Atlanta Highlight #1 - Sites to See, Things to Do
While you're in Atlanta for the 2016 Festival, be sure to explore the city! Below you will find a few of many possibilities for adventuring around this incredible place.
Center for Civil and Human Rights
"The Center for Civil and Human Rights in downtown Atlanta is an engaging cultural attraction that connects the American Civil Rights Movement to today’s Global Human Rights Movements. Our purpose is to create a safe space for visitors to explore the fundamental rights of all human beings so that they leave inspired and empowered to join the ongoing dialogue about human rights in their communities."
"Piedmont Park, Atlanta’s “Common Ground” since 1904, is located approximately 2 miles northeast of downtown Atlanta. The park runs along 10th Street (a block west of 10th & Monroe Avenue to a block east of 10th & Piedmont Avenue) and Piedmont Avenue (12th & Piedmont to just before 15th & Piedmont) in midtown Atlanta. The park is open daily from 6:00 am until 11:00 pm."
Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site
This site invites you to "Come hear his story, visit the home of his birth, and where he played as a child. Walk in his footsteps, and hear his voice in the church where he moved hearts and minds. Marvel at how he was an instrument for social change."
"Georgia Aquarium is the largest aquarium in the Western Hemisphere with 10 million gallons of fresh and marine water and tens of thousands of animals."
Fernbank Museum of Natural History
Fernbank Museum of Natural History: "From the world’s largest dinosaurs to Atlanta’s biggest IMAX® screen, experience a world of adventure! Hands-on exhibits, live animals, archaeological artifacts and other fun experiences make science come alive for all ages."