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Result Image PlaceholderAtlanta Botanical Garden
This peaceful oasis includes 30 acres of gardens, an urban forest, wildflower trails, the Dorothy Chapman Fuqua Conservatory and a 10,000 square-foot Fuqua Orchid Center. A charming bridge links the main gardens to the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Children’s Garden. The Garden also offers year-round special events, exhibits and workshops., 1345 Piedmont Ave. NE,  30309, Phone: 404-876-5859
Result Image PlaceholderAtlanta Braves and Turner Field
The Atlanta Braves regular season takes place April - September at Turner Field. The Braves Museum and Hall of Fame, also at Turner Field, features more than 600 Braves artifacts and photographs that trace the team’s history from its beginnings in Boston (1871-1952) to Milwaukee (1953-65) to Atlanta (1966-present). Both the Braves Museum and Turner Field are open year-round.

755 Hank Aaron Drive, Atlanta, GA 30315, For ticket information call (404) 522-7630
Result Image PlaceholderAtlanta History Center and Swan House---spectacular collections, includes the Atlanta History Museum, the 1845 Tullie Smith Farm house, the 1928 Swan House Mansion,  and 33 acres of gardens, gift shop, restaurant for lunch, 130 West Paces Ferry Road NW,,  Atlanta 30315, Phone: 404-814-4000

Result Image PlaceholderAtlanta University Center (AUC) and Historic West End
The West End historic district of Atlanta holds the country’s largest concentration of African-American colleges and is often referred to as the Atlanta University Center (AUC). The AUC is comprised of Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, Morehouse School of Medicine, and Spelman College. It is home to the Clark Atlanta University Art Gallery, Morehouse Chapel, Morehouse School of Medicine’s National Center for Primary Care, and the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art. The Historic West End community dates back to the 1830s and features restored period homes and Victorian cottages. Museums in the area include Hammonds House Galleries, known for its exhibitions of African-American and Haitian art, and The Wren’s Nest, home of Joel Chandler Harris who wrote the Uncle Remus stories.
BuckheadBuckhead---Atlanta boasts some of the most beautiful homes in the South. A trip to Atlanta is not complete without a trip “uptown” to Buckhead for Atlanta’s best in shopping. Dining in Buckhead has always topped the list for visitors to this luxurious community.(See Buckhead dining section, tour suggestions and your concierge)
Result Image PlaceholderCenter for Puppetry Arts
Center for Puppetry Arts is the largest organization in North America dedicated to the art of puppetry. The center offers performances from the Family Series and New Directions for adults. An interactive museum, Puppets: The Power of Wonder, is the largest puppetry museum in the United States.
Result Image PlaceholderThe Fox Theatre---Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this 1929 Moorish/Egyptian/Art Deco fantasy hosts a wide range of live performances, plus a summer movie series and year-round tours,, Phone: 404-881-2100
Result Image PlaceholderFernbank Museum of Natural History
Come face to face with the world’s largest dinosaurs, explore the development of life on Earth through the landscapes of present-day Georgia, connect with cultures from around the globe, engage in a variety of hands-on exhibits and enjoy the incredible 5-story experience of an IMAX® film. Don’t miss Martinis & IMAX®, Atlanta’s perfect mix of culture and cocktails offered every Friday (January - November). 767 Clifton Road NE,  Atlanta,  30307 Phone: 404-929-6300,
Result Image PlaceholderThe Georgia Aquarium
Dive into a one-of-a-kind aquatic experience at the world's largest aquarium, the Georgia Aquarium! Get up close with gentle whale sharks, toothy sand tiger sharks, graceful beluga whales, playful sea otters and aquatic animals from around the globe. With the largest collection of aquatic animals, you are sure to see things you've never seen before!
Result Image PlaceholderHigh Museum of Art
The High Museum of Art is the leading art museum in the southeast. Expect a broad, diverse selection of art comprising 19th/20th century American works, European paintings, decorative arts, African, African-American art, photography, and modern and contemporary art. The High is currently involved in a three-year partnership that brings treasures from the Musee du Louvre to the city.Now showing through August 23rd, Monet Water Lilies 1280 Peachtree Street NE, 30309  Phone: 404-733-HIGH
Result Image PlaceholderJimmy Carter Presidential Library---only Presidential Library in the southeast U.S., features an exact replica of the Oval Office, the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to President Jimmy Carter, exquisite state gifts and special exhibitions  Phone: 404-865-7100 Atlanta, 30307 Phone:404-614-2310 Atlanta, 30315 
Result Image PlaceholderMargaret Mitchell House and Museum---for those who are Gone With The Wind fans, tours feature the apartment where the book was written,  a movie museum and gift shop, two block historic site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places,, Atlanta 30309, Phone: 800-233-6401
Result Image PlaceholderStone Mountain Park---something for everyone, one price ticket gets you into all day attractions. Come early, stay late for fireworks and laser show, exceptional children’s area, antebellum plantation, civil war history and the world’s largest exposed granite with Confederate carving, Phone: 800-317-2006  Stone Mntn 30086
Result Image PlaceholderUnderground Atlanta
Six city blocks have been transformed into a spirited marketplace that offers historic guided tours, more than 100 specialty stores, Kenny’s Alley, the trendy hangout with exciting nightlife and restaurants, street-cart merchants and annual events. The Peach Drop, the largest New Year’s Eve celebration in the Southeast, St Patrick’s Day Festival, and Heritage Arts Festival are just a few of the special events that take place.
Wren's NestWren’s Nest---the Victorian home of Joel Chandler Harris and Br’er Rabbit, storytelling, tours, gift shop,    Atlanta, 30310  Phone: 404-753-7735
Result Image PlaceholderZoo Atlanta
Located in historic Grant Park, Zoo Atlanta features more than 200 species of animals from the African plains and Asian forests. See Bornean Sumatran orangutans, Asian small clawed otters and Sumatran tigers, plus a pair of Giant Pandas and a new panda cub. The Ford African Rain Forest houses one of the largest captive gorilla populations in North America with a total of 24 gorillas., 800 Cherokee Ave SE, Atlanta, 30315,Phone: 404-624-5600,

Great Georgia Getaways

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From Atlanta
Madison Georgia
1 Hour
Blue Ridge Train Ride, Appalachian Mountains
2 Hours
Savannah GA.
4 Hours
Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, GA
2 Hours
Little White House, FDR’s getaway, Warm Springs, Ga.
2 Hours
Macon GA.
1.5 Hours
Cleveland GA. Home of the Cabbage Patch Kids 
1.5 Hours
Brunswick & The Golden Isles, St. Simon's Isl.
5 Hours
CHATEAU ELAN WINERY---resort, golf
1 Hour

Atlanta City Tours

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City  Segway Tours, orientation of downtown 3-3 ½ hours
Atlanta Trolley Tour Line, LLC--Vintage style trolleys give tours of Atlanta with on and off stops.  
Gayot Travel, City Trips