Things To Do In Atlanta
Known as the capital of the state of Georgia, Atlanta boasts many historic landmarks and sites. This is a highly populated, energetic and modern city, and well worth exploring when you are not busy with your studies at TALK in Atlanta.
Let’s start with the Georgia Aquarium, home to over 500 marine and fresh water species. With 10 million gallons of water, the Georgia Aquarium was the world’s largest aquarium when it opened first in 2005. This aquarium’s most popular sights are their 4 manta rays, 11 bottlenose dolphins, 4 beluga whales, and 4 whale sharks. If you need a break from study, the aquarium is a great day out for students of TALK Atlanta.
The World of Coca-Cola is a fascinating, permanent exhibition about the history of The Coca-Cola Company. Atlanta is the world headquarters of Coca Cola, and the museum, The World of Coca-Cola, is located at their headquarters in Pemberton Place in Atlanta, Georgia. The many famous Coke advertisements – print campaigns, billboards and posters, and TV commercials since the drink’s beginnings are shown here, and there are all sorts of related attractions as well as factory visits that make this Atlanta landmark great for fun for everyone.
The Centennial Olympic Park is a huge 21-acre park which is open to the public. This park is located in downtown Atlanta, and was originally built by the Atlanta Committee for use at the 1996 Olympic Games. The Atlanta Olympic Park sees millions of visitors each and every year and is a venue for many different kinds of events, including firework displays, music concerts, and Independence Day concerts. Find a show or game that you want to see that is booked at the Park and make sure to experience the fun and history that is the Centennial Olympic Park.
Atlanta was home to the great author, Margaret Mitchell, who wrote one of the most popular novels of all time, “Gone with the Wind”. Set in Atlanta, it is the story of the American Civil War told from the point of view of the South who fought the North over the issue of slavery. The Margaret Mitchell House & Museum is perfect for those who want to learn more about this historic time in America, and of course to see “Gone With The Wind” – which won a Pullitzer Prize – was written, as this house was the home of Margaret Mitchell. Turned into a museum in 1997, this 3-storey, turn of the century Tudor Revival building is treasured by Atlanta’s inhabitants. Its charming, timeless feel and magnificent design gives the visitor the experience of a bygone era.
Another atmospheric home open to the public in Atlanta is the Swan House, noted for its pure elegance. One of the most photographed and recognized landmarks in Atlanta, the mansion was built in classical style in 1928 for Edward H. Inman, heir to a cotton brokerage fortune. Designed by the architect Philip Trammell Shutze, the mansion gives you a glimpse into the lifestyle of the immensely rich class of Southern landowners and entrepreneurs during the 1920s to 1930s. This fully-restored historic home features breathtaking views, beautiful gardens with magnificent fountains. The Swan House regularly has ‘open-house’ days and special tours.