Atlanta, GA

Atlanta, GA

Visit the Sweet Auburn neighborhood where Martin Luther King, Jr. was born, raised and now lies buried in the National Historic Site that honors his legacy. Centennial Park, site of the 1996 Summer Olympics and the heart of downtown's tourist hub, draws visitors with all types of attractions, including its impressive fountains. Walk to world-class destinations such as the World of Coca-Cola, the renowned Georgia Aquarium and the popular CNN Center. And no matter the season, you'll be entertained by one of Atlanta's three professional teams, the Braves of Major League Baseball, the Falcons of the National Football League and the Hawks of the National Basketball Association.  Fun activities are endless with a student or group trip to Atlanta, GA. 

Atlanta Cyclorama and Civil War Museum
Nowhere can the true drama of the Civil War Battle of Atlanta be more appreciated than at the Atlanta Cyclorama & Civil War Museum!  Experience the jaw-dropping view of the world's largest oil painting depicting the Battle of Atlanta. As the Cyclorama Theater rotates through history, guests are treated to surround sound with music, 3D effects and narration in five languages (Japanese, German, Spanish, French, and English).  Enjoy a 14 minute film showing the events leading up to the Battle of Atlanta which was fought on July 22, 1864.  See and hear of the desperate attempt made that day to save Atlanta from Union armies.  View "Texas" the Civil War steam locomotive that played a key role in the Great Locomotive Chase of 1862.

Atlanta History Center
Explore Georgia's history through award-winning exhibitions in this 33-acre site located in historic Buckhead.  The Center consists of two historic homes; the 1928 Swan House and the 1860's Smith Family Farm, as well as Centennial Olympic Games Museum, the Goizuetta Gardens, and the Kenan Research Center.  Also enjoy a tour of the Margaret Mitchell House, birthplace of the famous movie, "Gone With The Wind".  Meet the past through living history programs.

Federal Reserve Bank Museum
A guided tour to learn all about the Federal Reserve, watch millions of dollars being sorted, processed, and prepared for shipping.  You can even take home a souvenir bag of FREE CASH!  Of course, the cash has been shredded and considered 'unspendable', but..it is real money!  View displays of artifacts used throughout history as a form of 'money', rare coins and currency, and an actual gold bar that you can lift by a lever to test its great weight.  Learn how to detect counterfeit bills and enjoy one of two films explaining the role of the Federal Reserve and the transaction of money.

Fernbank Museum of Natural History
Journey back in time, Around the World and Inside Nature's Beauty at Atlanta's Fernbank Museum of Natural History.  Fernbank brings science to life as visitors discover and explore world cultures, nature, animals, the prehistoric world and more!  Hands-on exhibitions, unique programming, larger-than-life IMAX® films and special features offer fun for all ages.  Explore the world's largest dinosaurs and take an adventure through the all-new children's exhibit, 'Fernbank NatureQuest'. From exploring the Earth's history and modern landscapes in 'A Walk Through Time in Georgia', to testing your senses with interactive features in 'Sensing Nature', Fernbank's permanent exhibitions combine with traveling exhibitions, Family Fun Days, lectures, and other unique programs to turn every visit into a memorable experience.

Jimmy Carter Library & Museum
Experience "A Day in the Life of the President" as you visit a replica of the Oval Office, take a virtual trip with the Carters to fight disease and promote democracy around the world. Enjoy interactive displays and fascinating exhibits in this unique, award-winning museum for the whole family.  Enjoy interactive displays and fascinating exhibits in this unique, award-winning museum for the whole family. Learn about President Carter and his accomplishments, not only while serving as President, but throughout his lifetime for the betterment of American society and the entire world. 

Martin Luther King, Jr. Historic Site
In the heart of Atlanta, a son was born in the neighborhood of "Sweet Auburn" near downtown Atlanta.  He would grow up to follow a calling and become the most influential Civil Rights leader of our time.  This historical site encompasses his Birth Home and crypt, as well as famous Ebenezer Baptist Church; his home away from home.  Be sure to visit Freedom Hall in the King Center.Martin Luther King, Jr. worked hard to make sure the path was clear for the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Voting Rights Act of 1965 to be passed.  He was arrested 30 times for his participation in civil rights activities but never gave up!  He is famous for his "I Have a Dream" speech which he gave at the foot of the Lincoln Memorial during what is known as the 'March on Washington'. 

 

 

 

 





 


 

World of Coca Cola
The only place you can explore the fascinating story of the world's best-known beverage brand.  See Coca Cola memorabilia and how the bottling process works.  Have your group picture taken with the 7 foot huggable Coca Cola Polar Bear.  Don't miss the Happiness Factory Theater for an interactive and fun 4D movie.  To top it off, you get to taste coke products from all around the world!   View more than 1,200 artifacts from around the world that have never been displayed to the public before its grand opening in 2007.   Around every corner you will find something new and inviting.  Enjoy all the interactive exhibits, take home your very own glass bottle of Coke, and have time for shopping in the Coca Cola store.

Georgia Aquarium
Conveniently located in downtown Atlanta, the Georgia Aquarium is within walking distance of many attractions including Centennial Olympic Park, CNN Studios and the World of Coca-Cola Museum.  With more than ten million gallons of water and the largest aquatic collections in the world, your groups will experience everything from whale sharks and beluga whales to an action packed 4-D Theater.  The Georgia Aquarium's new dolphin exhibit features a unique viewing area and show, where guests will be treated to a theatrical performance by actors and dolphins utilizing state-of-the-art lighting and special effects.  The Georgia Aquarium regularly features engaging exhibits, amazing animals and unique experiences!

Zoo Atlanta
An accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), Zoo Atlanta inspires value and preservation of wildlife through a unique mix of education and outdoor family fun.  From well-known native wildlife to critically endangered species on the brink of extinction, the Zoo offers memorable close encounters with more than 1,000 animals from around the world.  Complex Carnivores, a new series of exhibits featuring bush dogs, fossa and binturong, opened on April 1. Zoo Atlanta is also proud to be one of only four zoos in the U.S. that giant pandas call home: Lun Lun's newest cub, Po, born November 3, 2010, made his public debut in spring 2011. Other highlights include the nation's largest collection of western lowland gorillas, the nation's largest zoological collection of orangutans and a global center of excellence for the care and study of vanishing reptiles and amphibians.


Six Flags® Over Georgia
Get ready to let loose and laugh hard!  From the highest heights to the gentlest adventures, Six Flags has plenty of rides to please everyone.  Venture onto some of the greatest roller coasters around.  From Goliath and Batman: 'The Ride' to Superman 'Ultimate Flight', you will really get a charge out of flying high into the 'wide blue yonder'!  Don't miss Acrophobia which takes you straight up over 16 stories in a standing position, then drops you.  Wow...this plunge makes a difference!! There are rides, both wet and dry, for all ages with lots of fun at every turn of the corner.  Enjoy the NEW Hurricane Harbor water park which is part of your admission!  

Six Flags® White Water
Visit the largest water park in the South to find hydro-powered water rides considered to be some of the tallest, fastest, wettest, AND craziest rides in the country.  Wet n' wild is the name of the game!  Boasting of 50 attractions and rides, Six Flags® "White Water" has one of the world's tallest free falls that plummets you from nine stories at a harrowing high speed as you travel the "Cliffhanger".  Dive into water attractions such as the legendary "Dragon Tail" with a 250 foot triple drop, and "Tornado"  for only the bravest of thrill-seekers.  From the high-soaring water rides to the gentlest play pools, there is fun for all under the Georgia sun at this "Travel Channel" top-10 pick!

Stone Mountain Park
All day fun at Stone Mountain Park, dubbed as being "the largest exposed piece of granite in the world".  Take in shows, interactive attractions, and ride the summit sky ride.  Also, you can take a skyhike, ride the Scenic Railroad, visit the museum, and so much more!   During the summer, your day at Stone Mountain ends with an amazing, jaw-dropping laser light show, taller than the Statue of Liberty and 5 times the size of an IMAX screen, on the side of the mountain with music, special effects and fireworks.  Winter is also a great time of the year when Stone Mountain becomes 'Snow' Mountain as it is transformed into a snowy wonderland.  Enjoy tubing, building snowmen, making angels in the snow, and enjoying s'mores at Snowfire Point around a roaring fire.  See ya' on the slopes here in Atlanta! 

Fox Theatre
Visit this iconic landmark located in Downtown Atlanta since the 'roaring 20's'.  From Broadway to rock, comedy, and movies, this historic landmark resides in the heart of the people of Atlanta.  Upon entering, become drawn into another world as you encounter outlandish but yet tasteful decor.  Fun Fact:  The Fox Theatre was one of the earliest air conditioned buildings in the country, even preceding the White House!Listed on the National Historic Registry, The Fox Theatre's history has been as dramatic as its decor.  The people of Atlanta refused to let this 'icon' fall to ruin.  Hear of how it managed to survive The Great Depression and stand strong and proud to this day. 

CNN Studio
Learn how great moments in history are brought to you, and discover a "secret" or two!  Be a part of news, "making history".  You will ascend the world's largest free-standing escalator and begin the tour inside of the forty-eight foot globe structure.  The tour continues in the Control Room Theater with live video and audio feeds vividly demonstrating how a live broadcast is produced and sent out to air.  From the Theater, you will be taken into Studio 7E for an exclusive look at the technology involved in every CNN broadcast.  Also featured on this tour is the newly added Studio 7 that was unveiled in the Spring 2010.  You will then overlook the working newsrooms of CNN and HLN. The tour also includes the history behind the CNN Center building and other CNN network and ends in the digital finale space. 

Atlanta Braves Baseball Game
Turner Field, 'Home of the Braves'.  See a riveting Atlanta Braves baseball game in ithis state-of-the-art stadium with the down home feel of 'old time baseball'.  This Atlanta landmark is considered the 'benchmark' for the design of future baseball parks offering modern family entertainment unlike any other park.  Cheer the Braves on to victory!

Centennial Olympic Park
Visit the glorious gathering spot for visitors and residents, alike, to enjoy during the 1996 Summer Olympics.  Centennial Olympic Park offers a peaceful repose amidst the hustle and bustle.  Enjoy ice skating in the winter, and concerts and splashing in the Fountain of Rings in the summer time.  View the water show put to music four times per day in the world's largest interactive fountain featuring the Olympic Rings.  As you meander through the park, marvel at the walking paths commemorating donations from Georgians who built this magnificent park...brick by brick.

Center for Puppetry Arts
An educational experience in the world of art awaits you when you become puppet makers and puppeteers.  This unique cultural treasure is a magical place where youth and adults are educated, enlightened, and entertained.  Create your own puppet in the workshop to take home, enjoy a family-style puppet performance, and visit the museum for hands-on touring of over 350 puppets from around the world.

Medieval Times Dinner Attraction
Witness epic battles of steel and steed as you are swept away to an age of bravery and honor.  Ringside seats offer all the splendor and romance of 11th Century Spain as you enjoy a four- course feast prepared for the occasion.  The greatest tournament, a trial of mighty warriors and ancient kings; the thunder of hooves and the shattering of lances fill the vast arena as combat is engaged.  Swords clash and axes ring as one Knight seeks the title of Champion in a spectacle not witnessed for centuries.  The splendor, the pageantry, and the romance of a time long remembered come to life at Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament.  Eat, Drink, & be medieval with the nation's #1 dinner attraction!
 


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Medieval Times Dinner Attraction 
Witness epic battles of steel and steed as you are swept away to an age of bravery and honor.  Ringside seats offer all the splendor and romance of 11th Century Spain as you enjoy a four- course feast prepared for the occasion.  The greatest tournament, a trial of mighty warriors and ancient kings; the thunder of hooves and the shattering of lances fill the vast arena as combat is engaged.  Swords clash and axes ring as one Knight seeks the title of Champion in a spectacle not witnessed for centuries.  The splendor, the pageantry, and the romance of a time long remembered come to life at Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament.  Eat, Drink, & be medieval with the nation's #1 dinner attraction!