Wanna get some entertaining education? Splash around the new Georga Aquarium in downtown Atlanta. Or check out one of the area’s many museums, such as the locomotive museum in Kennesaw or the Atlanta History Center. Curious about an Atlanta institution? Visit the World of Coca-Cola, the CNN Center, Fox Theatre or the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site.
Of course, there’s always the zoo, the park, the gardens, the puppetry center …
The puppetry center? Sure. Read on.
STOP BY (AT LEAST)
|Centennial Olympic Park
at Marietta Street
Dome/Philips Arena. 404-222-7275
|Engraved brick pathways and the famous Olympic Rings fountain make this park a great place to meet, catch an occasional free concert or just take in an interesting ground-level view of downtown and Midtown. During the winter holidays you can go skating; in the summer the kids will love cooling off in the fountain. Hours: 7 a.m.-11 p.m. daily. www.centennialpark.com|
391 W. Paces Ferry Road N.W.
|After taking a tour of the 30-room Greek Revival mansion, drive east or west on West Paces Ferry to see some of Atlanta’s most exquisite and extravagant homes. 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Tuesday-Thursday. www.gov.state.ga.us|
|The King Center
449 Auburn Ave. MARTA station: King Memorial
|Across the street from the historic site operated by the National Park Service is the privately operated memorial and gravesite of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., established in 1968 by his widow, Coretta Scott King. Even if you don’t go inside to see the collection of King’s personal effects, you should spend a quiet moment at his crypt. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. www.thekingcenter.org|