Atlanta Metro / Jonesboro

Clayton County Visitor Center

104 North Main Street
Jonesboro, GA 30236

770-478-4800 | 800-662-7829
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Make your first stop in Clayton County Visitor Center to gather information, maps or event calendars. While you're there, tour the Road to Tara Museum and purchase souvenirs from the gift shop featuring "Gone With the Wind" items, regional food and gifts. 

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Monday: 8:30AM - 5:00PM
    Tuesday: 8:30AM - 5:00PM
    Wednesday: 8:30AM - 5:00PM
    Thursday: 8:30AM - 5:00PM
    Friday: 8:30AM - 5:00PM
    Saturday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM

    Designations

    Regional Visitor Information Center Program-Certified Welcome Centers

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking

    Parking on Site

    Public Restrooms

    General Information

    Family-friendly

    Open Year 'Round

    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly

    Motorcoach-friendly

    Information/Services Provided

    Maps/Brochures/Guides

    Welcome Center

    Service Type

    Convention & Visitor Bureau (CVB)

Events

  • 2018 Juried Art Show & Competition

    2018 Juried Art Show & Competition

    01/02/2018 - 02/28/2018

    Georgia's artists in all media compete for awards at Arts Clayton Gallery's annual Juried Art Show. Come by and see all the pieces entered into this year's competition. 

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  • Atlanta Audubon Society Birding Field Trip

    Atlanta Audubon Society Birding Field Trip

    02/14/2018 - 04/11/2018

    Look for resident birds such as woodpeckers (including Pileated Woodpeckers), warblers, thrushes, and Barred Owls. The trail is very wide, flat, and is less than 2 miles round trip. It passes through mature deciduous forest and along several ponds.

    Beginning birders are welcome on our trips because this is a great way to learn about birds and to meet other people that share your love of birds and the outdoors!

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  • Elias String Quartet

    Elias String Quartet

    02/25/2018 - 02/25/2018

    "Magic moments abound" in performances by the Elias String Quartet; its "ability to live and breathe each phrase with an enraptured sensitivity proves revelatory" (The Strad). In addition to "imaginative, full-blooded playing and impeccable ensemble" (Classic FM Magazine), "this immensely talented string quartet has the rare quality of unforced spontaneity" (The Sunday Telegraph).

    Join us for a pre-concert talk at 2 p.m. with Dr. Kurt-Alexander Zeller.

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  • Didgeridoo Down Under presents A Musical Tour of Australia

    Didgeridoo Down Under presents A Musical Tour of Australia

    03/02/2018 - 03/02/2018

    Didgeridoo Down Under offers the most exciting Australia-themed shows, concerts and workshops in the U.S. Our highly-acclaimed DDU show is a unique fusion of music, culture, art, science, comedy, literacy, character building, anti-bullying, environmentalism and audience participation. The didgeridoo, usually a hollow tree trunk, has been played by Aboriginal Australians for at least 1,500 years, and is known for its otherworldly sound. But DDU is much more than music. It's interactive, educat... read more

  • Billy Jonas

    Billy Jonas

    03/07/2018 - 03/07/2018

    Billy Jonas has toured around the world since 1987. He performs with the Billy Jonas Band as well as solo. "Billy Jonas is a multi-layered, percussion-driven, tribal rhythm, urban harmony and folk music maestro." - Ear Candy

    This program is all about participation. Concerts include sing-a-longs, bang-a-longs, and an improvised song with audience suggestions. Instruments include voices, guitar and homemade, recyclable, object instruments. Themes include ecological awareness, comm... read more

  • Imogen Cooper

    Imogen Cooper

    03/10/2018 - 03/10/2018

    Proclaiming Imogen Cooper a "British piano goddess," The Philadelphia Inquirer also cites her charisma: she is "the sort of pianist who contextualizes, elevates, and transforms music you thought you knew. Her tone took on radiance, precision, and cognitive depth that telegraphed worlds of emotion with only a few notes."

    As well, "she finds a rare poignancy" that is "most affecting - and indeed it is this element that is a constant feature of Cooper's playing" (Gramophone)... read more

  • David Russell

    David Russell

    03/11/2018 - 03/11/2018

    Grammy Award-winning guitarist David Russell is hailed as "an artist of formidable technical accomplishment and wonderfully sophisticated musicianship. He drew forth spellbindingly evocative playing and a luscious singing tone" (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution).

    "His luminous sound; the elegant simplicity and speaking quality of his playing; the grace of his ornamentation; his precise and supple rhythmic sense; all these made for wonderful listening" (The Ann Arbor News)... read more

  • Capitol City Opera Seussome Twosome

    Capitol City Opera Seussome Twosome

    03/13/2018 - 03/13/2018

    Don't let the word "opera" scare you - with bright costumes, zany characters, and well-loved stories, this is extremely kid-friendly classical music. Using the exact prose written by Theodor Geisel, this is an excellent and easy to understand introduction into the world of fine arts. Extensive audience interaction and the use of five students on stage during the show keeps everyone engaged and interested. Let Gertrude McFuzz and Sam-I-Am show your students the importance of loving yourself ju... read more

  • Magnolia Room Luncheon and Historical Fashion Show

    Magnolia Room Luncheon and Historical Fashion Show

    03/17/2018 - 03/17/2018

    Step back in time to the famous Magnolia Room at Rich's for lunch. Enjoy a historical fashion show featuring fashion from the Middle Ages through the 1860s.

    The lunch will be a special meal paying homage to the beloved Chicken Salad Plate from The Magnolia Room of Rich's Department Store. This unique event promises to be a fun and memorable time. Tickets are $30 and include lunch, dessert, and the fashion show.

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  • Terell Stafford Quintet

    Terell Stafford Quintet

    03/17/2018 - 03/17/2018

    Terell Stafford has been hailed as "one of the greatest players of our time, a fabulous trumpet player" by piano legend McCoy Tyner. Known for being a gifted and versatile player with a voice all his own, Stafford combines lyricism and a deep love of melody with a spirited, adventerous edge.

    "A bright and assertive trumpeter with a solid hard-bop footing" and a style "combustible but controlled," leading jazz trumpeter Terell Stafford "has alchemized his influences in a way that feels ... read more

  • Clayton State University Orchestra presents Music and Magic

    Clayton State University Orchestra presents Music and Magic

    03/22/2018 - 03/22/2018

    String players at Clayton State participate in two orchestras - a string orchestra and a symphony orchestra - performing one concert with each semester. Wind, brass and percussion players participate in the symphony orchestra playing two concerts each semester. For symphony orchestra concerts, Clayton State music students join with the Southern Crescent Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Richard Bell leads the program.

    This concert is a don't miss! Each section of the orchestra demonstrates how ... read more

  • Spelman Glee Club

    Spelman Glee Club

    03/27/2018 - 03/27/2018

    Join us at Spivey Hall for a musical performance by the Spelman College Glee Club on Tuesday, March 27 at 11 a.m.

    The Spelman College Glee Club, whose repertoire consists of sacred and secular choral literature for women's voices with special emphasis on traditional spirituals, music by African-American composers, and music from many cultures and commissioned works, has maintained a reputation of choral excellence for over fifty years. It has had the unique opportunity to perform with ... read more

  • Fleeting Pleasures: Japanese Woodblock Prints

    Fleeting Pleasures: Japanese Woodblock Prints

    04/03/2018 - 05/31/2018

    Arts Clayton Gallery is partnering with the Japan Consular Office and the Georgia Museum of Art to display woodblock prints, kites and kimonos.

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  • Julia Bullock, soprano and John Arida, piano

    Julia Bullock, soprano and John Arida, piano

    04/07/2018 - 04/07/2018

    "It is rare to find a classical singer who can truly project an aura onstage. Julia Bullock . . . definitely has it, and she is off to a fine career" (The New Yorker). Opera News extols, "Bullock's radiant soprano shines brightly and unfailingly . . . Most compellingly, however, she communicates intense, authentic feeling, as if she were singing right from her soul."

    "Bullock is the complete package, with a lovely rich voice that's well-trained and intelligently used; commanding... read more

  • Wild Azalea Festival

    Wild Azalea Festival

    04/07/2018 - 04/07/2018

    Reynolds Nature Preserve is hosting its annual Wild Azalea Festival this spring featuring guided hikes, live animal shows, hands-on workshops and native plant sales. Whether you're new to Reynolds Nature Preserve or not, this is a great event for the whole family to enjoy the outdoors.

    Parking is limited, so visitors can park at Babb Middle School, and a shuttle will be available for transport.

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  • Alcee Chriss III

    Alcee Chriss III

    04/14/2018 - 04/14/2018

    Alcee Chriss III has performed in North America and Europe as an outstanding young concert artist of virtuosity and versatility. In addition to being a "Rising Star" performer at the 2014 American Guild of Organists (AGO) National Convention, he is a top-prize winner of prestigious international competitions and an Oberlin Conservatory of Music alumnus. He is currently earning his doctorate at McGill University.

    "His technique, masterful interpretations, and creative registrations were... read more

  • Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

    Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

    04/15/2018 - 04/15/2018

    They're back. Yes, again. (They sold out last time.) Like no other ensemble, and using instruments bought with loose change, the all-singing, all-strumming Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain believes that all genres of music are available for reinterpretation, as long as they are played on the ukulele.

    A concert by the Ukulele Orchestra is a funny, virtuosic, twanging, awesome, foot-stomping obituary of rock 'n' roll and melodious light entertainment, revealing unexpected musical insig... read more

  • Gerald Finley & Julius Drake

    Gerald Finley & Julius Drake

    04/28/2018 - 04/28/2018

    "One of the supreme singer-actors of our day" (The New Yorker), Canadian bass-baritone Gerald Finley "has long been recognized as a recitalist of rare versatility" (The New York Times). With "the formidable pianist Julius Drake" (The New Yorker), the two outstanding artists are renowned by Gramophone as "a great partnership." "Vocal recitals don't get better than this" (The Globe and Mail).

    With "his dream voice, a wonderfully full, seamless baritone, which ... read more

  • Truls Mork & Behzod Abduraimov

    Truls Mork & Behzod Abduraimov

    05/05/2018 - 05/05/2018

    Celebrated Norwegian cellist Truls Mørk "has tremendous stature as a recitalist," praises The Strad: "By turns tender, introverted, fiery and passionate, he constantly propelled us forward on this compelling epic journey."

    With the gift of making his cello "sing with unforced splendor" (The New Yorker), "Truls Mørk shows an infinite amount of musicianship . . . A great artist at work" (Le Temps). He collaborates with the dynamic Uzbek pianist Behzod Abduraimov, a... read more

  • Paul Lewis

    Paul Lewis

    05/06/2018 - 05/06/2018

    Paul Lewis is hailed by The Guardian as "the most illustrious and talented British-born pianist for generations . . . His timbre and sonority are crystalline, direct, intense and deeply emotional but free from theatricality and impetuosity."

    "How great is his affinity for the Viennese Classical style," admires the Chicago Tribune; "but we also know him to be a full-blooded Beethoven interpreter whose virtuoso brilliance and deft touch illuminate every familiar phrase." read more

  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra features The Four Seasons

    Atlanta Symphony Orchestra features The Four Seasons

    05/12/2018 - 05/12/2018

    The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra makes a special Spivey Hall appearance featuring one of classical music's most popular works, The Four Seasons by Italian Baroque composer Antonio Vivaldi, showcasing ASO Associate Concertmaster Justin Bruns as violin soloist. A lively opera overture by Gioacchino Rossini opens the program conducted by ASO Assistant Conductor Stephen Mulligan, concluding with Mendelssohn's brilliant Symphony No. 4, inspired by the composer's travels in Italy.

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  • Victorian Mourning Tours

    Victorian Mourning Tours

    08/20/2018 - 09/01/2018

    The custom of mourning was elevated to an art form during the Victorian Period. The elaborate mourning rituals illustrate the values placed on the family, social convention and respectability. Take a tour and learn the ways of "mourning well."

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