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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  • 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.

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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."

  • 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.

  • Waffle House Museum

    Waffle House Museum

    Decatur, Georgia

    Waffle House #1, restored as it was. Lovers of hash browns, here is your heaven.

  • Monkey From Mars

    Monkey From Mars

    Decatur, Georgia

    The Monkey from Mars is the star exhibit in the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab Museum, but there's also a Meth Lab display, a voodoo-cursed murder hatchet, and much more.

  • Road to Tara Museum

    Road to Tara Museum

    Jonesboro, Georgia

    For fans of the movie, with many elaborate costumes and a big mural of scenes with Rhett and Scarlet.

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