The ATL, Hotlanta, The Dirty South. Whatever you call it, Atlanta has a ton of cool spots to explore. From the spooky Doll's Head Trail to the spectacular views from the Sun Dial Restaurant, A-Town has a little something for errbody.MoreLess
Kentucky might be the home of KFC but this humble restaurant of the world-famous franchise is the home of the Big Chicken. The Big Chicken is simply a giant wall jutting out from the shorter main restaurant. With a few pointy attachments to fashion a beak the wall became a giant chicken rising up from the restaurant. Inside the restaurant you'll get the same fare you would in any of the KFCs in the U.S.
Delta's main hub is at the airport in Atlanta so it only makes sense that their flight museum would be here too. This aviation museum is not so different from others - with aircraft and interactive displays. What is really unique here is the flight simulator which gives you a true pilot experience - for a few hundred dollars!
723 feet high on the observatory floor of the Westin Peachtree Plaza is a restaurant with magnificent views of Atlanta. The 73-story hotel is famous for its cylindrical shape allowing for a 360-view. A full bar, Sunday brunch, breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served as well as everything in between.
This simple two-story house was where the foundation of Dr. Martin Luther King's life lay. Being one of the most popular tourist destinations in the area getting in on one of the free 30-minute tours is difficult. If you arrive early in the day you have a better chance of participating in the tour where a park ranger leads you through the home while lecturing about the life of MLK as a child.
Known for being entirely covered in street art, Krog Street Tunnel is kept relevant in this digital age by artists who lovingly create colorful murals. So inspiring is this little gem in Atlanta that music videos are sometimes filmed here. This is also the best place to see what's happening in Atlanta - which shows you should be watching, which concerts you should be attending, which restaurants are serving specials.
Toys, electronics, and other random bits and pieces of modern life have found a second life here. Created by visionary Joel Slaton this walk through the forest is either a work of art or a junkyard depending on your view. It's also a work in progress where visitors can contribute their own items to add to the collection. However, there is one catch - it must be an item of trash that you found within the park's borders. So bringing that broken flat-screen would be frowned upon.
"What is Junkman's Daughter," you ask with a confused, pinched look on your face. Precisely the point…what is it? The psychedelic store front is certainly attention-grabbing. It is hard to classify this shop - it's smoke shop fused with novelties, interesting gifts and clothes, wigs, makeup, homegoods, housewares, and toys. It's a little bit of the eclectic in Hotlanta.
Since this property is condemned it's not a good idea to enter - a huge fire destroyed the building which could still have unstable areas. There is a pathway to the prison and decent photos of the creepy remains of the prison can be captured from outside.
The World of Coca-Cola sounds pretty tempting - a sugar-sweet promise from the beautiful people singing, "I'd like to buy the world a Coke." The 20-acre complex houses exhibits a theater and a store. You can also see the bottling and manufacturing process before taking your picture with the Coca-Cola polar bear.
Eyedrum is a true nonprofit venue where the entire staff is volunteer. It's hard to describe what this building is - a museum, an art and music center, and theater and performance venue. Priding themselves on their experimental attitude, the board of directors makes sure to give as much space as possible to artists who want to display their work.
One of three B-29s in the state of GA, Sweet Eloise is living out her retirement at Dobbins Air Force Base. Amazingly, over 3,000 of these bombers were produced for World War II but only 22 exist today. Sweet Eloise rests outside, a tribute to the bomber production plant here.
This replica of the Pennsylvania Avenue mansion is one Iranian man's tribute to America. Unfortunately, he experienced the highs and the lows of being American - foreclosure. The private family home (albeit a large one) departs from the White House on interior design - the Atlanta one is decidedly much more ostentatious.