Founded nearly 200 years later than other cities (like Charleston), what Atlanta lacks in colonial appeal, it makes up for with skyscrapers, stadiums, and top notch attractions!
Sprawling as the nation’s ninth largest city, and the largest city in Georgia, Atlanta continues to grow beyond its borders. Ranked 15th among world cities, Atlanta’s economy offers museums, theaters, city parks, as well as “Underground Atlanta” with shopping and transit. Home of the 1996 Summer Olympics, students visiting Atlanta will be exposed to world class attractions with southern hospitality.
The New Georgia Aquarium
The Georgia Aquarium is one of the finest attractions in the south. A glass tunnel leads through the center of the main aquarium where visitors can walk beneath their largest attraction, the 40 foot whale shark.
World of Coke
Visitors to the World of Coke not only get to sample Coca-Cola products from around the world (with surprising tastes), but can also walk through their historical exhibits and learn about the early days of the world’s largest soft drink maker.
CNN Studios Tour
CNN tours expose students to the behind the scenes world of broadcasting. Step in front of a green screen, watch the taping of live newscasts, and even leave with a souvenir photo from behind the anchor desk.
Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park was constructed as the heart of the 1996 summer Olympic Games. No guest could miss the Fountain of Rings – an interactive fountain which jets water over 30 feet into the air in sync with music.
Martin Luther King National Historic Site
Consisting of several buildings surrounding the childhood home of Martin Luther King Jr., this national historic site features a visitor center and museum which chronicles the American Civil Rights Movement.
IMAX nearly brings moviegoers into the film. With a screen several stories tall and patented digital audio technology, guests can feel the sound vibrating in the room and be swept up in the movie.