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“Ok with a discounted ticket”

Michael C. Carlos Museum
Ranked #34 of 290 things to do in Atlanta
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Owner description: The Carlos Museum is one of the Southeast's premier ancient art museums with major collections of art objects from ancient Egypt, Nubia, Near East, Greece, Rome, ancient Americas, Africa, and Asia, as well as a collection of works on paper from the Renaissance to the present.
Carcassonne, France
Level 6 Contributor
230 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Ok with a discounted ticket”
Reviewed 30 June 2014

It is a small museum with some Egyptian mummies on display as well as items from other native populations. It was not memorable.

Visited March 2014
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Atlanta, Georgia
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Hidden Treasure”
Reviewed 18 June 2014

To fully appreciate the Michael C. Carlos Museum, a love of ancient history and antiquities is a must! If not, you could breeze through the museum in less than an hour. The building is beautiful. The permanent collection and exhibitions are top notch! I would caution bringing elementary-aged children. The dim lighting and small placards may be off-setting to younger children.

Visited August 2013
1 Thank SunGoddess96212
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Atlanta, GA
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Hidden Treasure”
Reviewed 16 June 2014

Never heard much about this museum on the Emory University campus in Atlanta, GA. WOW- spent about 3 hours there on Father's Day. My 88 year old dad thoroughly enjoyed himself as did my sister and I. Believe admission was only $8.00. Spend the few extra $ for the headset in order to listen to the in-depth information available for many of the displays.

So many treasures, including the oldest mummy in the Western hemisphere! Every display was just perfect. It is quite dark in the mummy display areas- but for obvious reasons.

Don't miss the bookstore- just outside the museum entrance. Tiny but loaded with some wonderfully interesting items.

Downside- the parking can be difficult- especially when classes are is in session. Also the gentleman in the bookstore was too preoccupied watching a movie to wait on us.

Visited June 2014
3 Thank dhchjh
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Columbus, Georgia
Level 6 Contributor
123 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Ancient History buff's dream”
Reviewed 15 June 2014

If you don't have a love of ancient history, you will probably not be enthused by this museum. If you do, then it's a must see. The mummies and Egyptian collection are probably my favorite, but there are plenty of Greek and Roman artifacts as well along with a little bit of everything. Parking is free and Emory's campus is lovely as well.

Visited March 2014
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Daytona Beach, Florida
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great ancient treasure”
Reviewed 5 June 2014 via mobile

A great visit and a good place to teach children about ancient civilization. The mummies might be a bit scary, but a proper explanation will help. Highly recommended.

1 Thank PollexStar
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