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Two Best Attractions in Atlanta

Best Destinations, Travel Tips - Amanda - November 12, 2015

Check out the following two best attractions in Atlanta:

The Georgia Aquarium

Atlanta’s newest best attraction must be the Georgia Aquarium. Completed in 2005, the aquarium occupies a whole square block in the middle of downtown Atlanta and houses over 5 hundred species of animal, together with many others kinds of fish, mammal, and marine invertebrate. The complex is helpfully broken into many completely different exhibits based on the habitat of the animals featured within: one exhibit contains stream dwellers, and another options marine animals native to Georgia.

Georgia AquariumThe most famous attraction at the Georgia Aquarium is probably the dolphin show. The aquarium houses eleven bottlenose dolphins and runs acrobatic shows for aquarium guests on a daily. The aquarium conjointly contains four beluga whales and 4 monstrously huge whale sharks. If you’re traveling with kids, the Georgia Aquarium is the excellent selection for for a day out in Atlanta – it offers children a rare combination of entertainment and education that they won’t soon forget.

World of Coca-Cola

Situated just outside of the Georgia Aquarium at Pemberton Place in downtown Atlanta, the World of Coca-Cola is one of the most popular places to visit in Atlanta. There are many interactive exhibits that you can visit with your family and friends. Moreover, there are a 4D Theater and you can watch a real, live Coca-Cola bottling line.
The highlight for everybody is definitely the tasting room, where everyone can sample about 60 different sodas from all parts of the world. You kids will certainly love this place! Admission prices are around $16 for adults and $12 for children.

Coca-ColaWhile Atlanta might not have the international recognition or name of a New York or a Washington, neither is it a mere air traffic hub. This American city contains many fascinating and distinctive sights for the person willing to seek them out. The next time you’re in Atlanta, try to take some time out and experience the city to its fullest extent.


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Stone Mountain is an Excellent Attraction

Best Destinations, World Travel - Amanda - November 7, 2015

One of the foremost placing features of the greater Atlanta area, Stone Mountain is an Excellent attraction for kid and adult alike. The “mountain” itself doesn’t appear as if a traditional mountain – it’s no peaks, it rises a mere one,600 feet above sea level, and it is made entirely of stone,therefore the name. Guests typically compare the mountain to an enormous rock, and this comparison is more or less correct. Stone Mountain is, in fact, a quartz monzonite formed hundreds of millions of years ago. The mountain encompasses a steep face on one side and a shallow sloping face on the other, the latter of that contains an especially well-liked walking path resulting in the highest. If you propose on visiting Stone Mountain and physically able, walking to the top of the mountain is a must – the trail gives visitors an up-close look at the mountain itself, and the summit offers a impressive view of Atlanta and its surroundings.

Stone MountainMuch more recently, the residents of Georgia created their own mark on the mountain in the form of a enormous carving. The steep face of Stone Mountain bears a bas-relief of former Confederate president Jefferson Davis and Generals Robert E. Lee and Jackson. The bas-relief was graven throughout the Sixties and 70s and is that the largest Confederate memorial in the South.whereas feelings about the Civil War and its causes are naturally difficult by historical fact and the dramatic cultural changes of the past 150 years, most guests can most likely take an interest in the craft and the sheer size of the carving.

This open-air museum is easily missed, located as it is on a side leading faraway from the mountain, tourists interested in antebellum and Civil War history won’t want to miss it. This “plantation” consists of many antebellum homes and buildings transported from around Georgia to one spot. These structures used to house citizen and slave alike and served all kinds of other purposes, but they they currently fulfill a new role as memorials to a long-ago period of the nation’s history. The Plantation costs extra money to visit on top of the ten dollar ticket into Stone Mountain Park, but the expense is well worth the it.


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