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“A little dated but it works” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Atlanta Cyclorama & Civil War Museum

Atlanta Cyclorama & Civil War Museum
800 Cherokee Dr SE, Atlanta, GA 30315 (Grant Park)
404 658 7625
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Ranked #26 of 143 Attractions in Atlanta
Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
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Owner description: In the 1880s, before there were epic motion pictures, there were Cycloramas. This 42-foot-high cylindrical oil painting depicts the Battle of Atlanta in 1864. Viewed from a 360-degree rotating platform, the vivid details of this historic Civil War battle are now restored and enhanced with music, narration and sound effects. Accompanying the Cyclorama is the Civil War Museum, highlighted by a steam locomotive from 1862.
Atlanta, Georgia
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“A little dated but it works”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

There's a lot of great history here and the cyclorama is a great work of art; however it's just not that great it could be much more.

Visited November 2012
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“Cyclorama amazing, museum a let down, great guide”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Things I enjoyed
- the cyclorama is fantastic you feel completely like you are in the painting
- the audio tour during first turn really gets you to feel like you are in the civil war battle whilst providing a nice amount of information
- our guide was absolutely fantastic giving us insights to the cyclorama, history of how it got to Atlanta etc.
- I enjoyed that the cyclorama was close to the actual historic location of the battles as I felt it connected it better to the history.

Negative sides in my view
- there was a long, more than 1h wait for the next tour
- the civil war museum is very small and does not provide the same level of information a the cyclorama. I would have enjoyed it more if the guide from cyclorama would have provided some color
- the cyclorama does not have any coffee shop to hang around although there is grant park cafe about 5 min walk away

However overall it was definitely worth a visit and I recommend.

Visited February 2013
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norwich
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“Surrounded by a painting!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

Great guide who was knowledgeable and very passionate on the subject matter. Would liked a few more exhibits to make a longer stay.

Visited February 2013
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Texas
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“A Must See”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

View Civil War battles on a huge circular painting with three-dimensional figures in the foreground. An amazing human accomplishment and helps one to understand the topography and battles around and in Atlanta. Not to be missed!

Visited October 2012
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Battle of Atlanta”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

This is a large painting on and off canvas, it is a must see, the civil war battle of Atlanta, very interesting and unusual.

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