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29 Best Atlanta Attractions Every Tourist Must See

Atlanta is a lively city with a wide range of attractions and activities for travellers. Despite being known more as a commercial hub, it’s multicultural population has helped Atlanta showcase its diversities in art, history, architecture and music through there many city highlights. Whether you crave the outdoors or prefer to dive between the clearance tables at the shopping malls, Atlanta can make it happen.

29 Most Popular Attractions in Atlanta

1. Oakland Cemetery

    Founded in 1850,Oakland Cemetery is Atlanta’s third largest public green space and the city’s oldest cemetery. Located just minutes from downtown Atlanta,
  • Adults $12; Child/Seniors $6
  • 404-688-2107
  • Oakland Cemetery, Oakland Avenue Southeast, Atlanta, GA, United States
  • Daily

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2. Margaret Mitchell House

    The Margaret Mitchell House is a historic local tourist attraction in the heart of Midtown Atlanta. Although a part of the Atlanta History Centre, The
  • Adults $13; Seniors/Students $10; Children $8.50
  • 404.814.4062
  • Margaret Mitchell House, Crescent Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA, United States
  • Mon-Sat 10:00am–5:30pm

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3. LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Atlanta

  • From $15.95-$27.95
  • LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta, Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA, United States
  • Sun-Fri 10am-5pm; Sat 10am-7pm

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4. Centennial Olympic Park

  • Free
  • 265 Park Ave W NW, Atlanta, GA 30313, United States
  • Daily 7am-11pm
  • 1

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5. Stone Mountain Park

  • From $15-$40
  • 1000 Robert E Lee Blvd, Stone Mountain, GA 30083, United States
  • Daily 10am-5pm
  • 1

6. CNN Center

  • Free
  • 190 Marietta Street NorthWest, Atlanta, GA 30303, United States
  • Daily 9am-5pm
  • 2

7. Georgia Aquarium

  • Adult $31.95; Child $27.95
  • 225 Baker St NW, Atlanta, GA 30313, USA
  • Mon-Fri 10am-9pm , Sat-Sun 9am-9pm
  • 2

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8. Six Flags White Water

  • Adult $41.99; Child $36.99
  • Six Flags White Water, Cobb Parkway North, Marietta, GA, United States
  • Daily 10am-7pm

9. World of Coca Cola

  • Adult $16; Child $12
  • World of Coca-Cola, Baker Street Northwest, Atlanta, GA, United States
  • Sun-Thurs 10am-5pm; Fri&Sat 9am-5pm
  • 2

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10. The Children’s Museum of Atlanta

  • $14.95
  • Children's Museum of Atlanta, Centennial Olympic Park Drive Northwest, Atlanta, GA, United States
  • Mon,Tues,Thur,Fri 10am-4pm; Sat-Sun 10am-5pm

11. Atlanta Silverbacks Park

  • Varies on the game
  • Atlanta Silverbacks Park, Atlanta Silverbacks Way, Atlanta, GA, United States
  • Mon-Fri 10am-12pm/am; Sat 9am-4pm; Sun 9am-10pm

12. Atlanta Contemporary Art Center

  • Free
  • Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Means Street Northwest, Atlanta, GA, United States
  • Tues,Wed,Fri,Sat 11am-5pm; Thurs 11am-8pm; Sun 12pm-4pm

13. Museum of Design Atlanta

  • Adult $10; Chils $5
  • Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA), Peachtree Street Northeast, Atlanta, GA, United States
  • Tues-Fri 12pm-6pm;Sat 10am-6pm; Sun 12pm-6pm

14. Rialto Center for the Arts

  • Varies on the event
  • Rialto Center for the Arts, Forsyth Street Northwest, Atlanta, GA, United States
  • Mon-Fri 10am-4:30pm

15. Atlanta Botanical Garden

  • Adult $21.95; Child $15.95
  • Atlanta Botanical Garden, The Prado Northeast, Atlanta, GA, United States
  • Tues-Sun 9am-5pm

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Recommended Atlanta Guided Tours

If you want to learn about some of the treasures Atlanta has to hold, one of the best ways to do so is on a tour. Go behind-the-scenes of one of the largest news networks in the country by touring CNN Atlanta Studio Tour, where you get to watch live news feeds, learn how the forecast is told and how the anchors prepare for the news. If you’re a big fan of the hit T.V. series The Walking Dead, then you’ll love the Walking Dead Big Zombie Tour where you get to learn about how the series is filmed, and what goes into production.

Best Family Attractions in Atlanta

The World of Coca-Cola is a great place for your family to learn about the most beloved drink on the planet. You get to see how the idea for Coca Cola was formed, how it’s made and mass produced for stores.

If that isn’t exciting enough, visit the Georgia Aquarium where you get to see an entire undersea world loaded with fish, sharks, and other aquatic animals. They held the record for the largest indoor aquarium from 2005-2012. For more unique animals on land, visit the Atlanta Zoo. They are the fourth facility in the US that house a pair of Chinese Pandas along with hundreds of other exotic animals that you can meet.

Most Popular Shopping Areas near Downtown Atlanta

The Peachtree Center is one of Atlanta’s exquisite malls. The architecture allows for shoppers to walk across the skywalk to transport easily between the connected buildings. There are floors of retail shops, restaurants and great views of Atlanta to enjoy.  The Underground Atlanta is another popular shopping location with six full blocks of entertainment, shopping, food, and history. If you’re in town on Wednesdays, try the Food Truck where you can sample all sorts of foods from different vendors.

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