Nestled in the beating heart of Downtown Atlanta, Centennial Olympic Park is an expansive public park housed in what was once the site of the 1996 Summer Olympics. To learn more about Centennial Olympic Park and why it should be on your list of must-see attractions in Atlanta, read on below!
One of Atlanta’s Most Iconic Attractions
Spanning over the course of 21 acres, Centennial Olympic Park is the largest urban park to be built in the nation within the last 25 years, celebrating its 20th anniversary in July 2016 since its foundation as the site of the 1996 Summer Olympics.
In the current day, Centennial Olympic Park Atlanta serves as the highlight of the entertainment and hospitality district in Downtown Atlanta. Connected to other popular attractions such as the Georgia Aquarium, the College Football Hall of Fame, the Center for Civil and Human Rights, and the World of Coca-Cola, planning a visit to Centennial Olympic Park puts you and your guests in the center of Atlanta’s most famous sights.
Within Centennial Olympic Park, you can see places like the Fountain of Rings, the crown jewel of the park and one of the most photographed spots in all of Georgia. It is the largest interactive fountain in the world, putting on a dazzling display of lights and music within the iconic Olympic Rings at 12:30pm, 3:30pm, 6:30pm, and 9:30pm every day, all year round.
Another unique feature of Centennial Olympic Park is its engraved bricks with personal messages, purchased by thousands of individuals who helped purchase the park. Keep an eye out for sculptures throughout the park as well, including Pierre de Coubertin, the father of the modern Olympics.
Centennial Olympic Park is open to the public 7 days a week including holidays, with daily hours from 7:00am – 11:00pm with the exception of private events. You’ll find Centennial Olympic Park at 265 Park Ave. W NW, Atlanta, GA 303013. You can also find out more details by calling (404) 223-4412 or by asking one of our helpful reservation specialists at Atlanta Luxury Rentals.
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