Atlanta Is the Place to Be Essay

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Atlanta is the Place to Be
Angela Richards
ENG 121 English Composition I

Traveling is one of my favorite things to do. I have visited many places throughout the United States; however, none of them are as exciting as Atlanta, Georgia. In Atlanta, there are many places to go and sights to see. For example, Six Flags over Georgia, Stone Mountain Park, and the Atlanta Braves Stadium, are all in or near the city of Atlanta. Six Flags over Georgia is a theme park containing anything from sweet treats to fun rides. Six Flags provides many activities for all ages. It is not at all uncommon to see famous cartoon characters such as Bugs Bunny, roaming around the park. Older children and adults who have strong stomachs may enjoy riding the stomach dropping roller coaster that are available. For example, the Ninja is one of my favorites! The Ninja goes up and down steep hills and even loops upside down. Six Flags also has water rides available to keep people cool from the steaming hot sun. Another exciting ride is Thunder River. You feel as though you are going down a raging river with all the twist and turns of the river. Last June, I was lucky enough to get caught under the cascading waterfall. Six Flags also has exciting games to play such as basketball hoops and darts as well as many souvenir shops. As for the sweets I mentioned earlier, the funnel cakes are absolutely delicious! There are many ice cream shops with over a hundred flavors to choose from. My favorite flavor is chocolate cake batter; it taste just like if I were getting ready to bake a chocolate cake. I would highly recommend Six Flags as a place to go when visiting the Atlanta area. Stone Mountain Park is another exciting tourist attraction near Atlanta. The park is located in Stone Mountain, Georgia. Not only is it a fun place to visit, but it is also historical. The mountain is the largest exposed piece of granite in the world. There is a viewing area by the visitor center where it seems like you could see for miles and miles. The face of the mountain was carved by the same man who carved Mount Rushmore; however he did not finish it. The carving, which is located on the top of the mountain, remained unfinished until it became a state park. The establishment of Stone Mountain State Park took place in 1963. The carving represents three key figures of the Confederacy riding their horses. The men included are Ulysses Grant, Robert E. Lee, and Jefferson Davis. The width of the carving is three-hundred yards, the width of an entire football field which is 100 yards. Along with historical museums,