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Oakland Cemetery

Located less than a mile from the heart of downtown Atlanta. This garden cemetery, founded in 1850, is the final resting place of many of Atlanta's pioneers and notable citizens. It is the oldest cemetery in Atlanta and is one of the largest green spaces in the city.

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Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)Atlanta, GA • December 4, 2010

In 2003, Atlanta City Council honored former Mayor Jackson by renaming the airport Hartsfield-Jackson. Jackson's work was instrumental in adding the 5th runway making Atlanta the busiest in the world. Read more

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Lenox SquareAtlanta, GA • November 1, 2010

Lenox was the 1st major shopping mall in GA and opened in 1959. Rich's was one of the original anchor stores and was founded by Morris and Emanuel Rich (both Oakland Cemetery residents). Read more

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Mary Mac's Tea RoomAtlanta, GA • November 5, 2010

Serving up delicious Southern food since 1945. 1st time visitors be sure to ask for a complimentary pot likker! While there take a look at the photos lining the walls of famous folks who have visited.

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Piedmont ParkAtlanta, GA • November 3, 2010

At the 14th St entrance is a monument commemorating the 'Mission of Peace' to the North in 1879 by the Gate City Guard of ATL led by Col. Joseph Burke (buried in Oakland Cemetery). Read more

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Little Five PointsAtlanta, GA • October 15, 2010

One of the most eclectic & vibrant neighborhoods in Atlanta. This district has you covered if you're looking for boutique shopping, music/theater shows, or a great place to eat.

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41 places including Highland Bakery, Pura Vida, Gigi's Cupcakes, Trader Vic's Restaurant & Mai Tai Lounge
68 places including Sylvester Cemetery, North Avenue Presbyterian Church, Fernbank Museum of Natural History, Flatiron Building
14 places including Underground Atlanta, Atlanta Fulton Public Library - Central, Stately Oaks, Jonesboro Depot Welcome Center
8 places including Bobby Jones Golf Course, Atlanta Athletic Club, The Jane at Grant Park, Augusta National Golf Club
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