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“What a lesson in humanity”

Jimmy Carter Library & Museum
Ranked #14 of 290 things to do in Atlanta
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
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125 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“What a lesson in humanity”
Reviewed May 9, 2014

I loved it! What an amazing job they do to bring his humanity to the forefront. And I really appreciated the emphasis on Rosalynn Carter's contributions too.

Visited April 2014
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Beverly Hills, California
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“If you can find it, you might enjoy it.”
Reviewed May 6, 2014

With poor signage which is silly for a Presidential Museum, once you find the grounds, you might enjoy. This being a more modern presidency, the history is pretty well known and a one term president has 50% less to show than a two term president; but the exhibits are well done, in particular the Camp David Accord and Carter's post-presidential activities make this a worthwhile site.

Visited May 2014
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Beautiful surroundings”
Reviewed April 30, 2014

The Library and Museum was in a lovely park with ponds on the grounds. The exhibit itself is small and rather unimpressive, but I like Jimmy, so it was all ok with me.

Visited April 2014
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“Interesting library, pretty grounds.”
Reviewed April 29, 2014

I've only been to one other presidential library but I think I'm going to have to start ticking them off. They are very interesting. I learned things about Jimmy Carter that I didn't know (or had forgot!). And yes, it's important to remember that all the presidential libraries are very much shaped by the legacy these men wanted to leave.

The Carter Center is also on the premises - but I don't think that's open to the public. There is a an extensive exhibit and interactive displays in the museum about his and Roslyn's public service which really is outstanding. Whether or not you liked him as a president, he's a good man!

This place is located to the west of Atlanta. Take any subway to the Five Points station (they all go through Five Points) and transfer to the '16 Noble' bus. It's about 20 - 25 minutes on the bus to the Museum.

Visited April 2014
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Palm Bay, Florida
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“This was a great place to visit”
Reviewed April 27, 2014

Very well presented history of Jimmy Carter's life as a child, growing up and his presidency as well as after he served as President of the U.S. He and his wife are very giving people and continue to help the poor.

Visited April 2014
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