About Katie C
Lives in Edwards, Colorado
Since Aug 2011
Though I'm currently living in Colorado, my true home is the South. I lived in South Carolina, Georgia and Florida, which instilled a love of southern beach towns like Myrtle Beach, Orlando and Charleston. I live near Panama City Beach for part of the year and have spent many memorable nights in locations like Key West and New Orleans. Diver, hiker, climber, craft beer aficionado, snowboarder, fisherman...I'm up for anything at least once.
Historic Sites, Parks
Natural History Museums
Art Museums, History Museums
Specialty Museums, Historic Sites, History Museums
Libraries, History Museums
After Atlanta hosted the Centennial Olympics in 1996, this park became a must-visit location in the city. More than just a beautiful green space, this area also has concerts during the summer, and the dancing fountains draw the attention of every child in the park.
The World of Coca-Cola, the soft drink of choice in the South, is a museum of the history of this concoction, and a truly interactive experience. Here you have the chance to explore many aspects of the beverage and the culture surrounding it, but perhaps the most popular draw is the 'Taste It' lounge, where you can sample more than 100 versions of Coke from around the world.
Known for his influential work in the Civil Rights movement, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is one of Atlanta's most beloved native sons. His dedicated National Historic Site, which is administered by the National Park Service, includes King's birth home, church, and grave.
Tucked into a gorgeous neighborhood, the Atlanta History Center is a thirty-three acre destination that includes the Atlanta History Museum (one of the Southeast's largest history museums), the 1928 Swan House and Tullie Smith Farm houses and gardens, the Centennial Olympic Games Museum, and the Kenan Research Center; which houses approximately 3.5 million historic documents. A visit to the Atlanta History Center is an experience that is both edifying and enjoyable.
Known among locals as 'The High,' this museum is highly regarded not only for the art it contains, but also for its stunning architecture, which makes it art in its own right. The High plays host to a variety of exhibits throughout the year, and houses an impressive permanent collection that is definitely worth a visit.
From dinosaurs to the geological history of Georgia and much more, Fernbank is a fantastic and informative destination for families and visitors of all ages. This place offers several floors to explore, and new exhibits are on the docket to keep things fresh.
Experience a 360 degree view of the Battle of Atlanta during the Civil War at the Cyclorama: The world's largest oil painting is 42 feet tall and 358 feet in circumference. Accompanied by music and narration, you'll sit and revolve to see all the details of this unique piece of art. The museum also boasts Civil War artifacts and a steam locomotive.
Perhaps one of the most famous novels (and movies) about the South, Gone with the Wind is part of the fabric and history of Atlanta. Take a tour of author Margaret Mitchell's house and see where she lived and wrote this Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. In addition to its historical value, the house is a wonderful turn-of-the century, three-story Tudor Revival building and contains many artifacts and items that relate to the movie as well.
Located on 35 acres, the Jimmy Carter Library & Museum is an interactive destination that not only details Carter's time as president (he's the only president from Georgia), but also his humanitarian work, for which he won the Nobel Peace Prize. The museum hosts two to four traveling exhibits each year, so there's plenty to see and experience.