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“Ok with a discounted ticket” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Michael C. Carlos Museum

Michael C. Carlos Museum
571 South Kilgo Circle NE, Atlanta, GA 30322
+1 404-727-4282
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Ranked #22 of 327 things to do in Atlanta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Owner description: The Carlos Museum is one of the Southeast's premier ancient art museums with major collections of art objects from ancient Egypt, Nubia, Near East, Greece, Rome, ancient Americas, Africa, and Asia, as well as a collection of works on paper from the Renaissance to the present.
Atlanta, GA
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“Ok with a discounted ticket”
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.

Visited March 2014
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Hidden Treasure”
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 children.

Visited August 2013
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Atlanta, GA
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“Hidden Treasure”
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 many of the displays.

So many treasures, including the oldest mummy in the Western hemisphere! Every display was just perfect. It is quite dark in the mummy display areas- but for obvious reasons.

Don't miss the bookstore- just outside the museum entrance. Tiny but loaded with some wonderfully interesting items.

Downside- the parking can be difficult- especially when classes are is in session. Also the gentleman in the bookstore was too preoccupied watching a movie to wait on us.

Visited June 2014
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Columbus, Georgia
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“Ancient History buff's dream”
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 lovely as well.

Visited March 2014
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“Great ancient treasure”
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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