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Free tour

Free Tour of Atlanta's Centennial Olympic Park

Duration: 1h and 15min
Languages: English
Guru: Phil
Quality Verified Registered on March 25, 2020

Hi there! I am a tour guide who has been showing people the great cities of Chicago, Los Angeles and now Atlanta. I love cities, history and enjoying excellent craft beer in the city.

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

You will find yourself in front of the Olympic Rings heralding the entrance to Centennial Park.  As you waltz down the park and see, quilt by quilt, how this worldwide event came to fruition in Atlanta, you will hear the tragic story of the bombing that occurred one fateful night.

From there, you will be in tourist ground zero.  All within a 3 minute walk you can explore the Georgia Aquarium, The World of Coca-Cola, and the National Civil Rights Museum (the highest ranked attraction on Tripadvisor.)  You'll get insight as to how Atlanta became the genesis of the Civil Rights Movement and learn about the bizarre beginnings of the most famous soft drink in the world.

From there, you'll leave the comfort of the park and explore a bit of downtown Atlanta.  You will be welcomed by the Skyview: our signature Ferris Wheel, and glimpse the marquee of The Tabernacle, a popular concert hall.  Just a bit further down you'll learn about Ted Turner's private life, CNN, and his Montana Grill.

And finally, we explore the impressive Westin Peachtree Hotel, Walton Spring Park, before ending at the South's favorite breakfast joint: Waffle House.

By the end of this tour you'll be able to answer such burning questions as:

  • When were the Olympics held in Atlanta and why was it such a success?
  • Who was Richard Jewell and what play did he play in the bombing?
  • What makes the Georgia Aquarium the #1 rated aquarium in the country?
  • Did Coca-Cola really contain traces of...ehem...illegal drugs?
  • How did Atlanta native Martin Luther King Jr., spur an entire movement that changed the world?


And lots more.  Come experience it for yourself and discover why Centennial Park is at the top of every travelers bucket list in Atlanta!

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  • Meeting point:
    Centennial Olympic Park, 265 Park Ave...
    Centennial Olympic Park, 265 Park Ave W NW, Atlanta, GA 30313, USA
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    We meet in front of the Olympic Rings in Centennial Park.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Chloe 21 Aug 2022
Verified booking
Travelled in couple - Aug 2022

This tour does very much focus on the Olympics, which was great, but there is alsojust enough information that isn't linked to it for it to not become overwhelming.

Mariana 21 Aug 2022
Fribourg
Verified booking
Travelled alone - Aug 2022

Phil is very knowledgeable and friendly! He really did upgrade my stay in Atlanta. I highly recommend his tour!

Alfonso 23 May 2022
Atlanta
Verified booking
Travelled in couple - May 2022

Everything was excellent!

Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Accepts reservations up to 20 people.
Pets
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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