum that was close to still functioning tracks. Or hope was to spend a few minutes checking out the small building while waiting for trains to go by.

Then we went inside, and our host and the curator of the place transported us through generations with amazingly well organized displays and very thoughtful and representative collections. We are no strangers to museums, living near most of the Smithsonians, but this visit had our attention from moment one. Almost every item on display had an interesting story related to it, and it was clear that our docent loves what she does.

From the collection of WWII memorabilia to the very specific first class place setting, every item had a purpose and context, including the unique time-lapse Hank Aaron photo that captured his historic hit and the run around the bases. Somehow, a Curtiss JH4-Jenny and a V-Disc collection found their proper place along with typewriters and an electric hair fryer, and we learned something about each.

Return visits are recommended, as they change periods of history a decade at a time. Eventually, we hope there will be a book published filled with her stories.

Should we return to Atlanta, we will definitely return here. If you go, skip the Coca Cola advertising tour and go here instead - you can walk across the street to a local pharmacy / fountain and get a lime rickey or lime sour and make better use of your time.

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