Top 10 Things to do in Sandy Springs, United States

October 30, 2017 Alida England

Sandy Springs is a city in northern Fulton County, Georgia, United States, and part of the Atlanta metropolitan area. As of the 2010 census, Sandy Springs had a population of 93,853, and as of 2014 the estimated population was 101,908.
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1. Silver Comet Trail

Cobb County Access, Smyrna, GA 30339 +1 770-528-4381
Excellent
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4.5 based on 291 reviews

Silver Comet Trail

Reviewed By HCovik - Atlanta, Georgia

We generally walk here at least once a week for about 3 miles, starting at the Nickajack Elementary school (Mavell rd) or at the corner of Fountain rd and the E-W Connector.
It's paved, so you'd have to watch the bicyclists. Not all of them give you a warning ("on your right") and some think they're in the Tour the France.
It's not lit, so don't press your luck by walking after sunset.

2. Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area

1978 Island Ford Pkwy, Sandy Springs, GA 30350-3432 +1 800-232-7238
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4.5 based on 87 reviews

Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area

Reviewed By JNFII - Stamford, Connecticut

The visitor center for Chattahoochee is located in Sandy Springs Georgia and is called Hewlett lodge. Drive there first to get Maps, information and talk with Park Rangers about what to do. This is a wonderful park and cool outdoor oasis away from the heat and bustle of metro Atlanta.

3. Archibald Smith Plantation Home

935 Alpharetta St, Roswell, GA 30075-3827 +1 770-641-3978
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4.5 based on 151 reviews

Archibald Smith Plantation Home

Hidden among the trees in Historic Roswell, Georgia lies the elegant home constructed by one of the town's founding fathers, Archibald Smith. In 1838, the Smith family and nearly 30 of their slaves left their two plantations in St. Marys, along the southern coast of Georgia, to make a new start with some 300 acres of cotton farmland north of the Roswell Town Square. What this well-to-do 19th Century farming family did not realize when they constructed their home was that it would be preserved by their descendants as an untouched treasure of southern history. For over 150 years, the Smith's Plantation Home has stood the test of time as The Civil War was brought to its front steps, and all around it, the small mill village of Roswell erupted into a bustling metropolitan suburb. Perfectly preserved are the Smiths two-story farm house, complete with outbuildings, including slave quarters, a cook house, corn crib, barn, carriage house, well, and spring house. Three generations of the Archibald Smith family lived in this home and saved all of their belongings, large and small, important and trivial, broken or whole. The home and grounds have become one of the best examples of architectural, cultural, and historical interpretation found in the region.

Reviewed By IverJohnson - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

We live outside the state of Georgia, so these homes are so different and very wonderful compared to attractions in our state. This was the first home to tour and we were treated to a personal tour that was very informative and always interesting. The history of the family and the original plantation was a part of the tour and then the actual tour of the house and grounds. All of it was a wonderful 2 hours of our day. Great parking in the City parking lot... and a great tour guide. This is an attraction that is a must see in the Atlanta area.

4. Brook Run Park

4770 N Peachtree Rd, Dunwoody, GA 30338-5813 +1 678-382-6700
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4.5 based on 36 reviews

Brook Run Park

Reviewed By rdurkis - Atlanta, Georgia

Plots managed by annual plot renters. Also a community food bank section. Well maintained and a pride of the Garden Club.

5. Buford Highway Farmers Market

5600 Buford Hwy NE, Doraville, GA 30340-1240 +1 770-455-0770
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4.5 based on 149 reviews

Buford Highway Farmers Market

Reviewed By Mike_W_Stock - Atlanta

Walk down any isle and be amazed. An enormous meat department with cuts that you don't see in regular stores, I thing wholesale purchasing is available. A great Eastern European section and a cheese are almost as large as Dekalb Farmers Market. And (the best) you can have a meal there, try any of the steam-table dishes from a variety of cuisines and a good price. We go often and leave with a full grocery basket.

6. Morgan Falls Overlook Park

200 Morgan Falls Road, Sandy Springs, GA 30350 +1 770-730-5600
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4.5 based on 97 reviews

Morgan Falls Overlook Park

Reviewed By PAWMAW1983 - Sandy Springs, Georgia

Parks come in all varieties, small, large, sand, dirt, water, mountains ??
Yes. Morgan Falls Park sits on a point overlooking the Chattahoochee River, and, looking up into the hills surrounding the river.The view makes you want to grab a swing and pass the time admiring the beauty.
If that does not do it for your kids, there is a playground, picnic tables, and hiking trail.
In addition there is a boat rental on the site, for canoes and kayaks.
Just go there and see for yourself.

7. Old Mill Park

85 Mill St, Roswell, GA 30075-4952 +1 770-641-3705
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4.5 based on 88 reviews

Old Mill Park

Reviewed By Jennifer M

This park is mainly walking trails. There is no playground or places to sit/eat. It is a very scenic location, close to historic downtown Roswell. There is an old mill there with a covered bridge. It is the perfect location for photos. There are a number of walking trails along the river that are good for families.

8. Sope Creek Trail

3760 Paper Mill Rd SE, Marietta, GA 30067
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4.5 based on 96 reviews

Sope Creek Trail

Reviewed By David908 - Atlanta, Georgia

Several paths, some shared with bicycles. Heavily wooded with varying terrain, from relatively steep to flat. Lots of tree roots and eroded areas, so watch where you walk. A great area to hike on windy or especially sunny days because the trees will moderate both.

9. Bulloch Hall

180 Bulloch Ave, Roswell, GA 30075-4420 +1 770-992-1731
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4.5 based on 107 reviews

Bulloch Hall

Childhood home of President Theodore Roosevelt's mother, Martha Bullock, is an 1840 Greek Revival mansion featuring restored rooms with period furnishings.

Reviewed By petergoode2 - North Carolina

My wife and I found ourselves once again staying with relatives in Marietta, and had a longstanding desire to tour the historic homes of Roswell. With an ideal opportunity having presented itself, we signed purchased tickets for the Trilogy Tour (Barrington Hall, Bulloch Hall, Smith Plantation...$7 per tour if purchased separately, $18 if purchased together, no AAA or other discounts), no date restrictions...we toured Barrington the first of three days, and visited Bulloch Hall on the second day (each reviewed separately, of course).

The home is easily located, just a left turn and then another left turn prior to reaching Roswell via the Roswell Highway heading north), more than ample parking. In fact, as were visiting on a weekday in August, we ended up with our own "private tour" with Bill.

After a brief perusal of their nice gift shop, we headed up the slight inclined pathway to the house, and began our one hour visit to the home.

Bill demonstrated remarkable knowledge as to the history of the home and the original builders/owners and those who followed. We very much enjoyed the insights he shared as to Mittie and her uniqueness in having been the mother of a president and grandmother of a president's wife.

The interiors are not original to the home, but those who manage the residence have done a remarkable job of obtaining period furniture which is true to the site.

The visit included the basement kitchen, first floor of public rooms, second floor of bedrooms, and a steep climb to the attic and its remarkable roof under-structure. There are multiple displays of historical interest, including a provided reproduction of Peggy Mitchell's first by-lined article in the Atlanta Constitution describing Mittie's wedding (you know her as the author of a somewhat well known novel called "Gone With the Wind"), the confederate naval service.

Available for outdoor touring are slave quarters, quite depressing and a sad chapter in our nation's history, to say the least, but very well presented. As is the case at the other Trilogy sites, there is the option of dialing in to a cell phone number to hear additional fascinating information regarding the Hall, a very creative Roswell option. This does not require purchase of a ticket for a house tour, but that would lead one to miss the critical house tour and associated learning experience.

We had a wonderful visit here, would recommend it highly, and are looking forward to our third tour tomorrow at Smith Plantation!

10. Anne Frank in the World

5920 Roswell Rd, Suite A209, Sandy Springs, GA 30328-4913 +1 770-206-1558
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4.5 based on 29 reviews

Anne Frank in the World

Reviewed By Molly2903 - Atlanta, Georgia

For me, this exhibit presents an important evidence-bassed illustration of history that rivals the National Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. Anne Frank in the World is an INTENSE time and events based exhibit illustrating the evolution of the National Socialist movement in Germany and throughout Europe (1929-1945) via reproduced photographs, descriptive paragraphs and captions accompanied by a 20 minute video. Self-guided, you'll want at least 1-2 hours to explore and study over 500 photographs. There is a compelling bonus exhibit of the personal photographs and story of WWII Veteran William Alexander Scott III, an Atlanta native African American community leader and activist.

This is the type of exhibit you want to be in the right mindset and committed to engaging with the content. It is not for young children or people with limited attention spans. I agree with Lori H's review "If you can't go to the actual Anne Frank House this is the next best thing!"

The exhibit is housed in a shopping center on Roswell Rd. between Hammond Dr. and I-285 (the perimeter). Every type of restaurant you can imagine is within walking distance of the exhibit. The exhibit is adjacent to the Lefont movie theater enabling you to have a day's outing of the exhibit, meal and movie. Closed Mondays, open Tues-Thursday 10am - 4pm; Friday 10am - 2pm; Sat-Sunday 12pm - 4pm.

You can reach the exhibit via car or the #5 Marta bus originating at the Lindbergh Train Station. The exhibit is co-located with the Sandy Springs visitor center.

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