FACTS ABOUT ATLANTA
 

FACTS YOU SHOULD KNOW!!!

Hello welcome to Hostelling Atlanta. Did you know that Atlanta is the fastest growing city in the United States (total population). A glorious shinny city with some of the most interesting history in the United States. Atlanta is known as the birth place of the civil rights movement. Dr. Martin Luther King started the worldwide "Civil Rights" movement here in Atlanta. He had the support of many black and white leaders in this gigantic undertaking. Atlanta's 100 year history of interracial harmony between blacks and whites helped draw the 100 year "Centennial Olympic Games" to Atlanta in 1996. Did you know the games were held only two (2) miles from where Dr. King preached. The Margaret Mitchell House is a museum to a book about the Antebellum South, "Gone With The Wind". This book is the most printed novel in the history of the world!!!

Atlanta is the only city in North America that has been destroyed by fire as an act of war. The Etowah Indian burial grounds tell of the powerful Cherokee and Creek American Indians who once dominated the Atlanta area. Metro Atlanta is a thriving high tech business community with more fiber optic cable than any other city in the United States. Atlanta attracts new business every day! Atlanta is one of the cleanest cities in the U.S. as well. Delta pilots (Delta Airlines originated in Atlanta along with CokeCola, CNN, and other corporate giants) say that Atlanta is the "Greenest" city in the United States. Many large oak trees line the streets. From the air these trees create a blanket of green.
The Atlanta Hostel recieves lots of praise for it's excellent location. The City Bus stops in front of the Hostel and the sub-way (MARTA) is just 4 blocks up Ponce de Leon Ave. MARTA goes into the Airport near baggage claim and the Amtrack station is only 2 miles. All points of historic significance, Cultural value or just fun are convenient to the Hostel. The Hostel building is a three-story red brick structure. The city of Atlanta has designated the building as "Historically Significant". Oh! check out our world famous "Southern Hospitality", our "Southern Fried Chicken" and our Grits. These wonders and more are awaiting your arrival! See Yall Soon.........

ATLANTA HAS...

130 retail centers
41 public golf courses
54 public parks
32 streets with the name "Peachtree"
the largest toll-free telephone dialing area in the world
the largest suburban office park in the world - Perimeter Center
the largest mall in the Southeast - Lenox Square
the world's largest bas-relief sculpture - Georgia's Stone Mountain Park
the largest federal regional concentration outside Washington D.C.
the largest 10K race in the world - The annual Peachtree Road Race with 45,000 runners
the second largest theatre organ in the nation - The Fox Theatre
the oldest ballet company in the nation - The Atlanta Ballet
the tallest escalator in the Southeast - at MARTA's Peachtree Center station - 192 feet
the largest hotel in the Southeast - the Atlanta Marriott Marquis - 1,674 rooms
the tallest hotel in the western hemisphere - The Westin Peachtree Plaza - 73 stories; 723 feet tall
the tallest building in the Southeast - NationsBank Plaza - 55 stories; 1,023 feet tall
more shopping center space per capita than any other city except Chicago
the second-largest convention center in the world - the Georgia World Congress Center