The Cyclorama in Atlanta, GA is more than just the world's tallest oil painting! It's a 42ft tall story board that displays the story and history behind the Civil War Battle of Atlanta. The Cyclorama uses a once popular form of storytelling that dates back to the 18th century and is a cylindrical painting of impressive proportions.
The Atlanta Cyclorama, completed in 1886 by German artists, is considered to be the world's largest oil painting, with life like characters some measuring more than 3 feet tall. It was donated to the City of Atlanta in 1898 by George V. Gress, a local philanthropist who is also credited with founding of the Grant Park Zoo. The Atlanta Cyclorama exhibit is accompanied by dated music and narration in a variety of languages.
The Civil War Museum features artifacts, uniforms and other items that visitors can learn about. Apart from the Atlanta Cyclorama, the focal point of the Civil War Museum is the locomotive Texas, a veteran of the Great Locomotive Chase of 1862, and is a real treat for curious minds of any age.
The Atlanta Cyclorama is located next to Zoo Atlanta in Atlanta's Grant Park and is considered a historical treat to visitors seeking education in an 18th century fashion.
Atlanta Cyclorama Location:
800 Cherokee Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30315
(404) 658-7625 or (404) 624-1071
Atlanta Cyclorama Hours and Location
Visit the official Atlanta Cyclorama Web Site to help plan your visit and learn more about the Civil War Battle of Atlanta!
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