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Take a quick shower in...

Take a quick shower in Centennial Olympic Park!
Since the city planners in their remarkable foresight decided not to plant many trees in the park (God forbid that anyone would want shade in Atlanta in the summer), they instead installed a largish fountain. Which is great if you're a kid, but it's not so interesting if you're an adult, because you can't exactly run around with a bunch of kindergarteners, not without seeming a bit, well, questionable.

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DrewV
Aug 24, 2002

Visit CENTENNIAL OLYMPIC PARK!

Visit CENTENNIAL OLYMPIC PARK!
Many moons ago, someone thought that Atlanta would be a fine place to have the world's largest sporting event. Many drugs and bribes were assumed to be part of this decision. More bribes and kickbacks permitted the construction of beautiful Centennial Olympic Park, a smallish, fairly useless park downtown. Amazingly, the park was built in large part with private donations. Civic-minded citizens bought bricks which have since been used to pave the park. Now you can stroll and laugh at various names that you might find humourous, like Ms. Amanda Hugginkiss.

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Aug 24, 2002

Centinniel Olympic park

It was purposely built for the 1996 Olympics as a commemorative park once the Games had finished. People could buy a brick and have it placed in the walkways which was a nice way to be involved. It is a beautiful area, very peaceful, there is are a lot of plants and trees, and this wonderful fountain that is ideal for when it is hot to leap in and out of like I did!

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ZoeB
Aug 24, 2002

Olympic Rings Fountain

Well Atlanta gets REAL hot late spring and the summer. Fortunately, it has got places to cool down a bit. Like this one.

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Jun 03, 2006
 
 
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Things To Do Near Centennial Park

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Fantastic. Amazing. Phenomenal. This aquarium was the most enjoyable experience. It is a bit pricey so I recommend you purchase a city pass if your planning on going to the museums and activities in...
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OK - so it's like going to Mecca for me. I was here about 10 years ago, and while it's changed a little bit, it's still a cool little way to spend a couple of hours. After purchasing your tickets,...
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Near the Sun Trust Plaza and across from Sacred Heart Catholic Church is the venerable United Methodist Church. This congregation has a stunning history behind it. The congregation dates back to 1845...
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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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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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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...
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Getting to Centennial Park

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265 Park Avenue West, Atlanta

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  • Sunday 07:00 to 23:00
  • Monday 07:00 to 23:00
  • Tuesday 07:00 to 23:00
  • Wednesday 07:00 to 23:00
  • Thursday 07:00 to 23:00
  • Friday 07:00 to 23:00
  • Saturday 07:00 to 23:00

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