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“Very nice museum”

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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231 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Very nice museum”
Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

Very unpretentious memorial to Jimmy and Roslyn Carter! Beautiful ground, easy to view exhibits, informative film. No security checkpoint. Walked right in on a Saturday morning - not crowded at all.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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“Very Educational”
Reviewed July 8, 2014

You learn about President Carter's life from birth all the way until life after the presidency! This is a trip I would recommend hours for…There is a lot of walking and reading to do so make sure you wear your comfortable shoes! There's a lot of things that were in the Oval Office and gifts that were given to President and Mrs. Carter throughout the many years in politics. This is a MUST see stop in Atlanta!

Visited November 2013
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Level 4 Contributor
48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“One of our favorite sites in Atlanta”
Reviewed July 7, 2014

This is the first Presidential Library that we have visited and we found it educational and good at reminding us of both the events of the Carter presidency, but also the work of the Carter Center around the world. They have taken on important issues from guinea worm disease to election monitoring. The energy and commitment of the Carters is admirable. The video was an excellent introduction. Makes you think about your own role in the world.

Visited June 2014
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Lafayette, Indiana
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180 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“Nice Educational Visit”
Reviewed July 4, 2014

Last year, during a trip to Southern California, I visited the Nixon Presidential Library & Museum in Yorba Linda. I enjoyed that experience so much, that I decided to visit the Carter Library & Museum on a recent trip to Atlanta. I am really glad that I did.

One of the great things about these presidential museums is that they honor AND educate us about former presidents' accomplishments (and failures). I was born in the late 80's and didn't get to experience these presidencies in person, so these museums provide great history lessons for me.

With Nixon, all you ever hear about is Watergate, so it was refreshing to hear about some of the positive things he did for our country. While I had never heard a single bad thing about Jimmy Carter, it was still neat to learn about his specific accomplishments.

A few things really stuck with me about Jimmy Carter. The first was his peace negotiation between Israel and Egypt when he brought Sadat and Begin to Camp David in 1978. 35 years later, these 2 countries are still at peace. Without Jimmy Carter, it is doubtful this would have been the case.

The 2nd thing that impressed me was Jimmy Carter as a person. From leaving a great Naval career to return to the family farm after his father's death, to the countless lives he has touched through his humanitarian efforts, Jimmy Carter is truly a wonderful man.

As for the museum itself, it is housed in a nice building surrounded by a beautiful park. The exhibits are well constructed and present the information in a clear manner. Museum staff are friendly. The price is very reasonable.

If you are in the Atlanta area, I definitely would recommend spending half a day visiting the Jimmy Carter Museum.

Visited June 2014
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Woodstock, Georgia
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116 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Top Atlanta Exhibit”
Reviewed July 1, 2014

This museum gives you a true sense of the man and his mission. Whether in office as president, or as a regular citizen, you gain a sense of what Jimmy Cater and his wife Rosalyn value. The exhibit made me proud of all of his good works. So much more to this man than just the presidency.

Visited August 2013
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