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Things to Do: Atlanta Attractions

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Creative Loafing is an intensely local guide. We've been publishing a newspaper in the area since 1972 and just about all of the culture has been reported in the newspaper or on this website.

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A mere 20 miles north of Downtown Atlanta, you can rent canoes, kayaks and — for the truly lazy at heart — inflatable tubes for drifting down the mellow Chattahoochee River. Depending on how long you want to float, you can start your trip in Roswell, Marietta or Sandy Springs. Really, it's one of th... | more...

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Presidential Library system and museum with special exhibitions and a permanent collection that features photographs and historic memorabilia from the Carter administration. | more...

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Ivy Hall is the writing and cultural arts center of SCAD Atlanta and sits on a small hilltop at the corner of Ponce de Leon and Piedmont avenues. Also known as the Peters House, it is one of the first homes in Georgia thought to fully embody the Queen Anne-Victorian architectural style. The building... | more...

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The Youth Museum is a non-profit educational center offering imaginative tours for elementary and middle school classes. Located in a natural setting, the Youth Museum's property is adjacent to the Cheatham Hill area of Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, three miles west of the Marietta Sq... | more...

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Visit one of the oldest homes in the Atlanta area and experience life for a middle class family living in antebellum Georgia. Home to the Root family from 1845 to 1886, the Root House is more typical of its time and place than the grand plantations and columned mansions popularized by Gone With the ... | more...

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Although Anderson and Soledad work in the Time Warner Center in Manhattan, you can still see where Ted reinvented the news business on a 55-minute tour. $10-$13 | more...

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Folk Art Park pays homage to the rich and deep tradition of Southern folk art. Ranging from a large-scale installation based on quilt-making to environments drawn from the visionary worlds of artists such as Lonnie Holley and Howard Finster, Folk Art Park reclaims the cement islands created by two f... | more...

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For 150 years, White Oak Pastures farms organic produce, dairy, and meat for the Georgia communities to enjoy. Organic, sustainable, and plentiful crops retain the mission of the farm: high-quality, homemade, and down-home tradition.


Hours: Monday - Friday 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.- 6 p.m., S... | more...

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The new soda-pop museum, next to Centennial Olympic Park, is slicker than the old one — but still basically a big interactive commercial that you pay to watch. It features free samples of various international flavors of the company's sugar water, a mini-bottling line, and Coke-themed pop art. | more...

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Founded in 1926, the center includes the Atlanta History Museum featuring signature and traveling exhibitions, the Smith Family Farm, the 1928 Swan House mansion, research archives/special libraries, and 22 acres of gardens. | more...

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The house where much of Gone with the Wind was written beckons to tourists and native Atlantans alike who want to understand more about the author of the most popular novel of all time. The house also plays an important part in keeping Atlanta's literary scene alive through regular events with local... | more...

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The Marietta 'Gone with the Wind' Museum at historic Brumby Hall is a walk back in time. A refreshing must-see stop for all fans of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and Academy Award-winning movie. The museum is often mentioned as one of the top stops for tourists wanting to explore the South's ant... | more...

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This museum features two trains in the exhibit hall, more than 70 pieces of retired railway rolling stock, and train rides aboard restored cabooses. | more...

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The zoo houses more than 1,400 animals, including elephants, Sumatran tigers, black rhinos, zebras, and Chantek, the first orangutan to use sign language. And did we mention pandas? | more...

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The Braves open the new Spring training facility just South of Sarasota, FL in March, 2019

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