Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park welcomes visitors to Atlanta

By Gabriel Ramos

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Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park was established in 1996, when the city hosted the Olympic Games. The event was held in celebration of 100 years of the modern Olympiad. Taken Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016. Photo by Gabriel Ramos
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A large fountain serves as the cornerstone of the park. Jets shoot out from the Olympic rings in a programmed sequence, providing for a welcoming aesthetic and providing relief for visitors during the hot summer months. Taken Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016. Photo by Gabriel Ramos
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On the south side of the Olympic Rings fountain lies a wall detailing the rich history behind the 1996 Olympics. The event is still a source of pride to the city of Atlanta today. Taken Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016. Photo by Gabriel Ramos
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Located in the heart of Atlanta’s Downtown neighborhood, Centennial Olympic Park has plenty to offer all visitors of the city. Just across the street from the park is the SkyView, a nearly 20-story Ferris wheel that provides for a fantastic aerial view of the surrounding area. Taken Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016. Photo by Gabriel Ramos
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For sports fans, the College Football Hall of Fame lies just to the west of the park. It features exhibits on noted games, players, and teams throughout college football history. Taken Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016. Photo by Gabriel Ramos
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The northern area of the park is called Pemberton Place. Named for Coca-Cola inventor and founder John Pemberton, it serves as the home of the World of Coca-Cola, the Center for Civil and Human Rights museum, and the Georgia Aquarium. Taken Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016. Photo by Gabriel Ramos
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The World of Coca-Cola is a museum dedicated to the rich history of Coca-Cola. As one of the world’s most popular soft drinks, Coca-Cola was founded in Atlanta in the late 19th century following the Civil War. Taken Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016. Photo by Gabriel Ramos
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The Center for Civil and Human Rights museum is dedicated to the achievements of civil and human rights worldwide. Exhibits are dedicated to the United States civil rights movement as well as similar movements in countries across the globe such as the Middle East and Nazi Germany. Taken Sunday, Feb. 7 2016. Photo by Gabriel Ramos
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The Georgia Aquarium served as the largest aquarium in the world from its opening in 2005 until 2012. The Smithsonian-affiliated museum serves to educate the public about various ocean and water environments, and its collection includes whale sharks and manta rays, which is unique to the United States. Taken Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016. Photo by Gabriel Ramos
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