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Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site
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Atlanta's Sightseeing Bus Tour
Ranked #4 of 291 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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Ithaca, New York
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed August 25, 2013

Sorry that we were too ruched to take it all in but the is a site that should be on all Atlanta visitor lists

Visited August 2013
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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Amazing experience”
Reviewed August 23, 2013

We spent all morning here, there is so much to see. I was actually interviewed and photographed for the local newspaper, as this was the 100 year anniversary of the march on Washington and MLK's famous I Have A Dream speech. You get to see the Sweet Auburn neighborhood, the birthplace, MLK's original church, his and Coretta Scott's grave and the Visitor Center is amazing. So much is on display with photos and films....it was incredibly educational and gives you such an appreciation for the difference one person can make in the world, and how sad that such a great man's life was so short.

Visited August 2013
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Gainesville, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 22, 2013

The site itself was very moving and definitely a must-see in Atlanta. That said, unfortunately our car was broken into in broad daylight while it was parked on Jackson Street, steps from the site. If only we had noticed all the broken glass on the street...the police said this happens frequently. Take the subway, or use the lot on Jackson Street that you pay $5 for. (The lady monitoring it was the one who heard the break-in and reported it to the police.)

Visited August 2013
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137 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“so moving, must-do in Atlanta”
Reviewed August 20, 2013

I was so moved by the information and to see his family home. Really worthwhile seeing, such a proud legacy.

Visited July 2013
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Brentwood, Tennessee
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Well worth visiting to learn about the civil rights movement”
Reviewed August 20, 2013

This is a great museum to learn more about how the South has progressed during the past 75 years or so with respect to racism. Not only is it a great historical museum, it's FREE.

Visited May 2013
Thank E C
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