Atlanta is one of the best cities around. With a wide variety of people and things to do, it’s no wonder it’s so popular. What better way to see Atlanta in all of its glory than a photo tour? (All pictures courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons)
Starting with America’s oldest pastime, take a look at this beautiful shot of Turner Field. Now home to the Atlanta Braves, Turner Field was originally built for the 1996 Olympic Games. Did you know: The longest baseball game played at Turner Field was between the Braves and the Houston Astros. The game lasted 5 hours and 35 minutes and ended with a win for the Braves.
Along with 1996 stadium for the Olympic games came Centennial Olympic Park. Before its beauty, the park was an old, run-down part of town. It was built for visitors and Atlanta locals to come and remember the 1996 Olympic games. Today, the park hosts events such as the Fourth of July Celebration and fundraisers. Did you know: Granite from each of the five continents represented in the 1996 Olympic Games is used in the park.
One of Atlanta’s oldest and unique attractions is the Fox Theatre. The Fox has been around since the Great Depression and first opened as the Yaarab Temple Shrine Mosque. Today, the Fox is a National Historic Landmark and continues to bring in patrons for shows. Over 300 shows are booked to be shown at the Fox, and the Egyptian Ballroom and Grand Salon are often rented for special occasions. Did you know: To build the Fox Theatre today would cost more than $300 million.
Now that you’re up on your Atlanta history, tell us: what is your favorite historic location in Atlanta? We want to know!