8 Unique Specialty Museums to Visit in Georgia

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Looking for a unique experience this summer? Georgia has plenty of museums to offer, but some stand out from the rest.

If you are looking for an escape from the Georgia heat, there are specialty museums across the state that have different themes that will keep you and your family entertained. 

Here are 8 Specialty Museums in Georgia that are Guaranteed to Provide a Unique Experience 

1. The Waffle House Museum

Address: 2719 East College Avenue, Decatur, GA 30030

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The Waffle House Museum will teach you more than 60 years of history about the iconic 24-hour chain. 

Listed on the Georgia Historical Society list of historic sites, the museum has a re-creation of the original restaurant that opened in 1955. 

Not only was this museum featured in Southern Living magazine, but it also appeared in the show Halt and Catch Fire that aired on AMC. 

Though it is currently closed due to COVID-19, the Waffle House Museum will hopefully reopen soon. 

2. World of Coca-Cola

Address: 121 Baker St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30131

Hours: Open Monday through Thursday from 10 A.M. to 5 P.M. and Friday through Sunday from 10 A.M. to 7 P.M. 

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From taste tests to 3-D movies, the World of Coca-Cola has a wide range of activities that are great for families.

Test your senses with the scent discovery experience where you can attempt to identify what Coca-Cola beverage aligns with each aroma. 

You can also try over 60 varieties of Coke flavors at the tasting experience

If you’re interested in a 3-D experience, you can watch Coca-Cola’s 3-D movie “In Search of the Secret Formula.” 

On top of this, you can take photos with the iconic Coca-Cola polar bear, go on a mission to find the secret Coca-Cola formula and learn the history behind one of the world’s largest beverage companies. 

3. Vidalia Onion Museum

Address: 100 Vidalia Sweet Onion Drive, Vidalia, GA 30474

Hours: Open Monday through Friday from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. 

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Believe it or not, there is a 1,300-square-foot space dedicated to the history of Vidalia onions that you can explore for free!

There are educational, interactive exhibits where you can learn about the economic, cultural and culinary importance of Vidalia onions. 

In the Living Exhibit, you can see the smallest registered Vidalia onion field that is located right in front of the museum. 

Explore six different exhibits that will change the way you look at Vidalia onions! 

4. College Football Hall of Fame

Address: 250 Marietta St. N.W., Atlanta, GA 30313

Hours: Open every day but Monday and Wednesday from 10 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.

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Want to go to a museum where you can also play football at? This is the place for you! 

The College Football Hall of Fame has nine different activities visitors can partake in, including an indoor playing field, a theater, various galleries and more. 

The museum’s newest exhibit, the Specialty Exhibit, will teach you about the largest names in football over the past 50 years. 

No matter how passionate you are about the sport, it’s a fantastic place to honor the traditions and people who have made football the sport it is today. 

5. Center for Puppetry Arts

Address: 1404 Spring St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30309

Hours: Open Tuesday through Friday from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M., Saturday from 10 A.M. to 5 P.M. and Sunday from 12 P.M. to 5 P.M. 

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From Sesame Street to The Muppet Show, the Center of Puppetry Arts will teach you everything you need to know about puppeteering. 

The museum is always changing since it has two galleries that rotate exhibitions and you can also see a variety of puppet shows that the museum hosts. 

You can see props and puppets from a variety of films and learn the history behind each of them!

This is a great place to bring children and let them interact with the most well-known puppets of all time. 

6. American Prohibition Museum

Address: 209 W. St. Julian Street, Savannah, GA 31401

Hours: Open every day from 10 A.M. to 5:15 P.M. 

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Surprisingly, this museum is the only prohibition museum in America!

Here, you can learn about the history and how Americans dealt with the 21st Amendment before and after it was ratified in 1933. 

Not only can you visit the numerous exhibits, but you can also take cocktail classes and do whiskey tastings

You also get a free cocktail in the authentic speakeasy with your ticket purchase! 

7. The Lunch Box Museum

Address: 318 10th Ave. Columbus, GA 31901

Hours: Open Monday through Saturday from 9 A.M. to 6 P.M. and Sunday from 12 P.M. to 6 P.M.  

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Take a trip back in time and check out some retro lunch boxes at The Lunch Box Museum

This museum has been featured on national television and in newspapers for its unique offerings. Not only can you see lunch boxes but also Coca-Cola memorabilia! 

While all of the lunch boxes on display are vintage, you can buy duplicate lunch boxes to bring home after your tour. 

Who knew that rectangle, metallic boxes that hold food could be so interesting! 

8. The Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House

Address: 2321 Vineville Ave, Macon, GA 31204 

Hours: Open Thursday through Saturday from 11 A.M. to 6 P.M. and Sunday from 11 A.M. to 4 P.M. 

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Though The Allman Brothers Band was formed in Jacksonville, Florida in 1969, the Allmans were born and raised in Macon.

The Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House will teach you the history behind the southern rock band through its exhibits. 

You can explore the rooms the members grew up in, where they wrote and recorded their most popular songs and more. 

Splurge and purchase some merchandise in the gift shop, ranging from vinyl records to T-shirts to CD box sets.

If you are a hardcore Allman Brothers Band fan, this is the perfect place for you to visit! 

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