Exploring Atlanta

Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark

The arrival of Atlanta’s first public skatepark was greeted with great excitement – with a real life skateboard legend breaking it in. Located alongside the Atlanta BeltLine corridor in the…

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Jackson Street Bridge

This is the go-to vista for Atlantans and tourists alike when it comes to capturing the iconic Atlanta skyline. While its popularity has spiked in recent years due to its…

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Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Park

The Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site represents the lives and legacies of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his wife, Mrs. Coretta Scott King. Contributing features include Dr.…

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Sweet Auburn Historic District

Stroll down Sweet Auburn Avenue, the heart of African-American commerce and culture in Atlanta at the turn of the century. Discover landmarks of the Civil Rights Movement, and several historic…

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Krispy Kreme on Ponce

If you’ve never been to a Krispy Kreme, I mean a real Krispy Kreme with all the cogs and belts exposed — this is the one to go to. Most…

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The Municipal Market in Sweet Auburn

Founded in 1918 as an open air market, The Municipal Market opened the doors to its new building in 1924. Referred to as the Curb Market by locals, it houses…

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Inside the Plaza Theatre, courtesy of plazaatlanta.com

Plaza Theatre

We are Atlanta’s oldest operating and only independent cinema since 1939! Text and photos from the Plaza Theatre website Designed by architect George Harwell Bond, the Plaza Theatre opened on December…

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Atlanta History | Atlanta's Historic Fire Station 6

Historic Fire Station 6

Fire Station No. 6 was built in 1894 and served the “Sweet” Auburn community until 1991. Hear about the desegregation of the Atlanta Fire Department and view a 1927 American…

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"Homage to King" by Xavier Campaney Medina, photo courtesy of ocaatlanta.com

Homage to King

This dramatic sculpture, a profile of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., his arm outstretched, welcomes people to the King National Historic Site at the southwest corner of Boulevard and Freedom…

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Art in the Krog Street Tunnel photo, courtesy of Josh Hallet (Hyku on Flickr)

Krog Street Tunnel

Photo above courtesy of Josh Hallet. (CC BY-SA 2.0 License) The Krog Street Tunnel is a tunnel in Atlanta known for its street art. The tunnel links the Cabbagetown and…

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Oakland Cemetery, photo courtesy of oaklandcemetery.com.

Oakland Cemetery

Less than a mile from the heart of downtown Atlanta, a hidden treasure, a secret sanctuary, welcomes you. This garden cemetery, founded in 1850, is the final resting place of…

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Historic Fourth Ward Park

Historic Fourth Ward Park

Historic Fourth Ward Park is perhaps the most visible sign for most Atlantans of the transformative nature of the Atlanta BeltLine. Dedicated by Mayor Kasim Reed on June 18, 2011,…

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