MU­SE­UMS & AT­TRAC­TIONS

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Take it all in—city sights and his­tor­i­cal sites—with worl­drenowned at­trac­tions, nat­u­ral won­ders, in­for­ma­tive tours and en­gag­ing ex­hibits.

Ad­mis­sion/Dis­count Passes

CITYPASS— Valid for nine days from first use, CityPASS of­fers re­duced ad­mis­sion to the fol­low­ing at­trac­tions: Ge­or­gia Aquar­ium (ex­pe­dited en­try), World of Coca-Cola, In­side CNN Stu­dio Tour, Zoo At­lanta OR Cen­ter for Civil and Hu­man Rights and Fern­bank Museum of Nat­u­ral His­tory OR Col­lege Foot­ball Hall of Fame. Pur­chase on­line or at your first at­trac­tion. www.citypass.com/at­lanta. 888.330.5008.

Art Mu­se­ums

AT­LANTA CON­TEM­PO­RARY— At­lanta Con­tem­po­rary nei­ther prof­its from nor col­lects the art on its walls in an ef­fort to sup­port the genre’s ad­vance­ment. Free ad­mis­sion. www.at­lanta­con­tem­po­rary.org. 535 Means St. NW, Mid­town, 404.688.1970. Map3/E2 CALLANWOLDE FINE ARTS CEN­TER— Built in 1920 for the old­est son of Coca-Cola Com­pany founder, Asa Can­dler, this Gothic-tu­dor man­sion is now a com­mu­nity arts cen­ter. An up­stairs gallery presents chang­ing ex­hibits. www.callanwolde.org. 980 Bri­ar­cliff Road NE, Druid Hills, 404.872.5338. Map1/D7 HIGH MUSEUM OF ART— Part of the Woodruff Arts Cen­ter, At­lanta’s go-to art museum has over 15,000 works in its per­ma­nent col­lec­tion. Check web­site for full list of ex­hi­bi­tions and events. www.high.org. 1280 Peachtree St., Mid­town, 404.733.4444. Map3/B5 MUSEUM OF CON­TEM­PO­RARY ART OF GE­OR­GIA (MOCA GA)— This small museum en­com­passes 250-plus works by Ge­or­gia artists. www.mocaga.org. Tula Arts Cen­ter, 75 Ben­nett St., Buck­head, 404.367.8700. Map2/A11 MUSEUM OF DE­SIGN AT­LANTA (MODA)— This won­der­ful museum is de­voted ex­clu­sively to all things de­sign. www.mu­se­u­mofde­sign.org. 1315 Peachtree St. NE, Mid­town, 404.979.6455. Map3/B5 SPELMAN COL­LEGE MUSEUM OF FINE ART— This museum on the grounds of Spelman Univer­sity spe­cial­izes in 20th-cen­tury paint­ing and sculp­ture by African-Amer­i­can artists. www.museum. spelman.edu. 350 Spelman Lane SW, West End, 404.270.5607. Map3/L1

At­trac­tions

BAPS SHRI SWAMINARAYAN MANDIR TEM­PLE— This strik­ingly or­nate Hindu tem­ple sits on 29 acres in the the At­lanta sub­urb of Lil­burn. Its stark-white ex­te­rior takes on the col­ors of the sky, as well as its white pol­ished in­te­rior which is of­ten lit in var­i­ous hues of blue, turquoise, orange or pale green. Guided tours avail­able. www.baps.org. 460 Rock­bridge Rd., Lil­burn, 678.906.2277. Map1/F5 CEN­TEN­NIAL OLYMPIC PARK— This 21-acre park is a per­ma­nent legacy to the At­lanta-hosted 1996 Olympic Games. Dur­ing Sum­mer months, you’ll find chil­dren splash­ing in the Foun­tain of Rings and fam­i­lies pic­nick­ing on the ex­pan­sive lawns. Grab a bite at Goo­gie Burger, a lo­cal fa­vorite and the only restau­rant on park grounds. www.cen­ten­ni­al­park.com. 265 Luckie St., Down­town, 404.222.7275. Map3/H4

IN­SIDE CNN STU­DIO TOUR— Step in­side the world of 24-hour news and see the fast-paced news­rooms of CNN’s global head­quar­ters. www. cnn.com/tour. One CNN Cen­ter, Down­town, 404.827.2300. Map3/I3 GE­OR­GIA AQUAR­IUM— The coun­try’s largest aquar­ium is home to unique ma­rine life in­clud­ing whale sharks, bel­uga whales and dol­phins. A 4-D movie, cafés and gift shop are also on-site. www. geor­giaaquar­ium.org. 225 Baker St. NW, Down­town, 404.581.4000. Map3/H3 GE­OR­GIA STATE CAPI­TOL— A Na­tional His­toric Land­mark, the 1889 build­ing was de­signed to re­sem­ble the U.S. Capi­tol in Wash­ing­ton, D.C. His­tor­i­cal mark­ers on the grounds ex­plain how the city was re­built af­ter the Civil War. Lo­cated on the fourth floor of the capi­tol, a museum dis­plays ex­hibits about Ge­or­gia’s re­sources, his­tory and gov­ern­ment, plus quirky ar­ti­facts. Free ad­mis­sion. www. sos.state.ga.us. 206 Wash­ing­ton St., Down­town, 404.656.2846. Map3/K4 KEN­NE­SAW MOUN­TAIN NA­TIONAL BAT­TLE­FIELD PARK— Site of one of the ma­jor con­fronta­tions of the At­lanta Cam­paign, the 2,900-acre park of­fers 17 miles of hik­ing trails. Park open daily 6:30 am-dusk. Vis­i­tor www.nps.gov/kemo. Old US 41 &

Stiles­boro Road, 900 Ken­ne­saw Moun­tain Drive, Ken­ne­saw, 770.427.4686. Map1/A4 LEGOLAND DIS­COV­ERY CEN­TER— En­joy hands-on play ar­eas, a 4-D cin­ema, classes, rides and the MINILAND ex­hibit, with iconic build­ings made out of LEGOs. www.at­lanta.legoland­dis­cov­erycen­ter. com. Phipps Plaza, 3500 Peachtree Road NE, Buck­head, 404.848.9252. Map2/E5 MAR­GARET MITCHELL HOUSE— The re­stored home of “Gone With the Wind” au­thor Mar­garet Mitchell show­cases fur­ni­ture, let­ters and mem­o­ra­bilia from Mitchell’s life. www.at­lantahis­to­rycen­ter.com/ex­plore/des­ti­na­tions/mar­garet­mitchell-house. 979 Cres­cent Ave. NE, At­lanta, GA, 404.249.7015. Map3/D5 OAK­LAND CEMETERY— At­lanta’s old­est cemetery is home to lo­cal lu­mi­nar­ies—in­clud­ing Bobby Jones and Mar­garet Mitchell—who are in­terred along­side Con­fed­er­ate sol­diers who died dur­ing the At­lanta Cam­paign in 1864. Free ad­mis­sion. Check web­site for tour times and prices. www. oak­land­ceme­tery.com. 248 Oak­land Ave. SE, Grant Park, 404.688.2107. Map3/M7 PORSCHE EX­PE­RI­ENCE CEN­TER— This mag­nifi cent new cen­ter is the first of its kind in North Amer­ica. The 27-acre com­plex fea­tures a mas­sive test track, off-road cour­ses, a driv­ing sim­u­la­tor and a fine-din­ing restau­rant. Drive one of 13 mod­els, in­clud­ing the Ma­can S, Box­ter GTS, and even the 911 GT3. www.porschedriv­ing.com. One Porsche Drive, Col­lege Park, 888.204.7474. Map1/C9 SIX FLAGS OVER GE­OR­GIA— The theme park fea­tures 14 thrilling rides, plus fam­ily friendly rides, shows and at­trac­tions. www.sixflags. com/over­ge­or­gia. 275 River­side Pkwy., Austell, 770.739.3400. Map1/B7 SKYVIEW— The 20-story Fer­ris wheel takes pas­sen­gers on a 15-minute ride up and over the city. At night, the ride lights up with mil­lions of LED lights. www.skyviewat­lanta.com. 168 Luckie St. NW, Down­town, 678.949.9023. Map3/H4 SWAN COACH HOUSE— Lo­cated on the grounds of the At­lanta His­tory Cen­ter, this his­toric house was built in 1928 by At­lanta ar­chi­tect Philip Tram­mell Shutze for the Ed­ward H. In­man fam­ily. A restau­rant, art gallery and gift shop are on site. www.swan­coach­house.com. 3130 Sla­ton Dr. NW, Buck­head, 404.261.0636. Map2/B7 THE KING CEN­TER— The of­fi­cial me­mo­rial ded­i­cated to the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ex­hibits il­lus­trate his life and teach­ings; high­lights in­clude Free­dom Hall and The Eter­nal Flame. The King Cen­ter Li­brary, ar­chives, King’s fi­nal rest­ing place, a gift shop and other fa­cil­i­ties are also on-site. Free ad­mis­sion. www.thek­ing­cen­ter.org. 449 Auburn Ave. NE, Sweet Auburn, 404.526.8900. Map3/I7 WILD AN­I­MAL SA­FARI— This five-mile drive-through wild an­i­mal park fea­tures more than 650 an­i­mals in­clud­ing Amer­i­can bi­son, elk, wa­ter buf­falo, wilde­beest, tigers, hyena and ze­bra. Most of the an­i­mals roam freely through­out the park and will eat right out of your hand. Guests can drive through in their own ve­hi­cles, rent a van, or take a com­pli­men­tary bus tour (de­pend­ing on the sea­son). Check web­site for hours of op­er­a­tion. www.an­i­mal­sa­fari.com/ Ge­or­gia. 1300 Oak Grove Road, Pine Moun­tain, 706.663.8744. WORLD OF COCA-COLA— Ex­plore the story of the world’s best-known brand. Vis­i­tors will see a func­tion­ing bot­tling line, watch a 4-D movie

and taste more than 100 dif­fer­ent bev­er­ages from around the world. www.world­of­coca-cola. com. Pem­ber­ton Place, 121 Baker St., Down­town, 404.676.5151. Map3/H4 ZOO AT­LANTA— More than 1,500 an­i­mals call the zoo home, most notably go­ril­las and gi­ant pan­das. Also on-site are a pet­ting zoo, train rides and a carousel. www.zooat­lanta.org. 800 Cherokee Ave. SE, Grant Park, 404.624.9453. Map3/M7

Mu­se­ums

ANNE Frank FRANK House IN in THE the Nether­lands WORLD— Owned and run by by the the Anne Ge­or­gia in­cludes Com­mis­sion pho­tos, let­ters on and the a Holo­caust, 28-minute the film ex­hibit with the www.holo­caust.ge­or­gia.gov. only known footage of Frank. 5920 Free Roswell ad­mis­sion. Rd. NE, Sandy Springs, 770.206.1558. Map1/D5 APEX look MUSEUM— at the black This ex­pe­ri­ence museum in of­fers the U.S. a his­tor­i­cal and At­lanta. Don’t one of miss At­lanta’s the replica first black-owned of Yates & Mil­ton busi­nesses. Drug Store, Ex­hibits be­yond. tell www.apex­mu­seum.org. sto­ries from Africa, Sweet 135 Auburn Auburn Ave., and Sweet Auburn, 404.523.2739. Map3/I6 AT­LANTA HIS­TORY CEN­TER— The cen­ter in­cludes the At­lanta His­tory Museum, the Cen­ten­nial Olympic Games Museum, two his­toric homes (the Swan House and the Smith Fam­ily Farm), a re­search cen­ter and 33 acres of gar­dens. www.at­lantahis­to­rycen­ter.com. 130 West Paces Ferry Rd. NW, Buck­head, 404.814.4000. Map2/B6 CEN­TER FOR CIVIL AND HU­MAN RIGHTS— This museum in­cludes three sec­tions: a col­lec­tion of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s doc­u­ments and per­sonal ef­fects; mul­ti­sen­sory gal­leries about the Amer­i­can Civil Rights Move­ment; and a hu­man rights gallery de­tail­ing past and on­go­ing strug­gles from around the world. www.civi­land­hu­man­rights.org. 100 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd., Down­town, 404.991.6970. Map3/H4 CEN­TER FOR PUP­PETRY ARTS— The freshly ex­panded cen­ter is home to a museum show­cas­ing hundreds of pup­pets, in­clud­ing orig­i­nal Mup­pets from the Jim Hen­son Foun­da­tion, and of­fers a wide range of per­for­mances. www.pup­pet.org. 1404 Spring St. NW, Mid­town, 404.873.3391. Map3/A4 COL­LEGE FOOT­BALL HALL OF FAME & CHICK-FIL-A FAN EX­PE­RI­ENCE— This mas­sive at­trac­tion of­fers in­ter­ac­tive ex­pe­ri­ences that honor the pageantry and tra­di­tions of col­lege foot­ball. Per­son­al­ize an all-ac­cess pass with your foot­ball team at reg­is­tra­tion. www.cf­b­hall.com. 250 Ma­ri­etta St. NW, At­lanta, GA, 404.880.4800. Map3/I3 DAVID J. SENCER CDC MUSEUM— This unique museum fea­tures award-win­ning ex­hi­bi­tions that fo­cus on a va­ri­ety of public health top­ics, as well as the his­tory of the CDC (Cen­ter for Dis­ease Con­trol and Preven­tion). Four tem­po­rary ex­hi­bi­tions—each re­lated to the CDC’s work—are mounted each year. Free ad­mis­sion. www.cdc.gov/museum. 1600 Clifton Rd. NE, 404.639.0830. Map1/D7 FED­ERAL RE­SERVE BANK OF AT­LANTA VIS­I­TORS CEN­TER AND MONE­TARY MUSEUM— Take a self­guided tour of this mone­tary museum lo­cated in the Fed­eral Re­serve Bank of At­lanta. Ex­hibits cover the his­tory of money and the Fed­eral Re­serve’s role in the econ­omy. Vis­i­tors can also view the bank’s au­to­mated cash pro­cess­ing op­er­a­tions, where mil­lions of dol­lars are counted, sorted and shred- ded. Peachtree Free ad­mis­sion. St., Mid­town, www.fr­bat­lanta.org. 404.498.8500. Map3/D5 1000 JIMMY de­tails CARTER Pres­i­dent LI­BRARY Carter’s & MUSEUM— life, in­clud­ing This his museum Navy ca­reer done since and the leav­ing work the both White he and House. Ros­alynn The replica have of for the spe­cial Oval events Of­fice and is a must-see. ex­hibits. www.jim­my­cart- Check web­site er­li­brary.gov. 404.865.7100. 441 Free­dom Pkwy. NE, Mid­town, Map1/D7 MA­RI­ETTA SCAR­LETT GONE ON THE WITH SQUARE— THE WIND Home MOVIE to the MUSEUM: pri­vately Fea­tured owned are ar­ti­facts col­lec­tion re­lated of Dr. to the Chris novel Sul­li­van. and film in­clud­ing for­eign posters, orig­i­nal scripts, art­work and the ben­ga­line hon­ey­moon gown worn by Scar­lett. www.gwtwma­ri­etta.com. 18 Whit­lock Ave., Ma­ri­etta, 770.794.5576. Map1/B4 MICHAEL C. CAR­LOS MUSEUM— This Emory Univer­sity museum fo­cuses on art and ob­jects from an­cient civ­i­liza­tions. “An­cient Egypt, Nu­bia and the Near East” fea­tures mum­mies and an­cient ar­ti­facts; ad­di­tional col­lec­tions in­clude Greek and Ro­man, An­cient Amer­ica and Works on Paper. www.car­los.emory.edu. 571 South Kilgo Cir­cle, De­catur, 404.727.4282. Map1/D7 ROBERT C. WIL­LIAMS AMER­I­CAN MUSEUM OF PAPERMAKING— One of the most com­pre­hen­sive col­lec­tions of paper and paper-re­lated ar­ti­facts in the world, in­clud­ing 2,000 books, wa­ter­marks, pa­pers, tools, machines and manuscripts. Free ad­mis­sion. paper.gat­ech.edu. In­sti­tute of Paper Science and Tech­nol­ogy, 500 10th St. NW, Mid­town, 404.894.5700. Map3/D2 SCAD FASH MUSEUM OF FASH­ION + FILM— One of the largest fash­ion mu­se­ums in the na­tion, this new at­trac­tion is lo­cated in the Sa­van­nah Col­lege of Art & De­sign’s (SCAD) At­lanta cam­pus. www. scad­fash.com. 1600 Peachtree St., Mid­town, 404.253.3132. Map1/D7 SOUTH­EAST­ERN RAIL­WAY MUSEUM— This museum dis­plays 90+ pieces of re­tired rail­way rolling stock, in­clud­ing diesel lo­co­mo­tives, steam lo­co­mo­tives, and pas­sen­ger and pri­vate cars. Short rides on a re­stored ca­boose are also of­fered. www.South­east­ernRail­wayMu­seum.org. 3595 Bu­ford Hwy., Duluth, 770.476.2013. Map1/F4 SOUTH­ERN MUSEUM OF CIVIL WAR AND LO­CO­MO­TIVE HIS­TORY— Thou­sands of Civil War and rail­road relics are on dis­play in­clud­ing a re­pro­duc­tion of a turn-of-the-cen­tury lo­co­mo­tive fac­tory and a de­pic­tion of the Civil War’s Great Lo­co­mo­tive Chase. www.south­ern­mu­seum.org. 2829 Cherokee St., Ken­ne­saw, 770.427.2117. Map1/A3 CHIL­DREN’S MUSEUM OF AT­LANTA— This newly ren­o­vated, ex­panded museum al­lows kids to build and launch a rocket, paint a mas­ter­piece, con­struct a house, and even climb through the Earth’s core. Hands-on play and ex­ploratory learn­ing get your child’s gears turn­ing in new ways. A won­der­ful toy store is also on-site. Adults must be ac­com­pa­nied by a child, and vice versa. www.chil­drens­mu­se­u­mat­lanta.org. 275 Cen­ten­nial Olympic Park Drive, Down­town, 404.659.5437. Map3/H4 WREN’S NEST HOUSE MUSEUM— At­lanta’s old­est house museum was the home of Joel Chan­dler Har­ris, known for the tales of Brer Rab­bit in “The Un­cle Re­mus Tales.” www.wren­snest.org. 1050 Ralph David Aber­nathy Blvd. SW, West End, 404.753.7735. Map1/C7

Parks & Na­ture

AT­LANTA At­lanta Belt­line’s BELT­LINE— com­pleted Stroll, run, trails, bike and or blade stop along the the bite way on sun-filled to view public pa­tios art or in­stal­la­tions, lounge in public grab parks. a Down­load points. www.belt­line.org. app or check web­site to find ac­cess ARA­BIA MOUN­TAIN— This “moun­tain” is ac­tu­ally a gran­ite mon­ad­nock, or an iso­lated rock hill (much like Stone Moun­tain). The 2,550-acre area in­cludes two lakes and plenty of trails that vary in dis­tance, dif­fi­culty and to­po­graphic scenery. www.ara­bi­aal­liance.org. 3350 Klondike Road, Litho­nia, GA 30038, 404.998.8384. Map1/F8 CHAS­TAIN PARK— This 260-acre park is home to a golf course, an arts cen­ter, a horse park, an am­phithe­ater, ball fields, and walk­ing and run­ning paths. www.chas­tain­park.org. 4001 Pow­ers Ferry Rd., Buck­head, 404.237.2177. Map2/B2 CHAT­TA­HOOCHEE NA­TURE CEN­TER— Non-profit fa­cil­ity on the Chat­ta­hoochee River cov­er­ing 127 acres of pre­served wet­lands and wood­lands. Vis­i­tors can en­joy wildlife pro­grams, en­vi­ron­men­tal ed­u­ca­tion, hor­ti­cul­ture, walk­ing trails, guided ca­noe trips and more. www.chat­tna­ture­cen­ter.org. 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell, 770.992.2055. Map1/C4 CHAT­TA­HOOCHEE RIVER NA­TIONAL RECRE­ATION AREA— The area fea­tures hik­ing trails and pic­nic ar­eas along a 48-mile stretch of the Chat­ta­hoochee River. The river is avail­able for raft, ca­noes, kayak and mo­tor boat use year round. www.nps.gov/ chat. 1978 Is­land Ford Park­way, Sandy Springs, 678.538.1200. Map1/D4 DUN­WOODY NA­TURE CEN­TER— This na­ture pre­serve has ac­tiv­i­ties for all ages. There are kids and adult classes, as well as spe­cial fam­ily events. Wildlife is abun­dant in­clud­ing owls, hawks, snap­ping tur­tles, bun­nies, coy­otes and more. There is even a board­walk that cour­ses through a marshy wet­land. Free ad­mis­sion. www.dun­woo­dy­na­ture.org. 5343 Roberts Dr., Dun­woody, 770.394.3322. Map1/D4 HIS­TORIC FOURTH WARD PARK— This new 12acre park of­fers greenspace, a two-acre lake, am­phithe­ater, skate park, mod­ern play­ground and splash pad in the Old Fourth Ward neighborhood. The park is con­nected to the At­lanta Belt­Line. www.h4wpc.com. 665 North Ave. NE, 404.590.7275. Map1/D7 LAKE LANIER IS­LANDS— This re­sort, lo­cated about 45 min­utes north of At­lanta, spreads along part of the 38,000-acre lake’s 500 miles of shore­line. En­joy horse­back rides, a golf course, a spa, bike and boat rentals, and Mar­gar­i­taville. www.lake­lanieris­lands. com. 7000 Lake Lanier Is­land Pkwy., Lake Lanier, 770.945.8787, 800.840.LAKE. Map1/G1 PIED­MONT PARK— Con­sid­ered At­lanta’s Cen­tral Park, the 182-acre park is pop­u­lar with jog­gers, bi­cy­clists and rollerbladers, and hosts fes­ti­vals and events nearly ev­ery week­end dur­ing warm-weather months. The park also of­fers ten­nis courts, play­grounds, ath­letic fields and a dog park. www.pied­mont­park.org. Pied­mont Av­enue (be­tween 10th Street and West­min­ster Drive), Mid­town, 404.875.7275. Map3/C7 SHOOT THE HOOCH— Rent a raft, ca­noe, kayak or tube and take a fun and re­lax­ing trip down the Chat­ta­hoochee River. Trips last from two to six hours. Shut­tle ser­vice avail­able. www.shoot­the­hooch.com. Chat­ta­hoochee Out­fit­ters, 203 Azalea Drive, Roswell, 770.650.1008. Map1/D4

SIL­VER COMET TRAIL— This scenic, 61.5-mile trail is per­fect for hik­ing, walk­ing, bik­ing, horse­back rid­ing and rollerblad­ing, and is wheel­chair ac­ces­si­ble. The trail con­nects to the Chief Ladiga Trail, a 33-mile trek at the Ge­or­gia/Alabama bor­der. The Sil­ver Comet Trail starts at the Mavell Road Trail­head in Smyrna and ends at the Esom Hill Trail­head near Cedar­town. www.sil­ver­cometga.com. Mavell Road Trail­head, 4573 Mavell Road,. Map1/B5 STONE MOUN­TAIN PARK— A 3,300-acre park sur­rounds the world’s largest gran­ite mono­lith. The park of­fers trails, golf cour­ses, a skylift, a rail­road, minia­ture golf, camp­grounds, a 4-D the­ater and the Laser­show Spec­tac­u­lar. www.stonemoun­tain­park.com. 1126 Stonewall Jack­son Drive, Stone Moun­tain, 770.401.2407. Map1/F6 SWEET­WA­TER CREEK STATE PARK— This wild get­away of­fers five camp­sites, two fish­ing docks, 10 yurts, eight pic­nic shel­ters, a wide va­ri­ety of trails and a 215-acre lake, among other ameni­ties. Wa­ter sport rentals are avail­able sea­son­ally. www.gas­tateparks.org. 1750 Mount Ver­non Road, 770.732.5871. Map1/D4

Sport­ing Events

AT­LANTA UNITED— At­lanta’s MLS team plays soc­cer at the state-of-the-art Mercedes-Benz Sta­dium, where the team has re­peat­edly bro­ken the league record for game at­ten­dance since their in­au­gu­ral 2017 sea­son. Call or check on­line for sched­ule. www.at­lutd.com. 1 AMB Drive, At­lanta, 470.341.5000. Map3/I2

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