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The King Center, Atlanta

#11 of 29 in Sightseeing in Atlanta
Landmark Tourist Spot
Established in 1968 by Coretta Scott King, The King Center is the official, living memorial dedicated to the advancement of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., leader of America’s greatest nonviolent movement for justice, equality and peace.
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  • I was looking for things to do in ATL while my husband worked during the day and I came across The King Center. I was able to tour the house MLK was born in, the guides (rangers) were very organized a...  more »
  • For the second year in a row, my grade level took our second graders on a field trip here and we will certainly be back next year. As part of a special event, we got to hear a panel of speakers: Lonni...  more »
  • We spent about 4.5 hours here on our visit. It's free, which is rare in Atlanta. It's in teh Sweet Auburn district, which in itself is historical. You can tour the childhood home of Dr. King, but you ...  more »
  • My Kindergarteners loved it. We were on the grounds for 1.5 hrs, but I wish we had more time. The center had ample restrooms and we had our snack at the rose garden. Excellent field trip!
  • I wanted to give ths place 2 stars only because it needs to renovated bad. The exhibits are lacking donations and materials. The items they do have are old and need to updated or replaced. A lot of the informative displays are peeling off the walls. They need a lot of money to reinvent the entire place. The best part is the outside which is nicely kept, but it also needs more out there to be reflective of the time, his life in Atlanta, or interactive.
  • When you first walk up you think its an exhibit for Ghandi😣 Thought MLK did say he liked Ghandi and his works,Ghandi shouldnt be the headliner. Smh. The exhibit needs remodeling. Sadly it looks the same when i visited as a child. It is free and runs off of donations so while you are there put something inside those little boxes you will see throughout.
  • It was great! Super informative! I liked the videos playing in each like alcove of the exhibit and all the informational pieces to read as well.
  • Everything I 💭 and more. At least my mom had a great time and that is all that matters to me.

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