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  • Things To Do In Downtown Atlanta

    Atlanta is filled with fun and excitement for families, friends and fans! Can’t decide what to do in Downtown Atlanta? Start with this list of can't-miss things to do in Downtown Atlanta including major attractions, delicious dining, arts and culture and, of course, sporting events.

  • Catch an MLB game under the lights

    Get your chopping arm ready! From spring to fall, head out to the Ted to catch the Atlanta Braves under the lights of Turner Field as you cheer on the home team.

    Spin through time with the world's largest oil painting

    Stump your friends with Civil War trivia after “Young Abe” guides you through a sweeping panorama of the Battle of Atlanta, complete with music and sound effects. Experience the closest thing to a Civil War era IMAX at the Atlanta Cyclorama and Civil War Museum.

    Recreate Hollywood moments in ATLwood

    Television and film is a bustling industry in Atlanta and there’s no time like the present to visit ATLwood. Whether it’s The Blind Side, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire or one of the many other movies filmed in Atlanta, let Atlanta Movie Tours show you the sites!

    Take a walking tour of Atlanta's neighborhoods

    Watch history come alive as knowledgeable guides share stories of Atlanta’s past. From historic Downtown to Inman Park, Sweet Auburn and everywhere in between, step into Atlanta like never before with these outdoor guided walking tours offered by the Atlanta Preservation Center.

    Explore the city from open-air smart cars

    Get a first look at Atlanta from the comfort of an open-air smart car (or even a segway) as your ATL-Cruzers tour guide shows you the ins and outs of Atlanta and its neighborhoods. Choose your favorite stops along the way to help plan the rest of your visit!

    Splash into the Fountain of Rings

    Pay homage to Atlanta’s Olympic legacy as you splash through the Fountain of Rings or play tag in the green fields of Centennial Olympic Park, located between the Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola, CNN Center and the soon-to-open College Football Hall of Fame and Center for Civil and Human Rights.

    Journey into the Jurassic

    Getting up close and personal with the dinosaurs at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History is a lot less scary than the bared-teeth versions in film. Take a peek back in time with the Giants of the Mesozoic – even one that measures more than 120 feet long!

    Swim with the whale sharks

    That’s no typo. You can actually snorkel or SCUBA with the whale sharks at the Georgia Aquarium. Interested in interacting with a slightly smaller animal? The nation’s largest aquarium offers encounters with belugas, otters and even penguins!

    Embody the spirits of great Atlantans

    Oakland Cemetery is Atlanta’s oldest cemetery, holding more than 70,000 souls and a trove of enthralling tales. It is also the final resting place of Civil War soldiers and Civil Rights pioneers, as well as legends like Atlanta's first African-American mayor Maynard Jackson, author Margaret Mitchell and golfer Bobby Jones. Enter the historic gates for guided and self-guided tours each day.

    Watch the news unfold

    Inside CNN Studio Tour to see exactly how this globally recognized brand makes news, beginning to end. Keep your eyes peeled and you might even see Robin Meade!

    Knock on the door of the Oval Office

    Each U.S. president creates his own library, and in Atlanta, we’re pretty fond of the one our very own Nobel Peace Prize winning, peanut growing president, Jimmy Carter erected. At the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum, you’ll find everything from a replica of the Oval Office to gifts he received during his presidency.

    Walk in the footprints of giants

    Stand in the footsteps of civil rights leaders on the International Civil Rights Walk of Fame, where the shoe prints of heroes such as Rosa Parks, former President Jimmy Carter, Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall and many others are embedded in a concrete memorial.

    Dunk or dance at Philips Arena

    Philips Arena, home to the Atlanta Hawks (NBA) and Dream (WNBA), keeps it rocking all year long with hoops action and the hottest concerts. Named by Rolling Stone as one of the best arenas in the country, Philips Arena hosts top national acts year round.

    Wheel around town

    Hop into a SkyView Atlanta gondola and travel up and around over 20 stories for a view of the Atlanta area. Once located in Florida and even Paris, the SkyView Ferris wheel is one of the newest addition to the collection of attractions surrounding Centennial Olympic Park.

    Eat, drink, spin, repeat

    Take in the only 360 view of Atlanta from 72 stories high at the Sun Dial Bar & View. As the Sun Dial rotates high above Peachtree Street, you’ll see everything from Stone Mountain to Georgia Tech and everything in between!

    Sweeten your visit with a savory snack

    For meats and produce straight from the farm, plus unique eateries serving up everything from soul food and gourmet hot dogs to artisanal ice cream, look no further than this urban farmer’s market. Also on the menu at the Sweet Auburn Curb Market are monthly culinary tours, storytelling, cooking classes and tons of community events.

    Milk a cow at The Children's Museum

    Shop for groceries, paint a masterpiece right on the wall and milk a cow (don't worry, it's not real) at the Children’s Museum of Atlanta. Hands-on exhibits, interactive music programming and so much more is waiting to be discovered.

    Tour the town at your own pace

    Hop on board a 90-minute, fully-narrated trolley tour (enclosed and climate controlled!) to learn the history and enjoy the stories and legends of Atlanta’s top attractions and historic sites. Step-on and step-off to discover the “Must-Sees” of Atlanta while riding in style on Peachtree Trolley Tours.

    Search for the secret formula

    Experience the history of the world's most famous soft drink through fascinating exhibits, classic ads and an imaginative replica of the bottling process. Get closer than ever before to the World of Coca-Cola vault containing the secret recipe and tempt your taste buds with more than 60 beverages from around the globe.

    Treat your tikes and tricksters to storytelling

    On Saturdays, witness the famous Uncle Remus stories come to life through incredible storytelling at the historic home of the compiler himself, Joel Chandler Harris. Partake in a daily guided tour of the Wren’s Nest and stand in the same spot where the author compiled many of the Brer Rabbit tales from his front porch.

    Peek at a panda...or two!

    Twin baby pandas! Does it get any cuter? Mei Lun and Mei Huan, born in 2013, are tiny additions to the Zoo Atlanta family. Visit Zoo Atlanta, in the historic Grant Park neighborhood, during your next trip to Atlanta and watch them – and more of our zoo babies - grow with us!

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