Complimentary tickets to The World of Coca Cola were provided. All thoughts and opinions are my own, as always.
Last month when we had a weekend vacation in Atlanta, (where we toured The Georgia Aquarium and the Fernbank Museum of Natural History), we also spent a bit of time at The World of Coca-Cola, which is an experiential museum for anyone who has ever enjoyed a Coke.
So…that would be everyone. 🙂
The World of Coca-Cola is next door to The Georgia Aquarium, so if you are going to visit one attraction, you might as well visit the other. And if you are going to visit both, you might as well get the CityPass and get a discount! Inside you will find room after room of memorabilia that spans the last century and that hails from all over the world. You can’t help but feel like you are part of something BIG when you realize just how universal that feeling of having your first sip of coke is for people all over the world.
I will tell you, this museum was not as intriguing to our children (ages 4 and 2) as it was to the grown-ups. We had to breeze past much of the historical information on display, though I did manage to pause in awe at this little tidbit:
The Coca-Cola polar bear is on hand throughout most of the day to take photos with guests, and that is a great thing to do with the kids. The line was long, so we weren’t able to take advantage of it, but that’s something to keep in mind as a fun thing to do if you bring young children.
The highlight for most any guest who comes to The World of Coca-Cola is the tasting room. This is where Coca-Cola products from all over the world are on tap, and you are welcome to taste as many of them as you like! After viewing all the Coca-Cola bottles throughout the museum, you will DEFINITELY be thirsty by the time you arrive. And if you leave thirsty, then I hate to break it to you, but something must be wrong with you! 🙂
For me, The World of Coca-Cola was a feel-good, fun look at the most beloved soft drink in the entire world. If I were to head back again, though, I’d honestly leave the kiddos behind. They don’t know what Coca-Cola is (it’s a rare treat in my home, not a staple), and they aren’t drawn to all of the memorabilia or all of the soft drinks on tap. I would say to bring older kids and/or kids who have at least enjoyed a few Coca-Colas of their own, first. As for me, I’d totally love to go back and get to spend more time going slowly through the exhibits.
And I’d probably spend more time in the tasting room, too. Can you blame a girl?
Have you ever visited The World of Coca-Cola? What did you think of your experience??