Atlanta – Athens of the South

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Here are a few suggestions on what to see while visiting the ‘Athens of the South’

Take a behind the scenes tour of the CNN studios

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  • Located at One CNN Center
  • Tours operate 7 days a week between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm
  • Tours last about 50 mins
  • Admission is $10 each

Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 1-877-4CNNTOUR Monday -Friday between the hours of 8:30 am and 5:00 pm ET

Note: Children under 4 are not allowed on the tour
For more information on the CNN Studio Tour and for directions please click here.

World of Coca-Cola

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Located at 55 MLK Jr. Drive (adjacent to the Underground)
Hours:
Monday – Saturday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Closed on major holidays
Admission is $7.00

You learn about the history of Coca-Cola and can even sample varieties of Coke available only outside the U.S.

For more information, including directions, please click here

Underground Atlanta

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Located at 50 Upper Alabama St.
Hours:
Monday – Saturday 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 am – 6:00 pm
Plenty of shops and restaurants located here

For directions to the Underground, please click here

Centennial Olympic Park

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Located at 265 Park Avenue West
Open daily 7:00 am to 11:00 pm
Was the central venue for the 1996 Summer Olympics
Fountain of Rings is the must see

For a map of the park, please click here

The King Center

Located at 449 Auburn Ave
Open daily 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

The King Center is the official memorial dedicated to the advancement of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
501 Auburn Ave – Martin Luther King J r. ‘s birth home

For more information on the King Center please click here

Stone Mountain Park

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The Confederate Memorial (of Pres. Jefferson Davis, Gen. Robert E. Lee and Lt. Gen. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson) on the face of the 825-ft-high domed mountain is the world’s largest sculpture.
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To get a close up view of the carving, you can ride the skylift, which takes you to the top of the mountain for incredible views of Atlanta or you can ride their scenic train (open-air train cars), which takes a 5- mile journey around the base of the mountain.

For all information (directions, hours, fees and events) please click here

For all Gone with the Wind fans:

Road to Tara Museum

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Road to Tara Museum (located in the Welcome Center)
104 N. Main Street, Jonesboro

Hours:
Monday – Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Admission is charged

There is a wonderful museum located just south of Atlanta that has an impressive collection click here

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