Looking for some of the best things to do in Atlanta?
There is a swimming pool on the Georgia Aquarium, the World of Coke or the standard tourist go-to Piedmont Park.
Here are a few:
Walk the path of a Civil Rights icon
Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site
One great place to start the history of Atlanta, a fractured, fire-burnt affair marked by moments of human triumph.
We have Martin Luther King Jr.'s national historic site , a national park forever memorializing the iconic leader's childhood home, church and final resting place; each preserved as a testament to the 1960's and the power of civil disobedience.
Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, John Wesley Dobbs Ave., Atlanta. Use GPS coordinates instead of a street address. (GPS 33 ° 45'32.43 "N, 84 ° 22'24.00" W), 404-331-5190 ext. 5046. https://www.nps.gov/malu/index.htm
Explore the life and times of the only president to hail from Georgia
Jimmy Carter Presidential Library
9 a.m. to 4:45 pm Monday through Saturday; noon to 4:45 pm Sunday. Last admission taken at 4:15 all days. Admission: Adult: $ 8; seniors, military and students with ID: $ 6; kids under 16: free.
441 Freedom Pkwy, Atlanta. 404-865-7100, https://www.jimmycarterlibrary.gov/information
Or stroll through the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and contemplate. Georgia's homegrown president - the 39th -and consider how his term has more impact.
Visit one of Atlanta's most renowned cemeteries
1173 Cascade Circle SW, Atlanta. 404-753-6276.
There is beauty in the macabre, too, in the lives of another era at Oakland Cemetery . Or at the Memorial to the Six Million, and the holocaust memorial in Greenwood Cemetery which exists in the era. The Cemetery and singer / songwriter Hank Ballard.
Get an inside look at life above Atlanta
Delta History Museum
10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday; noon to 4:30 Sunday. Closed Wednesdays. 1060 Delta Blvd. B-914, Atlanta. 404-715-7886 https://www.deltamuseum.org/visit
Sitting at the nexus of southeastern travel reservations remains Atlanta's claim to fame - Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, which has long been the busiest airport in the world. The airport is the home to Delta Airlines. The travel giants just opened their Delta History Museum to the public; it was once for employees only. Visitors can see for themselves the wheel of a flight of simulation.
Explore vintage kid entertainment
Atlanta Center for Puppetry Arts
Closed Mondays. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday- Friday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. 1404 Spring St. NW, Atlanta. Check the website for museum and special feature ticket prices www.puppet.org.
If history is not for you, perhaps Muppets are. At the Center for Puppetry Arts, the Jim Henson exhibit showcases the famous puppeteer's largest collection in America. There's Kermit, and Ms. Piggy, even a full-sized Big Bird, among the informative installations outlining Henson's mastery of the craft.
Get a good laugh
And nothing is cheerier- Muppets excluded - than a comedy show.
The city has several places to see (and participate in) improv; at The Improv , Dad's Garage , Whole Theater and Village Theater (amongst others). Professionals can be seen working at The Punchline . Then there's the secret comedy show at Smith's Olde Bar .
If you need a change of pace.
Explore food outside the Perimeter
As the city has evolved into something more than the great wall at I-285.
Lastly, you can always spin the wheel of chance on Buford Highway aka the International
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