Many will agree: Georgia's capital city is unlike any other. Atlanta played an important role in both the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, so it’s no surprise that student travel to the area is mostly driven by the notable historical museums and sites, along with many outdoor music and theatre venues.
Atlanta is one of the few U.S. cities with permanent, professional, resident companies in all major performing arts disciplines, including opera, ballet, orchestral music and theatre. Because of this, Atlanta attracts many touring Broadway acts, concerts, shows and exhibitions catering to a variety of interests. National Geographic has even named Atlanta a "Place of a Lifetime.”
While in Atlanta, students could step inside the World of Coca-Cola, an immersive museum showcasing the history of The Coca-Cola Company; visit the Fernbank Museum of Natural History, where dinosaurs, live animals, ancient fossils, prehistoric cultures and new science discoveries abound; and explore the papers and other material relating to the Carter administration and the Carter family's life at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum.
Additional can’t-miss attractions in Atlanta include the High Museum of Art, the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, Skyline Park and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.
For band and choir student groups looking to show off all their hard work, there are no shortage of performance opportunities in Atlanta. Whether you choose Six Flags Over Georgia, the Georgia State Capitol, the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site or any other of the many available locations, students are sure to have a performance they’ll never forget.
Contact ETI to start planning your Atlanta student travel adventure today!
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Photo Courtesy of World of Coca-Cola.