There's plenty to see and do in Atlanta, Georgia. From museums and historic sites, to a world-class zoo and aquarium, drive-in theaters, sporting events, parks, farmers' markets, and truly fantastic restaurants, Atlanta is the place to be! We dare you to come up with a good excuse for ignoring one of America’s great cities! Whether your budget is large or small, an Atlanta adventure is waiting for you.
Georgia Aquarium has 10,000,000 gallons of salt and fresh water exhibits. See dolphins, beluga whales, sea otters, penguins, seals, turtles, tortoises, sharks, rays, and fish. Hands-on exhibits make learning fun for kids and their parents.
It would take years to see the more than 40 museums in and around Atlanta. Imagine It! The Children's Museum of Atlanta is great for the youngsters with exhibits designed for children 8 or younger. Visitng the Fernbank Museum of Natural History is another fine family outing with exhibits that include dinosaurs, Native American history, an IMAX theater, and frequent traveling exhibits from museums across the USA. The Wren's Nest was the home of Joel Chandler Harris from 1881 to 1908. Come on a Saturday afternoon to exerience this unique old residence and hear one of the storytellers. The World of Coca-Cola explains how the planet's best-loved soft drink is made. The Atlanta Cyclorama & Civil War Museum is one of the finest Civil War museums in the United States, and home to the world's largest oil painting. For those who prefer sports to history, try the College Football Hall of Fame or the Ivan Allen Jr. Braves Museum & Hall of Fame. The Atlanta History Center extends over 30 acres and focuses on local history.
Zoo Atlanta has more than 40 species of mammals, 50 species of birds, 20 species of amphibians, and over 100 different species of reptiles. From alligator to zebra, you'll marvel at the diversity of wildlife found at Zoo Atlanta.
Atlanta has many theaters, from the Center for Puppetry Arts to the Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse to Fox Theatre to the nostalgic Starlight Six Drive-In. Whether it's a Broadway musical or an authentic comedy club, a current first run movie or the ineffable strains of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, you'll have an easy time finding entertainment to suit your taste and your budget.
Don't want to drive in Georgia's capital city? There are tours galore. The Peachtree Trolley is a fun way to see the city and learn its history. Atlanta Preservation Center Guided Walking Tours and Atlanta Food Walks combine healthy exercise with an exploration of southern architecture, history, and cuisine. Atlanta Movie Tours is a three-hour guided tour of places in Atlanta that have appeared in the movies and on TV. There are nearly a dozen ghost tours in and around Atlanta, both walking tours and by trolley.
Atlanta Rocks! Indoor Climbing Gym is an indoor rock climbing facility for the more active visitor. Skyview Atlanta is a Ferris wheel with 42 climate-controlled gondolas and unparalleled views of the city. HippoHop is an indoor playground with a maze, an obstacle course, bouncing balls, play houses, and inflatables, where children can burn off some energy and get some healthy exercise.
Only a short drive from Atlanta is Stone Mountain Park, featuring 3,200 acres of fun and natural beauty. Climb aboard the Skyride aerial tram to the top of the mountain, take a real train ride, and get off the ground with Sky Hike- a treetop adventure. View the largest bas-relief carving in the world depicting important Confederate generals on a gigantic scale. Go hiking. Have a picnic. Visit the Antebellum Plantation and Farmyard, then stay to watch the laser show. Stone Mountain Park hosts many seasonal events: Memorial Day Weekend in May, the Yellow Daisy Festival arts and crafts festival in September, Stone Mountain Highland Games in October, and Snow Mountain in winter.
And that's just for starters! You'll find your own Atlanta experience ready and waiting for you and your family. Our advice? Just Go!
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