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Welcome to Atlanta

Rich in history and sunny in disposition, the southern city of Atlanta, Georgia mixes family fun with big-city amenities. While visitors flock to the most popular things to do—such as the Georgia Aquarium, Centennial Olympic Park, World of Coca-Cola, CNN Center, and Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site—they would be remiss to overlook the city’s charms, expressed in the distinct character of each of Atlanta’s 242 neighborhoods. From historic Buckhead’s grand homes and tree-lined boulevards to the skyscrapers etching the skyline of the industrial downtown, Atlanta’s flavors are as complex as the soul food binding the city together.

Top 10 attractions in Atlanta

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World of Coca-Cola

World of Coca-Cola

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Boasting a collection of more than 200 historical artifacts, a 4-D theater experience, and interactive museum exhibits, the World of Coca-Cola® in Atlanta does far more than whet your whistle for a (though it does that, too). Pay homage to the birthplace of the world’s most popular soft drink and learn how a simple beverage became a global sensation and a must-see Atlanta attraction.More
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Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park

Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park

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The Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park commemorates the life, work, and legacy of the Civil Rights Movement leader. The center—which takes up several blocks in Sweet Auburn, the center of black Atlanta—includes King’s birth home and the Ebenezer Baptist Church, where both King’s father and grandfather served as ministers.More
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Georgia Aquarium

Georgia Aquarium

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With 10 million gallons of water and more than 500 species of aquatic animals, the Georgia Aquarium is one of the largest aquariums in the United States. Thankfully, bite-sized exhibits help organize your trip and make it possible to see the best of the aquarium in one day.More
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Centennial Olympic Park

Centennial Olympic Park

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The 1996 Summer Olympic Games live on at Atlanta's Centennial Olympic Park, a 22-acre (9-hectare) site that remains one of the city’s top public spaces. Come to splash in—or photograph—the park's main icon, the Fountain of Rings, a computer-controlled fountain with lights and jets of water that display the Olympic logo.More
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Atlanta Botanical Garden

Atlanta Botanical Garden

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Adjacent to Piedmont Park, Atlanta Botanical Garden comprises a stunning 30 acres (12 hectares) of indoor and outdoor themed gardens, woodland areas, brooks, fern glades, and walking paths. A highlight is the Dorothy Chapman Fuqua Conservatory, a massive collection of plants from tropical rain forests and deserts from around the globe.More
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Atlanta CNN Center

Atlanta CNN Center

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The Atlanta CNN Center serves as headquarters for the cable TV news giant, CNN. Inside, visitors can see the 24-hour news cycle in action with an insider’s look at newsrooms, control rooms, production studios, and sets, all in addition to the interactive exhibits that chronicle the network’s history.More
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College Football Hall of Fame

College Football Hall of Fame

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The College Football Hall of Fame, also known as the Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame,in Atlanta honors the greatest players throughout the history of college football. Their stories and achievements are commemorated here in a one-of-a-kind experience. Visitors can learn about exceptional players and the records they broke by exploring the exhibitions in the Hall of Fame. Permanent, etched-glass representations of each Hall of Fame player are on display. There are also 10 augmented reality displays where visitors can view images and video of players and coaches from their favorite school.More than 750 helmets representing each college football team are on display, as well as larger than life images from 11 conference champions that are updated each season. Visitors can also see historical game-worn uniforms. Other exhibitions explore the dedication, passion, and sacrifice that goes into being a college football player. There are also sections that focus on the social traditions of college football, the bands, cheerleaders, mascots, and tailgating traditions.More
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Zoo Atlanta

Zoo Atlanta

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Founded based on a need for space for former circus animals, Zoo Atlanta has been a mainstay attraction in Atlanta since 1889. Today, it houses more than 1,500 animals and has the largest number of gorillas and orangutans of any zoo in the United States. Additionally, Zoo Atlanta is one of only four in the U.S. that houses giant pandas.The 40-acre zoo features seven exhibits, including the popular Ford African Rain Forest and the giant pandas exhibit with its two inhabitants, a male and a female, both on loan from China. Children love the petting zoo, where they can interact with sheep, goats and pigs.More
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Fox Theatre

Fox Theatre

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Melding culture, history, and architecture, the Fox Theatre is Atlanta’s performing arts hub, hosting everything from Broadway-style plays to rock concerts. The opulent theater was built in the 1920s and boasts mosque-like minarets, an Egyptian ballroom, and a ceiling made to resemble the night sky with twinkling stars.More
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Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Fernbank Museum of Natural History

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A quintessential field trip experience for Atlanta students, the Fernbank Museum of Natural History allows children the opportunity to explore the planet and its people with both hands-on and hands-off exhibits. These explore everything from modern, foreign world cultures to prehistoric earth, and the Fernbank NatureQuest exhibit is by far the most popular. This interactive experience allows children to explore various ecosystems around the world, while the A Walk Through Time in Georgia exhibit walks through the state's natural history in the context of the development of the planet.In addition to exhibits, Fernbank also has an impressive IMAX theater with a five-story-high, 72-foot-wide screen, making it the largest movie screen in Atlanta. While most of the films shown are educational, Fernbank does sometimes host special events and programming in the theater.More

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The Touring Dead Walking Tour

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Recent reviews from experiences in Atlanta

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Joseph_P, Dec 2021
Atlanta Black History & Civil Rights Tour
It was refreshing to see where Black Panther was filmed in Atlanta.
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Had a great time
emudariki, Nov 2021
90-Minute Atlanta Guided Sightseeing Tour by Electric Car
We had been to Atlanta a lot of times but wow this tour was the best way to see the city.
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Awesome tour.
Regina_I, Nov 2021
Atlanta Black History & Civil Rights Tour
I high recommend Omar we got to see a lot of historical places in Atlanta.
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Great Day
Daniel_P, Nov 2021
Guided Bike Tour in Atlanta with Snacks
Great way to see Atlanta.
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Visiting Atlanta
Jaclyn_S, Oct 2021
90-Minute Atlanta Guided Sightseeing Tour by Electric Car
The tour was a great way to see Atlanta for the first time.
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Great tour, knowledgeable guide, great fun.
Erin_F, Sep 2021
Guided Bike Tour in Atlanta with Snacks
Great way to see Atlanta and learn about its beginnings.
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Excellent good thanks
Darshna_P, Sep 2021
Atlanta Sightseeing Bus Tour
And very friendly I strongly recommend everyone to see Atlanta with Audrey and Amanda.
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Beginning of a Great Anniversary Trip
Sheila_P, Aug 2021
Atlanta Sightseeing Bus Tour
Having never been to Atlanta we were able to see all the key places and get ideas about where we wanted to go for the rest of our trip.
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A fun experience
Sarah_K, Aug 2021
Atlanta City Sightseeing Tour by Segway
We returned to some spots after the tour to visit more in depth and take pictures.
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Great fun
Bob_K, Aug 2021
Atlanta City Sightseeing Tour by Segway
Great fun way to see some of Atlanta our guide was funny and it was easy I recommend.
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TWD tour
john_S, Aug 2021
The Walking Dead in the City: Private Atlanta Film Location Tour
We were able to see not only filming spots for TWD by Marvel movies and a few others, our driver Chris was very informative and knows the area well.
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Fantastic
Marisa_B, Jul 2021
Roundabout Atlanta Sightseeing City Tour
We were able to see many things, The driver was fantastic and he provided refreshments.
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Great intro to the city!
Patricia_O, Oct 2021
City Lights Atlanta Night Tour
It was the perfect excursion for learning about the city and scoping out areas that we would want to visit during the rest of our visit.
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A Three Hour Tasting tour
Charles_K, Jul 2021
3-Hour Atlanta Beltline Food, Street Art and History Tour
Although it was a hot Atlanta summer day, the route had plenty of shade, as well as enough air-conditioned stops to cool off.
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A great night
Dana_B, Jun 2021
City Lights Atlanta Night Tour
Omar was very knowledgeable about the city, gave us a lot of great recommendations For things to do to in Atlanta.
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Anna_B, May 2021
Custom Atlanta Private Tour
atlanta history museum was cool, i enjoyed hearing about all the cool places in the city, and things to do
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Well worth the tour take the time to do it
Michelle_S, May 2021
The Walking Dead VIP Tour
Also got to see filming sites for some of our other movie interests and Atlanta history along our tour .
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A Must!!!
Catalina_W, Apr 2021
Private Stranger Things "The Upside Down" Film Locations Tour in Atlanta
My wife and I wanted to see the different locations of Stranger Things in Atlanta.
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Fantastic Tour!
Glenda_P, Sep 2021
Atlanta Black History & Civil Rights Tour
I loved the murals and getting to see the different neighborhoods.
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The tour was very...
Ana_V, Mar 2021
Roundabout Atlanta Sightseeing City Tour
Definitely recommend it if you want to visit the main spots in the city.

All about Atlanta

When to visit

From Dogwood Festival to SweetWater 420 Fest, you'll find the most opportunities to celebrate Atlanta's culture in the spring. Plus, this time of year has some of the most welcoming weather. Temperatures are equally pleasant in the fall, when music festivals abound and the city's many parks are covered in autumn colors.

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