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  • 1. Atlanta Botanical Garden

    Midtown | Garden/Arboretum

    Occupying 30 acres inside Piedmont Park, the grounds contain acres of display gardens, including a 2-acre interactive children's garden; the...Read More

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  • 2. Atlanta History Center

    Buckhead | Museum/Gallery

    Life in Atlanta and the rest of the South during and after the Civil War are a major focus of this fascinating museum. Displays are provocative...Read More

  • 3. Centennial Olympic Park

    Downtown | Park/Playground

    This 21-acre swath of green was the central venue for the 1996 Summer Olympics. The benches at the Fountain of Rings allow you to enjoy the...Read More

  • 4. Center for Civil and Human Rights

    Downtown | Museum/Gallery

    This three-level, 43,000-square-foot, hands-on museum offers visitors a multisensory immersion into both the U.S. civil rights movement and...Read More

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  • 5. Center for Puppetry Arts

    Midtown | Arts/Performance Venue

    The largest puppetry organization in the country houses a museum where you can see more than 350 puppets from around the world. The elaborate...Read More

  • 6. Ebenezer Baptist Church

    Sweet Auburn | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    A Gothic revival–style building completed in 1922, the church came to be known as the spiritual center of the civil rights movement. Members...Read More

  • 7. Fox Theatre

    Midtown | Arts/Performance Venue

    One of a dwindling number of vintage movie palaces in the nation, the Fox was built in 1929 in a fabulous Moorish-Egyptian style. The interior...Read More

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  • 8. Georgia Aquarium

    Downtown | Zoo/Aquarium

    With more than 10 million gallons of water, this wildly popular attraction is the nation's largest aquarium. The 604,000-square-foot building...Read More

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  • 9. Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site and Birth Home

    Sweet Auburn | Historic District/Site

    The modest Queen Anne–style residence is where Martin Luther King Jr. was born and raised. Besides items that belonged to the family, the house...Read More

  • 10. Piedmont Park

    Midtown | Park/Playground

    A popular destination since the late 19th century, Piedmont Park is the perfect place to escape the chaos of the city. Tennis courts, a swimming...Read More

  • 11. Ponce City Market

    Old Fourth Ward | Market/Bazaar

    The old Sears, Roebuck & Co. building built in 1925 has transformed into Atlanta's hippest place to live, work, shop, and play, especially...Read More

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  • 12. The Battery Atlanta

    Buckhead | Sports Venue

    You may be surprised that the Atlanta Braves aren’t the only draw for this multiuse complex that houses homegrown restaurants such as El Felix...Read More

  • 13. African American Panoramic Experience (APEX)

    Sweet Auburn | Museum/Gallery

    The museum's quarterly exhibits chronicle the history of black people in America. Videos illustrate the history of Sweet Auburn, the name bestowed...Read More

  • 14. Atlanta Contemporary Art Center (ACAC)

    Downtown | Museum/Gallery

    Established by a group of photographers in the '70s as the arts co-op Nexus, the ACAC exhibits edgy contemporary art. It has the feel of a...Read More

  • 15. Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History

    Sweet Auburn | Library/Archive

    An extension of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library, this unit houses a noncirculating collection of about 60,000 books of African American interest...Read More

  • 16. Chattahoochee Nature Center

    Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    Birds and animals in their natural habitats can be seen from nature trails and a boardwalk winding through 127 acres of woodlands and wetlands...Read More

  • 17. Children's Museum of Atlanta

    Downtown | Museum/Gallery

    In this colorful and joyfully noisy museum for children ages eight and younger, kids can build sand castles, watch themselves perform on closed...Read More

  • 18. CNN Center

    Downtown | Film Studio

    The home of Cable News Network occupies all 14 floors of this dramatic structure on the edge of Downtown. The 50-minute CNN studio tour is a...Read More

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  • 19. Cyclorama: The Big Picture

    Buckhead | Museum/Gallery

    Moved to the Atlanta History Center from a building in Grant Park (named for a New England–born Confederate colonel, not the U.S. president...Read More

  • 20. East Atlanta Village

    East Atlanta | Neighborhood/Street

    This earthy outpost of edgy-cool shops, restaurants, bars, and concert venues started growing, beginning in 1996, thanks to a group of proprietors...Read More

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