Mercedes-Benz Stadium#18 in Best Things To Do in Atlanta
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Atlanta has more sports arena offerings than just SunTrust Park, home to the famous Braves. At the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, soccer fans can watch Atlanta United while football fans can catch the Falcons. Featuring a massive circular video display, three separate concourses for food like burgers, salads, pizza, beer and tacos, and a roof that opens and shuts, it's no wonder this stadium was picked to host the 2019 Super Bowl. If you can't catch a game, don't pass on the stadium: guided tours of the facility, which could include stops at the locker rooms, the Skybridges and the field, are available year-round, and the stadium sometimes hosts other events like concerts.
Recent visitors rave about the stadium's guided tour, saying that it gives a truly in-depth look at the building, including a view of the stands from the field. Others say that the stadium is impeccably designed and a great place to catch a game. However, travelers warn future visitors that parking is sparse and expensive.
Atlanta United and Atlanta Falcons games are held seasonally. Game times and ticket prices vary. Tours run year-round most days. Tour tickets cost $25 per person online. To get a discounted rate for seniors, the military and children 3 to 12, you must buy tickets at the box office the day of your tour. The stadium is located west of downtown Atlanta, down the street from the CNN Center. The easiest, and cheapest, way to get to the stadium is to use MARTA. Take the Blue or Green line to the Dome/GWCC/Philips Arena/CNN Center Station or the Vine City Transit Station. For more information, visit the stadium's website.
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Spread across 33 acres in Atlanta's trendy Buckhead neighborhood, the Atlanta History Center seeks to explore Georgia's past through comprehensive exhibitions, historic homes and miles of gardens and trails. The center's primary facility is the Atlanta History Museum, which showcases exhibits that span the region's history, from Native American culture to life in the antebellum South.
Near the museum is the Swan House, a restored estate originally built in 1928. Living up to its name, every room allegedly features at least one swan (motif). Outside the house, the Swan Woods Trail is lined with beautiful plants native to Georgia. Nearby, you can also see how the other half lived at the Smith Family Farm, a plantation house from the mid-1800s. Meanwhile, bookworms won't want to miss a tour of the Margaret Mitchell House, where the author penned her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, "Gone With the Wind."
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