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They Don't Call It "HOT-LANTA" for Nothing!

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A July 2008 trip to Atlanta by Wildcat Dianne

New World of Coca-Cola Photo, Atlanta, Georgia More Photos
Quote: Mom and I spent a day in Atlanta with family touring the Coca-Cola Museum and other sites within the city on a hot July day.

They Don't Call It "HOT-LANTA" for Nothing!

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New World of Coca-Cola Photo, Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia has come a long way since General William T. Sherman and the Union Army burned it to the ground in 1864. One of the largest metropolises on the Eastern seaboard that is home to over 5 million people in the city and its outskirts, Atlanta is home to Coca-Cola, yours truly's employer, Home Depot, CNN, Ted Turner, and many other big companies and franchises. Atlanta is also home to the Atlanta Braves baseball team and the Falcons in the NFL.Atlanta is a fairly young city in comparison to Boston and New York with it first being settled as a trade route for the Western and Atlantic Railroads to the Midwest in December 1836. Before that, many members of the Cherokee...Read More

Varsity

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Restaurant | "Lunchtime at The Varsity"

Varsity Photo, Atlanta, Georgia
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On the way to the World of Coca-Cola, my cousin said we needed to stop for lunch at The Varsity, a drive in that has been serving Atlantans and tourists since 1928. Located in the heart of Downtown Atlanta, The Varsity is located on two acres of land that can serve anywhere between 800-30,000 people on any given day.Mom, Auntie Ruthie, Melissa, her daughter Molly, Dylan, a friend's nephew, and I came to The Varsity on a hot July day on the way to The World of Coca-Cola. When one enters The Varsity, you are greeted by chrome counter tops and red and white tile that brings tears of nostalgia to the people who grew up in the 1950's and will bring back fond memories of poodle skirt...Read More

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Varsity
61 North Ave NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30308
+1 404 881 1706

Folks Southern Kitchen

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Restaurant | "Lunchtime Southern Style at Folks"

Folks Southern Kitchen Photo, Douglasville, Georgia
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On our second day in Georgia, Mom and I decided to hang out with my aunt and go to the mall in Douglasville with her. I would rather drink out of the toilet than spend the day in the mall at anytime, but since we were going back to Atlanta the next day to go to the Breman Holocaust Museum, I surrendered to an afternoon among the mall rats! But first, Auntie Ruthie wanted to have lunch at her favorite restaurant in Douglasville, Folks. Located near the mall, Folks specializes in wholesome Southern and Soul cooking for reasonable prices. So, after getting cleaned up and ready for adventure, we headed to Folks.Upon entering the restaurant, Auntie Ruthie, Mom, ...Read More

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Folks Southern Kitchen
6912 Douglas Boulevard
Douglasville 30135
(770) 949-8400

New World of Coca-Cola

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Attraction | "A Day at the World of Coca-Cola"

New World of Coca-Cola Photo, Atlanta, Georgia
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Mom and I had one day to spend with my cousin Melissa, who is a school teacher, and her rugrat Molly who was going to day care the next day. Melissa suggested we visit Atlanta and The World of Coca-Cola, which had recently moved into a new building at Pemberton Place near Centennial Olympic Park and CNN. This museum is an awesome museum depicting the history of the World's favorite soft drink through photos, exhibits, movies, and other fun interactive things you can do while you are there. So after her friend's nephew was dropped off at her house by his grandmother and all of us were ready to go, we were off for a day in Atlanta.On the way into Atlanta, we were greeted by the ...Read More

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New World of Coca-Cola
121 Baker Street
Atlanta, Georgia 30313
(404) 676-5151

William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum

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Attraction | "A Day at the Breman, Part I: Leo Frank Revisited"

William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum Photo, Atlanta, Georgia
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I wasn't looking forward to spending a lot of time with Mom's side of the family in Georgia, and I would have chewed my arm off if I had to spend all day in the house watching the four walls and ESPN all day when there was a lot of Atlanta 20 miles away to see and explore. My cousin recommended when we first arrived at her house in Douglasville to check out the Breman Jewish Heritage Museum in downtown Atlanta. This was something that was Mom and my cup of tea, and Melissa was kind enough to take time out from her busy schedule to print out the directions to the museum and give us a PK on the place.The Breman Jewish Heritage Museum opened on Spring Street in Atlanta, Georgia in...Read More

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William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum
1440 Spring St Northwest
Atlanta, Georgia 30309
+1 404 870 1871

William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum

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Attraction | "A Day at the Breman, Part II: The Holocaust Exhibit"

William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum Photo, Atlanta, Georgia
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I have a history degree from the University of Idaho, and my field of expertise is The Holocaust. I have a huge collection of literature on the Holocaust and I have always said that the Holocaust should be mandatory education in school. A lot of schools have added this tragic part in world history to their curiculum, but I don't think enough schools have done so.Atlanta has one of the best Holocaust museums in the USA besides the one in Washington, DC at the Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, and Mom and I got to see it in person this July. My cousin gave us a sneak preview of the Holocaust exhibit before we left Douglasville so we would know what to expect while touring around....Read More

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William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum
1440 Spring St Northwest
Atlanta, Georgia 30309
+1 404 870 1871