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Tripsavvy's Editorial Guidelines Kate Parham Kordsmeier Updated 08/23/19 Share Pin Email Daniela Duncan / Getty Images 01 of 10 Affordable Attractions in Metro Atlanta Getty Images/WIN-Initiative Atlanta is home to some of the most unique attractions in the country (did someone say drive-in theaters and exotic animals?). As the home to many national brands, landmarks and museums, finding affordable things to do in Atlanta for large groups can be a heavy task, though our guide to 20 free things to do in Atlanta certainly helps. To keep your Atlanta outing as wallet-friendly as possible, follow this guide to low-cost fun. 02 of 10 Starlight Drive-In Theatre Jewelsy / Getty Images The Starlight Drive-In Theatre has been entertaining Atlantans since 1949. Still today, the drive-in is a great way to enjoy the warm Georgia weather, while watching great movies with even greater company. Tickets are only $8 for adults (12 and up), $6 for seniors (65 and up) and active service members/vets and $4 for kids (ages 3-11). This price includes two movies playing on the same screen during your visit. Although there is a snack bar where food can be purchased, you can save even more by bringing your own food and drinks. 03 of 10 The High Museum of Art Jackson Vance / TripSavvy Art Galleries & Museums 4.3 For a large family, visiting the High Museum of Art isn’t a cheap outing. With ticket prices at $14.50 for everyone age 6 and up, a family of four will cost $58 before tax. However, if you visit on a Friday, tickets are half price after 4 p.m. Even better, on the second Sunday of each month, the museum offers free admission along with special programming like story time, live music and art-making activities for the whole family. 04 of 10 The Margaret Mitchell House Wikimedia Commons/RolfMuelle For those who love classical literature, a trip to the Margaret Mitchell House, operated by the Atlanta History Center and home of the famed Gone With the Wind author is a great, affordable way to spend an afternoon. Adults cost just $13 and children only $5.50 (age 3 and under are free). Admission includes a guided tour and access to the house’s exhibitions: Margaret Mitchell: A Passion for Character and The Making of a Film Legend: Gone With the Wind, along with other seasonal events. Continue to 5 of 10 below. 05 of 10 Château Élan Winery PublicDomainPictures.net About an hour outside of Atlanta, Château Élan Winery is located on a 3500-acre estate with luxurious vineyards and a full-service winery and tasting bar. Take a day just for the adults and drive out to Château Élan, where a tour of the winery includes eight wines for only $25. 06 of 10 The Planetarium at Fernbank Science Center Jackson Vance / TripSavvy Visits to the Fernbank Science Center are completely free for both adults and children. However, tickets to the planetarium shows are $7 for adults and $5 for students (3-18) and seniors (62+) and are worth every penny. Check out the planetarium show schedule to see which shows are currently playing and when guided tours of the constellations and night’s sky will be given. 07 of 10 World of Coca-Cola Jackson Vance / TripSavvy This classic Atlanta attraction is a surefire way to begin your day in Atlanta before exploring other nearby parts of the city. In addition to reasonably priced general admission tickets ($17 for adults and $13 for kids), the World of Coca-Cola offers free admission to active duty, reserves and retired members of the U.S. Armed Forces. To redeem this offer, simply bring your military ID to the ticketing window. 08 of 10 The Fox Theatre Jackson Vance / TripSavvy Culture Vultures 4.2 The fabulous Fox Theatre is truly a gem of the city. Providing Atlantans with a stunning setting to see classic shows and musicians, the experience rivals that of Broadway. While tickets can be pricey, make some time to visit the theater during the day and see how all of the magic is created. Tours are given on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Prices are $18 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under. Continue to 9 of 10 below. 09 of 10 Atlanta State Farmer’s Market Getty Images/AdShooter Spend your afternoon taking the family along to pick up fresh seasonal produce in the largest outdoor farmer’s market in the United States. Products from local and international vendors are available for purchase 24 hours, 7 days a week on 150 acres. From watermelons and peaches to Vidalia onions, you’ll be sure to find what you need to complete tonight’s dinner. 10 of 10 Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary EyesWideOpen / Getty Images With 1200 species of domestic and exotic animals, it's hard to believe the self-guided tour of Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary is completely free. Including lions, tigers, and bears, you’ll get to learn about each of the different animals while following a paved walking trail throughout the habitat. Donations are recommended to help keep tours of the sanctuary free. Was this page helpful? Thanks for letting us know! Share Pin Email Tell us why! 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