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Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site
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Atlanta City Tour by Electric Car
Ranked #4 of 266 things to do in Atlanta
Certificate of Excellence
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Nice”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

It was Nice to see.
On the site They say where you can park, so we did put our car at the public parking area.
We had to walk tru a very bad neighbourhood what looked like a ghetto.
We also had to walk under a bridge where al the homeless where and live, it had a terrible urine smell.
I really did not feel save to walk there.
So we went to the memorial and take a quick look and that was really great to see but i wantend to be back by our car als soon als possible so we didn't have to walk our Way back to late in de day.

Visited June 2013
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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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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“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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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“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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