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“Unexpected interesting”

Atlanta Cyclorama & Civil War Museum
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Owner description: THE CYCLORAMA IS CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR RESTORATION AND RELOCATION. 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.
Tampa, Florida
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171 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Unexpected interesting”
Reviewed February 21, 2013

Very friendly staff. 360 degree display and audio program is very informative. After program explanation is amazing. Visit museum to learn about construction.

Visited February 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia
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62 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“A little dated but it works”
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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UK
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111 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Cyclorama amazing, museum a let down, great guide”
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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27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Surrounded by a painting!!!”
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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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A Must See”
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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