American Cancer Society Winn-Dixie Hope Lodge
Decatur, GA

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1552 Shoup Court , Decatur, GA 30033 Phone: 404-327-9200

Local Area Resources

Helpful Local Information
Atlanta.com - Visitor's Guide
City of Atlanta - Visitors Brochure and Guide
Emory University Visitor's Information
Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce
MARTA - Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority
Welcome to Atlanta - Newcomer's Guide

Area Lodging (Near Emory Campus)
Concierges at the clinics can provide brochures containing information about facilities and maps to the hotels that within five miles of the Emory University. Many offer special rates for families of Emory patients. The concierge desks are located on the second floor of Building A and on the first floor of Building B.

Hampton Inn
1975 North Druid Hills Road
Atlanta, GA 30329
404-320-6600

Florist
Maud Baker
Open 7 days a week 
609 Church Street (downtown Decatur) 
404-373-5791
800-221-3674

Carithers Flowers (A portion of purchase benefits the American Cancer Society.)
800-647-8187

Other Helpful Links
National Cancer Institute
National Ovarian Cancer Coalition
CancerCare

Banks

Colonial Bank
Mon–Fri: 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Sat: 9 a.m.–12 N
oon
3361 Clairmont Avenue, Decatur 
404-321-0004

Fidelity National Bank
Mon–Fri: 9 a.m.–4 p.m. 
Sat: 9 a.m.–12 Noon

160 Clairmont Avenue, Decatur  
404-371-9333

First Union   
Mon–Fri: 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Sat: 9 a.m.–12 Noon (Sat hours at Druid Hills location ONLY)       

250 E. Ponce De Leon Avenue - 800-ASK-FUNB
2942 North Druid Hills Road - 800-ASK-FUNB

Bank of America 
Mon–Thurs: 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Fri: 9 a.m.–6 p.m. 
   
163 Clairmont Avenue - 404-371-6930
3819 North Decatur Road - 404-297-1180
2963 North Druid Hills Road - 404-329-4801
1651 North Decatur Rd (Emory Village) - 404-329-4835

SouthTrust

Mon–Fri: 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Sat: 9 a.m.–12 Noon (Sat hours at Clairmont location ONLY) 

2700 Clairmont Road - 404-636-7855
2920 North Druid Hills Road - 404-320-1336

SunTrust 
Mon–Fri: 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Sat: 9 a.m.–1 p.m. (Sat hours at Clairmont location ONLY)

1937 Clairmont Road - 404-728-1225
1685 North Decatur Rd (in Emory Univ) - 404-728-1200
2675 North Decatur Rd (DeKalb Med Ctr) - 404-297-1103

Wells Fargo 
Mon–Thurs: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Fri: 9 a.m.–6 p.m
.
2851 North Druid Hills Road - 404-329-1850
2725 Clairmont Road - 404-329-1820

Outside Emory University Center – ATM Only

Dining Out

Atlanta offers a rich selection of dining options. A wide variety, both in price and style, exists within easy access of the Hope Lodge. Here are a few suggestions:

Corner of Clairmont and North Decatur Road
All of these restaurants are only ½ mile away. Many have delivery service also.

In North Decatur Plaza

(On the left, if traveling from Hope Lodge, before the light)

Philly Connection
2140 North Decatur Rd.
404-636-1004

In Emory Commons
(On the left, if traveling from Hope Lodge, after the light)

Evans Fine Foods 
2125 North Decatur Rd. 
404-634-6294

Subway
2113 North Decatur Rd.
404-248-9764

In Emory Promenade
(On the right, if traveling from Hope Lodge, after the light)

Community Q (BBQ)
1361 Clairmont Rd
404-633-2080

Los Loros
1248 Clairmont Rd. 
404-633-3103

My Thai  
1248 Clairmont Rd. 
404-636-4280

Pizza Hut (take out)
1248 Clairmont Rd.
404-373-4379

In the Shopping Center at the light, before Clairmont and North Decatur Road (On the left, if traveling from Hope Lodge)

Athens Pizza House
1341 Clairmont Rd. 
404-636-1100

Le Giverny
1355 Clairmont Rd. 
404-325-7252

Papa Johns Pizza
(take out)
1369 Clairmont Rd.
404-315-8282

Pyng Ho
1357 Clairmont Rd.
404-634-4477

Thao-1-On
1359 Clairmont Rd.
404-728-0504

Tanner’s Chicken Rotisserie 
1371 Clairmont Rd. 
404-634-5599

Drug Stores

CVS
2738 N. Decatur Road - 404-508-2456
2730 N. Decatur Road - 404-508-2456
2929 N. Druid Hills Road - 404-325-4592
2175 N. Decatur Road - 404-377-8122

RITE-AID

2846 LaVista Road - 404-633-0479
2523 N. Decatur Road (in Suburban Plaza Shopping Center) - 404-377-2688 or 0792
2480 Briarcliff Road - 404-321-4250

Kroger Pharmacy  

2205 LaVista Road - 404-633-4201

DeKalb Pharmacy and Medical Supply
2765 N. Decatur Road #103 - 404-296-6006

Dry Cleaners/Coin Laundromats

Dry Cleaners

Cachet Cleaners
2131 N. Decatur Road (at Clairmont Rd.)
404-329-0036

Emory Village
1556 N. Decatur Road
404-378-6133

Kim’s Cleaners
1535 Clairmont Road (across the street)
404-321-4738

N. Decatur Coin Laundry/Dry Cleaning
2092 N. Decatur Road  (at Clairmont Rd.)
404-634-6662

One Price Dry Cleaning  (Toco Hills Shopping Ctr.)     
3024 N. Druid Hills Road
404-329-9049

Pinchard & Morgan Cleaners (just up the block)
1361 Clairmont Road
404-636-8268
             
Toco Hills Valet  (Toco Hills Shopping Ctr.)
2205 LaVista Road
404-633-3121

Coin Laundromats

Emory Village 
1556 N. Decatur Rd. (Emory Village)
404-378-6133

Toco Hills Coin (Toco Hills Chopping Ctr.)
2941 N. Druid Hills Road
404-636-5076
 
Laundry Lounge 
1544 Piedmont Ave. (Ansley Mall)
404-876-3517

N. Decatur Coin Laundry/Dry Cleaning
2092 N. Decatur Road  (at Clairmont Rd.)
404-634-6662

Gas Stations/Repair Services

Gas Stations

Texaco 

Corner of Clairmont Road & N. Decatur Road - 404-315-7139
2146 Lawrenceville Highway, Decatur

Amoco
2832 N. Decatur Road 
404-299-0837

Shell 
Clairmont Road and Mason Mill Road

BP 
Clairmont at N. Druid Hills Road - 404-636-7704
1605 N. Decatur Road - 404-378-5481

Quik Trip
3830 N. Decatur Rd - 404-292-4098
2375 N. Druid Hills Road - 404-315-6700

Repair Services

Clairmont Tire Center (NAPA Auto Care)
2810 Clairmont Road  
404-636-0333

Williamsburg Chevron
1923 Clairmont Road
404-321-3930

Firestone
2460 N. Druid Hills Road
404-325-8802

Precision Tune Auto Care
2145 Lawrenceville Highway
404-634-5602

Q Lube
1271 Clairmont Road (at N. Decatur Rd.)
404-636-4726

Sears Auto Center
Northlake Mall
770-493-3290
  
Chuck’s Auto & Diesel 
1766 Dixie Ave.   (Smyrna, GA)
770-427-8338
                  
Goodyear Auto Service, Inc.  
2144 Lawrenceville Highway  (at N. DeKalb Mall)      
404-329-2660
                   
Certified Auto Repair of Atlanta

1885 Clairmont Rd. 
404-321-6495
 

Hair Salons

Cut Zoo
2106 N. Decatur Road  (at Clairmont Rd.)
404-636-5380
              
J. Thomas Salon, Inc. 
2793 Clairmont Road
404-636-7573

Great Clips 

2480 Briarcliff Road
404-636-1375

Hairlooms
524 Church Street
404-377-8040

Mario’s Hair Place

2716 Clairmont Road
404-636-2019

Supercuts 
1583 N. Decatur Road 
404-371-0896

Van Michael Salon, Inc.

(ask for their “New Talent Salon” for a less expensive cut)
778 N. Highland Ave. 
404-874-6604
 

Health Clubs

YMCA (FREE memberships while being a resident at Hope Lodge)
1100 Clairmont Ave
404 377-0241

Athletic Club Northeast
1515 Sheridon Rd
404 325-2700

Ladies Workout Express
2865 N. Druid Hills Rd
404 320-0050

The Fitness Factory 
500 Amsterdam Ave 
404 815-7900

Gold’s Gym 
3293 Buford Highway 
404 325-3351

Emory Univ. Student Athletic & Activity Center (FREE passes at Hope Lodge Guest Services).  
Starvine Way
404 712-2430

Medical Facilities

Cancer Center (Northside Hospital)
5670 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd
Atlanta, GA 30342-1611
404-851-6073

Dekalb Medical Center
2701 N. Decatur Road
Decatur, GA 30033
404-501-1000
Patient Information: 404-501-5200

Dentist- Dr. Joseph Looper
Sage Hill Shopping Center
1799 Briarcliff Rd, NE
404-872-3838

Emory Clinic

1525 Clifton Road
(corner of Houston Mill Road)
Atlanta, GA 30322
404-778-2700

Emory Clinic (Building A&B)
1365 Clifton Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30322
404-778-5000
Patient Information: 404-712-3411

Emory University Hospital
1365 Clifton Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30322
404-712-2000

Medical Association of Atlanta
1718 Peachtree St., NW #489
Atlanta, GA 30342-1611
404-881-1714

Northside Hospital

1000 Johnson Ferry Rd., NW
Atlanta, GA 30342
404-851-8000

Radiotherapy Clinic of Georgia
2349 Lawrenceville Highway
Decatur, GA 30033
404-320-1550
Emergency: 404-701-1581
Fax: 404-728-1081

St. Joseph’s Hospital
5665 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd., NE
Atlanta, GA 30342
404-851-7001

Veterans Admin. Hospital
1670 Clairmont Rd.
Decatur, GA 30033
404-321-6111

Winship Cancer Center for Medical Oncology
1365 Clifton Rd, NE
Atlanta, GA 30322
404-778-3307

Movie Theaters/Movie Rentals

Movie Theaters

Tara Cinema
2345 Cheshire Bridge Road
404-634-6288

*AMC Northlake 8
4043 LaVista Road 
770-934-8290

*AMC N. DeKalb Mall 16
2042 Lawrenceville Highway 
404-325-0700

*AMC Buckhead Backlot (Theater and Café)
3340 Peachtree Road
404-467-9611

AMC Phipps Plaza 14
3500 Peachtree Road 
404-231-1492

United Artists Lenox Square Cinema (located in the Mall)
3393 Peachtree Road
404-233-0338

The Plaza Theater 
Ponce de Leon Avenue 
404-873-1939

Fernbank IMAX Theater

767 Clifton Road 
404-370-0960

*For all AMC Theaters, call 404-816-4262 for an automated schedule.

Movie Rental

Blockbuster Express:
         
Publix (outside)
3870 N Druid Hills Rd

Quik Trip
(outside)
1910 Lawrenceville Hwy

Red Box Locations:

Walgreens
(outside)
585 Dekalb Industrial Way

Kroger (outside)
2875 N. Decatur Rd

CVS (outside)
2586 Lawrenceville Hwy

Post Offices

Briarcliff 
3104 Briarcliff Road
800-275-8777   

Directions: Turn left onto Clairmont Road. Go about 3 miles, and turn right onto Briarcliff Road. The Post Office is 0.1 mile on your left.
Open until 1 pm on Saturday

Druid Hills  
1709 Briarcliff Road
 800-275-8777

Directions: Turn right onto Clairmont Road. Go about ½ mile and turn right onto North Decatur Road. Go about 1 mile until you reach a five-way intersection (main entrance to Emory University is on the right), cross the intersection and stay on North Decatur for one more mile until you have reached Briarcliff Road. Make a right onto Briarcliff Road and go 1 mile. At Johnson Road, make a right into the Shopping Center, and the Post Office will be on your right.

Decatur 
520 W. Ponce De Leon Avenue
800-275-8777

Directions: Turn right onto Clairmont Road. Stay on Clairmont Road, going toward downtown Decatur, approximately 2 miles until you see the Old Court House directly in front of you on E. Ponce de Leon. Turn right, and the Post Office will be on your left.

Public Library

DeKalb County Public Library System

Toco Hill/Avis G. Williams
Mon. – Wed.: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Thurs. – Sat.:  10 a.m. – 5 p.m
.
1282 McConnell Drive 
404-679-4404

Directions: Turn left onto Clairmont Road. Go about ¾ mile, and turn right onto McConnell Drive. At the stop, go left into the entrance to the Library.

Decatur  
Mon – Thurs: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sun: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.    
   
215 Sycamore Street 
404-370-3070

Directions: Turn right onto Clairmont Road. Stay on Clairmont Road until it deadends into E. Ponce de Leon Avenue (about 2 miles). Turn left onto E. Ponce de Leon Avenue. At next light, turn right onto Church Street. Make first left onto Sycamore Street. Library is on the right. (Parking is in the rear of the Library.)

Chamblee
4115 Clairmont Road
770-936-1380

Directions:
Turn left onto Clairmont Road. Go about 6 miles, and the Library is on your right.

Religious Organizations

Information on service times, contact the appropriate religious organization

A.M.E. Church Headquarters                                                                            
208 Auburn Ave NE Atlanta
404 524-8279

Atlanta Jewish Federation                                                                                        
1440 Spring St. NW Atlanta
404 873-1661

Cathedral at Chapel Hill                                                                                           
4650 Flat Shoals Pkwy, Decatur
404 243-5020

Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta                                                                              
680 W. Peachtree Street, NW, Atlanta
404 888-7801

Church of God, State Office                                                                           
6179 Buford Highway, Doraville
770 448-9300

Christian Science Reading Room                          
88 Broad Street, NW, Atlanta
404 522-9380

Clairmont Hills Baptist Church                                 
3528 Clairmont Ave, Decatur
404 636-1406

C.M.E Church Head                                                                                           
2001 Marin Luther King, Jr. Drive, Atlanta
404 752-7800

Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta    
                                                
2744 Peachtree Road, NE, Atlanta
404 365-1010

Georgia Baptist Convention                                                                           
2930 Flowers Road, NE, Atlanta
770 455-0404

Georgia Atlanta Presbyterian                                                                         
1455 Tullie Road, NE Atlanta
404 633 8061

Immaculate Heart of Mary                                                                             
2855 Briarcliff Road, NE, Atlanta
404 636-1418

St. Thomas More                                                                                                        
624 W. Ponce de Leon Ave, Decatur 
404 378-4588

Southeast Conference United Church of Christ                                                     
756 W. Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta
404 607-1993

Southern Union Conference of Seventh Day Adventist   
                                      
3978 Memorial Dr. Atlanta
404 299-1832

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta                                                     
1911 Cliff Valley Way, NE, Atlanta
404 659-0002

United Methodist Center, N. Georgia Conference                                                      
159 Ralph McGill Boulevard, Atlanta
404 634-5134

Shopping Malls

North Dekalb Mall  
Mon-Sat 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sun 12 Noon - 6 p.m.   
    
2050 Lawrenceville Hwy 
404 320- 7960

Department Stores:
Macy’s, Burlington Coat Factory, Marshall’s

Directions:
Turn left onto Clairmont Rd. and go ¾ miles to N. Druid Hills Rd.  Turn right at the light (there will be a gas station on the right corner). Travel 3 to 4 miles. Mall entrance will be on your right.

Northlake Mall 
Mon – Sat 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sun: 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
4800 Briarcliff Rd  
770 938-3564

Directions:
Turn Left onto Clairmont Rd. Travel 11/4 miles to LaVista Rd and turn right. Follow LaVista Rd for approximately 5 miles. Northlake Mall will be on your left.

Lenox Square  
Mon – Sat 10 a.m. -9 p.m.
Sun: 12 Noon - 6 p.m.

3393 Peachtree Rd 
404 233-6767

Department Stores: Neimann Marcus, Rich’s, Macy’s

Directions: Turn left on to Clairmont Rd and go ¾ miles to N. Druid Hills Road. Turn left and follow N. Druid Hills Road 3 to 4 miles. After a major intersection with Buford highway, go ½ mile until the road splits. Follow the left fork; this is E. Roxboro Rd. Continue straight 1 mile to the intersection with Peachtree Road. Turn left at the light and you will see Phipps Plaza to your right. Approximately 1/3 mile on your left you will see Lenox Square.

Phipps Plaza  
Mon-Sat: 10 a.m.  - 9 p.m.
Sun: 12 Noon – 5:30 p.m
.
3500 Peachtree Road 
404 262-0992

Department Stores: Fifth Ave, Lord & Taylor, Parisian

Directions: Turn left on to Clairmont Rd and go ¾ miles to N. Druid Hills Road. Turn left and follow N. Druid Hills Road 3 to 4 miles. After a major intersection with Buford highway, go ½ mile until the road splits. Follow the left fork; this is E. Roxboro Rd. Continue straight 1 mile to the intersection with Peachtree Road. Turn left at the light and you will see Phipps Plaza to your right. Approximately 1/3 mile on your left you will see Lenox Square.

Supermarkets

Rainbow Natural Foods
2118 North Decatur Road
404-636-5553

Directions: Turn right onto Clairmont Road. Go about ½ mile and turn left onto North Decatur Road. Rainbow Natural Foods is in the shopping center on your left. (There is also a small restaurant inside).

Kroger 
2205 LaVista Road, NE
404-633-8694

Directions: Turn onto Clairmont Road. Go about 1 mile and turn left onto North Druid Hills. Go about ½ mile and turn left onto LaVista Road. Kroger is on the left.

Publix

Directions: Corner of Clairmont Road and North Druid Hills Road.

Whole Foods Market Place

Directions: Corner of LaVista and Briarcliff. Left onto Clairmont, left onto North Druid Hills, left onto LaVista. Entrance to World Food Market is on the left just before Briarcliff Road.

Tourist Attractions

Fernbank Museum of  Natural History                       
767 Clifton Road, NE
404-929-6300

Fernbank Museum isn't just another museum-it's a journey to another time and place. A visit to the Museum brings a unique opportunity to explore cultural treasures, experience the thrill of a film in the IMAX® Theatre, enjoy science interactives and marvel at the largest dinosaurs ever discovered. And thanks to a stunning line-up of special exhibitions, special events for adults, families and children, and ground-breaking research projects-there's always something new to discover!  There is an entry fee.

Directions:  Car – Turn right onto Clairmont Road and follow it for about a mile.  Take another right onto GA-8 W/US-29 S/US-78 W/Scott Blvd and continue for 2 miles.  Turn right onto Clifton Road, museum will be on the right.

Stone Mountain Park
Highway 78, Stone Mountain 
770-498-5600

This 3,200 acre park is home to the world’s largest base-relieve sculpture, which depicts three Civil War Confederate generals on the world’s largest exposed granite monolith.  This handiwork also serves as the backdrop for an impressive laser show that runs nightly during summer months. Other park activities include picnicking, hiking up the mountain, swimming, fishing, tennis, mini golf, golf, as well as a sky lift to the top of the mountain, ice skating rink, steam driven locomotive and train, paddle wheel riverboat, antique car museum, and Civil War museum.

Directions:
Car- Turn right onto Clairmont Road.  Go about ½ mile and turn left onto N. Decatur Road.  Go about 1 mile and turn onto Scott Boulevard.  Follow the sights to Highway 78 (Stone Mountain Parkway).  Follow signs to Stone Mountain State Park (you will be able to see the mountain in the distance!).  There is a fee for parking

World of Coca-Cola
121 Baker Street NW 
404-676-5151

Around every corner you'll experience something new and inviting. You'll see great interactive exhibits such as a thrilling, multi-sensory 4-D movie (3-D glasses with moving seats) and a fully functioning bottling line. You can even give our 7-foot Coca-Cola Polar Bear a big hug! And of course, a World of Coca-Cola favorite-the tasting experience, will give you a refreshing opportunity to sample over 60 different beverages from around the world. All this and much more make the World of Coca-Cola a unique and must-see Atlanta experience! A visit of the entire attraction is estimated to last an average of 90 minutes.  There is an entry fee.

Directions:  Turn right onto Clairmont and take another right onto N. Decatur Road.  In ½ a mile, keep left at the fork.  At the traffic circle, continue straight to keep on N. Decatur Road. In ½ a mile turn left on Briarcliff Road NE.  Turn right onto Ponce De Leon Ave NE then left on Freedom Parkway.  Take ramp onto I-75 N and get off at exit 249D for Spring Street toward US-19/US-29/W. Peachtree St.  Spring Street will turn slightly right and become Spring Techwood Con and turn right onto Baker Street NW.  World of Coke will be on right.

Zoo Atlanta
800 Cherokee Ave SE
404-624-9453                          

Located just minutes from Downtown Atlanta in historic Grant Park, is the Zoo Atlanta features 250 species of animals from all over the world, living in naturalistic habitats. Some unusual creatures to look for include the Sumatran orangutans, Western lowland gorillas, black rhinos and pandas from China. Do not miss the ford African rain forest, which houses four gorilla families.

Directions: 
Turn left onto Clairmont road and go 3 miles to I-85 South. I-85 will merge with I-75. Follow I-85/I-5 to I -20 East. Take Exit 26 off I-20 and turn right. Turn right into Grant Park and follow the signs for the Zoo through the park.

Centennial Olympic Park

In the heart of downtown Atlanta, this 21 acre site is the legacy of the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games. The park is the largest inner city park built in the last quarter century. Some of the park’s favorite attractions include the Fountain of Rings (with daily water shows) and free summer concert series in the Southern Company amphitheater.

Directions:  Car- Turn left on Clairmont road and go 3 miles to I-85 South. I-85 will merge with I-75. Follow I-85/I-75 to exit 99 (Williams Street). Stay straight on Williams Street for about 3 blocks and turn right onto International Avenue.  Stay straight on International Avenue and this will take you through the park. You will pass many different lots as you drive through the park.

Marta – Take the Southbound train to Peachtree Center (N1) Follow International Boulevard West to the Park. You can also take the Westbound train to Omni Station (W1) and follow the signs to the Georgia World Congress Center.  

Martin Luther King Jr. Historic District  
Visitor Info: 404 331-6922

This four block area on Auburn Avenue is where Civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. was born and raised. Today it includes the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change (Founded by Coretta Scott King shortly after her husband was killed in 1968), the restored King birth home and Ebenezar Baptist Church. The King Center displays his personal belongings and Grave Site, a marble crypt surround by the Reflecting Pool.  A visitor’s Center Operated by the National Park Service television footage.

Directions:  Turn left on Clairmont Road and go 3 miles to I-85 South. I-85 will merge with I-75. Follow I-85/I-75 to Exit 96 (Freedom Parkway). Make a right at the light the end of the off ramp onto Boulevard Avenue. Then make a right at the next light (which will appear immediately and does not have a street sign).  Enter the parking lot on the left and walk to the visitor’s Center across the street.

CNN Studio Tours
1 CNN Center (Marietta Street & Techwood Drive)  
404-827-2300
                    
See Global News in the making at the CNN Studio, CNN Center, downtown Atlanta.  A 45-minute walking tour includes an exhibit area with CNN and Turner memorabilia, the Control Room Theater, Special Effects Studio, and Main Newsroom. Tours: Adults- $8, Senior Citizens - $6, Children ages 6-12 - $5.

Directions:  Car – Turn left on Clairmont and go 3 miles to I-85 South. I-85 will merge with I-75. Take Exit 99 (Williams Street) and follow the blue signs for the World Congress Center (you will end up on International Boulevard).  Follow International Boulevard until intersects with Techwood Drive. Turn left and go 2 blocks.  The CNN Center will be on the right. Private Parking is available within 2 blocks of the Center for a fee.

Marta – Take the Westbound train to Omni Station (W1) on the East/West line.

Atlanta History Center
130 West Paces Ferry Road NW
404-814-4000

Explore Atlanta history from Civil War to Civil Rights in award winning exhibitions at the new Atlanta History Museum.


Directions:  Turn left on Clairmont Road and go 3 mile to I-85 for about 4 exits, getting off at the exit for I-75 North (exit 27).  Take I-75 North to West Paces Ferry Road (exit 107).  At the bottom of the exit, make a left at the traffic light (Northside Drive).  At the next intersections, make a right on to West Paces and follow the signs.

Margaret Mitchell House and Visitors Center
10th & Peachtree Street -  404 249-7012
990 Peachtree Street NE - 404 249-7015

Tour this turn of the century home, where Margaret Mitchell wrote “Gone with the Wind”.  Exhibits in the house and the adjacent Visitor’s Center tell the story of Margaret Mitchell’s life, her book and movie and their profound impact on Atlanta, the South and the rest of the World.

Directions: Turn left on Clairmont Road and go 3 miles to I-85 South. Take I-85 to the 10th/14th Street exit (exit 26) and stay on the access road until you get to 10th Street (2nd traffic light). Make a left onto 10th Street East.  Travel 3 to 4 blocks and turn right on Crescent Avenue. There is free parking lot on the right. You will be behind the Margaret Mitchell House and should follow the signs to the Visitor’s Center.

Michael C. Carlos Museum
571 South Kilgo Circle, NE
404 -727-4282

Occupying a 45, 000 square foot building designed by renowned Architect Michael Graves.  The Museum has a permanent collection of some 16,000 objects including art from Egypt, Greece, Rome the Near East, the American, Asia, Africa, Oceania, and art work on paper ranging from the Middle Ages to the 20th century.  Founded in 1919, the museum was expanded in 1993 to include 29 galleries for permanent holding of other Nationally and Internationally renowned institutions.

Directions: 
On the Emory University campus.  Main quadrangle (North Decatur and Oxford Roads.)

Jimmy Carter Presidential Center
441 Freedom Parkway
404- 865-7100

Under the leadership of former U.S.  President, Jimmy Carter, the Carter Center Fellows, and Programs Directors, the Center has earned an International reputation for bringing people and resources together to promote peace and human rights; foster democracy and development; and fight poverty, hunger and disease worldwide.  This facility is surrounded by nature and hosts a fine view of the downtown Atlanta skyline.  Such is the case in the Japanese Garden, an area designed by renowned Master Gardener Kinsaku Nakane, which feature two waterfalls cascading over rocks into a pool.  Inside are artifacts from Carter’s Presidency.  Admission: Adults $8.00, Senior Citizens, Military & Students with ID $6.00.

Directions: 
Turn right onto Clairmont Road.  Go about ½ mile and turn right onto North Decatur Road.  Go about 1 mile and you’ll hit a give-way intersection (main entrance to Emory University is on right), cross the intersection and stay on North Decatur Road for 1 more mile until you come to Briarcliff Road.  Turn left onto Briarcliff Road.  After 1.4 miles, the road will change names to Moreland Avenue (once you cross Ponce de Leon Avenue).  At the 2nd traffic light after Ponce de Leon Avenue, turn right onto Freedom Parkway.  Follow signs to the Carter Center.

Transportation

Car Rentals

Alamo Rent- A- Cente
404-768-4161 (airport)
800-327-9633

Avis Rent- A- Car
404-530-7200 (airport)
800-331-1212

Budget Rent –A-Car 
404-530-3000
800-527-0700

Enterprise Rent-A-Car  
404-325-8833
800-325-8007

Hertz Car Rental
404-530-2925(airport)
800-654-3131

National Car Rental
404-530-2800 (airport)  
800-227-7368

Taxi Services

Emory Yellow Cab: 404-371-0883
Check Cab: 404-351-1111
Atlanta Yellow Cab: 404-521-0200
Buckhead Safety Cab: 404-233-1152
Decatur Best Taxi Service: 404-377-0340
Twenty-Four Seven: 404-298-0019

Airport Shuttle
Atlanta Airport Shuttle: 404-768-7600
Emory Airport Shuttle:  404-299-3886

Bus Lines
Greyhound Transportation                          
232 Forsyth Street
404-584-1731

Train
Amtrak  
1688 Peachtree Street, NW 
404-881-3060
800-872-7245

Marta (Metro Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority)
MARTA operates a coordinated system of bus and train lines for access to all of Atlanta. Exact change or tokes are required. Weekly and monthly passes, or unlimited rides on all routes, also available.

Rail and Bus lines: 404-848-4711
Para Transit Services: 404-848-3340
Lift Services: 404-659-2359
Handicapped Services: 404-848-5389

Residency at a Hope Lodge facility is a courtesy extended at the sole discretion of American Cancer Society. All individuals who meet the Hope Lodge eligibility requirements will be welcomed regardless of race, creed, citizenship, physical disability, gender, color, ethnic heritage, veteran status, economic status, or sexual orientation. For admissions information, please select a Hope Lodge location.