Jul 25 2012
Love, Peace & Dunwoody Pt. 2 of 3
A belle told y’all last time that we had some more goodness to share from our Dunwoody girlfriends getaway. Sorry it’s taken a few weeks, but I had surgery and some complications which landed me in the hospital for a week. Don’t fret because I am back and happy to be here with you sweet friends.
Where did we leave off? Oh yeah, we visited a few exhibits and had some of the best local food Dunwoody has to offer. I want to tell y’all about the amazing exhibits first…
The sis and I checked out the Titanic (this ship has an Alabama connection in this fab book) and Bodies exhibit at the gorgeous Atlantic station, which is a 15 minute drive from Dunwoody. This area is filled with shopping, good eats and a scenery that would be perfect for any belle to enjoy.
We saw the Bodies exhibit a few years ago, but if you are as interested in science as much as I am, you could go a million and one times and have a ball every time! Yes, this exhibit is just that cool.
First up today is the Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition. The exhibit starts with you receiving a boarding ticket that bears the name of an actual passenger on the Titanic. At the conclusion of the exhibit, you find out whether the passenger lived or died (my passenger died and Shermika’s lived).
This is a must-see if you are visiting the Dunwoody/Atlanta area. You even get to touch a block of ice that demonstrates how cold the water was in the ocean that night. It is neat, but sad at the same time when you think of the lives that were lost, and the agony the passengers experienced.
Can you believe that it has been 100 years since the Titanic sunk? You already know that we were elated to know that we were getting a rare chance to stare history in the face! Go ahead and check out a few of our photos:
Did you know that the Titanic had sister ships Britannic and Olympic? Neither did we. There was an army of people that helped design thousands of drawings, which resulted in these three ships. But, as the story goes, we all know that Titanic had to be the biggest and prettiest for all of the passengers to ooh and aaah over!
So, what do you think? It’s neat how a lot of these items were preserved, huh? After asking, we were told that a lot of these artifacts were preserved under water due to the luggage they were housed in. This type of leather was very strong and allowed the items to stay intact after years of being submerged. Though this exhibit was bittersweet, the sis and I enjoyed getting to see all of these wonderful artifacts. Next up is the spectacular body.
I know you may look good in your clothes, but think about your body and how it functions. Never thought of it? Well, this super cool exhibit will make you think of everything from your lungs to your heart. Check out a few photos from this exhibit!
Later that day we headed to a local Dunwoody treasure: Village Burger. Let’s just say that a belle will be frequenting this spot A LOT. The young lady at the counter was extremely nice and the food was even better! Y’all already know how we feel about stellar customer service and good food. Two of a belle’s must haves in life.
Heading to Dunwoody soon to check out this fab food and wonderful exhibits? Well, here are a few tips/things to remember:
1. Check online for discount tickets. We’ve found them in the past, so, it can be done–It’s best to see both exhibits and get a combo discount. Here’s a quick look at their hours and ticket prices:
2. Do not bring cameras inside these exhibits because photographs or recorders of any kind are not allowed. We were granted access to bring this experience to you. Also, they don’t have lockers anymore to store purses/items in.
3. Park in the deck. It’s much cheaper (and free depending on how long you stay) than parking on the street which is very expensive for a meter. There are directories everywhere so, you won’t get lost.
4. Don’t touch anything unless it states otherwise. The Titanic artifacts are in cases, but a portion of the Bodies exhibit isn’t enclosed. These are real bodies/organs. Do respect them by not touching. Ok?
5. Grab a quick bite in Dunwoody at any local spot. Your tummy will thank you immensely!
Check out these sites to find more info on Titanic or Bodies. This is just a slim portion of what you will see when you visit Atlantic Station. For those of you that will be visiting soon, we can’t wait to hear all about your Dunwoody adventure! Check back soon for the last part of our girlfriends getaway!!!
Disclosure: We were provided with tickets to see Titanic and Bodies. Our opinions are a belle’s own.