College Football Hall of Fame
Now this is what a Hall of Fame should be. It’s a $68.5 million, 95,000 square foot, state-of-the-art tribute to 977 players, 211 coaches, and countless fans. Three floors, five themed galleries and over 50 interactive exhibits, including a 47-yard football field and a three-story wall of over 750 college football helmets, awaits visitors. A shrine to the greatest to ever play or coach the game. All in the heart of downtown Atlanta Please click herefor more info.
Center of Civil and Human Rights
The Center for Civil and Human Rights in Downtown Atlanta pays homage to the American civil rights movement, as well as brings current global human rights issues to the forefront. The Center is a perfect starting point for exploring Atlanta’s history in civil and human rights movements.
Go for a couple of hours and explore the Center’s three main exhibits: civil rights, human rights and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection from Morehouse College. Each exhibit features hands-on interactive displays that bring guests into the subject matter. View a video on the panoramic screen or sit at a lunch counter that simulates Freedom Riders protests. Stand tall next to life-size images of the dictators of the world – they’re surprisingly short! Please click here for more information.
The Georgia Aquarium is a public aquarium in Atlanta with more than 10 million gallons of fresh and marine water and more aquatic life than found in any other aquarium. You are sure to see things you’ve never seen before! Georgia Aquarium promises wonder and excitement around every corner. The aquarium is the only institution outside of Asia that houses whale sharks which are kept in an exhibit—the aquarium was designed around the whale shark exhibit
The aquarium’s animals are displayed in seven galleries and exhibits: Tropical Diver, Ocean Voyager, Cold Water Quest, River Scout, Dolphin Celebration, Pier 225, and Aquanaut Adventure: A Discovery Zone. Each corresponds to a specific environment. Click here for more information.
Get a look, behind the scenes of Cable News Network (CNN). A 50-minute guided walking tour lets you peek into the newsroom, control room and much more. Be sure to keep your eyes wide open; there’s no telling who you might see while walking the halls.
Your tour begins on a long ride up the world’s largest freestanding escalator. You’ll see how a teleprompter works, find out how the weather map works and watch the action inside Studio 7, the largest studio CNN has ever built anywhere in the world. You’ll get a better understanding of how newsman move things around on the touch-screen on election night. Please click here for more information.
Fernbank Science Center
The Fernbank Science Center is a museum, classroom. And woodland complex located in Atlanta. It is owned and operated by the DeKalb County School System. Experience the exhibit hall, planetarium, observatory, compost garden and library. Most activities are free and family friendly. Please click here for more information.
High Museum of Art
The High Museum of Art in Atlanta, GA is one of the nation’s leading art museums in the Southeast. It houses 11,000 pieces comprised of American art, European art, African art, decorative art, folk art, photography and more contemporary works, as well as renowned architecture by Richard Meier and Renzo Piano. With a dynamic schedule of special exhibitions, an extensive permanent collection, innovative educational and family programs, meeting and event facilities and several dining options, there is something for everyone at the High in Atlanta. Please click here for more information.
Stone Mountain Park
Spread across 3,200 beautiful acres, Stone Mountain Park is Georgia’s most-visited attraction and with good reason. The fun never ends at Stone Mountain Park, where family activities reign during every season. Visit the park, built around the world’s largest piece of exposed granite (that’d be Stone Mountain). Learn a little history as you gaze up at the faces carved into the mountain. Who are they? Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson and Jefferson Davis. Attractions include Summit Skyride, Geyser Towers, SkyHike, Scenic Railroad, 4-D Theater, Ride The Ducks, The Great Barn, Great Locomotive Chase Adventure Golf, Antebellum Plantation & Farmyard and Discovering Stone Mountain Museum at Memorial Hall. The Lasershow Spectacular in Mountainvision is the very best way to cap off a day at Stone Mountain Park. The lights are choreographed with toe-tapping tunes and take-your-breath away pyrotechnics. Please click here for more information.
World of Coca-Cola Museum
Visit the World of Coca-Cola where you can spend the day interacting with multiple exhibits and sampling more than 100 different beverages. For more information, please visit the website at www.worldofcoca-cols.com
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