The Rock Ranch is a 1,250-acre working cattle ranch owned by Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy, who bought the property in 1989. This year will mark the sixth season of Fall Family Fun Days.
Each Fun Day event has a different theme, but core activities including a corn maze, A Tiny Town village featuring 14 pint-sized playhouses, Truett’s Barn a 23,000 square feet of convertible museum and theater space. A AA fishing pond, petting zoo, paddle boats and train, pony and wagon rides draw tourists from around Georgia and neighboring states to this tiny town of 600 or so. Live entertainment and hands-on activities are part of the fun, too. You won’t have to compete with cattle for play space, though – activities are spread out over a generous expanse of rolling farmland, giving youngsters plenty of room to stretch their legs.
Besides its annual activities, the Rock Ranch features new attractions this fall. Four New Zip Lines, an all natural produce stand with U-Pick strawberries and other produce.
Accommodations on the Rock Ranch grounds are limited but include Conestoga wagon camping and tent camping sites that are available by reservation.
The town of The Rock is said to have earned its unusual name because of the huge piece of granite where postal carriers used to stash mail for farmerse; that rock has since been demolished.
Rock Ranch admission: $14 each for adults and children; children 3 and younger admitted free. Discount coupons are available at Chick-fil-A locations in the fall (while supplies last). The Rock Ranch, 5020 Barnesville Highway, The Rock. 706-647-6374, www.therockranch.com/.