Atlanta attractions

Top Choice Historic Site in East Side

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 site takes up several blocks. Stop by the excellent visitor center to get oriented with a map a…
Top Choice Museum in Downtown

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 Museum in Midtown

High Museum of Art

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

Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Fernbank is a supremely kid-friendly museum that explores a bunch of subjects (dinosaurs, geology, shells, IMAX-style theater), all attached to a 65-acre old-growth forest and 10-acre Wildwoods outdoor educational a…
Landmark in East Side

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 visitor center at the National Historic Site – arriv…
Church in East Side

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 Midtown

Center for Puppetry Arts

A wonderland for visitors of all ages and hands down one of Atlanta's most unique attractions, the museum – expanded in 2015 – houses a treasury of puppets, some of which you get to operate yourself. A major additio…
Park in Midtown

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.
Park in Atlanta

Stone Mountain Park

In the northeast Atlanta suburb of Stone Mountain sits this unique – and controversial – theme park based around the 825ft-high Stone Mountain, the world's largest outcropping of exposed granite. It is best known fo…
Public Art in Atlanta

Battle of Atlanta Cyclorama

Once considered the largest oil painting in the world, this historic, cylindrical panoramic painting of the Civil War's Battle of Atlanta was unavailable for viewing at the time of research, as it was in the process…