Explore things to do in Griffin, GA and nearby Atlanta

Situated off Highway 41 and a little less than an hour from downtown Atlanta, the Country Inn & Suites, Griffin, GA makes it easy for you to explore Atlanta’s metropolitan area, from touring World of Coca-Cola to catching a game at State Farm Arena. For things to do closer to your hotel room, you can pack a picnic and head to Wyomia Tyus Olympic Park for a walk along the nature trail or some practice in the batting and pitching cages. Downtown Griffin offers thriving local arts, dining, and music scenes. Looking for more excitement? At Atlanta Motor Speedway, just eight miles away, you can sit front row at NASCAR races or take on the Richard Petty Driving Experience yourself. History buffs will want to tour the site of two Civil War battles at Nash Farms Battlefield & Museum, 15 miles from the hotel.

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Centennial Olympic Park

33.42 mi / 53.79 km from the hotel
Once the central site of the 1996 Olympics, this park is ideal for jogging, picnicking, or catching a live concert. Bring the kids to splash in the Fountain of Rings and enjoy the various festivals that take place throughout the year.

Downtown Atlanta

32.97 mi / 53.06 km from the hotel
Spend the day in downtown Atlanta to experience excellent dining, great shopping, and an extraordinary art scene. You’ll also find popular attractions such as Georgia Aquarium and CNN Studios.

World of Coca-Cola

33.47 mi / 53.86 km from the hotel
This fascinating museum offers interactive exhibits and memorabilia detailing the history of one of the world’s most recognizable brands. Save a few minutes to taste more than 100 sodas from around the globe.

Atlanta Motor Speedway

6.94 mi / 11.17 km from the hotel
Hosting events from NASCAR races to Monster Jam, this storied race track provides plenty of excitement for the whole family. Watch your favorite driver speed around the track or experience the thrill yourself with a test drive in a NASCAR stock car.

Georgia Station

1.54 mi / 2.49 km from the hotel
Operated by the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, the Georgia Experiment Station focuses on the region’s agricultural industry. It conducts research in several areas, including soil erosion and crop production.

Georgia World Congress Center

33.42 mi / 53.79 km from the hotel
The convention center at GWCC boasts 1.5 million square feet of exhibition space and hosts events that draw more than a million visitors a year.

Griffin Historic Downtown

3.11 mi / 5 km from the hotel
Explore the dining and entertainment options in downtown Griffin, where you can find live music, a theater, and seasonal festivals.

Nash Farm Battlefield

11.93 mi / 19.2 km from the hotel
Known in the 1860s as Nash Farm, this 204-acre park saw two Civil War battles and Kilpatrick’s Raid, and also served as a Confederate campsite. You can take a self-guided tour using the markers sprinkled throughout the park.

Philips Arena

33.13 mi / 53.32 km from the hotel
Take a seat courtside to cheer for the Atlanta Hawks NBA basketball team. This arena also welcomes live concerts and special shows like the Harlem Globetrotters.

The Club at Shoal Creek Golf Course

2.68 mi / 4.32 km from the hotel
When playing this course, be sure to keep your eyes open for the wildlife that hangs out near the fairways. You might spot animals like birds, deer, rabbits, and the resident bald eagle.

Wyomia Tyus Olympic Park

1.05 mi / 1.7 km from the hotel
This 164-acre park offers visitors a beautiful nature trail, pavilions, and play areas, plus soccer and baseball complexes. You can also get in a workout using the stretching and exercise areas and the well-lit rubberized and paved trails.