Atlanta Attractions

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Atlanta Cultural Attractions

Atlanta Botanical Garden

The Atlanta Botanical Garden is Georgia’s premier botanical garden. World-class facilities, including the Children’s Garden, Fuqua Orchard Center, Center for Conservation and Education and state-of-the-art Dorothy Chapman Fuqua Conservatory make the Garden an unparalleled experience among Atlanta’s cultural offerings. The Edible Garden, Canopy Walk, and Cascading Garden opened in May, 2010.  1345 Piedmont Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30309.  Call 404-876-5859 for further information.

 

Centennial Olympic Park

At this 21-acre legacy from the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games, you can visit the Fountain of Rings, the world’s largest fountain featuring the Olympic symbol of five interconnecting rings with 25 water jets.
International Boulevard and Techwood Drive. Call (404) 222-7275 for more information.

 

 

CNN Center

Blazing trails with all news all the time, the sleepless CNN Center serves as the global headquarters of Turner Broadcasting System. Visitors experience news in the making on the CNN Studio Tour  

  

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One CNN Center, in downtown’s northwest section. Call (404) 827-1500 for more information.

 

Georgia Aquarium

Opened in 2005, along with the new World of Coca-Cola, the Georgia Aquarium is designed as a five-million gallon showcase for both freshwater and saltwater fish and mammals. At 250,000 square feet (with a $250-million underwriting boost from Home Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus), it is the world’s largest aquarium. The new dolphin exhibit is slated to open in spring, 2011.

 

Georgia Dome

Public tours are offered at the world’s largest cable-supported dome, site of the 1994 Super Bowl and venue hosting gymnastics and basketball for the 1996 Summer Olympic Games.
One Georgia Dome Drive. Call (404) 223-TOUR for more information.

 

Georgia State Capitol

Native gold tops the dome of Georgia’s capitol, an 1889 structure housing natural science displays, a Hall of Flags and a Hall of Fame for outstanding Georgians.
Capitol Avenue and Washington Street. Call (404) 656-2844 for more information.

Imagine It!

Imagine It! The Children’s Museum of Atlanta, across the street from Centennial Olympic Park, has four major learning zones: Fundamentally Food, Let Your Creativity Flow, Tools for Solutions, and Leaping into Learning.
Corner of Centennial Olympic Park Drive and Baker Street. Call (404) 659-5437 for more information.

Margaret Mitchell House and Museum

Devotees of Rhett and Scarlett flock to the tiny apartment where author Margaret Mitchell spent the better part of a decade laboring over her epic novel, Gone With The Wind. Exhibits within the building include the door to Tara from the movie set. Highlighted are the book, move and author’s life.
999 Peachtree Street. Call (404) 249-7012 for more information.

Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site

Visit The King Center site and Dr. King’s grave, the King birth home and Ebenezer Baptist Church, where the legendary civil rights activist graced the pulpit. The surrounding Sweet Auburn District thrived as Atlanta’s center of black enterprise from the 1890s through the 1940s. The street runs east from downtown’s Five Points intersection. 449 Auburn Avenue. Call (404) 524-1956 for more information.

Oakland Cemetery

Explore this final resting place for the remains of some 75,000, including GWTW’s Margaret Mitchell, golfing legend Bobby Jones, six Georgia governors, 25 Atlanta mayors, and some 3,900 Confederate soldiers.
248 Oakland Avenue. Call (404) 688-2107 for more information.

 

Six Flags Over Georgia

With spine-tingling rides, other attraction thrills, and live Broadway-style shows, Six Flags Over Georgia yields family fun for all ages.
7561 Six Flags Road at I-20 West. Call (770) 948-9290 for more information

 

Stone Mountain Park

The 3,300-acre Stone Mountain Park — its granite centerpiece carved with a memorial to the Confederacy — has swimming, fishing, tennis, golf, a skylift and more. Inside the Great Barn, kids find a gigantic climbing structure with rope nets, mazes, interactive games and a 40-foot super slide.
Highway 78, Stone Mountain. Call (770) 498-5600 for more information.

World of Coca-Cola Atlanta

Get the fizz on the world’s most famous soft drink – past, present, and future – via exhibits, the world’s largest Coke memorabilia collection, classic radio and television ads, and more. In 2005, World of Coca-Cola moved from its old Underground Atlanta location to an expanded site adjacent to the Georgia Aquarium in Pemberton Place, featuring a more interactive version of the classic attraction that includes a 3D theater, fanciful representation of the bottling process, a futuristic soda fountain and a shop with Coke merchandise.
121 Baker St. NW. Call (404) 676-5151 for more information.

ZooAtlanta

See gorillas, tigers, lions, giraffes, elephants, birds and more.
Grant Park, 800 Cherokee Ave. Call (404) 624-5600 for more information

 

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