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Centennial Olympic Park

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Centennial Olympic Park in Downtown Atlanta

This one-of-a-kind 21-acre park in downtown Atlanta commemorates the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games hosted by Georgia's capital city. Home to the largest interactive fountain in the world, the park sponsors free year-round community events including Wednesday Wind Down concert series, Fourth of July Celebration and Fourth Saturday Family Fun Days. Check out a festive event or take an audio tour of the park during your visit to Atlanta.
 

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Hours -

Daily, 7:00am to 11:00pm
 

Prices -

Open to the Public
 

Events

  • 4th of July Celebration
  • Party in the Park
  • Wednesday Wind Down
  • Holiday In Lights
  • Music at Noon
 
 

Activities

  • Interactive Water Features
  • Audio Tours
  • Live Entertainment
  • Photo Ops
 

The Fountain of Rings are the centerpiece to the park and has daily shows

This destination is one of the most popular landmarks in Georgia. Visited by millions of local and international guests every year, this unique water feature is the largest interactive fountain in the world and features the Olympic Ring symbol. Check out the fountain for free 365 days a year at 12:30pm, 3:30pm, 6:30pm and 9pm.

Did you know - Interesting Facts about Centennial Olympic Park

  • Approximately 800,000 bricks were used in constructing the 21-acre Park. When placed end-to-end lthe bricks would stretch from New York City to Philadelphia, nearly 100 miles. When placed sideways, the bricks would stretch for 50 miles.
  • Approximately 10,275,000 letters are etched on the commemorative bricks in the Park. This is enough letters of the alphabet to spell out the first verse of “The Star-Spangled Banner” over than 20,000 times.
  • Each of the five continents represented in the Olympic Games is signified by Granite from each.
  • The Fountain of Rings is the largest interactive fountain in the world using the Olympic ring symbol.

FAQs

  • Where can I find the audio walking tour?


    The Audio Walking Tour provides a great opportunity for visitors to tour the Park at their own pace and convenience. The audio tour begins and ends at the Visitor Center and features one hour of music, interviews, history, trivia and architecture facts.
  • Why/when was this park created?


    Centennial Olympic Park was created in 1996 to memorialize the Centennial Olympic Games hosted in Atlanta, Georgia. The idea was to convert a run-down section of downtown Atlanta into a magnificent gathering spot of visitors of the Olympics and for residents to enjoy for many years to come. Today, this one-of-a-kind 21- acre park serves as a lasting legacy to the host city and is the catalyst for many residential and commercial revitalization projects. http://www.centennialpark.com/index.php/about-the-park/park-history

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