Indoor skydiving at iFly Atlanta
Georgia has a number of waterparks, but you still have to brave the hot pavement at most of them. The exception is Great Wolf Lodge in LaGrange, which has an indoor waterpark that remains 84 degrees year-round. The family-focused accommodation and attraction grants guests entry into the waterpark, but locals and visitors also can get a day pass. Passes include life jackets, ropes courses, rock walls and other activities, and entry for kids under 2. Bring your own towel or purchase one onsite. Lockers are also available for rent.
Have you always wanted to go skydiving but don’t want to get in a plane? iFly Atlanta near The Battery Atlanta offers indoor skydiving. No parachute or jumping is required. Simply put on a jumpsuit and hop in the air flow. It recreates the feeling of skydiving without ever leaving the atmosphere.
Georgia is known for its wildlife and fishing, especially in the lakes and rivers around the state. But Go Fish Education Center in Perry has live fish exhibits with Georgia's species like trout and largemouth bass. Catch fish in the stocked pond, and enjoy interactive fishing and boating simulators.
Indoor Go Karts
Test out your driving skills at Andretti Indoor Karting and Games, which has locations in Marietta and Buford. They have a European-inspired indoor driving track where you can reach speeds of up to 40 miles per hour in Sodi GT5 go-karts. Andretti also has an indoor rock wall, zip line and ropes course, as well as arcade games and race simulators.
Indoor Rock Climbing
Georgia may not have massive peaks, but that doesn't mean you can't go rock climbing. Active Climbing Augusta is the first indoor climbing gym in Augusta and one of the best around. They have 18,000 square feet of 30-foot-tall rope climbing, World Cup-style bouldering and obstacles like you might see on "American Ninja Warrior."
Indoor archery classes are offered at Panola Mountain State Park in Stockbridge every month seasonally. No prior skills are necessary, so it's perfect for beginners and pros. All equipment is supplied. Test your skills in any weather at their indoor facility at the nature center. Classes are open to anyone ages 8 and above.
And, of course, you can cool off in one of the state's incredible museums covering just about every field from history to art to culture. See an 80-foot-long Apatosaurus at Tellus Science Museum in Cartersville, ride the Human Gyroscope at the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Macon, and see a World War II B-17 Flying Fortress at the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force in Pooler. There's no telling what you'll learn.