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Centennial Olympic Park, Atlanta
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Built for the 1996 summer games, Centennial Olympic Park hosts millions of visitors every year on its wide lawns and walking paths. Many visitors come for concerts at the park's amphitheater, but you'll also want to check out the Fountain of Rings and the Skyview Ferris wheel. Be sure to look down as you walk through the park--the bricks beneath your feet are engraved with messages of people who donated money to build the park. Add Centennial Olympic Park and other attractions to your Atlanta trip itinerary using our Atlanta vacation builder.
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  • We were in town on business at corporate HQs and some of us decided to visit the park, Chinese lantern festival and SkyView. Amazing!!! We loved it. Only complaint about downtown was lack of restauran...  more »
  • It is good to spend 2 hours here walking around. The Coca Cola and Georgie aquarium are right next to it. There are also very good activity areas for kids. I personally feel it may be too hot if you s...  more »
  • While visiting the park I enjoyed the scenery and just being in the area there were times I was approached by homeless people for food but I myself has actually been in that position before and was mo...  more »
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  • Love it here it's a nice place to read a book on a day if you just want to sit out there's a lot of open space. There are a lot events such as family events live music especially on Saturdays they have a nice little water fountain that let the kids run through and they have music around and lots of sitting for the don't sit around and watch. They also have food nearby so if you get hungry while your kids are having fun there is food available. And it's right in the middle of the Coca-Cola factory the Georgia Aquarium and etc. The place could be really romantic too.
  • Centennial Olympic park is a huge recreational area which was built commemorating '96 Olympics held at Atlanta. you can freely enjoy your free time with your loved ones for free of charge. and there is a magnificent water park so if you have any kids they would of course love to visit it. There are many events hosted at the park all over the year. so you better check their schedule before you visit there.
  • Centennial Olympic Park is the epicenter of great Atlanta tourist attractions and well worth a visit. If you’re vacationing in Atlanta there’s a good chance you’ll end up here, just because it houses some of the best attractions that Atlanta has to offer. It’s a great park that connects many different sites you’ll want to visit. The park itself is very open and adorned with multiple fountains and waterfalls. You’ll find yourself walking the many paths to reach all the major destinations. Some of the things that the Centennial Olympic Park connects together all within walking distance are: The Aquarium, The Coca-Cola Experience, Phillips Arena, CNN Center, Skyview Atlanta, and many more. In the winter, we’ve seen skating rinks setup and the area decorated very nicely for the holidays. Now, we’ve only walked the park during the day and have always felt safe. We haven’t seen seedy elements within the park any of the times we’ve gone. However, just like any city, I would say you’d have to be vigilant when walking the area at night. The park also connects some great hotels. I would highly recommend staying in one of the hotels in the area so you can walk to most any attraction you want and can leave the car in valet for a few days. When visiting Atlanta, make sure you take the time to look around Centennial Olympic Park and see the great landscaping and remnants of the Olympics.
  • I especially love the park at night! It's extremely well lit and safe. Because the Zone 5 police station is mere feet from the park it is very well policed. In the middle of downtown, by night it has amazing views of the skylines by night. Kids (and a fair number of adults) love playing in The Fountain of Rings, plenty of open spaces for sports or picnicking, interesting statuary around the periphery. Two playgrounds at the north end, located right next to the CNN, the College Football Hall of Fame, Georgia Aquarium, and World of Coke.
  • Great internationally recognized park. Centennial Olympic is only a three minute walk from where I reside so we go often to get some fresh air & the occasional ice cream float from Googie Burger which is in the center of park next to the Fountain of Rings. My girlfriend loves the park for the various routes throughout & the several shoppes & eateries surrounding it. My favorite is the history of the '96 Olympic athletes that's dispersed across the park. Perfect for everyone of all ages & nationalities.