Porsche Classic Gallery at the Porsche Experience Center in Atlanta
Tours that Show How Things are Made in Georgia
Home to some of the world's most famous brands, Georgia offers several opportunities to go behind the scenes and see how your favorite products are made. Ever wondered how Georgia-grown produce gets to your grocery store? And, just where do grits come from, anyway? From Coca-Cola to Cabbage Patch Kids, Porsche to peaches, here are seven tours that unveil some of the mysteries of these legendary items.
World of Coca-Cola, Atlanta
Explore the World of Coca-Cola in Atlanta to learn about the history of The Coca-Cola Company and the world's most famous soft drink. Get closer than ever before to the vault containing the secret recipe, and see the fully functioning bottling line that produces a commemorative glass bottle of Coca-Cola for every guest. Don't miss the tasting room, where you can sample more than 60 beverages from around the globe.
Inside CNN Studio Tour, Atlanta
Go behind the scenes of 24-hour news and entertainment production on the Inside CNN Studio Tour. Learn how images like weather maps appear behind anchors and correspondents, and get a glimpse of newsgathering and broadcasting from the studios of CNN.
Porsche Experience Center, Atlanta
Porsche Cars North America opened its headquarters in Atlanta in 2016, featuring the exciting $100 million Porsche Experience Center. At the center, you can select the Porsche model of your choice and then spend 90 minutes behind the wheel with a drive coach at your side. Hone your driving skills on test track modules and off-road courses that are purpose built to demonstrate the power, responsiveness and safety at the core of Porsche engineering.
Cabbage Patch Kids, Cleveland
Known the world over as the birthplace of the "hand-stitched" Original Cabbage Patch Kids, BabyLand General Hospital features a nursery of Cabbage Patch Kids ready for adoption. See Cabbage Patch Kids being born, a historic archive of collectible babies, and the wall of autographed photos of famous visitors to Babyland. A fathers' waiting room is available, as well as rocking chairs on 20,000 square feet of porches looking out on the Georgia mountains.
Nora Mill Granary Grist Mill & Country Store, Helen
This authentic working grist mill is nestled alongside the Chattahoochee River. Nora Mill grinds corn daily using either the original French burr stones that are powered by the Chattahoochee River or by a more modern "Meal Master" stone grinding system located on the second floor. Either way, all of the grits are all-natural and stone-ground.
Lane Southern Orchards Packing Company, Fort Valley
During peach season, May through August, visitors to Lane Southern Orchards can view the entire peach packing process from an elevated platform. Watch as the peaches come in from the field, go through the sizing and cleaning process, and are shipped off to grocery stores all over the U.S. In June and July, tour guides explain the history of the peach industry in Georgia as well as how the crops are grown and harvested. There is also a farmers market that sells every kind of Georgia grown produce and a gift shop selling "everything peachy."
Byrd Cookie Company, Savannah
Founded by Benjamin Tillman Byrd in 1924, Byrd's Famous Cookies still bakes traditional family recipes in small batches with the highest quality ingredients. Take the tour to see the inner workings of Savannah's favorite bakery and sample all of the famous flavors. Tours are offered Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. by appointment and require a minimum of 10 people.