As you wrap that extra blanket around yourself and dream of summer, don't feel forced to stay locked up in your house all winter long.
These indoor locations offer a wide variety of fun, excitement and entertainment for the whole family. So, button up that coat and get ready to have a blast at these locations around the state:
Museum of Aviation in Warner Robbins
1942 Heritage Blvd., Robins Air Force Base, 478-926-6870, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, admission is free, www.museumofaviation.org.
The second-largest museum in the U.S. Air Force, the Museum of Aviation in Warner Robbins boasts award-winning exhibits and 85 historic aircraft, cockpits, missiles and more throughout its 51-acre complex. Be sure to see the Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame and the 20 aircraft displayed on the field.
Babyland General Hospital in Cleveland
300 N.O.K. Drive, Cleveland, 706-865-2171, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, admission is free, www.babylandgeneral.com.
Cabbage Patch Kids fans shouldn't pass up a chance to visit Babyland General Hospital in the North Georgia Mountains. Experience a world filled with imagination, whimsy and a lot of bald heads as you tour the hospital, watch the birth of hand-sculpted dolls, enjoy detailed displays and exhibits and find a special Cabbage Patch Kid to bring home.
Lakepoint Station in Cartersville
77 Old Allatoona Road, Cartersville, 678-719-0921, 2 - 9 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 2 - 11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, prices vary, www.lakepointstation.com.
Break out of the winter blues with a visit to one of the most entertaining hot spots in the South - Lakepoint Station in Cartersville. This all-in-one family fun location offers rock climbing, indoor and outdoor mini-golf, laser adventures (complete with a maze of mirrors and a large laser tag room), over 50 arcade-style games, gem mining and more.
Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in Macon
301 Cherry St., Macon, 478-752-1585, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, students and military, $3.50 for children 16 and under, www.georgiasportshalloffame.com.
Sports fans will enjoy spending a day touring the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, located right in the heart of Macon. This 43,000-square-foot sports museum, which honors over 400 inductees, features exciting, high-energy exhibits that include preparatory, college-level, amateur and professional sports. You'll also enjoy perusing the research library and picking out a special souvenir from the gift shop.
Tellus Science Museum in Cartersville
100 Tellus Drive, Cartersville, 770-606-5700, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission is $15.95 for adults, $13.95 for seniors, $11.95 for students and children ages 3 through 17, free for military, half price for dependents of active-duty military, www.tellusmuseum.org.
This world-class museum offers visitors some of the most phenomenal science exhibits and displays found anywhere. From an extensive fossil and mineral collection to interactive, hands-on activities, there's something for everyone at Tellus. Besides touring the galleries, you'll also spend some time panning for fossils and gems, enjoying a planetarium show, touring the Solar House, gazing up at massive dinosaur skeletons and dining at the cafe.