Where to Find Tiny Doors Hidden in Atlanta's Big Attractions

Atlanta is home to several really big attractions and also to several Tiny Doors that pack a big punch if only you can find them.
  • Know where to find these quirky installations in ATL? Here's a guide to a few at major attractions. (📷 Melissa McAlpine)
    Know where to find these quirky installations in ATL? Here's a guide to a few at major attractions. (📷 Melissa McAlpine)

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A not so little project known locally as Tiny Doors ATL by Karen Anderson, has quickly become a popular pastime for locals and visitors alike as they try to find all of the Tiny Doors Atlanta locations tucked away throughout the city. 

Whether you're taking a stroll along the BeltLine or visiting some of the major attractions in Atlanta, you'll be surprised at the number of tiny doors hidden around town. Meet the artist that makes the little doors and follow this guide for how to find a few of the Tiny Doors you've seen on Instagram and Facebook. Let's make sure no one misses out on the opportunity to enjoy this great experience that gives you an insider's glimpse of Atlanta. 

Karen Anderson, Tiny Doors ATL. Take a peek inside Karen's studio where she creates these small passageways that have opened an even bigger door for Atlanta's arts community.

TINY DOORS ALONG ATLANTA BELTLINE

Krog Street Tunnel Door

Located on an outside wall of the Krog Street Tunnel you’ll find some tiny street art, the first tiny door ever to be installed. It was moved and updated to include Augmented Reality (animation and sound), courtesy of the Lotus Eaters Club, making this a one-of-a-kind door and one you’ll want to check out.

Where: 1 Krog St. NE, Atlanta, Ga. 30307

Paris on Ponce Door

Walking on the Atlanta BeltLine you can’t miss Paris on Ponce, but if you aren’t looking you’ll miss its adorable Tiny Door. It was even given its own tiny ribbon cutting ceremony when it appeared in 2015. So check out the store and try to find this ode to a BeltLine landmark.

Where: 716 Ponce De Leon Place NE, Atlanta, Ga. 30306 (walk over to the BeltLine side)

Westside Trail Door

This door was made in consultation with KIPP Academy students to truly give it a Westside feel. It pays tribute to the amazing street art on this trail and even has a mailbox that gets all kinds of notes. Be sure to leave one. Just make sure it's tiny.

Where: It's about a block from the corner of Lucille Avenue SW and Muse Street SW (hint: Look for the BIG rainbow painted tunnel, the Highball mural, created by Hadley Breckenridge.)

TINY DOORS AT MAJOR ATTRACTIONS IN ATLANTA

Center for Puppetry Arts Door

Tiny Door at Centry for Puppetry Arts

This door and its tiny ramp can be found at the Center for Puppetry Arts. It was made to show off the center’s unique personality and architecture. It’s also the only door with a ramp to make it “handicap accessible,” mimicking the center's distinctive ramp. Can you see the face in the door?

Where: 1404 Spring St. NW, Atlanta, Ga. 30309

Georgia Aquarium Door

Tiny Door at Georgia Aquarium

(📷 Tommy Stubblefield)

One of the newest tiny doors hidden around town is at one of Atlanta’s most popular attractions, Georgia Aquarium. Made to resemble the underwater environment and blend into its surroundings, this door is a tricky one to find but well worth the search.

Where: 225 Baker St. NW, Atlanta, Ga. 30313 (You'll find the door in the big viewing area for the main tank where the whale sharks are.)

Swan House Door

The Swan House is a blend of old and new Atlanta. Used in the blockbuster film "Hunger Games" and once home to one of Atlanta’s wealthiest families, the Swan House is part of Atlanta History Center. The door reflects all this history and blends in with nature by its location in a tree. It's a true tribute to all that makes Atlanta great.

Where: 3130 Slaton Drive NW, Atlanta, Ga. 30305

Fox Theatre Door

Tiny Door at Fox Theatre

(📷 Melissa McAlpine)

A landmark in ATL culture since the late 1920s, the Fox Theatre is nothing if not reflective of the history of Atlanta. This is one of the easiest doors to spot as it is right off the sidewalk in front of the threater. All the details of this tiny door will leave you spellbound.

Where: 660 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, Ga. 30308

OFFICIAL TINY DOORS ATL MAP

With so much to explore and so many things to do in and around Atlanta, it's easy to miss these tiny landmarks. These little doors on trees, on murals and all around Atlanta, tell our city's story in a unique way and are examples of how life in Atlanta continues to evolve. So be on the lookout for these tiny hidden doors. As Ferris Bueller so aptly stated, "Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it."

Courtney Bigum is a marketing professional and Atlanta local always looking for new and exciting ways to explore the city. There is never a weekend an adventure doesn't find her.

 

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