Must-see attractions in Atlanta

  • Top Choice
    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…

  • Top Choice
    Center for Civil and Human Rights

    The striking Center for Civil and Human Rights was a 2014 addition to Atlanta's Centennial Olympic Park. It is a sobering $68-million memorial to the…

  • Martin Luther King Jr Birthplace

    The home where Martin Luther King was born and spent the first twelve years of his life is now part of the National Historic Site. Free first-come, first…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • World of Coca-Cola

    This self-congratulatory museum might prove entertaining to fans of fizzy beverages and rampant commercialization. The climactic moment comes when guests…

  • Historic Fourth Ward Park

    Behind Ponce City Market, this below-ground-level 17-acre urban park was one of the BeltLine's first projects. It features a storm-water retention pond…

  • Margaret Mitchell House & Museum

    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…

  • Georgia Aquarium

    Atlanta's showstopper. It's crowded, but the appeal of this aquarium, the second largest in the US, is hard to deny: whale sharks, playful sea lions at…

  • Oakland Cemetery

    In addition to holding the graves of author Margeret Mitchell, golf great Bobby Jones and Atlanta’s first African American mayor, Maynard Jackson, Atlanta…

  • Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve

    Smack in the middle of the city (well, OK – out in Decatur, but you get the idea), you'll find this 28-acre nature preserve, home of beavers, foxes, box…

  • Atlanta Botanical Garden

    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.