The World of Coca-Cola, Atlanta
Aug 11 , 2011
The World of Coca-Cola, Atlanta is where history meets present day in the world of beverages. Spend an entire day and enjoy a variety of exhibits, events, and even get to taste some of the many Coca-Cola beverages that people drink around the world.
History of Coca-Cola
The World of Coca Cola wouldn’t be possible without the Atlanta Pharmacist, Dr. John Pemberton, who invented Coca-Cola in 1886. The beverage started as a fountain drink and was served only in Atlanta, Georgia. But shortly after the death of Dr. Pemberton, the new owner of the Coca-Cola shares, Asa Chandler, decided it was time to bring the product beyond Georgia state lines, and to do so he began bottling Coca-Cola.
Due to competition in the beverage industry, Chandler knew the model of the bottle had to be distinct. After the design was approved, the bottle’s shape was so unique consumers could recognize it in the dark. The bottle shape has evolved with time and so has Coca-Colas advertisements. Its new slogan, “Open Happiness” captures the intent of Coca-Cola, which is to sit back, relax and take a moment out of your day to enjoy yourself, especially at The World of Coca Cola, Atlanta.
The Coca-Cola Loft
This is where the Coca-Cola treasure is hidden in The World of Coca Cola. Throughout the years, Coca-Cola has become a symbol that nearly everyone in the world recognizes. Coca-Cola artifacts have been collected from the very beginning of the company. The Coca-Cola Loft in The World of Coca-Cola, Atlanta has the largest collection of the most famous and important Coca-Cola artifacts from all over the globe.
Just because you can’t tour the entire world, that doesn’t mean your taste buds have to stick around. Visit the “Taste It” room in The World of Coca-Cola, Atlanta. You’ll make your way to five tasting stations with over 60 different products. The stations are arranged geographically and a sixth station features Coca-Cola classic brands. Get your fill of Coca-Cola from around the globe.
125 Years of Coca-Cola
Although the World of Coca-Cola is a place to celebrate the history of the iconic product, it’s also about praising the impact of Coca-Cola today. To uphold this intention, The World of Coca-Cola, Atlanta has a pop culture room that rotates exhibits.
Right now, Steve Penley, a Georgia artist has the honor of displaying his work in this space. In honor of the 125th anniversary of Coca-Cola, Penley created a 48-foot mural. Through a unique series of seven paintings, unique moments in Coca-Cola’s history are uniquely and artistically displayed. There is no doubt that this piece is a tribute to the success of the international soda.
If you’re like most of the visitors, you won’t be able to get enough from The World of Coca-Cola, Atlanta. No need to leave remiss, head to the Coca-Cola Store to have a piece of this world with you forever. The Coca-Cola store features the classic t-shirts and accessories in addition to unique options such as art and decorative items. Take the World of Coca-Cola, Atlanta with you when you leave.
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