The 21-acre Centennial Olympic Park was developed to serve as the world's gathering place during the Centennial Olympic Games in 1996. The park has become a civic symbol and community focal point as well as a catalyst for new development in the downtown area. 285 International Blvd., NW, Atlanta, GA 30313
150-acre environmental/education complex which includes a major museum of Natural History, a Science Center, Planetarium & Observatory, and the Fernbank Forest. 767 Clifton Road NE, (404) 378-0127
This 1929 Moorish/Egyptian/Art Deco fantasy hosts a wide range of live performances and year-round tours. 660 Peachtree St., NE, (404) 881-2100
Georgia Aquarium opened on November 23rd as the World's Largest Aquarium. With 8 million gallons of fresh and marine water, and more than 100,000 animals representing 500 species from around the globe, you're sure to see things you've never seen before!
Georgia World Congress Center
The Georgia World Congress Center, located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, is one of the largest facilities in the United States and hosts a myriad of conventions, consumer/trade shows and corporate events each year. The multipurpose facility expanded its international scope during the1996 Centennial Olympic Games, when it hosted six sporting events and served as the International Broadcast Center. The GWCC encompasses 2.5 million square feet, earning the title of second largest convention center in the nation. 285 International Blvd., NW, Atlanta, GA 30313
High Museum of Art
This Atlanta landmark houses a superb collection of European, American, African, contemporary and decorative art as well as an array of special exhibitions. 1280 Peachtree (at 16th), Atlanta, GA. Take MARTA to the Arts Center Station, (404) 733-HIGH
Margaret Mitchell House and Visitors Center
Exhibits retell the story of her life, book and the movie and their profound impact on Atlanta and the South. Corner of 10th and Peachtree streets, (404) 249-7012
In the heart of Midtown, Atlanta's most loved park, Piedmont Park has hosted many of the events that have helped shape Atlanta. Nearly 3 million people a year visit Piedmont Park, making it one of the most heavily used parks in the southeastern United States.
Six Flags Over Georgia
Atlanta's home of the fastest thrill rides around, (770) 739-3400.
Stone Mountain Park
Georgia's Stone Mountain is a masterpiece of nature that amazes millions of guests from around the world. The giant granite rock, the magnificent Confederate Memorial Carving and the surrounding 3,200-acre park are results of natural and historical events. P.O. Box 778, Stone Mountain, GA 30086, (770) 498-5690
Woodruff Arts Center
The Woodruff Arts Center is dedicated to excellence in the performing and visual arts. As home of the Alliance Theatre Company, Atlanta College of Art, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and the High Museum of Art, the Woodruff Arts Center offers its patrons a unique, multifaceted experience of many distinctive arts institutions on a single campus. Woodruff Arts Center (WAC) Box Office: (404)733-5000
The World of Coca-Cola Atlanta
The story of Coca-Cola is told through fascinating exhibits, classic radio and TV advertisements, and more. Located near Underground Atlanta at 55 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, (404) 676-5151
White Water and American Adventures
White Water and American Adventures are located just north of Atlanta, at Exit 113 off I-75 (follow the signs off the exit). Recognized as the most scenic water theme park in the country, and one of the top five in the nation, White Water features attractions ranging from relaxing floats to high thrills... something for everyone in the family. (800) 928-WAVE or (770) 424-WAVE. American Adventures, located right next door to White Water, is Georgia's only amusement park created especially for families with kids up to the age of 15. 250 Cobb Parkway North, Marietta, GA 30062-3503, (770) 424-9283.
Giant Pandas of Chengdu now open! One of only two zoos in the United States to exhibit rare giant pandas, Zoo Atlanta is also home to many other threatened and endangered species, including 22 Western Lowland gorillas, African elephants, Sumatran tigers, black rhinos, giraffes, lemurs and an extraordinary reptile collection. In addition to the zoo's naturalistic habitats, adults and children will enjoy the Nabisco Endangered Species Carousel, the Norfolk Southern Zoo Express train, the Publix Petting Zoo and the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta playground. Open year-round at 9:30 a.m. 800 Cherokee Ave., Historic Grant Park, less than a mile from Turner Field, (404) 624-5600
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