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The guy who made Mount...

Favorite thing The guy who made Mount Rushmore carved this piece as well. According to the info
we obtained there, the carvers had a full dinner on the shoulder of General Robert
E. Lee while taking a break from the carving. They set up a 4 person table & had a
rather elegant dinner up there.

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Sep 07, 2002

Well, Stone Mountain is on the...

Favorite thing Well, Stone Mountain is on the outskirts of Atlanta. It's very all-American. They have
a laser show at night & everybody buys fried chicken & iced tea. Then they lay
on their blankets on the lawn whilst they consume their edibles & watch a cheesy lightshow that ends in beautiful, red, white & blue fireworks. It's enough to make an
American puke...I mean PROUD.

Fondest memory All in all, Stone Mountain is very cool to experience because it's a big hunk of granite
in the middle of nowhere. You get to ride a gondola to the top or if you have enough
stamina, you can climb. Climbing down is even funner. They have a gift shop & lots of
info about the place at the top. It's rather windy up there, but in the summer it don't

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Sep 07, 2002

Visit Stone Mountain - largest...

Favorite thing Visit Stone Mountain - largest piece of exposed granite in the world and (fun fact) biggest gathering of rednecks anywhere in the world on a weekend (see the above picture) for the laser light show on the side of the mountain.

Fondest memory The Olympics of 1996 wins this hands down.

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Aug 26, 2002

Victims and Winners

Favorite thing Take a walk through the Olympic Park. It´s a nice memorial for the 1996 Olympic Games and medal winners. They are all listed on big stone plates. Also a memorial to remember the victims of the bomb attack during the games.

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Aug 26, 2002
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Must go to Peidmont Park and...

Favorite thing Must go to Peidmont Park and bring your dog. This park is right down town. Beautiful skyline view of the skyscrapers. Lots of activities.

Fondest memory Must have a cocktail at the Tavern at the park. This is where a crazy night with the girls started at. Then we ventured to Virginia Highlands.

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Aug 26, 2002

Enjoy one of the many sporting...

Favorite thing Enjoy one of the many sporting events.
Atlanta Braves Baseball, Atlanta Falcons Football, the Atlanta Thrashers Hockey, or the Atlanta basketball team.
Enjoy some of the most fine dining in the area for tastes of all kinds.
There are attractions from Mountains to hike, Six Flags for those who want the amusement parks and several concert halls.

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Aug 26, 2002

Visit Stone mountain...It has...

Favorite thing Visit Stone mountain...It has the largest memorial to our Civil War heros carved into the side of this huge chunk of granite.
If you have time and the cajo'nes! drive down to the Thomaston-Upson County Airport for some SKYDIVING! Ask for Ferg...he is a highly experienced tandem master and former US Air Force ROMAD just like me. This is absolutely the BEST drop zone in the Atlanta area. Come out..Skydive and then drink beer like a Viking.(after the skydiving is done of course)They can be reached at or 1-800-276-DIVE (3483)

Fondest memory Although I live here, I'm not really a city person. So I dont enjoy it that much but the jobs are plentiful and the money is good.

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Aug 26, 2002

Visit Midtown...

Favorite thing Visit Midtown Atlanta.

Midtown Atlanta is currently undergoing big changes old buildings are being remodeled while some buildings and ex factory warehouses are being thorn down to make more mainly mid to upscale residential zones as well as adding more office towers. Midtown is slowly but surely becoming a night time entertainment mecca in Atlanta and perhaps this is the closest challenge for Buckhead Atlanta in terms of entertainment and attracting people with high income.

Midtown is also home of the largest gay community in the South East. It is home to the Margaret Mitchell House author of 'Gone with the wind'. Midtown is also home to the Piedmont Park where big concerts and other events take place especially during the summer. Piedmont Park is also great for jogging, biking or to have a day out with your family for a picnic or barbecue. Piedmont park is home to Atlanta's botanical gardens. In addition you can not miss the famous old Fox Theatre in Midtown Atlanta.

Midtown Atlanta is easily accessible by MARTA Rail which stops at Midtown Station N-4 on the North bound line heading to Doraville or North Springs. Other Midtown Stations include Arts Center Station N-5, North Avenue Station N-3 and Civic Center Station N-2.

Aug 24, 2002
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"The Monuments"
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"Big city livin in the South"
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"Atlanta & Coca Cola"
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"atlanta georgia"
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"Atlanta - full of surprises"
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I think a day downtown is...

Favorite thing I think a day downtown is something you have to do in Atlanta. The city is very clean and has very nice shops around town.

Fondest memory I miss the warm, muggy temperatures the most. The city is very beautiful at night. I also miss that.

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Aug 24, 2002

The COCA-COLA Museum

Favorite thing Go to the COCA-COLA MUSEUM

American commercialism in its purest essence! Actually, though, it's a phenomenal study of a century of advertising and international marketing. If you're at all interested in these aspects of business, the Coke museum is definitely a must-see. If you just like Coke, then go, because at the end of the tour is a room in which you can sample hundreds of different cokes from around the world.

It should be pointed out here that in the South, all non-alcoholic carbonated beverages are referred to as Coke, including Pepsi, Sprite, Dr. Pepper, etc. In other words, this is a typical exchange in the South:
Bob: You want a Coke?
Hank: That's cool.
Bob: What kind of Coke do you want?
Hank: I reckon I'll have a Sprite.

This is perfectly normal and good. So don't ask for a 'soft drink,' a 'soda,' or a 'pop.' Everything is a Coke. And Coke is the best coke there is.

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Aug 24, 2002

High Museum
Fox Theatre

Favorite thing High Museum
Fox Theatre
Stone Mountain
Virginia Highlands
Intown neighborboods

Fondest memory Atlanta has a little bit of everything. If you need anything, chances are you can find it in Atlanta.

Restaurants in Atlanta usually serve sweetened ice tea, which is difficult for a Southerner to find outside the South.

Aug 24, 2002

Underground Atlanta- This...

Favorite thing Underground Atlanta- This megalithic, 12 acre underground structure in the heart of Atlanta's magalopolis was built in the 1800's and was the actual street level until urban planners effectively concreted the low lying area over. The area, like a huge mall, has the feel of bustling streets, complete
with street signs. There are over 100 restaurants, nightclubs and retail stores here.

Fondest memory Atlanta History Center a good start out if you want
to get historical information about the city before going further.This center and museum traces atlanta history from Native Americans to the 1996 Olympics.
There are many gardens and restaurant on the grounds.

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Aug 24, 2002

Things To Do in Atlanta

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State Capitol

Like many U.S. state capitols, the Georgia State Capitol is designed to resemble the Classical architectural style of the United States Capitol, in Washington, D.C.. It was completed in 1889, designed...
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Central Presbyterian Church

the central presbyterian church is located near the georgia capitol in downtown atlanta. this beautiful english gothic church was built in 1885. the original church was built on this location in 1858....
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Underground Atlanta is a shopping and entertainment district that opened in 1969, it takes advantage of the viaducts built over the city's many railroad tracks to accommodate later automobile traffic....
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Oakland Cemetery

Oakland Cemetery is the oldest cemetery in Atlanta, dating to 1850. I came across it by accident after leaving the Cyclorama, so I stopped in for about 30 minutes. There are many old graves, dating to...
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Ebenezer Baptist Church of Atlanta

The original Ebenezer Baptist Church was founded in 1886 during the Reconstruction Era in the South. The Rev. John A. Parker, born into slavery, was the founder and first pastor. In 1914 the...
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Georgia Dome

the georgia dome is located just west of downtown next to the CNN center. the georgia dome is home to the atlanta falcons NFL professional football team. the georgia dome also hosts the SEC...
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