Top Choice Historic Site in Atlanta

Martin Luther King Jr National Historic Site

The historic site commemorates the life, work and legacy of the civil rights leader and one of the great Americans. The center takes up several blocks. Stop by the excellent visitors center to get oriented with a ma…
Top Choice Museum in Atlanta

Center for Civil & Human Rights

This striking 2014 addition to Atlanta's Centennial Olympic Park is a sobering $68 million memorial to the American Civil Rights and Global Human Rights Movements. Beautifully designed and thoughtfully executed, the…
Top Choice Gallery in Atlanta

High Museum of Art

Atlanta's modern High Museum was the first to exhibit art lent from Paris' Louvre and is a destination as much for its architecture as its world-class exhibits. The striking whitewashed multilevel building houses a …
Landmark in Atlanta

Martin Luther King Jr Birthplace

Free, first-come, first-served guided tours of King's childhood home take about 30 minutes to complete and require same-day registration, which can be made at the National Historic Site visitors center – arrive earl…
Church in Atlanta

Ebenezer Baptist Church (New)

The new Ebenezer Baptist Church is the home of the congregation once led by Dr Martin Luther King Jr. As befits one of the most influential church communities in American history, the structure is impressive – light…
Museum in Atlanta

Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Fernbank is a supremely kids-friendly museum that explores a bunch of subjects under the sun (dinosaurs! geology! shells!), all attached to a 65-acre old-growth forest, itself overlaid by plant walkways. While child…
Museum in Atlanta

Center for Puppetry Arts

A wonderland for visitors of all ages and hands-down one of Atlanta's most unique attractions, the museum houses a treasury of puppets, some of which you get to operate yourself. A major addition is the Worlds of Pu…
Park in Atlanta

Piedmont Park

A glorious, rambling urban park and the setting of many cultural and music festivals. The park has fantastic bike paths and a Saturday Green Market.
Church in Atlanta

First Ebenezer Baptist Church

Martin Luther King Jr, his father and grandfather were all pastors here, and King Jr's mother was the choir director. Sadly, she was murdered here by a deranged gunman while she sat at the organ in 1974. A multimill…
Museum in Atlanta

College Football Hall of Fame

It is impossible to overstate the importance of college football to American culture. This museum, relocated from Indiana in 2014 and revamped into this three-story, 94,256-sq-ft gridiron sanctuary, is a supremely c…