The Best Museums Across Atlanta
December 12, 2013
Atlanta is one of the most classic towns in the Southern US, and is home to dozens of exciting and unique museums. Visitors can choose from a great variety of interesting destinations, whether their interests include learning how their favorite sodas are made or where their favorite writers grew up in the city. Although there are dozens of smashing museums in Atlanta, these five are the top picks within the Georgian main city.
World of Coca-Cola
This is proving to be one of the more specific and interesting museums in Atlanta, documenting the history of the beloved soft drink from its origins in the latter nineteenth century all of the way up to present day. While adults with a liking for Coca-Cola or for history will actually love the exhibits, they especially appeal to kids. The displays are very interactive and allow museum guests to learn about the product and selling systems in a truly hands on way. Enjoy the major tours, secret formulas and memorial bottles that each guests receives as an element of their entry fee.
The King Center and Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site
Those with a deep interest in the works and life of Martin Luther King, equality, calm protests and African-American history should be certain to visit this all-encompassing historic landmark and museum in the Sweet Auburn District of Atlanta. Be sure to stop by the birthplace of Martin Luther King, Jr. As well as his church, Ebenezer Baptist. The King Center is unique among Atlanta museums and boasts intensive displays that teach about the works of King as well as his life growing up in Atlanta.
Atlanta History Center
If visitors only have enough time to visit one of the top Atlanta museums during their visit, this would be the best choice to gain an all-encompassing history of the entire area, together with having an opportunity to explore the outdoors in the procedure. The Atlanta History Center is located in Buckhead, and is really more than only a museum. In house expect to find acres of trails, a revived pre-Civil War plantation house, an impressive collection of Civil War memorabilia and a large museum dedicated to the 1996 Olympic Games, which were held in Atlanta. The area can be explored on foot with one admission price, or guests can use the various tours where well informed guides pass along information about the history of the location.
Margaret Mitchell House and Museum
One of the most famous books of the Civil War period is Gone With the Wind, penned by Margaret Mitchell. Lovers of the book should be certain to visit her home and museum in Midtown, where she famously wrote the whole book in the 1920s. Keep in mind that there is also a nearby Gone with the Wind Museum one or two miles outside of Atlanta for people that need a clearer history of the novel and flick rather than of the life of Mitchell individually.
Helen Georgette has been interested in Atlanta fine arts for several years. She has recently written op-eds and editorials about museums in Memphis for many online publications. For some more information, please feel free to visit her site.