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

October 30, 2017 Claudia Navarrete

Tucker is a city located in DeKalb County, Georgia, United States. It was originally settled in the 1820s, and later developed as a railroad community in 1892. According to the 2016 United States Census Bureau annual estimate of resident population, it has a population of 35,322. In a November 2015 referendum, by a 3:1 margin (73.94%), voters approved incorporating Tucker into a city. In March 2016 Tucker residents elected the city’s first mayor and city council.
Restaurants in Tucker

1. Room Escape Atlanta

1751 Montreal Cir Ste D, Tucker, GA 30084-6824 +1 404-480-0644
Excellent
74%
Good
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4.5 based on 103 reviews

Room Escape Atlanta

Room Escape Atlanta is a leading provider of interactive reality escape productions. Participants must use their wit, sleuthing skills, team work and sheer determination to find clues, solve puzzles and unlock the ultimate door which will unleash them to freedom all within 60 minutes.

Reviewed By Jpazdzior - West Yellowstone, Montana

Had an early release day from school and brought my middle school Girl Scout troop down for the Zombie Room Escape. It was the ONLY thing that they had all agreed they really wanted to do. As leaders we were hesitant because it was an hour drive and fairly expensive for a GS activity ($28) but so glad we did it. We had 12 girls who wanted to go and needed 2 adults in the room as well, so we broke them into 2 groups of 6 girls + 2 adults. Glad we didn't have 12 people in the room or someone would have been crushed. By the last 5-10 minutes the zombie can reach the whole room so you have to run around the whole time (and scream if you are a 12 yr old girl) so it was crazy!

The clues were hard and we needed lots of hints, so its very hard to get out in the hour with the added pressure of the zombie. But its not dark or really even scary, but somehow everyone gets caught up in the fear of getting out if the zombie touches you and your adrenaline is sky high.

The zombie and lab assistant were terrific and very accommodating of our group. Even let us meet together in the lobby to share cupcakes with the second group before they went in.

I would not have felt comfortable leaving there in the dark with young girls, but the 4:00 or 5:45 times were great. I'm sure the girls won't forget it!

2. Amazing Escape

6040 Unity Dr, Suite C, Norcross, GA 30071-3508 +1 470-294-0480
Excellent
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5 based on 111 reviews

Amazing Escape

Our ultimate goal is to cultivate a unique and memorable experience full of puzzles, riddles and clues while bringing people together for an adrenaline-pumping adventure.

Reviewed By ShowTheWorldYouCare - Georgia

My family has been to at least 4 Escape rooms, and in different states. Comparing to other escape rooms, this is on the lower end of the list. The prior escape room I went to had two rooms to look for clues, which made it more challenging and we were able to use a walkie-talkie's. This place also has a 45 minute maximum in the room which under their FAQ on their website it says an hour. All the other places we have been to are an hour. I DID NOT like this at all. One of the hints wasn't helpful because we didn't have one of the items it said we should have and they put what you need on a TV screen, not talking in person. They can hear you though. Once they heard your frustration, they typed on the screen what you need to do. The music that was playing on the TV was very loud and we also had a hard time thinking. Some of the numbers were hard to read on the items (like they had been worn off a bit). With all the escape rooms popping up around the Atlanta area, I would definitely seek out others. It is easy to get to off the interstate though.

3. BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir

460 Rockbridge Rd NW, Lilburn, GA 30047-5844 +1 678-906-2277
Excellent
77%
Good
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4.5 based on 136 reviews

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir

Open to one and all, the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir was inaugurated in August of 2007 after only 17 months of construction time utilizing 1.3 Million volunteer hours. The Mandir is comprised of 3 types of stone (Turkish Limestone, Italian marble, and Indian pink sandstone). More than 34,000 individual pieces were carved by hand in India, shipped to the USA and assembled in Lilburn like a giant 3-D puzzle.

Reviewed By Nicki K - Atlanta, Georgia

I recently got to visit the gorgeous, elegant Hindu temple again. It's that wonderful not to show visitors, especially those into Bollywood. We wanted to wear sarees, start striking a pose, and take pictures.

I've been going since it first opened in 2007. I got to see just land in Lilburn behind Walgreens, across the street from Publix turn it into one of the most gorgeous temples ever. Many volunteers made this possible.

A lot of people do not realize that you do *not* have to be Indian or even Hindu to enter. Just visit, with an open heart and mind. Yes, it's gated but the guard will just ask for your name and let you through. Simple as that. You would think something so gorgeous, you would have to pay a fee. Every now and then, when the temple host a 5k, they will ask for a donation but you don't have to give but I donate during that time.

Another thing, during Diwali (Hindu Festival of Lights), usually in late October to early November, there's a huge Diwali festival with fireworks. It's jam packed with police officers directing traffic. Many visitors will park as far as Bryson Park to catch the charter bus to attend this festival. If you haven't passed the temple at night, you will miss all the different colors that flashes, you'll see the temple turn red to blue to purple to yellow, you name it. Just so gorgeous. Makes me want a DSLR just to capture these moments. My regular digi and phone don't do justice.

You can go inside the Mandir! Yes, there's more to the exterior beauty, you see the inner beauty. Before going in, you must take off your shoes. There are slotted shelves for you to store away your shoes. There's even a sink to wash your hands. In the summertime, if you're dress in skimpy outfits (really short shorts, cleavage, lots of skin), you will be asked to cover up. No worries, a blanket or cloth will be provided. Yes, I was one of those :/

Do visit when sacred shrines are open! You get to see what really goes on, When you don't, the shrines are closed and locked. You won't see the prayers, especially with some of the men doing a certain prayer bow (looks almost like a form of exercise). There are donation boxes at each of the shrines if you want to donate. I've donated a few times to Rama & Shiva (popular & famous couple of Hinduism), Ganesh (elephant god), & Hanuman (monkey god), only cause I've seen them in Bollywood movies. Don't judge.

The only downfall is that you cannot take pictures inside the temple. There is a point where you cannot step beyond to take pictures too. Even though I sadly wish I could, I respect and understand.

There's a gift shop where you can visit. Indian snacks are also available for sale. If you are really hungry, go across the temple, still in the gated area, to Baps Shayona to grab some appetizers. I love their samosas and pistachio ice cream.

Another tidbit I learn about the temple is that it's Gujarati. If you're not into the Indian culture like I am, it probably doesn't mean anything to you but to me, it did. There are also classes to learn how to speak and write Gujarati.

Yeh Mere India. I love this place. I feel so serene when I come here and always take visitors and never have anyone been disappointed.

BTW, it's FREE. No admission prices. If you would like, you can donate inside the temple.

4. Buford Highway Farmers Market

5600 Buford Hwy NE, Doraville, GA 30340-1240 +1 770-455-0770
Excellent
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4.5 based on 149 reviews

Buford Highway Farmers Market

Reviewed By Mike_W_Stock - Atlanta

Walk down any isle and be amazed. An enormous meat department with cuts that you don't see in regular stores, I thing wholesale purchasing is available. A great Eastern European section and a cheese are almost as large as Dekalb Farmers Market. And (the best) you can have a meal there, try any of the steam-table dishes from a variety of cuisines and a good price. We go often and leave with a full grocery basket.

5. Stone Mountain Carving

Stone Mountain, GA +1 800-401-2407
Excellent
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4.5 based on 923 reviews

Stone Mountain Carving

A huge carving of three Confederate heroes, Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis, on the face of the mountain.

Reviewed By Ayla M - Lafayette Parish, Louisiana

This is an amazing mural. This was a treat on our trip. If you are a history buff it’s a must see. Love it!!

6. Your Dekalb Farmers Market

3000 E Ponce de Leon Ave, Decatur, GA 30030-2219 +1 404-377-6400
Excellent
71%
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4.5 based on 578 reviews

Your Dekalb Farmers Market

Reviewed By Brittany D

They don't always have a consistent inventory, but it's worth getting the bulk of your meats and produce here. Love how most of their foods are natural or organic and all the produce says exactly where it's imported from. To me it's important to know where your food comes from and this market is very transparent. They have a large fish and meat section with their poultry being all natural. Their high turn over of products due to the constant masses of people shopping their keeps things coming in fresh. Well worth checking it out!

7. Stone Mountain Park SkyLift Cable Car

Memorial Hall Circle, Robert E Lee Blvd, Stone Mountain, GA 30083 +1 800-401-2407
Excellent
71%
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4.5 based on 195 reviews

Stone Mountain Park SkyLift Cable Car

Reviewed By Hspringer1

My family really enjoyed the skylift! They loved getting to walk out and enjoy the view from so high up. Their are snacks and a gift shop at the top too!

8. The Garden Enthusiast - Backyard Nature Station

2316 Main St, Suite D, Tucker, GA 30084-4434 +1 404-474-7072
Excellent
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4.5 based on 10 reviews

The Garden Enthusiast - Backyard Nature Station

Reviewed By Rob P - Savannah, Georgia

Great selection of bird feeders, seed, and other bird and garden paraphernalia.
Staff is knowledgeable and passionate.
Prices are a bit steep, but it is all quality top of the line products, including the seed itself.
I can tell that the birds are more "enthusiastic" over this high quality seed..

9. Decatur's Square

101 E Court Square, Decatur, GA 30030-2544 +1 404-371-8386
Excellent
54%
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4.5 based on 262 reviews

Decatur's Square

Reviewed By Linda T - Atlanta, GA

Decatur Square is not, in itself, a destination, but a good central location to enjoy music from the nearby gazebo, gain access to the Marta train, and stroll to the many local restaurants and pubs. Eddie's Attic, a local sports and acoustic music venue, is a local favorite-- reserve a table early! It's an open air plaza where people occasionally get warmed up by the music and spontaneously dance. Pedestrian friendly and stress-free.

10. Stone Mountain Park

1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd, Stone Mountain, GA 30083 +1 800-401-2407
Excellent
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Stone Mountain Park

Stone Mountain Park is Georgia's most visited attraction, drawing nearly 4 million guests each year. With over 3,200 acres of natural beauty, the Park is a unique and fun destination where families and friends can enjoy the outdoors together, while experiencing an exciting variety of attractions, entertainment and recreation. It's home to the worlds largest LaserShow Spectacular, tons of attractions, two championship golf courses, a campground and two Mariott hotels.

Reviewed By Hurricanesclan - Selma, North Carolina

We enjoyed it. It was a very clean park with enough activities to keep the kids busy all day. Food inside was expensive so you may want to pack your own.

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