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Center for Puppetry Arts
Who doesn't love puppets? The Center for Puppetry Arts is home to more than 2000 puppets! This Center is the largest place in North America dedicated to the art of puppetry. The Center features all types of puppets including: shadow, rod, hand, marionette and hybrid puppets that use both hands and rods. The interactive exhibit, Puppets: The Power of Wonder includes puppets from different time periods and all over the world. Visit The Puppet Store Room where performance puppets are displayed on the ceiling, walls and even on the floor! The Center also has Special Exhibits, several starring world-renown puppeteer Jim Henson and his puppet friends. Jim Henson: A Man and His Frog highlights the world's most famous frog: Kermit. Want to see the Swedish Chef or Rowlf the Dog? Visit the exhibit Jim Henson: The Puppeteer to see these beloved characters up close. Be inspired further by viewing personal photographs, designs, sketches, quotes and behind-the-scenes video of Mr. Henson's work in the world of puppetry. Learn how puppets are made in The Art of Puppet Making exhibit. Before you leave, see a performance! Enjoy one of the weekly puppet shows or stop and watch a video of the late Jim Henson interviewing six puppeteers from around the world.
Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site
Come visit the historic sites of a great leader! At The Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, explore Dr. King's birth home, the Ebenezer Baptist Church, and The King Center. Take a 30-minute guided tour of Dr. King's birth home. At the Ebenezer Baptist Church where Dr. King was an ordained minister and Co-pastor with his father, you can listen to audio sermons. The King Center is an amazing place to learn about the life and times of Dr. King through exhibits, photographs, artifacts, videos and audio displays. Be sure and visit replicas of Dr. King's Nobel Peace Prize and Presidential Medal of Freedom on display in Freedom Hall. The King Center is also home to exhibits honoring other great leaders including Rosa Parks and Gandhi. Any child between the ages of 9 and 12 can become a Junior Ranger at Martin Luther King, Jr., National Historic Site. To earn your Junior Ranger Badge you must complete an activity booklet and agree to live by the Junior Ranger Promise and Dr. King's Six Principles of Nonviolence.
Stone Mountain Park
Stone Mountain Park is a must see while in Atlanta! Just 16 miles outside of Atlanta, this 3200 acres of outdoor beauty and attraction-filled fun is Georgia's most visited attraction. Take a trek through the treetops on Sky Hike, the nation's largest family adventure course, travel to the top of the mountain on Summit Skyride or brave Geyser Towers, an obstacle course of suspended rope bridges and net tunnels high above water-spraying geysers. Take a five mile trip around the mountain on an old fashion full size locomotive with open-air cars. Visit homes and buildings built between 1783-1875 at The Antebellum Plantation and Farmyard. Visit the delicious cookhouse and garden and take in the smells of good Southern cooking. If you want to just relax in nature, head over to Stone Mountain Lake or take a hike on one of the many wooded trails in the park. End your day at the world's largest laser light and fireworks show staged to music.