hi there I'm Kerry Waldron and welcome to we're your local experts worldwide providing travelers with information on where you are and where you are going here are 10 things we recommend you don't miss in Atlanta number 10 visit the Sea Life at the Georgia Aquarium the world's largest aquarium it is home to more than 1 million animals and 500 different species from dolphins to penguins this is an underwater experience you don't want to miss number 9 enjoy the view from the top of Stone Mountain the one point three mile walk up to the summit is worth the effort on a Hayes free day you can see for 60 miles also stick around for scheduled laser and fireworks shows after sunset looking for less exercise and a show number 8 experience the Fox Theater designed in the late 1920s this opulent historic landmark presents Broadway shows dance performances concerts and a summer movie series number seven go wild at Zoo Atlanta which is home to more than 1,000 residents including zebras kangaroos gorillas giraffes giant pandas and so much more number six fill up with hot dogs french fries fried peach pies and frozen orange drinks at the varsity that's what you'll have at the world's largest drive in 75 years in the making this Atlanta favorite will have you coming back for more number five take in master works at the High Museum of Art which showcases more than 11,000 pieces of art in a stunning light filled space and it's both art collection ranks among the top five in the nation number four catch up on news at CNN a 55 minute guided tour offers behind-the-scenes views of the studios and a glimpse of broadcasting action number three view the dinosaurs at Fernbank Museum of Natural History home to one of the largest dinosaurs ever found along with exhibits ranging from Georgia culture to sciences and history number two watch the fountain of rings at Centennial Olympic Park the world's largest interactive fountain featuring the Olympic ring symbol consists of 251 Jets that shoot 12 to 35 feet in the air and number one ride the exhilarating 85 second glass elevator to the Sun Dial restaurant this restaurant bar and view is 723 feet high at the Westin Peachtree Plaza the tallest hotel in the Western Hemisphere where you can enjoy dinner drinks or just take in the sights well thanks for watching subscribe to us on YouTube like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for more information please visit us at we're traveler calm
Top Atlanta Must See Attractions and Museums series from our local experts from Where TV and
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0:12 Georgia Aquarium: The world’s largest aquarium is home to tens of thousands of unique marine life including whale sharks, beluga whales, sea otters and, most recently, dolphins. A 4-D movie, cafés and a gift shop are also on site. Guests can enjoy special animal interactions with whale sharks and beluga whales; call for prices; reservations recommended. Su-M 9 am-6 pm, Tu-Sa 9 am-9 pm. Adults $29.95-34.95, seniors $25.95-30.95, children ages 3-12 $23.95-28.95, including dolphin show, 3-D movie and exhibits.
0:30 Stone Mountain: A 3,300-acre park surrounds the world’s largest granite monolith. The park offers trails, golf courses, a skylift, a railroad, miniature golf, campgrounds, a 4-D theater, the Lasershow Spectacular and the newly opened Geyser Towers with suspended rope bridges and net tunnels overlooking a gushing geyser. Adventure Pass: Adults $27, children ages 3-11 $21. Parking $10.
0:48 Fox Theatre: This 1929, lavish movie palace is a showplace of Moorish-Egyptian style. Today it is used for concerts, theatrical productions and movies. Call for a schedule of events. The Atlanta Preservation Center offers year-round tours.
1:02 Zoo Atlanta: Lions, tigers, zebras, giraffes, rhinos and more than 1,500 other animals call the zoo home, but it’s probably best known for its gorilla and giant panda bear exhibits. Also, a children’s petting zoo, train rides, a rock-climbing wall, a playground and a carousel. M-F 9:30 am-5:30 pm, Sa&Su 9:30 am-6:30 pm. Adults $21, seniors $17, children 3-11 $16, 2 and under free.
1:14 The Varsity: The iconic drive-in, the world’s largest, is an essential Atlanta experience. Step up to the 150-ft. counter to order chili dogs, naked dogs, burgers, fries, fried apple pie and FOs (frosted orange drinks).
1:30 High Museum of Art: More than 11,000 works are in the permanent collection, including 19th- and 20th-century American art, decorative arts and folk art. On view are: Kaws: Down Time, through July 29; Picturing New York/Picturing the South, through Sept. 2; Rising Up: Hale Woodruff’s Murals from Talladega College, through Sept. 2; and Revisiting the South: Richard Misrach’s Cancer Alley, through Oct. 7. Tu, W, F&Sa 10 am-5 pm, Th 10 am-8 pm, Su noon-5 pm. Adults $18, seniors and students $15, children 6-17 $11, under 6 free.
1:44 CNN Studio Tour: See the fast-paced newsrooms of CNN’s global headquarters. Guests get a bird’s-eye view of the actual newsroom and a chance to be a weatherman or news anchor. Daily 9 am-5 pm; tours depart approximately every 10 minutes. Adults $15, seniors $14, children $10.
1:56 Fernbank Museum of Natural History: One of the largest natural history museums south of the Smithsonian. The centerpiece is Giants of the Mesozoic, with skeletons of the world’s largest dinosaurs. On special exhibit is The Scoop on Poop, which reveals what we can learn about animals by examining what they leave behind, through Sept. 3. M-Sa 10 am-5 pm, Su noon-5 pm. Adults $17.50, seniors and students $16.50, children ages 3-12 $15.50, 2 and under free; IMAX tickets not included in admission.
2:08 Fountain of Rings: This 21-acre park, with inscribed bricks, the Fountain of Rings and sculptures, is a permanent legacy to the 1996 Olympic games.
2:23 Sun Dial Restaurant: This tri-level complex, including a revolving restaurant, a cocktail lounge and an observatory view level, sits atop the Westin Peachtree Plaza hotel, the tallest hotel in the Western Hemisphere. Live jazz Wednesday and Thursday nights from 6-11 pm.
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