Cheryl Henson and Kermit the Frog Take Atlanta
Kid-friendly things to do in Atlanta By WhereTraveler
Cheryl Henson followed in her late father Jim Henson's footsteps, building a successful career in puppetry. (Courtesy Cheryl Henson)
You could say Cheryl Henson’s family includes a slew of furry mascots. With Jim Henson for a father, her puppet-centric path was practically predetermined. Now, Henson is the president of the Jim Henson Foundation, which recently gifted Jim Henson’s most famous creations to be displayed in the Center for Puppetry Arts’ 15,000-square-foot expansion, set to open Fall 2015.
She shares Kermit the Frog’s itinerary for a day in Atlanta, from where he would eat to the places he would visit.
Kermit the Frog is perhaps Jim Henson's most famous creation. (©NancyRegan/Flickr)
Kermit the Frog’s Day in Atlanta
This is what a perfect day looks like for the world’s favorite fleece frog.
Puppets from around the world and across time are displayed at the Center for Puppetry Arts museum. (©Dave Malkoff/Flickr)
Center for Puppetry Arts: Kermit’s first stop in Atlanta would be the very Center whose ribbon he helped cut over 35 years ago. This is also his and Miss Piggy’s new home.
Inside CNN Studio Tour: Kermit has proven his chops as a TV reporter on “SesameStreet.” There’s no doubt this amphibious anchor would appreciate a behind-the-scenes look at the world’s first 24-hour news channel.
The Children's Museum of Atlanta: Kermit would be in fantastic company at this children’s museum, where young minds learn through hands-on and engaging exhibits.
Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre: The astonishing acoustics at the Cobb Energy Centre would amplify Kermit’s voice perfectly if the multitalented performer put on an impromptu show.
The Sun Dial Restaurant offers the tallest view of Atlanta at 73 stories high. (Courtesy Sun Dial Restaurant, Bar & View)
Sun Dial Restaurant, Bar & View: Miss Piggy would never forgive Kermit if he forgot to treat her to a magical evening of romance and decadence—atop 73 stories surrounded by a twinkling, 360-degree view of Atlanta.
(Author Michelle Khouri is the Atlanta editor for WhereTraveler.com.)
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