Thing to do in Atlanta Georgia

Atlanta's great attractions

Attractions

American Adventures
250 Cobb Parkway, North
Marietta  GA  30062
Phone: (770) 424-9283
Fax: (770) 424-7565

American Adventures features 15 amusement rides age-appropriate for young children up to age 12, plus the amazing 3-story Foam Factory indoor attraction, plus mini golf and go-cart racing and an arcade. Group packages available. All-attraction Fun Passes for parents and toddlers under 36" tall are $4 + tax. For children 36" and taller - $15 + tax. Foam Factory only admission for parents and toddlers under 36" is $3 + tax. For children 36" and taller $6 + tax.


Appalachian Wildwaters/USA Raft
Route 1, Box 315
Benton  TN  37307
Phone: (423) 338-2381
Fax: (423) 338-8604
Toll Free: 800-USA-RAFT

Offers rafting on nine rivers including the Ocoee, Pigeon, Nantahala, Nolichucky, and French Broad. Appalachian Wildwaters offers premier rafting experiences on the New, Gauley, Cheat, Tygart, and Youghiogheny rivers of West Virginia.


Atlanta Dragway
500 East Ridgeway Road
Commerce  GA  30529
Phone: (770) 682-3782
Fax: (706) 335-7135
AtlantaDragway@aol.com

Atlanta Dragway - One of Drag Racing's premier facilities, attracting nearly a half million spectators and 4,000 race teams annually.


Atlanta Motor Speedway
1500 Tara Place, Hwy. 19/41
Hampton  GA  30228
Phone: (770) 946-3966
Fax: (770) 707-7492
amsadmin@atlantarace.com

Tour the famous Atlanta Motor Speedway and glimpse behind the scenes of one of the premier motor sports facilities in the country. Daily tours $3.


Blue Ridge Scenic Railway
241 Depot Street
Blue Ridge  GA  30513
Phone: (706) 632-9833
Fax: (706) 258-2756
Toll Free: 800-934-1898
brscenic@tds.net

Just a short drive north of Atlanta. . . Catch the train and ride in vintage cars for a 26-mile round trip along the beautiful Toccoa River.


Centennial Olympic Park
265 Luckie Street, NW
Atlanta  GA  30313
Phone: (404) 223-4412
Fax: (404) 223-4499

Located in the heart of downtown Atlanta is a 21-acre legacy from the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games. Open daily from 7 a.m.-11 p.m. Visit The Fountain of Rings, the world's largest fountain utilizing the Olympic symbol of five interconnecting rings with 25 water jets. There are four 20 minute shows daily: 12:30, 3:30, 6:30 & 9 p.m.


Chateau Elan Winery & Resort
100 Rue Charlemagne
Braselton  GA  30517
Phone: (678) 425-0900
Fax: (678) 425-6000
Toll Free: 800-233-WINE
chateau@chateauelan.com

A 16th century-style French Chateau is the focal point of this 3,500-acre resort which contains vineyards, winery, 3 championship golf courses, Inn and Conference Center. European-style health spa and tennis center.


CNN Center
One CNN Center
Atlanta  GA  30303-2705
Phone: (404) 827-2491
Fax: (404) 827-3405
turnerproperties@turner.com

Newly renovated CNN Center is the global headquarters of Turner Broadcasting System & home to CNN's international news networks. Take the CNN Studio Tour, or, help make headlines on CNN TalkBack Live, a live, interactive town meeting telecast weekdays at 3 p.m. Tickets to the show are free & available on the day of the show on a first-come, first-served basis. The CNN Center complex houses various eateries & specialty stores. Located across from Centennial Olympic Park. MARTA: Dome/GWCC/Philips Arena/CNN Center Station.


ESPN Zone Atlanta
3030 Peachtree Road
Atlanta  GA  30305
Phone: (404) 682-3776
Fax: (404) 682-3795

The ultimate sports themed dining and entertainment complex.


Foam Factory, The
250 Cobb Parkway North
Marietta  GA  30062
Phone: (770) 424-9283

World's largest indoor family fun house featuring more than 50,000 foam balls which are moved around a three-story arena through more than 80 catapults, launchers, suction tubes, blasters, and "manual" energy. Also fling art, foam airball, mazes, 3-story net crawls, slides and obstacles, and Gust Games. $7.99 kids and $1.99 parents; or, pass for all rides and attractions at American Adventures next door plus Foam Factory, $14.99 kids, $2.99 parents; $4.99 toddlers. Field trips, parties, Pre-schooler-only days Mondays & Tuesdays 10-3. Open daily year round.


Georgia Dome
One Georgia Dome Drive, N.W.
Atlanta  GA  30313-1591
Phone: (404) 223-9200
Fax: (404) 223-8011

The world's largest cable-supported dome offers hosted group tours by reservation. Come see the site of the 1994 & 2000 Super Bowls. Visit the venue that hosted gymnastics & basketball for the 1996 Summer Olympics. Tours are available by calling (404) 223-8600. See the Georgia Dome, the South's Magnificent Showplace. MARTA: Exit at the Philips/GWCC/Dome or Vine City station on Westbound line.


Kangaroo Conservation Center
222 Bailey-Waters Road
Dawsonville  GA  30534
Phone: (706) 265-6100
Fax: (706) 265-6261
roofarm@aol.com

Entertaining & educational guided tours of the largest Kangaroo collection outside Australia. By reservation only spring thru fall. 87-acre mountain setting, close to Atlanta. Adults: $22.50; Children (8-18) $17.50.


Philips Arena
One Philips Drive
Atlanta  GA  30303
Phone: (404) 878-3000
Fax: (404) 878-3170
Toll Free: 800-326-4000

The Philips Arena is a state of the art multi-purpose sports & entertainment complex. Home to the NBA Atlanta Hawks & the NHL Atlanta Thrashers. The arena is full of Philips technology. The Thrashers Nest, an interactive area for fans, includes the 10,000-square-foot Philips Experience, which lets fans try out Philips products. Fans also can keep tabs on the game by watching one of the 624 Philips TVs throughout the arena.


Six Flags Over Georgia
275 Riverside Parkway, SE
Austell  GA  30168
Phone: (770) 948-9290
Fax: (770) 732-3061
mtanner@sftp.com

The South's premier 331-acre family theme park with heart-pounding thrill rides, broadway-style shows & attractions. Join Six Flags Over Georgia in 2002 to celebrate family fun for all ages! Open weekends, spring and fall, daily during the summer.


Stone Mountain Park
Highway 78 East - P.O. Box 778
Stone Mountain  GA  30086
Phone: (770) 498-5600
Fax: (770) 498-5735
Toll Free: 800-317-2006

Georgia's number one attraction, only 16 miles from Downtown Atlanta. Confederate carving on a 1,685 high granite mountain, Antebellum Plantation, Skylift, Train, Golf. New for 2002: Crossroads - Demonstration Crafts 4-D Theater. Laser Show.


Sun Dial Restaurant, Bar and View
Westin Peachtree Plaza
Atlanta  GA  30303-1745
Phone: (404) 589-7506
Fax: (404) 654-8156

(DTN)"Atlanta's Best View of Atlanta" featuring a Scenic Glass Elevator ride, panoramic view of the city, self-guided walking tour, and telescopes that bring distant sights closer. Admission: $5 adults, $2.50 children and seniors. Hours: Lunch 11:30-2:30 p.m. Mon.-Sun.; Dinner Sun.-Th. 6 p.m.-11:30 p.m., Fri.& Sat. 5:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Live Jazz by the Mose Davis Trio nightly from 8 p.m.


Thunder Road USA/Georgia Racing Hall of Fame
415 Highway 53 East
Dawsonville  GA  30534
Phone: (706) 216-RACE
Fax: (706) 265-5081
trusa@alltel.net

50,000 sf. of immersive theaters & state-of-the-art interactives set in a park-like setting on 44 acres commemorating the people who define motorsports. Open fall 2000.


Turner Field
755 Hank Aaron Drive
Atlanta  GA  30312
Phone: (404) 522-7630

Home of the Atlanta Braves, named after Braves owner R. E. "Ted" Turner, it offers something for baseball fans of all ages. Check out The Plaza, Turner Field's unique entry and you might want to take a trip through Braves history at the Braves Museum. Turner Field is also an exciting and unique atmosphere for your special event.


Underground Atlanta
50 Upper Alabama St., Suite 007
Atlanta  GA  30303
Phone: (404) 523-2311
Fax: (404) 523-0507

Six city blocks in the heart of Atlanta have been transformed into a spirited urban marketplace featuring 12 spectacular restaurants, over 100 specialty shops, and entertainment emporiums, as well as street-cart merchants. Shops open Monday-Saturday 10am-9:30pm, Sunday noon-6pm. MARTA: Entrance located opposite Five Points station.


Virtual World Simulations
1303 J Parker Road
Conyers  GA  30094
Phone: (770) 761-3836
Fax: (770) 922-7055
Toll Free: 1-888-385-0523
conyersjmm@aol.com

The first indoor golf facility in the southeast with over 30 PGA Championship Courses! Bring your own clubs & balls or use ours at no additional charge!


World of Coca-Cola
55 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive
Atlanta  GA  30303-3505
Phone: (404) 676-5151
Fax: (404) 676-5432

The story of Coca-Cola is told through fascinating exhibits, an eye-popping collection of memorabilia, classic radio and television ads, a fanciful representation of the bottling process and a futuristic soda fountain. Adjacent to Underground Atlanta. Open Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sun. noon - 6 p.m. Closed Easter, Thanksgiving, December 25, and 5 p.m., December 31. Admission: Adults $6, Senior Citizens 55+, $4, Children 6-11, $3 and children under 5 free with an adult admission. MARTA: Five Points Station.


Zoo Atlanta
800 Cherokee Avenue, S.E.
Atlanta  GA  30315
Phone: (404) 624-5600
Fax: (404) 627-7514
webmaster@zooatlanta.org

Don't miss the Giant Pandas of Chengdu, now open! See gorillas, orangutans, tigers, lions, giraffes, elephants, birds & more in natural habitats. Open Monday-Sunday 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (5:30 p.m. on weekends) Grounds remain open 1 hour after admissions close. Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year's Day. Admission: adults $16, senior citizens (55+) $12, children ages 3-11 $11, children under 3 & Zoo members free. Free parking. MARTA: Bus 105 from West End or Bus 97 from Five Points.