I can’t answer that question. I couldn’t have explained to you why Atlanta became the site for the world’s largest fishtank, or why it would be a puppetry nucleus, but it is, and that’s that. When we heard the news that a pirate museum might move in near Centennial Olympic Park, my response was, “Wow.” Then, “Of course.”
Because, well, of course. Why am I surprised? We’re already working on museums for everything else.
Centennial Olympic Park seems like the trendiest spot for a museum around here. It’s already surrounded by the Georgia Aquarium, the World of Coca-Cola, the National Museum of Patriotism, CNN Center and Imagine It! The Children’s Museum of Atlanta. There are plans to put the national health museum, the College Football Hall of Fame and the Center for Civil and Human Rights nearby.
A pirate museum could be fun, but offhand, I’m not seeing the Atlanta ties.
When I searched the AJC archive for “pirates,” I got a plenty of returns — game photos from when the Atlanta plays Pittsburgh in baseball.
What do you think? Would you visit a pirate museum in Atlanta? Share your thoughts in the comments!
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