Magazine article American Libraries

American Library Association Tour Information. (Conference - Atlanta 2002)

Magazine article American Libraries

American Library Association Tour Information. (Conference - Atlanta 2002)

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All ticket prices include transportation, guide if applicable, ticket, taxes and gratuity. Tours include meals only where noted in the description. All tours have a limited capacity. Pre-registration is advised because decisions to cancel low-enrollment tours (less than 40) will be made by Friday, May 17, 2002. Low-enrollment post-show outings will be cancelled after May 3, 2002. Payment will be refunded in full if a low-enrollment tour or outing is canceled; otherwise no refunds or exchanges will be made after Friday, May 17, 2002, except in the case of documented illness or death.

Payment must be in U.S. funds. Make checks payable to Atlanta Arrangements and return the enrollment form to: Atlanta Arrangements 1350 Spring Street Suite 600, Atlanta, GA 30309. Phone (404) 443-5959. Credit card orders may be sent by fax to (404) 249-9465. Your ticket(s) will not be mailed to you but will be held for pick-up at conference registration. A confirmation of your order will be sent to you.

All daytime tours will depart from the front entrance to the Georgia World Congress Center. Please check at the Tour Registration Desk for more information.

Suggested attire: Casual and comfortable clothing and walking shoes are recommended.



Thursday, June 13, 2002

9:00 am -- 10:00 am


This program showcases the best of Atlanta--the city that grew skyscrapers from ashes. During this time of slides and narration, you will see both historic and contemporary views of famous people and sights across the city. Additionally, you'll be given hints on the weather, how to dress, dining and shopping suggestions and answers to any questions you might have.



Thursday, June 13, 2002

9:00 am -- 1:00 pm


Start off your cultural adventure at Atlanta's High Museum Of Art, which contains the city's best collection of fine art in a spectacular and inspiring setting. The museum's permanent collection is strong in 19th Century American painting, photography and decorative arts. Continue on Peachtree Street and experience the charm of one of the last surviving grand movie palaces, the Fabulous Fox Theatre originally built as a Shrine Temple. Walk through the theater where countless millions have been entertained over its sixty plus year history. Lunch is not included.



Thursday, June 13, 2002

9:30 am -- 1:30 pm


Enjoy a scenic drive to Stone Mountain Park, a lovely 3,200-acre recreational park that is the site of the largest mass of exposed granite in the world! Visit two of the following popular attractions which give you a better view of Atlanta and life in the South: stop at Memorial Hall for an overview of the history of the mountain, featuring the world's largest bas-relief carving dedicated to the Confederate leaders during the Civil War, visit an authentic 19-building antebellum Plantation complex or enjoy a breathtaking ride on the Skylift, an exciting Swiss Cable Car that will whisk you to the top of the mountain. Lunch is not included in the ticket price.



Thursday, June 13, 2002

9:30 am -- 2:30 pm


Buckhead is known as Atlanta's premier residential and shopping district and today you will sample a taste of the good life as you drive through elegant and exclusive neighborhoods and stop at Georgia's elegant Governor's Mansion, a stunning example of Classical Revival architecture. Guests will then explore the Atlanta History Center. Guests will tour the Tullie Smith House, in the plantation plain-style, and the magnificent Swan House. The Museum will tell you the story of the Old and New South - a celebration of our heritage. Enjoy a truly Southern lunch at the Swan Coach House, the former garage and servant quarters for the Swan House. …

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