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Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site
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Martin Luther King Jr. Heritage Tour in Atlanta
Ranked #7 of 298 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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Reviewed August 15, 2011

My family of seven (4 kids ages 7, 9 , 10, 18, grandma, mommy and daddy) visited the museum on a Sunday and had only planned to stay for only one hour. We ended up staying for 3 hours. The museum is laid out nicely and lends itself to leisurely read about and experience MLK's impact on the cilvil rights movement. We were pleasantly surprised at how much we enjoyed the museum experience. And best of all, it's FREE.

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Reviewed August 12, 2011

Great tour, very educational, very worth while, very emotional for me. A must see for eveyone of all ages!! Our tour guide was excellent and the tour was very imformative. My family and I loved every minute of it!!

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Reviewed August 12, 2011

We had some time to kill after a disappointing trip to the zoo, so we swung by this museum and we were glad we did. It was so well done. The exhbits were top notched and educational. We watched a movie about MLK's life and toured the exhbits in both museums and did the walking tour of homes/church. The kids (8&11) learned a lot. There were many videos throughout the exhibit and some hands on things to lift and touch, so the 8 year old wasn't bored.

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Reviewed August 5, 2011

Civil war is not a rescue/giving but return/redeem.
Return the right, Redeem the noble in the south from the evil.
In Lincoln Presidential Museum, you see Civil war, a war that the Caucasian fought each other for humanity or for the African American's right. Civil war was a war a leader filled with mercy and sorrow should have had. King told us the evolution/improvement has not been completed or far from "acceptable". A non-violent revolution led by King,...this time, African American should stand out and fight themselves.
After you see Lincoln's mercy and sympathy to another race. Please come to visit here to see how this/these race(s)' effort for their basic rights. Here I saw some old black men in tears. But,... different from Lincoln's place or any other attractions, few Caucasian were visiting here.
Before you appraise Mahatma Gandhi, Aung San Suu Kyi, or other leaders in Asia, remember US also has such heroes though the historical background could be embarrassing. The best way to honor King is to let us get closer to his dream.
I am neither a Caucasian nor an African. But still in tears when I visit this place. Same as when I watched the film "Civil war in 4 minutes."

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Reviewed August 2, 2011

This site is very well done. You can see the visitors center, church, burial site and birth place all within a few blocks. We spent the most time at the visitors center which was very nice. It is extra informative with a great piece on the selma/birmingham walk. Glad we visited. Unfortunately there were a bunch of kids running around like wild animals with no apparent supervision, which detracted from the experience.

Thank Dand978
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