Georgia Things to Do

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    by rexvaughan
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    by rexvaughan
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Georgia Things to Do

  • Stone Mountain

    Atlanta Things to Do

    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 happened around there, but it is a gorgeous hunk of rock for climbing, boating in the lake, fishing, sightseeing, a train ride and a laser show in the...

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  • River Street (Riverfront)

    Savannah Things to Do

    I've never loved a city like Savannah. Savannah has so much to offer but it's history is not told correctly. Yes the cobblestones are nice the shops are lovely but what about those cobblestones and the shops, they have stories to tell... Who put those cobblestones on Riverstreet, what were those shops before they moved into the location. The answer...

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  • Rock Eagle Mound

    Eatonton Things to Do

    Shaped like a prone bird, the Rock Eagle Mound is a stone effigy. Measuring eight feet high at the breast and consisting entirely of milky quartz rocks, it was probably built about 2,000 years ago by Native Americans. The head of the Eagle faces due East, towards the Sunrise. Many believe it was built for religious or ceremonial purposes. The...

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  • Providence Canyon

    Georgia Things to Do

    Providence Canyon is sometimes called Georgia's "Little Grand Canyon". Unlike the real grand canyon which was formed by the erosion caused by the Colorado River this was caused by poor farming practices. Providence Canyon is considered one of the geological wonders of the southeastern United States. Providence Canyon State Park offers camping,...

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  • World of Coca-Cola

    4 out of 5 stars

    Atlanta Things to Do

    We had a lot of fun here. Our $16/adult admissions were comped by redeeming MyCokeRewards points, but you can get discount coupons at the visitors center if you do not belong to that program. This museum/homage to Coca-Cola and it's history really appealed to the collector in both my husband and myself. The vast amounts of memorabilia is...

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  • Ghost Tours

    Savannah Things to Do

    I took the Uncensored Zombies Tour with Tobias McGriff in July, 2011 and it was the highlight of my trip. The one thing I heard about Blue Orb when I was researching what tour to take was it was the "Creepiest and most credible". I have to say it lived up to the hype. Tobias is really a master storyteller, has a great sense of humor, can handle...

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  • Underground

    2 out of 5 stars

    Atlanta Things to Do

    I have a memory many years ago of Underground Atlanta having lots of unique shops and restaurants, with the cool sensation of being underground on a street. When we recently returned, I was disappointed to find the unique shops being mostly gone and replaced with strip-mall type stores. I found chain restaurants. The sensation of being underground...

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  • Forsyth Park

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Savannah Things to Do

    Forsyth Park is a grand park in the historic district of Savannah. It was the first big park to be created in Savannah. The huge decorative fountain was originally put in place in 1850. There are many benches to sit and rest under the giant oaks covered with Spanish moss. It is a majestic and beautiful park that is a must see during your time in...

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  • Centennial Park

    4 out of 5 stars

    Atlanta Things to Do

    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 eat close by as well, so make an afternoon of it. Sometimes they have concerts here---I have seen Tito Puente and others in the past.

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  • Trolley and Carriage Tours

    Savannah Things to Do

    The Old Town Trolley is a fun and enjoyable way to see Savannah. Convenient with pick up at the Savannah Visitor Center. Free parking at the Old Town Trolley lot across the street. The driver/guides were very good. The history shared during a tour is a good way to quickly learn about the city. Recommend visitors review the tour and stops ahead of...

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  • CNN Center

    Atlanta Things to Do

    The CNN Center, the global headquarters of CNN (Cable News Network), is worth a stop to check out their amazing facility, go on a studio tour, and pick up some nice CNN souvenirs. There is also a food court here, excellent to stop for lunch while visiting downtown Atlanta.

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  • Bonaventure Cemetary

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Savannah Things to Do

    Bonaventure had been high on my list since taking a "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" tour years ago. This time I went alone with my camera. Being a spiritual person, this place just became almost surreal in its beauty and peacefulness and grandeur! So much love and detail has gone into what these precious people's families did for them...

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  • Georgia Aquarium

    Atlanta Things to Do

    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 aquarium has 8 million gallons of water in various tanks and holds 100,000 aquatic fish and species. The white beluga whale is the largest of them. Cost...

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  • City Market

    4 out of 5 stars

    Savannah Things to Do

    CITY MARKET is not a place you visit. It's a place you discover and explore. A place that's romantic, historic, serene and exciting. A place where there's always something new to encounter, something different to find, something hidden to uncover. You may have to look around a corner, behind an old door or up a remote staircase. But that's just...

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  • Martin Luther King Center

    4 out of 5 stars

    Atlanta Things to Do

    The Martin Luther King Jr. Center is worth visiting to learn about this great historical figure. You can also see the nearby birthplace and home of Dr. King on Auburn Avenue. Admission and parking are free.

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  • Riverboats

    Savannah Things to Do

    This is a nice cruise up and down the Savannah River a good to get a view of the city from the river. Since Savannah is a port city, the primary scenery once you are outside the River Street area is of the various ports and shipping companies to Savannah. While this is educational it is not a "scenic" river tour. We really did learn a lot about the...

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  • Atlanta Braves - Turner Field

    Atlanta Things to Do

    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 view ... the foul pole eliminated my view of the batter's box. The Atlanta Braves are considered the the oldest continuously playing team in American...

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  • Colonial Park Cemetery

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Savannah Things to Do

    There are some very historic markers in the cemeteries. Colonial Park is on 6 acres and the burials started in 1750;s and continued through 1853, when closed due to overfill of bodies. There are 5 primary older cemeteries in the local area. Tombstones are fun reading to get the feel for history.

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  • Zoo

    4 out of 5 stars

    Atlanta Things to Do

    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 is also a favorite. Located in Grant Park and near the Cyclorama for a full afternoon's visit.

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  • Mercer Williams House

    Savannah Things to Do

    the mercer house was designed by john norris for general hugh mercer the grandfather of the famous composer johnny mercer. construction of this house began in 1860 and was completed in 1868. the constuction of this home was interrupted due to the civil war. in 1969 jim williams, a private restorationist bought the then vacant mercer house and...

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  • Cyclorama

    Atlanta Things to Do

    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 battle of Atlanta.

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  • Tybee Island

    4 out of 5 stars

    Savannah Things to Do

    My boyfriend and I visited Tybee Island back in April 2011, and we had the best time! It is now our favorite beach and we will visit numerous times yearly now! Also, check out the Pirate Fest that is usually in October every year!

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  • Six Flags Over Georgia

    4 out of 5 stars

    Atlanta Things to Do

    100 acre Large park with cool roller coasters, parachute jumping, bumper cars, games and fairly good food----also music acts during the summer season...opens March 19 for weekends until the summer. Online special buy 1 get 1 at regular adult price of $49.99 for 2011 kids $34.99 parking is $15. Not a cheap park, but can be fun for the right age...

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  • Factors Walk

    4 out of 5 stars

    Savannah Things to Do

    The red Romanesque Cotton Exchange building was constructed in 1887 when cotton was king in Savannah. In front of the exchange is a fountain whose centerpiece is a terra cotta sculpture of the mythical winged lion called he griffin. Around the fountain is a fence with with medallions featuring the images of US Presidents and famous poets. The...

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  • Margaret Mitchell House

    4 out of 5 stars

    Atlanta Things to Do

    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 exhibit---sometimes they have book signings there of local writers. mon-sat 10:00 to 5:30 sun noon to 5:00 Tours begin on the half hour..... adults...

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  • Owens-Thomas House

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Savannah Things to Do

    The Owens-Thomas house has a lot of architectural quirks, including an indoor bridge and false doors. The tour includes a guided house tour and a do-it-yourself slave quarters tour. Worth the money. Buy your tickets at the gift shop at the back of the house, next to the slave house. Bathrooms available on premises.

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  • State Capitol

    4 out of 5 stars

    Atlanta Things to Do

    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 that are free---just check the website for cancellations. There is a museum focusing on the building's history and also of Georgia's past history as...

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  • Fort Pulaski

    Savannah Things to Do

    Located on Cockspur Island at the mouth of the Savannah River and started to be built 1829, the new fort was named Fort Pulaski in honor of Kazimierz Pulaski, a Polish soldier and military commander who fought in the American Revolution under the command of George Washington. Wooden pilings were sunk up to 70 feet (21 m) into the mud to support an...

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  • High Museum of Art

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Atlanta Things to Do

    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' Richard Meier and Renzo Piano's buildings for the people of Atlanta. This is a huge museum and has classical and modern art as well as photography....

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  • Waiving Girl Statue

    Savannah Things to Do

    Elba Island lies at the mouth of the Savannah river, Georgia, and during the closing years of the 19th century its range lights were tended by a disabled Civil War veteran named George M. Martus. He and his sister, Florence, had grown up on Cockspur Island, where their widowed father served as keeper of a small government beacon. The romantic story...

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  • Fox Theater

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Atlanta Things to Do

    I used to usher at events in the 70's at the Fox, including the Rolling Stones, Frank Sinatra, Chuck Mangeone and many other cool bands---even met my wife-to-be there. This is a great place of historical value which was almost torn down by Southern Bell Company to make room for an office building...... If you get a chance to tour this place, or...

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  • Andrew Low House

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Savannah Things to Do

    This is the Andrew Low House where his daughter Juliette Gordon Low lived from 1886-1927. It was built by Mr. Low in 1849 and remained in the family until Juliette's death. In this house was the first Girl Scout troop was organized in 1912 and upon her death, Ms. Low willed the house to the Girl Scout's of Savannah. Later The National Society of...

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  • Botanical Gardens

    Atlanta Things to Do

    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 to lust over----lots of pitcher plants as well, one of my favorites. About $30 for the both of us plus $7 for parking, definitely worth it (take MARTA...

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  • Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

    5 out of 5 stars

    Savannah Things to Do

    The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, is Savannah's Roman Catholic cathedral and the seat of its diocese. It was originally built in the 1870s and then rebuilt around 1900 after a fire. The cathedral's interior is beautiful, with marble columns, frescoes, a painted ceiling, and plenty of stained glass windows.

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  • Oakland Cemetery

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Atlanta Things to Do

    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 Margaret Mitchell, author of Gone With the Wind, and one of the world’s most famous golfers, Bobby Jones. We were privileged to attend an even in...

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  • Telfair Museum of Art

    4 out of 5 stars

    Savannah Things to Do

    This is one of Savannah's most beautiful and distinctive buildings. Completed in 1819 for Alexander Telfair, son of a Revolutionary War hero, it was designed by English architect William Jay in the neoclassical Regency style. It remained in the Telfair family until 1875. In 1886, it was opened to the public as an art museum and school, following a...

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  • Fernbank Museum

    4 out of 5 stars

    Atlanta Things to Do

    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 Atlanta. My sister-in-law got married on the forest trail at the waterfall, and you can see lots of birds and plants on the trail. The museum is first rate,...

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  • Roundhouse Railroad Museum

    Savannah Things to Do

    On the site of the oldest and most complete antebellum railroad manufacturing and repair facilities still in tact in the U.S., including the roundhouse and turntable, built in 1859. You can inspect over half a dozen old trains and other historical displays. Admission: $4.25 adults, $3.75 children.

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  • Carter Center

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Atlanta Things to Do

    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 Pro-Peace organizations in the world. Lots of cool exhibits and lectures in the Library/Museum as in any Presidential Library.... M-S 9-4:45 Sun...

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  • City Hall

    Savannah Things to Do

    savannah's city hall is located at the intersection of bay and bull streets. designed in 1905 by hyman whitcover, it was inspired by the chicago worlds fair and the "city beautiful" movement. city hall was carefully sited to provide a spectacular vista for bull street.

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  • The Swan House

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Atlanta Things to Do

    The Edward Hamilton Inman House, the Swan House, is located at the Atlanta History Center. It was designed by Philip Trammel Shutze in 1928. Swan is the motif of the house, you will see swan everywhere from roof, wall to furniture and even dinning silverwares. This is a place most tourists missed. More later

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  • Old Fort Jackson

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Savannah Things to Do

    Old Fort Jackson is named in honor of Georgia governor and Revolutionary War soldier James Jackson. Built in 1808, it is the oldest standing fort in Georgia. The fort is one of only eight Second System fortifications (a series of forts built prior to the War of 1812) still standing in the United States. This is a great place for adults and kids to...

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  • Coca Cola World

    Atlanta Things to Do

    A trip to Atlanta is not complete without visiting the World of Coca-Cola. Learn about the history of the company and the production process, see an interesting film, and the best part of all is taste all kinds of Coca-Cola drinks from all over the world! You even get to take a specially bottled bottle of Coke home with you. The store is filled...

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  • Lafayette Square

    4 out of 5 stars

    Savannah Things to Do

    Lafayette Square was laid out in 1837 and is named for Gilbert du Motier, marquis de La Fayette, the French hero of the American Revolution, who visited Savannah in 1825. The square contains a fountain commemorating the 250th anniversary of the founding of the Georgia colony, donated by the Colonial Dames of Georgia in 1984, as well as cobblestone...

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  • The Varsity

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Atlanta Things to Do

    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 your car or you can park and go inside to sit and dine. Order a cheesburger with pamento cheese, an onion ring a chili dog with onions on the side and a...

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