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“Beautiful grounds and history museum”

Jimmy Carter Library & Museum
Ranked #14 of 291 things to do in Atlanta
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Carter Presidential Library and Museum re-opens October 1, 2009 as an all-new,state-of-the-art museum tracing the life and work of President Jimmy Carter, from his childhood in Plains to the work he and Mrs. Carter do around the world to promote peace and health.
Southern California
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Beautiful grounds and history museum”
Reviewed August 11, 2013

The museum was so interesting and included lots of photos from the time period that Jimmy Carter was President. I learned alot about the good work he and his wife have done over the years.

Visited April 2013
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“Not to be missed”
Reviewed August 6, 2013

We spent the afternoon here. A great museum covering a lot of Pres Carter's work after the presidency.

Visited July 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Beautiful grounds; lovely facility”
Reviewed August 5, 2013

I visited the Carter Library & Museum on July 29, 2013. I spent a wonderful afternoon enjoying the grounds and the facility. To start, admission is $8--well worth the price! You enter through the gift shop and pass through two theaters where you can view a 15 minute video about President Carter and his life. The you head on through exhibits which take you from the former president's birth in Plains through to his Nobel prize and Grammy award (yes he won a Grammy for "spoken word" performance. There is also a replica of his oval office in the White House. You can also see the clothes he and Rosalyn wore on their wedding date. There are tons of historical photos and a timeline of his presidency. Kids can enjoy this museum as there are little boxes with questions where kids can read a question then lift the handle to see the answer. There is also an interactive exhibit towards the end where visitors can learn about the programs that the Carter Center participate in including monitoring elections around the world and eradicating diseases. Before you leave go over to the table next to the gift shop that has pamphlets and such and pick up a leaflet that list all the presidential libraries/museums--there are twelve all together. Once you leave the building you can linger in the gardens. There is a small reflecting pool at the entrance but as you follow the sidewalks you will come upon lovely gardens. This turned out to be my favorite during my short stay in Atlanta.

Visited July 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Great Visit!”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

No crowds, lovely setting, easy access, reasonably priced, great history lesson. Loved seeing the Oval Office, the Nobel Peace Prize, and the President's Naval background. He is a fine man and I am proud of his continued service through the Carter Center and Habitat for Humanity.

Visited July 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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“Not at all What I Expected!”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

The Jimmy Carter Library is actually perfect for it's eponymous honoree. Table after table of coloring books, finger paint easels, little five piece puzzles and bowls of roasty toasty peanuts at every turn. Don't miss the Giant Jimmy Head playground! The maze constructed of huge teeth alone is worth the price of admission. Jimmy himself might show up and tell a Bible story to the crowd. Please humor him, he's old and has advanced dementia.

Visited August 2012
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