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Sightseeing and landmarks in Atlanta

Art museums

Art Museum
“A huge, wonderful ,open,airy building to experience many art collections in. See the Folk and Self Taught art,African American art and Southern art collections to get an idea of Southern U.S. design aesthetics- often folksy, primitive work that is stunningly abstract and full of interesting historical imagery.”
  • 297 locals recommend
Museum
“Also located in Atlanta’s Midtown Arts District, MODA is the only museum is the Southeast entirely devoted to the celebration and study of all things design. Exhibits showcase how design affects people’s daily lives and feature architectural, industrial, product, furniture, graphics, fashion design and more! Coffee lovers will enjoy the current exhibition “Passione Italiana: The Art of Espresso”, closing June 15th 2019. This exhibit showcases the beauty of espresso machine design. See all upcoming exhibits here.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Art Gallery
  • 1 local recommends
Museum
“A very small, free museum associated with Georgia Tech. I love the paper arts and this is a relatively unknown gem. Combine with dinner at Miller Union? - its on the way.”
  • 1 local recommends

History museums

Historic Site
“Home of great civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. You can also visit the Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church”
  • 210 locals recommend
History Museum
“Give yourself some time when visiting here as you could spend a whole day and not see everything!”
  • 114 locals recommend
History Museum
“33-acre destination. Buckhead and Midtown campus. General admission does include entrance to a number of exhibits, including the Margaret Mitchell House. Swan House is also a part of AHC and was featured in the Hunger Games movies.”
  • 56 locals recommend
History Museum
“Housing documents of the 39th president, this museum also features a replica of the Oval Office. ”
  • 45 locals recommend
History Museum
“We are located near the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park and birth home. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
History Museum
“Home where Margaret Mitchell wrote most of Gone With the Wind now offers tours & a gift shop.”
  • 20 locals recommend
History Museum
“This is where former president Jimmy Carter continues to work to change our world for the better, also the home of his presidential library.”
  • 23 locals recommend
History Museum
“Mummies and ancient artifacts in beautiful setting on the campus of Emory. Check out one of their, mostly free, lectures, AntiquiTeas, Museum tours, Gallery Talks or classes at carlos.emory.edu/education/public-programs/adult-programs”
  • 15 locals recommend

Scenic lookouts

Theme Park Ride / Attraction
“The Skyview is a great way to check out the city from a different vantage point!”
  • 65 locals recommend
Park
“Beautiful park in Old Fourth Ward that provides a great spot for walking, exercising, and many different events. ”
  • 36 locals recommend
Park
“One of the most popular Parks in Atlanta! There are always events and fun activities taking place there! ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Park
“Piedmont Park is the biggest park in Atlanta and hosts a lot of pick up games and rec leagues. There's also music festivals there and free concerts. Good place to workout or go for a run.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Park
  • 1 local recommends

Historic sites

Historic Site
“Home of great civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. You can also visit the Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church”
  • 210 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Quaint downtown Decatur revolves around 'the square' with great people-watching, shopping, stopping, strolling and eating.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Historic Site
“The Swan House was built in 1928 for Edward and Emily Inman in Atlanta, Georgia. The Inmans had accumulated wealth from cotton brokerage and investments in transportation, banking and real estate.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Hank Aaron broke Babe Ruth's career home run record -- which had stood for nearly 40 years -- on April 8, 1974, at Atlanta's Fulton County Stadium, when he hit his 715th home run. The stadium was torn down in 1995, but the section of outfield fence that the ball flew over was left standing. It currently stands in the middle of a parking lot that will soon be a construction site.”
  • 1 local recommends

Libraries

History Museum
“33-acre destination. Buckhead and Midtown campus. General admission does include entrance to a number of exhibits, including the Margaret Mitchell House. Swan House is also a part of AHC and was featured in the Hunger Games movies.”
  • 56 locals recommend
Library
“We have a library barely a block from the Tower!! Check out books or movies. Find a comfortable spot to sit and read!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Library
“Anchoring the west end of the Sweet Auburn historic district, the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History opened May 1994 in Atlanta. A special library of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System (A-FPLS), it is the first public library in the Southeast to offer specialized reference and archival collections dedicated to the study and research of African American culture and history and of other peoples of African descent. In 2001 the library received a Governor's Award in the Humanities.”
  • 2 locals recommend
History Museum
“Grounds are beautiful, including Japanese Garden, Koi Pond, and Rose Garden.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Library
“Great place for internet, books, or just a free place to get laptop work done. You can walk down the street to East Atlanta Village for dinner or drinks at a ton of different restaurants.”
  • 1 local recommends
Library
“Open 24 hours. Incredible study location. Everything looks and feels brand new. Calm & Quiet. Cheap coffee. It is extremely clean. Security guards on duty at all times. Can't beat it. $3 wifi.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Library
“The Central Library in Downtown Atlanta serves as the headquarters of the library system. Completed in 1980, it was the last building to be designed by Bauhaus-movement architect Marcel Breuer. The building, designed in the brutalist architectural style, is considered a "masterpiece" by architectural experts, such as Barry Bergdoll, the Chief Architectural Curator of the Museum of Modern Art, and is closely related to the Whitney Museum of Art building The building was built for a capacity of 1,000 users and 1 million volumes.”
  • 2 locals recommend