First Timer's Guide To Atlanta

First Timer's Guide To Atlanta

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You're in Atlanta for the first time ever. You've got 72 hours and an appetite for everything. Where do you start? Here's the answer.

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    Art and history museum. The Museum entrance is on the lower level in front of the park. Possibly one of the best views of the Atlanta skyline from the top of the arch. -- Jeremy Kobus via Foursquare
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    Once a month, the High hosts Friday Jazz, with live music performances and costumed models for visiting artists to sketch (pads and drawing boards provided). -- Travel + Leisure via Foursquare
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    The extensive landscaped grounds—which include a rhododendron garden that's spectacular in early summer—are wonderful for strolling. -- Travel + Leisure via Foursquare
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    Established in 1968 by Coretta Scott King, the Center is the official living memorial dedicated to the advancement of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Exhibits illustrate his life & teachings. -- HISTORY via Foursquare
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    The exhibits are wonderful in this museum. Take your time to read all of the history. The sit-in counter experience is a must. Don't forget to head downstairs to see the MLK artifacts. -- Dan via Foursquare
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    Don’t miss the adjacent Gone with the Wind Museum, filled with memorabilia from the movie, including Scarlett's bengaline honeymoon gown and the front door to Tara. -- Travel + Leisure via Foursquare
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    Near the parking lot is the Jackson St bridge over Freedom Pkwy. The photograph used as the primary iconic view of Atlanta for the 'The Walking Dead' TV show on AMC was taken from that vantage point. -- Chad Elkins via Foursquare
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    Walk into an exact replica of the Oval Office, see state gifts & special exhibits, & trace President Carter's life from his 6th grade reportcard to the actual Nobel Peace Prize awarded to him in 2002. -- Atlanta via Foursquare
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    If you buy a membership here, you get a 10% flat discount at Binders Art store and Sam Flax Art with all purchases. And you can come here for free. WELL worth the membership! -- Melanie Stevens via Foursquare
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    Discover the Human body through Facebook. Take an eight month journey through the amazing human body to discover each organ and system in a new way. -- Premier Exhibitions via Foursquare
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    Believed to be built around 1872, Hammonds House Museum is one of the three oldest homes in the West End. -- Scoutmob via Foursquare
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    At approximately noon on Jan 15, 1929, Martin Luther King Jr was born in an upstairs bedroom at this home and lived here until he was 12 years old. Visit the King Center to schedule a Ranger led tour. -- Oakland Cemetery via Foursquare
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