Atlanta Information

Whether you are interested in theater or an exhilarating hockey game, a visit at the museum or at the aquarium, Atlanta sure has an attraction for you.

The city is well known all over the country for its parks, sports teams, shopping centers, museums, and entertainment spots.

Atlanta offers a variety of museums on subjects ranging from history to fine arts, natural history, and beverages. Prominent among them are sites honoring Atlanta's participation in the civil rights movement. The arts are represented by several theaters and museums, including the Fox Theatre, The Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Symphony, High Museum of Art, and Atlanta College of Art. Atlanta owns the world's largest aquarium, the Georgia Aquarium, opened to the public in 2005. The aquarium has over 100.000 specimens in tanks holding approximately eight million gallons of water. A unique museum is the World of Coca-Cola featuring the history of the world famous drink brand and its well-known advertising.

Some other interesting attractions include:

Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site in an historic park, consisting of the home in which the leader of the Civil Rights movement in America was born, the church where he preached and the memorial site where he is buried. The park has over 500.000 visitors each year, being one of the city's major attractions.

The CNN Center offers visitors one interesting studio tour of the world's first and largest 24-hour news network. The tour features history and trivia as well as interactive exhibits that put visitors in the control room and at the anchor desk of their own television newscast.

Stone Mountain Park is a 3.300-acre facility offering swimming, fishing, tennis, golf, a skylift and much more. Inside the Great Barn, kids find a gigantic climbing structure with rope nets, mazes, interactive games and a 40-foot super slide. Fantastic Special Events including Spring FUN Break, Yellow Daisy Festival, Pumpkin Festival, Indian Festival and A Stone Mountain Christmas. Stone Mountain Park is located just 16 miles east of downtown Atlanta on Hwy. 78. The Atlanta Botanical Garden offers over 30 acres of unmatched beauty in the heart of Atlanta, featuring breathtaking gardens, woodlands and more. It has one of the world's largest permanent orchid displays, interactive children's garden, rare and endangered plants from tropical rain forests and desert regions and special exhibits year round.

The Margaret Mitchell House & Museum offers visitors a 90-minute guided tour that tells the story of the author, the Pulitzer Prize-winning book and the making of the movie "Gone with the Wind". The tour is an experience with exclusive photographs and archival exhibits that tell the story of Margaret Mitchell.

The Atlanta Zoo is one of the oldest in the U.S., Its landscaping replicating the natural habitats of the numerous animals, some of which are endangered species. Two panda bears from China delight the crowds, and groups of gorillas separated by moats do their own share of entertaining. Gorillas, tigers, lions, giraffes, elephants, birds and more can be seen here.