If you’re a fan of history, animals, and tasty drinks, you’re going to love Pemberton Place. This 20-acre complex is in Downtown Atlanta, just ten minutes away from Stonehurst Place. It’s home to not one, but three fascinating tourist attractions! Get an up-close look at marine life, try beverages from around the world, and see how the civil and human rights movements changed the world as we know it today. The best part is that all of these incredible experiences are within walking distance of each other, with beautiful green spaces in between. Learn more and explore our free Travel Guide to discover more museums, restaurants, and events you don’t want to miss.
What Can You Find at Pemberton Place in Atlanta?
First up on the list is a favorite among locals and visitors alike. The Georgia Aquarium encompasses 600,000 square feet and holds over 10 million gallons of water, earning it the title of the largest aquarium in the country. Of course, it’s home to plenty of underwater creatures as well! Meet species like beluga whales, penguins, dolphins, and so much more. There are even opportunities to swim with gentle giants like whale sharks and manta rays!
Tip: Tune in to Animal Planet’s TV show called The Aquarium for a behind-the-scenes look at the aquatic activities at Georgia Aquarium!
World of Coca-Cola
If you want a unique way to quench your thirst on those hot summer days in Atlanta, consider walking over to the World of Coca-Cola museum. It’s right next door to the aquarium and features a wealth of history and fun facts you never knew about this iconic beverage company. One noteworthy bit of information is that John S. Pemberton, whom Pemberton Place is named after, invented the famous recipe here in Atlanta!
We won’t spoil all of the surprises — go ahead and see it all for yourself! Make sure you save plenty of time to sample beverages from around the world in the soda-fountain gallery and check out the vault that holds the actual Coca-Cola recipe.
National Center for Civil and Human Rights
Are you a history buff or a civil rights advocate? If so, the National Center for Civil and Human Rights needs to be on your itinerary. It may be a smaller building than the aquarium and Coca-Cola museum, but rest assured that it’s full of fascinating information and exhibits. You’ll learn about influential movements in the United States as well as around the globe and leave with a strong sense of inspiration and empowerment.
Enjoy Your Stay to the Fullest at Stonehurst Place
Of course, you want to make the most of your experience anytime you visit our remarkable city. That’s why Stonehurst Place is the best option for luxurious lodging in Midtown Atlanta. Our award-winning inn is a unique attraction in itself with a rich history, museum-quality artwork, and gorgeous accommodations that will make you wish you could stay here forever.
A stay at Stonehurst Place is like nothing you’ve ever experienced before. We have six elegant rooms and suites, like the Master Suite, with glamorous décor and an atmosphere that fosters relaxation. It’s the getaway destination you’ve been dreaming of, and now, you can rest your head on the king-size bed and have more sweet dreams inside. Then, wake up to a gourmet breakfast and get ready for more fun activities in Midtown Atlanta!