Sights to See, Atlanta

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    Martin Luther King Jr. Birthplace

    by meteorologist1 Written Jan 18, 2014

    Fondest memory: This home located at 501 Auburn Avenue in Atlanta was the birthplace and home of Martin Luther King Jr., leader of the American civil rights movement. This home is part of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site and tours are given daily to visitors. Well worth it to learn about this great historical figure and the neighborhood he grew up in.

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    Altanta Citypass

    by DarleneCMF Updated Oct 6, 2010

    Favorite thing: If you are spending a few days in Atlanta and planning to check out many local attractions, then I recommend getting the CityPass (http://www.citypass.com/atlanta). In May2010, it cost $74 per adult ticket. It was worth it for us because we were able to use all except 1. :)

    Fondest memory: I will remember Atlanta because it was my whole family's first trip outside the country. :)

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    Olympic Games 1996

    by tpangelinan Written Sep 16, 2006

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    Favorite thing: Atlanta was the proud host of the 1996 Olympic games openning day July 19th and closing August 4th. All over the city you will see monuments like these to preserve the memory. 197 nations were represented that year with over 10,000 athletes and almost 50,000 volunteers

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    Ebenezer Church and Martin Luther King Jr.

    by MarvintheMartian Written Jan 5, 2005

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    Favorite thing: The area around the Ebenezer Baptist Church is a focal point in Atlanta for the Civil Rights Movement. It is the area in which Martin Luther King grow up and preached as an assistant pastor.

    Today the area around Alburn Avenue is acknowledged as National Park Historic District and was established in 1980.

    Fondest memory: More information here:

    http://www.nps.gov/malu/

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    Margaret Mitchell House

    by seagoingJLW Written Feb 25, 2003

    Favorite thing: Visit the home of Margaret Mitchell. there is a guided tour that begins in the Visitors Center.

    Fondest memory: The Margaret Mitchell House and Museum is located at 999 Peachtree Street NE. That is at the corner of Peachtree and 10th.

    Phone: 404-249-7012

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    Cyclorama

    by seagoingJLW Written Feb 25, 2003

    Favorite thing: Visit the Cyclorama, a vivid retelling of the Battle of Atlanta. It is, of course, a panoramic painting.

    There is also a civil war museum there with The Texas a civil war era train that was involved in the great locomotive chase.

    Fondest memory: It is located at the south side of Grant Park.

    For tickets phone:
    404-624-1071

    For general information phone:
    404-658-7625

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    Centennial Olympic Park

    by cobrioc Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Atlanta is the capital of Georgia. Federal and State Governments draw visitors and employees to this southern transportation hub.

    Fondest memory: The Atlanta Falcons, the Atlanta Braves, the Atlanta Hawks, and the Atlanta Thrashers are the major professional football, baseball, basketball, and hockey teams that call this city home.
    Atlanta hosted the 1996 Summer Olympic Games, which was the 100th anniversary of the modern Olympic Games.

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    Georgia State Capitol

    by cobrioc Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Atlanta is the capital the largest city of Georgia.

    Fondest memory: An 1889 building with a dome topped with native gold. Georgia's capitol houses many attractions.
    Capitol Hill at Washington Street. Atlanta.Ga.
    Open Mon- Fri 8am-5pm.

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    Underground Atlanta

    by cobrioc Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Favorite thing: This megalithic, 12 acre underground structure in the heart of Atlanta's megalopolis was built in the 1800's and was the actual street level. The area, like a huge mall, has the fell of busting streets, complete with street
    signs. There are over 100 restaurants, nightclubs and retail stores here.

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    Atlanta

    by cobrioc Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Favorite thing: The city has three main areas, Buchead, Midtown and Downtown, which run North to South.

    Fondest memory: Buchead is a mecca for shopping and night
    life.
    Midtown is a great place to eat and take in the arts at the Woodruff Arts Center.
    Downtown is home to Underground Atlanta and Sweet Auburn, Martin Luther King Jr.'s neighborhood.

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    CNN Studio Tour

    by frankcanfly Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Atlanta is the world headquarters for the CNN cable news network. They offer a 'behind the scenes' studio tour for $8.

    Fondest memory: There is no photo-taking allowed... I was 'reminded' after I snapped this photo of the news researchers....

    At the top of the photo, you can see the desk where they sit in front of the cameras to talk.....

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  • View at the top of the Westin

    by williammadden Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Favorite thing: The People are so Nice and Helpful.

    Fondest memory: WHen my ex-girlfriend and I went out to dinner and took a carriage ride around the city and then went to the top of the Westen Hotel for Drinks. The view is secound to none

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    The guy who made Mount...

    by bottleofdoom Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Favorite thing: The guy who made Mount Rushmore carved this piece as well. According to the info
    we obtained there, the carvers had a full dinner on the shoulder of General Robert
    E. Lee while taking a break from the carving. They set up a 4 person table & had a
    rather elegant dinner up there.

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    Well, Stone Mountain is on the...

    by bottleofdoom Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Well, Stone Mountain is on the outskirts of Atlanta. It's very all-American. They have
    a laser show at night & everybody buys fried chicken & iced tea. Then they lay
    on their blankets on the lawn whilst they consume their edibles & watch a cheesy lightshow that ends in beautiful, red, white & blue fireworks. It's enough to make an
    American puke...I mean PROUD.

    Fondest memory: All in all, Stone Mountain is very cool to experience because it's a big hunk of granite
    in the middle of nowhere. You get to ride a gondola to the top or if you have enough
    stamina, you can climb. Climbing down is even funner. They have a gift shop & lots of
    info about the place at the top. It's rather windy up there, but in the summer it don't
    matter.

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    Visit Stone Mountain - largest...

    by teddyp Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Visit Stone Mountain - largest piece of exposed granite in the world and (fun fact) biggest gathering of rednecks anywhere in the world on a weekend (see the above picture) for the laser light show on the side of the mountain.

    Fondest memory: The Olympics of 1996 wins this hands down.

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