Nature's most beautiful attractions are in bloom at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. This 30-acre expanse is home to a collection of gardens, including a rose garden, a garden featuring edibles like fruits and vegetables, a conservation garden, a garden featuring water plants and many others. The botanical gardens are sure to be the most colorful attraction you see in Atlanta.
Explore the history of the city at the Atlanta History Center. The museum features rotating and traveling exhibits, and houses six permanent exhibits that showcase relevant points in Atlanta history. Events and time periods spotlighted include the city's expansion from a rural area to a metropolis, the Civil Rights Movement in the city, and the city during the Civil War. The Atlanta History Center boasts one of the largest collections of Civil War artifacts in the world. This museum and attraction also has historic homes and gardens on its grounds, and has been teaching the public about Atlanta's history since 1926.
Take some time to enjoy the sights of Centennial Olympic Park in downtown Atlanta. The park was built to commemorate the city playing host to the Centennial 1996 Summer Olympics, and features several sculptures and the beautiful Fountain of Rings. While you're in the park, explore the surrounding areas. You will run into some of Atlanta's major attractions like the CNN Center and the Georgia Aquarium.
Take the kids to the Center for Puppetry Arts for a closer look at one of the main forms of child entertainment. Check out the center's museum to see how puppets are made, and get a look at some of famous puppeteer Jim Henson's work while learning about his legacy in the puppet world. After exploring the museum's attractions, watch a puppet production of stories like The Ugly Duckling, The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow, and Peter Pan.
Make sure your kids get their daily dose of education by taking the family to Imagine It! The Children's Museum of Atlanta. This museum is full of hands-on exhibits and attractions like Leaping into Learning and Let Your Creativity Flow, which both feature interactive activities and fun games for families.
Tour the studios of one of the world's news leaders at the CNN Center. On a tour of the facilities and its attractions you will get to see a working replica of the station's Control Room. From the CNN Overlook you'll see the newsroom in action. You'll get to experience important points in history through the words of CNN's most successful anchors. The news giant's headquarters are located in downtown Atlanta near Centennial Olympic Park.
Get your fill of nature and its greatest creatures at the Cochran Mill Nature Center. The center provides education on a variety of topics involving animals, their habitats, and our environment. Cochran Mill also aids with wildlife rehabilitation, taking in injured animals and nursing them back to health when possible, and permanently housing them when unable to return to the wild. If you're a true animal and nature lover looking for an experience with the wild outside of the zoo, you won't want to pass up a visit to this attraction.
Set out on an educational adventure through our planet's history at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History. You'll learn about the Earth's development, the natural environment of Georgia, the mysterious life and death of dinosaurs, and much more. Fernbank Museum offers engaging exhibits and attractions the whole family will love.
Go on an undersea excursion without ever getting wet on a trip to the Georgia Aquarium, the world's largest aquarium. Check out exhibits and attractions like Ocean Voyager and River Scout to get a closer look at saltwater and freshwater fish. Throughout your exploration of the aquarium, you'll see creatures like beluga whales, sea horses, whale sharks, sea turtles, a variety of tropical fish, dolphins and hundreds more.
If you're an aspiring politician, or maybe just a fan of our 39th President, check out the Jimmy Carter Library and Museum. The museum showcases important materials from the Carter Administration, comprising a collection of about 27 million pages of government documents, 500,000 photos, 40,000 objects and more. Other features at this presidential attraction include a replica of the Oval Office and an occasional appearance by President Carter's Nobel Peace Prize.
What will you build? With over 3 million LEGO® bricks to choose from at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Atlanta, get your creative juices flowing as you explore the indoor, family attraction offering play areas, rides, 4D cinema experiences, Master Model Builder Workshops and more. Discover your favorite Georgia buildings made entirely out of LEGO® and try to guess how many bricks each building is made from. Spend a day with the kids (3-12 years) as you jump into a giant box of LEGO® bricks at LEGOLAND® Disocvery Center Atlanta.
Travel back in time and feast like knights of the round table during a family meal at the Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament. This unique dinner theater is housed in a replica of an 11th century Spanish castle, and during your family feast, you'll see knights in shining armor dueling in sword fights, jousting, and other medieval games. A dinner at this one-of-a-kind attraction won't soon be forgotten.
Pack a family picnic for a day at Piedmont Park. This Midtown Atlanta destination offers plenty of activities for a family day spent outdoors, including basketball, swimming, fishing, tennis, a playground and more. Special features of Piedmont Park are the Six Springs Wetlands, and Legacy Fountains. The park is also situated near other Atlanta attractions like the Botanical Gardens.
Head out on a family excursion to Six Flags White Water for some wet-n-wild fun. You'll find 70 acres of water rides and attractions like Dragon's Tail and The Cliffhanger for thrill seekers, and Buccaneer Bay and Tree House Island for kids. Get ready to make some memories at one of Atlanta's most fun destinations, and don't forget the sunscreen!
Learn everything you ever wanted to know about your favorite soda at World of Coca-Cola. The kids can get their hands on interactive exhibits and attractions throughout the museum, and the whole family can explore the history of one of the world's biggest corporations. While you're there, you'll see a chronicled exhibition of the company's impact on pop-culture, and a live demonstration of how the drink is bottled.
Hang out with your favorite animals at Zoo Atlanta. Through the zoo's exhibits and attractions, you'll explore the natural habitats of wild animals like tigers, elephants, giraffes, zebras, alligators, orangutans, and pandas. Zoo Atlanta is one of only four U.S. Zoological parks that house giant pandas. You'll get your fill of nature and family time on your visit to the zoo.