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Kids Need A Break Too!

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Kids Need A Break Too!

Blue Ridge is a great place to bring families. There are activities for all ages that include indoor and outdoor options. This blog is geared toward those on the younger side but there are ideas that would appeal to the rest of the family as well. (Check all websites for current hours of operation.)

A GOOD BEGINNING

Start by making a stop at the Fannin County Welcome Center for loads of information.

  • 152 Orvin Lance Drive, Blue Ridge, GA 
  • 706.632.5680

 

ADVENTURES

Blue Ridge Scenic Railway

The Blue Ridge Scenic Railway

Step back in time as you venture along the Toccoa River and through beautiful woodlands up to the twin towns of McCaysville, GA and Copperhill, TN. Operations should resume in March.

  • 241 Depot St. Blue Ridge, GA
  • 877.413.8724
  • https://brscenic.com

Adventure Game Blue Ridge GA

Family Fun Adventure Game

This game guides you to eight destinations in the area. Complete all of the activities and return the completed guide to the Welcome Center for a prize! It has coloring pages as well which will keep the kids busy back at Century View Lodge so bring the crayons. You can download it here.

 

 Trout Statue, Blue Ridge, GA

Trout Art Trail Kids' Game

Blue Ridge is the Trout Capital of Georgia. To honor that designation, there are trout statues peppered throughout the area. Pick up a map at the Welcome Center or download it here. When all of the fish are identified and labeled on your sheet, return it to the Welcome center for a prize!

 

Sasquatch foot casting

Expedition Bigfoot!

The Sasquatch Museum is a 3,700 sq./ft. museum with genuine artifacts, life-size displays, “Sasquatch Theater”, and more. It may make a believer out of you!

 

Aska Gem Mining

Aska Gem Mining

Get a taste for mining or float on the river. When you are finished, grab a bite at this fun little spot. 

 

FUN AND GAMES

Mini-Golf balls

Second Story Entertainment

No need to worry about the weather here. Come inside for  mini-golf and arcade games, conveniently located just above Chester Brunnenmeyer's.

 

Cohutta Mini-Golf

Cohutta Cove Mini-Golf 

Enjoy a sunny day outdoors playing golf and gem mining.

 

Fannin Bowling Lanes

Fannin Lanes Bowling Center 

 

Blue Ridge Escape Room

Escape Blue Ridge

For the older kids, try an escape room.

  • 389 West First Street, Blue Ridge, GA
  • 706.258.3803
  • escaperoomblueridge.com
  • Appointment Only – Due to Covid-19 masks are highly recommended to protect yourselves and staff.

Movie Night

 Swan Drive-In Blue Ridge

Swan Drive-In 

Enjoy one of the few drive-ins left in America. 

  • 651 Summit St., Blue Ridge, GA
  • 706.632.5235
  • Showtime 7:15pm. Open Weekends only
  • swan-drive-in.com

 

Kid-Friendly Food

Mystic Mountain Pizza

Mystic Mountain Pizza

Love this pizza! You may have to wait a bit so order then go bowl a few frames nearby.

  • 4118 E 1st St, Blue Ridge, GA
  • 706.946.0378

 

Fightingtown Tavern 

Fightingtown Tavern

There is definitely a family-friendly atmosphere here.

  • 511 E Main St, Blue Ridge, GA 
  • 706.946.2006
  • https://www.fightingtowntavern.com

 

Chester Brunnenmeyer's Blue Ridge, GA

Chester Brunnenmeyers”s Bar & Grill (Chester’s)

Everyone will love this place but it's not huge so be prepared to wait for a table.

 

Chocolate Express Blue Ridge, GA

The Chocolate Express

For just a little something sweet, drop by this place for delicious hand-dipped chocolates and homemade fudge.

 

As you can see, there are plenty of things to keep your gang busy, rain or shine, summer or winter. This is just the tip of the iceberg. So pack up the kids and join us in Blue Ridge. Book your stay at Century View Lodge today!

 

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