The APEX (African American Panoramic Experience) Museum is another jewel on Auburn Avenue. The 100- year old building housing the APEX was built by African American brick masons. The APEX is also the only museum in Atlanta that has dedicated itself to telling the in depth, untold story of the people of the African Diaspora. Exhibits include the MAAFA or “African Holocaust” which tells the story of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, Africa-The Untold Story, and Sweet Auburn Street of Pride.
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Centennial Olympic Park
Originally built as a gathering place for residents and visitors during the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games, the park was redesigned for public use. Now more than 20 years after the games, the 21-Acre Centennial Olympic Park serves as a lasting legacy of the 1996 Summer Olympics for the city of Atlanta and the State of Georgia.Park is open 7am-11pm daily.
Children’s Museum of Atlanta
Children’s Museum of Atlanta offers hands-on programs and exhibits for children ages 0-8. With permanent and traveling exhibits, the programs are aligned with state and national Core Performance Standards. Other programs include, arts, live theater, social science, environmental science, nutrition and fitness and world history.
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CNN Studio Tours
Take a behind the scenes tour of the first 24-hour news network. The guided 50-miute tour will give you an inside look at a live broadcast of the world’s largest news organization.Call for ticket prices and tour schedule.
College Football Hall of Fame
This 95,000 square feet museum celebrates the best in college football. With a 45-yard football field and an abundance of interactive exhibits such as the Chic-Fil-A Fan Zone, College Football Hall of Fame is a great place to learn about the history of the college football and coaches and players it honors. Call for ticket pricing.
Learning is fun at the Georgia Aquarium. Come and see Southern sea otters, African penguins, beluga whales and more aquatic life than any other aquarium in the world. Experience animal encounters, live shows, and “Behind the Seas” tours. The Georgia Aquarium is also a great place to host an event.Call for more information on ticket pricing and rental fees.
High Museum of Art
The High Museum of Art is home to over 15,000 works of art. Nineteenth and twentieth century American art, African American art, modern and contemporary art are all a part of the permanent collection. The High offers student tours as well as resources for teachers.Call for ticket prices and exhibits.
Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., experience the life and legacy of this great man with a visit to the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site which includes the Visitors Center, birth home, Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, The King Center, Behold Monument and the World Peace Rose Garden.There is no fee to enter Martin Luther King Historic Site.
Home of the Atlanta Falcons Football and Atlanta United Soccer, Mercedes-Benz Stadium is a state of the art facility with impressive architecture and technology. Tours include locker rooms, the field, Window to the City, Skybridges and 100 Yard Club.Call for ticket prices and tour information.
National Center for Civil and Human Rights
The Center for Civil and Human Rights begins with the American Civil Rights Movement and culminates with the Global Human Rights Movement. Be inspired by the past and the present movements and resolve to keep an open dialogue about human rights. Call for ticket pricing and reservations.
Sweet Auburn Curb Market
“The Curb Market” is located in the Municipal Market building which was first opened in 1924. The market gets its name from it’s close proximity to Auburn Avenue, once the considered “the richest negro street in America” by Forbes Magazine. The market is home to great eateries, a book store, fresh produce and meats.Open Monday-Saturday 8am-6pm Open Sunday 12pm-5pm (some merchants may not be open on Sunday)
The Fox Theatre
One of the most iconic structures in Atlanta is The Fox Theatre. Take a guided tour of this famous venue and see the Orchestra Pit featuring Mighty Mo’ the world’s largest working Moller theatre organ. Don’t leave without enjoying one of their featured productions or concert.Call for tour prices and featured productions.
The Wrens Nest
Home of Joel Chandler Harris, author of the Uncle Remus Tales. The Wren’s Nest is dedicated to preserving the history and legacy of Mr. Harris and African American Folklore. A tour of the home wouldn’t be complete without a storyteller. It’s the great way to enhance your experience at The Wren’s Nest.Call to schedule tours and storytelling.
World of Coca Cola
Take a “sip” around the world in “Taste It” with over 100 beverages, visit the Vault where the secret formula is kept well hidden, sing along with ads from the past with Coca Cola TV, learn the history of Coca Cola and don’t forget to take a picture with Coca Cola Polar Bear. Just a pathway across from the Georgia Aquarium.Call for ticket prices.