Attractions Near Six Flags Over Georgia
When you are at Six Flags over Georgia, you are on the edge of Atlanta. This puts you near many exciting places to visit. Families and nature lovers will find much to enjoy at the Georgia Aquarium. This downtown Atlanta attraction holds the distinction of being the largest indoor aquarium in the United States and perhaps the world. It houses thousands of fish, hundreds of fish species, and unique sea life such as jellyfish and sea horses. It is also home to four Beluga whales and their cousins, the frisky bottlenose dolphins. Giant manta rays and scary hammerhead sharks are two other big residents.
The cable news network offers a popular tour at its downtown location. The CNN Tower is located near the Georgia Aquarium and the Olympic Centennial Park. The Park also draws many visitors every year. Activities and concerts are often held at the special park. In addition, there is a large play fountain that children love in the hot summer. Also downtown, you will find the World of Coke. This museum, run by the corporation, celebrates the homemade brew that became an international favorite. Artwork includes the many Santas that were made famous by advertising artists. With a hundred years of memorabilia, the museum is worth the admission, and tickets can be combined with the CNN Tour and the Aquarium for a lower rate.
The Grant Park Zoo also offers an up close look at the animal world. A large zoo by any standards, it is home to a remarkable collection of large apes including orangutans and gorillas. The biggest tourist draw is a pair of Giant Pandas, but there are hundreds of other adorable species to see as well.
Fernbank Museum of Natural History is the perfect place for kids. The multi-story atrium is home to full-size replica skeletons of two of the world's biggest known dinosaurs, the Giganotosaurus and the Argentinosaurus. The exhibits touch on everything from sharks to shells and from dinosaurs to giant sloths. NatureQuest and other hands-on exhibits are award-winning, kid-friendly favorites.
Stone Mountain Park is built around Georgia's unusual all-rock mountain. A Skyride aerial tram takes visitors to the top. A scenic railroad makes a loop through the park. Swimming and an evening laser light show are summer attractions. A riverboat offers rides on the large lake. Historic buildings round out the park's offerings.