Having Fun on the Cheap - Atlanta
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Free Things to Do
Centennial Olympic Park: Home of the 1996 Olympic Games and the world's largest Olympic Ring fountain, Centennial Olympic Park provides year-round entertainment including concerts, festivals and family activities.
Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site & Sweet Auburn District: The area of Sweet Auburn served as the thriving center of Atlanta’s Black enterprise from the 1890s to the 1940s. At the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, explore his birth home, historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, and The King Center, where Dr. King’s Nobel Peace Prize is displayed. The crypt and gravesite of Dr. King and his wife, Coretta Scott King, are also located here.
Cheap Things to Do
The Fox Theatre: Designed in the late 1920s, this opulent, historic landmark was originally the Yaarab Temple Shrine Mosque. Today, The Fox Theatre presents shows by Broadway in Atlanta and Theater of the Stars, as well as a summer movie series. It is also home to the Atlanta Ballet’s premier, annual performance of “Nutcracker.”
Inside CNN Studio Tour: Tour the core of CNN Worldwide for an up-close look at global news in the making. This 55-minute guided walking tour offers behind-the-scenes views of Atlanta’s CNN studios and an exclusive glimpse of news and broadcasting in action.
Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum: The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum is an opportunity to learn about the life and work of the 39th president’s life. Explore an exact replica of the Oval Office, view special exhibits, and listen to oral histories and interviews from the Carter White House. The museum also traces Carter’s life from his 6th grade report card to his 2002 Nobel Peace Prize. With IDs, students are only $6!
The World of Coca-Cola: Learn about all things Coke at this interactive museum. Check out exhibits like the Vault where the secret Coca-Cola formula is stored and a fully-functioning Coke bottling line, and don't forget to visit the beverage lounge to taste more than 100 flavors of Coke from around the globe.
Underground Atlanta: Six city blocks of Underground Atlanta have been transformed into a subterranean marketplace offering guided historic tours, more than 100 specialty stores, and Kenny's Alley music and nightlife district. You’ll also find street-cart merchants and annual events such as the Peach Drop New Year’s Eve Celebration and Heritage Arts Festival.