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Georgia’s Wheelchair Accessible Destinations and Resources

As home to one of the more vibrant metropolises in the South, Georgia consistently ranks high on the list of wheelchair accessible destinations.

Georgia is a state that boasts a true example of what a multidimensional travel destination should be. We’re talking about a mix of formal and eclectic entertainment spots that speak to a variety of interests. Also, Georgia’s wheelchair destinations offer the country a model of what it means to incorporate true mobility freedom into such dynamic attractions.

Outdoor Wheelchair Accessible Destinations

Georgia outdoor wheelchair accessible destinations speak to vacationers and visitors of all ages — from the thrills of amusement parks to the relaxation of pristine mountain ranges. The state is becoming much more than just a stop on the way to a Florida getaway. Georgia is a getaway in its own right.

Six Flags Over Georgia, Austell. Part of the Six Flags chain of awesome amusement parks, Six Flags Over Georgia is a half-hour ride from downtown Atlanta. You can spend an entire day watching shows, eating yummy, southern-style treats, and taking a spin on rides like Goliath, a roller coaster extraordinaire. You can ride Goliath and other Six Flags attractions if you're able to transfer from your wheelchair to the ride. And, with acres and acres of sheer fun at your disposal, you can be sure there's plenty of parking for handicap vans.

River Street, Savannah. Actually, almost all of Savannah is wheelchair-friendly. Savannah, Georgia's first city, sits on the seacoast — flat land and full of old-world charm. Before you head to River Walk, take a tour of the city's beautiful squares, with their fountains, statues, huge live oak trees dripping with Spanish moss, and historic homes on the surrounding streets. There's a wheelchair-accessible elevator between City Hall and the Hyatt Regency.

Blue Ridge Mountains, North Georgia. The Peach State's Blue Ridge Mountains are welcoming and wonderful any time of year, but autumn and apple season make this part of the state come alive. You'll find plenty of wheelchair-accessible cabin rentals available, and the views are a feast for the eyes. A quaint, small town, Blue Ridge, GA was once considered an elite health resort because of its pure mineral waters. Today, Blue Ridge features eclectic shopping, antique stores, art galleries, a wide range of dining, and it's the place you can pick up the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway.

Indoor Wheelchair Accessible Destinations

One thing the Georgia indoor wheelchair accessible destinations got right for its hundreds of thousands of yearly visitors is to account for the state’s traditionally hot summers with a rich selection of entertainment. From one of the country’s largest aquariums to memories of Olympic glory — with a little nod to the free-spirits in between.

Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta. Right next to the equally wheelchair accessible World of Coca-Cola (an Atlanta-based, international phenomenon) it's currently the second-largest aquarium on the planet, and everyone is promised the full aquarium experience. The attraction even has golf carts available to transport guests to and from the parking deck, and wheelchairs are available free of charge.

CNN Studio/Olympic Park. You can take a one-hour studio tour of CNN's global headquarters in downtown Atlanta. Inside CNN Atlanta offers a wheelchair-accessible, behind-the-scenes view of the international news giant. The 55-minute tour descends eight flights of stairs, and elevator-assisted tours are available. News flash! These tours sell out quickly so reservations are highly recommended. Call at least 72 hours in advance to make your reservations.

Little Five Points, Atlanta. Many owners of wheelchair vans become free spirits who love to travel, and Atlanta has a cool corner of the city as welcoming to the free-spirited lifestyle as New York's Greenwich Village or San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury. Endearingly known as Little Five Points (lil' 5 or L5P), this area of the city dates back to the late 1800s, becoming an active merchant community by the mid-1950s, and eventually evolving into the offbeat, hip locale that attracts lots of Atlantans and out-of-state visitors every day.

Georgia Wheelchair Accessible Resources

While the amount of Georgia wheelchair accessible resources on the web is surprisingly lacking, there are a handful of quality links that will give you the inside scoop on the state’s attractions and destinations that offer mobility assistance for visitors and vacationers.

Atlanta, Georgia Wheelchair Accessible Travel Guide. Found at https://wheelchairtravel.org/atlanta-ga/ and published by WheelchairTravel.org, the city's wheelchair accessibility score is calculated based upon a conservative assessment of five critical components of a city’s accessibility.

Tommy Nobis Center Resources. Published by The Tommy Nobis Center and found at https://tommynobiscenter.org/resources/, this no-frills list offers wheelchair accessibility resources beyond travel and tourism.

Top 10 Accessible Attractions in the State of Georgia, USA. Published by wheelchair traveling.com and found at http://wheelchairtraveling.com/top-10-accessible-attractions-in-georgia-usa/, this list covers statewide attractions of every variety.

Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles

2018 Handicap Van for Sale - 2018 Toyota Sienna LE Wheelchair Accessible Van VIN: 5TDKZ3DCXJS903856

Toyota Sienna LE
AMS Vans Legend II T Conversion

$44,999 $46,499

  • Stock #: 903856
  • Mileage: 37,240 Miles
  • Color: Red
  • Ramp/Lift: Side Entry Bi-Fold Pwr
  • Location: Call for Details
  • Features: 3YR/36K Conv Wrty, Kneeling, Lowered Floor
2018 Handicap Van for Sale - 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Touring L Wheelchair Accessible Van VIN: 2C4RC1BG0JR192879

Chrysler Pacifica Touring L
VMI Northstar Conversion

$47,999 $49,194

  • Stock #: Z1908150
  • Mileage: 33,677 Miles
  • Color: Silver
  • Ramp/Lift: Side Entry In-Floor Pwr
  • Location: Houston, TX
  • Features: 3YR/36K Conv Wrty
2017 Handicap Van for Sale - 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Touring-L Plus Wheelchair Accessible Van VIN: 2C4RC1EGXHR756835

Chrysler Pacifica Touring-L Plus
AMS Legend P Conversion

$44,999 $45,795

  • Stock #: 20110092
  • Mileage: 14,005 Miles
  • Color: Gold
  • Ramp/Lift: Side Entry Bi-Fold Pwr
  • Location: Houston, TX
  • Features: Backup Camera, Bluetooth, DVD Player, Leather, Parking Sensors, Navigation System, Heated Seats, Driver Pwr. Seat Base, Pass. Pwr. Seat Base, Lowered Floor

Wheelchair van exterior and interior quality inspection

Vehicle Exterior

Exterior Appearance Inspection

  • Panel alignment/fit
  • Headlamp, taillamp/lens condition
  • Windshield/glass condition
  • Paint chips and scratches
  • Body damage/dents/dings
  • Trim and moldings

Vehicle Identification

  • In place and matching
  • Inspect certification label (federal requirement)
  • Check VIN label to paperwork
  • Check for non-completed recalls

Exterior Lights Function Properly and Illuminate as Designed

  • Headlights hi/low (including aim)
  • Parking lights/fog lights
  • License plate lights
  • Side marker lights
  • Tail lights / backup lights
  • Turn signal and cornering lights
  • Brake and high-mount stoplights
  • Emergency Flashers


  • Vehicle has 2 master key with remote entry (if applicable) and 2 valet key, flat key
  • Programmed to immobilizer

Door Lock System

  • Door opens/closes smoothly using interior and exterior door handles
  • Doors cannot be opened when lock button is in lock position
  • 2-turn unlock feature functions properly
  • Remote entry system operates properly
  • Theft-deterrent system functions properly
  • Child safety locks
  • Wireless door lock operation

Vehicle Interior

Interior Appearance Inspection

  • Seats: front/rear
  • Steering wheel/airbags
  • Armrests/door handles
  • Lower door and sill plates
  • Gearshift selection handle
  • Radio/AC control markings
  • Headliners/sun visors

Seat Belts

  • Extend/retract smoothly
  • Free of twists, cuts or signs of wear
  • Buckles lock securely

Seat Operation

  • Lumbar support operation
  • Memory control operates properly*
  • Headrest functions properly
  • Heaters function properly*
  • Seat cushion angle and height adjustment
  • Seatback angle adjustment

Power Windows / Locks

  • Function Properly

Trunk/Fuel Lid Release

  • Functions Properly (interior)

Glove Compartment

  • Contains portfolio, owner's manual, supplement

Steering Wheel

  • Tilt/telescopic functionability
  • Horn functions properly
  • Steering wheel controls
  • Steering wheel locks
  • Warning chime (key in -- door open)

Windshield Wiper

  • Functions in hi/low/intermittent
  • Wiper blades clean properly
  • Rain sensing wipers*

Dashboard Lights Illuminate as Designed

  • Turn signal: left/right
  • High beam indicator
  • Emergency flashers
  • Instrument panel control knob
  • Waring lights: oil pressure, brake, fuel, charge, seatbelt, open door, engine check, rear light failure, ABS, SRS
  • Check operation of guages

Rear Defogger

  • Functions properly

Air Conditioner / Heater

  • Climate control system functions properly for both heating and cooling

Interior Lights

  • Dome/map/vanity mirror/courtesy lamps/foot function properly

Audio/Navigation System

  • Power/volume switch functions properly
  • Preset station indicator
  • Cassette/CD function (scan, seek, rewind, fast forward) operates properly
  • Navigation system operates properly*
  • Speakers sound clear
  • CD cartridge (if applicable)


  • Tilt/slide operates properly

Clock/Cigarette Lighters/Ashtray/Cupholders

  • Function properly

Outside/Inside Rearview Mirrors

  • Power controls function properly

Luggage Compartment

Luggage Compartment

  • Spare tire size, sidewall condition, tread depth and air pressure
  • Spare tire and attaching hardware, cover, jack, jack tools and wheel lock (if applicable) are present, properly installed and secure
  • Manual fuel lid release operates

Under The Hood

Engine Hood Release

  • Interior release operates properly

The Following Fluid Levels Meet Industry Standard

  • Engine oil replaced and proper level
  • Automatic transmission fluid level
  • Brake fluid level
  • Power steering fluid level
  • Engine coolant fluid level
  • Washer fluid level

Engine Mechanical

  • Excessive fuel pump noise
  • Cooling system (radiator, overflow tank, hoses, coolant level)
  • Water pump (noise/leaks)
  • Air filter (replace as necessary)
  • Inspect oil for contaminants
  • Engine noise (knocks, rattles)
  • Transmission noise (whines, clunks)
  • Belts (wear or damage)
  • Check engine diagnostics


  • No damage or leakage and proper group size/amp rating
  • Tests to standards

Engine Fans

  • Function properly

Under the Vehicle

Tires (Minimum tread depth 5/32")

  • FL: _______/32"
  • RL: _______/32"
  • FR: _______/32"
  • RR: _______/32"
  • Sidewall condition
  • Proper size, type and match
  • Tire pressure


  • Condition/size/fit
  • Check wheel lug-nut torque

Brake Inspection (Minimum 6mm of pad material required)

  • FL: _______mm
  • RL: _______mm
  • FR: _______mm
  • RR: _______mm
  • Rotors show no signs of excessive wear, warpage or heat damage
  • Calipers, lines, and hoses show no sign of excessive wear or leakage
  • Parking brake assemblies, cables, and attaching hardware show no sign of excessive wear or damage

Chassis Inspection (No sign of damage or excessive wear)

  • Frame rails and floor pan
  • Subframe
  • Engine mounts and oil pan for leaks
  • Brake lines and couplings
  • Transmission case/pan for leaks
  • Drive shaft boots and CV joints
  • Fuel lines, fuel tank, hoses and protectors
  • Steering rack, linkage, bushings, control arms and dust boots
  • Differential assembly, drive shaft and related components
  • Exhaust system (including leakage)
  • Transmission mounts
  • Tie rods, ball joints, idler arm
  • Catalytic converter
  • Struts/shocks for operation/leaks

Under Vehicle Fluid Levels

  • Differential lubricant level -- check for contaminants

Road Test (Vehicle Operation)


  • Start-up
  • Idles normally
  • While driving, engine performs normally
  • Starter system operates normally
  • Shift Lock


  • Brake and parking brake function normally
  • Brake and clutch pedal height, free play and travel meet specs.

Indicator Lights

  • No warning lights illuminate during road test


  • T/M shifts properly (both power/normal mode)
  • TRAC/VSC and ECT control functions and indicator lights function properly


  • Steering operation is normal
  • Off-center psecifications meet standards
  • Handling, straight-line operations

Cruise Control

  • Functions properly

Noise or Vibration

  • None present

Squeaks or Rattles

  • None present

* -- If Applicable

Service Guarantee

AMS Vans promises to deliver the best wheelchair accessible van available on the market today..... simply put if you are not fully satisfied with your wheelchair accessible van upon delivery---you can refuse it at no cost to you.

With nearly two decades of experience; manufacturing, selling, and delivering over 12,000 vans nationwide, our dedicated team of certified technicians will not allow your van to leave our Atlanta facility until its right!

Please contact one of our experienced Mobility Specialists today and ask about our three step quality control process.

AMS Vans looks forward to serving your family by providing you with a van that is worthy of our own.

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