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CNN Center

CNN Center

TV Station, Building, and Office
Downtown Atlanta, Atlanta
  • Chris Z.
    "The CNN Tour is great!!"(10 Tips)
    Fourcircle P.
    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.
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
    Upvoted Sep 13
  • 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."
    Upvoted Sep 13
  • 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.
    Upvoted Sep 13
  • 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 :)
    Upvoted Sep 13
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • thom s.
    thom schreckApril 3, 2015
    Always stop here before a gate at Phillips. The beer and food are half as much as inside the arena.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Allison K.
    Allison KasicSeptember 13
    Do the tour on a weekday. Place is empty on weekends so there isn't much on air stuff to see.
    Upvoted Sep 13
  • 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.
  • Dirty B.
    Dirty BirdAugust 9, 2014
    Really great tour and facility with great food court for groups
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Andrew R.
    Andrew RouhierDecember 5, 2014
    Take the VIP tour. More time in the control and newsrooms, plus an included photo.
  • 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.
  • Colin L.
    Colin LordJuly 11
    You wouldn't know it unless you went inside, but they have a great food court.
  • Shelby G.
    Shelby GrrlJanuary 2, 2012
    The CNN tour is free for active duty military members, which saved me $15.
  • Greg R.
    Greg RieglerSeptember 8, 2010
    Starbucks located in Food Court. Cool building, must visit, next to Olympic Park, Aquarium, and Coca-Cola!
  • 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.
  • Rob
    RobDecember 21, 2013
    Ask about the military discount. +1 for looking out for those who serve.
  • 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?
  • carla h.
    carla haightAugust 28, 2014
    Be sure to use Marta when coming into town with multiple events going on.
  • 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."
  • Zach H.
    Zach HedrickJuly 21, 2015
    The tour is incredible! I highly recommend!
  • Kayla H.
    Kayla HoustonJune 11, 2013
    Buy the combo passes. Totally worth it and motivates you to see all Atlanta has to offer.
  • Gabriel B.
    Gabriel B.June 24, 2012
    I Love this place, nice big screen TV
  • 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.
  • Bruce S.
    Bruce SkalaOctober 18, 2011
    Eat at Taco Mac just outside CNN Center. Much better food than anything inside the CNN Center.
  • Becky M.
    Becky MeyerDecember 28, 2011
    Try the Chick-fil-a…it's cheap as shit. Also, eat next to the Hummer.
  • Mike B.
    Mike BarkerAugust 31, 2014
    I remember being here for the Summer Olympics in 1996. Good place to get out of heat.
  • 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 A.
    Chris AtkinsJuly 17, 2015
    Breakfast at TJ'S is the best in here
  • 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.
  • Kevin B.
    Kevin BowersMarch 21, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Great place to eat and watch CNN at lunch. Tourists are annoying though.
  • Melissa B.
    Melissa BosticFebruary 6, 2013
    Really awesome place to visit! It's huge and there is a MOE's here! :)
  • Yolanda J.
    Definitely worth a tour.
  • Fahad A.
    CNN tour is great
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