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10 Things to Do in Atlanta GA

DeKalb County / Fulton County, Georgia

Atlanta, capital of Georgia, is in almost all respects the principal center of the American South. The city was originally a military outpost, becoming an early railway junction and rapidly developing into an important commercial town. The ATL., A-town, Hotlanta. Whatever you want to call it, Atlanta is known for many things: it’s diverse musical heritage, its Southern hospitality; its sports teams and 'the world's busiest passenger airport’. Home to many of the civil rights movement's key leaders and organizations, Atlanta played a critical role in this period of American history. You can walk, bike ride, in-line skate, skateboard, horseback ride or run from Atlanta to Alabama on the Silver Comet Trail. Atlanta may not be quite the arts Mecca that New York is, but it's got its fair share of cultural opportunities. When musicians go on tour or a Broadway musical hits the road, you can bet they are making a stop in Atlanta. Atlanta's small and distinct neighborhoods around the city make it unique. Many of these areas are walk able (a rare find in Atlanta!) and have a real sense of community. They have their own festivals, their own style, and passionate residents that are dedicated to making their little slice of the city the best place to call home. Atlanta is a city full of surprises and, while it’s fun to explore and discover on your own, sometimes it helps to have the inside scoop. Here are some of the favorite places to visit in Atlanta:

Visiting Places

Georgia Aquarium

One of the top things to do in Atlanta with kids; the Georgia Aquarium features a wide variety of marine life and some very interesting and interactive activities for visitors. The world's largest aquarium, it houses more than 100,000 aquatic creatures, including the largest in the ocean - whale sharks. You can see rare albino alligators and watch as trainers interact with California sea lions. One unique option offered by the Georgia Aquarium is the opportunity to dive or snorkel in the tank with the sharks.

Atlanta Botanical Garden

This garden sits adjacent to Piedmont Park, and has a number of different sections, each highlighting a different region, plant, or animal type. These include a Japanese garden, a rose garden, woodland areas and a children’s garden. One of the main highlights of the botanical garden is the indoor Fuqua Conservatory which hosts a range of tropical, desert and subtropical plants and animals. The nation’s largest orchid collection, tropical birds, turtles and poison dart frogs. For those who are not afraid of heights, the woodland park has a large canopy walk that allows guests to explore the treetops.

Centre for Civil and Human Rights

Atlanta's place in the American Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s is marked by a beautifully conceived interpretation center/museum that places this epic struggle into the greater worldwide movement for human rights. The Center for Civil and Human Rights explores the history of Jim Crow laws with actual television newscasts, speeches, photos, videos, personal accounts, and interactive experiences that bring visitors into the struggle. Portraits and stories of their work honor men and women who lost their lives in the struggle.

Stone Mountain Park

This park in Metro Atlanta boasts a huge monolith called Stone Mountain. The bas-relief on the mountain’s north face is the biggest in the world. It features a sculpture called the Confederate Memorial Carving of Confederate President Jefferson Davis, General Robert E. Lee and General Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson. The top rises 825 feet (251 meters) above the surrounding area and provides a beautiful view of Atlanta.

Fox theatre

Originally planned as a Moorish architecture Shrine temple, the Fox Theatre ultimately developed as a lavish movie theater. It later became a performing arts theater, and continues to host the Atlanta Ballet, traveling Broadway events, and some music concerts. The theatre is a draw even for those who aren’t going to see a show, as the combined Egyptian and Islamic architecture creates a spectacle that is worth taking a tour.

CNN Centre

The world’s best-known news franchise deserves a headquarter just as spectacular, and in this case, the CNN center definitely delivers. The center connects to a large food court atrium, which is shared by Centennial Olympic Park, Phillips Arena, the Georgia Dome, and the Georgia Conference Center. There are studio tours available, which include demonstrations of the technology used and visits to viewing galleries overlooking the newsrooms and newsreaders of CNN.

Piedmont Park

This park in the Northeastern Atlanta near Midtown began life as an out-of-the-city gentleman’s farm owned by a doctor named Benjamin Walker. It went through a series of owners, ultimately ending up the property of the Piedmont Exposition Company. The park has had several architects of importance working on different parts, most notably Olmstead of Central Park fame, which created many pathways still in use today. It also includes a large basketball complex, and was home of Atlanta’s first team in the early twentieth century.

Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site

This historic site includes several buildings, including the boyhood home of this civil rights leader, as well as the church where his father, and later King himself first came to preach. The firehouse that was once a main community center in the sixties, a civil rights walk of fame, and the “I Have a Dream” international world peace rose garden are also a part of this historic park.

Centennial Olympic Park

Created for the 1996 Summer Olympics that was hosted in this city, Olympic Park continues to be a tourist draws every year. Located downtown between the Aquarium and the CNN center, the park has several fun features. An interactive fountain of Olympic rings is synchronized with lights, water jets and music.

World of Coca Cola

For anyone who has ever wondered what Coca-Cola tastes like in every nation of the world, this is the place to go. One of the top attractions in Atlanta, a new museum was revamped and relocated in 2007 to house a larger collection of company paraphernalia.



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Atlanta Information

County : DeKalb County / Fulton County
State : Georgia
Zip Code : 30301 / 30302 / 30303 / 30304 / 30305 / 30306 / 30307 / 30308 / 30309 / 30310 / 30311 / 30312 / 30313 / 30314 / 30315 / 30316 / 30317 / 30318 / 30319 / 30320 / 30321 / 30324 / 30325 / 30326 / 30327 / 30330 / 30331 / 30332 / 30334 / 30336 / 30342 / 30343 / 30348 / 30353 / 30354 / 30355 / 30357 / 30358 / 30360 / 30361 / 30362 / 30363 / 30368 / 30369 / 30370 / 30371 / 30375 / 30376 / 30377 / 30378 / 30379 / 30380 / 30384 / 30385 / 30386 / 30387 / 30388 / 30389 / 30390 / 30392 / 30394 / 30396 / 30398 / 30399 / 31106 / 31107 / 31119 / 31120 / 31126 / 31131 / 31136 / 31139 / 31141 / 31145 / 31146 / 31150 / 31156 / 31191 / 31192 / 31193 / 31195 / 31196 / 31197 / 31198 / 31199 / 39901
Type : City
Latitude : 33.76291
Longitude : -84.42267
Area Code : 404 / 470 / 678
Population : 486290
House Holds : 189343
Median Income : 49398
Land Area : 345591164
Water Area : 2405947
Time Zone : America/New_York