Must-see Attractions in Midtown Atlanta
Located less than a mile north of Centennial Olympic Park, Midtown Atlanta is bustling with art and energy. Midtown is home to the classics, to dynamic new works, and art with an edge.
Atlanta Botanical Garden
Renowned plant collections, beautiful displays, and spectacular exhibitions make the Atlanta Botanical Garden the loveliest place in town to visit or host an event in every season. An urban oasis in Midtown, the Garden includes 30 acres of outdoor gardens, an award-winning Children’s Garden, a one-of-a-kind Canopy Walk through Storza Woods, and the innovative Edible Garden featuring an Outdoor Demonstration Kitchen. The Fuqua Conservatory is an organic biosphere and home to important collections of tropical palms and conifers.
Picture a community with unsurpassed architectural quality, a fusion of functionality and finesse that combines an attractive mix of affordable, middle-income and up-scale housing with world-class restaurants, theaters and retailers. Atlantic Station comprises the majority of the area’s retail and office space. Shop at Dillard’s, GAP, and H&M, catch a flick at the 18-screen Regal Cinemas, and enjoy a delicious meal at The Pig & the Pearl or Yard House. On the right day, you might even catch a beer festival or an outdoor movie showing in Atlantic Green.
Center for Puppetry Arts
Since 1978, the Center for Puppetry Arts has introduced millions of visitors to the wonder and art of puppetry, and has touched the lives of many through enchanting performances, curriculum-based workshops and the hands-on Worlds of Puppetry Museum. Patrons of all ages will be able to find an exhibit that suits their fancy. The Worlds of Puppetry Museum features the Jim Henson Collection Gallery, the definitive collection of more than 500 puppets, props, and costumes honoring his legacy with the largest collection of such items in the world!
Known to locals as “The Fox”, this exotic styled downtown landmark brings Atlanta the best in performance entertainment including Broadway shows, the Atlanta Ballet, Billboard’s top music concert tours, and its original purpose: classic feature films. Travel back in time to 1929 as you ascend stone staircases, down steel freight elevators, and gaze up as “clouds” drift across an Arabian night sky to see why The Fox Theatre is #2 on Trip Advisor’s list of Things To Do in Atlanta.
High Museum of Art
From a stately home on Peachtree Street to its current award-winning buildings in a spectacular setting, the High Museum of Art in Midtown Atlanta has become the leading art museum in the Southeastern United States. The High boasts a celebrated collection of classic to contemporary art, as well as renowned architecture by Richard Meier and Renzo Piano. With a dynamic schedule of special exhibitions, an extensive collection, innovative educational and family programs, meeting and event facilities, the Museum Shop, and several dining options, there is something for everyone at the High.
Piedmont Park is the premier green space and central gathering place of Atlanta with postcard views of the Midtown Atlanta skyline. The picturesque park features walking/jogging paths, picnic facilities, playgrounds, tennis courts, public swimming pool, two ponds and dog park. Piedmont Park is home to many of Atlanta’s largest annual events including the Atlanta Dogwood Festival, Atlanta Jazz Festival, the Gay Pride Festival, and Screen on the Green.
Scad Fash Museum of Fashion + Film
SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film celebrates fashion as a universal language, garments as important conduits of identity, and film as an immersive and memorable medium. Situated within the SCAD Atlanta campus, SCAD FASH focuses on the future of fashion design, connecting conceptual to historical principles of dress whether ceremonial, celebratory or casual and welcomes visitors of all ages to engage with dynamic exhibitions, captivating films, and educationally enriching events.
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