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“MLK Center” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site

Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site
450 Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30312 (Old Fourth Ward)
404 331 5190
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Ranked #7 of 195 attractions in Atlanta
Type: Historic Sites
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Start at the visitor center and then work your way around the three main sites in this historic park: the home in which the leader of the Civil Rights movement in America was born, the church where he preached and the memorial site where he is buried. A major Atlanta attraction, the park draws some 500,000 visitors each year.
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Jackson, MS
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“MLK Center”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

My family and I were very disappointed to see that the center was in such poor condition. It's hard to believe that as many people who are millionaires because of Dr. King is not making sure that the center that is dedicated to his name is not upkept the way it should have been. We had several young people with us who were not around when Dr. King was alive and we wanted very much to show them something that they could be proud of and learn more about the man. Very disappointed!

Visited May 2013
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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“Not able to see all exhibits”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

The Martin Luther king jr exhibits good but needs to be more preserved like famous white exhibits, and as a traveler not being able to see all exhibits because of water issues and told its closed indefinitely really dampers something that could be a once in lifetime trip, the exhibits that were accessible were very warm inside the areas, and tours to see the inside of birthplace home were so far spaced out I was there at 11am and told the house tours were not until 3:30pm if I would have known that in brochure I would have came at later time to exhibit.

Visited June 2013
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bournemouth uk
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“it gave us all alot to think about.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

very discreet, but poignant,reminded us just how animportant figure martin luther king was, how brave and dedicated to his lifes work, albeit cut very short.

Visited June 2013
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New York
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“Very Interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

This entire park is very interesting: His boyhood home, Ebenzier Baptist Church, the museum & the grave. My only surprise was how dirty the reflecting pool was. There was someone cleaning it but it was a bit surprising to see it was not pristine. That seemed a bit disrespectful to the memory of the man.
But, overall, it is worth the time to visit this park and it should not be missed.

Visited June 2013
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London
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“Quiet Reflection”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

A positive, educational and interesting experience. The museum is fairly small so the visit doesn't take long. The church, if open, is also worth a visit.

Visited May 2013
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