Atlanta Cyclorama and Civil War Museum

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I went here on a field trip and it was fun. History is not my favorite subject but Cyclorama can make history fun and interesting. I suggest this for history classes studying the civil war.

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I went here on a field trip and it was fun. History is not my favorite subject but Cyclorama can make history fun and interesting. I suggest this for history classes studying the civil war.

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The Atlanta Cyclorama houses "The Texas". "The Texas" is the locomotive that chased "The General", another locomotive, in the Civil War episode that inspired the Disney Movie "The Great Locomotive Chase". That alone sparked my interest to go and see the Cyclorama.

The Cyclorama is a brute of a structure. It is a 100 year old circular (hence the name) painting, 42 feet high and 358 in circumference, that depicts the battle of Atlanta. The painting is the largest in the entire world, and worthy of a look all in its own right. The short film tells of General Sherman leaving Chattanooga some 113 miles north of Atlanta determined to bring Atlanta to its knees. Atlanta at that time was known as a key industrial and rail center for the South. It is narrated by James Earl Jones, so the experience is quite interesting. After that film you sit on a rotating platform and a spotlight is shown on parts of the mural as the narator tells key parts of the battle.

The Cyclorama is on Cherokee Avenue in Atlanta. It is closed Christmas, New Years Day, MLK Jr Day, and Thanksgiving. Adult admission is only $5 to see what can only be described as undescribable. Children 6-12 is $3, 5 and under -free.

There is no food, but there are plenty of restaurants and fast food eateries around. Atlanta is known for some "mighty fine vittles".

PROS: historical and interesting
CONS: niche side trip, not a real daytripper place

4
★★★★☆

The Atlanta Cyclorama houses "The Texas". "The Texas" is the locomotive that chased "The General", another locomotive, in the Civil War episode that inspired the Disney Movie "The Great Locomotive Chase". That alone sparked my interest to go and see the Cyclorama.

The Cyclorama is a brute of a structure. It is a 100 year old circular (hence the name) painting, 42 feet high and 358 in circumference, that depicts the battle of Atlanta. The painting is the largest in the entire world, and worthy of a look all in its own right. The short film tells of General Sherman leaving Chattanooga some 113 miles north of Atlanta determined to bring Atlanta to its knees. Atlanta at that time was known as a key industrial and rail center for the South. It is narrated by James Earl Jones, so the experience is quite interesting. After that film you sit on a rotating platform and a spotlight is shown on parts of the mural as the narator tells key parts of the battle.

The Cyclorama is on Cherokee Avenue in Atlanta. It is closed Christmas, New Years Day, MLK Jr Day, and Thanksgiving. Adult admission is only $5 to see what can only be described as undescribable. Children 6-12 is $3, 5 and under -free.

There is no food, but there are plenty of restaurants and fast food eateries around. Atlanta is known for some "mighty fine vittles".

PROS: historical and interesting
CONS: niche side trip, not a real daytripper place

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This is one of my granddaddy's favorite places so we go here a lot. It's a real history place. The most important thing here is the painting of the Battle of Atlanta. It was painted in 1886 and might be the largest painting in the world. There is also a big old Civil War train called the Texas. There's also a lot of old weapons, maps and pictures. It's a good place to learn about the Civil War.

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This is one of my granddaddy's favorite places so we go here a lot. It's a real history place. The most important thing here is the painting of the Battle of Atlanta. It was painted in 1886 and might be the largest painting in the world. There is also a big old Civil War train called the Texas. There's also a lot of old weapons, maps and pictures. It's a good place to learn about the Civil War.

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I really did not expect the cyclorama to be so interesting. Not only do they have a nice little civil war museum but the cyclorama is awesome. If you are a civil war buff or just into history then you must go. The main attraction is a huge 365 degree mural (cyclorama) which doesn't sound too exciting but what makes this attraction so neat is that as you sit in the theater you are moved (literally) around the arena as the story behind the painting is being told. The details are fascinating, my entire family loved it and it's pretty cheap at only $5 per adult.

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★★★★★

I really did not expect the cyclorama to be so interesting. Not only do they have a nice little civil war museum but the cyclorama is awesome. If you are a civil war buff or just into history then you must go. The main attraction is a huge 365 degree mural (cyclorama) which doesn't sound too exciting but what makes this attraction so neat is that as you sit in the theater you are moved (literally) around the arena as the story behind the painting is being told. The details are fascinating, my entire family loved it and it's pretty cheap at only $5 per adult.

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If you are interested in history, especially the civil war, you will enjoy visiting this war museum, which is located in Grant Park. It is really interesting because you sit a theater and you are spun around the theater to view this huge painting. I think the fact that you are spinning makes the viewing of the painting really cool. There's also a Civil War Museum with different artifacts, weapons and artiliery from the civil war. I think for a museum it is a bit pricey though..it's $7 for adults and it doesn't take long to go through the entire museum because it's pretty small.

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★★★★☆

If you are interested in history, especially the civil war, you will enjoy visiting this war museum, which is located in Grant Park. It is really interesting because you sit a theater and you are spun around the theater to view this huge painting. I think the fact that you are spinning makes the viewing of the painting really cool. There's also a Civil War Museum with different artifacts, weapons and artiliery from the civil war. I think for a museum it is a bit pricey though..it's $7 for adults and it doesn't take long to go through the entire museum because it's pretty small.

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THis museum is rated a 9 in my book. If you're interested in war, you're gonna love this place. I can't say enough good stuff about it but please see for yourself and pay it a visit!

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THis museum is rated a 9 in my book. If you're interested in war, you're gonna love this place. I can't say enough good stuff about it but please see for yourself and pay it a visit!

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I came here several times as a kid for field trips in grades 3-7. There was always this lady there who had a really resonant voice and said "weeelllcommme to the CY-cloraaamaaa!" We all used to laugh at the way she said it. Anywho, it's basically a huge painting wrapped in a large circle around a rotating area of seats. As you slowly rotate, parts of the painting are highlighted and the narrator will explain what that part depicts of the Civil War. Pretty interesting stuff.

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I came here several times as a kid for field trips in grades 3-7. There was always this lady there who had a really resonant voice and said "weeelllcommme to the CY-cloraaamaaa!" We all used to laugh at the way she said it. Anywho, it's basically a huge painting wrapped in a large circle around a rotating area of seats. As you slowly rotate, parts of the painting are highlighted and the narrator will explain what that part depicts of the Civil War. Pretty interesting stuff.

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The Cyclorama is a 42-foot-high cylindrical oil painting that depicts the Battle of Atlanta in 1864. Once you go in and sit down, the platform that the seats are mounted to rotates 60 degrees to view the painting. The painting is really interesting, and there is music and a voice-over to point out the highlights of the painting. The Cyclorama is right next to Zoo Atlanta, so you can easily do them both in the same day.

PROS: interesting painting, right next to the zoo
CONS:

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★★★★☆

The Cyclorama is a 42-foot-high cylindrical oil painting that depicts the Battle of Atlanta in 1864. Once you go in and sit down, the platform that the seats are mounted to rotates 60 degrees to view the painting. The painting is really interesting, and there is music and a voice-over to point out the highlights of the painting. The Cyclorama is right next to Zoo Atlanta, so you can easily do them both in the same day.

PROS: interesting painting, right next to the zoo
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