There are so many things that are interesting to do in the Atlanta area. We have professional baseball, soccer, basketball teams to root for. We have arts and crafts shows going on all the time. There is the renaissance Fair just south of town. The ocean is 4-5 hours away. The mountains are an hour away. We have museums and puppetry arts. There are walking and biking trails. You name it and we probably have it.
The one place I have been wanting to go to forever is the Delta Flight Museum and I got to go this past weekend. This museum is housed in a large hangar at the Atlanta airport. There are planes inside and out. While it is a great Delta Airlines commercial, it is a fun place to spend several hours.
There are displays showing the airline's origins in the delta of Louisiana. (Hence the name) Displays showing gear used in the old planes, hands on exhibits and cool airplanes you can enter and walk through. Specifically the Spirt of Delta, a 737 given to the airline by it's employees and a full 747 outside that you can walk through as well.
I think the coolest thing is the full flight simulator. This is run by a retired commercial pilot who will let you sit inside with him while he preforms touch and go landings at an airport of his choice. And, for around $475 you can book the simulator for an hour and fly yourself with the help of an instructor. This is definitely on my to do list. A note of caution, this is so realistic that some may experience motion sickness.
So, if you are looking for something fun to do in the Atlanta area, check out the Delta Flight Museum.