Atlanta was established in 1837 at the intersection of two railroad lines; the city rose from the ashes of the Civil War to become a national center of commerce and international prominence following the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s.
Atlanta is the Primary Rail Highway and Air Transport Hub of the American South
Centennial Olympic Park, site of the 1996 Olympic Games, provides a starting point for exploring Atlanta, and surrounding attractions. Zoo Atlanta exhibits more than 200 species from the African plains and Asian forests, including giant Pandas with their twin cubs, the Giraffe Feeding Terrace and one of North America’s largest captive gorilla populations.
Stone Mountain Park is a 3,200- acre attraction built around the world’s largest mass of exposed granite, and visit Crossroads, a recreated 1870’s Georgia town, which includes authentically costumed characters, music, shopping and restaurants. In the evening, check out the new 3D laser spectacular show which includes dazzling displays of neon laser lights, featuring characters, stories, graphics and fireworks choreographed to popular musical scores, transforming the park into a natural amphitheater.
Margaret Mitchell House & Museum – Gone with the Wind
Georgia Aquarium is the world’s largest with more than sixty exhibits that tell a global water story featuring whale sharks, beluga whales, touch tanks and a 4-D theater. See more than 100,000 animals from 500 species in more than 10 million gallons of water.
The World of Coca Cola with over 60 different flavors to sample takes you on a wild ride around the globe in a 4-D cinematic adventure, life-sized Polar Bear, the secret formula and 120 years of history.
Inside CNN journey into the heart of the world’s news leader at Inside CNN Atlanta. A behind-the-scenes tour shows you what it takes to deliver the news available to over 2 billion people worldwide.
A Georgian-style Village Outlet Shopping north of Atlanta Features 140 stores
High Museum of Art from a stately home on Peachtree Street to its current award-winning buildings in a spectacular setting, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta has grown to become the leading art museum in the Southeastern United States with its renowned collection of classic and contemporary art and architecture by Richard Meier and Renzo Piano.
The Center for Civil and Human Rights provides an unparalleled experience for visitors, solidifying Atlanta as the global gateway for exploring human rights issues. Through interactive exhibits, artifacts and strong imagery, The Center serves as a catalyst for civil and human rights conversation. Then take the short ride on the Atlanta Street Car to the Martin Luther King Jr National Historic Site. Visit the Visitors Center’s exhibit on Dr. King and the Civil Rights movement, Dr. King’s birth home, tomb and Ebenezer Baptist Church, where King’s family has preached for three generations.
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