Atlanta CNN Center Tours
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The Atlanta CNN Center serves as headquarters for the cable TV news giant, CNN. Inside, visitors can see the 24-hour news cycle in action with an insider’s look at newsrooms, control rooms, production studios, and sets, all in addition to the interactive exhibits that chronicle the network’s history.
The 14th-floor CNN Center is an Atlanta icon and one of the city’s most popular attractions. On a guided, behind-the-scenes tour, visitors can learn how television news is written, produced, and delivered. Highlights include the special effects studio, which reveals the technology behind weather maps and on-air graphics; the option to take a souvenir photo behind a news desk; and the glass-walled observation tower in the main newsroom, from where travelers can see writers composing new scripts, camera operators in action, and maybe even a live broadcast taking place. For added value, combine a CNN tour with a visit to the World of Coca Cola, or see the studio with the Atlanta CityPASS, which also includes entrance to other popular attractions such as the Georgia Aquarium, Zoo Atlanta, and the Fernbank Museum of Natural History.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Studio tours last about 50 minutes.
- Tours often sell out in advance, so it’s a good idea to book early.
- The CNN Center houses a large food court and gift shop.
- Tours involve climbing down several flights of stairs, and only some tour options offer elevator access.
How to Get There
The Atlanta CNN Center is located in downtown Atlanta on Marietta Street, just south of Centennial Olympic Park. You can get there via bus or the MARTA train.
When to Get There
The center offers several tours throughout the day, and behind-the-scenes tours depart every 20 minutes. While there’s not really a bad time to visit, the studio is particularly appealing as a mid-afternoon, air-conditioned escape from the Atlanta heat.
Tips for CNN Celebrity Spotting
While you probably won’t catch a glimpse of hosts Wolf Blitzer and Anderson Cooper, it is still possible to spot some of CNN’s other anchors and hosts giving a live broadcast. Your best bet is to book a VIP tour around 9am or noon.
Address: 190 Marietta Street Northwest, Downtown, Atlanta 30303, USA
Hours: Open daily. Tours usually available in the morning or afternoon
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Recent Reviews from Experiences in Atlanta
, Jan 2020
The tour guide lost her voice and she knew her information. However, since the job requires talking, I believe it would have been best to have a host who didn't lose their voice. Overall, it went well!
, Oct 2019
A life-long "news junkie", I could not wait to visit CNN upon arriving in Atlanta to celebrate my wife's 50th birthday. We scheduled a tour and our tour guide Patrick Martin, could not have been more informed or entertaining. We recommend a visit to CNN to any and all visitors to the Atlanta area, Thank you.
, Sep 2019
It was an informative and interesting tour. The host did an amazing job as she explained how the process of the news is done
1 Tours and Activities to Experience Atlanta CNN Center
Get a behind-the-scenes look at CNN’s global headquarters in Atlanta with this guided studio walking tour. Learn how CNN’s news is written, produced and delivered—and maybe even find some of the anchors hard at work on a live broadcast. See all the news feeds from CNN bureaus around the world and check out the high-tech special effects studio. Take home a souvenir photo behind a news desk and don’t forget to explore the shops and restaurants in the CNN Center before or after the tour.
Whether you’re an Atlanta native or totally new to these southern city streets, this city tour by electric car is the perfect way to see the sights. Sit back and relax as a professional guide and driver transport you through some of Atlanta’s hottest neighborhoods, including Old Fourth Ward, Inman Park and Midtown. Get an up-close look at civil rights monuments like the Martin Luther King Jr National Historic Site, as you listen in to expert commentary. And venture past World of Coca-Cola Museum and Centennial Olympic Park aboard an eco-friendly car.
Price varies by group size
Price varies by group size
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What are Atlanta CNN Center hours of operation?
Atlanta CNN Center hours of operation: Open daily. Tours usually available in the morning or afternoon. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
Should I book Atlanta CNN Center tickets in advance?
We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Atlanta CNN Center can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 1 Atlanta CNN Center tickets and tours on Viator.
How much does it cost to visit Atlanta CNN Center 2020?
Currently, an entrance ticket to Atlanta CNN Center costs USD 16.50. Guided Atlanta CNN Center tours start around USD 16.50 per person. See all 1 Atlanta CNN Center tickets and tours on Viator.
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