Atlanta, Georgia Attractions

Unusual landmarks, museums, roadside attractions, and hidden wonders in Atlanta and the surrounding area. Atlanta and its environs are far more than Gone With the Wind. This metropolis spawned both Coke and Waffle House, and its disease-ridden past made it the home of the Centers for Disease Control.

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  • The New World of Coca-Cola

    The New World of Coca-Cola

    Atlanta, Georgia

    A multi-million-dollar shrine to what Coca-Cola humbly calls "the most successful product in the history of commerce."

  • Atlanta Cyclorama

    Atlanta Cyclorama

    Atlanta, Georgia

    Sound 'n' light multimedia recreation of The Battle of Atlanta. Painted in 1886, reopened February 2019 after nearly four years of restoration. Look for Clark Gable's corpse.

  • Centers for Disease Control Museum

    Centers for Disease Control Museum

    Atlanta, Georgia

    The world's last hope against deadly pandemic and zombie apocalypse. Exhibits on disease prevention, detection, and the CDC mission.

  • Strange Graves of Oakland Cemetery

    Strange Graves of Oakland Cemetery

    Atlanta, Georgia

    Atlanta's oldest cemetery includes the jaunty mausoleum-topping statue of Jack Smith and the dying marble Lion of the Confederacy.

  • Atlanta History Center: Jeff Davis Underwear

    Atlanta History Center: Jeff Davis Underwear

    Atlanta, Georgia

    Confederate President Jefferson Davis not only lost the war, he also lost a hunk of his red flannel underwear.

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