Alpharetta, Georgia is flourishing with classic Southern charm. Located only 22 miles north of Atlanta, this city is bursting with life and culture. The area is known for being an affluent, family-friendly city, but in addition to the typical forms of entertainment you’d expect to find, you can explore the following five Alpharetta attractions that are free.
The Walk of Memories
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This moving tribute to Georgian military service personnel who have passed away is an inspiring memorial. More than 7,000 bricks line this walkway that weaves through the lightly wooded terrain. Along the walk, visitors will also be able to get an up-close look at a military tank, a helicopter, and a Navy gun on display.
The Walk of Memories is a way to educate visitors and provide them with an experience they have likely never had as they honor those who sacrificed lives in service to the United States.
Established in 2008, this arboretum resides in the 100-acre Wills Park. The arboretum is dedicated to showcasing the gorgeous assortment of 26 native tree species that inhabit the U.S. Southeast.
Displayed in their natural habitat, this area is a spectacle of ecological wonder just waiting to be discovered.
Alpharetta History Walk
Take a step back in time during this self-guided tour of historic Alpharetta. Pick up a complimentary Alpharetta History Walk brochure at the Alpharetta Welcome Center and start your adventure.
The brochure highlights all 22 significant spots along the tour and provides visitors with a snapshot of the terrain.
Learn about the purposes of the buildings along the route and see what time has transformed them into. Imagine a simpler time when the roots of its residents were starting to develop and contemplate what the future may have in store.
Alpharetta Big Creek Greenway
This 6.1-mile-long paved walkway is a healthy way to explore the city. Whether you prefer to walk, run, bike, or skate, this awesome pathway allows you to see Alpharetta from a different perspective.
Additionally, if you are looking to add a little extra exercise to this route, you’ll find different offshoots of the greenway used as mountain biking trails.
Waggy World Paw Park
Alpharetta takes creating affordable fun for the family to a new level with the scenic Waggy World Paw Park.
This dog park is sectioned off in order to accommodate small, medium, and large dogs safely and comfortably. Owners can enjoy the outdoors with their dogs in this safe, fenced-in park while the dogs themselves are able to socialize and play freely.
If you are looking for a place to call home during this adventure, explore the many affordable hotels throughout Alpharetta, some of which are within walking distance of these free attractions.
The attractions listed above and others like them that can be found around Alpharetta can create lasting memories for you and your family like no other experience could. When you take time to explore them, what you discover is limited only by your imagination.