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6 ‘Can’t Miss’ Tourist Attractions in Atlanta, Georgia

Written by Shannon Durso

This blog post was updated on January 11, 2022.

When taking a trip to Atlanta, you should expect to find an incredibly diverse and fascinating city with many sights and activities to keep you busy during your stay. From historic museums to kid-friendly activities you’ll surely be satisfied with your stay here. And with the world’s busiest airport serving this great southern city, hunting down cheap flights to Atlanta isn’t all that tough.

Here are just six of the top tourist’s attractions in Atlanta that the whole family can enjoy.

Center for Civil and Human Rights

Center for Civil and Human Rights:

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Step into history at the Center for Civil and Human Rights. The center includes fascinating raw information from the American Civil Rights Movement during that 50s and 60s. Discover the inspiring history of the Jim Crow laws with speeches, television newscasts, photos, and more. Visitors will surely become more aware of the struggle both men and women faced during this time by reading the stories and studying the many pictures of the Civil Rights Movement. So, if you’re one who enjoys diving into history, purchase your ticket!

World of Coca-Cola

World of Coca-Cola

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Ever wonder where Coca-Cola’s world famous secret formula lives? It’s home is the World of Coca-Cola, of course! But the top secret soda recipe isn’t only what this establishment is all about. The World of Coca-Cola is comprised of a huge museum featuring Coke-brand paraphernalia, a journey to educate visitors on the history of Coca-Cola and how the company kept its best kept secret a tasting room where you can sample the brands most famous products, and a large gift shop for visitors to take home a Coke-related souvenir.

CNN Atlanta Studios

News junkies will love touring the global headquarters of CNN. Go behind the scenes on a 50-minute walking tour for an inside look at how the world’s largest news studio operates. The studio offers two different tours, the HLN Morning Express Tour with Robin Meade and the VIP Tour. All tours typically run every 20-minutes, but it is encouraged to purchase tickets beforehand to reserve your spot. Detailed information on tour times and ticket prices can be found on the CNN Studio Tours site.

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High Museum of Art
High Museum of Art

Atlanta’s world-class High Museum of Art boasts an impressive permanent collection, as well as a variety of well-curated temporary exhibitions throughout the year. The museum now has three new buildings and is recognized for its architecture and collections of art from the Renaissance to today. If you’re one who enjoys studying collections of paintings and art, both modern and contemporary, then be sure to add the High Museum of Art to your itinerary while in Atlanta.

Georgia Aquarium

Traveling with kids and not sure how to entertain them while in Atlanta? No worries, the Georgia Aquarium is there to help you out! Kids of all ages will be awed by the sea creatures and the activities offered. It’s the world’s largest aquarium and visitors will certainly be impressed to find more than 100,000 creatures. And if you’re feeling adventurous and daring, the aquarium offers the opportunity to dive or snorkel in the shark tank!

Atlanta History Center

Atlanta History Center

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If you’re in for a day of exploration than the Atlanta History Center is the place to go! It’s comprised of the Atlanta History Museum, Centennial Olympic Games Museum, Swan House, Smith Family Farm, the six historic gardens, and the Kenan Research Center. And don’t fret, you can visit one or ALL of these sites to learn more about the history and culture(s) of Atlanta, or simply stroll the Center’s stunning grounds.

About the author

Shannon Durso

If she’s not searching for the world's coolest destinations she has yet to explore, you can find her writing content at Fareportal or maybe even drooling over a foodies latest post. Shannon’s a Brooklyn native who enjoys good company, new adventures, and a great laugh!