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Center for Puppetry Arts

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Address: 1404 Spring St NW at 18th, Atlanta, GA 30309-2820
Phone Number: 404 873 3089
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9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Fri 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: A performing arts center as well as a museum.

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Fun with My Granddaughter

What to do with a toddler in Atlanta? Visit the puppets! Actually the adults in the group had as much fun as my granddaughter. The Muppets were especially popular with our group... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

This place was ok. We couldn't really enjoy and appreciate it as this was a school field with time constraints. Older kids were not that interested in as was the smaller kids.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is a standard field trip for every elementary school in Atlanta. Your children will love the experience.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Was looking forward to touring but renovations has all but the performing area closed. Check with them after October to see if the whole facility is opened.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

What to do with a toddler in Atlanta? Visit the puppets! Actually the adults in the group had as much fun as my granddaughter. The Muppets were especially popular with our group. I was fascinated by the international puppets. Puppets definitely appeal to everyone no matter what your age. We opted not to see a puppet show because we didn't... More 

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lawyerdaggett
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I took my 4-year old Grandson to the Center recently to see Click Clack Moo. I was so impressed with the performance. He was fascinated and smiled the whole time. I'm not sure who enjoyed it more, though. The performers were talented and engaging, and there is hidden adult humor. The theater was reasonably comfortable and upgrades are underway. I... More 

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Stone Mountain, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

One of a tiny handful of serious puppet theaters and venues. Both children's and adult performances are artisanal and 5 star.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We took the small. Children ahead 18 months to 8- it wasn't the best show they have ever done but the children were spell bound. After all they are the target audience. ( yes I thought the story a bit silly) however this book is extremely popular with 2-4 year olds! Strange they didn't sell the book at the shop... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

I loved coming here and seeing all the different sorts of puppets. I went with my father (I'm in my 20s, Dad's on his 50s), and still very much enjoyed it. I recommend it, as it's likely not on many tourist's places to visit, and was an enjoyable experience

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Catoosa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

First, remember that kids love puppets...so don't go expecting a museum atmosphere. Older puppet/muppet fans will love this place. From the moment you walk in and see those giant Pinocchio legs coming out of the ceiling, you know it's going to be just what you expected. Miss Piggy on display, the puppet history room, the puppet show...added up to a... More 

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San Francisco, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I would not visit here again unless the entry fee was reduced. Yes there are a great assortment of puppets, but it is extremely too high verses paying to go just across the street and see a part of history for less than half the price.

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