The Rich History of Coca Cola
If you’ve ever enjoyed a Coke product in your life or even if you haven’t, a trip to The World of Coca Cola should be on your travel list. It’s not worth an extra special trip to Atlanta to JUST see the museum, but it’s a great stop if you have a layover or are planning a relaxing vacation to Georgia. For me it worked out perfectly, as the admission allowed for a budget activity at only $16 per adult. I was able to visit the museum on a day off during a business trip.
Mystery of the Secret Recipe
The Coca Cola recipe is one of the most heavily guarded secrets of all time. Since the founding of the company in Atlanta in 1892, it is said that only two employees have actually known the ingredients at any given time. Over the years the secret recipe was rumored to have been kept in two different vaults – with only half of the recipe in each. Often imitated and never duplicated, glass bottles were originally used commercially to assure buyers they were getting the real deal. To this day many of the current global processing plants are shipped different ingredients where they are combined and bottled, thus keeping the mystery alive.
Something For Everyone
Prepare to be impressed as the Coca Cola label has spared no expense to make sure that your experience is speculator. Be sure to set aside at least 2-3 hours for your tour. From interactive exhibits to 4D viewing experiences along with the many displays of memorabilia – you will have to agree, the museum is impressive. This museum is the real deal, and it will definitely impress the little ones. It is tailored to true Coke fans of all ages. For the non-fans, it may be laying it on a little thick – think of it like being in a very long Coke commercial at the happiest place on earth. If you can overlook this and want to bring out your inner child, make sure you get a snapshot with the giant cuddly polar bear mascot.
Open Happiness in The Tasting Room
The tasting tour at the end of the tour is a major hit. You get to sample different types of Coca Cola products from around the world. Did you know that each region of the world has different soda beverages? There is a sampling station for North America, Europe, Asia, Latin America and Africa. Just make sure you don’t get too excited, as the overdose of beverages can sure leave you with a sugar rush and a massive headache when you come down from it!
Make sure you don’t forget your free bottle of Coca Cola as a souvenir. The rotating wheel sure is memorable. Before you leave you are guided to walk through the larger than life gift store. Maybe you have more willpower than I do, but I didn’t make it out without buying the super expensive, novelty photos from my tour. To avoid the cash grab, be sure to bring your own camera so you can snap as many photos as you like!
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