Quality Hotel Downtown
89 Luckie St.
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: (404) 524-7991
Fax: (404) 524-0672
89 Luckie St., Atlanta, GA, US, 30303
- Phone: (404) 524-7991
- Fax: (404) 524-0672
Arts & Museums
For those who can't get enough of Gone With the Wind, this permanent exhibit provides an interesting glimpse into the author's life. Featured on the fifth floor of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library's main branch, the exhibit displays reproductions of the Gone With the Wind manuscript, Margaret Mitchell's library card, an original movie script and other rare artifacts. The exhibit is open during library hours and is free to the public. For those who want to learn even more, the Margaret Mitchell House and Museum is located just up the road in Downtown Atlanta.
Although this small Buckhead gallery is dedicated to showcasing the work of disabled artists, the focus is squarely on the art, not the circumstances of its creator. Work in many mediums by a wide range of professional and promising artisans is on display, with many pieces for sale. Visit Arts for All Gallery for its uniqueness and inspiring artworks.
This downtown complex features not only the global headquarters of CNN and Turner Broadcasting, but an Omni hotel, several fine restaurants and a nice selection of boutiques and shops. Take a tour of the CNN studios for a behind-the-scenes look at news in the making, grab a meal at Bugatti's, and stick around for a taping of one of the popular shows telecast daily. In order to guarantee a place in a show's audience, be sure to reserve a seat in advance.
Imagine the fun your family can have at Atlanta's own children's museum located only footsteps away from the Georgia Aquarium and Centennial Olympic Park in the heart of downtown's cultural district. Imagine It! The Children's Museum of Atlanta is designed for children 8 years old and under, but welcomes children (and adults) of all ages. The museum features four permanent exhibits that explore food, nature, engineering and artistic expression. Highlights include a giant ball machine, painting wall, sand sculpture station and hands-on water feature where children don raincoats and splash away. The museum also hosts traveling exhibits and regularly features special stage shows and educational programs.
College Football Hall of Fame is located in the vicinity of other downtown landmarks like the Centennial Olympic Park and CNN Center. It commemorates the outstanding achievements of American college football league players and coaches. Some of the Hall of Famers include the likes of Steve Bartkowski, Art Shell, Tommy Kramer and Charles Alexander. Spread over 94,256 square feet (8.76 square meters), this museum features myriad displays and interactive exhibits. Visitors can peruse football memorabilia and relics, engage in multimedia activities, or catch indoor sporting action at their 405 square-foot (37.62 square-meter) arena. This establishment also features a theater and entrance to the Georgia World Congress Center.
The African-American Panoramic Experience is a museum that catalogs the history of Atlanta's Sweet Auburn neighborhood. Located near the boyhood home of Martin Luther King, Jr., the APEX also serves as the nation's foremost center for the study of African-American history. There is a replica of a Sweet Auburn Avenue drugstore and barbershop, as well as a theater trolley car which shows an introductory video. This important cultural museum offers visitors a chance to explore a part of Atlanta and her history that is often overlooked.
Atlanta's most famous invention is also the world's most popular soft drink and nowhere is this more clear than at this unique downtown museum. The new 20-acre (8.09 hectare) complex features a 4D cinematic experience, and the largest collection of Coke memorabilia ever assembled, including a pop-culture gallery. The museum draws many visitors, and features an exhaustive look at the history, manufacture and distribution of Coca-Cola. Perhaps the most popular phase of the tour is the final stop, where guests are invited to sample vast and various recipes of Coke as it is marketed throughout the world. Hours change daily, so visit their website for up-to-date information.
Eyedrum is the perfect venue, to catch the best of contemporary arts in vibrant Atlanta. Be it music concerts, art exhibitions, film openings or book readings - you can all catch them here at this multi-arts space. It is also a favorite joint for upcoming local bands. Check the website for detailed schedule of events.
This 2013 addition to Downtown Atlanta is quirky and fun. The Mammal Gallery is a contemporary art gallery as well a performance space. With hues of pink, this artistic place has a colorful graffiti facade which is a welcoming sight. Those who love alternative rock will love this venue. Some of their previous listings are New Animal, Hellier Ulysses, Currency and Guerilla Toss. The Mammal Gallery has also hosted the 2013 Atlanta Underground Film Festival.
Besides housing the governor's office and the state legislature, the Georgia State Capitol preserves and represents the state's rich and diverse history both inside and out. Named a National Historic Landmark in 1977, the Capitol is made of Indiana limestone and Georgia marble, with a golden dome that rises more than 240 feet (73 meters) from the rotunda floor. Free guided tours are available on weekdays. The Georgia State Museum of Science and Industry is housed on the first and fourth floors.
The King Center was built to commemorate the contributions of the civil rights activist and leader Martin Luther King Jr. The memorabilia and artifacts displayed here give visitors a sneak peak into the life of this eminent personality and his ideologies. The center contains his crypt which was moved from the South- View Cemetery. There is an Eternal Flame symbolizing the hope of Dr. King that lives on. The Freedom Hall contains major exhibits and a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi. Frequented by eager tourists and students, this place provides an interesting and educating experience.
The iconic Martin Luther King, Jr. needs no introduction, and the Visitor Center at the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site is a great point of departure to a new insight. A time line along the wall of the museum at the Visitor Center leads one through the American Civil Rights Movement, the photographs supported by descriptive narratives. A featured exhibit and video showcases at the theater are also equally visitor centric and suitable for most ages. It is easy to forget that the lobby is primarily an information center to help visitors with their queries, from the complex to the mundane. The Martin Luther King, Jr. Visitor Center not only has all the answers, but raises a few pertinent questions as well.