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    Brief historical background
   Sutta Pitaka
   Vinaya Pitaka
   Abhidhamma Pitaka
     Twelve Divisions of Buddhist Canons
Nine Divisions of Buddhist Canons
Sutta Piṭaka

— The basket of discourses —
[ sutta: discourse ]
Dīgha Nikāya

DN 9 -
Poṭṭhapāda Sutta
— The questions of Poṭṭhapāda —

Dhammapada Verses 244 and 245-Culasaribhikkhu Vatthu–Verse 244. The Shameless Life Is Easy
-Verse 245. For A Modest Person Life Is Hard




Haeinsa Temple Janggyeong Panjeon, the Depositories for the Tripitaka Koreana Woodblocks

Brief Description

The Temple of Haeinsa, on Mount Gaya, is home to the Tripitaka Koreana
, the most complete collection of Buddhist texts, engraved on 80,000
woodblocks between 1237 and 1248. The buildings of Janggyeong Panjeon,
which date from the 15th century, were constructed to house the
woodblocks, which are also revered as exceptional works of art. As the
oldest depository of the Tripitaka , they reveal an astonishing
mastery of the invention and implementation of the conservation
techniques used to preserve these woodblocks.

© OUR PLACE The World Heritage Collection

Statement of Significance

The World Heritage Committee inscribed this site on the World
Heritage List on the basis of criteria (iv) and (vi), in recognition
that the Korean version of the Buddhist scriptures (Tripitaka Koreana)
at the Haeinsa Temple is one of the most important and most complete
corpus of Buddhist doctrinal texts in the world, and is also outstanding
for the high aesthetic quality of its workmanship. buildings in which
the scriptures are housed are unique both in terms of their antiquity so
far as this specialized type of structure is concerned, and also for
the remarkably effective solutions developed in the 15th century to the
problems posed by the need to preserve woodblocks against deterioration.

Long Description

The Temple of Haeinsa, on Mount Gaya, is home to the Tripitaka Koreana
, the most complete collection of Buddhist texts, laws and treaties
extant, engraved on 80,000 woodblocks between 1237 and 1248. The
buildings of Janggyeong Panjeon, which date from the 15th century, were
constructed to house the woodblocks, which are also revered as
exceptional works of art. As the oldest depository of the Tripitaka
(Three Baskets), they reveal an astonishing mastery of the invention
and implementation of the conservation techniques used to preserve these

The Haeinsa Tripitaka woodblocks were carved in an appeal to
the authority of the Buddha in the defence of Korea against the Mongol
invasions. They are recognized by Buddhist scholars around the world for
their outstanding accuracy and superior quality. Chinese Buddhist
scholars have also used the Tripitaka Koreana as a reference in
their compilations. The woodblocks are also valuable for the delicate
carving of the Chinese characters, so regular as to suggest that they
are the work of a single hand.

The collection is also an invaluable cultural heritage because of its
outstanding historical significance and associations with ideology,
religion, historical events and the experiences of individuals. Among
Korea’s historic Buddhist temples, three are recognized as the Three
Jewels of Korean Buddhism. Haeinsa, the largest temple in Korea, is
known as the Dharma Jewel Temple because it houses the woodblock texts.
Originally the term ‘Dharma Jewel’ (poppa ) referred to
Buddhist doctrine or the compilation of the Buddha’s teachings, which
form the basis of Buddhist laws. As the Haeinsa woodblock depositories
house the most complete and accurate version of the scriptures in the
world, they are a famous destination for pilgrimages, not only among
Korean Buddhists but also Buddhists and scholars from all over the
world. There are some 500 monks living at Haeinsa today, studying the
Buddha’s teachings and guarding the Tripitaka Koreana . The
depositories at Haeinsa are extremely rare in that they were built for
the express purpose of housing the woodblocks; 18th- and 19th-century
buildings for the same purpose in China and Japan are inferior in design
and construction. They are also among the largest wooden structures in
the world.

This is a distinctive cultural heritage testifying to the development
of important cultural assets, society, art, science and industry. The
depositories were built in the traditional wooden architectural style of
the early Joseon period and are unparalleled not only for their beauty
but also for their scientific layout, size and faithfulness to function,
i.e. preservation of the woodblocks. They were specially designed to
provide natural ventilation and to modulate temperature and humidity,
adapted to climatic conditions and thus preserving the precious
woodblocks for some 500 years undamaged by rodent or insect infestation.


Historical Description

Haeinsa Temple is Situated on Mount Kaya (1430 m), one of Korea’s
most beautiful mountains which, because of its rugged terrain, has been
immune from the ravages of war that have plagued Korea throughout its

The temple was first built in 802 during the United Shilla Kingdom,
and has been restored and enlarged on a number of occasions. The
Changgyong P’ango are the four depositories used to store the 80,000
woodblocks used to print the Tripitaka Koreana. Their original form is
uncertain: it is known, however, that the Queen ordered their
restoration in 1481 during the reign of the Choson King Sejo, the work
being completed in 1488. Sudarajang, one of the main depositories, was
restored in 1622 and the other main depository, Poppojon, in 1624 (as
shown by a dedication found during restoration work in 1964). They
remain intact and in use for their original purpose today.

The Haeinsa Changgyong p’ango depositories house the world’s most
complete and accurate version of the Tripitaka, the complete Buddhist
canons. They were carved to replace the first Tripitaka Koreana
woodblocks, carved during the reign of King Hyonjong (reigned 1010-31)
in the hopes of protecting the Koryo kingdom from invasion by the Khitan
people of Mongolia. The first set of woodblocks were carved during the
Mongol invasion of 1232. The seat of the Koryo court was moved to
Kanghwa Island in that year, at the beginning Of a long episode of
resistance. The project began in 1237 with the woodblocks for two
volumes, comprising a total of 113 books, and was completed twelve years
later with the woodblocks for the three-book index, making a total of
1496 volumes (6568 books) Of Buddhists teachings, sutras, and rules.

The Haeinsa Tripitaka Koreana is considered to be the most accurate
Of all extant Tripitaka texts using Chinese characters because at the
time of carving the National preceptor Sugi, the Buddhist monk in charge
of the carving, thoroughly compared them with the contents Of texts
extant at that time, including the Northern Sung Chinese version, the
Khitan version, and the first version of the Tripitaka Koreana, to
correct errors and replace missing characters. His revisions are
recorded in the thirty-volume Record of the Revisions of the Tripitaka.
The Haeinsa Tripitaka Koreana is the only Tripitaka to include material
found in the Northern Sung and Khitan versions, which are almost
non-existent today. In addition, the Haeinsa Tripitaka Koreana includes
the pop won Churim, IIch’ae Kyongumui, and Naejon Suhamumso, three texts
that would otherwise have remained unknown.

They were carved in Namhae (South Kyongsang province), and after
their completion were stored in the Taejanggyong p’andang, outside the
west gate of the Kanghwa Fortress. A ceremony was held to celebrate
their completion in 1251; they were moved first to Sonwonsa Temple on
Kanghwa Island in 1318 and to the present depositories in 1398, because
of frequent foreign invasions towards the end of the Koryo period.
Records indicate that the king went to the Yongsan River (now the Han
River) to supervise personally the transportation of the woodblocks.

Source: Advisory Body Evaluation
— The questions of Poṭṭhapāda —

Dhammapada Verses 244 and 245-Culasaribhikkhu Vatthu–Verse 244. The Shameless Life Is Easy
-Verse 245. For A Modest Person Life Is Hard





Sutta Piṭaka
— The basket of discourses —
[ sutta: discourse ]

The Sutta Piṭaka contains the essence of the Buddha’s teaching
regarding the Dhamma. It contains more than ten thousand suttas. It is
divided in five collections called Nikāyas.

Dīgha Nikāya
[dīgha: long] The Dīgha Nikāya gathers 34 of the longest
discourses given by the Buddha. There are various hints that many of
them are late additions to the original corpus and of questionable

Majjhima Nikāya
[majjhima: medium] The Majjhima Nikāya gathers 152 discourses of the Buddha of intermediate length, dealing with diverse matters.

Saṃyutta Nikāya
[samyutta: group] The Saṃyutta Nikāya gathers the suttas
according to their subject in 56 sub-groups called saṃyuttas. It
contains more than three thousand discourses of variable length, but
generally relatively short.

Aṅguttara Nikāya
[aṅg: factor | uttara: additionnal] The Aṅguttara
Nikāya is subdivized in eleven sub-groups called nipātas, each of them
gathering discourses consisting of enumerations of one additional factor
versus those of the precedent nipāta. It contains thousands of suttas
which are generally short.

Khuddaka Nikāya
[khuddha: short, small] The Khuddhaka Nikāya short texts
and is considered as been composed of two stratas: Dhammapada, Udāna,
Itivuttaka, Sutta Nipāta, Theragāthā-Therīgāthā and Jātaka form the
ancient strata, while other books are late additions and their
authenticity is more questionable.

DN 9 -

Poṭṭhapāda Sutta


— The questions of Poṭṭhapāda —

Poṭṭhapāda asks various questions reagrding the nature of Saññā.

Note: plain texts



Saññā nu kho bhante paṭhamaṃ uppajjati, pacchā ñāṇaṃ? Udāhu ñāṇaṃ
paṭhamaṃ uppajjati, pacchā saññā? Udāhu saññā ca ñāṇañca apubbaṃ
acarimaṃ uppajjantī?’ ti.

Now, lord, does perception arise first, and knowledge after; or does
knowledge arise first, and perception after; or do perception &
knowledge arise simultaneously? 

இப்பொழுது, பந்த்தே, எது முதலாவது எழும்புவது புலனுணர்வா, அடுத்து ஞானமா? அல்லது ஞானம் முதலாவது மற்றும் புலனுணர்வு அடுத்ததா?
அல்லது ஒரே நேரத்தில் புலனுணர்வும் ஞானமும் எழும்புகிறதா?

Saññā kho poṭṭhapāda paṭhamaṃ uppajjati pacchā ñāṇaṃ. Saññuppādā ca pana
ñāṇuppādo hoti. So evaṃ pajānāti: idappaccayā kira me ñāṇaṃ udapādīti.
Iminā kho etaṃ poṭṭhapāda pariyāyena veditabbaṃ, yathā saññā paṭhamaṃ
uppajjati pacchā ñāṇaṃ, saññuppādo ca pana ñāṇuppādo hotī’ ti.

Potthapada, perception arises first, and knowledge after. And the
arising of knowledge comes from the arising of perception. One discerns,
‘It’s in dependence on this that my knowledge has arisen.’ Through this
line of reasoning one can realize how perception arises first, and
knowledge after, and how the arising of knowledge comes from the arising
of perception. 

பொத்தபாதா,முதலாவது புலனுணர்வும் பின்னால் ஞானம் எழும்புகிறது.மற்றும் புலனுணர்வு எழும்புகிறபோது ஞானம் எழும்புகிறது. ஒரு பிரித்தறியும் நிலை சார்ந்துள்ள என்னுடைய இந்த ஞானம் எழும்பியது. இவ்வழியான வரம்பின் காரண ஆய்வால் ஒருவர் எப்படி முதலாவது புலனுணர்வு எழும்புகிறது மற்றும் ஞானம் அடுத்து என்று உணர முடியும் மற்றும் எவ்வாறு புலனுணர்வு எழும்பியதால், ஞானம் எழும்பிமயது என்றும்.

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Verse 244. The Shameless Life Is Easy

Easy the life for a shameless one
who bold and forward as a crow,
is slanderer and braggart too:
this one’s completely stained.

Explanation: If an individual possesses no sense of shame,
life seems easy for him since he can live whatever way he wants with
no thought whatsoever for public opinion. He can do any destruction
he wishes to do with the skill of a crow. Just as that of the crow,
the shameless person’s life, too, is unclean. He is boastful
and goes ahead utterly careless of others.

Verse 245. For A Modest Person Life Is Hard

But hard the life of a modest one
who always seeks for purity,
who’s cheerful though no braggart,
clean-living and discerning.

Explanation: The life is hard for a person who is modest,
sensitive and inhibited, constantly pursuing what is pure, not attached,
who is not slick and impudent, who is leading a pure life and is full
of insight.

Dhammapada Verses 244 and 245
Culasaribhikkhu Vatthu

Sujivam ahirikena
kakasurena dhamsina
pakkhandina pagabbhena
samkilitthena jivitam.

Hirimata ca dujjivam
niccam sucigavesina
alinena’ ppagabbhena
suddhajivena passata.

Verse 244: Life is easy for one who is shameless and bold as a crow, who
slanders others and is pretentious, aggressive and corrupt.

Verse 245: Life is hard for one with a sense of shame, who always seeks
purity, who is free from attachment, who is modest and who sees clearly what is
proper livelihood.

The Story of Culasari

While residing at the Jetavana monastery, the Buddha uttered Verses (244) and
(245) of this book, with reference to a bhikkhu named Culasari who practised

One day, Culasari came back after ministering to a patient. On his way he met
Thera Sariputta and related to him how he went to treat a patient and had been
given some delicious food for his services. He also begged Thera Sariputta to
accept some of the food from him. Thera Sariputta did not say anything to him
but continued on his way. Thera Sariputta refused to accept food from that
bhikkhu because that bhikkhu had transgressed the law prohibiting bhikkhus from
practising medicine. Other bhikkhus reported about this to the Buddha and he
said to them, “Bhikkhus! A bhikkhu who is shameless is coarse in
thought, word and deed. He is arrogant like a crow, he would find a living by
unlawful means and live in comfort. On the other hand, life for a bhikkhu who
has a sense of shame is not easy.”

Then the Buddha spoke in verse as follows:

Verse 244: Life is easy for one who is shameless
and bold as a crow, who slanders others and is pretentious, aggressive
and corrupt.


Verse 245: Life is hard for one with a sense of
shame, who always seeks purity, who is free from attachment, who is
modest and who sees clearly what is proper livelihood.

At the end of the discourse many people attained Sotapatti Fruition.



    •    Atlanta Soto Zen Center

Atlanta Soto Zen Center

Atlanta Soto Zen Center
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Denomination Sōtō Matsuoka line
Founded 1977
Founder(s) Zenkai Taiun Michael Elliston
Address 1167 C/D Zonolite Place, Atlanta, GA 30306
Country United States

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The Atlanta Soto Zen Center (ASZC) is an independent Soto Zen practice center founded in 1977 by Zenkai Taiun Michael Elliston-sensei, a student of the late Soyu Matsuoka.

Free activities for kids & families in Georgia

Free family events in Georgia

Touring around Georgia with your family doesn’t have to be
costly. Many cultural activities and museums have specific days of the
week or special offers that mean reduced or even free admission for
family. Below are a few Georgia attractions that are free every day of
the year.


Governor’s Mansion

a free tour of the gorgeous house that is the Governor’s Mansion. The
tours are mostly self-guided with expert commentary from trained
volunteer docents. Many of the docents are state treasures themselves as
they’ve been at the Mansion for years. The Mansion is decorated with
era furnishings, paintings, and porcelain. There are special events
happening regularly—such as the annual Easter egg hunt and fun
children’s reading nights with the First Lady of Georgia—so check their
website for the dates you’ll be in the area. Also, you’ll find special
recipes for authentic gubernatorial meals online.


391 West Paces Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305. Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10am-11:30am. Admission: Free.


Fernbank Science Center

Fernbank Science Center, a part of the Dekalb County School System, is
located at the edge of the 65-acre Fernbank Forest. Originally, the plot
of land was quartered off for conservation purposes and the Science
Center has morphed that mission into conservation and education. At the
Center, there is a gorgeous rose garden, specialists to answer any
questions your family could have on local flora, and a planetarium with
shows at an extra cost. Much of the attraction of the Center is outside,
so come prepared to brave the elements.


156 Heaton Park
Dr., Atlanta, GA 30307. Hours: Exhibit Hall: Monday through Wednesday
12pm-5pm; Thursday through Friday 12pm-5pm. Saturday 10am-5pm; Fernbank
Forest: Monday through Friday: 2pm-5pm; Saturday: 10am-5pm. Admission:


Centennial Olympic Park

in a somewhat run down Atlanta neighborhood, Centennial Olympic Park
was created to host the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games, and has
completely revived that section of the city. In keeping with the
international nature of the Olympics, granite from each of the five
continents represented in the 1996 Olympic Games was used in the
construction of the park. After the Games, the park was converted into a
public space. It now sponsors free community events like festivals,
fundraisers, and concerts.
265 Park Ave West N.W., Atlanta, Georgia 30313-1591. Hours: Daily: 7am-11pm. Admission: Free


The Smith House Mine

Smith House Mine was discovered in 2006 when construction workers at
the Smith House, an inn and restaurant, were re-flooring the dining
room. To their surprise, below the floor was a thirty-foot deep,
four-foot wide shaft of a gold mine. The mine had been perfectly
persevered by the Smith House’s floor for over 100 years. The shaft is
now open for viewing, along with some of the artifacts discovered in the
shaft. While you’re there, you can have a tasty meal at the Smith
House, too.
84 South Chestatee St., Dahlonega, GA 30533. Hours:
Tuesday through Thursday 11am-3pm, 4pm-7:30pm; Friday 11am-3pm, 4pm-8pm;
Saturday 11am-8pm; Sunday 11am-7pm. Admission: Free (suggested that you
eat at the restaurant)


Destiny Alpacas

Alpacas is a working farm that is completely powered by solar energy.
There is much to learn about the alpaca and eco-friendly farming and the
folks at Destiny Alpaca are the passionate type of people to educate
you and your family. This is very much a working farm though, so tours
are only given by appointment and at the discretion of the staff. While a
farm tour is free, you won’t be able to pass up on making a few
purchases from the gift shop. Alpaca fiber is supposed to be warmer than
wool and have a luxurious feel. Plus, with the eco-friendly production
at Destiny, it’s a green conscious purchase.

Below is an illustrated index of the 56 Buddhist Temples profiled on Sacred Destinations so far. For photo credits, please see corresponding articles.

Featured Buddhist Temples

Shanghai, China

The largest and busiest Buddhist temple in
Shanghai, Longhua is famed for its 10th-century pagoda and peach
blossoms. Also notable is a gilded Buddha statue under a carved dome.

Kyoto, Kansai, Japan

Originally intended to be coated in silver,
this harmonious temple ended up in simple wood. It houses an image of
Kannon and includes lovely gardens.

North Gyeongsang, South Korea

An important example of 8th-century Silla architecture, home to no less than seven Korean national treasures.

All Buddhist Temples (by Country)

Angkor Wat
Angkor Wat
Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Bayon Temple
Bayon Temple
Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Ta Prohm
Ta Prohm
Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Angkor Thom
Angkor Thom
Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Wat Phnom
Wat Phnom
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Giant Buddha of Leshan
Giant Buddha of Leshan
Leshan, Sichuan, China
Longmen Caves
Longmen Caves
Henan, China
Lama Temple
Lama Temple
Beijing, China
Mogao Caves
Mogao Caves
Gansu, China
Shaolin Temples
Shaolin Temples
Henan, China
White Horse Temple
White Horse Temple
Luoyang, Henan, China
Longhua Temple
Longhua Temple
Shanghai, China
Ajanta Caves
Ajanta Caves
Maharashtra, India
Kushinagar, Uttar Pradesh, India
Mahabodhi Temple
Mahabodhi Temple
Bodhgaya, India
Ellora Caves
Ellora Caves
Maharashtra, India
Java, Indonesia
Kyoto, Kansai, Japan
Nara, Kansai, Japan
Great Buddha
Great Buddha
Kamakura, Kanto, Japan
Kamakura, Kanto, Japan
Kyoto, Kansai, Japan
Kyoto, Kansai, Japan
Tokyo, Kanto, Japan
Adashino Nenbutsuji
Adashino Nenbutsuji
Kyoto, Kansai, Japan
Swayambhunath Stupa
Swayambhunath Stupa
Kathmandu, Nepal
Boudhanath Stupa
Boudhanath Stupa
Kathmandu, Nepal
Kumari Ghar
Kumari Ghar
Kathmandu, Nepal
Chinese Buddhist Temple
Chinese Buddhist Temple
Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
Ivolginksy Datsan
Ivolginksy Datsan
Ivolginsk, East Siberia, Russia
North Gyeongsang, South Korea
Gyeongsang Province, South Korea
Seokguram Grotto
Seokguram Grotto
South Korea
Wat Arun
Wat Arun
Bangkok, Thailand
Wat Pho
Wat Pho
Bangkok, Thailand
Wat Benchamabophit
Wat Benchamabophit
Bangkok, Thailand
Wat Phra Kaew
Wat Phra Kaew
Bangkok, Thailand
Wat Suthat
Wat Suthat
Bangkok, Thailand
Wat Mahathat
Wat Mahathat
Bangkok, Thailand
Wat Traimit
Wat Traimit
Bangkok, Thailand
Wat Saket
Wat Saket
Bangkok, Thailand
Wat Chedi Luang
Wat Chedi Luang
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Wat Phra Singh
Wat Phra Singh
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Wat Chet Yot
Wat Chet Yot
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Wat Chiang Man
Wat Chiang Man
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Old Sukhothai Historical Park
Old Sukhothai Historical Park
Sukhothai, Thailand
Jokhang Temple
Jokhang Temple
Lhasa, Tibet
Drepung Monastery
Drepung Monastery
Lhasa, Tibet
Hua Zang Si Temple
Hua Zang Si Temple
San Francisco, California, USA
Hsi Lai Temple
Hsi Lai Temple
Los Angeles, California, USA
Betsuin Buddhist Temple
Betsuin Buddhist Temple
Seattle, Washington, USA
Sakya Monastery
Sakya Monastery
Seattle, Washington, USA

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Family days out in


A fantastic adventure
theme park witha wide variety of attractions; including wild and exotic
animals, amusement rides, and a variety of educational shows and
concerts. The park’s attractions are focused on the family and feature
activities that are …


Of course, we have
gravity-defying thrill rides like Goliath at Six Flags Over Georgia. But
the fact is, we have just about every kind of ride for every kind of
rider. From towering coasters to family-pleasers, like a classic
carousel, we’ve got you …


Race to victory on the Go
Kart Tracks, become a golf legend on the Mini Golf Course, or get the
highest score in the giant arcades. All the greatest attractions and
games in the same place, plenty of fun for all ages.

Lookout Mountain

One of the south’s oldest
and most popular natural attractions featuring the Enchanted Trail with
a Swing-A-Long Bridge and Fairyland Caverns, as well as many festivals
and events throughout the year!


Fun for all the kids:
Rides, games, tilt a whirl, karts, mini-golf. Helen, a small town but
with lots of entertainment and things to do is a re-creation of an
alpine village complete with cobblestone alleys and old-fashioned world


Take a river tubing trip
down the scenic Chattahoochee, or play all day on our wonderful
waterslide. All of our tube trips include your tube, U.S. Coast Guard
approved life preserver, a shuttle service and a relaxing float through
the scenic alpine v…


Dive into a Travel
Channel Top 10 Water Park. With 50 amazing attractions, there’s so much
to do here. Enjoy Cliffhanger’s 90-foot free-fall, the turbulent
Tornado, and great family areas, like the Atlanta Ocean wave pool.


Water Slides - Our 2 body
slides and 1 inner tube slide wind around each other and finish with an
exciting plunge into a common pool!

Jekyll Island

Summer Waves Water Park
located on Jekyll Island with 11 acres of splashing summertime fun for
the whole family! Nine exciting attractions including six water slides,
wave pool, lazy river, splash zone and kiddie area.

Lake Lanier Islands

With more than a dozen
exciting rides and attractions, Chattahoochee Rapids Beach &
WaterPark at Lake Lanier Islands Resort offers summer fun for the entire
family. The Beach & WaterPark is a multi attraction interactive
family environment that offer…

North Helen

The Helen Ga, Waterpark
is fun for all ages especially the little ones. Large slides that will
take you around turns down long shoots and into a splash at the end of
the ride. Have your picture taking as you plunge into the wading pool
with eyes and…


With more than a dozen
exciting rides and attractions, LanierWorld at Lake Lanier Islands
Resort offers summer fun for the entire family. The Beach &
WaterPark is a multi attraction interactive family environment that
offers endless fun while getting…


Animal keeper talks,
training demonstrations, fun shows, animal encounters and more! Great
idea for things to do in Atlanta with kids.


Chehaw Wild Animal Park
features natural habitat exhibits with native and exotic animals.
Visitors can stroll our scenic boardwalks through the cypress swamps and
see our many animal exhibits, such as: African Black Rhino, American
Bald Eagles, Free …


With more than 8 million
gallons of fresh and marine water and more aquatic life than found in
any other aquarium, you are sure to see things you’ve never seen before!
One of the many fun family places to go if you’re looking for things to
do with …


In the early 1980’s,
Dauset Trails was primarily a rehabilitation center for injured and
orphaned wildlife.

Pine Mountain

Visitors can ride through
the park, observe, take pictures and feed the animals from their
car,one of the Zebra Vans or the guided tour bus (seasonal). Hundreds of
exotic animals - a true worldwide safari!!


You will have our animals
eating out of your hand– literally! Do not forget to bring your
camera and video camera! You will capture the magical interaction
between your children and our Game Ranch animals.

Athens Clarke County

A well kept and popular
place for families to come and see Georgia’s native wildlife including
many varieties of bears, deer, possums, turtles, otters, hawks, eagles
and bobcats. They have a See and Touch session on Sundays for younger


Family Friendly zoo with
over 400 animals including Georgia’s premier petting zoo with over 100
breeds of rare and miniature livestock. Join us for baby animals being
born. take a ride on the camel encounter wagon. Join us for pony rides,
guided Wi…


CCSSC has four major
components, first is the interactive lobby displays with seven flight
simulators, next is the Omnisphere Theater Planetarium, the third is the
Mead Observatory and finally there is the Challenger Learning Center,
where you can fl…


The only science center
dedicated to exciting students across the nation about math, science,
and technology. Here, math and science are not lifeless, boring subjects
to be approached with skepticism. Instead, they are fascinating areas
of knowledge …


Westville is a living
history museum which depicts an 1850 west Georgia village…We have
created Westville so that you can experience a community in the
twenty-first century similar to the ones in which our ancestors lived in
the middle of the ninet…


Listed on the National
Register of Historic Places and operated by the Atlanta History Center,
the Margaret Mitchell House is a turn-of-the century, three-story, Tudor
Revival building where Margaret Mitchell lived and wrote her
Pulitzer-Prize winnin…


The Atlanta Preservation
Center is the agency for coordination, knowledge, research and advocacy
for preservation in the city.

Johns Creek

We provide the public
with an educational resource to gain knowledge, enjoyment, appreciation,
and a sense of stewardship of the natural and historical environment.


The King-Tisdell Cottage Foundation manages the Beach Institute
African American Culture Center, the King-Tisdell Cottage and the
Negro Heritage Trail Tour: An African American Journey.


The Lapham-Patterson
House is a monument to the imagination, creative engineering and
craftsmanship of the Victorian Era.


Fernbank Science Center
offers hands-on science activities for kids.The exhibit hall presents
numerous displays which deal with a whole array of scientific concepts.
The theme for the entire exhibit area reflects the slogan of the Science
Center: “Wh…


Through the use of
theatrical techniques, museum theater brings to life the stories of
people and create characters that present history in an innovative and
engaging manner.


The Chicopee Woods Story
follows the meanderings of Walnut Creek through previous times in the
Chicopee Woods. Learn about past inhabitants of the area through
dioramas, actual fossils and artifacts, and hands-on activities.
Beginning with a display …

Warm Springs

The Little White House,
in the Warm Springs Historic District in Warm Springs, Georgia, was
Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s personal retreat. He first came to Warm
Springs for treatment of his paralytic illness, and liked the area so
much that, as Govern…


A place where children
can touch, pull, open, close, drop, spin, dive, splash, draw, dig,
paint, poke and twist. Great idea for things to do in Atlanta with kids.


We feature an awesome 18
Hole Miniature Golf Course, where you play through streams, ponds and
rock hazards, just like the real thing!
We also feature
Bumper Go-Carts
Batting Cages
Moonwalk Bounce
Fun Refreshments
Private Party Room

Young Harris

Welcome to Fun World at
Fieldstone, North Georgia’s favorite Family Fun spot! Here you will
find something for everyone in the family!

At Fun World you can have a fun and safe experience with great games and
fantastic pizza in a wholesome family…


The mission of the Ty
Cobb Museum is to foster education and understanding of the greatest
baseball hitter of all time, Tyrus Raymond Cobb. The museum fosters
education and understanding of baseball and Ty Cobb by providing art and
memorabilia, film,…


Tellus will occupy more
than 120,000 square feet and feature galleries devoted to minerals,
fossils, transportation technology, and hands-on science experiences.
Tellus will also house the only fully digital planetarium in North
Georgia regularly ope…


Visit the Yates and
Milton Drug Store, one of Atlanta’s first Black owned businesses. Listen
to the stories of early African American pioneers in Atlanta and learn
all about the powerful Black Families that helped to make Atlanta great.


From a stately home on
Peachtree Street to its current award-winning buildings in a spectacular
setting, the Museum become the leading art museum in the Southeastern
United States with its renowned collection of classic and contemporary
art and renow…


Ships of the Sea Maritime
Museum, founded in 1966, exhibits ship models, paintings and maritime
antiques, principally from the great era of Atlantic trade and travel
between England and America during the 18th and 19th centuries.

Saint Marys

The museum is a great
place to learn about the “Silent Service”. A wide variety of Submarine
artifacts, memorabilia and information are available for viewing, and
you can checkout the beautiful St Marys waterfront thru a real


The museum features
permanent and changing exhibits that include music, video, memorabilia,
instruments, performance costumes and more. Over 450 artists are
represented in the exhibits.


A visit to the Museum of
Arts and Sciences is like a trip around the world! Where else can you
see works of fine art, observe animals that live in tropical forests,
study the culture of different civilizations, and even explore the
wonders of outer s…


Visit the original
Confederate warships in the collection, featuring some of the rarest and
most significant Civil War artifacts in the nation, and reconstructed
ships in which you can feel how it must have been to live and work.

Warner Robins

Displaying 93 aircraft
and 100s of exhibits on a beautiful 51 acre site, the museum has grown
into a significant exhibit, education and cultural center drawing more
than 500,000 a year. One of the many places to go if you’re looking for
things to do …


Inspiration Station
Interactive Children’s Museum is a different kind of kids’ museum, one
where exploration, experimentation, and learning work hand in hand.
Children and adults alike will enjoy interactive exhibits at a place
where playing is essen…


As a vital center for
local historical research, the Rome Area History Museum is appropriately
located on Broad Street in the heart of Historic Downtown Rome,


The museum tells the
heroic story of everyday Infantrymen through an enviable collection of
more than 30,000 artifacts. Era galleries trace Infantry history from
before the Revolutionary War to action today in Iraq and Afghanistan.


The Georgia Racing Hall
of Fame (GRHOF) officially re-opened August 2007. The museum,
recognized by the state legislature as the official home of the Georgia
Racing Hall of Fame, recognizes prominent members of Georgia’s racing


The Morris Museum of Art,
located on the Riverwalk in downtown Augusta, Georgia, is the first
museum dedicated to the art and artists of the American South. The
collection includes holdings of nearly 5,000 paintings, works on paper,
photographs, and …


Founded in 1953, the
Columbus Museum is one of the largest museums in the Southeast and is
unique for its dual concentration on American art and regional history.
One of the many fun family places to visit if you’re looking for things
to do in Columb…


Savannah River Street
Pirates believe in creating a unique, fun filled experience for
swashbucklers of all ages! We offer Family Fun Adventures, Evening
Cruises, Custom Charters, and Historical Group Programs. We have
something for everyone!


One Hour, Two Hour &
Half Day rides are a great way to satisfy your sense of adventure.
Beginners are advised to start off on a gentle One Hour Ride. It’s our
most tame trip which travels through scenic mountain trails.


In November 2004, racing
champions Mario, Michael and John Andretti purchased what had been known
as the Andretti Speed Lab in Roswell, Georgia. The famed family made
over $1 million in renovations that extensively improved the
entertainment facility…

Pine Mountain

Butts Mill Farm has it
all. History, Beauty and wholesome family fun. At Butts Mill Farm you’ll
enjoy world class miniature golf. A 34ft. inflatable tiger slide, water
slide, horseback riding and hay rides… That’s just a few of the over
20 activiti…


Come experience why this
facility was named “Best in Atlanta” by the Atlanta Journal and the
“Best Miniature Golf Course” by the Gwinnett County Chamber of Commerce.
One of the many fun family places to go if you’re looking for things to
do with kids…

Union Point

At Durhamtown you can
ride your Dirt Bike, ATV, Side x Sides on over 100 Miles of One Way
Trails. We have 9 Tracks, including a Pee Wee Track, a Super Cross
Track, MX Tracks, a Dirt Drag Strip and an Dirt Flat Oval Track and
Freestyle Park.


A six acre entertainment
park for all the family. Attractions include: Batting cages, bumper
boats, three go-cart tracks, 18-hole miniature golf course, rock
climbing wall, trampoline-bungee jump, kiddie swing and pavilion area
for picnics are the ou…


Welcome to the
spectacular Springer Opera House, the State Theatre of Georgia and a
leading Southern cultural institution for 138 years.

Blue Ridge

Nestled in the mountains
of Georgia in the Chattahoochee National Forest, historic Blue Ridge
awaits you and your family. Our regular 4 hour, 26 mile round trip winds
along the beautiful Toccoa River for one hour in vintage climate
controlled or open…


Here at Gold n Gem
Grubbin you can pan for gold and screen for gemstones in our convenient
sluices sitting comfortably under shade trees with a view of our 7 acre
lake. Our trained staff will teach you the art of gold panning just like
the old timers…


- a dramatic look at the
history of CNN, state-of-the art studios responsible for bringing the
news to over 1 billion people around the globe. Great idea for things to
do in Atlanta with kids.


Old Savannah tours is the
only locally owned and operated Trolley Tour Company in Savannah. For
over 25 years we have been providing both overview and on-off tours of
this beautiful historic city.


This first class fishing
service offers deep sea and inshore fishing, sightseeing excursions, and
dolphin tours.

Atlanta Newnan

One Day Deep Sea Offshore
Fishing Charter Trips and Picnic Beach Outings, 8 hours of Fun,
Roundtrip coach transportation depart atlanta and georgia metro areas to
fishing boat and beach outings

Fort Oglethorpe

In 1863, Union and
Confederate forces fought for control of Chattanooga, the gateway to the
deep south. Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, the
nations first, was created in 1890 to preserve and commemorate these


Monday, June 27, 1864,
when some of the heaviest fighting of the Atlanta Campaign occurred
here. Preserved are historic earthworks, cannon emplacements and


Take a solitary walk to
enjoy natures display, raft leisurely through the rocky shoals with
friends, fish the misty waters as the sun comes up, or have a picnic on a
Sunday afternoon. Experience your Chattahoochee River National
Recreation Area.


The Martin Luther King,
Jr., National Historic Site includes a number of facilities that are
operated in partnership with the National Park Service, Ebenezer Baptist
Church and The King Center. Within these facilities the visitor can
learn about Dr….


Ocmulgee National
Monument is a memorial to the relationship of people and natural
resources in this corner of North America. We preserve a continuous
record of human life in the Southeast from the earliest times to the
present, there is evidence her…


From the Revolutionary
War to Operation Iraqi Freedom, American prisoners of war have endured
untold hardships, and shown tremendous courage. Andersonville NHS
commemorates the sacrifices of these brave Americans.


Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter
learned the importance of hard work, honesty, virtue, love and mercy in
the quaint, rural town of Plains, Georgia. Working as full partners,
the Carters have dedicated their lives to peace, human rights and public
service th…


The Battle for Fort
Pulaski in April 1862 marked a turning point in military history. It
featured the first significant use of rifled cannons in combat. Explore
the historic fort, or take a scenic nature walk. Spend a day fishing,
kayaking, hiking, o…


The Chattahoochee Nature
Center is different each and every day - you never know what you will
find out on the trails or what some of the resident animals will be
doing. In addition to our trails and animals, CNC has many exciting
activities to take…


Nestled among the pines
and hardwoods that spill across the south Georgia hills, Birdsong Nature
Center is a gentle harbor of warmth and natural wonder, a serene
sanctuary where one can explore and enjoy verdant lands and learn about
the workings of …

There are so many fun places to go with kids in Georgia - great zoos and aquariums, museums, theme parks,
water parks and swimming pools, places to visit outdoors (many of which are cheap or free), historical places of
interest, activities and indoor play centres for toddlers as well as the usual family tourist attractions - take a look
below, lots of the best things to do with children in GA

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