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Ten Popular Things to Do in and Around Douglasville
Whether you prefer exploring natures bounty, enjoying the arts, festivals or gardens, or a peaceful tract of wilderness or shopping excursions, there are so many things to do in Douglasville there’s really something for everyone. Below you’ll see our list of 10 of the best things to do in Douglasville. But, don't forget to check out our complete list of attractions in Douglasville.
 
Arbor Place Mall
 Arbor Place.jpg It's a great shopping place

Visit Arbor Place Mall, that features the best shopping, dining and entertainment west of Atlanta. Arbor Place gives you more choices for the whole family all under one roof. Enjoy a movie at the theatre, Regal Cinema 18, or shop at many of the great stores. The food court features delicious eateries and hosts several entertaining events.
 Dog River Recreational Complex
 Dog River.jpg A good piece of quality outdoor fun

The Dog River Recreational Complex includes a 256-acre lake for fishing, boating and kayaking. The Complex is surrounded by some of southwestern Douglas County’s most beautiful scenery and is home to the The Dog River Reservoir, Douglas County’s principal drinking water supply.

The complex is one of Douglas County’s most unique and precious natural resources rich with history. To enjoy the peace and tranquility, the Complex offers a pavilion for rental, picnic tables, grills and a gazebo. Visit ddcwsa.com/recreational-complex.html for more details or call 770-920-3884.
 Foxhall Sporting Club
 Foxhall resort.jpg America’s premier Sporting Club

Foxhall encompassing over 1,100 acres of sportsman paradise. Nestled along the Chattahoochee River, Foxhall includes a world-class equestrian facility, a 15 station sporting clays course, two 5-stands and a wobble trap, an archery range and 3-D course, 16 lakes for boating and fishing opportunities, guided ATV trail rides, as well as over 15 miles of intricate biking, hiking and horseback riding trails. Popular sports lawn activities include bocce ball courts, croquet lawns, horseshoe pits, volleyball courts and a golf driving range, in addition to multipurpose sport lawns. Visit us at 8000 Capps Ferry Road in Douglasville, or contact us at 770-489-4380.
 Historic Downtown Douglasville
 Downtown.jpg A unique blend of small-town ambiance and impressive entertainment

Douglasville’s downtown area is central to art galleries, markets, historic landmarks, shops, restaurants, and entertainment. Visitors can enjoy walking along the streets of downtown while soaking up the city’s charming scenery listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
 Penny McHenry Hydrangea Festival
 Hydrangea.jpg Enduring grace and beauty

The Hydrangea Festival, sponsored by the Douglas County Tourism and History Commission, is a great way to kick the summer off! In addition to local residents, the festival attracts attendees throughout Georgia and the nation as well as foreign countries. The festival honors Penny McHenry, the founder of the American Hydrangea Society, and will be held Saturday and Sunday, June 1 and 2. Saturday’s daytime events include a Festival Market featuring plants, fine arts, antiques, jewelry, food items and many other things. Daytime garden tours, display gardens and lectures will also be available. Moonlight and Magnolias, held Saturday night, features a three course dinner and a tour through three gardens. Sunday’s events include a series of teas at Le Jardin Blanc. Tickets for this event are $50 and can be obtained through Le Jardin Blanc by calling 678-838-4449.
 Six Flags Over Georgia
 Six Flags.jpg Big adventures, big fun

Six Flags Over Georgia, located only 10 minutes from Douglasville, is a 100-acre park with awesome rides, great shows, and incredible attractions. Opening in spring and closing in the Fall of each year, Six Flags is a great place to bring the family for a full day of fun. Get your discounted tickets to Six Flags offered by the Douglasville Convention & Visitors Bureau at the Douglasville Welcome Center in Douglasville.
 Sweetwater Creek State Park
 Sweetwater Creek.jpg Enjoy nature's bounty

Sweetwater Creek State Park is a peaceful tract of wilderness only minutes from downtown Atlanta. A wooded trail follows the stream to the ruins of the New Manchester Manufacturing Company, a textile mill burned during the Civil War. Beyond the mill, the trail climbs rocky bluffs to provide views of the beautiful rapids below. Additional trails wind through fields and forest. Park rangers lead informative hikes to these areas throughout the year. The 215-acre George Sparks Reservoir is popular with anglers and provides a pretty setting for feeding ducks and picnicking. During warmer months, the park rents fishing boats, canoes and pedal boats. An award-winning Visitor Center—one of the most environmentally responsible buildings in the country—features exhibits on the area’s history, wildlife displays, trail maps, snacks and a gift shop. For more info visit gastateparks.org/SweetwaterCreek.
 Taste of Douglasville
 Taste of Douglasville.jpg Get your taste buds ready to sample a Taste of Douglasville!

The Taste of Douglasville event has a little something for everyone and is the great way to sample some of the area’s best restaurants. Plus, there are always interesting vendors and enjoyable entertainment. Taste of Douglasville welcomes about 10,000 attendees to a celebration of sun, food, music and merrimentLocal restaurants, two stages of continuous entertainment, an Arts and Crafts Section, a Children’s Activity area, and civic and business participation booths, all take over downtown Douglasville for a day long festival, making Taste of Douglasville one of Douglasville’s most popular events. The event takes place mid May and attendance is free, with food selections costing between $1-$4 each. For more information contact the Cultural Arts Council at 770-949-2787, or visit www.artsdouglas.org.
 Wednesday WindDown Summer Jazz and R&B Concert Series
 Wednesday WindDown.jpg Get over the hump day with smooth musical performances

Come groove to Jazz and R&B music performed live on O’Neal Plaza featuring some of the hottest bands around. Bring your own seating, and relax and unwind at the Douglasville Wednesday WindDown Summer Jazz and R&B Concert Series. This event is free and open to the public to attend. To learn more call, 770-947-5920.
 West Pines Golf Club
 Golf.jpg How about a round of golf!

West Pines is the single best golfing value in metro Atlanta. The course features, four sets of tees to ensure an enjoyable experience for golfers of all skill levels, a full practice range and putting green. Of particular interest is the feel of the golf course which features rolling hills and numerous wooded areas. With several adjoining fairways, the West Pines golf course has plenty of room to play and offers beautiful vistas throughout the round.