A few blocks to the east of downtown, the Sweet Auburn neighborhood is home to the birthplace of America's most ... More
Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site
A few blocks to the east of downtown, the Sweet Auburn neighborhood is home to the birthplace of America's most influential Civil Rights leader. Operated by the National Park Service, this historic site contains Dr. King's boyhood home, his crypt and the Ebenezer Baptist Church. Tours are conducted daily. Since the historic site covers several city blocks, visitors are advised to stop at the Visitor Center upon arrival for a map and touring advice.
Very boring. very quiet, not colorful.
The gifts shop wall could use a new painting.
It doesnt tell much about the story, its boring to read all the walls. People that are not family with the story, should definetly research first, or will be totally lost.
The foot steps of important people seem childish. There was like 20 of them, they dont explain why are those people important.
I looked at the list of things to do in Atlanta. I don't think that the amount of stars given is appropriate. Planning a trip around visiting this landmark isn't appropriate for travellers. I would rate it lower.
I live in Westland, Michigan; and I've been wanting to visit the King Center for years. Today I got my chance to visit and I was excited but as I walked through I became disappointed at what I saw. The fountain was dirty and not running at all and that should not be. The gentleman (Mr. Williams) in the church save my day because he had such a good attitude and shared more than he had to. Now I realize everyone has money problems and I would like to share with you that as soon as I get back to my church I will be making an appeal to my pastor, Rev. Luther Jenkins of New Christ Temple of Inkster, to appeal to the other churches in the area to make plans to visit the center for our support. I feel ashame that as christians we will find money and resources to go to DiseyWorld, CedarPoint, and etc. but not The King Center. My pastor told me that he once marched with Dr. King, I want to tell him how he needs to march again; right down to Atlanta and support your center. You will be hearing from me again because I won't be denied.
What I like the most of this place was the amount of space that they have allotted to the memorial. They provide a large parking lot, and large areas for people to move around. The collection of material is very interesting. The staff was very friendly. The establishment was very clean and inviting. The parking lot is a little far for someone who may have difficulties walking. I had the opportunity to visit the site on the King Holiday Weekend. This was great because there were various seminars and activities scheduled.
Atlanta needs to improve. Atlanta needs to go for what is GRAND rather than the city's tradition of sticking with what's practical.
There should be a LOT more to say and show about MLK Jr. and his quest for world peace. They should at least add a LARGE monument dedicated to America's acknowledgement of his dream for world peace. A world class Peace monument. Large and tall. A symbol recognized across the world. (i.e.: The Statue of Liberty. Along those lines.)
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