Land of the Lost LbNA # 6520
|Placed Date||Nov 23 2003|
|Location||767 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA|
|Last Found||Jul 22 2011|
Placed by Mark
Difficulty: Easy. Takes about 10 minutes.
Availability: It would be safest to grab this lbox during to the day to avoid possible problems with security in their golf carts.
Bring a stamp pad, pen, and a glove!
Fernbank Museum of Natural History is a great museum for folks of all ages. The price of admission is a whoppin' $12 for adults and $10 for kids under 12. I find it well worth the price though. There is also an IMAX movie theater there, and Friday nights Martinis at IMAX is offered for adults (or teenagers with fake ids and really nice suits). You do not need to purchase tickets to get this letterbox! However, visiting the museum or IMAX is a lot of fun and I'd recommend it. Fernbank is located at 767 Clifton Road, N.E. Atlanta, GA 30307. You can call 404.929.6300 or go to http://www.fernbank.edu for more information.
Clifton Road is located off of Ponce de Leon Ave. Take Ponce away from the city and Clifton will be on the left. Or take 78W into ATL and it will eventually turn into Ponce. You can also get there by taking I-85 South (into ATL) and exit at the Clairmont Road exit. Turn left and follow Clairmont Road until it intersects with Ponce. Turn right on Ponce. Clifton will be on your right.
Turn onto Clifton and the entrance to Fernbank will be on your right. Turn in and then turn into the first parking lot on your right. It will be parking for a rose garden, but also serves as museum parking. Turn right again at the first parking row and proceed to the back of the lot, aiming for the lightpost. There will also be a gazebo behind a fence near the lightpost to serve as a landmark.
*4/2011 - See updated clues below.
You can conveniently take the lbox to your car to stamp in. Stamp in and re-hide with precision—I try to make it look like a very natural setting.
NOTE: Always take adequate precautions (such as prodding with a stick and/or wearing gloves) before reaching into dark crevices and holes in the wild.
UPDATE April 2011: Recent storms have changed this area considerably. Big Red donated a planters pouch and Scoutmom donated a new logbook. Stamp is in good condition.
Updated Clues: Land of the Lost is now located inside the Rose Garden. Locate the Gazebo and notice bench to the left. Along the fence you should see three short Boxwood shrubs. Pouch is hidden in the middle shrub.
http://www.fernbank.edu/rosegarden.htm Rose Garden is open daily and is free of charge.