Downtown’s new $80 million museum entwines the American Civil Rights Movement with current efforts toward international human rights. Highlights include a sample of Martin Luther King, Jr. artifacts, including a draft of his famous "Letter from Birmingham Jail.”
Locals congregate at the 189-acre urban park on weekends for picnics, pick-up games of soccer, fishing, and taking in one of the many annual events, like the Dogwood Festival, that take place year-round.
Part of an ongoing development program to connect the city’s neighborhoods with trails and green spaces along 22 miles of historic train tracks, the Beltline also feeds the city’s art scene with public art projects.
Midtown, the city's cultural nexus, is home to this three-in-one destination for the performing and visual arts. The center houses the Alliance Theater, which stages original works; the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra; and the High Museum of Art, with a curvaceous white building that hosts traveling exhibits and a permanent collection of Southern folk art.
If you can't get enough of the iconic soda pop, you'll love the mix of old and new treasures—including an original Norman Rockwell Coca-Cola calendar, one of the oldest Coke bottles, and some of the brand's newest heartwarming ads—at this two-level downtown landmark.