Skyline and reflections of midtown Atlanta, Georgia in Lake Meer from Piedmont Park.


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 (from 9am to 1pm).

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1. Atlanta Botanical Garden

0.32 MILES

In the northwest corner of Piedmont Park, this stunning 30-acre botanical garden has a Japanese garden, winding paths and the amazing Fuqua Orchid Center.

2. Margaret Mitchell House & Museum

0.72 MILES

Operated by the Atlanta History Center, this home has been converted into a shrine to the author of Gone With the Wind. Mitchell wrote her epic in a small…

3. High Museum of Art

0.76 MILES

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4. Center for Puppetry Arts

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5. Breman Museum

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6. Historic Fourth Ward Park

1.36 MILES

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8. Center for Civil and Human Rights

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