Don't miss the Coca Cola Museum in downtown Atlanta during your next family trip.
I am a Diet Coke addict. I am also the proud owner of a B.A. in Advertising. Let's leave all health discussions to the side for a moment and just pause to appreciate the awesomeness that is the Coca-Cola brand.
No matter what you may think of them, they have one of the strongest and most recognized products in the world. So when I heard they had an entire museum dedicated to their story right next to the Georgia Aquarium, I knew it was a must-see for our weekend trip. What I didn't expect was just how much everyone else in our group would enjoy the experience.
When asked which they preferred the Georgia Aquarium or the World of Coca-Cola, the kids honestly couldn't decide!
I hope you enjoy our top 5 favorite things about the home of my beloved beverage.
P.S. Have you been to Atlanta? What was your favorite hot spot? Leave me a note in the comments, we can't wait to go back!
5 Fun Things to See at the Coca Cola Museum
1. The Polar Bear
OMG, seriously one of the coolest branded characters I've ever seen in my life. This from a Disney fanatic. Even if you don't want to take the time to have your own photo shot with him, take a few minutes to watch how he interacts with the fans. His range of motion and expressions are unbelievable!
2. Retro Product Placement
You enter the museum through a welcome room that is covered floor to ceiling in retro advertising from all around the world. As an advertising junkie, I had a blast looking at all their taglines and messages from throughout the years. My family loved the time warp of seeing Coca-Cola branded jammies and dispensers.
3. The Vault
The secret formula for Coca-Cola is housed in a Fort Knox-like vault within the museum. You can walk through this area learn about all the attempts to steal or copy the formula throughout the years.
4. The Tasting Room
Everyone's favorite moment from our visit--the final room before exiting the museum has several kiosks of soda dispensers where you can taste test the sodas available all around the world. As much as I adore my Diet Coke, I'm also a Fanta fanatic. I loved sampling the pineapple, green apple, and kiwi versions (just to name a few!) that are popular around the world.
5. The Coca-Cola Store
Never have I been so amazed by a museum gift shop as I was by the Coca-Cola Store. They have everything, and I truly mean Everything, you could ever possibly want with the Coca-Cola brand. Even if you don't plan to purchase anything, allow yourself the time in your schedule for browsing this warehouse. I came out with a sparkly Diet Coke keychain but loved the cute retro red straw dispensers and the wall-mounted bottle openers.
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The Atlanta Convention and Visitor's Bureau provided us with 2 adult Atlanta City Passes to cover admission to the museum. I was not otherwise compensated for this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. You may view my full disclosure here.