Saturday, August 13, 2022

10 Things To Do in Atlanta, Ga.

There’s no doubt that Rebel fans love to travel, especially if Ole Miss football is the key event!  So, as the fan-base packs up and heads to Atlanta next week for the Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Game against Boise State, here are ten more attractions to round out this Labor Day weekend and the official start to the 2014 football season!
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College Football Hall of Fame

1. Visit the College Football Hall of Fame in downtown Atlanta. The Hall of Fame is set to host their Grand Opening on August 23, so Rebel fans will be some of the first visitors next week. The CFH is 94,000 square-feet, features a 45-yeard indoor football field, and showcases eight Rebel footballers: Jake Gibbs, Bruiser Kinard, Archie Manning, Coach Johnny Vaught, Parker “Bullet” Hall, Charlie Flowers, Charlie Conerly, and Barney Pool. Visit www.cfbhall.com for more information about the museum.
2. Get immersed in the Chick-Fil-A Why We Love College Football Fan Experience. Located inside the College Football Hall of Fame, the Fan Experience features high-tech exhibits and 52-foot long touchscreen, and a first glance at the new National Championship Trophy, trophies for the six playoff games, and more. Click Here to learn more.
Georgia Aquarium
Georgia Aquarium

3. Get lost in the Georgia Aquarium. The Aquarium, located in downtown Atlanta, calls itself “the world’s most magical aquarium” because it features more animals than any other aquarium in just 10 million gallons of water. New to the Georgia Aquarium: Dolphins! Get more information, purchase tickets and more at www.georgiaaquarium.org.
4. Try Coca-Cola from around the world at Atlanta’s World of Coca-Cola Museum. The museum holds the 125-year-old secret recipe to the world’s favorite soft drink, as well as more than 1,200 Coca-Cola artifacts, a 4-D movie experience and a (sometimes) delicious tasting room of Coca-Cola products from around the world. Our advice: Beware of the Beverly. For more information about tours, exhibits and events, visit www.worldofcoca-cola.com.
Turner Field
Turner Field

5. Cheer on the Atlanta Braves vs. the Miami Marlins at Turner Field. The three-game series starts on Friday, August 29 at 7:35 p.m. This is the perfect opportunity to make your ball-game road trip into a weekend sports getaway. Find tickets and more information here.
6. Visit Centennial Olympic Park in the heart of Atlanta. Built to commemorate the 1996 Summer Olympic games, Centennial Park is currently the largest downtown park in the country built in the last 25 years. Centennial Park regularly hosts concerts, markets, and other events. Every Tuesday and Thursday, Music@Noon is a free concert series at the park. If it’s one of those steamy August days, the park features 251 computer-controlled water jets to keep you cool. Visit www.centennialpark.com for more info.
Inside CNN Studio Tour
Inside CNN Studio Tour

7. Tour the world headquarters of CNN News. The 50-minutue Inside CNN Tour gives visitors behind-the-scenes access to all of CNN’s programing, including tours of the CNN and HLN studios and control rooms. Who knows, visitors might even meet the network’s on-air personalities! Click Here to purchase tickets and more.
8. Float the Chattahoochee River. Located in Roswell, Georgia, just miles from downtown Atlanta, Shoot the Hooch offers rafting, canoeing, paddle boarding and tubing trips down the Chattahoochee river. Since Rebel fans will be visiting the ATL on Labor Day weekend, this could be the last opportunity of the year to get your feet wet. Reservations are recommended, so visit www.shootthehooch.com for more info.
Chattahoochee River
Chattahoochee River

9. Search for stars on an Atlanta Movie Tour. Are a fan of The Walking Dead? Or the Hunger Games? What about The Blind Side and Gone with the Wind? Well, the were all filmed (or are being filmed) in Atlanta! So, local movie buffs host tours to various filming locations around the city. Learn more about the various tours and more at atlantamovietours.com.
10. Reconnect at LEGOLAND Discovery Center. Who doesn’t love LEGOs? Kids of all ages can enjoy hands-on, interactive activities and classes with master LEGO artists. Visit legolanddiscoverycenter.com/atlanta for more information.
BONUS: Other attractions in Atlanta include: Zoo Atlanta, Six Flags Over Georgia, the Center for Puppetry Arts, the High Museum of Art, the Jackson Street Bridge, Jimmy Carter’s Presidential Library and much, much more!
Safe travels, Rebel fans! Be sure to send us your Ole Miss Spirit photos to hottytoddyphotos@gmail.com to be featured on HottyToddy.com!

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