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LanierWorld at Lanier Islands

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Address: 7000 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford, GA 30518
Phone Number:
+1 770-945-8787
10:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes

Whether you are looking for the coolest lakeside spot for day play and...

Whether you are looking for the coolest lakeside spot for day play and nightlife, a sandy area to bask in the sun, or a place to let loose and let your inner child out, LanierWorld has it all. At the Family Fun Park, enjoy Wild Waves, the South's largest wave pool, as well as Raging River, carnival rides and TAD'S Lakeside Grille. A short walk through the tunnel takes you from the Family Fun Park to Big Beach, home of the largest collection of rides, slides and dining options at LanierWorld. Across the sand and over the Boardwalk, lies Sunset Cove, THE spot on Lake Lanier for music, entertainment, dining & nightlife!

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Nice Stay

I really enjoyed Lake Lanier's Winter Wonderland. Rooms were nice and cozy. A great place to relax or enjoy the outdoors.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 January 2017
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed Lake Lanier's Winter Wonderland. Rooms were nice and cozy. A great place to relax or enjoy the outdoors.

Thank DJatan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We paid $36 online for a drive through for the 7 mile magic light show. Maybe it was the rain but quite unimpressed

Douglasville, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Lanier World! It was wonderful! Beautiful huge, welcoming lodge and reception area. Great and accommodating staff. They have a wonderful restaurant on site. The food is delicious and reasonable. We left earlier than planned because my daughter got sick. We'd actually booked a breakfast with Santa for my daughter and they were compassionate enough to refund our money. We booked... More 

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

After the negative feedback on TA we we were apprehensive for our visit yesterday. We had a fab time.

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Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Waste of time, money and miles! False advertisement for rides and parks, the "ice" skating ring has no ice (instead is a plastic material colored in white), the snow tubing ride has no snow (is a white turf). I asked for a refund in less than an hour after I purchase my wristbands, thanks they gave me my money back!... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

We had visited Lanier's Christmas lights years ago when it was still $15/car and thought it was worth it but we were so disappointed when we went this year (2016) and it was $45/car for the same lights. We thought that for the price they would have added more lights, because they now advertise "7 miles of lights". We can't... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

We were very excited to do Lanier World...We drove almost 2 hours...We had been thru the lights several years ago and loved the village at the end of the light drive.....Boy were we disappointed this year....First, we had to pay $15 to get to Lanier World then we had to pay $39+ each for what? A little bit of crushed... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

We didn't know exactly what to expect but off we went.....It was kind of pricey for 2 people - I ordered tickets on-line and so we did get a slight discount - we highly recommend you do that! It is advertised as '7 miles of lights' and even though I didn't measure it, it certainly seemed at least 7 miles... More 

Thank pebbleskip
Dallas, Georgia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Its been over ten years so we went back with kids and now grand kids but was so disappointed. They had to wrap people into many loops of areas with no lights i guess just to get the people in.Way too expensive and way too crowded.last time we went there was one single Santa village at the end, yes it... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Went to see Christmas light. I don't think it was worth the entrance fee they charge for the each car. It was not justified. Could not find nice sit down restaurant either. I will not recommend it unless you have really young children who had never seen Christmas light before.😩

Thank Vanita B

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