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APEX Museum

135 Auburn Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30303 (Downtown)
404-523-2739
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Ranked #82 of 194 attractions in Atlanta
Type: History Museums
Owner description: The Atlanta Apex Museum is entirely devoted to African-American history in order to promote cultural awareness and the societal contributions by... more » Owner description: The Atlanta Apex Museum is entirely devoted to African-American history in order to promote cultural awareness and the societal contributions by African-Americans in Georgia. From one of Atlanta's first Black owned business to pioneer stories to local historical information to baseball to videos at the Trolley Theater, the Apex Museum is full of artifacts, photographs, children's shows, presentations and more – all related to African-American culture, both past and present. « less
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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

On a recent trip to Atlanta I stopped by here. I actually stumbled into this museum by accident looking for the MLK museum and thinking it was it since they are nearby each other. What a great stumble! Loved the exhibits, very vivid and powerful. The staff was so friendly and welcoming. Every American child who lives or visits Atlanta... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

My girlfriend and I took our sons, (aged 8 and 9) this past weekend before school started for a little history lesson on African Americans - where we come from, where we've been and where we can go. We had a personal tour from Carlissa who did a great job of engaging the kids with questions and trivia along the... More

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Georgia
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65 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

This was a great opportunity to learn about the contributions of African Americans to American history (particularly in Atlanta and surrounding regions). The few exhibits they had were nice, but we left wanting more. I especially wanted a more balanced perspective of history. Some of the exhibits promote an entitlement or victim mentality rather than the victorious, resilient, and achieving... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

This was really good. History is told in true form here. It is small but will not break you if you go. Students get discounts here.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

The Apex pays homage to the tremendous contributions and contributions of Atlanta's African-American community. Serves as a cultural icon and reminder of that community's overall importance in Atlanta's growth, development, expansion and recognition as an international city. Great artwork and artifacts.

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Brooklyn, New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

Thought the trolley seating and the artifacts from the past were awesome. The wax figures really set the stage for history. It is smal. And we wished it was bigger, but it is a matter of funding.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2012

It had me looking for more, had a good time though

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Milledgeville, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2012

Recently I visited the Apex Museum as part of a Black History trip with a group of college students. Our tour guide left a lot of stuff up to us to figure out and talked to us as if we were third graders. "Yall do know what 'mulatto' mean right...?" They could have just said, "Mulatto means ..." and it... More

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