When planning your trip this summer to see our Atlanta attractions do not forget to buy your AtlantaCity Pass. The pass allows you to see six of our favorite Atlanta attractions in nine days for only $74.00 per adult. As a bonus you will save $78.11. The pass may be purchased on-line or at any of the attractions listed below. After you purchase your AtlantaCity Pass, most Atlanta attractions allow you to bypass the main ticket line, but not the security line.
The world’s largest aquarium, the Georgia Aquarium, has over 8 million gallons of fresh and marine water. There are five galleries for your viewing pleasure. Also, included in the Atlanta CityPass ticket is the Quick Dip Tour and the 4-D theatre. The Quick Dip Tour gives you the highlights of the aquarium in 20 minutes.
Located next to the Georgia Aquarium is the World of Coke. Experience the impact of how a small glass Coke bottle played a part in shaping Atlanta and the world. Sample over 60 beverages that Coca Cola markets. Follow Coca Cola’s Company history displayed in ten galleries with exhibits. The Coca Cola artifacts might remind you of your childhood.
Stroll through Centennial Park to CNN’s global headquarters. As you enter, be sure and take in the world’s largest free-standing elevator. CNN was started in 1980 by Atlanta Entrepreneur, Ted Turner. It was the world’s first around-the-clock all news station. CNN Networks are available to over 1 billion people in 212 countries and territories. This tour allows you to experience the newsroom from the inside and see the advanced technology used in broadcasting the news at CNN.
Our tour moves to the Atlanta Zoo next with over 1,000 animals from around the world. One of the main attractions is the Giant Pandas, Lun Lun and Yang Yang. There are only four US zoos with Giant Pandas. The lush habitats of the Rain Forest provide the perfect vantage point to see the nations largest collection of Western Lowland Gorillas and the endangered Drill Monkeys. The Atlanta Zoo has the largest aviary in the Southeast with over 500 free-flying parakeets that will mesmerize you with thier bright colors. Also, there is a diverse collection of reptiles and amphibians, many whom are endangered.
The Atlanta CityPass booklet allows you to select one of the following attractions from the following categorys, The Fernbank Museum of Natural History ; The Atlanta Botanical Gardens and The High Museum of Art; The Atlanta History Center.
One of Atlanta’s hidden gems is The Fernbank Museum of Natural History, set on 140 acres in Druid Hills. As you enter the sun drenched six story arena a Argentinosaurus, the largest classified dinosaur will greet you. Eighteen galleries with exhibits will entertain and educate you on how Georgia evolved. After spending the afternoon wandering thru Georgia’s past, sit back and take in a breathtaking film in the Imax Theatre.
The Atlanta Botanical Gardens is located on 15 acres in Midtown, just a stroll from our Atlanta Bed and Breakfast. It has the country’s largest orchid collection, Japanese Gardens, and edible garden and a 600 Ft. Canopy walk among the native woodlands.
The High Museum of Art is also located in Midtown. It was designed by Richard Meir and Renzo Piano. The permanent collection has over 11,000 pieces. The African Art Gallery features sculptures, mask, bead work, metalwork and ceramic arts from 1850 to 1950. The American Art Gallery has amazing works from the 19th and 20th century. The High Museum of Art is renowned for its unique and thought proviking special exhibits, such as the current exhibit “Allure of the Automobile”.
The Atlanta History Centeris set on 33 lovely acres in the middle of Buckhead. There are two house museums to tour, the Swan House and the Tullie Smith Farm House. You can experience life as a Southerner in years past.
The Atlanta History Center houses the largest and most comprehensive collection of Civil War artifacts.
After a day of touring Atlanta, you can look forward to relaxing on one of our verandas with a cold glass of peach tea and one of Debbie’s homemade treats. See you this summer!