Discover the Southern charm of Duluth, a culturally diverse city with numerous shopping outlets, fine dining restaurants, annual festivals and outdoor concerts. The restored downtown area reveals an array of historic buildings, while Duluth’s close proximity to Atlanta offers convenient access to some of America’s top attractions.
Things to do in Duluth
History abounds in Duluth, particularly at the Southeastern Railway Museum, where you can see a fascinating collection of train artefacts and even ride a heritage locomotive. Culture vultures will enjoy a visit to the Hudgens Center for the Arts, which features a rotating display of visual art and hosts art classes for all ages.
Are you visiting Duluth with your family? Head to Bunten Road Park, where the kids can run around on sports fields, go wild in playgrounds and play on basketball courts. Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf is perfect for little golfers with its 18-hole mini-golf course with waterfalls and caves. On those hot Georgia days, cool off using the splash pads at Lillian Webb Park Norcross, which also has a gazebo, fountains and volleyball courts.
It’s all about indoor fun at Slingshot Entertainment, which houses ten-pin bowling lanes, challenging ninja courses and a restaurant. If you prefer to stay outside, then check out the water slides and lazy river at West Gwinnett Park & Aquatic Center. Travellers visiting with pets can let their four-legged pals run around at Chattapoochee Dog Park.
Only 35 minutes’ drive from Atlanta, Duluth offers direct access to world-famous attractions, such as the Georgia Aquarium, one of the largest in the world with over 100,000 animals. Don’t miss a visit to the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, home to Martin Luther King Jr.’s boyhood home.
Getting around Duluth
Duluth is 45 minutes’ drive from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport along the I-85 North. The city is also well-serviced by train and public bus networks, taxis and the Western Gwinnett Bikeway.