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Culture of Atlanta. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

midtown You will find a huge number of attractions and interesting museums in every area of Atlanta. Exciting discoveries lay here right at every step. A significant part of the local excursion sites is located near Centennial Park Quarter. This is the place where you can visit the legendary museum World of Coca-Cola, the exposition of which is devoted to the internationally famous drink. During the excursion guests will hear much interesting about the development of the industry and the production of the popular drink. A separate hall of the museum is dedicated to brand things. Here visitors will be able to see the very first T-shirts with the Coca Cola logo, colorful badges and branded glasses. There is an aquarium near the museum. Currently this is the largest aquarium in the world. That is the place where visitors can admire exotic fishes, see how the divers feed the inhabitants of the aquarium or attend a fascinating lecture. Besides this, everyone is welcome to swim in a large pool with fishes under the guidance of an experienced instructor.
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A visit to CNN studio will be surely an interesting one. Every day the studio organizes guided tours for tourists, during which you can watch the work of the world's largest news corporation. Atlanta is widely known for its majestic skyscrapers, each of which has the right to be called a true masterpiece of modern architecture. The top of Westin Peachtree skyscraper is equipped with a large observation deck, which provides beautiful views of the city. Those, who want to enjoy the panoramic views of Atlanta from the bird's-eye view, are surely recommended to visit the observation deck located in the territory of the hotel complex Hyatt Regency. The city is also home to several large parks that are perfect for unhurried evening walks, as well as for sports entertainment. The most beautiful and the oldest park of Atlanta is Grant Park. In its territory you will find special areas for picnics and children's playgrounds, and a large zoo, a visit to which will certainly leave a lot of positive emotions.
There are surely many other beautiful parks, such as Piedmont Park and Centennial Olympic Park. One more prominent landmark is located close to Grant Park. This is the old Oakland cemetery, which is considered an important architectural monument. On its territory you can see numerous ancient memorials. Those, who wish to get acquainted with the history of the city, should definitely visit National History Museum, and connoisseurs of works by Margaret Mitchell simply cannot ignore visiting the house-museum of the famous writer. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Atlanta is also recognized as the city where Martin Luther King was born. This is the place where he was brought up, and where ideas about equality came to him. Therefore, you can visit Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Park, where all this happened, so as to have a firsthand experience of the spirit of that time. It should also not come as a surprise to learn that the Center for Civil and Human Rights was built here in 2009 as a symbol of the contribution of the great native of Atlanta to the struggle for the independence of African Americans. In addition, you can also find in the city, The King Center, where the tomb of the Baptist preacher and his wife is situated. You can feel here the atmosphere of that era, as well as the fact that the future is definitely worth fighting for; this is exactly what Martin Luther King did.
Quiznos Sign Another interesting place to visit is Little Five Points. This is where the creative youth of Atlanta gathers. You can see interesting bars and restaurants everywhere, as well as graffiti painted on the walls. It is like a breath of fresh air – here you can explore the much noval side of Atlanta, which is so fascinating. Krog Street Tunnel is also enchanting, all thanks to its graffiti painted by talented street artists. It is believed that everyone who comes to Atlanta must visit this place to understand the “soul” of the city, and without this, Margaret Mitchell’s hometown will not let go.
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Callanwolde Fine Arts Center attracts not only as an art gallery, but also impresses with its architectural value. The building was put up in the year 1917 in the late Gothic style, but it is unusual even for this style. The front facade is made in half-timbered design, while the building is characterized by some simplicity. Ceremonial events such as weddings and New Year’s celebrations are often held here. Herndon Home is another architecturally interesting building. The time of its construction dates back to 1910, and it was built in the style of neoclassicism. There is a very fascinating story connected with the house, and you should definitely ask it be told to you.
Midtown Morning Yet another stunning mansion which dates back to the beginning of the 20th century is Swan House. It is worth mentioning that exhibitions are held here, and the house itself was built in the year 1928 combining Renaissance revival styles with a Classical approach. Here you will come across funny as well as strange sculptors, fountains, and the house can be seen from afar as it immediately attracts attention. Funny and a little creepy exhibits can be found in the Center for Puppetry Arts where children will meet with their favorite characters and as a matter of fact, they will have a lot of fun. There is also a museum in Martin Luther King’s hometown, dedicated to the tragic events that will remain in history forever. We are referring to The Breman Jewish Heritage & Holocaust Museum. Among the exhibits you will find here are photographs, documents, and archives.
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Plan your own excursion through Atlanta: churches, museums and castles

Georgia State Capitol, Atlanta

» The Georgia State Capitol was built on the site of the city hall in 1889. The exterior of the Capitol building in Atlanta is very similar to the Capitol in Washington.
»  The government residence was equipped with elevators, water supply system, gas, which was an ultramodern innovation for that time. The Capitol building used to be the tallest in Atlanta – 83 meters. The golden dome is decorated with a small Statue of Liberty.
»  The fourth floor of the residence has a museum of the history of the state and the city, which displays the items that belonged to Indian tribes: clothes, weapons, jewelry. There are several art galleries here as well.
»  A nearby square has a monument to President Jimmy Carter, who lived in Atlanta. Since 1973, the Capitol building has been the United States’ historic monument.

Civil War Museum, Atlanta

» The Atlanta Cyclorama and Civil War Museum has preserved historical information about the Army North’s attack on the city in 1864. The terrible fire, people’s grief, and the city defenders’ sturdy resistance are shown in paintings, photographs, and artifacts of the Civil War.
»  Margaret Mitchell described these events in her novel Gone with the Wind. The writer herself was a resident of the city. Her house still exists today.
»  In the museum, visitors can see a rotating cylindrical panoramic painting measuring 120 m x 14 m. It was John Logan, one of the eyewitnesses, who came up with the idea. And in 1886, it was realized by German artists and architects.
»  In 1936, a diorama of war events appeared in the museum. Today, short films about the Civil War are shown at the cinema.

SunTrust Plaza, Atlanta

» SunTrust Plaza is a skyscraper designed for office and business activities. It is over 260 meters tall.
»  The construction of the building lasted three years. It was commissioned in 1992.
»  At that time, the real estate market was in decline. To avoid bankruptcy, the owner had to sell half of the building to a banking company.
»  New owners placed their headquarters here and renamed the building SunTrust Plaza.
»  The official life of the city flows in this 60-story building (which is 275 meters with the antenna) with an area of over 130,000 square meters.
»  SantTrust Plaza is part of the Peachtree Center complex that includes similar structures, hotels, and shopping malls.
»  According to the architect’s design, the skyscraper stands on a square base. The building is postmodern in style. The top of the structure resembles a crown.
»  There’s sort of an exhibition of works of art, valuable sculptures, and furniture organized on two floors.
»  Predatory peregrine falcons settled on the 50th-floor balcony. They are monitored through mobile devices.
»  In March 2008, a tornado-like atmospheric whirlwind smashed out the windows.

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta

Location on the map:   Facts: » The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) holds concerts at Atlanta Symphony Hall located on 14th Street. The Woodruff Arts Center hosts international concerts.
»  Three-level seats are designed for almost 2,000 people. The music hall has parterre, lower and upper balconies. In addition, there are wheelchair spaces with 12 additional seats. The hearing-impaired can use wireless audio.
»  The interior of the hall has no frills. The plush seats have footrests.
»  The Atlanta Orchestra performed the first work – written by Robert Shaw – in 1975. The musicians perform many academic works by world-famous composers.
»  Critics noted that the sound of music was getting worse due to the hall acoustics. Over $20 million was raised through a crowdfunding campaign in support of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and thanks to the Delta Air Lines fund.
»  The hall had been closed for restoration for 11 months. Financial investments helped restore the former line-up of the orchestra (there were 88 musicians).

Atlanta History Center, Atlanta

» The Atlanta History Center is an area of about 20 hectares, which houses historic sites and museum pavilions related to the history of the city.
»  To discover what life of local people used to be like, you need to visit the Swan House, where the Inman family lived. The owner built the villa in 1928. It is a luxurious house surrounded by a park with fountains and flower beds.
»  A few parts of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire were filmed there. Today, this small palace often hosts wedding ceremonies.
»  You can see the life of ordinary citizens by visiting the Tullie Smith House. The farm with all the buildings was moved here in 1969 so as to preserve it as a historical monument.
»  The pavilions have an exhibition dedicated to the 1996 Olympic Games, and there are many exclusive items on display: a full set of medals, athletes' sneakers, souvenirs, and the podium.
»  After the Civil War, the Ku Klux Klan movement arose in southern states. A special exhibition tells visitors about this period of the state’s history.
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What to visit during two-day excursion in Atlanta

The New World of Coca-Cola
Where: 121 Baker St. NW, Atlanta, Atlanta; Telephone: +1 404 676-5151 or 1-800-676-COKE (2653);
The Georgia Aquarium
Where: 225 Baker Street, Downtown, Atlanta;
The Centennial Olympic Park
Where: Marietta Street at International Boulevard, Atlanta; Opening hours: Daily from 7.00 to 23.00;
CNN News Centre
Where: The corner of Centennial Olympic Park Drive and Marietta Street., Atlanta;
The Martin Luther King Jr National Historic Site
Where: 449 – 450 Auburn Avenue, Northeast Atlanta., Atlanta; Telephone: +1 404 526-8900;
Margaret Mitchell House and Museum
Where: 990 Peachtree Street, Atlanta; Telephone: +1 404 249 7015;
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♥   Art museum 'High Museum of Art' Atlanta, 4.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Michael C. Carlos Museum' Atlanta, 7.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Culture guide to Atlanta. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Atlanta: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Atlanta. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info!
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