If you’re visiting Atlanta or you’re a local tourist, then keep reading. I’ve gathered a list of Atlanta attractions you can visit for free. Some Atlanta attractions are always free. However, many have requirements. Such as military members or free admission on birthdays.
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Update: AtlantaOnTheCheap found an awesome deal for the month of August. Enjoy free admission to the College Football Hall of Fame when you download the Chick-fil-A app.
The Georgia Aquarium. Visit over 100,000 animals at the Georgia Aquarium. It’s a tourist favorite, with over 21,000 positive reviews on tripadvisor.com. And it’s one of the most photographed places in Atlanta. Do a location search on Instagram and you’ll see thousands of smiling faces and really big fish.
Georgia residents visit the Georgia Aquarium for free on your birthday. Just visit any ticket window and show proof of your birthday with a valid ID or birth certificate then you get in for free.
In addition to that great offer, active duty military members enjoy free admission each Monday.
Children’s Museum of Atlanta. Visit the place where kids can play with everything on display! If you want to visit this museum with the entire family, then you don’t want to miss Family Free Day at the museum. Celebrate innovation and creativity with a featured exhibit. This event will fill up very quickly. So, check for registration dates and times.
Also, the Museum offers free admission to military members on certain military holidays.
Center for Puppetry Arts. Discover a magical place where adults and children are entertained. Get free entry to the Center for Puppetry Arts when you check out the “Passport to Puppetry” at any participating public library.
Zoo Atlanta. Walk and observe thousands of animals at Zoo Atlanta for free through your local library.
Get free Zoo Atlanta entry when you check out, watch and return the Zoo Atlanta Library Pass DVD . Because this is a popular offer, you may have to get on a waiting list to check out the DVD.
Additionally, moms and dads have free entry on Mother’s and Father’s Day!
High Museum of Art. See over 11,000 pieces of art at he High Museum of Art for free on the second Sunday of each month, between 12 pm and 5 pm. Additionally, the museum honors military members with free admission along with one guest every day.
Arabia Mountain. Take a hike or walk the trails at Arabia Mountain for free everyday.
Atlanta Beltline. You an walk, skate, bike or even hike some parts of the Atlanta Beltline. Visit the Atlanta Beltline website for directions on where to start.
Atlanta Monetary Museum. Learn all about the history of money for free at the Atlanta Monetary Museum.
Autrey Mill Nature Preserve. Walk over two miles of trails then stop and visit the animals at the Autrey Mill Nature Preserve for free.
The Carter Center. The Carter Center is a local treasure. Visit the museum for about $8 or just walk through the beauty rose garden for free.
David J. Sencer CDC Museum. Learn about the history of the Center of Disease Control for free.
Fernbank Science Center. First, visit the Fernbank Science Center for free then check out the Planetarium. Tickets are less than 10 bucks.
Georgia Governor’s Mansion. Take a tour of the 18 acre estate and 24,000 square foot Georgia Governor’s Mansion for free.
Kennesaw Mountain. If you’re a history buff then you should go visit Kennesaw Mountain. You’ll enjoy learning about the Civil War.
Marietta Fire Museum. All kids like fireman. So bring your little tikes to see the Marietta Fire Museum.
Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park. Pay respect to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr at the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park for free.
Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary . Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary is an educational sanctuary for exotic animals as well as farm animals. Enjoy the free self guided tour then have a picnic and enjoy the playground.
Piedmont Park. Piedmont Park is an awesome Midtown area park that has everything. In addition to cool concerts and free festivals, visitors enjoy the beautiful green space, dog park and splash pad. This park is free but you should check their website for prices to events held at the park.
Roswell Fire Museum. If you love vintage fire trucks and fire department history then visit the free Roswell Fire Museum.
Silver Comet Trail. The Silver Comet Trail is over 61 miles long. And because it’s non-motorized, it’s perfect for a long walk, a hike or a day of bike riding. There are several entrance points, so check the website for maps and directions.
Yellow River Park. Yellow River Park has almost 700 acres of beautiful riverfront. In addition to paved trails, there are 12 miles of unpaved trails for mountain biking, hiking and equestrian.