156 Heaton Park Drive Northeast Fernbank Forest Atlanta, GA 30307 +1 678 874 7102
Established in 1967, Atlanta's Fernbank Science Center is a great place to nurture your scientific curiosity. The exhibit area, spread across 9000 square feet (836.12 square meters), features both permanent and traveling exhibits; they encompass various branches of science. Get a glimpse of the starry night sky at the planetarium. Visitors can also peruse the library, Compost Site, Solar Experiment and a couple of laboratories. The different facilities of the Fernbank Science Center, follow varying hours of operation; check the website for further details before visiting.
The Fernbank Museum of Natural History is one of the largest museums in the country. Surrounded by 140 acres (56 hectares) of forests, it is located a short distance from downtown and is a must on itineraries to Atlanta. Natural history buffs can marvel at intriguing exhibitions in the Great Hall. A landmark in itself, this splendid building features a vertigo-inducing skylight that towers at 86 feet (26 meters). Interactive programs at the planetarium promise an entertaining astronomy lesson, while the 315-seater IMAX theater showcases movies on its five-story screen. Note that film screenings on Fridays are accompanied by delicious martinis.
Virginia Avenue NorthEast Atlanta, GA 30306 +1 404 521 6600(Tourist Information)
Located in the northeast part of Atlanta, Virginia-Highland is one of the popular neighborhoods of the city. The area is has a variety of restaurants and is home to many shopping and fine dining destinations. Many of the buildings still retain their historic architecture. A must-visit attraction when in Atlanta.
736 Ponce de Leon Avenue Below Friends Neighborhood Bar Atlanta, GA 30306
The Drunken Unicorn enjoys a unique décor, being splattered with unicorn trinkets all over. Equipped with a well stocked bar, it offers a wide range of drinks that won't make a dent in your pocket. It hosts a range of live acts and music performances from time to time featuring genres like: hip-hop, rap, indie, rock, psychedelic, metal, punk, rock, experimental, progressive and hardcore among others. Although the joint is tiny and heavily crowded on most days, you will find the atmosphere cozy thanks to its dim lights and dark environs. Check website for more details on current and upcoming events and exact timings.
1037 Monroe Drive Northeast Atlanta, GA 30306 +1 404 875 7100
Located in Virginia Highland, Solomon Projects is a contemporary art gallery that houses exhibitions from artists around the world who are specifically dedicated to creating projects for the Solomon space. The gallery presents art in nearly every medium, and the diversity of represented artists' cultures results in a magnificent mixed bag of influences. Solomon Projects provides a truly unique art experience in a very comfortable atmosphere for both the artist and the observer. Appointments are recommended for a visit to this gallery.
1411 North Morningside Drive Atlanta, GA 30306 +1 404 876 7396
Established in 1925, the Morningside Presbyterian Church was founded as a mission of the Atlanta Presbytery Home Mission Committee and First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta. Located in a scenic residential neighborhood in the Virginia-Highlands, the structure was designed by noted church architects Thomas and Waggoner of Philadelphia. Set on a wooded campus, construction of the church building began in 1946 and was not completed until 1949. In addition to Sunday services, the church maintains an active youth center, a counseling center, and numerous seniors' programs. Services on Sunday are at 11a.
3200 Atlanta Silverbacks Way Near Spaghetti Junction Atlanta, GA 30340 +1 404 410 7410
Established in 2006, this sprawling facility is the home ground of the Atlanta Silverbacks soccer club. The complex features three football fields and one professional football stadium with a capacity of 5000 spectators. Apart from the soccer club, the facility is also the home venue of women's semi-professional football team. The complex is host to numerous league and club-level matches throughout the year. Check website for more.
4484 Peachtree Road Oglethorpe University Atlanta, GA 30319 +1 404 364 8555
Located on the verdant, heavily-Gothic campus of Oglethorpe University, this dignified museum offers a broad range of cultural displays, from antiquity to modern art. A short, five-minute car trip up Peachtree Road from Buckhead, the museum and university are surrounded by the quiet residential neighborhood of Brookhaven, one of the city's prettiest. There is an admission fee per person to the museum but exploring the campus is free. The museum is closed on holidays.
3931 Peachtree Street Atlanta, GA 30319 +1 404 233 2794
This log cabin in the midst of the city is one of the oldest houses. Named for original owner Samuel Goodwin, the home is open for free tours every third Sunday. Goodwin came to the area from South Carolina in 1837 and built the house along the Echota Indian Trail on a 600-acre homestead. The family cemetery, home to five generations of Goodwins, is located nearby amid sprawling magnolias. Lynda Martin, the great-great-great-great granddaughter of Goodwin, currently lives in the house and leads the monthly tours.
3530 Ashford-Dunwoody Road Blackburn Park Atlanta, GA 30319 +1 404 377 3150
This group is dedicated to educating enthusiasts and spreading the word of a somewhat unusual hobby. If you like climbing trees, this is the place for you. Staff members here can outfit novices with safety ropes and harnesses, as well as detailed coaching and tips on the best routes and methods for climbing. Tree climbing equipment is also available. In addition to recreational climbing, these folks provide valuable service to the community and are often called upon to rescue cats and help clean up.
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