U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Georgia > Atlanta
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 03-02-2009, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Roswell, GA
697 posts, read 2,650,687 times
Reputation: 506

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by DeaconJ View Post
I'm not even sure that I read back far enough to get to your post... But, as usual, there were a couple of comments that sounded as if there isn't anything like this in Atlanta. I just wanted to point out that there are attractions that most of us aren't aware of...like these.

The locomotive museum Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield looks a little larger and is open 7 days/week. I didn't even know these places existed before I looked into it. That's a shame about the Delta Museum...it looks pretty cool from the photos I found.
Yeah, I would really enjoy being able to go to the Delta Museum if it weren't such a hassle -- I've spent a whole lot of my adult life aboard Delta planes, hanging around Delta's gates at airports all over North America, etc. And it's such a huge part of Atlanta's story.

I really have tried to support and root for smaller attractions like the SRM and such to make it, but they're all pretty much shoestring operations built on the uncompensated efforts of true believers. None of them has the marketing budget of the Georgia Aquarium, World of Coke, Zoo Atlanta, Atlanta Botanical Garden, etc. But without planes, trains, and (yes) automobiles, Atlanta wouldn't be what it is. The presence in the city of companies like Delta, Norfolk Southern, UPS, and others that are in the business of moving people and stuff from point to point offers opportunities for a range of corporate support (both financial and in-kind) that's possibly unique in the U.S. Part of my point in suggesting a new major tourist venue to bring together all of these effort is that by consolidating, you'd have enough stuff in one place to interest a wider range of people. and for it to be worthwhile as a must-see for a lot of tourists, as opposed to a lot of special-interest sideshows.

I had the chance to visit the California State Railroad Museum in Sacramento, CA, many years ago, and despite not being any kind of rail nut, I really enjoyed it -- it has a great location in Old Sacramento, very impressive facilities and exhibits, etc. It's sort of my model for what this could be like, only bigger and with planes and trucks also.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 03-02-2009, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
625 posts, read 943,937 times
Reputation: 227
^--- yawn...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-02-2009, 01:06 PM
 
969 posts, read 2,612,648 times
Reputation: 425
Quote:
Originally Posted by blondandfun View Post
^--- yawn...
K, how about a museum to honor Buckhead shopping? I mean, liek omgwtfbbq!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-02-2009, 03:24 PM
 
7,848 posts, read 18,324,866 times
Reputation: 2791
What about a Museum of Dogfighting?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-02-2009, 08:27 PM
 
Location: 30080
2,235 posts, read 3,550,736 times
Reputation: 1682
Quote:
Originally Posted by blondandfun View Post
^--- yawn...

lol definitely agree with you there. id need a 12 pack of red bull to make it through a day of that
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-03-2009, 10:52 AM
 
Location: The big blue yonder...
1,998 posts, read 3,046,622 times
Reputation: 1013
Quote:
Originally Posted by DeaconJ View Post
What about a Museum of Dogfighting?
LOL!!! That was great!!! Love it. That was a great laugh for the morning... Maybe they can have Vick make appearances and sign spiked dog collars...


Question: Does it have to be a museum idea?
Does anyone have any thoughts or ideas for something that does not involve a museum? Anyone ever dream of anything completely original that hasn't been seen in other places before?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-03-2009, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Roswell, GA
697 posts, read 2,650,687 times
Reputation: 506
Quote:
Originally Posted by Psykomonkee View Post
Anyone ever dream of anything completely original that hasn't been seen in other places before?
You mean like "The World of Sid and Marty Krofft"?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-03-2009, 12:19 PM
 
Location: The big blue yonder...
1,998 posts, read 3,046,622 times
Reputation: 1013
Quote:
Originally Posted by rackensack View Post
Uh, well..... I guess so... Lol. Though it failed in 6 months, it is something different. Maybe that idea could be revisted someday, or in a new form. Maybe just the idea of a large scale, indoor amusement park next to Centennial Park. That may work out. What do you think?

At least it's not just another museum.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-03-2009, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
11,319 posts, read 22,553,358 times
Reputation: 3886
Quote:
Originally Posted by rackensack View Post
Wow... Lidsville, baby! And H.R. Pufnstuf. I grew up with that, which might explain a few things.

This, too: Free to Be... You and Me - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-03-2009, 02:24 PM
 
248 posts, read 558,749 times
Reputation: 156
Quote:
Originally Posted by rackensack View Post
Holy cow -- all it took was a little 2-hour visit to that place when I was a kid and I was provided with nightmares for years to come. Something about a big half-puppet spider lady on the wall? It's dim in my memory, but my skin still crawls from the mention of the place. I don't think they intended it to be incredibly creepy, did they?

Anyway, I know I'm being all pie-in-the-sky here, but my idea of a tourist attraction is just remaking downtown as a vibrant, walkable place. One with shops that are open on the weekend, a strong residential presence to show city pride and some simple touches that connect Atlanta to its history as a railroad town and a center of civil rights activity.

I think there's potential for making Atlanta into a tourist draw without building something akin to a theme park (or casino) -- Savannah, Boston and NY get visitors who just want to walk around a vibrant, historic city, after all. Atlanta is not as old as those, but it's got a lot of history and a really nice mix of old and new architecture downtown to serve as a backdrop for a scenic walking tours and as a framework for street-level stores.

As I read over what I just wrote I sense I'm being a typical New Urbanist nerd. I'll do that from time to time.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Georgia > Atlanta
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top