Atlanta is a hotspot for the arts and culture, so it’s no wonder that some of the best museums in the US are located here. There are plenty of options for all ages and interests, so make sure that you put a few of these on your agenda.
- Georgia Aquarium- Largest aquarium in the US, home to over 100,000 aquatic animals including massive whale sharks, Beluga whales, dolphins, and penguins.
- World of Coca-Cola – All ages will love the interactive displays and the soda fountains that dispense over 100 Coca-Cola flavors including classics and limited editions.
- Learn about the American Civil Rights movement at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights.
- Visit the home of Martin Luther King Jr. where he was born in 1929.
- Discover the ultimate playground at the Legoland Discovery Center. It features 2 rides, 10 LEGO build and play zones, and a 4D cinema.
- Fernbank Museum of Natural History is not your typical museum. There are over 75 acres of outdoor exhibits with walking trails, a canopy bridge, native wildlife and natural playgrounds.
- Atlanta Cyclorama & Civil War Museum features The Battle of Atlanta, a 132-year-old painting that stands at 49 feet tall, over 100 yards, and weighs 10,000 pounds.
- High Museum of Art is the leading museum in the Southeast US with over 15,000 works of art in its permanent collection.
- Atlanta Botanical Garden – One of the most beautiful spots in the city. Don’t miss walking amongst the treetops on the Canopy Walk footbridge, which is suspended 40-feet above the lovely blooming flowers.
- See more than 1,000 animals from around the world at the Zoo Atlanta including giant pandas and great apes.
- Children’s Museum of Atlanta is an outstanding museum to encourage curiosity and imagination for children 0-8 years old.
By Taylor Randolph, The Traveling Souk