Points of Interest
Photo courtesy of Gwinnett Convention & Visitors Bureau, by Rick Diamond
Whatever your definition of fun, you're bound to find something of interest in Gwinnett County, nearby Atlanta, or the north Georgia mountains. Area attractions are too numerous to list, but just some of what you'll find very close by include the Southeastern Railway Museum, Lake Lanier, Zoo Atlanta and its panda bears, Stone Mountain, the World of Coca-Cola, the Arena at Gwinnett Center, waterfalls, professional sporting events, several museums including the Hudgens Center for the Arts, and historical sites. The Gwinnett Convention and Visitors Bureau website provides information about Gwinnett County and Atlanta area attractions.
Shop 'Til You Drop
Several small shops, including a regionally known home décor store and several antique stores, are located in and around the City. And if it's big-time shopping you want, then you couldn't be more centrally located than Suwanee. The City is located halfway between the county's two major malls, Gwinnett Place Mall in Duluth and the Mall of Georgia in Buford; each is about 10-15 minutes away. In addition, Discover Mills outlet mall also is very close by, located only two exits south on I-85. Other outlet shopping is available north on Interstate 85, exit 149, and off Georgia 400 in Dawsonville.
Parks and Recreation
Through its award-winning Open Space Initiative, begun in 2002, the City of Suwanee has acquired more than 300 acres of open space, created four new parks, and extended its multipurpose trail system. Each park has its own “personality” and unique uses. Suwanee offers a community-built super playground for children, PlayTown Suwanee; its urban park and community “front yard,” Town Center Park; the multi-faceted Sims Lake Park; and Suwanee Creek Park, which remains largely in its natural state and serves as the main trailhead for the four-mile Suwanee Creek Greenway. Learn more about Suwanee’s parks.
In addition, Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation, which operates George Pierce Park and its many active recreational programs, was recognized in 2008 as the top park agency in the nation by the National Recreation and Park Association and the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration. Gwinnett County manages nearly 9,000 acres of parkland.
More in Suwanee
In addition to our award-winning parks and the array of nearby amenities, Suwanee offers its own quaint charm. Enjoy shopping, dining, splashing, or simply relaxing at Town Center. Historic Old Town offers additional shops and a red caboose on which children enjoy climbing.