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Best Things To Do in Atlanta

Sure, Atlanta is a commercial hub, but it's also a sightseer's dream. There are scenic parks like Piedmont Park, unique entertainment venues like Fox Theatre, plus one of the country's best panda exhibits at the zoo. History buffs, shopaholics and night owls will likely all find something to pique their interests: from Civil War museums, to the boutiques in the Virginia Highland neighborhood and the bars of East Atlanta. Families flock to spots like the interactive Georgia Aquarium, Turner Field, and the World of Coca-Cola.

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#1
Fox Theatre
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.5

Why go: The Egyptian-theme Fox Theatre is home to the Atlanta Opera and the Atlanta Ballet, but Broadway musicals and different bands ... read more»

#2
Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site Free attraction
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.5

Why go: For a glimpse of our nation's history, head to the Sweet Auburn neighborhood. There you'll find the modest ... read more»

#3
Piedmont Park Free attraction
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.5

Why go: Adjacent to the Atlanta Botanical Gardens in Midtown, Piedmont Park is the perfect place to spend a lazy afternoon. Picnic ... read more»

#4
Turner Field
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: If you're a fan of baseball, you can't pass up a visit to Turner Field. Home of the ... read more»

#5
Atlanta History Center
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: Located in one of the trendiest neighborhoods of the city, the Atlanta History Center seeks to explore Atlanta's past ... read more»

#6
Oakland Cemetery Free attraction
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: As the only cemetery in town for a 34-year period, the Oakland Cemetery has a great cross section of the ... read more»

#7
Centennial Olympic Park Free attraction
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: Sandwiched between the Georgia Aquarium and the CNN Center is the Centennial Olympic Park, a 21-acre patch of land that ... read more»

#8
Stone Mountain
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: Standing tall in this 3,200-acre park is a massive quartz monzonite mountain etched with the images of three famous ... read more»

#9
Atlanta Botanical Garden
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: The Atlanta Botanical Garden should be a plant lover's first stop in the city. It covers a magnificent and ... read more»

#10
CNN Center
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Overall Rating: Rating: 3.5

Why go: The headquarters of the CNN news network feature a handful of ways to try your hand at putting together the ... read more»

#11
High Museum of Art
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Overall Rating: Rating: 3.5

Why go: The High Museum of Art's aesthetics begin with the physical structure itself. The Richard Meier-designed building is covered in ... read more»

#12
Georgia Aquarium
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Overall Rating: Rating: 3.5

Why go: Admission is a little pricey but worth it for the world's largest aquarium. It features 80,000 animals, covering ... read more»

#13
World of Coca-Cola
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Overall Rating: Rating: 3.5

Why go: Stop here if you're a fan of the world's most popular soft drink. Sitting near the Georgia Aquarium ... read more»

#14
Wren's Nest
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Overall Rating: Rating: 3.0

Why go: Located in Atlanta's historic West End neighborhood, the Wren's Nest is the former home of "Brer Rabbit" author ... read more»

#15
Zoo Atlanta
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Overall Rating: Rating: 2.5

Why go: Zoo Atlanta is said to be average at best, with the exception of its Panda exhibit. It has a very ... read more»

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