If your little one loves things that go, put the pedal to the metal and race over to check out the first U.S. location of Tiny Towne. An “edu-tainment” concept that teaches kiddos all about driver safety, this tot spot comes complete with a kid-sized town and indoor driving track to test their skills. Read on for your manual to Atlanta’s newest attraction.


Rules of the Road
Kids are able to drive age-appropriate cars, and areas are broken down by age groups. Toddlers (age 1 to 3) must practive on a simulator inside a tiny car that tilts and moves up and down to learn basic car controls. Older kids (ages 3 to 6) can drive a small car on a track. Seatbelts, speed controls and “driver’s education” ensure everyone stays safe. Big kids (ages 6 to 9)graduate to a larger car and must navigate traffic lights, road signs and one-way streets. Ages 9 and up must past a traffic test to obtain their “driver’s liscense” and access the “advanced” track and answer to the police (yikes!) if the break the rules. Violations are given for offenses like texting while driving and may result in a suspended liscence or appearance before the Tiny Towne judge!


Roadside Attractions
An arcade, Tiny Towne train and dining offer plenty of distraction, while a full roster of driving classes round out the educational aspect. Rechargable game cards can be loaded at the kiosk, or members can use their Member ID as a game card. Party packages are available if you are looking to book a birthday or a group gathering.


Need to Know
Cost: Beginner & intermediate, $8 for 1 round (10 minutes); advanced, $20 for 1 round (20 minutes of driving; yearly memberships offered for $75, general entrance is free
Hours: Monday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Address: 2055 Beaver Ruin Rd., Norcross
Phone: 470-545-7227
Online: tinytowne.com


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—Phebe Wahl

Photos courtesy of Tiny Towne via Facebook