Georgia has a rich historic and cultural heritage on display through the state. Whatever your interest, Georgia is able to showcase, through its numerous museums, a fascinating insight into its rich historic and cultural heritage, both past and present.
High Museum of Art – Atlanta
High Museum of Art is the leading art museum in the Southeastern United States. With over 11,000 works of art in its permanent collection, the High provides visitors from Atlanta and the region with a diverse, broad selection of art that comprises 19th and 20th-century American works, European paintings, decorative arts, African art, African-American art, photography, modern and contemporary art.
Fernbank Museum of Natural History – Atlanta
History comes alive at Fernbank Museum of Natural History. Explore cultural treasures and ancient fossils, experience the thrill of a film in the IMAX Theatre, enjoy science interactives and marvel at the largest dinosaurs ever discovered. Fernbank Museum isn’t just another museum””it’s a journey to another time and place.
Booth Western Museum- Cartersville
You don’t have to be a fan of Gene Autry or Roy Rogers to enjoy the Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville. Sure, cowboys and Indians are the main attraction here. But while the museum’s main gallery focuses on the American West, other permanentexhibits of Civil War art, presidential portraits and letters, and cinematic memorabilia make this museum a treasure of Americana.
Margaret Mitchell House- Atlanta
Discover the story behind Margaret Mitchell’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel that inspired the world’s most beloved movie, Gone with the Wind. Experience a docent-led tour through the home listed on the National Register of Historic Sites where Margaret Mitchell wrote her epic novel. Exclusive archival exhibits tell the story of Mitchell beyond Gone With the Wind. Visit www.exploregeorgia.org for further information on these and a host of other fascinating museums on offer throughout the state.
The whole State of Georgia has a wealth of diverse, fascinating and interactive attractions to visit and enjoy.
The Georgia Aquarium is the World’s largest with more than eight million gallons of fresh and marine water and more aquatic life than found in any other aquarium. With five unique galleries that take you on aquatic adventure around the globe, you are sure to see things you’ve never seen before! Get up close with gentle whale sharks, toothy sand tiger sharks, graceful beluga whales, playful sea otters and aquatic animals all over the world. See: www.georgiaaquarium.org for more information.
Georgia Sea Turtle Center, Jekyll Island
The Georgia Sea Turtle Center opened in June 2007 and provided state-of-the-art emergency care to sick and injured sea turtles, with opportunities for scientific research and long-term treatment. The center provides a fascinating insight for children and adults alike to understand the issues surrounding these amazing creature and work that is going on to care for an rehabilitate them back into the wild: For more information visit: www.georgiaseaturtlecenter.org
World of Coca-Cola
At the World of Coca Cola we have it all from a thrilling mutli-sensory 4-D theater to a marvelously restored 1880’s soda fountain. Take home a special one-of-a-kind World of Coca-Cola glass bottle produced exclusively for our guests on our fully-functioning bottling line. You don’t want to miss the opportunity to sample over 60 different beverages from around the world.
Inside CNN Studio Tour
Journey into the heart of CNN Worldwide and get an up-close, in-depth look at global news in the making. The Inside CNN Atlanta Studio Tour takes you behind the scenes with the inventors of 24-hour news. Ranked among Atlanta’s most popular destinations, Inside CNN Atlanta is a 55-minute guided walking tour offering guests an exciting glimpse of newsgathering and broadcasting from the studios of CNN, the most trusted name in news. For more information visit: www.cnn.com/tour/atlanta/
Consolidated Gold Mines, Dahlonega
Twenty years before the 1849 gold rush to California, thousands of gold seekers flocked into the Cherokee Nation in North Georgia, beginning the nations first major gold rush. At the Consolidated Gold mines in Dahlonega, travel over 200 feet underground and take a step back in time to view a slice of history from the late 1800’s! What will you discover? After your tour, you will receive gold panning instructions from some of the best panners in the world, having won numerous awards in the field. Then you will get a chance to try if for yourself and hopefully you’ll strike it rich! While you are at the mine, don’t forget to try our “Gemstone Grubbin'” for a great family experience. See: www.consolidatedgoldmine.com/ for more information.