Reconnect with your family on a trip to Atlanta this Summer!

Come stay and play the Atlanta way this summer! Did you know that Atlanta... originally named Terminus... is 175 years young this year? Atlanta has must-have memories around every corner, making it simple to connect with your family. WHAT'S NEW in Atlanta and Georgia this summer!

  1. New babies have arrived at ZOO Atlanta and the Georgia Aquarium this year. From a golden lion tamarind and a milky eagle owl to two South African penguin chicks at the Aquarium, can we get any cuter this summer?
  2. Fernbank Museum of Natural History will celebrate its 20th Anniversary with 97 Days of Play, a summertime schedule of events and programs. New exhibition "The Scoop on Poop" will let visitors learn more about animals by examining what they leave behind. www.fernbankmuseum.org
  3. The Gone With The Wind Trail...a newly designated historic trail by the State of Georgia this year... is now available for all to discover. Learn about the history and legacy behind one of the world's most beloved novels, published over 75 years ago... and its author, Atlanta native, Margaret Mitchell, by visiting the trail venues all around Atlanta. Visit www.GWTWTrail.com for more information.
  4. New at Stone Mountain Park this summer? Stay cool on the all-new Geyser Towers, a first and only adventure of its kind featuring multiple levels of suspended rope bridges and net tunnels connected to towering platforms that overlook a gushing geyser. www.stonemountainpark.com.
  5. The 45th Anniversary of Six Flags Over Georgia will be marked with thrilling rides and new shows including iLuminate, a state-of-the-art dance show in the dark featuring light-up costumes and stunning visual effects. http://www.sixflags.com/overGeorgia/index.aspx
  6. The Boys of Summer are back in town! The Atlanta Braves – the South's home team - will continue to offer fans special promotions, theme nights, fireworks after Friday home games, live music in Fan Plaza before Saturday home games and much more. Plan now to attend the Civil Rights Game Weekend, August 17-19. www.braves.com.
  7. Exploring Georgia will offer unique, off-the-beaten-path experiences -- all "With A Twist" this summer. Consider "Unwinding with a twist" where people can go to get in touch with nature and themselves. A place where a single instant can transport you to an extraordinary state of being. Seek out the Northeast Georgia Mountains for the ultimate in wine tastings, white-water rafting...and watching a potter spin his creation. www.exploregeorgia.org this summer!
  8. The Cabbage Patch Kids are throwing parties and fun annual events for family and friends at their NEW home. BabyLand General ® Hospital, birthplace of the Cabbage Patch Kids, is a beautiful 70,000 square foot Southern Style Home on 650 acres in the NE Georgia Mountains. Georgia Made, Georgia Grown works-of-art, the Cabbage Patch Kids set the tone of bringing a touch of fun and fantasy to all who experience this magical new center. www.cabbagepatchkids.com
  9. New at the High Museum of Art this summer. The traveling exhibit of Rising Up: Hale Woodruff's Murals from Talladega College will kick off its multi-city tour in Atlanta at the High on June 9. Comprising of six monumental canvases, these vibrant murals portray a fresh look at key moments in African American history. The Talladega murals are considered among Woodruff's greatest achievements. www.high.org. And to further underscore the WOW Factor of Hale Woodruff's work, be sure to visit Clark Atlanta University Art Gallery to discover even more stunning murals. The Art of the Negro Murals were painted by Hale Aspacio Woodruff (1900-1980) and consist of six canvas panels housed in the atrium of Trevor Arnett Hall. http://www.cau.edu/Academics_Art_Galleries.aspx
  10. Discover the magic of puppetry at the Center for Puppetry Arts this summer. Coming in June (June 14 – July 15), thrill to the sounds of the favorite Hans Christian Anderson's tale of "The Little Pirate Mermaid," to be performed with a swashbuckling musical twist. The Dinosaur Show, by Paul Mesner Puppets of Kansas City starts on the Main Stage, July 17 (through July 29). And the last 'summer' show is a world premiere of The Tortoise, the Hare and other Aesop's Fables. www.puppet.org.

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