Another fun day would be to go to the kids museum. I think it *might* be a little young for the 10 yr old, but maybe not. Check it out here
, and if you have a museum membership in your hometown, often there is a reciprocal plan.
Right across the street is Centennial Olympic park
with the fountains that kids can play in and free concerts. Its been muggy and in the 80's here, so a day in the fountains would probably work out well. (Free). Across from there is also CNN Center
where you can take a tour and see how the news is made.
Another freebie is the GA Capital
if you are into history, etc. They have free tours, and its a neat building. There is a museum there too, with weird stuff like a 2 headed snake. (Not sure what that has to do with govt? :LOL )
Near the capital is Underground Atlanta
, pretty much just a shopping mall, but most people say you need to visit it when you go to Atlana. I like the pralines in the candy shop.
The zoo is a bit pricey and from what I understand, not much compared to other metro zoos, so you might want to skip that one.
You can also tour the governors mansion
and the Atlanta History Center
is near there as well.
A few other cheap places that some mamas like are the Chattahoochie Nature Center
and some of the State Parks
around the area. I love Amicalola Falls, but its probably around 2 hours from downtown Atlanta.
Then there are the usual water parks, Six Flags and other stuff that you can find everywhere else.
Some other advice, if you are travelling outside of downtown be careful of traffic and plan accordingly. Its horrid! So avoid travelling out of downtown between 4-7 by car.
Oh and here is one more site for things I may have missed! 50 fun things to do and see in Atlanta.
Have fun! :LOL
ETA: Didn't see the post above when I was posting. The zoo for free is fun. I just don't think its worth the high ticket price if you were just going for that!