Atlanta, GA

Welcome to the 3nd Reunion of the Rhein Main Air Base Reunion   Association which will be held Sept 28 - Oct 1, 2017 in beautiful     Atlanta, Georgia!

Atlanta is the capital of the U.S. state of Georgia. It played an important part in both the Civil War and the 1960s Civil Rights Movement. Atlanta History Center chronicles the city's past, and the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site is dedicated to the African-American leader’s life and times. Downtown, Centennial Olympic Park, built for the 1996 Olympics, encompasses the massive Georgia Aquarium.

Some downtown Atlanta places to see:

Note: Be sure to ask for a military discount. Many places give military free entrance.

Georgia Aquarium  (http://www.georgiaaquarium.org/)
Centennial Olympic Park (https://www.gwcca.org/park/)
CNN StudioTours - Outstanding Food Court on Ground Level (On our itinerary on Fri, Sep 29) (http://tours.cnn.com/#)
World of Coca Cola (http://www.worldofcocacola.com)                                                                       Westin Hotel Bar - Observation Deck is a must-see (75th floor, rotates 4 times an hour)
Delta Museum of Flight  (http://www.deltamuseum.org/)

Chick-Fil-A - Original Dwarf House (https://www.chick-fil-a.com)
461 N. Central Ave
Hapeville, GA 30334-1650

The chain's origin can be traced to the Dwarf Grill (now the Dwarf House), a restaurant opened by S. Truett Cathy, the chain's former Chairman and CEO, in 1946. The restaurant is located in Hapeville, GA, a suburb of Atlanta, and is near the location of the now-demolished Ford Motor Company atlanta Assembly Plant, for many years a source of many of the restaurant's patrons.

In 1961, after 15 years in the fast food business, Cathy found a pressure-fryer that could cook the chicken sandwich in the same amount of time it took to cook a fast-food hamburger. Following this discovery, he registered the name Chick-fil-A, Inc. The company's trademarked slogan, "We Didn't Invent the Chicken, Just the Chicken Sandwich," refers to their flagship menu item, the Chick-fil-A chicken Sandwich.

The Varsity Downtown (https://thevarsity.com)
61 North Avenue
Atlanta GA 30308
The World's Largest Drive-in sits on more than two acres and can accommodate 600 cars and over eight hundred people inside. On days of Georgia Tech football games up to 30,000 people visit The Varsity sells more than two miles of hotdogs daily, a ton of onion rings, 2500 pounds of fresh cut potatoes, 5000 homemade fried pies, and 300 gallons of chili, all of which are made from scratch daily. The downtown Varsity is also the world's largest single outlet for Coca-Cola.
http://www.thevarsity.com/index.php

Pittypat's Porch - A Southern Restaurant  (https://Pittypatsrestaurant.com)
25 Andrew Young International Boulevard
Atlanta, GA 30303 • 404-525-8228
The story is told that when Scarlett visited Atlanta she always stayed with Aunt Pittypat. During those visits, Aunty Pitty would prepare only her best recipes. At Pittypat's Porch, the tradition continues... Begin with a cool beverage; then sample our unique appetizers. Our Pittypat's sideboard comes next, followed by our traditional Southern entrees, created in a new Southern style, served with lots of vegetables and homemade breads. And don't forget to leave room for our great Southern specialty desserts

58th Bombers Squadron Restaurant - NW of Atlanta at Peachtree Airport
www.the57threstaurant.com

Marietta Museum of History Aviation Wing  (Approx 10 miles north of Atlanta)
(Marietta is where all C130's, C141's and C5's were made)
660186 - First C141 to be stretched is on display here.
http://www.marietta.com/attractions/marietta-museum-of-history/aviation-museum

Stone Mountain State Park (Approx 25 miles, 30 minutes)
http://www.stonemountainpark.com/

Helen GA - Side Trip  90 miles NE  1.5 hrs (German-themed Town similiar to Leavenworth, WA) 
http://cityofhelen.org/

Robins AFB Air Museum -  100 Miles  (1hr, 45 minutes) Well worth the visit.
(They also have a C-141 on display)   2nd Largest Air Force Air Museum
1942 Heritage Blvd # 1, Warner Robins, GA 31098
http://www.museumofaviation.org/



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