|#1 of 30 Things To Do in Atlanta|
~0.14 miles from Atlanta city center
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|#2 of 30 Things To Do in Atlanta|
~0.14 miles from Atlanta city center
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Downtown Atlanta is the first and largest of the three financial districts in the city of Atlanta. Downtown Atlanta is the location of many corporate or regional headquarters, city, county, state and federal government facilities, sporting facilities, and is the central tourist attraction of the city. The largest financial district also contains striking architecture that dates back to the 1800s while maintaining a modern look and feel. Finally, the area is also the location of the hub of MARTA rail lines and where the major Interstates meet each other with two of them forming the Downtown Connector.As defined by the Central Atlanta Progress (CAP) organization, the area measures approximately four square miles, and had 23,300 residents as of 2006. This area is bound by North Avenue to th...
|#3 of 30 Things To Do in Atlanta|
Rialto Center for the Performing Arts
~0.16 miles from Atlanta city center
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Traveler Description:Georgia State University 's Rialto Center for the Performing Arts is an 833-seat performing-arts venue located in the heart of the Fairlie-Poplar district in downtown Atlanta . Attraction type: Theaterhttp://firstname.lastname@example.orgAddress: 80 Forsyth Street NorthwestAtlanta, GATel: 404 651 1234
|#4 of 30 Things To Do in Atlanta|
The Catholic Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
~0.27 miles from Atlanta city center
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Their Mission StatementThe Catholic Shrine of the Immaculate Conception strives to live the Gospel of Jesus Christ as a welcoming community of diverse Christians, seeking spiritual growth and providing compassionate outreach.
|#5 of 30 Things To Do in Atlanta|
CNN Studios Center
~0.33 miles from Atlanta city center
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Visitors begin their tour at CNN Center with a ride on the world’s largest free-standing escalator, which once moved visitors to a human pinball machine ride in an indoor amusement park, The World of Sid and Marty Krofft. The towering escalator now takes visitors up 200 feet to a 50-foot globe. Inside, they view CNN footage at interactive kiosks.From the walkway used on the tour, visitors look down to the floor of the atrium, which contained the amusement park’s indoor ice rink. Now the portion of the atrium is used for a food court and has floor tiles in the outline of a world map. Brass disks are inserted in locations where CNN has stations.In the Control Room theater, the tour guide shows a video replicating the fast pace of the TV news world and takes questions from visitors.
|#6 of 30 Things To Do in Atlanta|
APEX Museum (African American Panoramic Experience)
~0.38 miles from Atlanta city center
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|#7 of 30 Things To Do in Atlanta|
Centennial Olympic Park
~0.39 miles from Atlanta city center
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Centennial Olympic Park is a 21 acre (85,000 m²) public park located in downtown Atlanta, Georgia, USA that is owned and operated by the Georgia World Congress Center Authority. The park was built by the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games (ACOG) as part of the infrastructure improvements for the Centennial 1996 Summer Olympics. ACOG's chief executive, Billy Payne, conceived it as both a central gathering location for visitors and spectators during the Olympics and as a lasting legacy for the city.
|#8 of 30 Things To Do in Atlanta|
~0.39 miles from Atlanta city center
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|#9 of 30 Things To Do in Atlanta|
Georgia State Capitol
~0.42 miles from Atlanta city center
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The Georgia State Capitol, in Atlanta, Georgia, in the United States, is an architecturally and historically significant building. It has been named a National Historic Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In addition, it is the working center of Georgia's government. The offices of the governor, lieutenant governor, and secretary of state are on the second floor, while the General Assembly meets on the third floor from January to April. There are also visitors' galleries and a museum on the fourth floor.
|#10 of 30 Things To Do in Atlanta|
240 Peachtree Street NW Atlanta GA - 404.220.3000
~0.45 miles from Atlanta city center
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AmericasMart-Atlanta is the apparel mart, gift market, home accents, home furnishings and area rugs showcase for retail buyers and wholesalers.
|#11 of 30 Things To Do in Atlanta|
Georgia State University
~0.46 miles from Atlanta city center
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Georgia State University (GSU) is an urban research university in downtown Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Founded in 1913, it serves over 30,000 students, and is one of the University System of Georgia's four research universities. The current university president is Mark P. Becker.
|#12 of 30 Things To Do in Atlanta|
Georgia World Congress Center
~0.51 miles from Atlanta city center
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The Georgia World Congress Center is the major convention center in Atlanta. It is the fourth-largest convention center in the United States at 1.4 million square feet and hosts more than a million visitors each year.At the time it opened in 1976 the Georgia World Congress Center was the first state owned Convention Center in the United States. The A, B, and C buildings of the GWCC (the actual Convention Center), Centennial Olympic Park and the Georgia Dome are all run by the Georgia World Congress Center Authority under the auspices of the State of Georgia and funding for new expansions and other major project come from the Georgia General Assembly.The GWCC is located in downtown Atlanta at 285 Andrew Young International Blvd. NW, adjacent to Centennial Olympic Park, the Georgia Dom...
|#13 of 30 Things To Do in Atlanta|
The Children's Museum of Atlanta
~0.53 miles from Atlanta city center
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Attraction type: Hands-on Children's museum, Museumaskme@imagineit-cma.orgAddress: 275 Centennial Olympic Park Drive NW Atlanta, GA 30313Tel: 404 659 5437Fax: 404-223-3675
|#14 of 30 Things To Do in Atlanta|
Philips Arena - Atlanta Hawks - Atlanta Thrashers
~0.54 miles from Atlanta city center
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The Philips Arena is located next to the CNN Center in downtown Atlanta. It is the home of the Atlanta Hawks NBA basketball team, the Atlanta Thrashers NHL hockey team, and the Georgia Force AFL arena football team.
|#15 of 30 Things To Do in Atlanta|
Atlanta International Museum of Art and Design
~0.57 miles from Atlanta city center
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|#16 of 30 Things To Do in Atlanta|
225 Baker Street Atlanta GA - 404-581-4000
~0.61 miles from Atlanta city center
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The World’s Largest and Most Engaging Aquarium.The Georgia Aquarium, located in Atlanta, Georgia at Pemberton Place, is billed as the "world's largest aquarium" with more than 8.1 million US gallons (31,000 m³) of marine and fresh water housing more than 100,000 animals of 500 different species. The aquarium's notable specimens include four young whale sharks, three beluga whales and two manta rays.Funded mostly by a $250 million donation from Home Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus, the aquarium was built on a 20 acre (81,000 m²) site north of Centennial Olympic Park in downtown Atlanta. Marcus credited his 60th birthday dinner at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in 1990 as among the inspirations behind his desire to build an aquarium in Atlanta.
|#17 of 30 Things To Do in Atlanta|
Luckie Marietta District (Neighborhood)
300 Marietta Street Street N.W. Atlanta GA
~0.61 miles from Atlanta city center
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Located at the epicenter of Atlanta’s four world-class attractions - the Georgia Aquarium, CNN Center, Georgia World Congress Center/Georgia Dome and Centennial Olympic Park - Luckie Marietta District is the walkable, accessible and vibrant city center Atlantans and travelers have long desired. The district has sprung from the streets to revitalize a quintessential in-town experience and connect it with exciting entertainment, hotel accommodations and dining destinations - all within walking distance. Current offerings include 15 restaurants, 11 attractions, four hotels and a helipad, which all add to the excitement of this energetic and innovative district.
|#18 of 30 Things To Do in Atlanta|
Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC)
1 Georgia Dome Drive Northwest Atlanta GA - 404-223-9200
~0.67 miles from Atlanta city center
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Sports and entertainment complex
|#19 of 30 Things To Do in Atlanta|
Castleberry Hill (Neighborhood)
~0.76 miles from Atlanta city center
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Castleberry Hill is a neighborhood in central Atlanta, Georgia located adjacent to and southwest of the Central Business District. It is a federally recognized historic district since 1985 and became a City of Atlanta Landmark District in 2006. A designated 'landmark' district' helps preserve the neighborhood from overzealous developers.It also contains the Castleberry Hill Art District. In recent years, the area has experienced an influx of residents and new businesses. The area near the intersection of Peters Street and Walker Street is home to a growing number of small art galleries, restaurants, and loft residences. The area also offers pristine local shopping, including a high-end streetwear boutique called Urban Fusion. Other notable area eateries include Slice, a ...
|#20 of 30 Things To Do in Atlanta|
Georgia Dome - Atlanta Falcons
~0.77 miles from Atlanta city center
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The Georgia Dome, the largest cable-supported domed stadium in the world, opened in 1992. Located in downtown Atlanta, the Dome is the home venue for the Atlanta Falcons, host to Super Bowl XXVIII and XXXIV, host of the gymnastics and basketball events for the 1996 Olympic Games and host to both a Men's and Women's NCAA Final Four.Annually, the Dome hosts the Bank of America Atlanta Football classic, the SEC Football Championship and the Chick-fil-A Bowl. The Dome is equipped to handle large non-sporting events which include everything from major trade shows to concerts by such entertainers as the Rolling Stones and Backstreet Boys to religious events by such ministers as Billy Graham and T.D. Jakes.
|#21 of 30 Things To Do in Atlanta|
Ebenezer Baptist Church of Atlanta
~0.88 miles from Atlanta city center
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This sanctuary became a spiritual haven for civil rights activists when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. served as senior pastor in the 1960s. On the self-guided audio tour, King's inspirational sermons will take visitors back in time, while the new Horizon Sanctuary across the street is home to the present day congregation, highlighted by its traditional tabernacle choir.
|#22 of 30 Things To Do in Atlanta|
Martin Luther King Jr. Center
~0.94 miles from Atlanta city center
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Coretta Scott King started the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change in the basement of the couple's home in the year following King's 1968 assassination. In 1981, the center was moved into a multimillion dollar facility on Auburn Avenue, near King's birth home and next to Ebenezer Baptist Church, where he preached from 1960 until his death.In 1977, a memorial tomb was dedicated, and the remains of Martin Luther King Jr. were moved from South View Cemetery to the plaza that is nestled between the center and the church. Martin Luther King Jr.'s gravesite and a reflecting pool are also located next to Freedom Hall. Mrs. King was interred with her husband on February 7, 2006.As of 2006, the King Center is a privately owned inholding within the authorized boundaries of...
|#23 of 30 Things To Do in Atlanta|
~0.94 miles from Atlanta city center
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The Science & Technology Museum of Atlanta, usually known as SciTrek, was located at 395 Piedmont Avenue (33.766°N 84.3816°WCoordinates: 33.766°N 84.3816°W) in Atlanta, Georgia, next to the Atlanta Civic Center. It was forced to close in August 2004 due to reduced federal and state funding, as well as poor fundraising results, but hoped to reopen again later. All of its displays were sold or auctioned on January 15, 2005.Founded in 1988, SciTrek-The Science & Technology Museum of Atlanta is a museum was one of the top ten science centers in the U.S., SciTrek housed more than 140 exhibits appealing to all age ranges. The interactive displays offered visitors the opportunity to explore and discover the marvels of the scientific world, with a special Kidscape section specially designed fo...
|#24 of 30 Things To Do in Atlanta|
~1.00 miles from Atlanta city center
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Herndon Home was the Atlanta, Georgia mansion home of Alonzo Franklin Herndon, a rags-to-riches hero who was born into slavery, but went on to become Atlanta's first black millionaire. He founded the Atlanta Life Insurance Company.Built in 1910 and located at 587 University Place NW in the Vine City neighborhood, it was declared a National Historic Landmark in 2000. It had previously been declared a "landmark building exterior" by the city of Atlanta in 1989.The vacant Herndon Building on Auburn Avenue, where Alonzo built his business, was already in very poor condition and was seriously damaged in the 2008 Atlanta tornado (which also passed very close to the home). It was demolished in late April 2008.The Herndon Building was one of three contributing properties in the Sweet Auburn ...
|#25 of 30 Things To Do in Atlanta|
Atlanta Civic Center
~1.00 miles from Atlanta city center
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|#26 of 30 Things To Do in Atlanta|
Centennial Place (Neighborhood)
~1.01 miles from Atlanta city center
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Centennial Park (Nashville) is a large urban park located approximately two miles (three km) west of downtown Nashville, Tennessee, across West End Avenue (U.S. Highway 70S) from the campus of Vanderbilt University and adjacent to the headquarters campus of the Hospital Corporation of America.Lake Watauga is a small artificial lake in Centennial ParkThe 132-acre (0.53 km2) park was originally farmland that had belonged to Anne Robertson Johnson Cockrill. She was the first teacher in the state and sister of General James Robertson (commonly referred to as the "Father of Middle Tennessee". She and her family came from Wake Co, NC to Fort Nashboro (now Nashville) in the Donelson Flotilla, led by Andrew Jackson's wife Rachel's father, John Donelson. They stopped for the winter in 1776 ...
|#27 of 30 Things To Do in Atlanta|
~1.11 miles from Atlanta city center
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Oakland Cemetery is the oldest cemetery, as well as one of the largest green spaces, in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. Founded as "Atlanta Cemetery" in 1850 on six acres (2.4 hectares) of land southeast of the city, it was renamed in 1872 to reflect the large number of oak and magnolia trees growing in the area. By that time, the city had grown and the cemetery had enlarged correspondingly to the current 48 acres.Since then, Atlanta has continued to expand, so that the cemetery is now located in the center of the city. Oakland is an excellent example of a Victorian-style cemetery, and reflects the "garden cemetery" movement started and exemplified by Mount Auburn Cemetery in Massachusetts.The original 6 acres (24,000 m2) of Oakland remains one of the oldest historical plots of land in Atlanta,...
|#28 of 30 Things To Do in Atlanta|
Morris Brown College
643 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. Atlanta GA - 404-739-1000
~1.15 miles from Atlanta city center
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Morris Brown College (MBC) is a four-year, private, coed, liberal arts college located in the Vine City community of Atlanta, Georgia, United States. It is a historically black college, affiliated with the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Morris Brown College was a member of the Atlanta University Center until it lost its accreditation and federal funding in 2002 because of a financial mismanagement scandal during the 1998–2002 tenure of Dr. Dolores E. Cross as school president. The United Negro College Fund also terminated its support for Morris Brown College.
|#29 of 30 Things To Do in Atlanta|
Georgia Tech University
~1.18 miles from Atlanta city center
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The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the nation's top research universities, distinguished by its commitment to improving the human condition through advanced science and technology.Georgia Tech's campus occupies 400 acres in the heart of the city of Atlanta, where 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students receive a focused, technologically based education.Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), the Institute offers many nationally recognized, top-ranked programs. Undergraduate and graduate degrees are offered in the Colleges of Architecture, Engineering, Sciences, Computing, Management, and the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts. Georgia Tech is consistently ranked in U.S. News & World Report's top ten public universities in the United Stat...
|#30 of 30 Things To Do in Atlanta|
~1.25 miles from Atlanta city center
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The Fox Theatre (often marketed as the Fabulous Fox) in Atlanta, Georgia is one of the grand movie palaces built in the United States in the 1920s. It is located at the corner of Peachtree Street and Ponce de Leon Avenue in Midtown Atlanta. The theatre's unique origin and Moorish design sets it apart from others of the era including those bearing the Fox Theatre name in other cities. It currently hosts a variety of cultural and artistic events including the Atlanta Ballet, a summer film series, and performances by national touring companies of Broadway shows.