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Old 04-16-2009, 09:10 PM
 
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IMO, the only one that would have things to do is Atlanta

I have no desire to visit the others
Add Cincinnati in there too. I'm sure the natives can give you more info because mines are from the just visiting for the summer angle.
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Old 04-16-2009, 10:30 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Missy, that was sweet of you to put this together for the OP.
Oh it was really no trouble at all
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Old 04-16-2009, 10:48 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Missy, that was sweet of you to put this together for the OP.
Oh and thank you
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Old 04-16-2009, 10:53 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Yep, the World of Coca-Cola LOL! They are in a new, larger facility now next door to the Aquarium. The new National Civil Rights Museum, which will house MLK's papers is being built next door.

A couple more must see places are Stone Mountain (worlds largest granite outcropping) and the High Museum (China's Terra Cotta Warriors are there now).

This is also one of the countries best restaurant cities.

If you come, stop by the Atlanta forum here for any detailed info you may need!
The Cyclorama in Grant Park is a pretty unique experience as well, expecially for Civil War buffs.
There is the Margaret Mitchell House in Midtown (author of Gone With the Wind).
There is the Wren's Nest, home and museum of Joel Chandler Harris (autho of the Uncle Remus stories).
There is the Atlanta Zoo in Grant Park.
There is the High Museum of Art.
There is the Atlanta History Center complex (more interesting than it sounds).
For golf enthusiasts, a visit to East Lake Country Club is like coming to Mecca for a Muslim.
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Old 04-17-2009, 03:42 PM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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Yep, the World of Coca-Cola LOL! They are in a new, larger facility now next door to the Aquarium. The new National Civil Rights Museum, which will house MLK's papers is being built next door.

A couple more must see places are Stone Mountain (worlds largest granite outcropping) and the High Museum (China's Terra Cotta Warriors are there now).

This is also one of the countries best restaurant cities.

If you come, stop by the Atlanta forum here for any detailed info you may need!
I am thinking about going sometime this summer,Atlanta seems like it has alot to keep you busy plus my g/f really wants to go to coke world .


and thank you Missymomof3 for the info, I gave you rep points.
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Old 04-17-2009, 03:51 PM
 
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Birmingham's a great place, but it's not a tourist kind of town. Unless you count the world's largest motorcycle museum, which would definitely be worth about three hours of your time as you drive through.
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Old 04-17-2009, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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I am thinking about going sometime this summer,Atlanta seems like it has alot to keep you busy plus my g/f really wants to go to coke world .


and thank you Missymomof3 for the info, I gave you rep points.
You're welcome and thank you
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Old 04-22-2009, 08:37 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Atlanta has the world's largest aquarium, CNN headquarters, a pretty cool looking Phillips Arena, and lotsa ghettos.
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Old 04-23-2009, 11:46 PM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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Atlanta has the world's largest aquarium, CNN headquarters, a pretty cool looking Phillips Arena, and lotsa ghettos.

maybe I'll take a stroll through the ghetto and take some pics
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Old 04-24-2009, 01:15 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Nashville - haven't been

Cincinnati - Some good eateries - Montgomery Inn for ribs stands out. Across the river is Covington, Kentucky and is a VERY cute little town with old brownstones and parks and trees - almost like a southern town, like a Savannah, but not tropical. It's VERY nice, even though the Cincy Ohioans arrogantly look down upon all of Kentucky. Nearby is Newport, KY which is on a levee and gives you good views (as does Covington) of Cincy from across the river. There is a shopping/dining/entertainment complex with some very good chain restaurants and a nice outdoor area to stroll around. Newport also has the Newport Aquarium which I believe is rather new and I have heard is very nice (but I haven't been there). Also, in Cincinnati there is a good zoo, very worth the visit. There is Six Flags Kings Dominion theme park just a little to the Northeast of the city. Nearby are a few riverboat casinos, over towards Indiana. Try their famous Cincinnati style chili, it's excellent. The Clifton Gaslamp (??) section is kind of artsy and eclectic, a "coffehouse" type of neighborhood, but it's small. The view from Carew Tower is the best of Cincy but for me it wasn't incredible, since I'm from the NYC area and have been to the top of the Empire State and WTC. You can also take in a Reds game at their beautiful "Great American Ball Park" on the river, sitting at the foot of the Cincy skyline - a beautiful way to spend a Cincy evening. There are also some art galleries and museums, nothing super huge but they've got it. One other thing for Cincy, I found a place near it when I used to work there called "Jungle Jim's" (???) which was like a huge grocery store with all sorts of unique and specialized products, and decent prices. It was a weird but interesting and good place, worth checking out. It was kind of like a Trader Joe's on steroids.

Louisville - A beautiful little city but it IS little. Kentucky Derby is there, but I would imagine there is horse racing at Churchill Downs other times of the year. Louisville University's campus is very nice and you may be able to catch a football or basketball game there. The Louisville Slugger factory provides tours (which I missed out on but have heard it's awesome - I was there for the Derby when I went and didn't have time ). Again, riverboat casinos are nearby. Louisville is only about 2-3 hours from Cincinatti so a good trip would combine those two. If you go to the Derby, it's very expensive for a hotel room (if you can get one), but I drove down from cincy and it was fine. The Derby was a great experience, I highly recommend it if you have the chance to go.

Atlanta - Coca-cola tour, CNN tour, Centennial Olympic Park, Buckhead for clubs and nightlife and dining. Stone Mountain outside the city is neat, a huge stone mountain (hence the name) and park area. You can climb/walk up it to the top. Turner field hosts the Braves so you can take in a Braves game. Again, some art and other museums, nothing stands out in my mind as being anything of great significance, but I'm sure they are above par because Atlanta is a very big city. I highly recommend trying out The Varsity if you like good greasy burgers and hot dogs and fries - it's an Atlanta institution, old and well-known, and DELICIOUS!

Birmingham - not much to do, but I was only there a few days. Dreamland Barbecue was excellent and made me have good memories of my one, short trip to Birmingham

Hope that was helpful...

Here is a pic of Covington, KY, by the way...

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