About Atlanta

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS to remember

Electricity
  • Georgia Power Co. (888) 660-5890
  • Jackson EMC (770) 963-6166
  • Sawnee EMC (770) 887-2363
Gas
Natural Gas Services (877) GAS-CHOICE
Water
Gwinnett Public Utilities (678) 376-6800
City Offices
  • Auburn (770) 963-4002
  • Berkeley Lake (770) 368-9484
  • Braselton (770) 654-3915
  • Buford (770) 945-6761
  • Sugar Hill (770) 945-6716
  • Dacula (770) 963-7451
  • Duluth (770) 476-3434
  • Grayson (770) 963-8017
  • Lawrenceville (770) 963-2414
  • Suwanee (770) 945-8996
  • Lilburn (770) 921-2210
  • Loganville (770) 466-1165
  • Norcross (770) 448-2122
  • Snellville (770) 985-3500
Cable Services / Telephone Services
Charter Communications Inc. (800) 955-7766 / BellSouth (888) 757-6500
County Offices / Tag Office / Transportation Info
General Information (770) 822-8000 (800) 955-7766 / (770) 822-8801 / (770) 822-7400
School Systems
  • Buford City (770) 945-5035
  • Gwinnett County Board of Education (770) 963-8651
Police, fire & other emergencies
  • County Police Administration (770) 513-5000
  • County Fire Administration (770) 513-5500
  • Other emergencies 911
Tourism Info
  • County Police Administration (770) 513-5000
  • County Fire Administration (770) 513-5500
  • Other emergencies 911

Area Information

Public Libraries
  • Decatur 404-370-3070
  • Chamblee 770-936-1380
  • Doraville 770-936-3852
  • Buford 770-945-4196
  • Duluth 770-476-1992
  • Lawrenceville 770-822-4522
  • Norcross 770-448-4938
  • Peachtree Corners 770-729-0931
  • Atlanta Fulton 404-730-1700
  • Marietta 770-509-2711
Parks
  • Gwinnett County Park & Recreation Department : 770-822-8840
  • Cobb County Park & Recreation Department : 770-528-8800
  • DeKalb County Park & Recreation Department : 404-371-2631
  • Fulton County Park & Recreation Department : 404-730-6200
Medical Centers
  • Gwinnett Medical Center 678-442-3600
  • Joan Glancy Memorial Hospital 678-584-6800
  • Wellstar Cobb Hospital 770-732-4000
  • Decatur Hospital 404-501-6700
  • Emory University Hospital 404-712-2000
  • Dekalb Medial Center 404-501-1000
  • Piedmont Hospital 866-605-5111
  • Children's Healthcare at Scottish Rite 404-256-5252
  • Children's Healthcare at Egleston 404-325-6000
  • Crawford Long of Emory 404-686-4411
  • Grady Memorial 404-616-4307
  • Northside Hospital 404-851-8000
  • St. Joseph's Hospital 404-851-7001

Attractions

Atlanta Botanical Garden
404-876-5859
1345 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA 30309
Hours: April-October: Tue-Sun 9am-7pm, November-March Tue-sun 9am-5pm
Consisting of several greenhouses, this exotic garden stands like an oasis in the middle of the bustling city. Great for dates, the extraordinary plants and Japanese architectures are worth seeing.
Atlantic Station
18th St., Atlanta, GA 30363
The newest addition to the city used to be a 138 acre steel mill. The new shopping and restaurant district was built after $2 billion worth of development. Parking is always plentiful in the underground parking decks.
Callaway Gardens
800-225-5292
5887 Georgia Hwy 354
Hours: March 19-Labor Day Weekend 9am-6pm, Labor Day March 19 9am-5pm
The garden is located in Pine Mountain, Georgia, 60 minutes southwest of Atlanta. This beautiful attraction has plenty of walking paths through gorgeously landscaped gardens. The butterfly conservatory is definitely worth your visit.
Carter Museum & Library
404-865-1700
441 Freedom Pkwy., Atlanta, GA 30307
Museum Hours: Mon-Sat 9am-4:45pm, Sun noon-4:45pm
Library Hours: M-F: 8:30am-4:30pm
The one and only president from Georgia, Jimmy Carter Museum & Library display the former president legacy and his current community projects. The exhibit is part of the Presidential Library system administered by the National Archives and Records Administration, a Federal government agency.
Centennial Olympic Park
404-223-4412
265 Park Ave., Atlanta, GA 30313
This Olympic site commemorates the 1996 Olympic Games.
CNN Center
404-827-2300
1 CNN Center, Atlanta, GA 30303
Hours Daily: 9am-5pm
News is the business of CNN and you can discover all the secrets of the broadcasting world. You will take a tour of the real live newsroom and you can even host your own show.
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