Tourist Attractions in Georgia
By: Anna Dehnert
World of Coca Cola
The original World of Coca Cola was built in 1990. This building was near the heart of Atlanta or Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Then 17 years later it was replaced with the newer World of Coca Cola. The World of Coca Cola is a museum showing the history of the coca cola company. This show includes a host of entertainment. This 20 acre complex is located across Baker Street. The world of Coca Cola is also a museum that celebrates cokes culture. The World of Coca Cola is actually just a few blocks away from where John Pemberton created coke's secret formula. Coke was introduced to the world over 125 years ago and Atlanta's headquarters have remained there ever since. Actually Coke was sold as a patent medicine for five cents a glass at soda fountains. Which were popular in the United States at the time due to the belief that carbonated water was good for your health.
Tour the World of Coca Cola in Atlanta
Miss Freedom's original name is Goddess of Liberty. This statue has been at the state capitol since 1889. Miss Freedom sits on top of a attracting gold dome. This statue looks quite like the statue of liberty, but Miss Freedom holds a torch pointing up and a sword pointing down. No one knows who exactly she is. This is a great place to go see! There are no written records of where the statue came from. The original name of the statue is also unknown. The current name, Miss Freedom, came from recent decades. Previous names found were "Liberty" and "Goddess of Liberty. The torch is a functioning Mercury Vapor Lamp casting a blue-green light at night.
The Georgia Aquarium may be on land in Atlanta, but if you dive inside you will discover more than 10 million gallons of water. This aquarium is home to more marine life animals than any other aquarium. The Georgia Aquarium has lots of different exhibits that will REEL you in. Such as Cold Water Quest, Ocean Voyager, River Scout, Aquanaut Adventure, and Tropical Diver. Atlanta's aquarium is home to more than 10's of thousands of species including 500 species from different places around the world. It also includes more than 60 habitats. The largest exhibit at Georgia Aquarium is 284 ft. long X 126 ft. wide X 30 ft. deep at the maximum depth. It holds 6.3 million gallons of water. The second largest exhibit holds 800,000 gallons of water and is home to four beluga whales.
Tour the Georgia Aquarium