Step into the front yard of the Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center and you will discover Centennial Olympic Park. Situated near the Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola, College Football Hall of Fame and the Center for Civil and Human Rights Museum, the park is the centerpiece of downtown Atlanta. This world-famous attraction was built in celebration of the 1996 Olympic Games.
The Centennial Olympic Park is now a twenty-one acre escape from the hustle and bustle of the busy metropolis. Experience a self-guided, audio tour to learn about the architecture, history, trivia and more as you stroll through the park. Splash pads, in the shape of the Olympic circles, provide a way to cool off on hot, summer days. Enjoy a synchronized water, lights and music show with The Fountain of Rings, playing four times daily. The Fountain of Rings is one of the most recognized landmarks in the city, and the focal point of the park.
For the winter months, the park is lit with Christmas lights and transformed into an ice-skating rink. For the warmer months, spring and summer events like Wednesday WineDown, Music at Noon and the annual 4th of July Celebration take place. Ride on the SkyView Ferris wheel to enjoy the finest views in Atlanta. The Ferris wheel features Ferrari leather seats, climate-controlled gondolas and glass flooring to provide a luxurious ride to the top. Centennial Olympic Park is a must-see when visiting Atlanta.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
- The Fountain of Rings is open 365 days a year and plays four times daily at 12:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.
- The SkyView Ferris Wheel is open daily, weather permitting. Tickets are $8.50 for children and $13.50 for adults.
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