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Want to get out and have a great time without putting a big dent in your wallet? Check out these fun, free and cheap things to do in Atlanta. From national landmarks like the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park to all-you-need-is-a-camera murals and public art sightseeing, Atlanta is full of entertainment that will help you stay within your budget without sacrificing all the fun. Explore more great deals and discounts on attractions and things to do in Atlanta.

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Fernbank Museum

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Meander Through the Mesozoic
Get up close and personal with the dinosaurs at Fernbank Museum of Natural History. This museum is an adventure for all who dare and takes travelers back in time to see giant creatures of the Mesozoic – including one that measures more than 120 feet long.

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Downtown

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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Midtown

Alliance Theatre

Catch a Broadway Play Before It Hits Broadway
Musicals, dramas and classical favorites light up Atlanta’s theater scene. See groundbreaking performances at the Tony Award-winning Alliance Theatre for a perfect ending to your evening.

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Eastside

Atlanta BeltLine

Walk, Bike, Run on Atlanta BeltLine
Explore miles of Atlanta BeltLine by foot or on two wheels. Once you work up an appetite, stop in at one of the many spots along the path to relax and refuel. With all the changing artwork, unique neighborhood shops and restaurants, the BeltLine is an easy way to stay active in Atlanta.

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Midtown

Atlantic Station

Treat Yourself
See a movie, concert, tennis match or a Cirque du Soleil show. Then browse major retailers and find a local boutique in this walkable, outdoor shopping haven. Pack a spare suitcase for all the goodies you will bring back from Atlantic Station.

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Gwinnett

Buford Highway

Explore Atlanta’s International Restaurant Scene
The endless restaurant options offer a global culinary adventure like no other neighborhood. This six-mile stretch of highway serves up metro Atlanta’s best Colombian, Korean and Mexican cuisine with farmers markets, dive bars and karaoke tucked in between.

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Downtown

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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Eastside

Criminal Records

BREAK OUT THE VINYL
While you’re exploring the funky Little Five Points neighborhood, be sure to flip through Criminal Records’ stellar vinyl collection. The legendary record shop is locally owned and independently operated with comics, Funkos, posters, apparel and more.

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Eastside

Dad’s Garage Theatre Company

Laugh It Off
In search of a good laugh? Look no further than award-winning Dad’s Garage improv comedy theater located just off of Edgewood Avenue in Atlanta’s Historic Old Fourth Ward neighborhood. With a variety of shows and a fully stocked bar, this is a can’t-miss activity for an unscripted night out.

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Eastside

Historic Oakland Cemetery

Raise Your Spirits With History and Mystery
Historic Oakland Cemetery is alive and kicking. The infamous scenic resting place for more than 70,000 residents includes Atlanta legends such as author Margaret Mitchell, professional golfer Bobby Jones and Atlanta’s first African-American mayor, Maynard Jackson. The cemetery also frequently hosts events including Halloween tours, regular weekend tours and a Harvest Hunt.

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Midtown

Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company

Hear the Resounding Voice of Storytellers
Celebrate with bold artists of all cultures as they continue the rich tradition of black storytelling on stage. The shows here will leave you with a powerful message that educates, entertains and delights.

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Eastside

Krog Street Market

Hang Out in a Hubbub-filled Food Hall
If variety is the spice of life, then Krog Street Market is on fire. A bustling hub of authentic eats built into a 1920s warehouse space, this market has everything the stomach could crave. You can find tapas, burgers, Paleo fare – and don’t forget the thirst-quenching beverage selection. While food and drink may be the highlight, don’t miss flowers and gifts galore and the famous Krog Street Tunnel just down the BeltLine.

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Downtown

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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Murals & Public Art

Marvel at Magnificent Murals
The city’s vibrant street art is on full display. Many murals come to life during annual collaborative community art events like Forward Warrior, ELEVATE and Living Walls. Artists are drawn to Atlanta to create these must-see canvases throughout the city.

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Midtown

Piedmont Park

Play in the Park
Truly experience The City in the Forest with a walk or bike ride through Piedmont Park, home to Atlanta Botanical Garden and Lake Clara Meer. Whether you are going to a festival, taking a sunset stroll or walking your pooch to the dog park, this is the place to be on a beautiful day.

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Eastside

Ponce City Market

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Savor the Flavor of Atlanta
Take the trail to Ponce City Market, home to a number of famous chef-owned restaurants, quick service fare and a mixture of both national and local retail options. Head up to The Roof at Ponce City Market, one of the best rooftops and most romantic views in Atlanta, for classic carnival amusements, miniature golf and a giant slide at Skyline Park. If you need provisions while you’re up there, fill ‘er up at Nine Mile Station and RFD social.

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Downtown

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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Tiny Doors

Knock Knock, Y’all
Want to discover Atlanta’s best hangouts with a scavenger hunt? Keep an eye out for Tiny Doors ATL, the itty-bitty art installations beloved by locals. These six inch doors guide you through ATL’s neighborhoods and attractions and reflect the city’s creative vibes. TIP: Start at the Visitor Center in Centennial Olympic Park, where three of artist Karen Anderson Singer’s imaginative doors fit within an augmented reality mural made by local Atlanta artists, Lotus Eaters Club.

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Cobb | Cumberland

Truist Park at The Battery Atlanta

Charge Up at The Battery
When the Braves play at home, take an outing to Truist Park for a lively game-day atmosphere. Between games, slide into The Battery Atlanta for restaurants, bars, shops or a concert at Coca-Cola Roxy Theatre.

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Eastside

Zoo Atlanta

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Haven’t You Herd?
Join the migration as you travel into true-to-life habitats for elephants, giraffes, zebras, Southern white rhinos and more. You’ll also see the only giant panda twins, Ya Lun and Xi Lun, in the U.S. plus many more animal friends and other exciting exhibits. A fun-filled exploration of the animal kingdom awaits.

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