Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta

Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta

Four Fabulous Georgia Museums for Sports Fans

Georgia has always been a sports-minded state. There are the professional teams like the Atlanta Braves, Hawks, and the Falcons, as well as numerous minor league and collegiate sports to cheer on. And the Masters, the pinnacle of golf, is played each spring in Augusta. In addition to watching an event, here are four fabulous museums in Georgia for sports fans.

College Football Hall of Fame

There is no denying, the South and football go together like biscuits and gravy. The Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta is an interactive museum where guests can cheer on their favorite team. In between, learn about sports psychology, the art of the tailgate, and even the importance of mascots. Then, sing along with the band to your favorite fight song.

Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall Sports Museum in Athens, Georgia
Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall Sports Museum in Athens, Georgia

Butts-Mehr Heritage Hall Sports Museum

For the true Dawg fan, this University of Georgia sports museum is a must. Relive the greatest moments in UGA sports history, then soak in the glory with a visit to the Dooley Sculpture Garden, which is as long as a football field.

World of Coca-Cola in Atlanta

World of Coca-Cola in Atlanta

World of Coca-Cola

Did you know that Coca-Cola is the longest continuous sponsor of the Olympic Games? The relationship between Coke and the Olympics began back in 1928. Several promotional pieces as well as more modern Olympic pins are on display at the World of Coca-Cola museum in Atlanta. There is even a display of Olympic torches from the pre-Olympic torch relays.

Atlanta History Center
Atlanta History Center

The Atlanta History Center

In addition to being the world's most famous amateur golfer who popularized the sport around the world, Bobby Jones also co-founded the Augusta National Golf Course and the now-famous Masters golf tournament. The Atlanta History Center has an entire exhibit about Bobby Jones' life and contributions to the game of golf, as well as the state of Georgia. 

Published: November 2018