Atlanta’s Top 10 Attractions

Atlanta is a diverse city with something for everyone. If your looking to get away and experience a new city come see the ATL! Atlanta offers attractions about plants, sports, food and beverage, art, and culture. The top ten family attractions in Atlanta are:

1. The Atlanta Botanical Garden located at 1345 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309. Open Tuesday – Sunday, April – October: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. and November – March: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. This Garden is simply amazing! It features exhibits on tropical plants, desert plants, orchids, Japanese gardens, Lotus ponds, and many other interesting plants. Adults only cost $12 and children age 3-17 cost $9. Contact the Atlanta Botanical Gardens at: 404.876.5859 or [email protected]

2. The Georgia Aquarium is located at 225 Baker St. NW Atlanta, GA 3031. Summer hours include: May 25-June 24 Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Friday – Sunday: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. June 25-Aug. 11 Monday – Sunday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Extended & Holiday Hours: June 17, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. , June 23-24, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Open until 10 p.m. every Friday in June. July 15: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. July 25-26: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Open until 10 p.m. every Friday in July. The Georgia Aquarium is the largest aquarium in the world featuring the widest variety of aquatic species. Adults are $24 and children cost $18 for general admission. You can also pay a little more and take a family behind the scenes tour. Contact the Georgia Aquarium at (404) 581-4000.

3. Centennial Olympic Park is located at 265 Park Ave West N.W. Atlanta, GA 30313-1591. Hours and prices vary as the park features family fun and live music. Music At Noon presents local bands performing mid-day and Wednesday Wind Down features jazz during rush hour. Fourth Saturday Family Fun Day is free with performers and children’s activities. The Fountain Show displays a dancing water show harmonized with pop music, lights and sound effects. Contact the park at [email protected].

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4. Fernbank Museum is located at 767 Clifton Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30307. Hours are Mon-Sat 10am-5pm and Sun 12pm-5pm. The Fernbank Museum is dedicated to science. It includes features on lizards, dinosaurs, fossils, artifacts, shells, ect. Interactive exhibits are also available. Costs are: Museum $12, IMAX $10, combination ticket $17. Contact the Fernbank Museum at (404) 929-6300.

5. Stone Mountain Park is located at U.S. Highway 78 East, Exit 8, Stone Mountain, GA 30087. Hours and attractions vary so you will have to contact Stone Mountain Park. Some attractions include a laser show, natural trails, hike up the Stone Mountain, camping, ect. It only cost $8 to enter the park and other features are priced accordingly. Contact Stone Mountain Park at (770) 498-5690.

6. Zoo Atlanta is located at 800 Cherokee Avenue, SE. Atlanta, GA 30315. Open 365 days a years only closing on Christmas and Thanksgiving this Zoo is busy! Weekdays: Grounds are open 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., ticket booths close at 4:30 p.m. Weekends: Grounds are open 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m., ticket booths close at 5:30 p.m. Adults cost $17.99 and children 3-11 are $12.99.

7. World of Coca-Cola is located at 55 Martin Luther King Jr Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30303. Operating hours are subject to change so you must contact World of Coca-Cola. They offer relief from the hot Atlanta sun. You can sample and tour the World of Coca-Cola’s many flavors. Contact them at (404) 676-5151 or 800-676-COKE.

8. Turner field is located at 755 Hank Aaron Drive SW, Atlanta, GA 30315. Tours depart every half-hour Monday to Saturday 9:30am to 4pm and Sunday 1pm to 4pm on non-game days, and Monday to Saturday 9:30am to noon on game days. Prices are $7 adults, $4 children age 3 to 12; children under age 3 free. Tours include the museum, the dugout, the press box and broadcast booth, the clubhouse, Scouts Alley, and more. On non-game days, there’s ample free parking in the north lot. Contact The Brave’s turner field at 404/614-2311.

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9. High Museum of Art is located at 1280 Peachtree St, Atlanta, GA 30309. Hours are Tue-Wed, Fri-Sat 10am-5pm, Thu 10am-8pm, and Sun 12pm-5pm. Adults are $15 and children cost $10. The High Museum of Art is Atlanta’s premier art attraction. A partnership with the famous Louvre museum will bring hundreds of works of art from the Louvre’s collections to Atlanta from October 2006 to 2009. Contact the High Museum of Art at (404) 733-4400.

10. Little Five Points is located in downtown Atlanta by Moreland Ave. A few streets intersect creating a unique blend of the coolest hangouts. At Little Five you can find locals, art, food, clothes, music, ect. It’s the heart of artistic expression. Only $5 to park most walk the streets to get the full effect.

Atlanta’s weather is random and last for minutes so I advise to bring a variety of outfits. Be ready for rain, the Hotlanta sun, and chilly nights. Marta is a good friend to have in the city. Marta is known as Metro Atlanta Area Transit which is local buses and trains that cost $1.75 for a one way ticket, but transfers are free. It can be awfully hard to find a parking spot downtown so taking Marta is a good idea. Don’t forget to visit the Braves, Thrashers, and Falcons while your here!