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CNN Center

TV Station, Building, and Office
Downtown Atlanta, Atlanta
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  • Chris Z.
    "The CNN Tour is great!!"(10 Tips)
    Andrew R.
    "More time in the control and newsrooms, plus an included photo."(5 Tips)
    Intown Expert, Jennifer Kjellgren & Associates
    "Inside CNN Studio Tour for a behind-the-scenes glimpse"(3 Tips)
    Kevin B.
    "Great place to eat and watch CNN at lunch."(4 Tips)
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  • Intown Expert, Jennifer Kjellgren & Associates
    Atlanta residents and out-of-towners should check out the Inside CNN Studio Tour for a behind-the-scenes glimpse of TV magic. $15 for adults; $14 for seniors and students; $12 for kids.
  • Benjamin S.
    Benjamin SzwedaMay 23, 2015
    The VIP tour is an amazing value! Unbelievable access. Photos allowed everywhere! Several opportunities for a photo-op as an anchor, weatherman, etc... See control room, newsroom and studios!
  • Kevin A.
    Kevin AccettullaOctober 27, 2016
    Take the Morning Express VIP Tour. It's $49 but well worth it. You get to see CNN/HLN newsrooms, you get to actually go in the HLN control room, and you get a nice VIP lanyard and a nice thermal mug
  • Ricky S.
    Ricky SuyonoJuly 19, 2013
    Go here for lunch and people watching. Don't think the tour is worth it. Go to the CNN store for souvenirs and take picture by the large CNN logo.
  • News 95-5 and AM 750 WSB
    It opened in 1976, housing a hotel, fine shops, restaurants, and two 14-story office buildings. It also offered an indoor amusement park and an ice-skating rink.
  • Amelie W.
    Amelie W.August 9, 2012
    The CNN tour was the biggest waste of time and money, didn't see or learn anything of interest. Best part was the elevator ride at the beginning.
  • Justine M.
    Justine MJMay 26, 2015
    The gifts are $. The tour was nice - we get to see how the weather report is done. Tour guide was funny but sometimes felt like it was scripted. Well, of coz it would be - it's a news tour.
  • Dwayne K.
    Dwayne KilbourneApril 9, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Lots to do here. Coming when there's big news and events going on in town, and you'll certainly see a newscast / spot in and around the food court!
  • Joe K.
    Joe KapraszewskiSeptember 14, 2014
    Literally a mall in the ATL. Great place to get anything you need while you're downtown for tourists and locals!
  • J.W. M.
    J.W. MoellerJuly 25, 2012
    Stop here only of you have a City Pass. The tour is nothing but "Here's a studio, here's another, here's a room of employees, and another, now an out of place 'movie,' now exit through the gift shop."
  • Cris F.
    Cris FlemisterJune 22, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Take the CNN Tour in the morning M-F to ensure that you will actually see a show being filmed live.
  • Jasen M.
    Jasen MalaveDecember 2, 2013
    Tour was awesome. Lindsay was a great tour guide. Quick funny and to the point. Definitely a to do in ATL.
  • Chick-fil-A Leadercast
    Chick-fil-A LeadercastJanuary 25, 2012
    Find Chick-fil-A's speaker Soledad O'Brien here anchoring the show Starting Point. The Harvard grad has paved the way for covering natural disasters, and has an Emmy to show for it.
  • Patty Sue L.
    Patty Sue LinkDecember 3, 2011
    Make sure to note the longest free-standing escalator in the world! Very cool :)
  • Virgilio R.
    Been here yearly, very busy all time because y very close to GWCC, good restaurants chain inside.
  • thom s.
    thom schreckApril 3, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Always stop here before a gate at Phillips. The beer and food are half as much as inside the arena.
  • Julia C.
    Julia CarpenterJuly 28, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    There's a secret cafeteria for CNN employees — super helpful on days the Center Atrium is packed with tourists.
  • Victor H.
    Victor HernandezOctober 27, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Whether you're on the official CNN tour or just happen to gain special access, come by the National Desk and wave hello to the best Newsgathering operation in the business.
  • Allison K.
    Allison KasicSeptember 13, 2016
    Do the tour on a weekday. Place is empty on weekends so there isn't much on air stuff to see.
  • Andrè P.
    Andrè P.June 12, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    I've been coming here since I was a kid, if you want Fox News, go run into Marietta St. You'll make Fox News then. Taco Mac is Great!
  • Dirty B.
    Dirty BirdAugust 9, 2014
    Really great tour and facility with great food court for groups
  • Allison B.
    Allison BlakelyDecember 21, 2009
    Take the tour, if you like Robin Mead, check out her Morning Express tour where you can meet Robin. The food court is nice, but Taco Mac and Dantanas are adjacent as well.
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkApril 10, 2013
    You'd be surprised how many successful projects CNN has launched! It's a great place for adults and children to visit!
  • Amy F.
    Amy FinegoldNovember 11, 2014
    I had a great time speaking in front of the play TelePrompter and enjoying the tour of the studios.
  • Andrew R.
    Andrew RouhierDecember 5, 2014
    Take the VIP tour. More time in the control and newsrooms, plus an included photo.
  • Colin L.
    Colin LordJuly 11, 2016
    You wouldn't know it unless you went inside, but they have a great food court.
  • David E.
    David EldridgeJuly 21, 2012
    Reserve your ticket time in advance if possible, combination vouchers give admittance but still have to be exchanged for a certain time.
  • Shelby G.
    Shelby GrrlJanuary 2, 2012
    The CNN tour is free for active duty military members, which saved me $15.
  • Chevrolet
    ChevroletSeptember 21, 2010
    The world headquarters of CNN. Offers a 55-minute guided walking tour with exclusive studio views and an exciting glimpse of news and broadcasting in action.
  • Greg R.
    Greg RieglerSeptember 8, 2010
    Starbucks located in Food Court. Cool building, must visit, next to Olympic Park, Aquarium, and Coca-Cola!
  • Ashley F.
    Ashley FreemanJune 29, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Watch CNN on a big-screen TV in the atrium with a bunch of other homeless people while sipping coffee. The homeless people watching isn't bad either.
  • Rob
    RobDecember 21, 2013
    Ask about the military discount. +1 for looking out for those who serve.
  • carla h.
    carla haightAugust 28, 2014
    Be sure to use Marta when coming into town with multiple events going on.
  • Scoutmob
    ScoutmobNovember 28, 2011
    The CNN Center was previously occupied by the indoor amusement park called 'The World of Sid and Marty Krofft. That'd would be a fun tourist attraction, aye?
  • Kayla H.
    Kayla HoustonJune 11, 2013
    Buy the combo passes. Totally worth it and motivates you to see all Atlanta has to offer.
  • Zach H.
    Zach HedrickJuly 21, 2015
    The tour is incredible! I highly recommend!
  • TIME
    TIMEFebruary 29, 2012
    In 1992, TIME named CNN founder Ted Turner its "Man of the Year," saying that cable news network's live coverage CNN "changed the way the world does its business."
  • Gabriel B.
    Gabriel B.June 24, 2012
    I Love this place, nice big screen TV
  • Mike B.
    Mike BarkerAugust 31, 2014
    I remember being here for the Summer Olympics in 1996. Good place to get out of heat.
  • Chris A.
    Chris AtkinsJuly 17, 2015
    Breakfast at TJ'S is the best in here
  • Gov. Gary Johnson
    Gov. Gary JohnsonJuly 17, 2012
    Some of the amazing Gary Johnson supporters who protested CNN's lack of coverage of third-party candidates.
  • Becky M.
    Becky MeyerDecember 28, 2011
    Try the Chick-fil-a…it's cheap as shit. Also, eat next to the Hummer.
  • SmplyUnprdctble
    SmplyUnprdctbleNovember 17, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Try taking the stairs up. nice impromptu workout, and much faster if you miss the elevator.
  • Robert N.
    Robert NebelApril 7, 2010
    Take the CNN Tour, visit the nearby World of Coke and the aquarium,stroll Centennial Park and then get yourself over to Midtown or Virginia Highland for great eats.
  • Chris H.
    Chris HintonMarch 6, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Find your home town on the giant world map on the floor. The names represent CNN bureaus around the world.
  • Yolanda J.
    Definitely worth a tour.
  • Melissa B.
    Melissa BosticFebruary 6, 2013
    Really awesome place to visit! It's huge and there is a MOE's here! :)
  • Kevin B.
    Kevin BowersMarch 21, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Great place to eat and watch CNN at lunch. Tourists are annoying though.
  • Bruce S.
    Bruce SkalaOctober 18, 2011
    Eat at Taco Mac just outside CNN Center. Much better food than anything inside the CNN Center.
  • Fahad A.
    Fahad AlqattanJuly 9, 2016
    CNN tour is great
  • Harumi U.
    Harumi USeptember 9, 2014
    I did not make the tour but souvenir shop is fun!
  • Elizabeth Rena M.
    Elizabeth Rena McneillJanuary 13, 2015
    I like the gatherings, during the week.
  • Fawwaz N.
    The tour is nice, but kind of over priced unless you have a city pass
  • Laura B.
    Laura BSeptember 29, 2012
    Ask for Wes! He's a great tour guide!
  • gabriel g.
    gabriel grimesJanuary 23, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Gorin's has the best selection of big ass inexpensive beer.
  • Travel + Leisure
    Travel + LeisureMay 29, 2012
    On the behind-the-scenes studio tour, you can test the teleprompter or act out the part of a weatherman in front of a green screen. Read more
  • Valerie S.
    Valerie StreitNovember 20, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    Watch CNN on a big-screen TV in the atrium with a bunch of other strangers, while sipping coffee. The people watching isn't bad either.
  • Terrence C.
    Terrence CarsonMarch 1, 2013
    Catching up with my Dr friends at seco.now we can hang out again. I miss these guys.
  • Umika P.
    Umika PAugust 16, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Nice tour for anyone who has not been to a TV studio before.
  • Robin B.
    Robin BJune 18, 2011
    Free tours for active duty military - Thanks, very much appreciated!
  • Corbin K.
    Corbin KapplerFebruary 1, 2012
    The news is always on here, they should really mix it up a bit.
  • Steven D.
    Steven DoyleJune 27, 2016
    Book online
  • Giang N.
    Giang NguyenJune 22, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The CNN Share and Images classes are very popular. Standing room only for late-comers.
  • Neil B.
    Neil BonnerApril 1, 2010
    If you can't visit Fox News I suppose this place would do. Lots of food choices in the food court.
  • Brian C
    Brian CFebruary 25, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Lots of place to eat from low to high.
  • Andy L.
    Andy LucyAugust 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Relive the days when CNN was revelant...
  • Chris Z.
    Chris Z.October 29, 2013
    The CNN Tour is great!!
  • Sarah L.
    Sarah LewisOctober 12, 2014
    They're in heaven!
  • Joe B.
    Joe BarryAugust 9, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Buy beer here before heading into Thrashers games, cheaper beer and larger cups.
  • Angelica S.
    Angelica SamaanAugust 1, 2014
    Nice place to bring your visitor
  • Yoshi G.
    Yoshi GoreMarch 19, 2011
    Don Juan has as amazing food and good service
  • Lillia C.
    Lillia CollierSeptember 14, 2014
    Everything
  • Johnathan B.
    Johnathan BeltonAugust 18, 2012
    the tour is great
  • Evon B.
    Evon BarnesJuly 3, 2013
    Neat place to tour- free!
  • Ray W.
    Ray WestSeptember 24, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Nice spot for people watching!
  • John K.
    John KoenigMay 9, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Tj's has a great sandwich
  • Kevin B.
    Kevin BuckleySeptember 24, 2012
    Try to find Carl Azuz! CNN Student News baby!!
  • Jun D.
    Jun DMarch 9, 2014
    Cool place to tour!
  • The DIRECTV Blimp
    The DIRECTV BlimpOctober 27, 2011
    We got a chance to fly over this venue while covering the SEC championship in 2009. photo by Gus F.
  • Cyn
    CynJanuary 27, 2014
    Nice place, boring tour.
  • DJ Many
    DJ ManyApril 5, 2012
    AAAAHHH Look At All The Places To Eat :)
  • Zachary I.
    Zachary IrwinJanuary 31, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    try Fuji Express and ask for extra sauce if you need it.
  • Don Lemon
    Don LemonApril 16, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Say hi or tweet @donlemoncnn. Let me know ur visiting the cnn ctr.
  • Brooke C.
    Brooke CampFebruary 8, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Stop by and say hello to your favorite CNN recruiter! They are really nice!
  • Brian C
    Brian CFebruary 25, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Packed w/ people eating & drinking. Beat the Rush.
  • Stephen D.
    Stephen DimmickMay 11, 2010
    The Japanese place has *amazing* sweet tea.
  • Jason W.
    Jason WalkerJuly 22, 2010
    I went on the tour once, it was cool
  • Sojourner M.
    Sojourner Marable GrimmettSeptember 9, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Internship back in the day! Love CNN!
  • Evangelina C.
    Evangelina ColassoSeptember 23, 2011
    watch cnn with my coffee in the morning
  • Johnathan B.
    Johnathan BeltonAugust 15, 2012
    awesome place
  • Lisa Y.
    Lisa York-KroupovlianskiSeptember 12, 2014
    Learning g about the green screen
  • Carlos G.
    Carlos GrundyJune 29, 2013
    Don't mess with security..
  • Fourcircle P.
    Fourcircle ProfileOctober 7, 2012
    NOW ON AIR: NEWSROOM INTERNATIONAL
  • Tony H.
    Tony HuangJanuary 1, 2013
    Anderson Cooper does not base here, :(.
  • Luke A.
    Luke ArmstrongMarch 12, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Eating here will make you Fat.
  • David D.
    David DâvidDecember 18, 2013
    Guide Colin is hot
  • Vlad G.
    Vlad GorenshteynJune 18, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Get a VIP tour other Jason.
  • Evangelina C.
    Evangelina ColassoSeptember 23, 2011
    I jost want a presente for mi mom
  • AtlantaGa N.
    AtlantaGa NightlifeJuly 22, 2011
    the newsroom that Ted built
  • DeltaQuest S.
    Breaking news 24/7
  • Glitz Latinoamérica
    Acude a una increíble visita guiada y conoce por dentro los impresionantes estudios de la CNN, donde además podrás presenciar grabaciones de los programas de la señal.
  • Miguel P.
    Miguel PizaniMarch 5, 2014
    Interesante ver como se transmite en vivo..
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