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Atlanta, Georgia's capital city
You know there's something special about Georgia Aquarium the moment you see its imposing ship's prow-like architecture. The world's second largest aquarium, it is home to more than 500 species, and more than 100,000 creatures in total, including whale sharks, manta rays and beluga whales. There are six galleries in all, one of which, Ocean Voyager, features a 30m long underwater tunnel which puts you in the heart of the action as myriad creatures swim around you.
At the Centre for Civil and Human Rights you'll have the chance to learn about the role Atlanta played in the civil rights movement. As well as interactive displays, videos and recordings there are more than 13,000 of Martin Luther King's personal artefacts. See an early transcript of his I Have a Dream speech, and the Nobel Peace Prize that he was awarded in 1964.
Get the lowdown on two big global brands, one from media and the other from the world of soft drinks.
The CNN Centre is the international headquarters of news channel that broadcasts worldwide. Here you'll discover how the news is relayed as it happens. Visit the station control room to see how cameras and personnel are directed on the studio floor and watch a live news broadcast. Learn how blue screen technology makes the visuals pop and even try your hand at reading a news item!
And at World of Coca-Cola™ find out how a headache remedy in the late 19th century became the planet's most recognised drink. See how this iconic drink is manufactured, study classic advertising campaigns, and discover how Coca-Cola is marketed around the world and the many ways in which it has permeated pop culture. Finally, get to try any of the 63 products produced by the company.
Eating, drinking and nightlife
On the banks of the Chattahoochee River, Canoe has a perfect waterside location. Sit down by the river before your meal has been cooked or work up an appetite on one of the many trails within the beautiful grounds. And when your meal is ready, take your seat and enjoy, perhaps, monkfish in Parma ham followed by blueberry crisp, oatmeal crumble with crème fraîche ice cream.
For a top steakhouse that uses prime beef and fresh seafood to create a menu with a distinct Southern flavour, try Bones. This eatery is popular for its friendly, professional service and delicious steakhouse cuisine that melts in the mouth.