800 Cherokee Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30315
Atlanta’s oldest cultural destination began the day a menagerie came to town – and never left. In March 1889, a traveling show bound for Marietta, Ga., stalled just south of its destination when cash flow problems forced its owner into bankruptcy. Two weeks later, businessman George Valentine Gress purchased the collection at public auction and donated the animals to the city of Atlanta. Featuring a jaguar, a hyena, a black bear, a raccoon, an elk, a gazelle, a Mexican hog, lionesses, pumas, camels and snakes, Atlanta’s first zoological venue opened to the public that April.
The zoo is one of four zoos in the U.S. currently housing giant pandas.
OLYMPIC CENTENNIAL PARK
THE KING CENTER
WORLD OF COCA-COLA
MUSEUM OF FASHION & FILM
The Georgia Aquarium is the largest aquarium in the Western Hemisphere, housing thousands of animals and representing several thousand species, all of which reside in 10 million US gallons (38,000 m3) of marine and salt water. The Aquarium's notable specimens include whale sharks, beluga whales, bottlenose dolphins, and manta rays.
225 Baker St NW, Atlanta, GA 30313
ATLANTIC BOTANICAL GARDEN
265 Park Ave W NW, Atlanta, GA 30313
Whether you’re a local or visitor, single or married with kids, you’ll find the iconic experience you’re looking for inside the Centennial Park District. Walkable, safe, vibrant and fun, you’ll find world-class attractions, renowned dining, exquisite hotels and a host of entertainment options all nestled around Centennial Olympic Park.
Centennial Olympic Park was built by the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games (ACOG) as part of the infrastructure improvements for the 1996 Summer Olympics. It plays host to millions of visitors a year and several events, including a summer popular music concert series (Wednesday WindDown) and an annual Independence Day concert and fireworks display.
The World of Coca-Cola is a museum, showcasing the history of The Coca-Cola Company. The 20-acre (81,000 m2) complex opened to the public on May 24, 2007, relocating from and replacing the original exhibit, which was founded in 1990 in Underground Atlanta. The World of Coca‑Cola at Pemberton Place® has welcomed over 24 million guests and counting across a span of 25+ years in Atlanta.
121 Baker St NW, Atlanta, GA 30313
Established in 1968 by Mrs. Coretta Scott King, The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change (“The King Center”) has been a global destination, resource center and community institution for over a quarter century. Nearly a million people each year make pilgrimage to the National Historic Site to learn, be inspired and pay their respects to Dr. King’s legacy
449 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30312
SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film celebrates fashion as a universal language, garments as important conduits of identity, and film as an immersive and memorable medium. Situated within the SCAD Atlanta campus at 1600 Peachtree St. NW, SCAD FASH focuses on the future of fashion design, connecting conceptual to historical principles of dress — whether ceremonial, celebratory or casual — and welcomes visitors of all ages to engage with dynamic exhibitions, captivating films and educationally enriching events.
Fortified by the university's strong global presence and worldwide connections to renowned contemporary fashion designers, filmmakers and creative professionals all over the world, SCAD FASH is an integral part of the SCAD educational experience.
1600 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30309
1345 Piedmont Avenue NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30309
The mission of the Atlanta Botanical Garden is to develop and maintain plant collections for display, education, research, conservation and enjoyment.
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