Gate City of the South
World of Coca-Cola
At World of Coca‑Cola, you will experience the world’s most famous beverage in a dynamic, multimedia attraction. Get closer than ever before to the vault that houses the secret formula for Coca‑Cola. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the bottling process. View hundreds of artifacts and send your taste buds on a trip around the globe as you taste more than 100 beverages. Enjoy an ice-cold Coca-Cola when
– Get an inside look at the bottling process
– Learn more about the intrigue surrounding our most closely guarded secret by visiting the Vault of the Secret Formula.
– Explore more than 1,200 never-before-displayed artifacts.
– Take a trip around the world through a breathtaking 4-D movie experience.
– Share a hug with our 7-foot-tall Coca-Cola Polar Bear!
– Tempt your taste buds with more than 100 beverages from around the world.
Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthhome
The only ranger-led tour in the park is of Dr. King’s Birth Home. All other facilities such as the Visitor Centeer, Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, Dr. and Mrs. King’s Gravesite, Freedom Hall, and Historic Fire Station No. 6 are self-guided.
Visiting the home where Dr. King was born and lived the first twelve years of his life is often the highlight of ones visit to the park. The ranger-led tour lasts approximately 30 minutes during which time you will learn about the life of a young M. L. King. The home is open for tours on a daily basis, except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day, with the first tour at 10:00 am and the last tour at 4:00 p.m.
Restrictions: Tours are limited to 15 people are filled on a first-come, first-served basis on the day of the tour. No advanced registration or phone reservations are accepted. Upon arriving at the park proceed to the information desk located inside of the visitor center to sign up for a tour. Once you are signed up feel free to visit the rest of the park while waiting for your tour. Groups are limited to signing up for only 3 tour times per day for a total of 45 people. After signing up a group, the group leader is responsible dividing up the group and seeing that the people arrive for their tour on time.
Stone Mountain Park
STONE MOUNTAIN PARK is the perfect destination for your next group outing. Perfect for student group visits, Stone Mountain Park offers a variety of outdoor entertainment, recreation and educational options.
The mountain is 825 feet tall and covers 583 acres. The top of the mountain is 1,683 feet above sea level. The entire carved surface of the Memorial Carving measures three acres, larger than a football field. The carving of the three men towers 400 feet above the ground, measures 90 by 190 feet, and is recessed 42 feet into the mountain. The deepest point of the carving is at Lee’s elbow, which is 12 feet to the mountain’s surface.
SUMMIT SKYRIDE: This high-speed Swiss cable car provides a stunning view of the Confederate Memorial Carving as it transports you more than 825 feet above ground to the top of Stone Mountain. From the top, experience amazing views of the Atlanta skyline, the Appalachian Mountains and more up to 60 miles away.
SCENIC RAILROAD: Climb aboard the train with a full size locomotive from the 1940s with open-air cars that will take you on a lively five-mile excursion around the mountain. Marvel at beautiful views of Stone Mountain and the surrounding landscape.
SKYHIKE: Visit SkyHike to trek through the treetops on one of the nation’s largest family adventure courses. No two hikes are the same! Your choices make each hike a new challenge while secured to the patented overhead safety system.
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