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Can you believe it?  It has been 18 years since the 1996 Summer Olympics were hosted right here in Atlanta just a short Fountains_Centennial_Olympic_Park-300x214drive from Southern Oaks Apartments.   Were you living in the Atlanta area in 1996?  Have you been back to where it all happened?  If not, here are five reasons to visit Atlanta’s ownCentennial Olympic Park this summer.

  1. Centennial Park in Atlanta, GA is the remaining legacy of the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games. It was built to celebrate the Olympics visit to Georgia as well as revitalize an area of town that had long been forgotten.
  2. Atlanta’s Centennial Park is anchored by the Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola, CNN Center, Center for Civil and Human Rights Museum and the future site of the College Football Hall of Fame.
  3. Music at Noon presents local bands performing mid-day, Wednesday Wind Down features jazz during rush hour and Fourth Saturday Family Fun Day is free and features performers and children’s activities.
  4. Take a self-guided audio tour through Centennial Park in Atlanta. It’s packed with history, architecture, quirky trivia and original music. This tour begins and ends at the park’s Visitor Center and is an hour-long loop.
  5. The Fountain of Rings show displays a dancing water show harmonized with pop music, lights and sound effects.