List of Attractions in Georgia

List of Attractions in Georgia
Georgia is a beautiful state where a rich southern heritage exists alongside a modern blending of international cultures, and many people find it to be a pleasant vacation destination. There are several attractions in Georgia that are popular across the nation, but if you look hard enough you will also discover many hidden gems in this state that will create lasting impressions and pleasant memories for your entire family.

Stone Mountain

Stone Mountain is a favorite vacation spot for Georgia residents, and airplane passengers headed to the Atlanta airport may even get a glimpse of this large mountain on the ride in. Stone Mountain Park covers 3,200 acres of protected parkland and offers just as many thrills as relaxing moments of peace.

The Summit Skyride is the favorite attraction of many visitors. The skyride will lift you over 800 feet in the air, offering a stunning vista of the park below, as well as a close-up view of the Confederate memorial carving on the side of the mountain. Stone Mountain offers 13 additional attractions including a riverboat ride, a 4D movie, a laser show and a museum, as well as many seasonal attractions and interactive entertainment.

Stone Mountain Park
1000 Robert E. Lee Drive
Stone Mountain, GA 30083
(800) 401-2407
stonemountainpark.com

Georgia Aquarium

The Georgia Aquarium is the largest indoor aquarium exhibit in the world. The aquarium houses unique and exotic marine animals from all around the world and has even added a giant squid to its "Cold Water Quest" gallery. Until recently many marine biologists doubted that giant squid even existed, but you can see it with your own eyes at the Georgia Aquarium.

Aside from showcasing the largest and most unique collection of marine animals ever gathered in one place, the aquarium offers several unique programs to create a lasting impression. A special highlight is the opportunity to swim or dive in a 6.3 million-gallon tank alongside whale sharks, the biggest fish in the world.

Georgia Aquarium
225 Baker St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30313
(404) 581-4000
georgiaaquarium.org

Underground Atlanta

Underground Atlanta offers a unique and memorable experience for couples or families with older children. Located in a system of viaducts constructed in the 1920s, Underground Atlanta is a vast subterranean space packed with specialty shops, pubs and restaurants that is an absolute must-see for Georgia visitors. The atmosphere of the underground tunnels, mixed with good company, good food and a day full of shopping give Underground Atlanta an irresistible appeal.

Underground Atlanta
50 Upper Alabama St.
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 523-2311
underground-atlanta.com

Centennial Olympic Park

Centennial Olympic Park is a 21-acre recreational area composed of green space, rock gardens and unique architecture in the heart of Atlanta. Originally built for tourists visiting the city during the 1996 Olympic Games, the park has since become a main attraction for many Georgia visitors.

Besides offering vast open spaces to explore, Centennial Park hosts many interesting activities for the whole family. Free concerts by local musicians are hosted throughout the week from spring to autumn. Every fourth Saturday, your family can enjoy a free afternoon of family activities including street performers, crafts, sports mascots and games. A favorite attraction among Georgians is the Fountain of Rings, a large automated water fountain show set to music that can be viewed four times per day.

Centennial Olympic Park
265 Park Ave West N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30313-1591
(404) 222-7275
centennialpark.com

Wild Animal Safari

Wild Animal Safari is a hidden gem in Pine Mountain, Georgia. The Wild Animal Safari experience is among the most unforgettable attractions in Georgia.

Guests are provided with a large zebra-striped SUV and generous amounts of food, and are sent off on a genuine safari through a huge free-range wildlife area. The park is a fully interactive, guest-controlled experience that allows you to see, touch, and even feed animals that you've only ever seen in a zoo. Rhinos watch as you drive past, giraffes cross right in front of your path, and bison shove their heads in your open window and ask for a handout. At Wild Animal Safari you can find yourself taking in the scenery alongside alligators, tigers, and bears, with no fences, cages, or walls.

Wild Animal Safari
1300 Oak Grove Road
Pine Mountain, GA 31822
(800) 367-2751
animalsafari.com/safari

Article Written By David Ingram

David Ingram has written for multiple publications since 2009, including "The Houston Chronicle" and online at Business.com. As a small-business owner, Ingram regularly confronts modern issues in management, marketing, finance and business law. He has earned a Bachelor of Arts in management from Walsh University.

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