Atlanta is the capital of Georgia. It played an important part in both the Civil War and the 1960s Civil Rights Movement. Below are some suggestions of things to do in and around Atalanta. For more ideas, check out the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau. Also visit the State of Georgia tourism website.
- Perimeter Mall is located near the hotel, drive or see the hotel concierge for arranging a ride.
- Stone Mountain Park encompasses 3200 acres of natural beauty and offers a wide variety of family-friendly activities, including a cable car ride to the top of the mountain with amazing views and many recreational options.
- Legoland Discovery Center is designed specifically for children aged 3-10 years to enjoy, with everything kid-sized. Adults must be acccompanied by a child.
- CNN Studio Tours: Get an inside look at how a live broadcast is produced and sent to viewers all over the world. You will also get a more in-depth look at how the world’s largest news organization operates.
- College Football Hall of Fame was established in 1951 to immortalize the greatest players and coaches as positive role models for future generations.
- National Center for Civil and Human Rights: Explore the story of the American Civil Rights Movement told through original works of art, music, videos, artifacts and dynamic interactive experiences.
- Skyview Atlanta is a giant Ferris wheel towering nearly 20 stories over Centennial Park with climate controlled gondolas and breathtaking panoranic views of downtown Atlanta.
- Atlanta Movie Tours is where you can discover Georgia's booming film industry.
- Georgia Aqaurium, experience the world beneath the waves. Tens of thousands of animals call Georgia Aquarium home. See them for yourself.
- Atlanta Zoo: Whether you’re looking for behind-the-scenes Wild Encounters, a leisurely stroll through the all-new African Savanna or a Scaly Slimy Spectacular experience, Zoo Atlanta offers something for everyone, including a range of fun opportunities for kids.
- Atlanta Botanical Garden, as the Garden evolves, it's never the same place twice. Find out what’s on the calendar.
- Children's Museum of Atlanta: Kids and grown-ups alike will love the 3,000-square-foot Children’s Museum of Atlanta. Climb through the layers of Earth, journey across the continents, deliver food from farm to table, then build or paint a masterpiece, all before storytime!
- The World of Coca-Cola: Spend the day interacting with multiple exhibits, learning about the storied history of the iconic beverage brand, and sampling more than 100 different beverages from around the world.
- Atlanta History Center Museum, including the famous Atlanta Cyclorama, the moving depiction of the 1864 Battle of Atlanta. This museum is a stop on the Reunion's Friday bus tour, but you may want to spend more time exploring all the museum has to offer or visit Sunday, after the Reunion.
- Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum includes photographs and historical memorabilia from the Carter presidency (1977 - 1981). A visit on Saturday is an option for those who wish to car pool. Sign up on the Reunion Registration Form but pay your admission at the entrance.
- The Delta Flight Museum is an aviation and corporate museum located in Atlanta, Georgia, United States, near the airline's main hub, Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The museum has interactive exhibits, historic aircraft dating back to the 1920s, 737 flight simulator, and more.
- Fernbank Museum of Natural History: Come face-to-face with the world's largest dinosaurs, explore the development of life on Earth through the landscapes of present-day Georgia, connect with cultures from around the world, and more as you explore Fernbank's permanent exhibits.
- High Museum of Art: With more than 15,000 works of art in its permanent collection, the High has an extensive anthology of nineteenth- and twentieth-century American and decorative art; significant holdings of European paintings; a growing collection of African American art; and collections of modern and contemporary art, photography, folk and self taught art, and African art.
- Michael C. Carlos Museum is an art museum located in Atlanta on the historic quadrangle of Emory University's main campus. The Carlos Museum has the largest ancient art collections in the Southeast, including objects from ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, the Near East, Africa and the ancient Americas.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park: Visitors will find the places where Dr. King was born, lived, worked and worshiped. The park consists of dozens of historic buildings -- most of them built between 1890 and 1920 -- spread over 38 acres near downtown Atlanta. Many of these homes and institutions were a part of Dr. King’s early and adult years. The National Park Service Visitor Center is where most people begin their visit.
- Historic Oakland Cemetery is a 48 acre park where many of the city's most noted citizens are buried. It is a peaceful oasis filled with history, art, architecture, and local lore in the heart of a bustling city. It is Atlanta’s third-largest public green space, with many of the city’s finest and most interesting specimens of trees, shrubs, and flowers. You’ll find families enjoying picnics, neighbors walking dogs, and visitors exploring. There is even a visitors center and museum shop.