Atlanta Preservation Center
Atlanta State Farmers Market
The nonprofit Atlanta Preservation Center
promotes safeguarding of Atlanta’s historically,
architecturally and culturally significant
buildings, neighborhoods and districts, offering
a wide assortment of
Tour hotline is (404) 688-3350.327 St. Paul
Avenue, Southeast. Call (404) 688-3353 for more
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
Take your pick of fresh produce including
Vidalia onions, eggs, meat and other regional
taste treats at one of the world’s largest
markets of its kind.16 Forest Parkway. Call
(404) 675-1782 for more information.
Centennial Olympic Park
Located in the Gothic-Tudor mansion built in
1920 for Charles Howard Candler, son of Asa
Candler, founder of Coca-Cola Company, this fine
arts stronghold sits amid 12 acres of sculptured
lawns and formal gardens.
980 Briarcliff Road. Call (404) 872-5338 for
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.
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
One CNN Center, in downtown’s northwest section.
Call (404) 827-1500 for more information.
Slated to open 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
and mammals. At 250,000 square feet (with a
$200-million underwriting boost from Home Depot
co-founder Bernie Marcus), it promises to be one
of the nation’s largest fish tanks.
Georgia State Capitol
Public tours are offered at the world’s largest
cable-supported dome, site of the 1994
and venue hosting gymnastics and basketball for
the 1996 Summer Olympic Games.
One Georgia Dome Drive. Call (404) 223-TOUR for
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
Capitol Avenue and
Street. Call (404) 656-2844 for more
Margaret Mitchell House and Museum
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
Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site
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
999 Peachtree Street. Call (404) 249-7012 for
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.
Sandy Springs Historic Site
Explore this final resting place for the remains
of some 75,000, including GWTW’s Margaret
legend Bobby Jones, six Georgia governors, 25
Atlanta mayors, and some 3,900 Confederate
248 Oakland Avenue. Call (404) 688-2107 for more
Less than a mile outside Atlanta's perimeter
highway, Sandy Springs Historic Site is an
inviting enclave of buildings, natural springs
and old-fashioned gardens. The Williams-Payne
House Museum, its centerpiece, is an 1869 "plain
style" farmhouse furnished in period style and
overlooking a meadow where the springs still
bubbles with cool, clear water. Modern amenities
include the Garden Room, popular for private
6075 Sandy Springs Circle, Sandy Springs. Call
(404) 851-9101 for more information.
With spine-tingling rides, other attraction
thrills, and live Broadway-style shows, Six
Flags Over Georgia yields family fun for all
7561 Six Flags Road at I-20 West. Call (770)
948-9290 for more information.
Stone Mountain Park
Splash away the day at this water mecca on
nearly 40 acres with more than three dozen
attractions from Tree House Island to the Bahama
Bob-Slide family raft ride. Water playgrounds
await younger children and toddlers.
250 North Marietta Parkway. Call (770) 424-9283
for more information.
Sun Dial View
The 3,300-acre Stone Mountain Park -- its
granite centerpiece carved with a memorial to
the Confederacy -- has swimming, fishing,
golf, a skylift and more. Inside the Great Barn,
kids find a gigantic
structure with rope nets, mazes, interactive
games and a 40-foot super slide.
Highway 78, Stone Mountain. Call (770) 498-5600
for more information.
“Atlanta’s Best View of Atlanta” becomes evident
on a glass elevator ride leading to a city-wide
panorama with telescopes and history displays of
six of Atlanta’s major corporations and
Westin Peachtree Plaza, 210 Peachtree Street.
Call (404) 659-1400 for more information.
The Varsity Drive-In
In the heart of Atlanta, six city blocks await
as a spirited urban marketplace with a dozen
restaurants and more than 100 specialty shops
and entertainment emporiums along with scores of
Peachtree at Alabama streets. Call (404)
523-2311 for more information.
World of Coca-Cola Atlanta
Open 24 hours and thriving on brisk "what'll you
have" service since 1928, The Varsity, near the
Georgia Tech campus, bills itself as the world's
largest drive-in, handling 600 cars at a clip.
Made-from-scratch favorites from chili and fries
(called strings) to fried pies, chicken salad
and more, bolster a legendary line-up of dogs,
from Naked (plain on a bun) to Red or Yellow
(ketchup or mustard only), Heavy Weight (extra
chili) and beyond. A gift shop stocks
collectibles and a line of Varsity paper plates
61 North Avenue. Call (404) 881-1706 for more
Get the fizz on the world’s most famous soft
drink – past, present, and future – via
exhibits, memorabilia, classic radio and
television ads, and more. In 2005, World of
Coca-Cola moves from its Underground Atlanta
location to an expanded site adjacent to the
Georgia Aquarium, and will feature a more
interactive version of the current attraction
that includes a fanciful representation of the
bottling process, a futuristic soda fountain and
a shop with Coke merchandise.
55 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Call (404)
676-5151 for more information.
The Victorian-era home of author Joel Chandler
Harris, famed for his Uncle Remus tales,
features guided tours, story telling programs
and a museum shop with books and Br’er Rabbit
1050 R.D. Abernathy Boulevard. Call (404)
753-7735 for more information.
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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