Boasting a collection of more than 200 historical artifacts, a 4-D theater experience, and interactive museum exhibits, the World of Coca-Cola in Atlanta does far more than whet your whistle for a (though it does that, too). Pay homage to the birthplace of the world’s most popular soft drink and learn how a simple beverage became a global sensation and a must-see Atlanta attraction.
Although the World of Coca-Cola is about far more than its namesake product, the tasting room remains a highlight. At the Sampling Bar, you can choose from more than 100 different Coca-Cola brand beverages from around the world, including flavors such as Bibo Candy Pine-Nut and Fanta Melon Frosty. You can also line up for a photo with the Coca-Cola Polar Bear, look behind the scenes at the bottling process, or head to the vault that contains Coca-Cola's signature secret formula. The World of Coca-Cola is easily combined with tours of Atlanta and its other major attractions such as Centennial Olympic Park, the Center for Civil and Human Rights, CNN Studios, and the Georgia Aquarium.
Things to Know Before You Go
- The World of Coca-Cola provides plenty of kid-friendly entertainment options.
- Plan to spend roughly two to three hours enjoying the exhibits.
- The museum is next to the Georgia Aquarium and the Center for Civil and Human Rights, making for an easy full day of activities.
- Purchase tickets in advance to guarantee admission.
How to Get There
The World of Coca-Cola is conveniently located in downtown Atlanta. For drivers, the parking garage is off of Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd. Those staying in Midtown may prefer to walk to the attraction. Or, take a MARTA train to Dome/GWCC/Philips Arena/CNN Center or Peachtree Center and walk 10 to 15 minutes.
When to Get There
The World of Coca-Cola provides a cool oasis during Atlanta’s long, hot summers; visit during peak heat in summer afternoons for a much-needed air-conditioned reprieve. The museum is open daily with the exception of major holidays. Double-check operating hours before your trip.
Open More Happiness
General admission allows access to all the major attractions, but to learn more about the history of Coca-Cola, opt for a VIP guided tour, which is capped at 10 people for a personalized experience. A VIP tour also includes a special souvenir and discounts on the gift shop, photo packages, and Pemberton Cafe.