If a one of a kind underwater experience is what you are after, then no trip to Georgia is complete without dropping by the Georgia Aquarium. This place is a haven of the world's largest collection of aquatic animals. A trip to this attraction is an experience you can compare to diving into Atlantis!
Being a unique attraction that has five galleries, the Georgia Aquarium is a must-see when you're near the skirts of Atlanta. Each of these galleries within the Aquarium houses hundreds of species of aquatic life ranging from sharks, whales, otters, and the tiniest beautiful and even odd looking fish you could ever imagine.
At the Georgia Aquarium, you're not just getting the chance to see these sea creatures swim in over eight million gallons of water, this Atlanta Tourist attraction also has a unique must sees such as the fourth dimension at Deepo's Undersea 3D Wondershow, Quick Dip Tours , and an exhibition called Titanic Aquatic. The Dip Tours are however subject to availability and it is recommended to purchase the advance booklet entry.
Additional facilities also include the Caf Aquaria food court; souvenir shops like the Beyond the Reef and Sand Dollars gift shops; a 1,600-car parking deck; and the venue is handicap accessible.
With its operations at 365 days a year, hundreds of guests daily visit the aquarium that opens from 10AM to 5PM Sundays to Thursdays, and 10AM to 6PM on Fridays and Saturdays. Regular tickets are $ 54.50 for adults and $ 44.50 for children.
Located at 225 Baker Street, NW, Atlanta City, the Georgia Aquarium is on top the list of Atlanta attractions. Getting there can also be via bus or train. If by bus, you may take Toute 97 from of MARTA's five points. When traveling by train, hop on at the CNN Center MARTA stop on the East / West line; or you may take one from the Peachtree Center stop on the North / South line.
But convenience wise, you may opt to purchase trip passes or package tours from local tour operators. There are even some available packages that will go through all the Atlanta attractions.
Other top tourists' spots of the area include World of Coca-Cola, Zoo Atlanta, Inside CNN Atlanta, Fernbank Museum of Natural History, the Atlanta Botanical Garden, the High Museum of Art, and the Atlanta History Center. Aside from the Georgia Aquarium, most tour operators include the first 4 of the enumerated attractions and have the remaining 3 places as optional alternatives in local tour passes or packages.