Things to Do in Atlanta

Atlanta History Center

Founded in 1926, the Atlanta History Center is an all-inclusive thirty-three acre destination featuring the Atlanta History Museum, one of the Southeast’s largest history museums; two historic houses, the 1928 Swan House and the Tullie Smith Farm; the Centennial Olympic Games Museum; the Kenan Research Center; the Grand Overlook event space; Chick-fil-A at the Coca-Cola Cafe, and acres of historic gardens and trails. In addition, the History Center operates the Margaret Mitchell House, an exhibit highlighting the life and times of Margaret Mitchell, a Gone with the Wind movie exhibit, and a museum shop

Chik Fil A Backstage Tour

The Chick-fil-A Backstage Tour is a rollicking journey through the history of the number one chicken restaurant chain in America. The tour includes a fun guided walking storytelling experience that takes you back to the beginning when S. Truett Cathy founded Chick-fil-A. The Original Tour focuses on Cathy himself and the core values and culture of the company he so longingly created. With the Deluxe tour, attendees also get to visit Cathy’s office, savor tastings in the Kitchen and spend time in the Nest (the company’s training center). It’s an excellent way to go behind the scenes and get to know everything about Chick-fil-A, from the hospitable people and the delicious menu to the adored Eat More Chikin Cows.

College Football Hall of Fame

Immerse yourself in must-see exhibits with content personalized to your favorite team, historical artifacts, a three-story helmet wall and the inspirational Hall of Fame rotunda that memorializes college football legends. Kick off your visit by choosing your favorite school from the 770 represented and watch as your school’s helmet lights up on the wall. The Hall captures the passion, pageantry, and traditions of college football. The facility features 30,000 square feet of exhibit space, in addition to flexible event space throughout the building.

Delta Flight Museum

The Delta Flight Museum is a 68,000 square-foot facility at the airline’s world headquarters in Atlanta. Housed in the airline’s two original maintenance hangars dating from the 1940s, the museum traces more than eight decades of Delta history and the development of commercial aviation. The museum houses hundreds of items and five historic aircraft including The Spirit of Delta, a Boeing 767 purchased for the company by employees in 1982. Visitors can try the ultimate aviation experience and pilot a Boeing 737-200 full-motion simulator, the only one open to the public in the U.S.

Fox Theatre

Recently restored to its original gilded look of the 1920s, the Fox Theatre features “Mighty Mo,” a classic Moller organ with over 3,600 pipes. The lavish theatre currently hosts Broadway musicals, comedy shows and dance companies throughout the year.

Georgia Aquarium

Georgia Aquarium is the world’s most magical aquarium. Georgia Aquarium offers its guests an experience like no other. Across six separate galleries, with more than 70 amazing habitats, 10 million gallons of water and thousands of species of marine animals, guests will marvel at, learn about and come to better understand such majestic aquatic animals as whale sharks, manta rays, dolphins, penguins and more. Guests can even swim or dive with whale sharks and manta rays in the world’s largest aquarium habitat.

Georgia State Capitol

Completed in 1889, the Georgia Capitol remains one of the most impressive buildings in the state. Still a working government building, the Capitol’s recent renovation offers visitors a unique experience in exploring Georgia both past and present. The Georgia Capitol Museum is a public educational institution housed in the Capitol building under the administration of the Office of Secretary of State. The Museum collects, maintains, and exhibits artifacts, including historic flags and works of art.

Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum

The Jimmy Carter Presidential Museum is filled with interactive displays and fascinating exhibits that the entire family will enjoy. Experience “A Day in the Life of the President,” step into the Oval Office, take a virtual trip with the Carters to fight disease and promote democracy around the world.

Mercedes-Benz Stadium Tour

Mercedes-Benz Stadium Tours provides your all-access ticket to the home of the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United. On your 90-minute tour, you can go behind-the-scenes to see the locker rooms and play on the field, explore the incredible architecture and observe the expansive art collection, including the world’s largest sculpture of a falcon. There is something for everyone to enjoy! 

Oakland Cemetery

This garden cemetery, founded in 1850, is the final resting place for many of Atlanta’s settlers, builders, and most noted citizens like Bobby Jones, Margaret Mitchell, and Maynard Jackson. It is also a showplace of sculpture and architecture, and a botanical preserve with ancient oaks and magnolias. Here in this peaceful place the full scope of the city’s rich and fascinating history unfolds before you. Spend an hour or a day exploring Oakland on your own or with a knowledgeable tour guide.

Old Fourth Distillery

Visit Old Fourth Distillery and get an in-depth look at how their craft spirits are made. Walk through the distillation process on our custom-built Carl pot still followed by an in-depth view on fermentation, then take a look at their hand bottling process, and finally enjoy a tasting of some of the finest spirits Old 4th offers. Tours end in the tasting room, where you will get to sample award-winning spirits.

Southeastern Railway Museum

Since 1970, the Southeastern Railway Museum gives visitors a chance to learn about the history of automobiles and locomotives as Georgia’s official transportation history museum. Visitors can ride in restored cabooses, explore the private car once used by President Warren G. Harding, and take a walk through a modern-day diesel-electric locomotive. Caboose and train rides cost extra and may not be available all days.

William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum

The Breman Museum, a preeminent cultural center in the Southeast, connects people of all backgrounds in understanding and appreciation of Jewish history, culture and arts. Its midtown Atlanta location hosts a special, permanent Holocaust exhibition highlighting the resilience of local survivors, plus comprehensive archives on Southern Jewish History, the most extensive of their kind. The museum’s galleries are a showcase for exclusive exhibitions and compelling displays. 

World of Coca Cola

At the World of Coca-Cola, experience the fascinating story of the world’s most famous beverage brand in a dynamic, multimedia attraction. Get a behind-the- scenes look at the bottling process, view over 1,200 never-before-displayed artifacts ranging from vintage bottles to a 1939 Coca-Cola delivery truck from Argentina, and sample over 100 different beverages made by The Coca-Cola Company. And don’t miss the chance to hug and have your picture taken with the very friendly 7-foot-tall Coca-Cola Polar Bear! There is something new and inviting around every corner at the new World of Coca-Cola.