Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Atlanta Cyclorama & Civil War Museum

Something old, yet new to some, this 100-year old attraction is a must-visit for rental bus visitors heading to Atlanta for some sightseeing. Home to once the largest painting in the world, the Atlanta Cyclorama & Civil War Museum is located at Grant Park, a historical district in southeast Atlanta.
The most famous attraction at this place is this large painting, as well as the Texas, the historic Civil War locomotive that pursued a captured train during the war.
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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Not-to-be-missed Atlanta Events

With the extreme weather all around many parts of the country starting to calm down, it is time to think about what you want to do with your loved one come spring and summer. Is it time to head outdoors at a neighboring park...finally? Is it time to organize a group picnic with your family? Or maybe catching up with the latest shows to keep you and your family entertained is more your cup of tea. Whatever your game is, we have a few suggestions for shows you might want to catch while you are in Atlanta and have some time on your hands.

Weather Rocks!

There is no time better than NOW to get your kids to learn more about the weather at a play calledWeather Rocks! The show was written by the renowned Jon Ludwig, it will be playing at Center For Puppetry Arts at 1404 Spring St., NW Atlanta GA 30309. For more information, give their careline a call by dialing 404-873-3391.
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Friday, December 6, 2013

Family Fun Time at the Center for Puppetry Arts

Storytelling is always better with a little help from puppets to bring the story to life. That was probably what Vincent Anthony, the founder of the Center of Puppetry Arts thought about when heestablished this place in 1978. Located in Midtown, Atlanta’s art district, rental bus visitors can explore areas like performance and education, as well as a trip around the museum for a fun family outing in Atlanta.

An Exciting Performance at the Center

Families visiting Atlanta would have a blast at the annual Family Series shows organized at the Center of Puppetry Arts. This series is a collection of adapted classic stories as well as new works, all performed by the Center’s company in a variety of puppetry styles. Some of the coach bus visitors’ favorites are like the adaptation of The Shoemaker and the Elves in a 1940s Manhattan settingThe Ghastly Dreadfuls’ Compendium of Graveyard Tales and Other Curiosities which is a show specially for Halloween, and Jon Ludwig’s Dinosaurs.
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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Sweet Auburn - Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Inspiring Life

No matter where you are from and what your age is, it is quite impossible not to find the right thing to do when you are on a bus rental Atlanta holiday. There are an incredible number of tourist attractions and local hotspots for you to hit. It is no wonder that Atlanta has grown so tremendously over the years and have come to become an iconic tourism magnet. Some would say that the best way to get around Atlanta is on foot or via public transportation but time is wasting when you are waiting for the next public bus, train or cab to come around. So, the best way to tour Atlanta more effectively and affordably is to make use of a charter bus, shuttle coach, party bus, mini bus, or even a school bus if you are bringing school kids along with you during the trip.
It is obvious there are hot favorites amongst the tourists and one of them would be the home to former Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - Sweet Auburn. The architecture and pristine history behind each building and structure simply screams out at you or embrace you. Sweet Auburn is currently managed and run by the Atlanta National Park Service. The building’s undergone minor and major changes alike, over the years, mostly to enhance to preserve the building’s core structure.
Sweet Auburn is easily located at the Howell and Irwin street intersection but if you can’t find it, get the bus rental Atlanta charter bus driver to use a GPS system. That should solve the problem. The house dates as far back as 1890 so, you will most definitely enjoy the olden and antique atmosphere. It is almost like stepping back in time.
The great thing about visiting this amazingly inspiring charter bus Atlanta tourist attraction is you are going through what was left of an amazing man who went on to do some awe-inspiring stuff during his lifetime. It is absolutely a bonus that admission is free of charge. Have a look around the many interesting exhibits to learn more about the work of supercharged man and read about how he made many possible changes during the civil rights movement.
On top of these, view the King’s Bible, his hand-written sermon and in one of the rooms, there is a small section dedicated to the works of Mahatma Ghandi too, another amazing man we sometimes wished we still have today.
At the end of this bus rental Atlanta visit, you will feel inspired to do something motivational with your life too.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Wren’s Nest

It is considered to be quite uncommon that one would actually be able to tour the home of a famous person, more so when you have read so much about the person. Or rather, read much about his works. If you happen to be a fan of the author of Br’er Rabbit and Br’er Fox, you would surely not want to miss the opportunity to be able to visit the home of this famous author. Located at 1050 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd SW, Atlanta is the beautiful 19th century farmhouse that once was the home of Joel Chandler Harris, the author of Br’er Rabbit and Br’er Fox, which they call “Wren’s Nest”. If you think that you may not be able to find your way to this place, don’t worry too much about it because with the help of an Atlanta rental bus, your problem will not be a problem at all. All that you need to do is to enjoy your trip.

Once you arrive at the Wren’s Nest in the Atlanta rental bus, you may not always find that there are a lot of people visiting at any one time and if you are the type who enjoys full attention from a guide whenever you are visiting an interesting place, with lesser people visiting, you can surely expect to enjoy a good time of sharing with the guide. Usually, the guide would bring the visitors to view the rooms of the house and share the history of the house, as well as the life of the family and the many different types of events that were held at the home. The home was bought by Joel Chandler Harris and was renovated into the current beautiful home and you will also notice that some of the rooms in the house are left just the way they were from 19th century era and are well maintained to keep its original appearance.

Do take note that the Wren’s Nest is open on Tuesdays right through till Saturdays, from 10am to 2.30pm, with storytelling sessions every Saturday at 1pm, so if you want to experience the storytelling session, be sure to arrive at the grounds of the home before 1pm. You can always make arrangements with the Atlanta rental bus company to have them send you to the Wren’s Nest early so that you can enjoy a tour around the home first before you join in the storytelling session.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Atlanta History Center

If you want to find a place with several historical and interesting sites to visit that is located at one location, the Atlanta History Center is where you should go to visit. There is always something or some event happening at the Atlanta History Center. Whenever you return to this location at different times of the year in an Atlanta rental bus, you will always find something exciting, if not interesting happening or taking place. Better yet, if you want your kids to learn about history outside of class, then trips to the Atlanta History Center will be worthwhile and they will thank you and love you for it.

The Atlanta History Center is a extraordinary location where you will find the Atlanta History Museum, Centennial Olympic Games Museum, the Swan House, the Smith Family Farm, 6 historic gardens as well as the Kenan Research Center are all here – can it get any better than this when you are coming to this place in an Atlanta rented bus? However, you may need to plan a few trips here before you can finish covering all the places of interests here.

The Atlanta History Centers works hard in bringing history to live through their programs such as lectures with award winning authors, school tours, summer camps and music events. These are just some of their efforts in making history a fun subject to learn. Said to be the largest history museums in the country, the Atlanta History Museum exhibits award winning permanent displays on the history of the region’s people and they also have temporary exhibits all year through, so if you visit this place again after some time, you may find “new displays” that you didn’t see the last time you were there. After your tour in the museum with your family, don’t forget to take the opportunity to also visit the Museum Shop and pick a few items to bring home with you as memorabilia of your visit.

And if you enjoy walks within the surroundings of Mother Nature with flowers in abundance, then you must not miss out on checking out any of the six historic gardens at the Atlanta History Center while you are here. It would be good if you have time to visit all six of the gardens (which would be quite impossible unless you rush through every garden), but if you don’t have enough time to do so, you can always come back on another trip on an Atlanta rented bus. After all, there is still so much to see at the Atlanta History Center that you probably didn’t get to see on this trip!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

The New American Shakespeare Tavern

Looking for a new place to hang out with your pals this weekend? Ever heard of The New American Shakespeare Tavern, that is located at 499, Peachtree St NE, Atlanta GA 30308? Never? Well, then you and your pals should really rent a bus and go over there for a night of theatrical performance. While you enjoy the performance, they also serve food and beverages too.

It will not take you long to arrive at Shakespeare Tavern with your pals in the rented bus – especially if you are travelling with an experienced Atlanta rental bus driver. Whether or not you have read any of Shakespeare’s writings, at The New American Shakespeare Tavern, you will soon fall in love with the mesmerising and fantastic performances of the casts and their costumes are quite impressive too. You will also be pleased to know that they do serve liquor on their premise and drinks like Jack Daniels Whiskey, Absolut Vodka, Bacardi Rum are available – but you will have to be at least 21 years old and are required to produce your ID when ordering. They also serve fruit juices and soda mixers, but they only have limited choices. And if you’d like, they do have a mini bar and souvenirs stand that are open before show time and during intermission. And while you are there, do not forget to try out their popular apple crisp that is said to be rather heavenly!

Currently playing this season at The New American Shakespeare Tavern are “Hamlet and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead” (in repertory) – starting from May 2, “Fortinbras by Lee Blessing” – starting from June 29, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” – starting from July 20, and “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare” (abridged) starting from August 9, 2013.

Upon arriving at the entrance of Shakespeare Tavern and alighting from the rented bus, you can pick to sit at one of the small tables on the main floor or just hang out at the balcony. Whichever one you pick, be sure that you make yourself comfortable and that you and your pals will be able to enjoy the performance throughout.

We would suggest that you and your pals make arrangement to arrive at Shakespeare Tavern early in your rented bus, so that you will have ample time to eat and perhaps chat a little bit amongst yourselves before the show begins. Even if you didn’t really know much of Shakespeare’s writings, after a night here, you may just want to come back to enjoy more of the performances!