Centennial Olympic Park
Centennial Olympic Park
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7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
Built for the 1996 Summer Olympic Games, this public park offers weekly free concerts, a dancing water fountain for the kids and a memorial quilt in remembrance of the victims of the 1996 Olympic bombing.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • liz
    Houston, Texas6 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    I was expecting a bit more 🤷🏽‍♀️
    The Sky ride had a Great View! AC keeps you cool! You go around 3 times and that’s it. Not for “thrill-seekers”. I didn’t get a alcoholic beverage but they are offered before you get in line. Not sure if it’s worth the price but I enjoyed it. The windows could also be cleaned a little better for pictures/videos. Took a few pics & left.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written July 28, 2023
  • Gene K
    Salisbury, North Carolina1,220 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Downtown Park
    A great attraction in downtown Atlanta. Nice water features as well as play areas for children. The city did a great job turning this site of tthe 1996 Olympics into a user friendly park.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written September 2, 2023
  • Tanya T.
    Illinois1,616 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great for a morning walk
    Nice park to visit for experiencing sky views from the Ferris wheel. I thought the price was steep for the experience. However, it is a nice park and close to other attractions like the aquarium and Coke world. If you like being outdoors, it's great for a lunch or resting. There is also a playground if you are traveling with kids.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 30, 2023
  • jehenson81
    Washington DC, District of Columbia24,884 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun to Walk Around
    This park was right next to my hotel and very close to where I was going for work. I walked through it a few times. There is a lot to see. The Rings are the perfect photo op and there are great views of downtown Atlanta. There are a lot of homeless people wandering around but there is also a police/security presence. It didn’t take very long for me to systematically work my way through the park and see everything. The most humbling thing was the Quilt of Remembrance in honor of those killed and hurt during the bombing. And in the same area there is a fountain honoring Richard Jewell who was vilified until he was finally cleared and named a hero for his actions that day. It was great to see this place that was all over the news when I was a kid and see where it all happened.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written October 25, 2023
  • WilliamWillieWilson
    Nashville, Tennessee1,618 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a visit
    This is certainly not one of the greatest highlights of Atlanta, but it’s a worthy stop if you’re waiting for your reservation to come up at the Coca-Cola Museum or aquarium. The park is beautifully lit at night with a view of museums, the Ferris wheel, and downtown Atlanta. You can take selfies by the Olympic rings, find a tiny memorial in the middle of a fountain to the 1996 bombing, and even see the imprint of one of the nails from the bomb in the green, fanlike statue nearby. It’s a pleasant and large area with fountains and pathways, but it doesn’t take long to see and will be uncomfortable during the cold winter days or the infamous summer humidity.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written January 2, 2024
  • Sara G.
    Saint Louis, Missouri528 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Downtown Greenspace
    Centennial Olympic Park commemorates hosting of the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. Serving as both a commemorative site and a hub for community engagement, the park offers a green space connecting the bustling city on all sides. There are numerous statues and fountains scattered throughout the park. The park started a trend for a remarkable wave of economic revitalization in downtown Atlanta, spawning numerous restaurants, hotels, and retail establishments in its vicinity.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled on business
    Written March 20, 2024
  • MTMHampshire
    667 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely park, good info provided
    Lovely park in the city, built at the time of the 1996 Olympics. A nice place to go and also nice exhibits and history. The names of medal winners are recorded on rocks. Atlanta really celebrates hosting the 1996 Olympics.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 19, 2024
  • Curious Cat
    37 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Park off and relax
    Free entry but only from 7am but its worth getting there earlier for a walk around the park to watch the sunrise. Smallish park. Opens onto another park with access to the main Atlanta attractions
    Visited June 2024
    Traveled on business
    Written June 8, 2024
  • Nazmul H
    83 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice place to unwind with friends
    I absolutely love Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta, especially the area around the Olympic Rings. It's one of my favorite spots in the city. The park is beautifully maintained, providing a perfect blend of green space and urban vibrancy. Sitting by the Olympic Rings, you can feel the history and excitement of the 1996 Summer Olympics. It's a great place to relax, chat with friends, and enjoy some snacks. The atmosphere is always lively, with families, tourists, and locals all enjoying the surroundings. The fountains near the rings are a highlight, especially on a hot day. Watching the kids play in the water is always heartwarming. The park also hosts various events and concerts, adding to its dynamic charm. Whether you're looking for a peaceful place to unwind or a vibrant spot to socialize, the Olympic Rings at Centennial Olympic Park offer the perfect setting. It's a must-visit for anyone in Atlanta!
    Visited June 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written June 23, 2024
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MommaPreacher
31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This was the location of the Atlanta Chinese Lantern Festival in January. It was the perfect size for their set up.The Amphitheater was covered just enough to keep up dry from the gentle sprinkles of rain while we watched the special show. The lights were fantastic.
Written January 7, 2020
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Briana Hernandez
San Antonio, TX36 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Huge Park in the middle of downtown ATL. Just walking around the park you see a lot of tourist hot spots like the CNN center, coca cola world and the ferris wheel. The park itself is super clean, a lot of diversity and is very safe. Plenty of grassy areas for a picnic, walking the dogs and much more. Plenty of good restaurants nearby as well. Parking is a bit tricky but any major city has the same problem. The Lantern festival was going on when we went but they do not allow dogs (we had our small 10 lbs pup with us so that was a no go) A ton of great photo spots.
Written January 7, 2020
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666Suzi666
Welwyn Garden City, UK213 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We'd bought a picnic in the food court at the CNN tower and wanted somewhere outside to eat the food on a sunny day and headed for the park. We'd been told about the dancing fountains, but they are so much better than expected - water moving to music, just lovely. The park is big with plenty of seating and toilets - a perfect place to relax in central Atlanta
Written February 28, 2020
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640venitac
Amarillo, TX36 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
It was exciting to see the actual rings of the Olympics. There were numerous shops and food booths around. Most of them seemed to be German. The "Christmas" display, which cost $20 per person was Chinese lantern type animals etc. It was all very well done and beautiful, but I felt like a foreigner in my own country.
Written January 7, 2020
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TexasBuffettFan
Houston, TX1,742 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Family
This park is very nice and is a hub to many attractions. It has very weird hours, opens late and closes early. It’s very, very obvious they are trying to keep the homeless from sleeping in the park, so the limit the number of open gates and make sure the entire park is closed well before dark and open late morning. It’s really a wasted effort since all of the surrounding areas are consumed with people sleeping on the streets.
Written September 8, 2021
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jehenson81
Washington DC, DC24,884 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
This park was right next to my hotel and very close to where I was going for work. I walked through it a few times. There is a lot to see. The Rings are the perfect photo op and there are great views of downtown Atlanta. There are a lot of homeless people wandering around but there is also a police/security presence. It didn’t take very long for me to systematically work my way through the park and see everything. The most humbling thing was the Quilt of Remembrance in honor of those killed and hurt during the bombing. And in the same area there is a fountain honoring Richard Jewell who was vilified until he was finally cleared and named a hero for his actions that day. It was great to see this place that was all over the news when I was a kid and see where it all happened.
Written October 25, 2023
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MRA_MOM
Portage, IN75 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
My 10 yr old and I went to Atlanta for the weekend and stayed across from Centennial Olympic Park. It was beautiful to see out of our window no matter what time of day. There is a small playground and a splash pad that was even running in January. The grounds are kept VERY beautiful. There are several fountains and displays commemorating the 1996 Olympics. The park is huge and we spent a lot of time there. There are several benches on one side of the park. The only downside is that there are almost no benches on the other side of the park or in the middle. We had to walk to the opposite side of the huge park any time we just wanted to sit and relax. There are huge grass areas for the kids to play, have a picnic, or start a game of flag football.
Written January 13, 2020
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Geoff H
Sissinghurst, UK16,537 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
It was a real shame that our itinery meant we could only spend a short time in this park. The part that we walked in was extremely pleasant and it was a thrill to say that we were walking on an area where an Olympic Games had been held. Well done City of Atlanta for preserving this piece of history because we have seen other former Olympic Games areas in Europe and these have been just left to fall apart after the Games have finished.
Written December 4, 2022
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Salgal8
Charleston, SC56 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Couples
We were disappointed that we could not get into the park to walk around. We had one full day in Atlanta, a Monday, thought we’d head over before we went to the aquarium only to find all gates around park locked at 9:30 am. After almost 5 hours in the aquarium, we headed back to Centennial Park….it was probably about 2-3pm, gates still locked!
Don’t know what the reasoning for this was. A passerby mentioned that they may have locked the gates because there was a game the previous night and they were afraid of the park getting trashed. We did manage to get pictures of the Olympic rings that are outside of the park.
Written October 3, 2021
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Nazmul H
83 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
I absolutely love Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta, especially the area around the Olympic Rings. It's one of my favorite spots in the city. The park is beautifully maintained, providing a perfect blend of green space and urban vibrancy.

Sitting by the Olympic Rings, you can feel the history and excitement of the 1996 Summer Olympics. It's a great place to relax, chat with friends, and enjoy some snacks. The atmosphere is always lively, with families, tourists, and locals all enjoying the surroundings.

The fountains near the rings are a highlight, especially on a hot day. Watching the kids play in the water is always heartwarming. The park also hosts various events and concerts, adding to its dynamic charm.

Whether you're looking for a peaceful place to unwind or a vibrant spot to socialize, the Olympic Rings at Centennial Olympic Park offer the perfect setting. It's a must-visit for anyone in Atlanta!
Written June 23, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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