This capital city could well be considered a melting pot of her own accord. Since the Summer Olympics of 1996, Atlanta has had an international flair and appeal that only increases with time. Whether you are looking for sports, entertainment, the arts, family fun, a jazzy night life, or a party in upscale Buckhead, you can find most anything in Atlanta.
This capital city was originally the home to Creek and Cherokee Indians. The Cherokee lands were given over to the U.S. in 1835 which caused the forced relocation of the Cherokees and the Trail of Tears. The spot was made into the site of the end or Terminus of the Western and Atlantic Railroad in 1845. This was a major city during the Civil War and was the site of many battles and Union invasions. Most of the city was burned down by General Sherman during his march in the south. The city was rapidly rebuilt after this and became an industrial center. It also was the site of organization for the Civil Rights Movement. In 1996, this city hosted the Summer Olympics.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Atlanta Braves Baseball
Atlanta Thrashers Hockey
Six Flags Over Georgia
Georgia White Water Rafting?
Woodruff Arts Center?
Atlanta Fox Theater
Martin Luther King Birthplace and Learning Center
Center For Puppetry Arts
World of Coca-Cola
Agatha's Mystery Dinner Theater
Lake Lanier Islands Water Park?
Stone Mountain Park and Laser Show
3D Theater at the Mall of Georgia
Concerts - wide variety of styles and venues?
The Roxy - classic concer venue?
Clubs - you pick your place on the scale of fashion, style, and price?
Dine at ESPN ZONE?
Tour CNN Center?
Visit Georgia Technical Institute?
Sweet Auburn Festival?
Annual Thanksgiving Marathon and Half Marathon?
New Georgia Aquarium ?
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra?
The High Museum in Atlanta