Summer Hometown Tourists: World of Coke

If you've been following along on my family's Summer Hometown Tourist agenda, then it's time you get caught up on our next touristy adventure - visiting the World of Coca-Cola! Click through to read more about what you can do and learn at the World of Coke, which is based in Atlanta.If you're just joining me, you've hit week 3 of my family playing tourists in our hometown, Atlanta. You can read about our tour of Oakland Cemetery Here and our fiasco on Bolton Road Here.

All caught up? Good!

Now you're ready to read about the most touristy thing anyone in Atlanta can do....

Visit the World of Coke


If you've been following along on my family's Summer Hometown Tourist agenda, then it's time you get caught up on our next touristy adventure - visiting the World of Coca-Cola! Click through to read more about what you can do and learn at the World of Coke, which is based in Atlanta.
My sister's three kids with my son. Behind them are four giant coke bottles donated from New York, China, New Zealand, and Argentina for the 1996 Olympic games.
We're very excited that my sister and her family have moved back to Georgia after 11 years of wandering in the wilderness of Pennsylvania and Florida. We are still coming to terms with the reality that two of her children were born up North. But we will forgive them and introduce them to their new hometown, Atlanta, in an attempt to undo any possible damage that 11 years away have wrought. ;)

If you've been following along on my family's Summer Hometown Tourist agenda, then it's time you get caught up on our next touristy adventure - visiting the World of Coca-Cola! Click through to read more about what you can do and learn at the World of Coke, which is based in Atlanta.The World of Coke is essentially a giant homage to the history of one company's brilliant marketing strategies and is itself a brilliant marketing strategy. It says little about the company's founding story, which I find so fascinating, and focuses instead on its global reach, attempting to create a narrative that coke=happiness. The museum does this successfully.





Coke was born out of  the final (arguably) battle of the civil war. It took place in Columbus, Georgia after Appomattox (they hadn't gotten the message yet). A pharmacist named John Pemberton was injured in the battle and subsequently became hooked on morphine to ease the pain.

If you've been following along on my family's Summer Hometown Tourist agenda, then it's time you get caught up on our next touristy adventure - visiting the World of Coca-Cola! Click through to read more about what you can do and learn at the World of Coke, which is based in Atlanta.
A restored soda fountain from Tombsboro, Georgia, ca. 1880.
He began searching for an alternative to morphine and invented French Wine Coca as a result. We all know, after all, that wine and cocaine are better for us than morphine, right? The product became popular, he sold the formula, it evolved over the years, and the rest is history.

At the museum, we learned about Coke's advertising history and how the product is bottled. We watched a 4-D film in which the seats moved and water was sprayed on us. We got to see the vault that holds Coca-Cola's secret hand-written formula.

If you've been following along on my family's Summer Hometown Tourist agenda, then it's time you get caught up on our next touristy adventure - visiting the World of Coca-Cola! Click through to read more about what you can do and learn at the World of Coke, which is based in Atlanta.
Coke owes its successful marketing to showing people having fun together with the product rather than simply describing it.
If you've been following along on my family's Summer Hometown Tourist agenda, then it's time you get caught up on our next touristy adventure - visiting the World of Coca-Cola! Click through to read more about what you can do and learn at the World of Coke, which is based in Atlanta.
"Seeing the sausage made"
If you've been following along on my family's Summer Hometown Tourist agenda, then it's time you get caught up on our next touristy adventure - visiting the World of Coca-Cola! Click through to read more about what you can do and learn at the World of Coke, which is based in Atlanta.
Top secret formula. What are those "natural flavors?"
 But the most fun was the tasting room. There are Coke drinks from all over the world, and you can sample as much as you'd like. This was a big hit with the kids, who were on a sugar high the rest of the day.
If you've been following along on my family's Summer Hometown Tourist agenda, then it's time you get caught up on our next touristy adventure - visiting the World of Coca-Cola! Click through to read more about what you can do and learn at the World of Coke, which is based in Atlanta.
My husband and son sampling coke from Asia
If you've been following along on my family's Summer Hometown Tourist agenda, then it's time you get caught up on our next touristy adventure - visiting the World of Coca-Cola! Click through to read more about what you can do and learn at the World of Coke, which is based in Atlanta.
Coke from Africa

If you've been following along on my family's Summer Hometown Tourist agenda, then it's time you get caught up on our next touristy adventure - visiting the World of Coca-Cola! Click through to read more about what you can do and learn at the World of Coke, which is based in Atlanta.

We were very happy to have made it this time. I successfully used the Google Maps App for the first time, and it only steered us wrong once.


Leave a comment below to share your summer adventures, and check back next Monday for more of mine.

Thanks to RebeccaB Designs for the fantastic designs on this page, and Jewel Pastor and KGFonts for the fonts!

3 comments

  1. I love the World of Coke! My kids love being able to taste the different flavors. Some flavors are definitely very interesting!

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  2. "The Beverly" from Italy is all I have to say. My son's face was priceless after trying that one!

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  3. Do you love Pepsi or Coke?
    ANSWER THE POLL and you could receive a prepaid VISA gift card!

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