Whether you love history, culture, the peacefulness of the great outdoors, or the excitement of entertainment, Roswell offers a wide selection of attractions to see and tours to take.
The distinctive character of Roswell is found in its architecture, history, arts and culture. At the heart of the historic district you’ll find the award-winning Canton Street, with its shops, art galleries, hip restaurants and sidewalk cafes. Bustling with vitality, Canton Street has among its many awards the designation as a Great Places In Georgia – Great Street. This area is home to what has become known as the “best street party in metro Atlanta,” Alive In Roswell (April – October the third Thursday of each month).
Considered a “foodie” destination, Roswell has 200 plus independent restaurants from which to choose. Add some flavor to your tour to enhance the culinary experience; try an olive oil and balsamic vinegar tasting at Oli+Ve or get hands on at Chamberlain’s Chocolate Factory by making your own chocolate treat to take home.
Daily tours are available at Barrington Hall, Bulloch Hall and Smith Plantation. These three antebellum homes are known as the Southern Trilogy and tell the authentic story of the American South. Nighttime Ghost Walks lead by paranormal investigators focus on the toilsome tales of the mill village and the stories of ghosts said to dwell behind the mansion walls.
Roswell has a wealth of cultural experiences and visual arts created by well-established and up-and-coming artists. Colorful galleries are found throughout Roswell, providing opportunities to “meet the artists.” As you explore the city, the rich artistic culture is evident. Art Festivals, ArtAround Roswell Permanent Sculptures, and a variety of special events, exhibits and activities fill the calendar.
The award winning Georgia Ensemble Theatre presents professional theatre from its home in Roswell Cultural Arts Center. With comedies, musicals and drama filled productions, there are great options to choose from.
Located on the northern banks of the Chattahoochee River in an area once called “Enchanted Land,” this city is known as a nature lover’s haven. Enjoy exploring Roswell with a hike, stroll or by canoe, kayak or raft. Keep a pair of binoculars handy for bird watching and perhaps a journal to log the flora and fauna you will find along the way. Head to the Chattahoochee Nature Center for a guided tour of the grounds or a special wildlife program.
For fun that will get your adrenaline pumping, visit Andretti Indoor Karting & Games, Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park and Area 51-The Fringe Miniature Golf. They all offer unique entertainment opportunities for groups.
To begin your excursion of Roswell, stop by the Roswell Visitor Center, 617 Atlanta Street. Here you will receive a friendly welcome, maps and printed materials of the area, and view a short video of all there is to see and do. www.visitroswellga.com or 800-776-7935
Canton Street in the historic district is filled with its shops, art galleries, hip restaurants and sidewalk cafes.
Travelers can make their own chocolate treats at Chamberlain’s Chocolate Factory
Groups members enjoying an olive oil and balsamic vinegar tasting at Oli+Ve