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  • Historic Places

  • Spin through time with the world's largest oil painting

    Stump your friends with Civil War trivia after “Young Abe” guides you through a sweeping panorama of the Battle of Atlanta, complete with music and sound effects. Experience the closest thing to a Civil War-era 3D film at the Atlanta Cyclorama and Civil War Museum.

    Party with the past

    The Atlanta History Center is no stranger to games: it hosts 6,000 memorabilia from the Olympic Games including uniforms, victory medals, Olympic torches and even an original running track. Its historic Swan House was also recently featured in the blockbuster hit, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire!

    Recreate Hollywood moments in ATLwood

    Television and film industries are bustling in Atlanta and there’s no time like the present to visit ATLwood. Whether it’s The Walking Dead, The Blind Side, Anchorman 2 or one of the many other movies filmed in Atlanta, let Atlanta Movie Tours show you the sites!

    Take a walking tour of Atlanta's neighborhoods

    Watch history come alive as knowledgeable guides share stories of Atlanta’s past. From historic Downtown to Inman Park, Sweet Auburn and everywhere in between, step into Atlanta like never before with these outdoor guided walking tours offered by the Atlanta Preservation Center.

    Explore the city from open-air smart cars

    Get a first look at Atlanta from the comfort of an open-air smart car (or even a segway) as your ATL-Cruzers tour guide shows you the ins and outs of Atlanta and its neighborhoods. Choose your favorite stops along the way to help plan the rest of your visit!

    Splash into the Fountain of Rings

    Pay homage to Atlanta’s Olympic legacy as you splash through the Fountain of Rings or play tag in the green fields of Centennial Olympic Park, located near the Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola, CNN Center and the new Center for Civil and Human Rights and College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience.

    Be Inspired by Heroes Past and Present

    Connect the American civil rights movement to current human rights issues through moving, experiential exhibits at the Center for Civil and Human Rights. Interact with history to understand your role in the dream and the future.

    Score a touchdown with Atlanta's newest attraction

    Every team is the home team at the College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience, where hands-on installments keep you in the game. Sprint down memory lane with decades of memorabilia and learn about Hall of Fame inductees.

    Journey into the Jurassic

    Getting up close and personal with the dinosaurs at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History is a lot less scary than the bared-teeth versions in film. Take a peek back in time with the Giants of the Mesozoic – even one that measures more than 120 feet long!

    See an innovative perfomance at a 19th-century factory

    Tucked away on the city’s Westside, the Goat Farm Arts Center boasts a variety of indoor and outdoor performance spaces to see a concert by a touring act or local band or a show by one of the resident dance or theater companies.

    Mingle with the Masters

    Step inside the leading art museum in the Southeast and gaze at more than 13,000 modern and contemporary works of art. A ticket to the High Museum of Art will get you into both the special exhibitions and the permanent collection.

    Embody the spirits of great Atlantans

    Oakland Cemetery is Atlanta’s oldest cemetery, holding more than 70,000 souls and a trove of enthralling tales. It is also the final resting place of Civil War soldiers and civil rights pioneers, as well as legends like author Margaret Mitchell, golfer Bobby Jones and Atlanta’s first African-American mayor Maynard Jackson. Enter the historic gates for tours each day.

    Watch the news unfold

    News junkies and aspiring anchors unite! Take the Inside CNN Studio Tour to see exactly how this globally recognized brand makes news, beginning to end. Keep your eyes peeled and you might even see Robin Meade!

    Knock on the door of the Oval Office

    Several U.S. presidents established libraries, and we’re pretty fond of the one our very own Nobel Peace Prize-winning, peanut-growing, President Jimmy Carter erected. At the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum, you’ll find everything from a replica of the Oval Office to gifts he received during his presidency.

    Give a damn: Go to the Margaret Mitchell House, my dear

    Peek inside the restored rooms of the Margaret Mitchell House (where “Gone With the Wind” was penned) complete with the native Atlantan’s writing desk and period furnishings. Frankly, it would be your misfortune to miss exhibitions exploring the author’s life and the making of a film classic.

    Walk in the footsteps of giants

    Stand in the footprints of civil rights leaders on the International civil rights Walk of Fame, where the shoe prints of heroes such as Rosa Parks, former President Jimmy Carter, Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall and many others are embedded in a concrete memorial.

    Bond with your Mummy

    Take some time to connect with your mummy at Emory’s Michael C. Carlos Museum. With permanent collections that span the globe and renowned traveling exhibits, your inner history buff will be transfixed by everything from mummies to a Greek muse!

    Play in mountains of fun

    Take a trek through the treetops on SkyHike® or take a real hike (or the Summit Skyride) to the top of the mountain for beautiful city skyline views. Tour the antebellum plantation or ride around Stone Mountain by train and see the world’s largest light show projected on it!

    Sweeten your visit with a savory snack

    For meats and produce straight from the farm, plus unique eateries serving up everything from soul food and gourmet hot dogs to artisanal ice cream, look no further than this urban farmer’s market. Also on the menu at the Sweet Auburn Curb Market are monthly culinary tours, storytelling, cooking classes and tons of community events.

    Walk the red carpet

    At Atlanta’s fabulous Fox Theatre, every night is a red carpet event. Musicals, dance and nationally renowned acts wait at the end of your red carpet walk, and if there’s no show scheduled, have no fear – you can always tour this Atlanta icon!

    Tour the town at your own pace

    Hop on board a fully narrated 90-minute trolley tour to learn the history and enjoy the stories and legends of Atlanta’s top attractions and historic sites. Step on to discover the must-sees of Atlanta while riding in style on Peachtree Trolley Tours.

    Search for the secret formula

    Experience the intriguing World of Coca-Cola! The attraction features a multi-sensory 4-D theater, an extraordinary 1880s soda fountain, live-action bottling line, and the opportunity to sample nearly 60 different beverages from around the world. Now you can experience the quest for one of the worlds best-kept secrets in the Vault of the Secret Formula.

    Search for the secret formula

    Experience the intriguing World of Coca-Cola! The attraction features a multi-sensory 4-D theater, an extraordinary 1880s soda fountain, live-action bottling line, and the opportunity to sample nearly 60 different beverages from around the world. Now you can experience the quest for one of the worlds best-kept secrets in the Vault of the Secret Formula.

    Treat your tikes and tricksters to storytelling

    On Saturdays, witness the famous Uncle Remus stories come to life through incredible storytelling at the historic home of the compiler himself, Joel Chandler Harris. Partake in a daily guided tour of the Wren’s Nest and stand in the same spot where the writer gave life to the Brer Rabbit tales from his front porch.

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