Atlanta Places

TripWhat's travel guide to the ATL; our list of the best things to see, including Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca Cola and High Museum of Art.
  • The best place in Atlanta: Georgia Aquarium

    Georgia Aquarium

    225 Baker St
    Su-Th 9AM-6PM, F 9AM-10PM, Sa 8AM-8PM. Adult $29.50, Children (3-12) $22, Senior (55+) $25.50; Journey with Gentle Giants $225. The largest aquarium in the world with over a hundred thousand animals in 8 million gallons of water. The Aquarium recently added a new swim and dive activity called "Journey with Gentle Giants." It is the only opportunity in the world to swim with whale sharks, the largest fish in the world.
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  • World of Coca Cola

    World of Coca Cola

    121 Baker St NW
    M-Sa 9AM-5PM (9AM-6PM during Summer) Su 11AM-5PM.. $15 (adult); $13 (senior); $9 (ages 5-12); under 5 free and admission includes access to all exhibits and a commemorative Coke bottle). Booking online saves $1 as well as gets you a time slot due to increased traffic to the new exhibit. The museum is largely dedicated to the advertising history of Coca Cola. Experience the reach of the world's most iconic brand in a new, highly interactive expanded space open in May 2007.
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  • High Museum of Art

    High Museum of Art

    1280 Peachtree St NE
    The High Museum of Art is one of the leading art museums in the South, where visitors can see a variety of works from 19th and 20th century American, European, African and African-American artists, as well as decorative arts, photography, and modern and contemporary art.
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  • Philips Arena

    Philips Arena

    1 Philips Dr NW
    4 acres, Philips Arena is Atlanta's state-of-the-art multi-purpose sports and entertainment complex.
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  • Museum of Design Atlanta

    Museum of Design Atlanta

    1315 Peachtree St
    Closed Monday, 10 AM - 5 PM Tuesday through Saturday, 12 PM to 5 PM Sunday. $10 (adult); $8 (senior, military, educators), $5 (youth up to 17, students with ID). A small, but densely packed museum. Offers various rotating design exhibits that are quite good. Check the website for regular special events, including "Drink in Design" Thursdays where the museum opens in the evening with special talks, drinks, and music.
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  • Atlanta Contemporary Art Center

    Atlanta Contemporary Art Center

    535 Means St NW
    11 AM - 5 PM Tue - Wed and Fri - Sat, 11 AM to 8 PM Thu, 12 PM - 5 PM Sun, Mon closed. $5 (general), $3 (students, seniors), free on Thursdays and for children under 5. Rotating contemporary art exhibitions. Check the website for closures due to installation.
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  • Margaret Mitchell House

    Margaret Mitchell House

    990 Peachtree St NE
    Open every day (except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Day and Thanksgiving Day) 10AM-5PM. $12 (adult); $9 (senior/student); $5 (child). A museum dedicated to Margaret Mitchell, the author of Gone With The Wind featuring her original home where she lived from 1925 to 1932 and wrote her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Those looking for a more complete Gone with the Wind experience should check out the Gone with the Wind Museum in Marietta.
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  • The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia

    The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia

    75 Bennett St NW
    Tue - Sat 10 AM - 5 PM, Sun and Mon closed. $5 (general), $1 (students and seniors), free for military with ID. Hosts both a permanent collection and temporary exhibitions with a focus on artists from the state of Georgia.
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  • William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum

    William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum

    1440 Spring St NW
    Through its exhibitions, publications, and resources, the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum of the Atlanta Jewish Federation explores Jewish heritage in general and as it relates to other cultures and religions.
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  • Earl


    488 Flat Shoals Ave SE
    A bar/grill that locals flock to for the burgers and beer. ($)
  • Sweetwater Brewery

    Sweetwater Brewery

    brews Georgia's finest beers locally
    Figuring it out as we go, and making kick ass beers along the way. We're not here for a long time... We're here for a good time.
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  • Atlanta Jazz Festival

    Atlanta Jazz Festival

    Welcome to the Official Atlanta Jazz Festival page! Held Memorial Day Weekend, the Atlanta Jazz Festival is one of the largest FREE Jazz Festival in the United States. For more info visit
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  • Atlanta Thrashers (NHL)

    Atlanta Thrashers (NHL)

    Philips Arena is consistently ranked among the top five concert & family entertainment venues in the nation and is home to the Atlanta Hawks.
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  • National Black Arts Festival

    National Black Arts Festival

    NBAF Connecting Communities - Celebrating 25 Years of Artistic Excellence in 2013
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  • Atlanta Film Festival

    Atlanta Film Festival

    [39] The Georgia Shakespeare Festival [40] presents plays from June through October at the Conant Performing Arts Center at Oglethorpe University.
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  • Eddie's Attic

    Eddie's Attic

    directly south of the square
    Bands usually play an all-ages and an adults-only show. Eddie's Attic is located at 515 N. McDonough (on the second floor of the former Belk's Department Store).
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  • Centennial Olympic Park

    Centennial Olympic Park

    The focal point of the 1996 Summer Olympic Games, Centennial Park has now become the center for tourism. Georgia Aquarium, the New World of Coke, CNN Center, Phillips Arena and Georgia Tech are all in walking distance of the park. In the winter the park features an ice skating rink and in the summer there are free concerts.
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  • Atlanta History Center

    Atlanta History Center

    This attraction features 32 acres of gardens
    The complex includes the 1840s Tullie Smith Farm, a fully restored 1928 Swan House mansion and Swan Coach House Restaurant. The Atlanta History Center's Buckhead campus expanded by 27,000 square feet including a 20,000 square-foot wing dedicated to memorializing the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games. It also has the largest private collection of Civil War memorabilia in the nation.
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  • Underground Atlanta

    Underground Atlanta

    50 Upper Alabama Ave
    Housed entirely underground, this shopping and entertainment district is a bustling hub for retail activity during the day and clubbing at night.
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  • Atlanta Cyclorama & Civil War Museum

    Atlanta Cyclorama & Civil War Museum

    800 Cherokee Ave SE
    $8 (Adults), $7 (Seniors), $6 (Children). Learn about Atlanta's Civil War History at this 100-year old attraction; home of the world's largest painting, which tells the history of the 1864 Battle of Atlanta through a massive circular painting and narrated dialogue. The painting is about 4-stories high and 358 feet in circumference, making it almost the same area as a football field. The name "cyclorama" comes from the display technique for this historical painting; as visitors watch from stadium seating the entire painting is rotated around them. The accompanying museum is also the home of the historic Civil War locomotive, "TEXAS" (hero of the "Great Train Race").
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  • Fox Theatre

    Fox Theatre

    660 Peachtree St NE
    Tours available M, W-Th 10AM; Sa 10AM and 11AM. $10 (adult); $5 (senior/student). A fabulous and historic Moorish style cinema and theater dating from the 1920s and now designated a National Historic Landmark.
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  • The Masquerade

    The Masquerade

    695 North Ave N E
    This turn-of-the-century mill building has been converted into a unique venue for concerts and live music. The upper parts of the mill are known as Heaven, and separate concerts often go on simultaneously below, in Hell.
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  • Ecco


    40 7th Street NE
    Great contemporary American food and cuisine with “European-inspired” influences with especially nice atmosphere inside, a large wine list, and some interesting cocktail selections,
  • Center for Puppetry Arts

    Center for Puppetry Arts

    The Center for Puppetry Arts is the largest organization in North America dedicated to the art of puppetry. Located in Midtown, the center offers performances from the Family Series for everyone and New Directions for adults. An interactive museum, Puppets: The Power of Wonder, is the largest puppetry museum in the United States.
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  • Atlanta Pride Festival

    Atlanta Pride Festival

    2013 Atlanta Pride: October 12-13 Piedmont Park
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  • Martin Luther King Jr Center

    Martin Luther King Jr Center

    450 Auburn Ave NE
    The memorial of Martin Luther King Jr. Which was established in 1968. The place shows Martin Luther King, Jr's nonviolent Social Change works. The historic site features a museum and preserves the neighborhood that includes Dr. King's birth home and Ebenezer Baptist Church. His Nobel Prize and tomb are also located here.
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EDIT THIS ITINERARY Our list of places in Atlanta uses some content from Wikipedia and Wikivoyage.