10 Things to Do in Monroe That You Shouldn't Miss

July 31, 2017 Tonie Szymanski

Monroe is a city in and the county seat of Walton County, Georgia, United States. It is located 40 minutes east of Atlanta via US-78 and I-20 westbound and 50 minutes east of Hartsfield Jackson Int'l Airport and is part of the suburban cities in the Atlanta metropolitan area. Monroe is also a city known for its film industry such as the filming of Hidden Figures. The population was 13,234 at the 2010 census and 13,478 at the 2016 census.
Restaurants in Monroe

1. The Story Shop

124 N Broad St, Monroe, GA 30655-1842 +1 678-635-8801
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5 based on 13 reviews

The Story Shop

The Story Shop is a whimsical, independent children's book shop exploding with imagination and wonder, where your favorite stories come to life!

Reviewed By Wendy T - Atlanta, Georgia

The Story Shop is perfection from top to bottom-- hidden around every corner of the shop you will find references to classic stories-- a wardrobe that leads to "Narnia", Peter Pan's shadow, a Hobbit hole, the Yellow Brick Road... and so much more! There are books for all ages-- from babies to teens. My only complaint is that they weren't around when my children were little to take advantage of their story times! Even as teenagers, however, they still love visiting this store and enjoying the books as well as literature-related gift items. My oldest even had some of her senior pictures taken in the store! The employees are always friendly and kind. We could not love a store much more than we love this local treasure!!

2. Ian Henderson's Antique Mall

600 S Broad St, Monroe, GA 30655-2126 +1 770-266-6696
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4 based on 37 reviews

Ian Henderson's Antique Mall

Reviewed By RetiredBeachers29526 - Conway, South Carolina

We have traveled across this country, visiting hundreds of antique malls, and unfortunately we have to say Ian Henderson's, in our opinion, failed miserably. First off, a tip to anyone who might want to visit this mall in warmer weather -- don't. There isn't any air-conditioning in the old building and the fans they have just don't do the job of cooling the place off so visitors can walk around comfortably. We saw more of what we would consider to be either yard sale finds, or flea market picks rather than antiques. Oh, and should you have the need to use their bathroom facility, don't!! It should be condemned by the Board of Health, it was that disgusting, and clearly, it had been that way for a very long time. With all the antique malls around, Ian Henderson's is one we would never recommend or go to ever again.

3. Revolutionaries Market

105 E Washington St, Monroe, GA 30655-1635 +1 678-635-8189
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Revolutionaries Market

The market is committed to inspiring customers to be creative with crafts, furniture, and their home decor, while building close ties with our community. We feature local Makers (like hand-poured soy candles, handmade jewelry, accessories, home decor, etc). We also have creative classes where you can make your own creations! Our past classes include cake decorating, sewing, canvas painting, etc.

Reviewed By chellbell76

Had a blast! Very knowledgeable staff and very helpful. The craft night included everything at a very reasonable price. LOVE the local items for sale in the shop!! I've purchased several jewelry items there & always get compliments on them.

4. Vintage Revival Antiques

601 S Madison Ave, Suite 100, Monroe, GA 30655-2759 +1 678-635-7533
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Vintage Revival Antiques

Here at Vintage Revival Antiques we offer a variety of booths filled with items from the past! We have everything from tons of records of all different genres, refurbished cast iron pots and pans, dated signage, to vintage architecture! We offer free coffee to sip on as you take a stroll through the past and see antique items you can't live without! Come join us from 10-6 Tuesdays- Fridays and 1-6 on Sundays!

Reviewed By TravelDreamer79 - suzyd79

From actual vintage to vintage-looking, this place has it! 1950s retro home decor and refinished farm tables to old school cast iron skillets. Prices aren't bad, items are definitely one-of-a-kind.Thank you for such a flattering review! We appreciate your business and hope to see you shopping with us again soon!

5. William Harris Homestead

3636 Georgia Highway 11, Monroe, GA +1 770-267-5844
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4.5 based on 5 reviews

William Harris Homestead

Reviewed By JourneyGirl1970 - Georgia

This is a gem of a place! Beautiful grounds, bring your picnic! One of their ancestors served under General George Washington and there are signed paystubs to show it. There is an interesting family cemetery and one of the deceased was one of the soldiers depicted in the famous WWII statue of IwoJima where a group of soldiers are struggling to put up an American flag. The historical interpreters there mesmerized our 4th grade students with true tales of the tough life of a Civil War soldier as well as realities of the stark hardships of life as a cotton farmer. It was really interesting. I have been visiting historical sites for decades and I can say that this place is exceptional! The hayride is fantastic! A wonderful and exciting ride through the woods! Looking forward to going back to their special events~!

6. Monroe Museum

227 S Broad St, Monroe, GA 30655-2117 +1 770-267-2741
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Eight governors have at some period of their lives considered Monroe or the surrounding Walton County home. Monroe and Walton County has a lifelong relationship with cotton. One of the leading producers in the state we had two cotton mills and literally dozens of cotton gins. Home of the nationally known Monroe Girls Drum & Bugle Corps.

Reviewed By Garland R

Outstanding museum. Captures interesting details of the history of Monroe. Exhibits are well done and give a real flavor of life in Monroe.

7. Skydive Monroe

535 Towler St, Monroe, GA 30655-2848
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Skydive Monroe

Reviewed By nicbo78 - Atlanta, Georgia

Had such a great time Skydive Monroe! Thanks to our instructors Bruce & Steve who kept us safe & comfortable. The dive itself was exhilarating! I highly recommend the rest of the staff was professional and courteous. Strongly recommend reservations and early morning to avoid the crowd.

8. Southern Roots Outfitter

117 N Broad St, Monroe, GA 30655-1869 +1 678-635-8129

Men's and Women's clothing store boutique

9. Peachy Keen

127 N Broad St, Monroe, GA 30655-1869 +1 678-635-3663
Peachy Keen

Women's clothing boutique that carries shoes, jewelry and gifts.

10. Rinse Bath & Body - Monroe

106 S Broad St, Monroe, GA 30655-2154 +1 678-525-1927
Rinse Bath & Body - Monroe

Here at Rinse we specialize in 98-100% natural, handmade bath & body goodies. We started with soap (we have over 70 scents!) but also have lip balms, lotions, masks, and more - even natural deodorant that really works. Stop in our (work)shop to watch our talented team whip up new goodies. You can also find us in boutiques, spas, & online.

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