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Downtown Atlanta is filled with fun things to do

Downtown Atlanta is filled with amazing experiences for families, friends and fans. Start with this list of can’t-miss things to do in  Downtown Atlanta including major attractions, delicious dining, arts and culture, and, of course, sporting events. Many of these attractions are located within walking distance of Centennial Olympic Park, where you’ll also find the Atlanta Visitor Information Center and its colorful new mural as well as three Tiny Doors.

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Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame

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Live the Ultimate College Football Fan Experience
Broadcast with the ESPN College GameDay crew, browse decades of memorabilia, interact with legends and learn about your favorite Hall of Fame inductees. Once you’ve tackled that, try your luck at a field goal.

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Georgia Aquarium

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Journey Under the Sea
Georgia Aquarium is something you should “sea” to believe. Stare in awe at the sheer variety of marine life on display, peek at puffins and penguins or feed the dolphins after their spectacular show. Don’t miss the opportunity to check swimming with whale sharks off your bucket list.

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World of Coca-Cola

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Search for the Secret Formula
Experience the history of the world’s most famous soft drink. Walk through fascinating exhibits at World of Coca-Cola, get nostalgic looking at classic ads and see a replica of the bottling process. Get a peek at the vault containing the secret formula and tempt your taste buds with a sample of more than 100 beverages from around the globe in the tasting room.

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Atlanta Magic Theater

Expect an Evening of Elegant Illusion
Hilarity and magic blend together to create an outstanding evening with tons of audience involvement. Peter Morrison’s performance delights and amazes everyone, so play your cards right and see this marvel of a show.

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Centennial Olympic Park

Embrace the Heart of Atlanta
Pay homage to Atlanta’s Olympic legacy, take a selfie with the Olympic rings, splash around in the Fountain of Rings, enjoy a nice picnic or play on the lush green space with Downtown views in every direction. Many of Atlanta’s top attractions, restaurants and venues are only steps away.

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Children’s Museum of Atlanta

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Get Hands-On With the Love of Learning
Kids and grown-ups alike will love the 3,000-square-foot Children’s Museum of Atlanta. Climb through the layers of Earth, journey across the continents, deliver food from farm to table, then build or paint a masterpiece, all before storytime!

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Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park

Walk in the Footsteps of Civil Rights Icons
Visit the birth home of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and see where he preached at Ebenezer Baptist Church. Explore his legacy at The King Center established by Coretta Scott King as well as their final resting place. See Dr. King’s Nobel Peace Prize and the key to his room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis.

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Mercedes-Benz Stadium

See Superstars at a Stellar Stadium
Score some of the best seats in town for an Atlanta Falcons (NFL) game, Atlanta United FC (MLS) soccer match or a high-energy concert at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Check out the daily tours to see amazing artwork and behind-the-scenes areas rarely open to the public. Connect with the community for yoga, art and other events at The Home Depot Backyard.

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Municipal Market Company

Sweeten Your Visit With a Savory Snack
This urban farmers market offers everything from seafood, farm-fresh meat and produce to unique eateries serving arepas and barbecue. Pro Tip: Don’t stop after the bookstore, bakery and killer burger. While you are there, see if the market is having a culinary tour, storytelling, cooking classes or community event.

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National Center for Civil and Human Rights

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Be Inspired by Heroes Past and Present
Connect the American civil rights movement to current human rights issues through moving, experiential exhibits at The National Center for Civil and Human Rights. Interact with history to understand your role in the dream and the future.

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Skyview Atlanta

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Get a Sky-high View of the City
Ride a SkyView Atlanta gondola to experience the city from 20 stories up. It’s a thrilling view during the day and a breathtaking sight at night. You’ll see everything from Stone Mountain Park to Midtown’s Georgia Tech campus.

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State Farm Arena

Are You Ready for THIS Arena?
State Farm Arena is home to the Atlanta Hawks (NBA) and some of the city’s hottest concerts year-round. The arena is also packed with notable eateries from B’s Cracklin BBQ to the always-lively Zac Brown’s Social Club. It truly has everything you need for a modern fan experience including Killer Mike’s SWAG Shop.

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Tabernacle

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All Together Now
Come let your full-on fandom fly at one of Atlanta’s most unique music venues. Tabernacle, a concert hall which began life as a church over a century ago, is chock-full of character and regularly features internationally known acts, all within walking distance of the rest of downtown Atlanta.

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