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Feast your eyes on 3 unique arts attractions around the Southeast
If you like IMAX, you’ll love Illuminarium, a new attraction on the city’s BeltLine. A 350-foot wraparound screen is enhanced by piped-in scents (like damp earth in the ongoing Wild: Safari Experience).
Our Favorite Things: 99 of our top spots in the South
Since Southbound debuted in 2013, our staff and contributors have logged thousands of miles, consumed millions of calories, and taken countless notes and photos to showcase the very best destinations around the region. Although every place we’ve covered is special, some left a particularly powerful impression. Here, we give you the best of the very best, our favorite spots in the South.
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8 Henry County, Georgia destinations with history and heart
Located only 30 minutes comfortably south of Atlanta, Henry County is only a short drive to a long weekend
Worlds of Puppetry Museum isn’t just for kids
From Kermit to Coraline, here's what adults will enjoy at the new Worlds of Puppetry Museum, opening Saturday.
Center for Puppetry Arts to undergo major expansion
In the Center for Puppetry Arts’ atrium, a coterie of America’s puppetry elite stand in a semicircle, contemplating an acrylic-encased Miss Piggy. The starry-eyed swine sports the feathery boa and sarong she wore in 1996’s Muppet Treasure Island, her curlicue locks blonde as ever. “She’s beautiful,” says Bonnie Erickson, who created Miss Piggy and now directs the Jim Henson Legacy. “She gets better and better.”
42. Listen to a fable at the Wren’s Nest
To hear Akbar Imhotep, one of the rotating storytellers here, weave a Brer Rabbit tale is to witness a maestro preserving an almost lost art form.
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27. Hang out in the Oval Office
Whatever your politics, it’s awe-inspiring to stand in the full-scale replica Oval Office at the Jimmy Carter Library and Museum. The interactive displays—the result of a major renovation completed in late 2009—take you through a day in the life of a president.
19. Relive the summer of 1996
The Centennial Olympic Games Museum at the Atlanta History Center is designed to remind you of the same thing the event announced to the world: Atlanta is a world-class city.