Richie and I visited the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta for the first time back in June. We were so impressed that we made the trip again back in November to take his Mom to see it. It is really the most amazing aquarium I have ever seen. I really can not describe it with words. If you have not been I HIGHLY suggest you plan to visit it. They are adding a dolphin exhibit that will open in the fall of 2010. Although I know they will not do it justice I have some pictures to share.
The Georgia Aquarium boasts the world’s second largest aquarium viewing window. This amazing aquarium view measure 61 feet wide and 23 feet tall! The tank itself is the size of a football field and contains over 6,000,000 gallons of water! To be in front of this window is amazing and wonderful. We could have stayed right here all day and felt as if we had gotten our money’s worth!
The Georgia Aquarium is currently home to 4 of the Whale Sharks which are the world’s largest fish species. Whale sharks can grow up to 40 feet in length!
The aquarium also has a 100 foot long viewing tunnel where you can see whale sharks, stingrays, goliath grouper, hammerhead sharks and a host of other fish swimming overhead.
Here are some additional photos of sites around the aquarium.
I highly recommend a visit to the Georgia Aquarium! If you are planning a trip the aquarium is within walking distance of the Coca-cola Museum, Centennial Olympic Park, and the CNN Headquarters. If you go I also highly recommend a visit to the Varsity (www.thevarsity.com) which is the World’s Largest Drive-In Restaurant! Their hot dogs, fries and fried pies are amazing! They’ve been in business since 1928 so it HAS to be good!