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“Shameful condition of site considering the magnitude of the man!” 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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Atlanta Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #5 of 239 things to do in Atlanta
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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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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Shameful condition of site considering the magnitude of the man!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Visited the site today and think it is an embarassment to Atlanta, the State of Georgia and the country as a whole, that a man who literally forged the civil rights movement is resting in such a cold, callous tomb amidst shallow concrete wading pools in disrepair. The center is very interesting and even knowing the poor condition of the premises (in particular the area where his tomb is), i cannot fathom that there is not a single plant, flower, foliage to adorn the tomb which sits on a round, cold, concrete platform in the middle if a wading pool that has paint cracking, discolored, dirty and is not operating as it was clearly intended, as a type of waterfall from one pool to the next. Shameful! I took some friends from Europe who were aghast at how we honor the resting place of a national hero.

Having said my piece, the visit is still worth it, if only in honor of the man, Dr. King.

Visited June 2013
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Folsom, California
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“Marvelous look at King's early influences”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Loved the focus on his early family life and influences. Very moving experience. Easy to get to on the 99 bus.

Visited June 2013
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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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