Atlanta, Georgia’s exciting museums, attractions and neighbourhoods
Discover Atlanta’s fun and interactive museums, historic buildings, delicious restaurants, parks perfect for picnics, art and cool neighbourhoods – a must-visit on your next trip to the U.S.
Life at Lake Lanier - Georgia's Great Lake
Nestled in the foothills of the Georgia Blue Ridge Mountains and nurtured by the Chattahoochee and Chestatee Rivers, Lake Sidney Lanier is named for Sidney Lanier, whose admiration of the area’s scenic beauty inspired him to compose his famous “Song of the Chattahoochee”.
Lake Lanier is one of America’s favorite lakes. With several million visitors annually enjoying its recreational facilities, it has been the most visited Corp of Engineers project in the nation.
One reason for for the lake’s popularity is its proximity to metropolitian Atlanta, Georgia. A well-developed road network surrounds Lake Lanier, with several highways crossing the main body. Visitors can enjoy the city of Atlanta and, in the space of a short drive, can lose themselves in the tranquility at Lake Lanier.
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Named for Georgia poet and musician Sidney Lanier, Lake Lanier was created in the 1950s when the United States Army Corps of Engineers built Buford Dam for purposes that included flood control, power generation, and recreation. It is the primary source of water for Gwinnett County.
The lake has 692 miles of shoreline and is 26 miles long, covering almost 47 miles of the original riverbed. At the dam, the lake is more than 200 feet deep.
Lake Lanier is considered full when its surface reaches 1,071 feet above sea level. The current lake level normally rises during the winter and early spring and falls during the hot summer months. The Corps of Engineers releases a weekly average of about 4.9 billion gallons per day from Buford Dam for power generation and to maintain water flow in the Chattahoochee River for downstream users and endangered species habitat.
In contrast, Gwinnett County draws an average of 65 million gallons per day from Lake Lanier to provide the public water supply for its businesses and roughly 800,000 residents. Over the years, County water and policy leaders have put a great deal of effort into planning for the best use of our precious lake resource to meet our water needs.
A three-year drought (2007 - 2009) focused attention on efforts to make the best possible use of our available water resources. Dry weather cycles come and go and can be managed with conservation practices. Gwinnett County encourages conservation by following the state's lead concerning water restrictions on indoor and outdoor water use. Gwinnett's average water use per person started declining in 2001 even though the population continued to grow. Increased public awareness and conservation measures have helped conserve precious water. Average rainfall in our region will continue to vary from year to year, but water conservation measures should be maintained regardless of current climate trends.
As a recreation resource, Lake Lanier attracts about eight million visitors a year, with 68 parks and recreation areas, 1,200 campsites, and 10 full-service marinas. The annual economic impact was estimated at $5.5 billion by the Marine Trade Association of Metropolitan Atlanta in 2000. The Corps has generated more than $97 million worth of electricity at Buford Dam since 1957.
Total cost to create the lake was about $45 million, including buying 50,000 acres at an average of $50 per acre, beginning in 1948. The government moved 250 families, 20 cemeteries, 15 businesses, and six churches to make room for the lake. Flooded areas included Lake Warner, Chattahoochee Park, and Looper Speedway.
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Duluth Georgia A Great Place To Live - Georgia Live the Life Series
A culturally diverse and vibrant community, Duluth is a place where families, businesses, lives thrive. The City offers everything to truly capture the spirit of good living. With sidewalks and bikeways that connect all areas of the city, celebrations such as the Barefoot in the Park Fine Arts Festival, Duluth Fall Festival, concerts, dining delights, multiple entertainment and shopping venues, make Duluth an active, prosperous community. With easy access to Atlanta, Duluth offers the best of big-city amenities and small-town ambiance. NewsMax Magazine named Duluth a Top Ten City for Best American Values and BusinessWeek magazine has ranked Duluth a Best Affordable Suburb in Georgia.
Driving Downtown - Atlanta - USA
Driving Downtown - Atlanta Georgia USA - Season 1 Episode 6.
Starting Point: Peachtree St
Highlights include Peachtree St - Mitchell St - Piedmont Ave - Decatur St - Marietta St - Park Ave W - Baker St - Centennial Olympic Park Dr - Luckie St - Auburn Ave - Courtland St - Martin Luther King Jr Dr - Forsyth St - Spring St - W Peachtree St - Peachtree St.
Atlanta is the capital of and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Georgia, with an estimated 2013 population of 447,841. Atlanta is the cultural and economic center of the Atlanta metropolitan area, home to 5,522,942 people and the ninth largest metropolitan area in the United States. Atlanta is the county seat of Fulton County, and a small portion of the city extends eastward into DeKalb County.
Atlanta is considered an alpha- or world city, ranking 36th among world cities and 8th in the nation with a gross domestic product of $270 billion. Atlanta's economy is considered diverse, with dominant sectors including logistics, professional and business services, media operations, and information technology. Topographically, Atlanta is marked by rolling hills and dense tree coverage. Revitalization of Atlanta's neighborhoods, initially spurred by the 1996 Olympics, has intensified in the 21st century, altering the city's demographics, politics, and culture.
As of 2010, Atlanta is the seventh-most visited city in the United States, with over 35 million visitors per year. Although the most popular attraction among visitors to Atlanta is the Georgia Aquarium, the world's largest indoor aquarium, Atlanta's tourism industry mostly driven by the city's history museums and outdoor attractions. Atlanta contains a notable amount of historical museums and sites, including the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site, which includes the preserved childhood home of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., as well as his final resting place; the Atlanta Cyclorama & Civil War Museum, which houses a massive painting and diorama in-the-round, with a rotating central audience platform, depicting the Battle of Atlanta in the Civil War; the World of Coca-Cola, featuring the history of the world famous soft drink brand and its well-known advertising; the College Football Hall of Fame which honors college football and its athletes; the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, which explores the American Civil Rights Movement and its connection to contemporary human rights movements throughout the world; the Carter Center and Presidential Library, housing U.S. President Jimmy Carter's papers and other material relating to the Carter administration and the Carter family's life; and the Margaret Mitchell House and Museum, site of the writing of the best-selling novel Gone with the Wind.
Atlanta also contains various outdoor attractions. The Atlanta Botanical Garden, adjacent to Piedmont Park, is home to the 600-foot-long (180 m) Kendeda Canopy Walk, a skywalk that allows visitors to tour one of the city's last remaining urban forests from 40-foot-high (12 m). The Canopy Walk is considered the only canopy-level pathway of its kind in the United States. Zoo Atlanta, located in Grant Park, accommodates over 1,300 animals representing more than 220 species. Home to the nation's largest collections of gorillas and orangutans, the Zoo is also one of only four zoos in the U.S. to house giant pandas. Festivals showcasing arts and crafts, film, and music, including the Atlanta Dogwood Festival, the Atlanta Film Festival, and Music Midtown, respectively, are also popular with tourists.
Atlanta is home to professional franchises for three major team sports: the Atlanta Braves of Major League Baseball, the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association, and the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League. The Braves, who moved to Atlanta in 1966, were established as the Boston Red Stockings in 1871 and are the oldest continually operating professional sports franchise in the United States. The Braves won the World Series in 1995, and had an unprecedented run of 14 straight divisional championships from 1991 to 2005.
Lanier Islands Resort for Your Lake Lanier Vacations Georgia
Part of the Lanier Islands Resort, this lakefront lodge is 10.7 miles from Buford Dam and 11.7 miles from Mall of Georgia. Colorful lodge rooms feature free WiFi, flat-screen TVs and coffeemakers, plus balconies or patios. Villa rooms add balconies or terraces overlooking the lake, and some have stone fireplaces. Private lake houses accommodate up to 8.
The resort features an 18-hole golf course and several restaurants, plus a heated saltwater pool, a day spa and a fitness center. Activities include boating, horseback riding, hiking and ziplining. There's also a conference center. 770-945-8787
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Gorgeous Beachfront Estate on St.Simons Island - Villa De Suenos
Villa de Suenos means House of Dreams and she is certainly that ... and more. The Villa is a six bedroom oceanfront estate that sleeps 15 in pure luxury. Situated on her own compound at the edge of East Beach and over looking Sea Island, the Villa is a stunning example of Mediterranean architecture and decor. The ocean views from the main house, the pavilion and the pavilion home are simply breathtaking. Few properties on St. Simons or Sea Island can offer this kind of beauty. Why stay at The Cloister or The Lodge when you can have your own beautiful oceanfront home for a fraction of the price of these other luxury properties?
The Villa is equipped as you would expect from a property of this quality. Entertainment pavilion with outdoor speakers overlooking the ocean where you can plug in your iPod and dance or dream away the evening. Featuring a gourmet kitchen that is a cook's dream come true, the Villa is complete with dual dishwashers and Viking and SubZero appliances.
The gorgeous infinity edge pool overlooks the ocean and has a heated spa that is perfect for the cool Winter and mild Fall and Spring evenings.
Villa de Suenos is perfect location to host your guests for that special time in your life
Country Inn & Suites Buford at Mall of Georgia - Buford Hotels, Georgia
Country Inn & Suites Buford at Mall of Georgia 3 Stars Hotel in Buford, Georgia Within US Travel Directory One of our bestsellers in Buford! This Buford hotel is a 2-minute drive from the Mall of eorgia and 32.
2 km from Lanier National Speedway.
Spacious guest rooms and an indoor pool are available.
Free Wi-Fi is available in the rooms at Country Inn & Suites Buford at Mall of Georgia.
Each room includes a microwave, a refrigerator and coffee facilities.
The rooms are decorated with tan accents and light wood furniture.
A small gym and a business center are available.
The hotel also offers a library and on-site laundry facilities.
Buford Country Inn & Suites is 20.
6 km from Chateau Elan Winery.
Downtown Atlanta is a 56.
3 km drive away.
Country Inn & Suites Buford at Mall of Georgia - Buford Hotels, Georgia
Location in : 1395 Mall of Georgia Boulevard NortheastGA 30519, Buford, Georgia - USA
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LARGEST SLAVE SALE IN GEORGIA HISTORY
One of the largest sales of enslaved persons in U.S. history took place on March 2-3, 1859, at the Ten Broeck Race Course.
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Georgia is a southeastern U.S. state whose terrain spans coastal beaches, farmland and mountains. Capital city Atlanta is home of the Georgia Aquarium and the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, dedicated to the African-American leader’s life and times. The city of Savannah is famed for its 18th- and 19th-century architecture and leafy public squares. Augusta hosts the Masters golf tournament.
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