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Lasso family fun at Cathy's ranch on Saturdays through Nov. 15


One of the late S. Truett Cathy’s favorite getaway places, the Rock Ranch near Barnesville, about an hour south of downtown Atlanta, will be open to the public for a series of themed Fall Family Fun Days on Saturdays starting this weekend.

The 1,500-acre cattle ranch that the Chick-fil-A founder purchased in 1989 offers a variety of agritourism and just plain tourism activities, including a corn maze (this year’s celebrates “The Wizard of Oz” on its 75th anniversary), a train, zip lines, cane pole fishing, pony rides, a pumpkin cannon, hay rides and live bands.

10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturdays through Nov. 15. $15, ages 3 and under, free. Season passes, $39.50. Coupons for $2 off at Chick-fil-A locations. Campfire picnic sites and overnight camping in Conestoga wagons (reservation required) available for additional fees. 706-647-6374, www.therockranch.com.


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