What to do in Athens, GA

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Athens Attractions

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What to do in Athens

Free Things to Do in Athens

There's no need to give your credit card a workout in Athens. The following won't even cost a cent.

Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall Sports Museum - Take the entire family and set out on a journey through history with each other.

Athens Arena - This is a great place to get your culture hit and find out about the area's artistic side.

Parkview Recreation Center - You can't beat this place if your goal is to kick your heels up and join in the fun.

Reese Street Historic District - Come to grips with some of the intriguing history of the area through this site.

Athens Warehouse Historic District - Discover for yourself why visitors and locals alike gravitate toward the unique vibe of this place.

Farmers Market - If you're eager to check out some of the more important or unique places in the community, this is a great place to start.

Parkview Recreation Center - Grab your blanket, throw together a few snacks and find a comfortable spot to relish Mother Nature.


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Your vacation in Athens won’t cost an arm and a leg with free things like these to keep you busy:

  • University of Georgia
  • Tanger Outlets
  • Georgia Square Mall
  • Sandy Creek Park

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