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Atlanta City Tour by Electric Car
"You’ll meet your driver-guide at the Atlanta Visitors Center and hop in a comfortable electric vehicle that seats five plus the driver. In 90 minutes you’ll cover 15 miles (24km) in the heart of the city discovering the history and culture of the ‘Capitol of the South.’ (See Itinerary for a full list of attractions.) You can chat with your guide throughout the tour in your quiet eco-friendly electric car! Set out from downtown on a drive through some of the city's historic neighborhoods. See Inman Park Atlanta’s first-planned suburb and a former site of brutal Civil War battles. Then you’ll journey to the Old Fourth Ward where the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site commemorates the life and legacy of the famous civil rights leader. Pass by Ebenezer Baptist Church
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Atlanta Segway Tour: Midtown Sightseeing
"Meet your guide at the Doubletree Hotel conveniently located in downtown Atlanta. Start with a detailed orientation to the Segway and have time to practice and get comfortable with the controls. When you’re ready step onto the Segway and follow your guide through Midtown Atlanta. Cruise past the tall towers of the Midtown business district followed by the stately homes of Ansley Park with architectural styles that include Tudor Craftsman and Italian Renaissance. Nearby wheel through part of Piedmont Park a large green space with miles of paved walking and biking paths
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Atlanta Scavenger Hunt Adventure
"The adventure begins in the heart of Olympic Centennial Park and takes you on a well-designed course among Olympic monuments through the CNN Center down to the World Of Coca Cola and other great stops. The tour requires approximately 1.5 miles of walking. The game software tracks team points and posts the final score to a city leaderboard for those with a competitive edge. Using a smart pho leaving time to stop for a bite to eat or simply to enjoy the city scenery. Great for families friends and those ready to have fun while seeing the city! Please note that pricing is per individual but your team must book together. One voucher is valid for your team of 2-5 people.""""Turn Centennial Olympic Park and the surrounding area into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure! This challenge combines the excitement of the Amazing Race with a 2-hour walking tour. Guided from any smart phone
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Centennial Park Tips (30)

Centennial Park

Centennial Park is downtown Atlanta's gathering place and lasting legacy to the 1996 Olympic Games!

The Park boasts a variety of free, fun-filled, family entertainment throughout the year.

Approximately 800,000 bricks were used in the construction of the Park.

The underground conduit to carry the power distribution stretches for 4.5 miles and the conduit for lighting stretches 8 miles. There are more than 30 miles of wire in the Park.

There are more than 11 miles of underground irrigation for the Park.

Granite from each of the five continents represented in the Olympic Games is used in the Park.

Seven transformers supply power to the Park, ranging in size from 9,000 to 220,000 volts.

The Fountain of Rings is the world's largest interactive fountain utilizing the Olympic symbol of five interconnecting Rings.

There are 251 water jets, 400 fog jets and 487 clear, amber and red lights.
Seven songs are currently programmed with timed sequential light and water displays:

"Fresh Air Toccata," by Mannheim Steamroller

"Summon the Heroes," by John Williams

"1812 Overture Finale," by Tchaikovsky

"Chariots of Fire," by Vangelis

"Santorini," by Yanni, Live at the Acropolis

"Coming to America," by Neil Diamond

"Under the Sea," from Disney's Little Mermaid, lyrics by Howard Ashman, music by Allen Menken

Five 20-horsepower hydraulic pumps provide water to the Rings. About 5,000 gallons of water per minute will recycle through the fountain, enough to fill an average size swimming pool in five minutes.

Water height during normal fountain operation is four to 12 feet. During special effects, spray heights can reach 35 feet. The computer-synchronized fountain can be programmed in a variety of water displays including low-pressure, walk-through "water curtains." Fog and misting can also be created for special lighting effects.

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tatyanap
Nov 25, 2003

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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DrewV
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
 
 
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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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Parks, and high skybuildings. There is not much in the city center (downtown) other tahn buildings and a few restaurants

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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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Things to Do Near Centennial Park

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Georgia Aquarium

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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World of Coca-Cola

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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First United Methodist Church

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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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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Underground

A mall of specialty shops and restaurants underneath downtown Atlanta. The complex was constructed from old railroad viaducts built in the reconstruction era and is basically an underground mall to...
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The Varsity

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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