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Gear up for NCUR 2019! Registration for Saturday Excursions closes March 21, 2019. Seating is limited, so reserve your space today!

Note: Transportation is available to the following events; however, you must register for the transportation and provide your own return transportation. You are not required to sign-up for transportation. No refunds available for excursions or transportation.

Optional Excursions: Saturday, April 13

Excursion 1: The Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr – Free, Guided Tour

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Encompassing nearly 35 acres, the fun, family-friendly and free Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site is composed of landmarks, modern-day monuments, and facilities. Take a journey through the underlying historical struggles of the South as well as the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


Excursion #2: Explore the City – Price Varies, Self-guided

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Explore some of the top attractions in Atlanta! From puffins at the Georgia Aquarium to trying Coca-Cola samples from around the world, Atlanta is the place to be. The CityPASS includes admission to numerous Atlanta attractions, including the following. If you’d like to purchase individual tickets, click on the options below:


© CityPASS ($76)

Skip the ticket line at Atlanta's most popular attractions with a CityPASS. Marvel at the Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca Cola®, and the CNN Studio Tours. Plus, choose to complete your experience by visiting sites like Zoo Atlanta or the Fernbank Museum of Natural History. 


Excursion #3: Nature Tour – Free, Guided Hike

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Hike a challenging 2.4 miles roundtrip on the Big Mountain Trail, climbing Kennesaw Mountain, the site of a Civil War battle, to breathtaking Atlanta skyline views.  The Kennesaw Mountain Trail climbs a rocky, shaded, steeply-pitched terrain to the summit – a moderately challenging, but relatively short, hike. The summit views make the effort worthwhile, though: From the summit, the Atlanta skyline and Stone Mountain are visible on the distant horizon.

Kennesaw Mountain was the site of a major Civil War battle in the Battle of Atlanta. It’s now both a battlefield memorial and expansive park for outdoor enjoyment, with an extensive network of hiking and running trails. This hike on the Kennesaw Mountain Trail explores the mountain’s natural landscapes and features both beautiful views and historic spaces.


Excursion #4: Flower Tour – Price Varies, Self-guided

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Botanical Gardens

The Atlanta Botanical Garden is a 30-acre botanical garden located adjacent to Piedmont Park. Enjoy the 600-foot-long Kendeda Canopy Walk through the treetops of Storza Woods, and loop back through the Fuqua Orchid Center. Exhibition areas include the Tropical Rotunda, the Desert House, and the Orangerie.

Dogwood Festival

Spring is in the air and that can mean just one thing in Atlanta:  The Atlanta Dogwood Festival is back!  The Dogwoods are in full bloom, and hundreds of artists from around the country will set up their tents for the 84th Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival.


Excursion #5: Choose Your Own Adventure

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Looking for more options and events? Explore Atlanta PlanIt for the latest!

Excursion #6: Bike Excursion – $10.00

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Join KSU’s Outdoor Adventures on a Bike Excursion on April 13 from 1-3pm. The KSU Bike Shop will provide bicycles and helmets for all participants. This guided group ride will be an out and back route on a paved bike trail called the Noon Day Creek Trail. The route will be no more than 7 miles. Wear comfortable workout clothing for the weather as well as closed toe athletic shoes. Bring a water bottle to carry with you on the bike. Price is $10.00 per person and a signed waiver is required prior to participation. Maximum of 20 participants.