Activities in Atlanta

 

The Official Visitor's Guide of Atlanta

Atlanta Botanical Garden: In the middle of Midtown Atlanta, near Piedmont park, more than 30 acres of lush green garden grow. The gardens feature the Fuqua Orchid Center and the Kendeda Canopy Walk, allowing a stroll through the treetops.

Atlanta History Museum at the Atlanta History Center is one of the largest history museums in the nation, featuring award-winning signature exhibitions that tell the story of the region's people, from its earliest settlers to the international city of today.

The Carter Center, in partnership with Emory University, is guided by a fundamental commitment to human rights and the alleviation of human suffering; it seeks to prevent and resolve conflicts, enhance freedom and democracy, and improve health.

CNN Center, located near Centennial Olympic Park, is the world headquarters of the first cable news network in the US. CNN studio tours provide behind-the-scenes access to operations and broadcasts. The Center also offers a variety of eating locations and retail shopping.

Georgia Aquarium is an entertaining, intriguing and educational experience for guests of all ages. While promoting a fun and enjoyable learning experience, the Aquarium instills in its guests a new appreciation for the world's aquatic biodiversity.

High Museum of Art is the leading art museum in the southeastern United States. Located in Midtown Atlanta's arts and business district, the High has more than 13,000 works of art in its permanent collection. The Museum has an extensive anthology of 19th- and 20th-century American art; significant holdings of European paintings and decorative art; a growing collection of African American art; and burgeoning collections of modern and contemporary art, photography and African art. The High is also dedicated to supporting and collecting works by Southern artists and is distinguished as the only major museum in North America to have a curatorial department specifically devoted to the field of folk and self-taught art.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change ("The King Center") has been a global destination, resource center and community institution for over a quarter century. Nearly a million people each year make pilgrimage to the National Historic Site to learn, be inspired and pay their respects to Dr. King's legacy.

Margaret Mitchell House and Museum provides a look back into the life of the famed author of Gone with the Wind and offers exhibitions on the transformation of the book into the award-winning movie.

National Center for Civil and Human Rights connects the American Civil Rights Movement to today’s Global Human Rights Movements. Exhibits offer powerful imagery, compelling artifacts, and poignant storytelling. The Center’s goal is to inspire visitors to join the ongoing dialogue about human rights in their communities.

World of Coca-Cola, part museum and part multimedia attraction, offers the history of and a behind-the-scenes look at the production of the world’s most famous beverage. Visitors have the opportunity to taste types of Coke that satisfy the taste buds of consumers around the globe. Located near Centennial Olympic Park.

Zoo Atlanta, one of the oldest zoos in the United States, features 50 species of bird and 40 species of mammals in naturalistic habitats. Beyond animal displays, the zoo boasts a variety of conservation studies and educational programs. It is home to great pandas, red pandas, Komodo dragons, and snow leopards, among other animals, including the largest populations of gorillas and orangutans in the US.