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World of Coca-Cola has plans for big expansion
An expansion plan is underway that will double the size of the World of Coca Cola by 2006 (the attraction, not the company's market share). Atlanta, Georgia's popular destination promises more changing exhibits, interactive experiences, and presentation gimmicks to wake up a thrill-jaded public. While the museum will undergo a complete revamping, classics like the Tastes of the World will be kept and updated (with even more wacky foreign beverages).
April 2005: The Atlanta Development Authority will kick in up to $5.4 million to help Coca Cola expand its museum, scheduled to open in April of 2007.[06/24/2004]
- 121 Baker St. NW, Atlanta, GA
- On the corner of Baker St. and Centennial Olympic Park Drive. SOUTHBOUND: I-75/85 exit 249-C onto Williams St. Turn right onto Ivan Allen Jr Blvd. The parking garage is on the left at the second traffic light. NORTHBOUND: I-75/85 exit 249-D onto Spring St./W. Peachtree. Turn right onto the Spring St. ramp toward Centennial Olympic Park Drive. Bear right onto Centennial Olympic Park Drive, then take a quick left at the traffic light onto Ivan Allen Jr Blvd. The parking garage is on the left at the second traffic light.
- Daily 8 am - 6 pm, off-season 9 am - 5 pm. (Call to verify)
- RA Rates:
- Major Fun
Atlanta, Georgia - Pagan Storyteller
Very interesting statue. The storyteller is surrounded by other animals who appear to be listening to a story. Not sure how long the statue will be there, there was a sign saying the park was going to be renovated.
Also, not too far from here is the Giant Fish.[Chris Gemlo, 06/07/2010]
- Roswell Rd, Atlanta, GA
- Corner of Peachtree, Roswell Rd and Sardis Way in Buckhead section of Atlanta.
- Atlanta, Georgia - The Varsity
If you go here for the best dawgs in the city, remember to order fast. When you walk up to the counter be prepared to order fast because they will huff and possibly send you to the back of the (long) line. By the time you can order at the first window and sidle down to the next to pay, your order is already ready. Mickey D's could learn a lesson from these guys.[Veronica Vatter, 04/17/2007]
Atlanta, Georgia - The Varsity
This restaurant is a real Atlanta landmark. It was started in 1928 by Frank Gordy after he flunked out of Georgia Tech and wanted to show them that he could make it. He went across the street from the school and opened this restaurant. He had so much business that he had to move to a new location down the street that is 2 blocks wide (61 North Ave). It has expanded to 5 locations and serves tens of thousands of people every month. Famous for their "What'll ya have" "What'll ya have" greeting at their stainless steel counters, Frosted Oranges and Naked Dogs Walking.[Pat, 03/04/2001]
Enjoy The Varsity on every trip we make to Atlanta ...
- Atlanta, Georgia - Fun Town - Vague Recollections
Funtown was Atlanta's Town of Fun till it closed in 1966. It was your basic local amusement center with rides, a miniature golf course and a bowling alley. It's claim to fame was it being mentioned in a speech by Dr. Martin Luther King in 1964, where Dr. King said that his [daughter] wanted to go to Fun Town but couldn't because it was white only. Funtown closed its doors in the mid-sixties because they didn't want to integrate. This could have also be the reason for the demise of other amusement parks in the deep south. The fact that a Six Flags opened in Atlanta around the same time may have played a part in its closing. The golf course stayed open for a few more years and its tattered remnants could be seen on Stewart Ave. through the 80s. The bowling alley remained opened till recent years. During the 60s and 70s it housed a large slot car track.[Tom Zarrilli, 05/13/2001]
- Stewart Ave (now Metropolitian Ave) Atlanta, Ga.