Atlanta Georgia

Tours & Attractions

Atlanta attractions captivate visitors with their rich history and culture, offering museums, music, shopping, scenic parks and much more. Centennial Olympic Park - a 21-acre park in the heart of downtown Atlanta – - hosts numerous concerts and festivals, as well as daily shows at the Fountain of Rings. From the Georgia Aquarium to the shimmering Georgia State Capitol, there's something for the whole family in Atlanta, a city packed with must-see attractions.

Alliance Theatre Alliance Theatre
Part of the Woodruff Arts Center, the Alliance Theatre is one of the largest regional theaters in the nation. Serving a diverse audience, the Alliance has produced more than 50 world premieres, bringing the globe's best talents to Atlanta.
 
American Girl Boutique and Bistro American Girl Boutique and Bistro
American Girl Boutique and Bistro offers special year-round events to engage and inspire young girls. Here, girls and their dolls can meet and learn the backstory of every American Girl doll, then drop into the Doll Hair Salon for a stylish new look. Girls can also pull up a stool at the Dessert Counter or enjoy a full meal in the Bistro.
 
Atlanta Botanical Garden Atlanta Botanical Garden
With more than 30 acres of gardens, forest, wildflower trails and the 10,000-square-foot Fuqua Orchid Center, the Atlanta Botanical Garden is one of Atlanta’s most beautiful attractions. The Canopy Walk, a 40-foot high suspension bridge creating a treetop walking trail, is the garden’s latest addition. Visitors will also enjoy the Edible Garden Outdoor Kitchen and soothing sanctuary of the Cascades Garden.
 
Atlanta Braves Atlanta Braves and Turner Field
The Atlanta Braves play from April through September at Turner Field. The Braves Museum and Hall of Fame features more than 600 Braves artifacts and photographs that trace the team’s history from its 1871 beginnings in Boston to Atlanta.
 
ATL-Cruzers ATL-Cruzers Electric Car Tours
Discover a new way to explore the city with ATL-Cruzers Electric Car Tours. Learn about Atlanta's rich history, find the most popular places to grab a bite, or just sit back and enjoy the ride and beautiful city vistas.
 
Little Five Points Atlanta’s Eclectic Neighborhoods
Little Five Points is Atlanta’s bohemian hangout and home to a rich mix of art, theater and shopping. 7 Stages Theatre, Dad’s Garage and the Horizon Theatre are popular venues. Virginia-Highland features hip boutiques while East Atlanta Village is filled with homegrown restaurants and pubs. The historic district of Cabbagetown boasts impressive architectural restorations.
 
Atlanta Higher Education Centers Score an A+ in Culture! Atlanta Higher Education Centers Score an A+ in Culture!
Globally known artists perform a both the The Robert Ferst Center at Georgia Tech and Georgia State University’s Rialto Center for the Performing Arts, while the Miriam H. and John A. Conant Center at Oglethorpe University serves as the permanent home to the Georgia Shakespeare Festival. Art collections featuring many centuries of works are found throughout the Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University, the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art and the Georgia State School of Arts and Design Gallery. The Savannah College of Art & Design’s (SCAD) Atlanta campus offers ongoing art exhibitions at its gallery, located at the Woodruff Arts Center. SCAD’s Ivy Hall hosts cultural events. Atlanta University Center’s Clark Atlanta University Art Gallery and Spelman College Museum of Fine Art present exciting works by nationally acclaimed artists.

 
Atlanta History Center Atlanta History Center
The Atlanta History Center features 32 acres of gardens, wildlife trails and woodland areas. The complex includes the Tullie Smith House (1840s) and the fully restored 1928 Swan House mansion. The museum offers exhibitions on the Civil War, African-American heritage and Southern folk art, with a wing dedicated to the 1996 Olympic Games.
 
Atlanta Ballet Atlanta Opera and the Atlanta Ballet
The Atlanta Opera offers four main stage productions seasonally, in addition to pre-opera lectures, student matinees and more. Atlanta Ballet is the oldest professional dance company in America. Performances combine contemporary and traditional with classic ballets and new choreography. Both companies perform at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.
 
Atlantic Station Atlantic Station
Great boutiques, sidewalk cafes and hip restaurants reign at Atlantic Station, designed to feel like a city within a city. Free shuttles are available from the Arts Center MARTA Station. The Millennium Gate showcases world-class architecture, art and history in an intimate gallery setting.
 
Atlanta Symphony Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chastain Park Amphitheater
Part of the Woodruff Art Center, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) and its recordings have earned international acclaim with 27 Grammy Awards. If you want to listen to the music of the ASO under the stars, visit the new Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, located just north of Atlanta. For more music in the great outdoors, visit the Chastain Park Amphitheatre, where moonlit dinner performances featuring big music stars make for a great date night.
 
BabyLand General Hospital BabyLand General Hospital
BabyLand General Hospital is the birthing place of the Cabbage Patch Kids. Located in Cleveland, Ga. on 650 acres, this hospital allows doll enthusiasts to experience the “birthing” and adoption process of newborn Cabbage Kids. The 70,000-square-foot building houses the Father’s Waiting Room, which hosts a museum-like exhibit of the earliest dolls.
 
Bicycle Tours of Atlanta Bicycle Tours of Atlanta
Bicycle Tours of Atlanta caters to many ability levels and features numerous options across the city, such as the Heart of the City Tour. The Progressive Dinner Bicycle Tour lets you experience Atlanta’s coveted cuisine while burning a few calories.
 
Swan Coach House Gallery Buckhead Arts & Galleries
Major Buckhead design and cultural districts include Miami Circle, Peachtree Decorative Arts Plaza, Galleries of Peachtree Hills and Bennett Street.  The Swan Coach House Gallery, located on the campus of the Atlanta History Center, exclusively features both established and upcoming Southern artists. The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia permanently houses more than 600 works by local artists in contemporary mediums.
 
Castleberry Hill 2nd Friday Art Stroll Castleberry Hill 2nd Friday Art Stroll
Castleberry Hill 2nd Friday Art Stroll is a free, monthly event in which the neighborhood art galleries are open late into the evening. Guests are invited to sip wine and wander through the galleries or enjoy samples from street vendors and live entertainment at local businesses.
 
Centennial Olympic Park Centennial Olympic Park
Home of the 1996 Olympic Games and the world's largest Olympic Ring fountain, Centennial Olympic Park provides year-round entertainment including concerts, festivals and family activities. If you want to explore more things to see and do around the park, City Segway Tours are entertaining and unique options for family fun. This self-balancing personal transport device lets you glide through Atlanta with ease. Riders 12 years of age and older can experience tours of all kinds, including the Legends & Lore Tour, Evening Glide and more.
 
Center for Pupperty Arts Center for Puppetry Arts
As the largest organization in North America dedicated to the art of puppetry, the Center for Puppetry Arts features the nation’s largest interactive museum, Puppets: The Power of Wonder. Weekly performances include a fun family series and New Directions for adults.
 
Chattahoochee River Fun Chattahoochee River Fun
Sixteen recreation areas along a 48-mile stretch of the Chattahoochee River have been designed to preserve the river and provide outdoor family fun. Contact Chattahoochee Outfitters for your next river trip. The Chattahoochee Nature Center in Roswell offers educational programs, canoe trips and other activities.
 
Decatur Square Decatur Square
The charming, quirky city of Decatur is just six miles east of downtown. Friendly, walkable and right on the MARTA line, this community is home to more than 200 boutiques, restaurants and galleries. Eddie’s Attic is a must-see for live, local musicians. Year-round festivals include the Arts Festival in May, the Beach Party in June and the Book Festival on Labor Day weekend.
 
Fernbank Museum of Natural History Fernbank Museum of Natural History
Fernbank Museum of Natural History brings the world's largest dinosaurs to” life” and explores global cultures through a variety of hands-on exhibits. Enjoy a classy mix of culture and cocktails with Martinis & IMAX® every Friday night.
 
The Fox  Theatre The Fox Theatre
Designed in the late 1920s, this opulent, historic landmark was originally the Yaarab Temple Shrine Mosque. Today, The Fox Theatre presents shows by Broadway in Atlanta and Theater of the Stars, as well as a summer movie series. It is also home to the Atlanta Ballet’s annual performance of “The Nutcracker.”
 
Georgia Aquarium Georgia Aquarium
Dive into a one-of-a-kind aquatic experience at the Georgia Aquarium, where imaginations go to play. At the world's largest aquarium, you’ll discover graceful beluga whales, spectacular whale sharks, playful penguins and aquatic animals from around the globe.
 
Grant Park Grant Park
Atlanta’s oldest city park features lush lawns and stunning views. Framed by gorgeous Victorian homes and nestled against Zoo Atlanta, Grant Park is a haven for families. It also borders the famous Oakland Cemetery as well as the Atlanta Cyclorama, which immortalizes the 1864 Battle of Atlanta.
 
High Museum of Art High Museum of Art
The High Museum of Art offers a diverse selection of art including 19th-20th century American works, European paintings, African and African-American, modern and contemporary art. The High is the leading art museum in the Southeast and a part of the Woodruff Arts Center.
 
Marietta Historic District Historic Neighbors
The Marietta Historic District offers tours of the town and heritage museums. Visit the square for specialty and antique shops, dining and entertainment, including two must-see attractions, Marietta Gone With The Wind Museum: Scarlett on the Square and the Theatre In The Square. Tour antebellum homes in the Historic Roswell District, including the 1845 Smith Plantation. Visitors can also enjoy Bulloch Hall, the childhood home of President Theodore Roosevelt’s mother and the Georgia Ensemble Theatre.
 
Atlanta University Center Historic West End
The West End historic district is an urban neighborhood just southwest of downtown Atlanta.  The community dates back to the 1830s and features restored period homes and Victorian cottages. The Wren’s Nest was the home of Joel Chandler Harris, author of the Uncle Remus Stories, and Hammonds House Museum features African-American art. The Atlanta University Center (AUC) is the country's largest concentration of African-American colleges. The AUC comprises Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, Spelman College and the Morehouse School of Medicine.
 
Imagine It! The Children's Museum of Altanta The Children's Museum of Atlanta
The Children's Museum of Atlanta features hands-on exhibits and activities where kids can discover, imagine and explore as they learn how things work in their world. Whether it’s building a sand castle, painting on the walls or exploring the latest exhibit, children will discover why it’s a smart place to play.
 
Inside CNN Studio Tour Inside CNN Studio Tour
Tour the core of CNN Worldwide for an up-close look at global news in the making. This 55-minute guided walking tour offers behind-the-scenes views of Atlanta’s CNN studios and an exclusive glimpse of news and broadcasting in action.
 
Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum
The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum is an opportunity to learn about the life and work of the 39th president’s life. Explore a replica of the Oval Office, view special exhibits and listen to oral histories and interviews from the Carter White House. You will also trace Carter’s life from his 6th grade report card to his 2002 Nobel Peace Prize.
 
LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Atlanta LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Atlanta
Bring your imagination to life at Phipps Plaza. Kids 3 to 10 can enjoy hours of interactive, hands-on fun inside the world’s biggest box of LEGO bricks. Highlights include a 4-D cinema, classes with a LEGO Master Model Builder and the immersive Kingdom Quest LEGO Ride. Be sure to visit the MINILAND exhibit, which recreates landmark buildings from the Atlanta skyline.
 
Margaret Mitchell House & Museum Margaret Mitchell House
The three-story Tudor Revival mansion in Midtown was the home where author Margaret Mitchell wrote the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, “Gone With the Wind.” The house offers tours, a museum and shop, as well as a literature series.
 
Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site & Sweet Auburn District Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site & Sweet Auburn District
The area of Sweet Auburn served as the thriving center of Atlanta’s black enterprise from the 1890s to the 1940s. At the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, explore his birth home, historic Ebenezer Baptist Church and The King Center, where Dr. King’s Nobel Peace Prize is displayed. The tomb of Dr. King and his wife, Coretta Scott King, is also located here.
 
Medieval Times Medieval Times
Journey back to the 11th century for feasting, fighting and fun. Medieval Times is a family-friendly dinner theater featuring an authentic medieval feast and jousting tournament with live horses and fearless knights.
 
Michael C. Carlos Museum Michael C. Carlos Museum
Travel through space and time in the Michael C. Carlos Museum galleries where ancient objects from Egypt, Nubia, Near East, Greece, Rome, Asia, Africa and the Americas introduce visitors to the artistic culture and heritage of the world. Exhibited in the landmark building designed by noted architect Michael Graves, this collection also includes works on paper from the renaissance to the present day. Specials exhibitions and educational events tell the glorious stories of civilization.
 
Atlanta Preservation Center Midtown Walking and Bicycling Tours
Midtown walking and biking tours are available for many Atlanta attractions. Provided by The Atlanta Preservation Center, walking tours include historic neighborhoods and prominent buildings such as The Fox Theatre, one of the few remaining movie palaces of the 1920s. Bicycle Tours of Atlantacaters to many ability levels and features numerous options across the city, such as the Heart of the City Tour. The Progressive Dinner Bicycle Tour lets you experience Atlanta’s coveted cuisine while burning a few calories.
 
Oakland Cemetery Oakland Cemetery
Oakland Cemetery is the final resting place of more than 70,000 settlers, builders and citizens who impacted the city. Notable figures buried here include Atlanta’s first African-American mayor, Maynard Jackson, as well as “Gone With The Wind” author Margaret Mitchell. Built in 1850, the cemetery with its softly rolling slopes is an oasis of peace and calm within the bustling city. Here you’ll also find beautiful sculptures, masonry and plant life.
 
Atlanta Brewing Company Red Brick Brewing Company
Red Brick Brewing Company tours teach the history and how-to of craft brewing. As Georgia's oldest operating craft brewery, Red Brick is a Southern favorite. Prior to tours, enjoy a tasting where you can sample the season's newest additions well as tried-and-true brews.
 
See Atlanta from Above See Atlanta From Above
Whether floating in a hot air balloon or free falling from an airplane, you’ll be sure to see Atlanta like never before – from above. Balloons Over Georgia provides incredible views of Lake Lanier, Stone Mountain, Kennesaw Mountain, the Atlanta skyline and the beginning of the Blue Ridge and Appalachian mountain ranges from one of the most beautifully colored balloons in the country. Get ready some thrills – skydiving! The Above Atlanta Skydiving Center (AASC) experience is like none other. At AASC, you will be accompanied on your skydive by the most enthusiastic skydive professionals in Georgia.
 
Six Flags Over Georgia Six Flags Over Georgia
Six Flags brings you squeals, thrills and spills. This 100-acre amusement park just west of the city features 40 rides – including 11 thrillers – fun family adventures and a bustling for-kids-only section. Purchase The Flash Pass and ride your favorite coasters without waiting in line. The park offers 27 eateries with great dining options for a full meal or quick snack as well as numerous souvenir shops.
 
w Stoddard’s Range & Guns
Enjoy target shooting in Atlanta's state-of-the-art shooting range. Stoddard's Range & Guns provides a safe and fun shooting experience. The complex includes twelve 75-foot lanes rated for pistol and rifle and a programmable touch-screen target system. Guests can rent a variety of firearms and participate in a variety of classes both for beginners and experienced shooters.
 
Stone Mountain Park Stone Mountain Park
Home to the world’s largest piece of exposed granite rock and longest running laser show, Stone Mountain Park is Georgia’s most visited attraction. The Lasershow Spectacular is choreographed with your favorite tunes and breathtaking pyrotechnics. With more than 3,200 acres of natural beauty, you’ll find family-oriented recreational activities, special events, lodging and camping. Visit the Crossroads® area for live shows, craft demos, shopping and dining, or enjoy the Great Locomotive Adventure, Scenic Railroad and Antebellum Plantation & Farmyard. Another family favorite is Sky Hike, a treetop adventure course.
 
Sweetwater Brewery Sweetwater Brewery
The Sweetwater Brewery tour takes you behind the scenes for a sneak peek into Atlanta’s legendary local brewery. Kick off the tour with a tasting of the season’s best sellers and an introduction to The Creature – mascot of the Dank Tank experimental beer series.
 
Underground Atlanta Underground Atlanta
Six city blocks of Underground Atlanta have been transformed into a subterranean marketplace offering guided historic tours, more than 100 specialty stores, and Kenny's Alley music and nightlife district. You’ll also find street-cart merchants and annual events such as the Peach Drop New Year’s Eve Celebration and Heritage Arts Festival.
 
William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum
Through its exhibitions, publications and resources, this Atlanta Jewish Federation museum explores Jewish heritage and how it relates to other cultures and religions. It also contains two permanent galleries and hosts special rotating exhibits.
 
Wolf Mountain Vineyards Wolf Mountain Vineyards
Just a short drive north of Atlanta you’ll find gorgeous mountain scenery and hometown hospitality. Wolf Mountain Vineyards is elegantly simple, offering delicious food paired with Georgia wines.
 
World of Coca-Cola World of Coca-Cola
Experience the intriguing World of Coca-Cola. The museum features a multi-sensory 4-D theater, an 1880s soda fountain and live-action bottling line, plus an opportunity to sample more than 60 different beverages from around the world.
 
Zoo Atlanta Zoo Atlanta
Located in historic Grant Park, Zoo Atlanta features more than 200 species of animals from the African plains and Asian forests. Visit the playful pandas, marvelous mammals, and adorable reptiles and amphibians. The Ford African Rain Forest houses gorillas in one of North America’s largest captive populations.
 
Atlanta every day is an opening day
AWEA WINDPOWER 2012 Conference & Exhibition
AWEA WINDPOWER 2012 Conference & Exhibition
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Special Offers and ResourcesSpecial Offers & Resources
Southern Hospitality Savings
Southern Hospitality Savings
The Southern Hospitality Savings program gives you as a convention or meeting attendee great discounts and special offers to make the most out of your trip to Atlanta.
Atlanta CityPASS
Atlanta City Pass
Atlanta CityPASS lets you enjoy eight venues including the Georgia Aquarium, the World of Coca-Cola, Inside CNN Atlanta Studio Tour, the High Museum of Art, Atlanta History Center, Zoo Atlanta, and the Fernbank Museum of Natural History at nearly 50 percent off the regular admission price.
AtlanTix
AtlanTix
Visit the same-day, half-price AtlanTIX booth located at Underground Atlanta. Find half-price tickets to hundreds of theater, dance and music performances and more than a dozen cultural attractions. Purchase tickets online here.