On 33 acres in the heart Buckhead, history buffs will find one of the Southeast’s largest history museums, a research library, archives and two historic houses illustrating more than a century of Atlanta’s history.
The National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta is a museum dedicated to the achievements of both the civil rights movement in the United States and the broader worldwide human rights movement.
The Center for Puppetry Arts is known as a “magical place” where children and adults are equally entertained. Get up close and personal with puppets in the Center's Museum, which houses a collection of puppets, books, posters and videos from around the world.
The world’s largest aquarium, constructed at a cost of more than $250 million, the Georgia Aquarium boasts eight million gallons of fresh and marine water and more than 100,000 animals including four whale sharks, the largest fish on the planet. Guests may contact the hotel Concierge for information and reservations for fascinating “Behind-the-Scenes” tours.
Overnight guests of The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta may enjoy deluxe accommodations and VIP un-timed total tickets to the Georgia Aquarium with our Georgia Aquarium and Georgia Aquarium Family packages.
The Atlanta Opera, now located at the John A. Williams Theatre at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, has entertained more than 800,000 patrons during more than 250 performances and 75 productions since 1979.
Atlanta Botanical Garden showcases numerous plant collections within its 15 acres including tropical species in the Tropical Rotunda, succulent collections in the Desert House and Andean orchids and exotic bromeliads in the High Elevation House.
The Carter Center was founded in 1982 by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter. The Carter Center presents a look at the efforts to attain the mission of advancing peace, health and hope worldwide.
These malls are the premier shopping destinations of the southeast with luxury retailers and designer boutiques including Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale’s, Gucci®, Louis Vuitton®, Polo Ralph Lauren® and Versace®.
The College Football Hall of Fame is an experience devoted to college football. Adjacent to the Georgia World Congress Center and Centennial Olympic Park, the new attraction provides visitors with a highly- interactive experience using a blend of college football artifacts and state-of-the-art, multimedia exhibits.
With more than 10 roller coasters and “40 Fun Things for Kids,” Six Flags Over Georgia is fun for families and kids of all ages. Take a trip aboard Six Flags’ very own railway or become a matador as you ride the bulls on the Toro Toro ride.
Stone Mountain Park is home to the world’s largest piece of exposed granite, and offers a variety of attractions, entertainment and recreation such as the Summit Skyride, Lasershow Spectacular™ and Paddlewheel Riverboat.
One of only four zoos in the U.S. housing giant pandas, Zoo Atlanta is also home to the nation’s largest collections of gorillas and orangutans, a renowned diversity of reptiles and amphibians, and more than 1,500 animals from around the world. Other highlights include an all-new Splash Fountain, Zoo train, carousel, interactive wildlife shows, keeper talks, training demos and behind-the-scenes Wild Encounters. Zoo Atlanta is open year-round, closing only on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Visit zooatlanta.org for more information.