What to do and see in Snellville, United States: The Best Places and Tips

April 8, 2018 Fernanda Pittenger

Snellville is a city in Gwinnett County, Georgia, United States, east of Atlanta. The population was 18,242 at the 2010 census, and in 2015 the estimated population was 19,733.
Restaurants in Snellville

1. Lenora Park

4515 Lenora Church Rd, Snellville, GA 30039
Excellent
62%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 46 reviews

Lenora Park

Reviewed By Lanie550 - Snellville, Georgia

This is an excellent Gwinnett County Park. There's something for everyone to do here. Recreational sports, family reunions, dog park, beautiful lake and miles of walking trails. I love this Park!

2. Aurora Theatre

128 W Pike St, Lawrenceville, GA 30046-4940 +1 678-226-6222
Excellent
82%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 191 reviews

Aurora Theatre

Aurora Theatre is home to over 700 events each year. Two series of theatrical productions include the Peach State Federal Credit Union Signature Series and Harvel Lab Series comprised of the biggest Broadway plays and musicals alongside exciting contemporary theatre. Additionally, Aurora produces concerts, stand-up comedy, children's programs, metro Atlanta's top haunted attraction Lawrenceville Ghost Tours, as well as Atlanta's only professional Spanish language theatre, Teatro Aurora. Aurora Theatre is a world-class theatrical facility with two performance venues. Nestled on the square in historic downtown Lawrenceville, Aurora has FREE attached covered parking and is surrounded by restaurants and shops. Aurora Theatre has garnered numerous accolades highlighted by recent achievements that include winner of Seven 2013 Suzi Bass Awards, Creative Loafing's 2010 Best Theatre Company, Georgia Trend Magazine's 2011 Best Places to Work in Georgia, Atlanta Business Chronicle's 2012 Best Places to Work and Atlanta Magazine's Best of Atlanta 2013.

Reviewed By running_awaygirl - Atlanta, Georgia

Amazing cozy theater with incredible talent at a very reasonable price. This is my favorite local theater to visit for adult shows and kids programs. If you're in Gwinnett, it's well worth the drive to see a show here.

3. BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir

460 Rockbridge Rd NW, Lilburn, GA 30047-5844 +1 678-906-2277
Excellent
77%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

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. Stone Mountain Carving

Stone Mountain, GA +1 800-401-2407
Excellent
69%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

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!!

5. Washington Strawberry Farm

270 Willowwind Dr, Loganville, GA 30052-5006 +1 770-554-8119
Excellent
83%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 17 reviews

Washington Strawberry Farm

Reviewed By Chris T - Atlanta, Georgia

It was our first trip to strawberry farm. It costs $12 for a container full of strawberries. $1 if you want to keep the container. A great experience for the kids.

6. Gwinnett Center

6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Duluth, GA 30097-7419 +1 770-813-7500
Excellent
58%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 250 reviews

Gwinnett Center

Reviewed By sclawyer - South Carolina

I attended for a gymnastics meet. The facility is nice enough, but the layout is confusing. All drives close to the entrance were blocked off, so there is no convenient way to drop off passengers (or pick them up) close to the building or out of the weather. Lots of convenient bathrooms; one elevator for the whole facility, so more walking. No concessions offered for my event, so I don't have a handle on that.

7. The Lincoln Fill Station and Home Brew

2280 Henry Clower Blvd, Snellville, GA 30078-3106 +1 678-580-1203
Excellent
96%
Good
4%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 21 reviews

The Lincoln Fill Station and Home Brew

Reviewed By DarkfallGA - Snellville, Georgia, United States

This is definitely one of the best places for beer lovers in the Atlanta area! The store and patio are really hip and nicely decorated. The staff and owners are helpful and really friendly. You get to sample a great variety of beers and they sell growlers and a nice variety of bottled beers. It's a great place to hang out and socialize while discovering new beers!

8. Stone Mountain Park SkyLift Cable Car

Memorial Hall Circle, Robert E Lee Blvd, Stone Mountain, GA 30083 +1 800-401-2407
Excellent
71%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

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!

9. Yellow River Game Ranch

4525 Stone Mountain Hwy, Lilburn, GA 30047-4527 +1 770-972-6643
Excellent
26%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
15%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 179 reviews

Yellow River Game Ranch

A 24-acre animal preserve with a wide variety of local species.

Reviewed By jenned17 - Conyers, Georgia

I took my nephew to the Yellow River Game Ranch on a July morning before it got too hot. The admission fee is more than reasonable and they have crackers, carrots, apples, etc. for purchase to feed the animals for a reasonable price. The animals we saw seemed hungry and were eager for attention. The bears, deer, goats, alpacas, sheep and bison were cool to see up close. Sadly, there were several exhibits overgrown, abandoned and in need of TLC. A few of the exhibits had spoiled food out for the animals. The rabbit enclosure had only one rabbit and there was an abundance of chickens, roosters and peacocks, if that's your thing. Bring bug spray! We were eaten alive by mosquitoes and gnats in the hour we were there. I wish they would invest in some upgrades to the park for future generations to enjoy. The whole place needs a facelift, from repaying the walkway to painting and cleaning up the animal exhibits. We enjoyed it for what it was, but it has potential to be so much better with some reinvestment and marketing.

10. Tribble Mill Park

2125 Tribble Mill Pkwy, Lawrenceville, GA 30045 +1 678-277-0890
Excellent
87%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 70 reviews

Tribble Mill Park

Reviewed By springlett - Chattanooga, TN

I took my kids based on the awesome reviews but was extremely disappointed. The playgrounds are both closed. The walking trails are a lot of dirt & dangerous roots. The trails around the lakes are very isolated...not where I would go if I were alone. Sure, it's peaceful, but that's b/c there's no one there & nothing to do besides walk. Maybe when the playgrounds are fixed it will be worth going to but not now. The other Gwinnett county parks are so much nicer!

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