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Stopover attractions in Atlanta, Georgia

The capital of the US state of Georgia (and unoffcially the South) has illustrious history, big-ticket attractions and restaurants serving smokin’ ribs and craft cocktails.
Atlanta’s skyline is dominated by the Bank of America Plaza
PHOTOGRAPHS: STEVE KELLEY/GETTY IMAGES, JEFF HERR PHOTOGRAPHY, COURTESY OF THE ARTMORE HOTEL, STEPHEN F SOMERSTEIN/GETTY IMAGES

Stopover Atlanta

Historic sights

GEORGIA STATE CAPITOL 1

The gold-domed capitol is Atlanta’s political hub. The free tours include a flm about the legislative process and a glance at the government’s communications facility. There’s also a museum featuring Native American artifacts (gov.georgia. gov/capitol; Capitol Ave SW; 8am–5pm Mon–Fri, guided tours Mon–Fri mornings, free).

Martin Luther King Jr’s home, part of the National Historic Site
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