Atlanta Area Attractions
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Stone Mountain Park
Located 16 miles east of
downtown Atlanta on Highway 78, Stone Mountain Park is a popular destination for travelers from around the world. Stone Mountain is the largest mass of exposed granite in the world. The park contains a variety of attractions and activities including the Skylift gondola ride, a scenic railroad tour, a riverboat complex, and the Stone Mountain Museum. A pass for the park and all of its attractions is $16 for adults and $13 for children.
Tel 1.800.317.2006 • http://stonemountainpark.org
Margaret Mitchell House
The home of the author of Gone With the Wind has been fully restored and is now preserved as a landmark.
It's directly across the street from the Gone With the Wind Museum which chronicles the making of the film and its impact on the city of Atlanta. The Margaret Mitchell house is located at . Admission to the House is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and students, and $7 for children six through eleven.
999 Peachtree St. NE • http://www.gwtw.org
With great accessibility from MARTA and a large number of stores, eateries, and pubs, Underground Atlanta is a shopping destination for both tourists and natives. Many people choose to enter through the large and convenient subway stop dedicated to the multi-level shopping center.
50 Upper Alabama St SW
Centennial Olympic Park
The Centennial Olympic Park was constructed for the 1996 Atlanta Olympics and features a coordinated musical fountain display, a memorial to those killed in the 1996 bombing, and a 1,200 seat amphitheater where Christmas shows and other performances are held.
285 International Blvd • http://www.gwcc.com/parkinfo.htm
The Martin Luther King Jr. Center
The Martin Luther King Jr. Center includes the Freedom Hall complex which contains memorabilia and many displays. The King Library and Archives are also on the site and available for touring and research. Visited by over 4 million people each year, the center is part of the King National Historical Site which includes King's birthplace and church.
449 Auburn Avenue NE • Tel 404-526-8900 • http://www.thekingcenter.com
Six Flags Over Georgia
Located 12 miles west of downtown Atlanta on I-20, Six Flags Over Georgia contains thrillrides like rollercoasters as well as a variety of tamer rides and shows.
There's also Gotham City and Bugs Bunny Land. In total there are over 100 ride and attractions. Admission is $33 for adults and $17 for children. Parking is under $10 for the day.
Tel 770.948.929 • http://www.sixflags.com/georgia/
This museum dedicated to America’s popular soft
drink includes hundreds of Coke related artifacts and displays. Yisitors can view archived Coca-Cola commercials and learn about the production and bottling process, as well as enjoy a cold Coke at the conclusion of the tour. Admission is $6 for adults, $4 for children over 12, and $3 for children between 3 and 12..
55 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive • Tel 404-676-5151