If you live in the Atlanta, GA and are looking for ways to up your game when it comes to culture, history, or expanding your margins, there are plenty of opportunities. In this great city there are things to do to expand your mind in new ways and open you up new cultures and experiences.
Below are a few ways that you can learn about different times, different places, and different people, and MTI is in full support of that.
Of course, if you need a stylish ride to any of these places (could be for a date, or could be a special day of flying solo) MTI Limo has your back.
1.) Fernbank Museum of Natural History
The Fernbank features some of the most eye-catching exhibits, including huge dinosaur statues which stand at the entrance with dinosaur skeletons in the Great Hall as well. There are also interactive displays of the “Sensing Nature,” interesting exhibits regarding natural history of Atlanta’s local landscape as well as cultures from all around the world. Just make sure not to get caught up staring at the floors — which are made of attention-grabbing limestone tiles embedded with fossils.
2.) Michael C. Carlos Museum
If you’re down with getting a little ancient, Michael C. Carlos Museum (of Emory University) is the place for you. The MCCM boasts one of the Southeast’s largest ancient art collections. There are a whopping 17,000 artifacts from ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, the Near East, Asia, Africa, and even the Americas (pre-Columbian).
3.) Center for Civil and Human Rights
This one is pretty much a no-brainer. As Americans, it’s pretty much our duty to more fully understand where this country has been, as well as the people who helped make it what it is today.
It’s pretty easy to be out of touch with history, especially if you didn’t live through it. But the Center for Civil and Human Rights is a vehicle for exploration of the history of Jim Crow laws. It’s a multimedia experience with television newscasts, videos, photographs, speeches, gripping personal accounts, and even interactive experiences which aim to bring visitors into the struggle.
4.) Martin Luther King Jr National Historic Site
Keeping with the theme of civil rights, another important place is the MLK Jr. National Historic Site, which includes the namesake’s birthplace, as well as his grave in the Freedom Hall Complex. Look around, you’ll be right in stride with where this influential leader, speaker, and iconoclast grew up as a kid.
5.) Atlanta History Center
Besides its historic gardens, the Atlanta History Center is comprised of the Atlanta History Museum, the Centennial Olympic Games Museum, the Smith Family Farm, the Swan House, and, lastly, the Kenan Research Center. You can learn more about topics like the American Civil War, Folk Art of the South, and more!
We’ll bet you’re feeling 6% smarter already. Just kidding. You gotta go to know, when it comes to these learning experiences. And please know that MTI Limo and Shuttle Services is always here to get you where you need to go in style and with time to spare.