College Football Hall of Fame and National Center for Civil and Human Rights
Having both just debuted in the Summer of 2014, Atlanta visitors and staycationers may not have had an opportunity to be introduced to this duo of delightful “new to Atlanta” destinations. History comes in many forms, and each of these cool additions to the downtown landscape provide their own unique interactive stroll through our past. Through cutting-edge technology and a national scope, these new venues serve to enhance Atlanta’s ever-increasing draw as a world-class vacation (AND staycation) spot.
College Football Hall of Fame
250 Marietta Street NW, Atlanta
Hours: Sun.-Fri.: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sat: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
General Admission Ticket Prices:
Adult – $19.99
Kids (3- 12) – $16.99 *Kids under 3 are free.
Seniors (65+), Military, Student – $17.99 (available at the box office only)
This is the South, baby – where the SEC is KING! However, at Atlanta’s new College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-Fil-A Fan Experience – they don’t play favorites. From the moment you set foot inside this pigskin paradise, it’s clear that all our welcome, thanks to the Helmet Wall Presented by Southwest Airlines displaying the helmets of more than 700 college football teams. Weighing in at more than 50,000 square feet of exhibition space (with a 45-yard indoor football field smack dab in the middle), the Hall of Fame invites fans from all conferences to come and reminisce about their own definition of the greatest game ever played. While here, guests can enjoy the ultra-high definition 4K feature film “The Game of Your Life.”in the Game Day Theater, recall a legendary play in the Call the Play booth, test their own football skills at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Skill Zone, and so much more.
National Center for Civil and Human Rights
100 Ivan Allen Jr Blvd NW, Atlanta
Hours: Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (last entry at 4 p.m.)
Sunday 12 – 5 p.m. (last entry at 4 p.m.)
General Admission Ticket Prices:Adult $15; Senior, Student, Educator $13; Child (ages 3–12) $10 – 2 and under FREE; Active Military* FREE; Active Military Family Adult* $7.50; Active Military Family Senior* $6.50; Active Military Family Youth $5 *Must present valid ID. Military discounts only available in person at the main entrance ticket office.
Set in the heart of Downtown Atlanta at Pemberton Place®- flanked on either side by the World of Coca-Cola and Georgia Aquarium – is an engaging new cultural attraction that takes visitors on an interactive journey from The American Civil Rights Movement to today’s global Human Rights Movements. The National Center for Civil and Human Rights seeks to provide a safe space for visitors to explore the triumphs and tribulations of our civil and global rights history in hopes of inspiring them to continue the dialogue and empowering them to make a positive impact in their own communities. According to a recent press release from the Center, this new Atlanta venue features a “continuously rotating exhibit from The Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection, which includes many of Dr. King’s documents and personal items. The Center is a source for ongoing dialogue — featuring a broadcast studio, hosting educational forums and attracting world renowned speakers and artists who work on a variety of human rights topics.” While at the Center, guests can explore a series of galleries that feature a combination of powerful imagery, compelling artifacts and poignant storytelling. Keep an eye on the Center’s event calendar for special events, panel discussions and more.
Image Credits: College Football Hall of Fame and Center for Civil and Human Rights Exterior and Interior © Albert Vecerka-Esto & The Freelon Group