Atlanta is known for a lot of things, one of the most visible is being the home of CNN. CNN Center is a sprawling building which is adjacent to the Georgia World Congress Center, Philips Arena, and the Omni Hotel at CNN Center. It boarders Centennial Olympic Park, making it walking distance to the Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola, and Children’s Museum of Atlanta. CNN Center houses the live studios and production offices for all shows taped out of Atlanta. The Inside CNN Studio Tour gives guests a first-hand look at how news is disseminated, right as it’s happening.
The Inside CNN tour is a 55-minute guided walking tour departing approximately every 10 minutes. The CNN Center is open to the public and entrance to the building is free. There is only a price for the actual tour. The public area includes a food court with fast food and full-service restaurants, specialty retail and other services.
Cost: $15/adult, $14/student (ages 13-18 or with college ID), $12/child (ages 4-12)
Free: 3 and under
Discounts: Check website for any current deals
Target Age: All ages though no strollers are allowed
Target Gender: Both
Membership Passes: No
City Pass: Yes
Stroller Rental: No
Wheelchair Rental: No
ATM on site: yes
Tenders: Cash, credit, debit
Admission Tips: Book your tour ahead of time to avoid the long lines. And bring a carrier for any babies or toddlers to “wear” them as no strollers are allowed.
Parking lot adjacent
Cars: $10-$30 depending on the day
Parking Tips: Be sure to have cash on hand as some lots may not accept credit cards.
Walking level: Low
Food on premise: Concessions, Restaurant
Outside Food Permitted: No
Alcohol Sold: Yes
Alcohol Permitted: Yes
Gift Shop: Yes
Birthday/ Event Venue: Yes for events
Experience Tips: Even without going on the tour, being in CNN Center, which has an open atrium to allow visitors to see some CNN studios and offices, is a very unique activity (and a great, indoor place to have lunch or a snack).
Duration: 55 minutes
190 Marietta St NW
Atlanta, GA 30303