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Atlanta Georgia attractions for you
Atlanta the capital of Georgia is one of the most populous cities in the United States. It is also the ninth largest metropolitan city in the United States. Atlanta lies in the Foreland in the southern foothills of the Piedmont plateau between the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic on a watershed. Originally the city was planned as a railway junction, but rapid development converted it into a very important commercial town. Those visiting Atlanta Georgia attractions should not hope to find it as a romantic city. It is rather a huge and vibrant American city with a typical southern charm.
Atlanta Historic Centre
The history centre of Atlanta is a colossal building that puts together the Kenan Research Centre, Swan House, Atlanta History Museum as well as the Centennial Olympic Games Museum along with several historic gardens. These museums feature changing of exhibitions, but the topic remains permanent that is Folk Art of the South, American Civil War and other exhibits that are related to the history of Atlanta. The historic houses that are present, offer tourists with a glimpse of time periods ranging from 1860s to 1920s.The Margaret Mitchell House contains the apartment where he wrote the famous “Gone with the Wind”. You can also take a guided tour to look at his room.
The Fox Theatre
Built in the 1950s the Fox Theatre was considered as the Yaarab Temple Shrine Mosque. It had an extremely elegant Arabian tuned design. It has faced varied history, with problems during the Great Depression. But it has always being loved by people since its construction. The interior needed serious restoration work to preserve its look as it was in 1929.Each year the concert holds hundreds of performances from ballets to rock concerts, operas and movies. There are also two ballrooms, namely the Grand Salon and Egyptian Ballroom. Both of these beautiful ballrooms have been well restored.
World of Coca-Cola
A chemist named Dr John Pemberton devised a kind of syrup in 1886 which relieves headaches. A friend of his then combined it with water and carbonic acid which resulted in the world’s most famous popular soft drink. The world of Coca-Cola illustrates the tourists with its history as well as the progress of this world famous drink.
Fernbank Museum of Natural History
The Fernbank Museum of Natural History was opened in 1992. It not only portrays the natural history of Georgia but also scientific and technical phenomenon with the help of modern techniques. The exhibition of huge dinosaur statues at the entrance and dinosaur skeletons in the Great Hall is the most spectacular ones. There are more entertaining as well as interactive displays of “Sensing Nature”. You can also see other interesting exhibitions on the natural history of cultures from other parts of the world as well as local landscape. When you walk through it note that the floors of this museum are made of limestone titles that are embedded with fossils. It’s for sure that Atlanta is a commercial hub but it has also become a sightseer’s dream.