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Center for Puppetry Arts
1404 Spring Street
Hours: Mon-Sat 9:00am to 5:00pm
Located in a former elementary school, the 22-year-old center prides itself on being the largest organization in the U.S. devoted to puppetry. The center offers puppetry classes, daily performances by center puppeteers and various companies, along with a great interactive museum that includes figures like the Muppets.
Kennesaw Mountain National Park
900 Kennesaw Mountain DR NW
Hours: Daily 8:30am to 5:00pm
Kennesaw Mountain National Park commemorates the 1864 Civil War battle for Atlanta. Union forces under General Sherman assaulted the heavily fortified Confederate positions on Kennesaw, losing more than 5,000 men. Eventually, Confederate forces retreated amidst the horror of hand-to-hand combat. Today, the park encloses 2,882 acres of protected land and boasts 16 miles of hiking trails. Over 11 miles of Confederate trenches form visible rings on the mountainside. Historic markers and memorials provide information about significant battle sites and events. A small museum displays Civil War-era artifacts. Guests often picnic here and enjoy views of Atlanta and even Chattanooga, Tennessee. Over 1 million people visit this park each year.
SciTrek Science & Tech Museum
395 Piedmont Ave NE
Hours: Mon-Sat 10:00am to 5:00pm, Sun 12:00pm to 5:00pm
SciTrek, Atlanta's museum of science and technology, prides itself on its hands-on exhibits. More than 150 permanent exhibits explain science through doing, touching, and playing. The many activities and regularly scheduled science shows are educational and fun for kids of all ages.
World Of Coca-Cola
55 Martin Luther King Jr Dr
Hours: Mon-Sat 9:00am to 5:00pm, Sun 12:00pm to 6:00pm
This museum is dedicated entirely to the history of the world's most recognizable brand: Coca-Cola. Thousands of Coke objects, commercials, radio jingles, and billboards from Coke's 114 year history can be found within. Visitors learn how Coke is bottled, and see Coke's international side. A Coke tasting session caps off the tour, where visitors can sample Coke from around the world.
Jimmy Carter Library and Museum
441 Freedom Parkway
The Only presidential library in the southeast United States honors the early life, political career, and presidency of Jimmy Carter. Museum open to the public 7 days; designed for a relaxed, leisurely visit. Enjoy a 30 minute historical film on the Presidency, visit the Oval Office and enjoy an exact replica of the beautiful Crown of St. Stephen, a gift from the people of Hungary. Ongoing temporary exhibits are offered. September thru April 1999, visitors will enjoy a realistic recreation of Camp David and participate in the 20th Anniversary of the signing of the Camp David Accords. Free cultural/educational programs featured throughout the year. The public is encouraged to picnic at concerts on the lawn, attend book signings of best-selling authors, or lunch on the terrace at the Copenhill Café. Stroll through the lovely gardens, sit by the pond, and take photos of Atlanta's skyline. More Info