Atlanta Sightseeing Tours
Registered motorcoach operator attendees are invited to participate in pre-show sightseeing tours sponsored by Atlanta Convention & Visitor’s Bureau on January 31st, 2016 . Below are descriptions of 6 wonderful tours. The cost is free to UMA operators. There are limited spots available which are first come first serve. Click here to register for these tours.
Only In Atlanta
Learn about Atlanta’s history aboard The Peachtree Trolley Tour and see popular sites including the World of Coca-Cola, CNN Worldwide Headquarters, Oakland Cemetery and the Fox Theatre. After the tour, get the inside scoop at the Inside CNN Studio Tour. The guided tour offers an exclusive, behind-the-scenes view of Atlanta’s CNN studios. Visit the vault of the secret formula at the World of Coca-Cola. The museum features a multi-sensory theatre, the smallest bottling line in the world and the Taste it! Room, with more than 100 beverages from around the globe. Get a bird’s eye view of Atlanta on the 20-story high SkyView Ferris Wheel.
Learn about two of Atlanta’s Nobel Peace Prize winners, President Jimmy Carter and Martin Luther King Jr. The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum houses the former president’s papers and artifacts relating to the Carter Administration. Visit the birth home of Dr. King at the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site. Learn more about Dr. King’s nonviolent principles at the King Center and sit in the pews of Ebenezer Baptist Church. Immerse yourself in the American civil rights movement as the Center for Civil and Human Rights’ high-tech exhibits use motion, sights and sounds to transport you back in time. Touch screen video panels bring guests face-to-face with human rights activists from around the world.
*GREAT NEWS! If you can't make a tour you can show your EXPO badge at the Center for Civil & Human Rights ticket office to receive a 20% discount!
Hands-on in Atlanta
Atlanta’s has world-class attractions that are always adding new and exciting exhibits to the roster. The scaly, slimy, spectacular amphibian and reptile experience at Zoo Atlanta has more than 60 animal species, many of the new to the zoo, including rare Cuban crocodiles. Swim with the whale sharks and shake hands with sea otters with the new animal encounters at the Georgia Aquarium Get your head in the game at the all ne College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-Fil-A Fan Experience. The Hall is a massive, state-of-the-art shrine for college football fans, with interactive exhibits that entertain even the non-fan visitor. Get a bird’s eye view of Atlanta on the 20-story high SkyView Ferris Wheel.
Biggest, largest, leading. These describe several of Atlanta’s cultural attractions. Tour the largest movie palace in the Southeast, the Fox Theatre. Travel back in time to 1929 to the golden era of the fabulous Fox and experience a magic carpet ride through ancient Egypt and the Middle East. Mary Mac's Tea Room is a cultural classic, one of the last tea rooms standing in Atlanta. Dine on the famous fried chicken, people travel from all over the U.S. to get a taste! Spend time in the company of the largest dinosaurs ever discovered at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History. Uncover more of Atlanta’s cultural hotspots and history on a 15 mile tour through the heart of Atlanta on the ATL Cruzers Electric car tour.
Behind the Scenes: Movies, Art & Culture
Go behind the scenes of Atlanta’s arts and culture. At the Woodruff Arts Center, visit the leading producing theatre and orchestra in the Southeast, the Alliance Theatre and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, respectively. The Alliance hosts 200,000 patrons annually and has premiered more than 80 original productions including Tony Award winners The Color Purple, by Alice Walker. The Orchestra is currently in its 70th season and performs more than 200 concerts annually. The Orchestra has recorded more than 100 albums and its recordings have won 27 GRAMMY® Awards in categories including Best Classical Album, Best Orchestral Performance, Best Choral Performance, and Best Opera Performance. Atlanta Movie Tours provides a new way to see the city, revealing hidden corners of film locations across Atlanta.
Shopping, The Swan House & Southern Belles
Begin your tour of the Atlanta’s upscale neighborhood, Buckhead at Macy’s at Lenox Square Mall. Lenox Square opened in 1959, beginning Buckhead’s shopping story. The mall has remained one of the most popular shopping destinations in the city and Macy’s serves as its anchor. Learn more about the Atlanta’s history at the Atlanta History Center, which features 33 acres of gardens, the most comprehensive exhibits of the American Civil War and the legendary Swan House. Tour the Margaret Mitchell House to see where she penned the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Gone With the Wind.
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