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The lobby at the World of Coca-Cola in Atlanta, Georgia



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What to See & Do in Atlanta

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ART GALLERIES

Alan Avery Art Co.
315 E. Paces Ferry Rd. NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
404-237-0370
This gallery represents contemporary and progressive artists.

Artists' Atelier Atlanta
800 Miami Cir. NE, STE. 200
Atlanta, GA 30324
404-231-6999
A consortium of artists, each with his or her own small studio space, presents work in all media. The arrangement allows visitors to interact with artists when they are present and work is for sale.

Jackson Fine Art
3115 E. Shadowlawn Ave. NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
404-233-3739
Focused on fine art photography, Jackson houses three exhibition rooms, and a print viewing area. Exhibitions rotate every six weeks.

Tew Galleries
425 Peachtree Hills Ave. NE #24
Atlanta, GA 30305
404-869-0511

Features contemporary art of all varieties from artists such as Kimo Minton, Isabel Melchior and Otto Neumann.

Topaz Gallery
Buckhead Commons
3145 Peachtree Rd. NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
404-995-0155
Custom design, fine artisan jewelry by local and national American designers.

SITES

 


The fish tanks at the Georgia Aquarium


Atlanta Botanical Garden

1345 Piedmont Ave. NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
404-876-5859
Besides featuring botanical displays, the garden is also home to pieces of art, including sculptures and water features. Open Tues.-Sun.

Atlanta Cyclorama & Civil War Museum
800 Cherokee Ave. SE
Atlanta, GA 30315
404-658-7625
The cyclorama allows visitors to step back to July 22, 1864, and experience the Battle of Atlanta through a narrative and visual display. Operating hours are Tuesday through Saturday.

Atlanta History Center
130 W. Paces Ferry Rd. NW
Atlanta, GA 30305
404-814-4000
Located on 33 acres in Atlanta’s Buckhead district, it includes one of the Southeast’s largest history museums, a research library and archives, two historic houses and a series of unique gardens. Open daily.

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
1280 Peachtree St. NE
Atlanta, Georgia
404-733-4900
The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra hosts more than 200 concerts a year, including the annual King Celebration concerts honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Also count on light classical concerts, family concerts, annual summer festivals, outdoor summer pop concerts and free concerts in city parks.

Carter Center
One Copenhill
453 Freedom Pkwy. NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
404-420-5100
While the Center itself was founded as a human rights organization, there is also The Museum of the Jimmy Carter Library, which includes photographs and historical memorabilia from his presidency, a replica of the Oval Office, gifts received by the Carters and a permanent exhibition of significant events occurring during Carter's life and career.

Center for Puppetry Arts
1404 Spring St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30309
404-873-3391 (tickets)
Sheer magic rules in puppetry performances, workshops and a museum. The focus is on children's plays, but adult theater also is offered.

Georgia Aquarium
225 Baker St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30313
404-581-4000
The Georgia Aquarium is the world's largest with more than 10 million gallons of marine and fresh water, and more than 100,000 animals of 500 different species. A major expansion completed in 2011 showcases a dolphin exhibition and show.

Georgia Governor's Mansion
391 W. Paces Ferry Rd. NW
Atlanta, GA 30305
404-261-1776
A Greek Revival-style mansion that showcases pieces from the Federalist Period, a first-edition copy of Gone With the Wind and many other artifacts you can see during the 40-minute self-guided tour. The tours are available in the mornings Tuesday through Thursday.

Imagine it! The Children's Museum of Atlanta
275 Centennial Olympic Park Dr. NW
Atlanta, GA 30313
404-659-5437
Exhibitions focus on age-appropriate interactive play spaces.

Margaret Mitchell House & Movie Museum
990 Peachtree St. NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
404-249-7015
The restored building where "Gone With the Wind" author Margaret Mitchell and her second husband, John Marsh, lived while she wrote her famous novel, showcases film memorabilia and artifacts related to her life, her authorship of "GWTW" and the subsequent film.

Margaret Mitchell House & Movie Museum
990 Peachtree St. NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
404-249-7015
The restored building where "Gone With the Wind" author Margaret Mitchell and her second husband, John Marsh, lived while she wrote her famous novel, showcases film memorabilia and artifacts related to her life, her authorship of "GWTW" and the subsequent film.

Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site
450 Auburn Ave. NE
Atlanta, GA 30312
404-331-5190
The site enfolds the important buildings and monuments relative to the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., including his birth home, a simple Queen Anne Victorian cottage and Ebenezer Baptist Church, where he, his father and his grandfather all preached.

World of Coca-Cola
121 Baker St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30313
404- 676-5151, 800-676-COKE
All the Coke you can handle and the world's largest collection of Coca-Cola memorabilia are housed in this facility, opened in 2007.

Woodruff Arts Center
1280 Peachtree St., NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
404-733-4955
The Woodruff Arts Center is a performing and visual arts center encompassing the Alliance Theatre, the Atlanta College of Art, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the High Museum of Art, Young Audiences and the 14th Street Playhouse, which is off-campus at 14th and Juniper Streets.

Zoo Atlanta
800 Cherokee Ave. SE
Atlanta, GA 30315
404-624-5600
Animals inhabit natural-style environments, making a trip to the zoo a delight and a great learning experience for all ages.

SHOPPING

Junkman's Daughter shop in Atlanta, Georgia

A Cappella Books
208 Haralson Ave. NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
404-681-5128
Since 1989, this full-service general bookstore has inventoried out-of-print and used books in a wide variety of subjects. Signed books by leading authors is a specialty.

Atlantic Station
17th St. between the Downtown Connector & Northside Dr.
Atlanta, GA 30363
Built on the site of the Atlantic Steel Mill, Atlantic Station is a mixed-use residential, retail and hotel complex, with shops, including a Dillard's department store and an Ikea, restaurants and movie theaters. Many seasonal events are held on the site.

Bill Hallman Men
792 N. Highland Ave. NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
404-876-6055
Unique clothing boutique that carries all the latest styles and brands such as G-Star, Nudie Jeans (for men and women), Hobo International, and Bordeaux for women. Hallman has re-launched his own label for men’s and women’s fashions.

Buckhead Commons
3145 Peachtree Rd. NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
A 25,000-square-foot specialty strip center with art galleries, clothing boutiques and jewelry stores.

Criminal Records
1154A Euclid Ave. NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
404-215-9511
An awesome inventory of records, CDs, DVDs, comic books and graphic novels.

Edgewood Retail District
Moreland Ave. SE and Caroline St. SE
Atlanta, GA 31132

Diverse architectural styles meld to create a small town effect with a "main" street. Equally diverse are the businesses, which range from big box stores to local restaurants and a major chain grocery store.

Highland Woodworking
1045 N. Highland Ave. NE
404-872-4466

A wood-working emporium, Highland Woodworking features fine tools and conducts woodworking classes.

Junkman's Daughter
464 Moreland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
404-577-3188

A huge, funky, wild collection of wearables and accessories, Junkman's Daughter has defined Little Five Points since 1982.

Lenox Marketplace
3535 Peachtree Rd. NE
Atlanta, GA 30326
404-760-1370

Major shopping center across from Phipps Plaza anchored by a Publix grocery store, Target, Dick's Sporting Goods and Filene's Basement.

Lenox Square
3393 Peachtree Rd. NE
Atlanta, GA 30326
404-233-6767

A grand shopping mall anchored by major national chains such as Macy's, Bloomingdale's and Neiman-Marcus.

Little Five Points
Where Moreland and Edgewood Avenues intersect
Atlanta, GA

Arguably the most Bohemian neighborhood in the city, with the term funky defining its shops, restaurants and entertainment venues.

Miami Circle
Intersection of Piedmont Rd. and Miami Cir.
Atlanta, GA 30324

A wild gathering of shops, some open only to the trade, art galleries, antiques dealers, services, decorative finishers, a tapas restaurant, Eclipse di Luna, and the Artists Atelier of Atlanta, where individual artists labor and greet the public.

Mooncake Clothing Co.
1019 Virginia Ave. NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
404-892-8043

Accessories, hats, high-end, vintage-style dressy clothing recalls the early 20 th century

Phipps Plaza
3500 Peachtree Rd. NE
Atlanta, GA 30326
404-262-0992

With marble floors, winding staircases and other elegant details, this shopping center caters to the more well-to-do shopper with stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue.

Underground Atlanta
50 Upper Alabama St. SW
Atlanta, GA 30303
404-523-2311

Shop, eat and get a history lesson here where there are historical markers that point out important city moments or locations while you graze the shops and restaurants.

Virginia Highland
Where Virginia and Highland Avenues meet
Atlanta, GA

A shopping district that was originally created in the early 1900s, this is a great place for strolling the streets of shops, sitting at an outdoor cafe or enjoying a drink and some fine music at a night spot.

Wax 'n' Facts
432 Moreland Ave. NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
404-525-2275

Little Five Points' headquarters for new and used records and CDs.

RESOURCES

Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau
233 Peachtree St. NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30303
404-521-6600

 


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