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5 Fun Things to Do In Cherokee County

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Cherokee County has a diverse offering of unique and fun things to do. Whether it is the Art Barn, Dixie Speedway, Gibbs Garden, the Falany Performing Arts Center, or the Cherokee County Aquatic Center, there is something for everyone! Many of these venues have special holiday offerings, so check their individual websites.

The Art Barn at Morning Glory Farm
The Art Barn is located at 208 Roper Road in the Hickory Flat community in SE Cherokee, and is home to Farmer Sue and her friendly animals that love to be petted and brushed. Field trips, birthday parties, camps, and playdates are popular reasons families visit Farmer Sue. Her lovely demeanor ensures children learn to respect and love animals and express themselves through art. Reservations are required as this venue doesn’t pack people in, so the experience is always wonderful.

Dixie Speedway
A ⅜ mile dirt track provides a unique experience for everything from stock car races to Monster truck events and more at Dixie Speedway. Located just off Highway 92 between I-75 and I-575 in Woodstock, this historic events facility can host up to 5000 guests.

Gibbs Gardens
Located in NE Cherokee, Gibbs Gardens is a spectacular visual experience. The home and garden encompass 220 acres, and include a flowing stream, 24 ponds, 32 bridges, and 19 waterfalls. The gardens have interesting features in all four seasons. Nature lovers and photographers find great delight enjoying the beautiful gardens. Gibbs also hosts events throughout the year.

Falany Performing Arts Center
Located on the beautiful campus of Reinhardt University in Waleska is a one of a kind concert venue with impressive acoustics. The Falany Performing Arts Center overlooks Lake Mullenix and provides quests with an intimate experience, including the opportunity to meet performers after the shows. The center hosts theatrical productions, concerts by original artists and tribute bands, and Reinhardt University student productions and recitals. The variety of productions offers something for everyone, from the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra to the Drifters to artists doing tributes for Elvis Presley and John Denver. Shows include acrobats, dogs, and magicians, sure to please children and adults.

Cherokee County Aquatic Center
Located in central Cherokee County off the I-575 Exit 11 at Sixes Road, the Cherokee Aquatic Center offers two indoor and one outdoor pool, swim and diving lessons, swim teams, fitness classes, safety courses, and birthday parties. The Oasis is the outdoor leisure pool and very popular with children, as it has a water playground with water slides and numerous water features.

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