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Michael C. Carlos Museum

571 South Kilgo Circle, Atlanta, GA 30322
404-727-4282
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Ranked #12 of 188 attractions in Atlanta
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Art Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: This 45,000-square-foot museum on the campus of Emory University is the largest natural history museum in the Southeast.
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Atlanta, Georgia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Architecturally designed by Michael Graves on the Emory Campus, this Museum is a jewel. The collection is top notch and the exhibitions are informative and well curated. A must see when visiting the city.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This museum is a pleasure to visit-intimate, well-lit and arranged, beautiful objects AND a delightful café and beautiful gift shop. Plus you are on Emory University campus, a lovely spot to stroll.

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Cumming, Georgia, USA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

A fascinating collection of Roman, Greek, Egyptian, African and American art Although the Carlos is small, each item on display is a gem. Other museums, such as the Met in New York, are stuffed with a huge number of antiquities, good, bad and indifferent. The Carlos exhibits, instead, are so remarkable and unique, a history buff can truly appreciate each... More

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Savannah, Georgia
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48 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

The Carlos is a small, but packed, gem of a museum, on the central Emory University quadrangle. The bad news: parking is practically non-existent. The good news: once you're inside, you might not want to leave. Beautifully presented, finely curated exhibits.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is an often overlooked gem for those who love history. Located on the Emory campus, this museum has a pretty good middle eastern and Egyptian section (not the British Museum), but still fascinating.

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Atlanta, GA
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148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Having gone to the museum to see the special exhibition on images of Rome (outstanding!), we were pleasantly surprised by the museum's collection of antiquities. They have an outstanding collection of Egyptian artifacts and substantial collections of Roman, Greek, Indian and Central and South American art and artifacts. The museum seems small from the outside but you can easily spend... More

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Newington, Ct
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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

There is a special exhibit on the top floor showing what Rome and nearby areas looked like in the 1500's. the detail is not to be believed! it's like a 3 D still movie except the artist lived in the past[1500s]. On the first floor, you will find many Egyptian artifacts including mummys; I sure wouldn't want want to be... More

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Beijing
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

This museum is small from the outside but is a real gem located inside the campus of Emory University. The displays are excellent and very educational. Although not as famous as other attractions in Atlanta, it is well worth a stop especially is you are on or near the Emory campus.

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Brentwood, Tennessee
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23 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Great private museum on the campus of Emory University. If you are interested in mummies, this is the museum worth checking out.

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Atlanta
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14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

I've lived here for several years and was surprised I never heard about this place before. My daughter and I found the mummies very cool and they, surprisingly, had quite a collection. We also liked the etchings of ancient Egypt on the floor. This museum is much smaller than any I've been to before and the corridors through it wind... More

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