Must-see attractions in Atlanta

  • August 4, 2014: Exterior of the High Museum of Art on Peachtree Street in Midtown Atlanta.

    High Museum of Art


    Atlanta's modern High Museum was the first to exhibit art from Paris' Louvre and is a destination as much for its architecture as its world-class exhibits…

  • Atlanta, USA - November 3, 2014: National Center for Civil and Human Rights - is a museum dedicated to the achievements of both the civil rights movement in the United States.

    Center for Civil and Human Rights


    The striking Center for Civil and Human Rights was a 2014 addition to Atlanta's Centennial Olympic Park. It is a sobering $68-million memorial to the…

  • USA, Georgia, Atlanta, Martin Luther King National Historic Site, birthplace of Rev. Martin Luther King, King family home

    Martin Luther King Jr Birthplace


    The home where Martin Luther King was born and spent the first twelve years of his life is now part of the National Historic Site. Free first-come, first…

  • Facade of Fernbank Museum of Natural History in Atlanta.

    Fernbank Museum of Natural History


    Fernbank is a supremely kid-friendly museum that explores a bunch of subjects (dinosaurs, geology, shells, IMAX-style theater), all attached to a 65-acre…

  • Skyline and reflections of midtown Atlanta, Georgia in Lake Meer from Piedmont Park.

    Piedmont Park


    A glorious, rambling urban park and the setting of many cultural and music festivals. The park has fantastic bike paths and a Saturday Green Market (from…

  • Ebenezer Baptist Church (New)


    The new Ebenezer Baptist Church is the home of the congregation once led by Dr Martin Luther King Jr. As befits one of the most influential church…

  • Center for Puppetry Arts


    A wonderland for visitors of all ages and hands down one of Atlanta's most unique attractions, the museum – expanded in 2015 – houses a treasury of…

  • fireworks at Stone Mountain in Atlanta; Shutterstock ID 35528275; your: Bridget Brown; gl: 65050; netsuite: Online Editorial; full: POI Image Update

    Stone Mountain Park


    In the northeast Atlanta suburb of Stone Mountain sits this unique – and controversial – theme park based around the 825ft-high Stone Mountain, the world…

  • CCM1FJ Nov. 13, 2010 - Atlanta, GA, U.S. - ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 12: Visitors take in the panoramic painting and diorama depicting the Battle of Atlanta at the Cyclorama Civil War museum in Atlanta, Georgia on Friday, November 12, 2010. The sesquicentennial of the Civil War is in 2011. PHOTO CREDIT: ERIK

    Battle of Atlanta Cyclorama


    Once considered the largest oil painting in the world, this historic, cylindrical panoramic painting of the Civil War's Battle of Atlanta was unavailable…

  • Ebenezer Baptist Church at Martin Luther King Jr National Historic Site.

    First Ebenezer Baptist Church


    Martin Luther King Jr, his father and grandfather were all pastors here, and King Jr's mother was the choir director. Sadly she was murdered here by a…

  • Dusk view of new College Football Hall of Fame, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA, Opened in August 2014, it is a 94,256 square feet (8,756.7 m2)  attraction in Atlanta???s sports, entertainment and tourism district, Architects: TVS design

    College Football Hall of Fame


    It is impossible to overstate the importance of college football to American culture. This museum, relocated from Indiana in 2014 and revamped into this…

  • USA, Georgia, Atlanta, Carter Presidential Center, library and museum of fomer President Jimmy Carter, interior

    Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum


    Located on a hilltop overlooking Downtown, this center features exhibits highlighting Jimmy Carter's presidency (1977–81), including a replica of the Oval…

  • World of Coca Cola in Pemberton Park

    World of Coca-Cola


    This self-congratulatory museum might prove entertaining to fans of fizzy beverages and rampant commercialization. The climactic moment comes when guests…

  • Historic Fourth Ward Park


    Behind Ponce City Market, this below-ground-level 17-acre urban park was one of the BeltLine's first projects. It features a storm-water retention pond…

  • Margaret Mitchell House & Museum


    Operated by the Atlanta History Center, this home has been converted into a shrine to the author of Gone With the Wind. Mitchell wrote her epic in a small…

  • Georgia Aquarium


    Atlanta's showstopper. It's crowded, but the appeal of this aquarium, the second largest in the US, is hard to deny: whale sharks, playful sea lions at…

  • Oakland Cemetery


    In addition to holding the graves of author Margeret Mitchell, golf great Bobby Jones and Atlanta’s first African American mayor, Maynard Jackson, Atlanta…

  • Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve


    Smack in the middle of the city (well, OK – out in Decatur, but you get the idea), you'll find this 28-acre nature preserve, home of beavers, foxes, box…

  • Atlanta Botanical Garden


    In the northwest corner of Piedmont Park, this stunning 30-acre botanical garden has a Japanese garden, winding paths and the amazing Fuqua Orchid Center.

  • Skyview Atlanta


    Soar 200ft above the Atlanta skyline in this 20-story, 42-gondola Ferris wheel.

  • Swan House in Atlanta - part of Atlanta History Center - ATLANTA, GEORGIA - APRIL. 20 2016; Shutterstock ID 415659565; your: Bridget Brown; gl: 65050; netsuite: Online Editorial; full: POI Image Update

    Atlanta History Center


    This history museum centers on the Swan House, a 1930s mansion designed by iconic Atlanta architect Philip Trammell Shutze. Visitors can wander through…

  • Georgia State Capitol at Night

    Georgia State Capitol


    The gold-domed capitol is Atlanta's political hub. Free self-guided tours give visitors a glance at state-level American politics.

  • Centennial Olympic Park


    Atlanta's Centennial Olympic Park is the city's focal point for visitors. The park itself features a dancing Fountain of Rings water fountain, a Quilt of…

  • Breman Museum


    Atlanta has the largest Jewish population in the South (outside of South Florida, which is its own region). The Breman Museum explores this history of…

  • Underground Atlanta


    This shopping and entertainment district in the Five Points area touted itself as a 'city beneath the streets' when it opened on Atlanta's original post…

  • Children's Museum of Atlanta


    A hands-on museum geared toward kids aged eight and under. It's pretty small, so don't expect much to entertain adults, but it will distract your little…

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