A really big rock of granite east of the city, Stone Mountain has good and bad past references.....They used to have KKK meetings at the top back in the bad old days, and lots of Civil War stuff... more
Atlanta beginnings as a railroad town center around the depot. Alabama Street, between Peachtree Street and Central Avenue, was the city's center and much of Atlanta’s history stems and continues to... more
I won a VIP tour through the Coke World via an auction locally, and got a great tour through the facility---my favorites were the old TV commercials, the free old-timey bottle, and the free tastes at... more
This is a downtown park which has a lot going for it, especially these fountains in the summer---a great place, free, to take the kids when in town for some energy releasing fun...There are places to... more
We got tickets to see the Braves vs Nationals at Turner Field while in town. We sat in the outfield behind the right foul pole, and seats were $23 each, a little expensive considering the obstructed... more
One of the reasons for my visit to Atlanta this year was to speak at a seminar occuring in the CNN center in Atlanta. Since I was already going to be onsite at the center, I decided to take the inside... more
The Center was established in 1968 by Coretta Scott King and has tours, films, exhibits and much more with all the History of Segregation Times on view.
Right off the Interstate with easy parking... more
It was recently created with the strong coordination of the chairman of Home Depot in 2005 (and with $320 million-most donated by him), to feature and present attractions to downtown Atlanta. The... more
The best part of our new zoo is the new ape habitat and also the lions areas....really much better than alot of zoos around the world---more natural looking than just bars. The snake and reptile house... more
It's kind of hard to explain but it is a Mural designed to be viewed in the round. You sit in what is like a theatre but the seats move around the painting. The painting itself is of the civil war... more
The Georgia State Capitol Building was constructed in the 1890's and is open to the public on Mondays-Fridays from 8AM to 5PM and closed on weekends. There are tours you can take through the building... more
This is one of the premier Museums in the USA, and I am proud to say that my Great grandfather J.J.Haverty donated his American art collection to help found the museum which now has famed architects'... more
Gone With The Wind author Margaret Mitchell wrote her most famous southern story here in downtown Atlanta near the corner of Peachtree and 10th St. You can get a tour of the house and see a GWTW movie... more
Just had a nice trip to the gardens with my girlfriend, lots of spring flowers in bloom like tulips, rhododendrons, daffodils and much more---they also had an Orchid show with lots for sale and more... more
This is a natural history museum, a planetarium, a virgin forest trail with a waterfall, an education facility for local schools, an observatory and more at this wonderful spot in the middle of... more
The Jimmy Carter Library and Museuam is located on the Carter Center grounds---also there are gardens open to the public. Located about a mile and a half east of Atlanta, they are one of the largest... more
Atlanta’s history, to a large degree, can be viewed at Oakland Cemetery. Here is the final resting place of many famous, as well as little-known or unknown, leaders and shapers of the city, including... more
For the Nascar fans, and even those who don't have an ounce of interest like myself, going to the race is a fun event. The Atlanta Motor Speedway is located about 30 minutes from downtown Atlanta in... more
The Varsity is a famous place to visit when you are in Atlanta.
The restaurant is next to Ga Tech and was started by a tech dropout. Greasy stuff but boy is it good. You can go to the drive up in... more
The battle here between General Sherman and General Johnston went on over a large area for 13 days. The Confederates held up the attacks by fortifying the mountain top with cannon. Eventually the... more
Since 1932 a Coca Cola sign has stood in the same spot and has earned being called one of Atlanta's landmark. In 2003 the sign was replaced with new version commemorating the company's 117th birthday... more
The Chattahoochie River runs through it. There are a lot of activities throughout the year on the river by locals and visitors who like to river raft or float, or fish. The other linchpin for the area...
Atlanta is a huge Metroplex with quite a few suburbs, such as Marietta, my home, but we all consider ourselves Atlantans, too. The Hiway 285 is a big circle around the main parts of the city, and most...
Atlanta’s first residences were the Archaic Indians who lived in this area as far back as 6000BC and were known as the Moundbuilders. These Moundbuilders may have been ancestors of the Creek Indians...
Most people (including myself) do not think of Atlanta as a great center for art and culture. However, in recent years there have been some really significant developments. The High Museum of Art has...