& Trip Ideas

Sights Worth Seeing

Iconic landmarks are all around the city of Atlanta, and they're never far from a MARTA bus stop or rail station. Even if you've called this city home for years, taking a day to see the sights is something everyone should do from time to time. Here are a few destinations we'd recommend checking out.

Stop One

Oakland Cemetery

248 Oakland Ave. SE, Atlanta

Founded in 1850, Oakland Cemetery is filled with sprawling oaks and magnolias and is the final resting place for notable Atlanta legends, including Bobby Jones, Margaret Mitchell and Maynard Jackson. It's home to some stunning architecture and near a handful of restaurants.


Near King Memorial station

Stop Two

Margaret Mitchell House

979 Crescent Ave. NE, Atlanta

Visit the house where Margaret Mitchell wrote her Pulitzer-Prize winning novel, Gone With the Wind. The three-story, Tudor Revival house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Learn more about the life of this groundbreaking writer, playwright and philanthropist at the visitor center inside the building.


Near the Midtown station

Stop Three

Swan House

Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta

Designed by famed Atlanta architect Philip Trammell Shutze, the Swan House is a classically-styled mansion built in 1928 for the Edward H. Inman family. Walking through the home's gardens and historic rooms is a great way to spend the day.


Near Buckhead station

Stop Four

The Smith Family Farm

Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta

Visit the Smith Family Farm where the Tullie Smith House is located. The property survived urban destruction during the Civil War and is a living landmark and representation of life from more than 150 years ago.


Near Buckhead station

Stop Five

Centennial Olympic Park and Ferris Wheel

265 Park Ave. W NW, Atlanta and 168 Luckie Street NW.(Skyview Atlanta Ferris Wheel)

Located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, this is one of the most popular parks in the city due to numerous activities held every year, including festivals, ice skating and charity events. The park has a wonderful system of water fountains and lush green spaces for outdoor adventures. The park is conveniently located next to the Georgia Aquarium, CNN Center and Philips Arena for a full day in the city.

Atlanta’s SkyView ferris wheel is located across the street from Centennial Olympic Park and offers breathtaking panoramic views of downtown Atlanta from 42 climate-controlled gondolas.



Near Peachtree Center and Dome/GWCC/Philips Arena/CNN Center stations

Stop Six

Underground Atlanta

50 Upper Alabama Street Suite #007, Atlanta

Opened in 1969, “the city beneath the streets” lives on with more than three levels of shopping, restaurants and entertainment. Underground Atlanta was Atlanta’s earliest commercial development and relics from 19th century buildings still exist today. Take a guided tour to learn about the rich history of Underground Atlanta.


Near Five Points station

Stop Seven

Dixie Coca-Cola Bottling Company Plant

125 Edgewood Ave. SE, Atlanta

Take a look at the historic headquarters and bottling plant of Dixie Coca-Cola Bottling Company. Built in 1891, the historic destination represents a pivotal change in the Coca-Cola Company where it evolved into a mass-marketed production.

Near Peachtree Center station

Stop Eight

Bell Building

25 Auburn Ave. Atlanta, GA

This building was built in 1907 and served as a Southern Bell Telephone building and the Telegraph Company’s switchboard. The structure has three levels, a notable grey exterior and distinct classical columns near the lower-level windows.


Near Peachtree Center station

Stop Nine

Concordia Hall

201 Mitchell Street SW, Atlanta

A collection of six buildings on Hotel Row, Concordia Hall represents the pivotal role the Jewish community contributed to early urban development in Atlanta. The location was founded by the Concordia Association in 1866 and fostered musical, literary and cultural performances.

Near Five Points station

high museum
Stop Ten

High Museum

1280 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta

The High Museum of Art, located in Atlanta, is the leading art museum in the Southeastern United States. Located on Peachtree Street in Midtown, the city's arts district, the High is a division of the Woodruff Arts Center. 


Near Art Center station

children museum
Stop Eleven

Children's Museum of Atlanta

275 Centennial Olympic Park Dr NW

The Children's Museum of Atlanta is a children's museum located in Atlanta, Georgia, founded in 1988 as a "Museum Without Walls" and opened to the public in 2003. The Museum is located Downtown, adjacent to Centennial Olympic Park.


Near Peachtree Center and Dome/GWCC/Philips Arena/CNN Center stations

center for puppetry arts
Stop Twelve

Center for Puppetry Arts

1404 Spring St NW, Atlanta

The Center for Puppetry Arts, located in Atlanta, is the nation’s largest organization dedicated to the art form of puppetry. The Center focuses on three areas: performance, education and museum. It is one of the few puppet museums in the world.


Near Art Center station

the Varsity
Stop Thirteen

The Varsity

61 North Avenue NW, Atlanta

What’ll you have! This Varsity location has the world’s largest drive-in. Established in 1928, this long-running drive-in chain serves up burgers, hot dogs, fries, shakes & other American classics.


Near North Avenue station

world of coke
Stop Fourteen

The World of Coke

121 Baker St NW, Atlanta

The World of Coca-Cola is a museum showcasing the history of The Coca-Cola Company that contains a host of entertainment areas and attractions, and is located in Atlanta, Georgia at Pemberton Place.

(404) 676-5151

Near Peachtree Center and Dome/GWCC/Philips Arena/CNN Center stations

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