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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

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