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Winner: Best tourist attraction in Atlanta | Best of Atlanta

Atlanta is a destination city for anyone looking for a heavy dose of Southern culture, great food and excellent attractions.

This week's Best of Atlanta discovered our city's most popular tourist spots. 

You might not be surprised to hear that the Georgia Aquarium came in No. 1 with a vast majority of the votes. Folks come from far and wide to admire and lose themselves in the magic of all things under the sea. While you are exploring, here are ten things you might not have known about the Georgia Aquarium.

If you're in need of an outdoor adventure to fully enjoy an Atlanta day, head over to our second place winner at Stone Mountain Park. Stone Mountain Park is located on 3,200 acres of natural beauty; fun awaits as you discover interactive family friendly attractions in addition to the many natural and historical sights.

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Piedmont Park is a regular Atlanta staple for tourists and residents alike. No where else can you get such spectacular skyline views of Midtown and beyond. This third place winner is a must-visit for your list. 

As if those attractions weren't enough entertainment, you will find wonderful tourist experiences at all of our official nominees as well: Zoo AtlantaHistoric Oakland CemeteryKennesaw MountainWorld of Coca-ColaNational Center for Civil and Human RightsBuford Highway and Avalon

If you plan to visit the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, you might want to take a look at our insider's guide.

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Atlanta has a lot to offer, so you could have skipped out on a few cool spots. These museums won't cost you a penny to explore. 

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As you plan your upcoming warm-weather picnics, here's everything you need to know about Piedmont Park

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