August 31, 2022
Itching see a side of Atlanta you don’t usually get to see? These Atlanta tours offer unforgettable experiences
From Cabbage Patch Kids to bottles of Coke, show your kids how things are made at one of these local Atlanta tours. Perfect for the kiddos who want to know how everything works, these tours offer behind-the-scene looks at just about everything. You’ll learn new things and create unforgettable memories with your family. Don’t pass up these tours.
Governor's Mansion Tour
Take a tour of the governor's three-story, 30-room mansion that rests on 18 acres. The mansion is open for public tours on Tuesdays through Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and promises to be an educational experience for kids and grown-ups alike. Tours are offered annually from February 1 through October 27, and include a hybrid of self-guided exploration and docent-led discussion. Pre-registration is required.
391 West Paces Ferry Road N.W.
Atlanta Online: gov.georgia.gov
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Truist Park Ballpark Tours
As the longest continuously operating franchise in Major League Baseball, the Atlanta Braves have plenty of history to share with their fans. Tours of Truist Park are offered year-round and take guests to many areas off limits during games. With artifacts and exhibits distributed throughout the ballpark, it is a definite must for any Braves or baseball fan. Tours begin at the Right Field Gate, and tickets must be purchased in advance online. Keep in mind that tours run rain or shine, and usually last around 1.5 hours.
755 Battery Ave. S.E.
Atlanta Online: mlb.com
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World of Coca-Cola
Spend the day interacting with multiple exhibits, learning about the storied history of the iconic beverage brand, and sampling beverages from around the world. See the vault where the secret recipe for Coke is stored, check out the 4-D film about the global brand, and see an impressive collection of Coke—and Americana—memorabilia. You can watch to see how Coke is bottled, and pick one up on your way out.
121 Baker St. N.W.
Atlanta Online: worldofcocacola.com
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Head to BabyLand General® Hospital in Cleveland, Georgia to learn where Cabbage Patch Kids come from. Situated on 650 acres in the North Georgia Mountains, this "hospital" is filled with Cabbage Patch Kids and Mother Cabbage is always on display beneath the branches of the Magic Crystal Tree. Pollinated by fanciful Bunnybees®, the magical Cabbage Patch is tended by Licensed Patch Doctors and Nurses. Babyland General Hospital is the only place in the world where you can witness the birth of a hand-sculpted Cabbage Patch Kid.
300 NOK Dr.
Cleveland, GA Online: cabbagepatchkids.com
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Mercedes Benz Stadium Tour
Experience the signature features of Mercedes-Benz Stadium, including stops at locker rooms, the field, Window to the City, Skybridges, and Clubs. Tour routes and locations are subject to change. In addition to the traditional tour offering, students can experience the signature features of Mercedes-Benz Stadium through the lens of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.
125 Ted Turner Dr. N.W.
Atlanta Online: mercedezbenzstadium.com
Atlanta Motor Speedway
Learn a little about the racing industry with a tour of the AMS. Twice a year, it's the bustling center of the NASCAR Cup Series world, but the rest of the year it's open to the public for speedway tours and a behind-the-scenes look at the track, the start/finish line in the grandstands, the infield, and Victory Lane. Appointments are required at this raceway, and are offered five times daily, Monday through Friday, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
1500 Tara Pl.
Hampton, GA Online: atlantamotorspeedway.com
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