Atlanta, GA

10 things to do while visiting Atlanta, Georgia

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Atlanta is the capital of Georgia, and it's famous for museums, aquariums, and gardens. The beautiful city has many famous tourist attractions, and it's starting to break into industries not typically associated with the south, such as being a great place to produce blockbuster movies! If you're planning a trip to Atlanta, here are the top ten things you should consider doing while visiting Atlanta;

1.  Explore the Georgia Aquarium

Georgia Aquarium is a very attractive and interesting place to visit. It is the largest aquarium of the world. Georgia aquarium is the home of approximately 100,000 water species. You will find it hard to believe that Georgia aquarium include Whales and sharks too. It is the most visited place in Atlanta. Interesting activities like diving in the tank with fish are also available. Families love to visit Georgia Aquarium. You can take close look to Aquatic life and can have a memorable experience here. The walk through tunnel makes your experience even more thrilling.

2. Tour of the Center for Civil and Human Rights Building

Atlanta is full of history.  The Center for Civil and Human Rights provides a closer look to American history. It provides an interesting historical insight into television news castint, a plethora of photos and videos, famous historical speeches, and plenty of exhibitions. Some of the highlights in the gallery showcase the history of children's rights, women's rigths, civil rights, and basic human rights. A vist to this museum is one of inspiration!

3. Watch a movie at the Fox Theatre

Fox theatre was first open in the 1920s, making it a theater that is rich in history. It is considered as the land mark of Atlanta. The inside of the theatre is very aesthetic, with a vintage classic look that attracts tourists en masse. If you are visiting Atlanta, consider watching a movie or a live performance at the Fox Theatre. There are a variety of performances to choose from, including ballet, piano concerts, operas, dramas, and movies. If you have a large group, there are also two ballrooms available for especial and private events.

4.  Visit History Center Atlanta

Atlanta History Center comprises a large number of different buildings. It is a huge complex that has following attractions: Centennial Olympics, a history museum, the Swan House, Games Museum, the Kenan Research Center, and a historic garden area. The historical building was built between 1860 and 1920, and guided tours are available.

5. Fun at Center for Puppetry Arts

Puppetry Arts is a large museum with an exotic collection of puppets from around the globe. It is a very interesting place to visit, exhibiting puppetry tradition and culture. Fun activities like work shop, painting and live shows are available for you to enjoy. It is the home of music and art. The puppets have been collected from China and Africa also. It is the largest collection of puppets. This colorful and vibrant place attracts the tourist from all over the state. Informative guides are also available to help you understand and learn about the puppetry. If you ever visit Atlanta then Center for Puppetry Art is must visit.

6. Visit the Oakland Cemetery

Visiting a cemetery may seem odd at first but historical Oakland Cemetery is an amazing place to visit. It began in 1850. The Oakland Cemetery has beautiful gardens. It also has a museum shop. Atlanta Oakland Cemetery is considered as historical land mark. Many people come to visit this majestic cemetery. It is a famous tourist attraction in Atlanta. The old and elegant building is worth visiting.

7. Adventure at the Stone Mountain Park

Stone Mountain Park is located near Atlanta. It is one of the most famous tourist attractions. Stone Mountain is east of the city, and you can find a variety of adventure activities, including ascending cable cars, a dinosaur park, hill climbing, rope walking through the tree tops, and a petting farm.

8. Enjoy the Gardens

Atlanta is known for its exotic gardens, and the best time to visit is when the color comes in the spring. The botanical gardens include a large variety of flowers and trees, and there's so much beauty to witness. Some of the famous gardens in Atlanta are: Rose Garden, Orchid Display House, Japanese Garden, Conversation Garden, Fuqua Orchid Center, and Desert House. The greenery and fresh eco environment provide a lavishing experience.

9. Pay your respects to Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. was a civil right campaigner and activist, and is a well-known figure in history. His birth place is now protected as a historical site. If you go to Atlanta then you will be able to pay your respects to his historic site. Free tours of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birth place are provided by the National Park Acquaintance.

10. A walk through the Piedmont Park

Piedmont Park is located in downtown Atlanta, and it is the largest park in the city. The long tracks binding in the shady grooves and meadows comprise a four mile loop. The park has incredible scenery. Natural beauty of the park lightens your mind and soul. You can take long walks at the Piedmont Park to relax. The park not only provides the running and walking trails but also different amusements such as: a playground  for children, fishing at the lake, off-leash dog parks, gardens, sports activities, and a swimming pool. You can also find vendors selling pancakes, caramels, biscuits, and a variety of street food. There are also a plethora of events, particularly musical event, at Piedmont Park. If you want to relax and enjoy natural beauty then you must visit Piedmont Park.

Bottom line, if you are planning a trip to Atlanta Georgia then you should try the listed ten things and make your experience memorable.

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