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The beauty and intrigue of historic Atlanta sights and landmarks remind visitors of the city’s past amid a thriving urban setting. From African-American colleges and universities to the birthplace of Martin Luther King Jr. and The King Center, Atlanta’s past is at every corner. Immerse yourself in history, from the Civil War to the Olympics and beyond, at the Atlanta History Center. Other famous landmarks in Atlanta include restaurants, shopping districts, parks, museums and historic homes, all of which make a walk through Atlanta’s history an unforgettable experience. 

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