About Atlanta

If you're planning a trip to Atlanta, you'll have plenty of activities from
which to choose. Top tourist spots include The King Center, The Carter
Center, the Atlanta History Center and the CNN Center. The city also is home
to a dizzying array of sporting venues, restaurants, museums, theatres,
clubs and more.

Despite its explosive growth in recent years, Atlanta has maintained its
down-home charm. It all makes for a vibrant, welcoming environment in which
to spend your college years. And should you attend Morehouse, you'll be
sharing the city with nearly 200,000 other college students.

Please visit www.atlanta.net for more information about Atlanta, including
food, culture, nightlife, sports, transportation and neighborhoods.


Area Attractions

The Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic District
 – includes The King Center, Freedom Hall, historic Ebenezer Baptist Church and birth home of the civil rights leader and Morehouse alumnus. 449-450 Auburn Avenue. Open seven days a week. No fee for admission. (404) 331-5190

The Herndon Home – home of former slave and business owner Alonzo Herndon, founder of Atlanta Life Insurance Company and Atlanta’s first black millionaire. 587 University Place. Guided tours conducted hourly Tuesday through Saturday. Fee for admission. (404) 581-9813

Georgia Aquarium - the world’s largest aquarium, with 8 million gallons of fresh and marine water, and more than 100,000 animals representing 500 species from around the world. 225 Baker Street. Open Monday through Sunday. Fee for admission. (404) 581-4000

Centennial Olympic Park – a unique 21-acre park that serves as Georgia’s lasting legacy of the Centennial Olympic Games. Free community events throughout the year. Centennial Olympic Park Drive. No fee for admission. (404) 222-PARK (7275)

Georgia State Capitol – an 1889 building that serves as home to Georgia’s government. Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. (404) 656-2844

Phillips Arena/Georgia Dome – homes of the Atlanta Hawks, Atlanta Thrashers and the Atlanta Falcons. West of the intersection of Marietta Street and Centennial Olympic Park Drive. Philips Arena - (404) 878-3000; Georgia Dome - (404) 223-9200

CNN Center – home to CNN and CNN Headline News, as well as shopping and eateries. 55-minute guided tour of CNN operations. Center open seven days a week; tours operate daily. Fee for tour – reservations recommended. (404) 827-2300

Turner Field – home to the Atlanta Braves. Includes the Braves Museum and the Hall of Fame. 755 Hank Aaron Drive. Tours available year-round except when Braves have afternoon home games; call for availability. Fee for admission. (404) 614-2311

Underground Atlanta – six acres of shopping, eateries and nightlife. Open seven days a week. No fee for admission. Guided tours available for a fee; call for information. (404) 230-1786

World of Coca-Cola – museum dedicated to the soft drink that was created in Atlanta in 1886. Offers samples of various soft drinks from around the world. Open seven days a week. Fee for admission; call for times. (800) 676-COKE (2653)

Zoo Atlanta – home to various species of animals from around the world. Open seven days a week. Fee for admission. (404) 624-WILD (9453)

Atlanta Botanical Gardens – 30 acres of beautiful outdoor display gardens. Various tours available; call for information. Fee for admission. (404) 876-5859

Fernbank Science Museum – a world of dinosaurs, artifacts, interactive science exhibits, IMAX Theater and more. Open seven days a week. Fee for admission. (404) 929-6300