Upgraded from a national historic site to a national historic park in 2018, The King Center is a steadfast reminder of the powerful effect Atlanta native Martin Luther King, Jr. has had on the world at large. The expansive area anchors on Auburn Avenue and includes MLK’s birth home (recently reopened for tours following renovation), Ebenezer Baptist Church, the Freedom Walkway and Reflecting Pool, and the tombs of Dr. King and his wife, Coretta Scott King, next to an eternal flame. Stop into Freedom Hall to purchase books and memorabilia, view African and Georgian art, plus exhibits honoring Mahatma Gandhi and Rosa Parks.
Although you will certainly have loads of fun at the Children’s Museum of Atlanta and the Center for Puppetry Arts, the best museums in Atlanta are most often than not adults-only affairs.
By showcasing the city’s unique identity as a majority-African-American town and international city (facts clearly affecting the best restaurants, festivals and things to do in town as well), these cultural destinations have helped define the Southern metropolis while defying the stereotypical boredom some might associate with excursions to museums.
Celebrate art, culture and the very essence of Georgia’s capital at these dazzlingly entertaining institutions.