Tourist information about Atlanta
Atlanta is the main city of the US state of Georgia, with a population of almost 450,000 inhabitants but over 5 millions in the metropolitan area. Coca-Cola is the world’s most popular soft drink and also Atlanta’s most famous invention.
Our favorite thing in Atlanta: The Gone With the Wind Museum
The Museum's artifacts are the personal collection of Dr. Chris Sullivan of Akron.The building is ideal for the Gone With the Wind Museum. The structure looks historic because it is. It's the Old Thomas Warehouse Building built in 1875, which was a carriage house and cotton warehouse. The Museum, operated by the City of Marietta, opened its doors in April 2003 and has honored the 75th Anniversary of the publication of Gone With the Wind during an annual event, this year to take place in June.
The Museum is packed with copious amounts of foreign edition books and posters, movie memorabilia, collectibles, scripts, autographs, personal items from the estates ofMargaret Mitchell (the book's author) and Vivien Leigh (the actress who portrayed Scarlett O'Hara), and costumes (some originals, some reproductions).
Without a doubt, the shining star of the collection is the Museum's Bengaline Honeymoon Gown. It's the only original dress worn by Vivian Leigh in the role of Scarlett O'Hara on permanent public display anywhere in the world. There are many reproductions on display in other museums, some very good ones, but not originals.
Other main attractions in Atlanta
Wren’s Nest House Museum, Teaching Museum South, Herndon Home Museum, Jimmy Carter Library & Museum Jimmy Carter Library & Museum, Atlanta Botanical Garden, Apex Museum, Martin Luther King Jr Historic, Rufus M Rose House, Oakland Cemetery...
Surrounding Cities : Albany, Athens, Augusta, Columbus, Macon, Marietta, Rosewell, Savannah