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Michael C. Carlos Museum

571 South Kilgo Circle, Atlanta, GA 30322
404-727-4282
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Ranked #14 of 194 attractions in Atlanta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Lilburn, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This is a great place to bring friends or visiting family. The artifacts include South American, Asian, Roman and Egyptian findings (including mummies). There's plenty to see here and the staff is very friendly. This is one of Atlanta's very own hidden treasures.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Looking to do something "non-touristy" in Atlanta, we took an afternoon trip to this museum on Emory's campus. What a find! Free parking on campus in summertime was plentiful, even with construction, and admission was only $8. We visited the ancient Americas exhibit on the first floor and were so well satisfied with the collection that we never made it... More

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Huntsville, Alabama
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Seeing the great reviews of the museum, we decided to visit here for the afternoon. It is a small museum, but in my opinion just the right size as it finishes just before the overwhelming number of exhibits feels sickening, which I experience at many museums. Though you must pay for parking, we were told if you enter after 1pm,... More

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Atlanta, GA
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63 reviews 63 reviews
16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

It is a small museum with some Egyptian mummies on display as well as items from other native populations. It was not memorable.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

To fully appreciate the Michael C. Carlos Museum, a love of ancient history and antiquities is a must! If not, you could breeze through the museum in less than an hour. The building is beautiful. The permanent collection and exhibitions are top notch! I would caution bringing elementary-aged children. The dim lighting and small placards may be off-setting to younger... More

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Atlanta, GA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Never heard much about this museum on the Emory University campus in Atlanta, GA. WOW- spent about 3 hours there on Father's Day. My 88 year old dad thoroughly enjoyed himself as did my sister and I. Believe admission was only $8.00. Spend the few extra $ for the headset in order to listen to the in-depth information available for... More

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Columbus, Georgia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

If you don't have a love of ancient history, you will probably not be enthused by this museum. If you do, then it's a must see. The mummies and Egyptian collection are probably my favorite, but there are plenty of Greek and Roman artifacts as well along with a little bit of everything. Parking is free and Emory's campus is... More

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

A great visit and a good place to teach children about ancient civilization. The mummies might be a bit scary, but a proper explanation will help. Highly recommended.

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Tyrone, Georgia
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96 reviews 96 reviews
42 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I'll begin by saying that to really appreciate this museum, you should have an interest in ancient history and antiquities. If not, you may find yourself breezing in and out of the museum in about 45 minutes or less. The museum building is beautiful. The galleries are all very similar in that the objects are behind glass that is flush... More

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Seminole, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Great collection of ancient worlds, I especially visited the Egyptian and Nubia collection. Best in the Southeast.

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