Centennial Olympic Park


Atlanta's Centennial Olympic Park is the city's focal point for visitors. The park itself features a dancing Fountain of Rings water fountain, a Quilt of Remembrance in honor of the victims of the 1996 Olympic bombing and a water garden, among other small details. It also contains some of the city's seminal sights, including the Center for Civil & Human Rights, the World of Coca-Cola and the Georgia Aquarium.

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1. World of Coca-Cola

0.07 MILES

This self-congratulatory museum might prove entertaining to fans of fizzy beverages and rampant commercialization. The climactic moment comes when guests…

2. Children's Museum of Atlanta

0.09 MILES

A hands-on museum geared toward kids aged eight and under. It's pretty small, so don't expect much to entertain adults, but it will distract your little…

3. Center for Civil and Human Rights

0.11 MILES

The striking Center for Civil and Human Rights was a 2014 addition to Atlanta's Centennial Olympic Park. It is a sobering $68-million memorial to the…

4. College Football Hall of Fame

0.16 MILES

It is impossible to overstate the importance of college football to American culture. This museum, relocated from Indiana in 2014 and revamped into this…

5. Georgia Aquarium

0.17 MILES

Atlanta's showstopper. It's crowded, but the appeal of this aquarium, the second largest in the US, is hard to deny: whale sharks, playful sea lions at…

6. Skyview Atlanta

0.22 MILES

Soar 200ft above the Atlanta skyline in this 20-story, 42-gondola Ferris wheel.

7. Underground Atlanta

0.71 MILES

This shopping and entertainment district in the Five Points area touted itself as a 'city beneath the streets' when it opened on Atlanta's original post…

8. Georgia State Capitol

0.92 MILES

The gold-domed capitol is Atlanta's political hub. Free self-guided tours give visitors a glance at state-level American politics.