Sights & Attractions in Atlanta

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Name Category Location
 
African American Panoramic Experience (APEX)
The museum's quarterly exhibits chronicle the...
Museums / Galleries Atlanta
 
Atlanta Botanical Garden
Occupying 30 acres inside Piedmont Park, the...
Museums / Galleries, Gardens / Arboretums Midtown and Westside
 
Atlanta Contemporary Art Center
Established by a group of photographers in the...
Museums / Galleries Midtown and Westside
 
Atlanta Cyclorama & Civil War Museum
A building in Grant Park (named for a New...
Museums / Galleries Atlanta
 
Atlanta History Center
Life in Atlanta and the rest of the South during...
Museums / Galleries, Houses / Mansions, Gardens / Arboretums, Farms Buckhead
 
Atlanta Monetary Museum
The exhibits in this grand museum explain the...
Museums / Galleries, Financial Institutions Midtown and Westside
 
Auburn Avenue Research Library on African-American Culture and History
An extension of the Atlanta-Fulton Public...
Libraries Atlanta
 
Bank of America Plaza Tower
At 1,023 feet, this is the South's tallest...
Architectural Sites Midtown and Westside
 
Baptist Student Union
This restored Victorian building adjacent to the...
Architectural Sites Atlanta
 
The Catholic Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
During the Battle of Atlanta, pastor Thomas...
Religious Sites Downtown
 
Centennial Olympic Park
This 21-acre swath of green was the central venue...
Parks Downtown
 
Center for Puppetry Arts
The largest puppetry organization in the country...
Museums / Galleries, Arts / Performance Venues Midtown and Westside
 
Chattahoochee Nature Center
Birds and animals in their natural habitats...
Nature Preserves Atlanta
 
CNN Center
The home of Cable News Network occupies all 14...
Film / TV Studios Downtown
 
Decatur Historical Courthouse
Known as the Old Courthouse on the Square, this...
Museums / Galleries, Architectural Sites, Historic Districts / Sites Atlanta
 
East Atlanta Village
This earthy outpost of edgy-cool shops,...
Museum Village Atlanta
 
Ebenezer Baptist Church
A Gothic Revival–style building completed in...
Museums / Galleries, Religious Sites Atlanta
 
Fernbank Museum of Natural History
One of the largest natural-history museums...
Museums / Galleries Atlanta
 
Fernbank Science Center
The museum, in the 65-acre Fernbank Forest,...
Museums / Galleries, Educational Institutions Atlanta
 
Flatiron Building
The English-American Building, as it was...
Architectural Sites Downtown
 
Fox Theatre
One of a dwindling number of vintage movie...
Arts / Performance Venues, Architectural Sites Midtown and Westside
 
Freedom Park Trail
One of the neighborhood's best features is the...
Trails Atlanta
 
Georgia Aquarium
With more than 10 million gallons of water, this...
Zoos / Aquariums Downtown
 
Georgia Dome
This arena, opened in 1992, accommodates 71,250...
Arts / Performance Venues Downtown
 
Georgia Governor's Mansion
This 24,000-square-foot 1967 Greek Revival...
Houses / Mansions, Government Buildings Buckhead
 
Georgia State Capitol
The capitol, a Renaissance-style edifice, was...
Government Buildings Downtown
 
The Goat Farm Arts Center
In 2008, a complex of cotton-factory buildings...
Arts / Performance Venues Midtown and Westside
 
Hammonds House
The handsome Eastlake Victorian house that...
Museums / Galleries Atlanta
 
Herndon Home
Alonzo Herndon (1858–1927) emerged from slavery...
Houses / Mansions, Architectural Sites Atlanta
 
High Museum of Art
This museum's permanent collection includes 19th-...
Museums / Galleries Midtown and Westside
 
Hurt Building
Named for Atlanta developer Joel Hurt, this...
Architectural Sites Downtown
 
Imagine It! The Children's Museum of Atlanta
In this colorful and joyfully noisy museum for...
Museums / Galleries Downtown
 
J. Mack Robinson College of Business
Atlanta architect Phillip Trammel Shutze designed...
Architectural Sites Downtown
 
Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum
This complex occupies the site where Union...
Museums / Galleries Atlanta
 
Kaboodle Home
Check out the funky furniture and gifts here.
Stores / Malls Atlanta
 
Margaret Mitchell House and Museum
While she wrote her masterpiece, the author of...
Museums / Galleries, Architectural Sites Midtown and Westside
 
Margaret Mitchell Square
A cascading waterfall and columned sculpture...
Parks Downtown
 
Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change
The Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic...
Museums / Galleries Atlanta
 
Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site and Birth Home
The modest Queen Anne–style residence is where...
Museums / Galleries Atlanta
 
Michael C. Carlos Museum
Housing a permanent collection of more than...
Museums / Galleries Atlanta
 
Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (MOCA GA)
Georgia's visual artists are showcased in small...
Museums / Galleries Buckhead
 
Museum of Design Atlanta
The only museum in the Southeast devoted...
Museums / Galleries Midtown and Westside
 
Oakland Cemetery
Established in 1850 in the Victorian style,...
Historic Districts / Sites, Cemeteries Atlanta
 
Odd Fellows Buildings
The Georgia Chapter of the Grand United Order of...
Architectural Sites Atlanta
 
Peachtree Center
John Portman designed this skyscraper complex,...
Commercial Districts Downtown
 
Piedmont Park
A popular destination since the late 19th...
Parks Midtown and Westside
 
Rhodes Memorial Hall
This former residence, now headquarters of the...
Houses / Mansions, Architectural Sites, Historic Districts / Sites Midtown and Westside
 
Robert C. Williams Paper Museum
More than 10,000 tools, machines, papers, and...
Museums / Galleries Midtown and Westside
 
Six Flags Over Georgia
The heart-stopping roller coasters, family rides,...
Amusement Parks Atlanta
 
Statue of Henry Grady
Alexander Doyle's bronze sculpture honors Henry...
Public Art (Mural / Sculpture / Statue) Downtown
 
Stone Mountain Park
At this 3,200-acre state park you'll find the...
Parks Atlanta
 
Sweet Auburn Curb Market
The market, an institution on Edgewood Avenue...
Markets / Bazaars Atlanta
 
Underground Atlanta
Underground has seen more than its share of ups...
Historic Districts / Sites Downtown
 
The William Breman Jewish Heritage & Holocaust Museum
The history of the Jewish community in Atlanta is...
Museums / Galleries Midtown and Westside
 
Woodruff Park
This triangular park named for the city's great...
Parks Downtown
 
World of Coca-Cola
This shrine to the brown soda's image, products,...
Museums / Galleries Downtown
 
Wren's Nest House Museum
Joel Chandler Harris, author of the Uncle Remus...
Museums / Galleries Atlanta
 
Zoo Atlanta
This zoo has more than 1,500 animals and 200...
Zoos / Aquariums Atlanta

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