10 Top Things to do in Atlanta GA attractions | CNN, Georgia Aquarium, Zoo Atlanta, Fox Theatre

10 Top Things to do in Atlanta GA attractions | CNN, Georgia Aquarium, Zoo Atlanta, Fox Theatre

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3 Popular Attractions In Georgia

  • Atlanta Botanical Garden: Garden in Atlanta.
  • Ohio Facts:

    • And it’s possible none of them are named for an actual peach tree. Historians suggest they’re named after the Native American village of “Standing Pitch Tree.” The pronunciation corrupted over the years.
    • On January 19, 1861, Georgia joined the Confederacy.
    • Georgia is often called the Empire State of the South and is also known as the Peach State and Cracker State.
    • The first protestant Sunday school in America was started in Savannah by John Wesley in 1736.
    Largest cities or towns in Georgia

    2020 U.S. census populations
    Rank Name County Pop.
    1 Atlanta Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton 498,715 Augusta
    2 Columbus Muscogee 206,922
    3 Augusta Richmond 202,081
    4 Macon Bibb 157,346
    5 Savannah Chatham 147,780
    6 Athens Clarke 127,315
    7 Sandy Springs Fulton 108,080
    8 South Fulton Fulton 107,436
    9 Roswell Cobb, Fulton 92,833
    10 Johns Creek Fulton 82,453


    Top Atlanta Must See Attractions and Museums series from our local experts from Where TV and http://www.wheretraveler.com/atlanta.

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    0:12 Georgia Aquarium: The world's largest aquarium is home to tens of thousands of unique marine life including whale sharks, beluga whales, sea otters and, most recently, dolphins. A 4-D movie, cafés and a gift shop are also on site. Guests can enjoy special animal interactions with whale sharks and beluga whales; call for prices; reservations recommended. Su-M 9 am-6 pm, Tu-Sa 9 am-9 pm. Adults $29.95-34.95, seniors $25.95-30.95, children ages 3-12 $23.95-28.95, including dolphin show, 3-D movie and exhibits. http://bit.ly/MI5aJC

    0:30 Stone Mountain: A 3,300-acre park surrounds the world's largest granite monolith. The park offers trails, golf courses, a skylift, a railroad, miniature golf, campgrounds, a 4-D theater, the Lasershow Spectacular and the newly opened Geyser Towers with suspended rope bridges and net tunnels overlooking a gushing geyser. Adventure Pass: Adults $27, children ages 3-11 $21. Parking $10. http://bit.ly/N2rSKm

    0:48 Fox Theatre: This 1929, lavish movie palace is a showplace of Moorish-Egyptian style. Today it is used for concerts, theatrical productions and movies. Call for a schedule of events. The Atlanta Preservation Center offers year-round tours. http://bit.ly/MWy7QK

    1:02 Zoo Atlanta: Lions, tigers, zebras, giraffes, rhinos and more than 1,500 other animals call the zoo home, but it's probably best known for its gorilla and giant panda bear exhibits. Also, a children's petting zoo, train rides, a rock-climbing wall, a playground and a carousel. M-F 9:30 am-5:30 pm, Sa&Su 9:30 am-6:30 pm. Adults $21, seniors $17, children 3-11 $16, 2 and under free. http://bit.ly/MGU3o0

    1:14 The Varsity: The iconic drive-in, the world's largest, is an essential Atlanta experience. Step up to the 150-ft. counter to order chili dogs, naked dogs, burgers, fries, fried apple pie and FOs (frosted orange drinks). http://bit.ly/LNAAAD

    1:30 High Museum of Art: More than 11,000 works are in the permanent collection, including 19th- and 20th-century American art, decorative arts and folk art. On view are: Kaws: Down Time, through July 29; Picturing New York/Picturing the South, through Sept. 2; Rising Up: Hale Woodruff's Murals from Talladega College, through Sept. 2; and Revisiting the South: Richard Misrach's Cancer Alley, through Oct. 7. Tu, W, F&Sa 10 am-5 pm, Th 10 am-8 pm, Su noon-5 pm. Adults $18, seniors and students $15, children 6-17 $11, under 6 free. http://bit.ly/STYnQ1

    1:44 CNN Studio Tour: See the fast-paced newsrooms of CNN's global headquarters. Guests get a bird's-eye view of the actual newsroom and a chance to be a weatherman or news anchor. Daily 9 am-5 pm; tours depart approximately every 10 minutes. Adults $15, seniors $14, children $10. http://bit.ly/MHklov

    1:56 Fernbank Museum of Natural History: One of the largest natural history museums south of the Smithsonian. The centerpiece is Giants of the Mesozoic, with skeletons of the world's largest dinosaurs. On special exhibit is The Scoop on Poop, which reveals what we can learn about animals by examining what they leave behind, through Sept. 3. M-Sa 10 am-5 pm, Su noon-5 pm. Adults $17.50, seniors and students $16.50, children ages 3-12 $15.50, 2 and under free; IMAX tickets not included in admission. http://bit.ly/NJJLkc

    2:08 Fountain of Rings: This 21-acre park, with inscribed bricks, the Fountain of Rings and sculptures, is a permanent legacy to the 1996 Olympic games. http://bit.ly/MHl0Gm

    2:23 Sun Dial Restaurant: This tri-level complex, including a revolving restaurant, a cocktail lounge and an observatory view level, sits atop the Westin Peachtree Plaza hotel, the tallest hotel in the Western Hemisphere. Live jazz Wednesday and Thursday nights from 6-11 pm. http://bit.ly/QjhGoj

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    12 thoughts on “10 Top Things to do in Atlanta GA attractions | CNN, Georgia Aquarium, Zoo Atlanta, Fox Theatre

    1. Picked only the Tourist Traps… sigh… Dad's Garage Improv Theater is hilarious. Little 5 points is interesting people and places and has the Vortex Bar and Grill WAY better food than the Varsity. Virginia Highlands has great shops, bars, and restaurants. And no mention of the night life in Buckhead. And don't forget Piedmont Park.

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