The Best of Arts and Culture in Atlanta, GA

Atlanta’s arts and culture scene is rich with Southern history through museums, music, and theatre. The city pays tribute to their native national leaders like Martin Luther King, Jr. and former president Jimmy Carter, and features artists and performers from around the world. During your vacation, stay in a historic Midtown Atlanta bed and breakfast and soak in the area’s arts and culture scene at these locations.

High Museum of Art

Atlanta’s High Museum of Art began in a stately home on Peachtree Street. Now in an award-winning building in Midtown, the High has become the Southeast’s leading art museum. It features classic to contemporary art and includes works by renowned architects Richard Meier and Renzo Piano. The museum is located at 1280 Peachtree Street.

Jimmy Carter Presidential Museum

Learn about a day in the life of a president at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Museum. Interactive displays and exhibits allow you to “step into the Oval Office” to learn how the Carter’s have promoted democracy and fought poverty around the world. Visit the Carter Museum at 441 Freedom Parkway.

World of Coca-Cola

Atlanta celebrates the birthplace of Coca-Cola with an impressive multimedia attraction. View over 1,200 artifacts ranging from an old Coca-Cola delivery truck to vintage bottles. The museum features a 4-D movie called “In Search of the Secret Formula.” Vistors get to sample over 100 different beverages made by the company. The World of Coca-Cola is ar 121 Baker Street.

MLK National Historic Site

Tour the birth home of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and see where his legacy began. The MLK National Historic Site hosts visitors from around the world. Stand in his footsteps where he preached at Ebenezer Baptist Church. Learn about his life and legacy at the King Center and visit his final resting place. The King Center is spread over 34 acres beginning at 450 Auburn Avenue.

Fox Theatre

Walk the red carpet at the Fabulous Fox Theatre where nationally acclaimed musicals and performances appear “live at the Fox.” Enjoy a scheduled show and then return for a tour of this facility to learn how it literally arose from the ashes to become Atlanta’s premier off-Broadway show locale. The theater is located in the heart of the Fox Theater Historic District at 660 West Peachtree Street.

Fernbank Museum of Natural History

The Fernbank Museum of Natural History is an adventure filled with live animals, dinosaur displays, and hands-on activities complete with a state-of-the-art giant screen theatre for watching exciting films. Outdoors, explore 75 acres of huge old trees and interactive exhibits. Fernbank is located at 767 Clifton Rd.

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