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Atlanta Cyclorama & Civil War Museum - CLOSED

800 Cherokee Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30315-1470
+1 404-814-4000
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Great museum!

Very instructive and well maintained. The visit to this museum will take you back to the past, as... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2017
PAULA B
,
Sao Paulo, SP
Enter the Battles of Atanta

The Atlanta Cyclorama & Civil War Museum is now closed and under restoration. When we visited the... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2016
gordonrlangford
,
Magalia, California
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THE CYCLORAMA IS CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR RESTORATION AND RELOCATION. In the 1880s, before there were epic motion pictures, there were Cycloramas. This 42-foot-high cylindrical oil painting depicts the Battle of Atlanta in 1864. Viewed from a 360-degree rotating platform, the vivid details of this historic Civil War battle are now restored and enhanced with music, narration and sound effects. Accompanying the Cyclorama is the Civil War Museum, highlighted by a steam locomotive from 1862.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“paintings” (142 reviews)
“warring” (24 reviews)
“history” (104 reviews)
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800 Cherokee Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30315-1470
Grant Park
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+1 404-814-4000
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

Very instructive and well maintained. The visit to this museum will take you back to the past, as if you were living the horrors and great achievements of civil war. You will know about curious facts that are not usually seen in history books.

Thank PAULA B
Reviewed 11 July 2016

The Atlanta Cyclorama & Civil War Museum is now closed and under restoration. When we visited the exhibit, it was a sight to behold. Everyone sits in their theater seats on a large turntable that turns in front of the world's largest oil painting and...More

Thank gordonrlangford
Reviewed 26 April 2016

I grew up in Atlanta and always when we went to the Zoo we had to make a trip to the Cyclorama- it's right by the Zoo and there is so much Atlanta history here! Never gets old

Thank jmhr555
Reviewed 22 April 2016

We used to go see this regularly as kids. It is historic, impressive and definitely worth a visit if you place any value in art and history.

Thank Georgia_Peach30650
Reviewed 23 March 2016

Went there several times growing up. It was a great window into the past. It is closed and being relocated. I can only hope the new location lives up to the past. It is worth a visit for anyone who even remotely has an interest...More

Thank terri h
Reviewed 15 March 2016

This is a circular miniature creation of several Civil War battles. It is highly detailed. The descriptions are informative. The circular seating moves ever so slowly in the middle of the display. It's a one time thing worth seeing.

1  Thank nannymomma
Reviewed 17 February 2016

Dad took me there when I was a kids. Took two young people there last weekend and was so disappointed. Just a big picture. NOT worth the time or the money. Never go back. Never recommend.

1  Thank Richard B
Reviewed 12 February 2016

I was very impressed by the Civil Warm Museum. It uncovered details that I could have never imagined. It was done with displays and maps and words, but never felt like a textbook. It takes you through all the years, so that you can understand...More

Thank ColoradoCat
Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

Came here with the in-law and wife, but unfortunately the Cyclorama was closed down in July 2015 to relocate and open again in early 2017 at the Atlanta History Center according to the sign posted on its door window. Bummer.

Thank Dustin W
Reviewed 28 January 2016

I've been coming here since I was a child. Now the seating area rotates as you sit and watch the show. One of the most amazing attractions you will ever witness and such a moving production. You will not be sorry.

Thank Paul B
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