American Adventures

American Adventures was a small amusement park and family entertainment center. The park was located just north of Atlanta adjacent to White Water waterpark. The park opened in 1990 and the attractions included miniature golf, go-karts, an indoor arcade, and a small collection of amusement park rides aimed at children 12 and younger.

American Adventures

American Adventures
This miniature golf course outside led visitors through a pirate ship.

The largest ride at American Adventures was an electric-powered steel rollercoaster named Ridgeline Racer. The park had 14 family rides; including the Super Slide, Bumper Cars, and the Swinging Pirate Ship, which were mainstays.

American AdventuresSeveral changes took place over the years. American Adventures removed its indoor miniature golf and added an interactive theater. The original indoor carousel was also  replaced with a Foam Factory – a foam ball pit and play structure where you could shoot foam balls at one another from multiple levels.

American AdventuresAdmission to American Adventures was always free and the park was cross-promoted with the neighboring White Water waterpark. The outdoor rides and the indoor entertainment center were priced individually requiring tickets. Eventually, a pay-one-price option was offered.

American Adventures In 1999, American Adventures was purchased along with White Water by Six Flags theme parks. The park was too small to be re-branded as a Six Flags Theme Park, so it remained operating under the American Adventures name.

American AdventuresIn June 2008, American Adventures was sold to Zuma Holdings LLC, which no longer co-branded the park with Six Flags White Water. In 2010, American Adventures closed for good citing “circumstances beyond their control.” After the park closed, Six Flags took the property back over. They now use it for storage, training, and the employee cafeteria. In 2017, the remaining rides were torn down and removed.



  1. I remember passing this place many times while entering White Water. I am surprised they stayed open as long as they did. I never could imagine somebody going to American Adventures instead of White Water. To enjoy the water park required a full day. American Adventures looked like it would take a half hour.

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    1. My wife and I took our young children there many times. At the time, they were too young for most rides at 6 Flags, so American Adventures was perfect for them. Eventually, things stopped being maintained (rides were closed) and my kids got old enough for 6 Flags and we stopped going. I sent a link to this article to my kids and they all responded with fond memories of the place.


  2. I remember this place from when I was a kid. My dad took me and my brother here when I was around four/five regularly. It was probably my favorite amusement park. My dad and my brother loved the Egg Scrambler ride but the Fun House was my favorite. Shame it’s closed.

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    1. My wife and I took our young children there many times. At their age, they were too young for most rides at 6 Flags, so American Adventures was perfect for them. We’d spend about a half day there as part of a weekend trip to Atlanta (usually with a few museums and a hike up Stone Mountain). Eventually, things stopped being maintained (rides were closed) and my kids got old enough for 6 Flags and we stopped going. I sent a link to this article to my kids and they all responded with fond memories of the place.


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  5. Thanks for the post! My family and I lived very close to White Water/American Adventures in the late 1980s through the 90s. We had passes to both of the parks every summer and loved them. It was nice especially in the fall to take my kids to American Adventures in the late afternoons…could ride everything and have dinner all in 2-3 hours. Went to many birthday parties at American Adventures too. One really nice thing is that it was open during the day all year long so after school had started back for my older kids, I could take my preschoolers there in the late morning and enjoy the park before heading home for naps…it was virtually empty that time of the day! Great memories!


  6. How dare you take away the only park that safe for my grand children! The almighty dollar at work!!
    The fact that anyone that could pay for parking could pay all day long with there large or small family awsome! We both know you made money!!

    The kids matter then your pay checks. I will not only not support six flags! Everyone that I come into contract with will not either!
    Enjoy your money!

    Amanda simmons


  7. Excellent post, I found this when looking for abandoned theme parks to visit and photograph near me. Do you happen to know if there is still anything there– any remnants of rides or other parts of the park? I would very much like to go visit, but I would hate to show up to a totally empty lot.


  8. My kids LOVED going to American Adventures because the rides were made for their size… Now I have grandchildren and I wish I had a place like that to take them too… I hope one day someone will think of the kids instead of how much MONEY they can make.. I dont like Six Flags or white water so I dont support them in any way…


  9. Is it still there? I just looked on Google Maps and can see Six Flags White Water but next to it looks like a couple low rise office buildings.


  10. I had more fun at this place with my two small girls more than I have ever had in any other amusement park. It was just perfect for them. The park was small enough to go through the whole thing and ride multiple times. We could get off the ride and get right back in the line and get back on again. We didnt ride every ride. We loved the giant slide and the paint-splattered Tilt-A-Whirl was our favorite. It was a brave day when we finally decided at the end of one season to go ahead and try the scrambler. I am so glad we have that memory. My girls were concerned in the line, but I had been on one before and I told them we would be okay. We were happy even though my youngest got squashed a bit on the end. A Scrambler does throw centrifugal force. It makes me sick that it is all gone. The foam factory was also so much industrious fun. Does anyone know if the Tilt-a-whirl went to a new home?


  11. Awesome blog Leland! Im in Atlanta and googled this – a place I went to a lot in my elementary/middle school days – out of curiosity. Interesting stuff!

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