Atlanta History Center
130 W Paces Ferry Rd
A contemporary atmosphere marks this historical center, which holds the
largest, most comprehensive Civil War exhibits in the South, and touches on
aspects of Southern and Atlanta history, including the civil-rights struggle.
Two historic homes on the 23-acre grounds of the center are open for touring:
an authentic 1840s-working farm (The Tullie Smith House), and a 1928 grand
Italianate mansion (The Swan House)
Atlanta Botanical Garden
1345 Piedmont Ave NE
The Garden features several distinct exhibit areas. The Fuqua Conservatory is
a giant greenhouse enclosing different climate-controlled ecosystems. The
steamy Tropical Rotunda features colossal-leaved plant life and towering
rubber trees. Visitors feels like they are in a real rainforest. Outdoors,
there are numerous paths to guide guests through planned nature walks. The
influence of Japanese architecture is evident throughout, and quiet spots to
sit and absorb the beauty of the landscape are abundant. Children are special
guests at the Botanical Gardens. An interactive "kid's space" is
scheduled to be completed in 1999.
Centennial Olympic Park
Centennial Park is clean and well-maintained space, featuring a decorative
mosaic of grass-green patches and various geometric shapes composed in red
brick. The Quilt of Remembrance, a memorial to those killed by the bomb
planted here during the 1996 Olympics, is the most notable of the park's many
artistic adornments. Every day at noon sharp jets of water suddenly burst from
the six rings of an Olympic logo in a beautiful water display that includes
Center for Puppetry Arts
1404 Spring Street
Located in a former elementary school, the 22-year-old center prides itself on
being the largest organization in the U.S. devoted to puppetry. The center
offers puppetry classes, daily performances by center puppeteers and various
companies, along with a great interactive museum that includes figures like
1 CNN Center
The global headquarters of the CNN News Group and Turner Broadcasting and also
an entertainment-shopping-dining-hotel extravaganza. The crown jewel of the
Center is the CNN Studios tour, a must-see for an impressive behind-the-scenes
look at global news in the making.
Fabulous Fox Theatre
660 Peachtree Street NE
Box office open all day on day of show
This beautiful 1920s structure was built as an Yaarab Temple Shrine Mosque and
features Moorish designs inside and out, including onion domes, minarets, and
arches. An open-air Arabian courtyard serves as the auditorium. The Fox
showcases a colossal theater organ with four keyboards, 3,622 pipes, 376
stops, and 42 ranks. This attraction is one of Atlanta's most beloved
Corner of Berne Street and Boulevard Atlanta
In 1883, Colonel Lemuel P. Grant bequeathed 85 acres of his private estate to
Atlanta for use as a public park. The city won 44 more acres of land before
opening the park in 1891. The park has cozy glens, abundant small hills,
gazebos and open pavilions. Grant Park also contains the Atlanta Zoo.
Kennesaw Mountain National Park
900 Kennesaw Mountain DR NW
Kennesaw Mountain National Park commemorates the 1864 Civil War battle for
Atlanta. Union forces under General Sherman assaulted the heavily fortified
Confederate positions on Kennesaw, losing more than 5,000 men. Eventually,
Confederate forces retreated amidst the horror of hand-to-hand combat. Today,
the park encloses 2,882 acres of protected land and boasts 16 miles of hiking
trails. Over 11 miles of Confederate trenches form visible rings on the
mountainside. Historic markers and memorials provide information about
significant battle sites and events. A small museum displays Civil War-era
artifacts. Guests often picnic here and enjoy views of Atlanta and even
Chattanooga, Tennessee. Over 1million people enjoy this park each year.
Lake Lanier Islands
6950 Holiday Rd
Lake Lanier Islands is a resort and waterpark spread across 1,200 acres There
are numerous hotels, golf courses, boat rentals. But the biggest attraction is
the Waterpark, featuring water-slide rides, a king-size wave pool, a mile and
a half of white sandy beach, volleyball, and live music and DJs.
Martin Luther King Jr National Historic Site
450 Auburn NE
A half-mile stretch of Auburn Avenue east of downtown is marked by its
association with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. These sites include the Queen
Anne-style house where he was born, Ebenezer Baptist Church where he preached,
and the memorial tomb at the King Center where he is buried. The Visitor
Center offers outstanding exhibits on the life and times of King.
Piedmont Ave NE at 14th Street
Piedmont Park is now the center of outdoor and recreational activities in
Atlanta, where virtually any game or activity imaginable can be found here.
Piedmont also hosts various statuary and memorials that bear witness to the
SciTrek Science & Tech Museum
395 Piedmont Ave NE
SciTrek, Atlanta's museum of science and technology, prides itself on its
hands-on exhibits. More than 150 permanent exhibits explain science through
doing, touching, and playing. The many activities and regularly scheduled
science shows are educational and fun for kids of all ages.
Six Flags Over Georgia
7561 Six Flags Way
A 331-acre, state-of-the-art theme park, Six Flags has over 100 rides,
attractions, and shows. Water Flumes, roller coasters, stage shows, musicals,
carnival food, restaurants, and more greet millions of visitors to this
regional attraction each year. Check it out for a wild and fun time!
Stone Mountain Park
Stone Mountain is located 20 minutes outside of Atlanta, and features a
three-acre sculpture of Confederate leaders etched into the mountainside.
Stone Mountain also has a restored Antebellum Plantation, featuring 18th and
19th century colonial mansions, slave cabins, coach houses, and barns. The
Park's 3,200 acres contain numerous lakes, hiking trails, paved recreational
paths, and a 1.3 mile climb to the top of Stone Mountain. From the top one can
see Atlanta's modern skyline and the nearby Appalachians. There are also a
wildlife preserve and petting zoo operates year round. Finally, there is a
nightly laser show that recreates historical events.
World Of Coca-Cola
55 Martin Luther King Jr Dr
This museum is dedicated entirely to the history of the world's most
recognizable brand: Coca-Cola. Thousands of Coke objects, commercials, radio
jingles, and billboards from Coke's 114 year history can be found within.
Visitors learn how Coke is bottled, and see Coke's international side. A Coke
tasting session caps off the tour, where visitors can sample Coke from around