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  • 1. Atlanta Botanical Garden

    Midtown | Garden/Arboretum

    Occupying 30 acres inside Piedmont Park, the grounds contain acres of display gardens, including a 2-acre interactive children's garden; the...Read More

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  • 2. Centennial Olympic Park

    Downtown | Park/Playground

    This 21-acre swath of green was the central venue for the 1996 Summer Olympics. The benches at the Fountain of Rings allow you to enjoy the...Read More

  • 3. Center for Puppetry Arts

    Midtown | Arts/Performance Venue

    The largest puppetry organization in the country houses a museum where you can see more than 350 puppets from around the world. The elaborate...Read More

  • 4. Georgia Aquarium

    Downtown | Zoo/Aquarium

    With more than 10 million gallons of water, this wildly popular attraction is the nation's largest aquarium. The 604,000-square-foot building...Read More

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  • 5. Piedmont Park

    Midtown | Park/Playground

    A popular destination since the late 19th century, Piedmont Park is the perfect place to escape the chaos of the city. Tennis courts, a swimming...Read More

  • 6. Chattahoochee Nature Center

    Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    Birds and animals in their natural habitats can be seen from nature trails and a boardwalk winding through 127 acres of woodlands and wetlands...Read More

  • 7. Children's Museum of Atlanta

    Downtown | Museum/Gallery

    In this colorful and joyfully noisy museum for children ages eight and younger, kids can build sand castles, watch themselves perform on closed...Read More

  • 8. Fernbank Museum of Natural History

    Emory | Museum/Gallery

    One of the largest natural-history museums south of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., this museum offers more than 12,000 square...Read More

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  • 9. Fernbank Science Center

    Emory | Observatory/Planetarium

    The museum, a learning and activity center with connections to the county school system, sits in the 65-acre Fernbank Forest and focuses on...Read More

  • 10. Michael C. Carlos Museum

    Emory | Museum/Gallery

    Housing a permanent collection of more than 17,000 objects, this excellent museum, designed by the architect Michael Graves, exhibits artifacts...Read More

  • 11. Stone Mountain Park

    Amusement Park/Water Park

    At this 3,200-acre state park you'll find the largest exposed granite outcropping on earth. The Confederate Memorial, on the north face of the...Read More

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  • 12. World of Coca-Cola

    Downtown | Museum/Gallery

    This shrine to the brown soda's image, products, and marketing is, at 62,000 square feet, twice the size of its previous building and features...Read More

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  • 13. Zoo Atlanta

    Grant Park | Zoo/Aquarium

    This zoo has more than 1,500 animals and 200 species from around the world living in naturalistic habitats. The gorillas and tigers are always...Read More

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