Atlanta Botanical Garden
| 2 Miles
1345 Piedmont Avenue, North East Atlanta, GA 30309
This delightful botanical garden, occupying 30 acres in Piedmont Park, saw the addition of the $4.8 million 25,000-square-foot Fuqua Orchid Center and the Dorothy Chapman Fuqua Conservatory in 2002. This is part two of a three-part expansion project at the gardens: a children's garden opened in 1999 and the final phase -- a new education center -- is currently being constructed. In the Fuqua Orchid Center, a collection of rare high-elevation orchids, which flourish on cool, wet mountains in South America, are being grown in the warm Southeast. Typically, one would have to go to San Francisco or Seattle to see such plants.
Take in some of the best shopping and dining venues in the city of Atlanta.
Emory University is an inquiry-driven, ethically engaged and diverse community whose members work collaboratively for positive transformation in the world through courageous leadership in teaching, research, scholarship, health care and social action.
The University is recognized internationally for its outstanding liberal arts college, superb professional schools and one of the Southeast's leading health care systems.
This is a time of dynamic change on campus, where the future is being guided by an ambitious strategic plan, Where Courageous Inquiry Leads.
Emory maintains an uncommon balance for an institution of its standing: it generates more research funding than any other Georgia university, while maintaining its traditional emphasis on teaching. The University is enriched by the legacy and energy of Atlanta, and by collaboration among its schools, units and centers, as well as with affiliated institutions.
Fox Theater is the venue for some of Atlanta's most popular musicals, plays, concerts and special events.
The Georgia Aquarium is the world's largest aquarium with over 100,000 creatures and 8 million gallons of water.
Welcome to the Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta's world-renowned convention center. Our unique 200-acre campus is designed to exceed your convention, trade show, sporting and special event needs for groups of all sizes. Equally important, our dedicated and experienced staff is eager to assist you in every way to guarantee the success of your event.
Located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, the Georgia World Congress Center hosts a multitude of conventions, trade shows and corporate events each year. Together with the 71,250-seat Georgia Dome and 21-acre Centennial Olympic Park, the three facilities comprise one of the largest convention, sports, and entertainment complexes in the world.
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Located in the Southeast's governmental, financial, retail, health and legal center — downtown Atlanta — Georgia State is a place where teaching, research and service are woven together to create a meaningful learning experience
The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the nation's top research universities, distinguished by its commitment to improving the human condition through advanced science and technology.
Georgia Tech's campus occupies 400 acres in the heart of the city of Atlanta, where more than 19,000 undergraduate and graduate students receive a focused, technologically based education.
Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), the Institute offers many nationally recognized, top-ranked programs. Undergraduate and graduate degrees are offered in the Colleges of Architecture, Engineering, Sciences, Computing, Management, and the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts. Georgia Tech is consistently ranked in U.S. News & World Report's top ten public universities in the United States.
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the world's busiest airport. Hyatt Regency Atlanta is a direct train ride to and from the airport on Atlanta's MARTA rapid transit line. Take trains North from the airport and exit at Peachtree Center Station.
From a stately home on Peachtree Street to its current award-winning buildings in a spectacular setting, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta has grown to become the leading art museum in the Southeastern United States with its renowned collection of classic and contemporary art and renowned architecture by Richard Meier and Renzo Piano.
Six decades after it was first published, Gone With the Wind continues to fascinate people around the world. But until this attraction opened in 1997, after a 10-year effort to preserve the house from demolition, disappointed pilgrims found precious little evidence here of the famous book or its author. Now the house and museum are a must-see for visiting GWTW fans.
Although times change, Morehouse’s mission remains steadfast: to produce academically superior, morally conscious leaders for the conditions and issues of today, whether “today” is post-Civil War or turn of the new millennium.
Martin Luther King Jr. led the country through one of its most transforming civic movements; David Satcher resuscitated the issues of health care disparity and access; Maynard Jackson taught the world the value of diversity and equal access as the first African American mayor of Atlanta; Donn Clenendon scored in the history annals and was part of a miracle when he was named a World Series MVP; and Shelton “Spike” Lee continues to challenge how the world views blacks in life with critically acclaimed films.
All helped change the world. All are Morehouse men.
Philips Arena is host to many of Atlanta's concerts and special events.
Piedmont Park, Atlanta’s “Common Ground” since 1904, is located approximately 2 miles northeast of downtown Atlanta. The park runs along 10th Street (a block west of 10th & Monroe Avenue to a block east of 10th & Piedmont Avenue) and Piedmont Avenue (12th & Piedmont to just before 15th & Piedmont) in midtown Atlanta. The park is open daily from 6:00 am until 11:00 pm.
liberal arts, historically Black college for women, founded in 1881.
Goal: Spelman ALIVE is an initiative that promotes: Academic Excellence, Leadership Development, Improving Our Environment, Visibility of Our Achievements and Exemplary Customer Service.
Atlanta University Center: Spelman is part of the largest consortium of historically Black institutions of higher learning in the world. Its four partner institutions include Clark Atlanta University, the Interdenominational Theological Center, Morehouse College and Morehouse School of Medicine. Spelman shares cross-registration with its undergraduate partners. They also share the Robert W. Woodruff Library.
Campus: A historic campus of 39 acres, dating back to 1883, five minutes west of downtown Atlanta. There are 25 buildings, including Sisters Chapel, Giles Hall, Packard Hall, Rockefeller Hall and Reynolds Cottage. The Camille O. Hanks Cosby Academic Center was dedicated in 1996, and a new state-of-the-art Science Center houses classrooms and labs.
Student Body: More than 2,100 students from 41 states and 15 foreign countries.
Ranking: As a result of the dedication of its faculty and staff, Spelman College has gained an excellent national reputation and consistently high rankings in the media’s annual college guides.
The College ranks among the top 75 Best Liberal Arts Colleges according to U.S. News & World Report, 2007 edition. Washington Monthly Ranks Spelman No. 1 for Social Mobility; and Black Enterprise ranks Spelman No. 5 on its list of best colleges for African Americans.
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Faculty: More than 84 percent of full-time faculty hold Ph.Ds or other terminal degrees. Student-faculty ratio is 11:1.
Home of the Atlanta Braves
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50 Upper Alabama Street, Suite 007, Atlanta, GA 30303
Located in the Heart of Downtown, Underground Atlanta is bustling with activity, day or night. Enjoy daily entertainment by Atlanta’s talented residents, caricature drawings and fortune telling, homemade candy, delicious dining and souvenir shopping. Learn of Atlanta’s past on our guided history tour, From Civil War to Civil Rights. After dark, enjoy clubs and restaurants in Kenny’s Alley for a night of pure entertainment.
Experience It All on the original streets of Atlanta. Over six blocks of shopping, dining, history and entertainment!
Located in historic Grant Park, minutes from downtown Atlanta and Turner Field, Zoo Atlanta is one of Georgia's most loved institutions. Founded in 1889, it is one of the 10 oldest zoos in continuous operation in the United States.