While the National Center for Civil and Human Rights may not enjoy the same notoriety as its downtown Atlanta neighbors, it’s become an integral area attraction. The museum immerses visitors in oppressive, solemn struggles like a lunch counter sit-in simulation as well as the oral histories of the Freedom Riders. The educational experience encourages visitors to reflect on the human rights struggles of our past while inspiring global human rights of our future.
You probably know that the best attractions in Atlanta involve its status as a mecca for hip hop music, home to a burgeoning movie scene, ground zero for chaotic traffic (we're looking at you, snow storm of 2014) and as the U.S. capitol of unparalleled heat. But what you may not know is that the Georgia capital is a highlight reel of the best parts of the American South, and that’s where we’d like to enlighten you. From Southern-style restaurants to eclectic BBQ finds and some of the most entertaining festivals across the country, you're in for a wild ride when visiting town.
Here’s a compilation of places that show off the city’s hospitality, southern fried tendencies and rich history. Explore the various eateries, shops and attractions to visit that aren’t all dive spots, but are far enough off the beaten path to make you feel more like a local than a tourist.
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