Here at Legaleeze, we work hard and we play hard. Thankfully, Atlanta is a city with a rich variety of interesting and exciting places to visit. So whether you are in town for the first time or thousandth, here are seven big Atlanta attractions you should check out.
The Georgia Aquarium is the world’s largest aquarium, with over ten million gallons of water and more than sixty individual exhibits. Open seven days a week, the Aquarium is the perfect place to spend a rainy Georgia day. In addition to seeing thousands of unique and amazing fish, the Georgia Aquarium has dolphins, whales, penguins, and other marine animals. Be sure to check out the “4D” theater or get a behind the scenes tour if you get the chance. General admission tickets around $35 dollars for adults and around $29 for children aged 3-12.
Touring Atlanta is thirsty business, but luckily the World of Coca-Cola has you covered. Housing a collection of more than 1,200 Coca Cola artifacts from across the globe in 13 different exhibits, this unique museum is a feast for all of the senses. Don’t miss out on the chance to sample over 60 beverages from across the globe. Also be sure to check out one of the newest additions, the “Vault of the Secret Formula,” where patrons learn about the history of Coca-Cola’s secret formula and actually see the vault where formula is stored. Tickets are on sale seven days a week, costing $16 for adults and $12 for children aged 3-12.
Atlanta is home to several major television networks, and CNN is the crown jewel. The Inside CNN Studio Tour lets you go behind the scenes of one of the world’s busiest news networks. Three tours are offered: general, “Morning Express,” and “VIP.” The general guided walking tour is an hour long, and ticket pricing is $15 for adults, $12 for children aged 4-12. The Morning Express tour is limited to adults only, and costs $49, which includes a souvenir mug and photograph. The VIP tour is also limited to adults only, and costs $35 for the tour and a photo.
Atlanta’s High Museum of Art is a great place to immerse yourself in both classical and contemporary art. Open six days a week, the High Museum houses more than 12,000 pieces in their permanent and current collections. The permanent collection offers a variety of pieces from around the world, including African, European, and American works. The High also has a movie theater where patrons can watch classic and independent films. For a more festive feel, visit the High Museum on Friday nights for their Jazz Concert series. General admission tickets are regularly $19.50 for adults, $12 for children age 6-17, but are half price Thursday after 4 P.M.
Who doesn’t love dinosaurs? The Fernbank Museum of Natural history covers eons of Georgia’s history from the Mesozoic to the modern age. Fernbank prides itself on being an immersive learning experience, with permenant exhibitions like NatureQuest and Sensing Nature encouraging hands on activities. Be sure to visit the special exhibitions opening in October focusing on Genghis Khan and a special event celebrating Fernbank’s 20th anniversary. Finally, leave the kids at home for Fernbank’s Martinis & IMAX events. General admissions tickets are $17.50 for adults, $15.50 for children age 3-12.
6. Zoo Atlanta
Lions, tigers, bears, and a menagerie of wild and exotic creatures await you at Zoo Atalanta. Not only will you get to tour the zoo’s impressive array of habitats, your ticket also gives you access to many other zoo activities absolutely free. Wild life shows, petting zoos, and giraffe feedings are all included in your general admissions ticket. Zoo Atalanta also provides an upcoming event calendar for special or unique visitor experiences. Tickets are $20.99 for adults (age 12 and up) and $15.99 for children age 3-11. You can upgrade your tickets for “unlimited ride” privileges for just $8.50, which saves you cash if you ride the train, carousel, and rock climber more than once.
The Atlanta History Museum the best place to visit for history lovers. Located in the heart of Atlanta’s Buckhead district, the Atlanta History Museum is a beautiful campus situated on 33 acres. The Museum offers visitors a chance to tour several permanent exhibits, including the Centennial Olympic Games Museum and the Civil War exhibit. The famous Margaret Mitchell House and Museum is now also part of the Atlanta History Museum, and is located in Midtown. Of special note, the Atlanta History Museum allows free public research at the Kenan Research center. Tickets are $16.50 online for general adult admission, and $11 online for children age 4 to 12.
Experience it All – CityPASS
Sometimes you just want to see it all, and the Atlanta CityPASS has you covered. For only $69 for adults and $49 for children age 3-12 you can visit five of the above attractions, subject to a few restrictions. Tickets are valid for an amazing nine days after first use, so no need to run from one attraction to another in a day or weekend. The page also has a handy transportation information section to help deal with infamous Atalanta traffic.
-The Legaleeze Team