This handsome Victorian abode was the longtime home of famed Georgia writer Joel Chandler Harris, who penned some of this country's most popular stories for children as well as adults. Best known for his Uncle Remus tales, Harris wrote many of his landmark pieces right here in Atlanta, and the story of his life and work is on display at the museum. Guided tours and storytelling programs are offered, as well as a nice shop that stocks books and Brer Rabbit memorabilia.
Housing the history of the world's most popular soda, the World of Coca-Cola is one of Atlanta's premier attractions. See pieces of historic Coke memorabilia, visit the 4D theatre for a unique cinematic experience, and lay eyes on the vault that holds the secret recipe. Visitors can also sample an array of different coke products, send letters to friends and family from the famous Coke polar bear, take home authentic Coke gifts from the museum shop, and visit the pop culture gallery to learn about the advertising history of this renowned brand.
This majestic Atlanta landmark is frequently noted as one of the city's most stunning and unique architectural achievements. Built to resemble a Rhineland castle, Rhodes Hall boasts one of the city's finest examples of Victorian interior design. Constructed in 1904 during the significant residential building booms, this house is now available for tours during the week as well as for private purposes. The hall can be rented for formal events and parties, and guided tours of the floors are also available.
This unique museum is located within the Center for Puppetry Arts, the largest institute dedicated to the art of puppetry in the United States. Learn everything you ever wanted to know about the history, creation, and craft of puppetry, and witness featured exhibits from all around the world. Performances and workshops are regularly scheduled, and a special birthday party program is available for kids of all ages. Stop by for a tour today, or call for a schedule of performances at the adjacent theaters.
Decatur was already a bustling little town when its nearby neighbor Atlanta was founded. Take a walking tour of the quaint historic downtown and hear stories of former residents who aren't ready to say goodbye to Decatur just yet. Even the city's majestic focal point—the historic courthouse—is haunted. At the restored train depot, now a restaurant, the cries of wounded Civil War soldiers can sometimes be heard. A visit to the historic cemetery is likely to produce paranormal experiences, and visitors are encouraged to take photos in the hopes of catching evidence on film. Decatur Ghost Tours also organizes ghost hunts for intrepid souls.
Agatha's brand of mystery dinner theater satisfies both the appetite and the funny bone. Agatha's provides a wonderful five-course dinner, with wine to savor and a murder mystery to solve. Audience participation is often solicited and the mysteries lean toward hilarity more than drama.
Eyedrum is the perfect venue, to catch the best of contemporary arts in vibrant Atlanta. Be it music concerts, art exhibitions, film openings or book readings - you can all catch them here at this multi-arts space. It is also a favorite joint for upcoming local bands. Check the website for detailed schedule of events.
For aerial views of Atlanta that can't be beat, check out Skyview Atlanta. This Ferris wheel, nearly 20-stories high, takes about four minutes for a full rotation, which means plenty of time to soak in the expansive cityscape. Each ride includes four full rotations, which puts total ride time around 15 minutes or so. Each gondola holds six people, and there are VIP gondolas offering leather seats and glass pane windows.