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Atlanta, capital of Georgia, is the commercial, industrial and financial giant of the Southeast. It is crisscrossed with crowded expressways and throbs with teeming industry, yet manages to maintain a gracious air of Southern living. At its center towering skyscrapers rise along streets with names evocative of the Old South. Throughout the city many trees and shrubs lend an ever present note of green.

Atlanta began in 1837 as a railroad surveyor's stake in a pine clearing. The city rapidly grew into an important railway and manufacturing center, becoming the Confederate arsenal during the Civil War. Reduced to a smoking ruin by Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman's occupation in 1864, the city drew upon its unconquerable spirit and the wise use of carpetbagger money to again become a booming commercial center.
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Begin your visit to downtown Atlanta with a tour of the gold-domed Georgia State Capitol, where you'll learn about the architecture of the building and see lawmakers at work. Be sure to check out the Hall of Valor, which has historic flags, and the Georgia Capitol Museum, chock full of rocks, artifacts and other natural history exhibits.

If pop history is more your style, head to the World of Coca-Cola Atlanta to find out the background behind one of the planet's most famous fizzy drinks. You still won't know the secret ingredients, but you can witness advertising at its best and sample some 40 varieties of Coke products from around the world.

Nearly next door is the brand-new Georgia Aquarium, where you can peek in on 50,000 marine animals and about 100,000 fish, including gigantic whale sharks that were transported to the aquarium aboard a UPS aircraft.

Also behind glass are busy news anchors and reporters at One CNN Center. The Inside CNN Atlanta tour takes you behind the scenes to see the inner workings of one of the biggest cable TV networks.

Midtown Atlanta is home to many of the city's cultural attractions. A must-see is the High Museum of Art. The stark, modern building houses paintings, sculpture, photographs and decorative arts by acclaimed artists. The museum also plays host to notable traveling exhibitions. Nearby, the Atlanta Botanical Garden, adjacent to Piedmont Park, is a tribute to nature. The lush, 30-acre garden encompasses old growth forest, a shade garden, a conservatory, greenhouses and a vine arbor, as well as acres of immaculate formal plantings interspersed with art and fountains.

Literary art is celebrated at the Margaret Mitchell House and Museum (catty-corner to Piedmont Park), where the author wrote most of the award-winning novel that epitomized the Old South. Burned twice since, the building has been faithfully restored.

Southeast of downtown, explore a few parks: Grant Park is home to Fort Walker and Zoo Atlanta. With the focus on the well-being of its residents at this animal park, a maze of pathways keeps humans in check while gorillas and giraffes run free in nature-inspired exhibit areas. Pandas, kangaroos, zebras and tortoises also reside at the zoo.

Nearby is a park of a different sort, Turner Field, where you can see the dugout, clubhouse and press box on guided tours of the Braves' ballpark with Turner Field Tours and the Ivan Allen Jr. Braves Museum and Hall of Fame. North of Grant Park is the Historic Oakland Cemetery. Besides being the city's third-largest green space, the grounds contain Gothic Revival and neoclassic tombs and statuary. Of the nearly 70,000 graves, about 6,900 are Confederate soldiers, and other headstones mark the final resting places for Margaret Mitchell and golfer Bobby Jones.

History was made in Atlanta's Sweet Auburn neighborhood, just north of Oakland Cemetery. This African-American community is where Civil Rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. lived and preached. The Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site encompasses the two-story Victorian home where he was born, and the modest Ebenezer Baptist Church, in which he took to the pulpit with his father to preach about love, equality and peace. Steps away is The Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, home to Dr. King's tomb and exhibits about his life and work. A visit here really brings home the enormous influence King had on race relations.

North of downtown are two attractions that offer a glimpse into Southern antebellum history. Exhibits at the Atlanta History Center focus on the Civil War, folk art and Atlanta's early days, and outbuildings include historic properties restored to their original splendor. In Roswell, find the Archibald Smith Plantation Home, an 1845 estate with 12 outbuildings on its 300 acres. Owned by one of the town's founders, the plantation house contains original family furnishings and valuable antiques.

Visible east of the city, Stone Mountain Park is definitely worth a day trip. The expansive, shaded park surrounds Stone Mountain, on which are etched larger-than-life images of Jefferson Davis, Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson and Robert E. Lee on horseback. Ascend to the top of the rock peak via the Summit Skyride and take in panoramic views of the park and surrounding area. While you're there, see Riverboat Cruises for a trip aboard the Scarlett O'Hara and check out The Antebellum Plantation for a glimpse into a 19th-century working plantation.

A warning: No child will want to pass up a day at Six Flags Over Georgia. The theme park, west of the city in Austell, has more than 100 thrill rides and about 10 stomach-churning roller coasters.

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