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Exploring Henry County on a Budget

In search of family-friendly, budget-friendly fun? Henry County offers a diverse selection of attractions that appeal to all ages, including a selection of eateries that serve dishes with bold, authentic flavor. Pricing for these Henry County attractions varies, with some available to the public free of charge. Take a day trip to Henry County, Georgia to experience these memorable attractions.

Heritage Park Veterans Museum & Veterans Wall of Honor

The Heritage Park Veterans Museum contains memorabilia from wars spanning from WWI to the present. A staff of volunteers – all veterans – lead you on a free tour of the facility, telling stories behind each piece.

101 Lake Dow Rd
McDonough, GA 30252
(404) 831-9740
Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

BBQ, Burgers and More at The Original Shane’s Rib Shack

A BBQ joint with humble beginnings, Shane’s Rib Shack has grown into a successful restaurant chain with over 70 locations across the eastern United States. The Original Shane’s serves BBQ in a literal shack, with indoor & outdoor seating, a fenced in playground and even an outhouse. Try an order of their famous ribs, along with menu items that include salad, smoked chicken wings, burgers and more.

2136 Highway 155 North
McDonough, GA 30252
(770) 898-7878

Take Flight with the Henry County RC Club

Observe radio controlled aircraft taking flight and even take part in piloting them with members of the Henry County RC Club. Those interested in returning and flying aircraft on an ongoing basis can inquire about gaining Academy of Model Aeronautics certification in order to become a member of the club.

The RC Club typically flies radio controlled aircrafts during Tuesday and Thursday mornings. If those days don’t work with your schedule, a fun alternative to this activity is a tour of the Army Aviation Heritage Foundation. A staff of volunteer veterans give free tours of the hangar filled with aircraft that were used in actual combat. You can even schedule rides in the aircraft (prices vary)!

Henry County RC Club at Red Hawk Nature Preserve
143 Henry Parkway
McDonough, GA 30253

Army Aviation Heritage Foundation
506 Speedway Blvd
Hampton, GA 30228
770) 897-0444

Enjoy Family Fun at Southern Belle Farm

What began as a dairy farm has grown over the years to include activities that are ideal for the whole family. The farm opens in April and operates throughout the year, offering everything from u-pick fruits and flowers to peddle carts, farm animals, hayrides and a market filled with a variety of items from jewelry to desserts.

1658 Turner Church Rd
McDonough, GA 30252
(770) 288-2582

Starlite Family Fun Center Has Something for All Ages

Starlite Family Fun Center offers the entire family an opportunity to skate at affordable prices. You’ll find budget-friendly rates that allow you to stay active on wheels, in the arcade, playground, or during a round of laser tag.

Starlite Family Fun Center of McDonough
425 Plaza Parkway
McDonough, GA 30253

Starlite Family Fun Center of Stockbridge
4710 N Henry Blvd
Stockbridge, GA 30281
(770) 474-7655

Treat Everyone to Dinner at 15th Street Pizza and Pub

Try fresh, hand-tossed pies from 15th Street Pizza. With a menu that also includes subs, burgers, chicken and salad, there are options for even the pickiest of eaters. Decadent desserts and a lengthy list of beers help round out the restaurant’s selections.

2130 Jodeco Rd
McDonough, GA 30253
(770) 507-1478

A Comfortable Stay in a Henry County Hotel

If your day trip has come to an end but you want to see more Henry County attractions, why not make it a weekend trip and spend your night at one of Henry County’s comfortable and affordable hotels? Each location offers a combination of amenities, including a complimentary breakfast buffet, fitness center, swimming pool and more.