Added Apr 05, 2009 by StillThis park, created for the 1996 Olympic Games held in Atlanta, has 21 acres (8.5 hectares) of green space, rock gardens and artwork. The nearly 500,000 commemorative bricks that make up its main walkway were part of fund raising efforts for the Games. During scorching Atlanta summers, children frolic in the ground-level Olympic Rings, which periodically shoot streaming arcs of water in time to the seven light and music concerts put on throughout the day. Flags honoring the nations that have played host to the Olympics in the past surround the fountain.
265 Park Avenue West Northwest, Atlanta, GA 30313, United States
+1 404 222 7275
Added Apr 05, 2009 by StillIt is hard to miss this ultra-modern, stark white structure on Peachtree that houses Atlanta's finest collections of classic and contemporary art. A towering atrium soars to four interior levels, with the galleries moving from 18th- and 19th-century collections near the ground floor to the cutting edge of art on the upper levels. The High has increased in size to 312,000 square feet (29,000 square meters) with three buildings designed by renowned Italian architect Renzo Piano: the Susan and John Wieland Pavilion, the Anne Cox Chambers Wing for galleries, and an office building. The High plays frequent host to the most important touring collections as well, hosting exhibitions featuring artists like Pablo Picasso and Norman Rockwell. The High also displays old prints of Abe Lincoln and of General William Tecumseh Sherman.
1280 Peachtree Street Northeast, Woodruff Arts Center, Atlanta, GA 30309, United States
+1 404 733 4444 / +1 404 733 4400
Added Apr 05, 2009 by StillDating to 1941, this stunning structure is a fine local example of neo-classical architecture by perhaps the school's most renowned master, Philip T. Shutze. One of only a few non-residential buildings designed by Shutze in Atlanta, the Academy of Medicine is located on West Peachtree Street in the heart of Midtown. Six Tuscan columns support a dramatic portico, topped by a large caduceus symbolizing the medical profession. It is a popular location for weddings and corporate functions. Visit the website for reservations and prices. This building is a designated landmark, but is not open to the public.
875 West Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30309, United States
+1 404 874 3219
Added Apr 05, 2009 by StillThe Peachtree Center comprises 13 blocks in downtown Atlanta and contains some of its largest buildings. Within it there are offices, hotels, restaurants, shops and anything else a well-heeled visitor might expect. You can't really miss it if you're in Atlanta and chances are good that if you're looking for something in downtown, it's either in the Peachtree Center or nearby.
255 Peachtree Street Northeast, Suite 200, Atlanta, GA 30303, United States
+1 404 512 6600
Added Apr 05, 2009 by StillThis stretch of Peachtree Road could well be considered the Rodeo Drive of the South, and nowhere is that more evident than at this upscale mall. Several hundred glitzy boutiques and specialty shops are spread throughout two levels, along with national anchors Neiman Marcus, Macy's and Rich's. Arguably Atlanta's best French and sushi restaurants are located within the mall, as well as a cinema complex and atrium-covered food court. A complementary shuttle runs from Lenox Square across the street to Phipps Plaza, the second gem in Atlanta's shopping crown.
3393 Peachtree Road Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30326, United States
+1 404 233 7575
Added Apr 05, 2009 by StillAtlanta's most exclusive shopping address, Phipps Plaza is home to three upscale department stores, a 14-screen theater, five restaurants, an elegant food court, and over 100 specialty shops. Opened in 1968 as the first enclosed two-level shopping center in the Southeast, Phipps draws fashionable browsers from across the state, while the Tavern plays host to the hippest after-work crowd in town. The center is easily accessible from all over Atlanta by public transportation. Concierge parking is available and is stationed between Lord & Taylor and Saks Fifth Avenue. See website for complete list of restaurants, shops and services.
3500 Peachtree Road Northeast, Phipps Plaza, Atlanta, GA 30326, United States
+1 404 262 0992
Added Apr 05, 2009 by StillThis venue is home to the NFL's Atlanta Falcons and is the largest cable-supported domed stadium in the world. The Dome was the site of many events during the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games, the annual SEC Championship Game, and Super Bowls XXVIII and XXX. With a seating capacity of 71,500 for football, it also provides arena and stadium configurations that can seat 20,000 to 80,000, theater-style (8600) and classroom (6000); small meeting room arrangements are also available.
1 Georgia Dome Way, Atlanta, GA 30313, United States
+1 404 223 4636
Added Apr 05, 2009 by StillThis agency is the city of Atlanta's primary public source for free tourist information. Visitors are invited to stop by this centrally located facilty, or browse the bureau's detailed Web site for up-to-the-minute information on attractions, sporting events, lodging, dining and other special events. Brochures, maps and a wealth of friendly advice are yours for the asking, just steps from most downtown hotels. Corporate visitors with an eye on hosting functions in Atlanta are encouraged to call and set up an appointment.
233 Peachtree Street Northeast, Suite 100, Atlanta, GA 30303, United States
+1 404 521 6600
Added Apr 05, 2009 by StillBesides housing the governor's office and the state legislature, the Capitol preserves and represents Georgia's rich and diverse history both inside and out. Named a National Historic Landmark in 1977, the Capitol is made of Indiana limestone and Georgia marble, with a golden dome that rises more than 240 feet (73 meters) from the rotunda floor. Free guided tours are available on weekdays. The Georgia State Museum of Science and Industry is housed on the first and fourth floors.
206 Washington Street Southwest, Atlanta, GA 30334, United States
+1 404 521 6600
Added Apr 05, 2009 by StillThis thrilling attraction is located about 10 minutes west of the city on Interstate 20, and is the largest amusement park in the Southeast. In addition to an impressive roster of roller coasters, thrill rides and interactive games, the park features parades, special events, and Broadway-style musicals starring Bugs Bunny and other Loony Tunes characters. Dozens of snack shops and restaurants are strategically placed throughout the park, and strollers and wheelchairs are available for rent. See website for online specials, operating hours, and calendar of events.
275 Riverside Parkway, Austell, GA 30168, United States
+1 770 948 9290
Added Apr 05, 2009 by StillAtlanta's most famous invention is also the world's most popular soft drink and nowhere is this more clear than at this unique downtown museum. The new 20-acre (eight-hectare) complex features a 4D cinematic experience, and the largest collection of CokeÂ® memorabilia ever assembled, including a pop-culture gallery. The museum draws many visitors, and features an exhaustive look at the history, manufacture and distribution of Coca-Cola. Perhaps the most popular phase of the tour is the final stop, where guests are invited to sample vast and various recipes of Coke as it is marketed throughout the world. Tickets may be purchased through their website.
121 Baker Street, Pemberton Place, Atlanta, GA 30313, United States
+1 404 676 5151
Added Apr 05, 2009 by StillFounded in 1976, this 15-acre (six-hectare) expanse of natural wonder is located adjacent to Piedmont Park. A hardwood forest intertwined with walking trails surrounds the Fuqua Conservatory, which houses a Japanese garden, rock garden, and displays of flora from all over the globe. In addition to the Southeast's most comprehensive showing of indigenous plants, the conservatory maintains an amazing collection of carnivorous specimens and roses. Moonlight garden walks and seasonal shows are also sponsored.
1345 Piedmont Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30309, United States
+1 404 876 5859
Added Apr 05, 2009 by StillA few blocks to the east of downtown, the Sweet Auburn neighborhood is home to the birthplace of America's most influential Civil Rights leader. Operated by the National Park Service, this historic site contains Dr. King's boyhood home, his crypt and the Ebenezer Baptist Church. Tours are conducted daily on the hour beginning at 10a. During the summer, tours are on the half-hour, starting at 9:30a. Since the historic site covers several city blocks, visitors are advised to stop at the Visitor Center upon arrival for a map and touring advice. Free admission.
450 Auburn Ave Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30312, United States
+1 404 331 5190
Added Apr 05, 2009 by StillThe iconic Martin Luther King, Jr. needs no introduction, and the Visitor Center at the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site is a great point of departure to glean new insight. A timeline along the wall of the museum at the Visitor Center leads one through the American Civil Rights Movement, the photographs supported by descriptive narratives. A "featured exhibit" and video showcases at the theater are also equally visitor centric and suitable for most ages. It is easy to forget that the lobby is primarily an information center to help visitors with their queries, from the complex to the mundane. The Martin Luther King, Jr. Visitor Center not only has all the answers, but raises a few pertinent questions as well. Admission is free.
450 Auburn Avenue Northeast, Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site, Atlanta, GA 30312, United States
+1 404 331 5190
Added Apr 05, 2009 by StillThis comprehensive museum of Atlanta's past is located a few blocks from the Governor's Mansion in residential Buckhead. Exhibits cover the gamut of the region's history, including special sections on the Civil War, Southern folk crafts, African-American history, and the Civil Rights movement. The museum is surrounded by 33 acres (13.5 hectares) of gardens that feature the historic Swan House, the fully-restored Tullie Smith Farm, a library and archive, and several restaurants. Visitor maps are available in five languages.
130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305, United States
+1 404 814 4000
Added Apr 05, 2009 by StillThis arena has been the home of the Yellow Jackets basketball team for over five decades. It can seat up to 9000 spectators, and is considered amongst the best facilities on the Atlantic Coast Conference. The venue has been nicknamed "the Thriller Dome" as an acknowledgment to the astonishing and spectacular matches played here. During the 1996 Olympic games, the arena served as a venue for the boxing matches. The Atlanta Hawks basketball team used the venue as a transitory home for two seasons. If you have a thing for adrenaline-pumped slam-dunks, the thriller dome is the place for you!
225 North Avenue Northwest, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA 30332, United States
+1 404 894 5400
Added Apr 05, 2009 by StillOne of the older suburban neighborhoods in Atlanta, Ansley Park was designed in 1904 in hopes of attracting the city's elite. It's notable for the wide, winding roads and feeling of being in a public park, even in the midst of housing divisions. A variety of architectural styles are present in the neighborhood, from Colonial to Queen Anne. Guided walking tours are offered sometimes, check the community website for more information.
Ansley Park, Atlanta, GA 30309, United States
+1 404 512 6600
Added Apr 05, 2009 by Still
Atlanta is Georgia’s capital and largest city. In the late 20th century, the city experience tremendous growth and became a major commercial center: It is home to Delta Airlines, Coca-Cola, Home Depot, UPS and CNN, among other large companies. Atlanta was also one of the major centers of the American Civil Rights movement. Martin Luther King was born in the city, and his boyhood home and his tomb at the center of the reflecting pool at The King Center are popular attractions for visitors interested in history.
Downtown Atlanta contains much of the commercial activity of the city. All the places to see here are within a 10-minute walk of each other. Highlights include Centennial Olympic Park, CNN Center, the Georgia Aquarium (the largest in the world) and Imagine It! Children’s Museum. You can also take a tour of the World of Coca-Cola and get a drink of various Coke products from around the world. Midtown Atlanta is the area immediately north of Downtown and is a major restaurant and arts quarter.
Families with children may enjoy the Fernbank Science Center and Museum of Natural History, with its planetarium, dinosaurs and IMAX theater.
Added Apr 05, 2009 by StillThis non-profit art organization was organized to promote the talents of many of Atlanta's rising artists to collectors and the general public. The artists' gallery is open for public viewing four days per week, and the Center frequently sponsors professional exhibits, which are also open to the public. More than 300 artists have work showcased in the exhibit halls, and offers are entertained on most displayed pieces. Membership helps support the Center and assists artists as they hone their skills. Sketch classes and other art events are scheduled monthly.
2979 Grandview Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30305, United States
+1 404 237 2324
Added Apr 05, 2009 by StillEverything Greekâ€”traditional costumes, music, dances, food, and other important elements of the rich culture come alive during this much-awaited event in the city of Atlanta. You will be mesmerized by the shows, and if you like Greek cuisine, then participate in the cookery demonstrations and note down some recipes. You will enjoy the insight into the traditions and rituals of this ancient community. Admission: Adults USD3; Children (under 12) USD1.
2500 Clairmont Road Northeast, Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Atlanta, GA 30329, United States
+1 404 633 5870
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