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“Small but nice” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Michael C. Carlos Museum

Michael C. Carlos Museum
Ranked #34 of 281 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.
Atlanta Georgia
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84 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Small but nice”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2014

If you are in the Emory area, the Carlos museum is a great place to spend 45 minutes. They have a nice little Egyptian exhibit with real mummies. There are roman statues and other antiquities. But this is not a place to see paintings. While in the area, check out the Special Collections on the top of Woodruff library, which is open to the public.

Visited July 2014
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Small Museum with Exquisite Collection”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2014

A small museum can either do many things with mediocre results or one thing exceedingly well. The Michael Carlos has an absolutely wonderful collection of ancient art - Egyptian, Greek, Roman and pre-Columbian. The curators are top notch.
Special exhibitions most of the time.
Comparatively low admission.

Visited July 2014
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Atlanta, Georgia
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35 reviews
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“Incredible Museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2014

My eight year old calls this the "mummy museum", and it's one of our favorites. It is small and very accessible with a GREAT book and gift shop, and a café. Do plan a visit while the Buddhist monks are making Mandalas. Amazing to see.

Visited October 2013
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Lilburn, Georgia
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16 reviews
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“Wide range of historical artifacts”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2014

This is a great place to bring friends or visiting family. The artifacts include South American, Asian, Roman and Egyptian findings (including mummies). There's plenty to see here and the staff is very friendly. This is one of Atlanta's very own hidden treasures.

Visited July 2014
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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“Pot of Gold on Emory University Campus”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

Looking to do something "non-touristy" in Atlanta, we took an afternoon trip to this museum on Emory's campus. What a find! Free parking on campus in summertime was plentiful, even with construction, and admission was only $8. We visited the ancient Americas exhibit on the first floor and were so well satisfied with the collection that we never made it to the other exhibits in this small but luxurious museum. The bookstore was quite a find, too, with an impressive and eclectic selection of books and gifts we'd never seen in mainstream bookstores. Lunch in Emory's medical hospital cafeteria had plenty of healthy options as we didn't want to leave campus to eat. A memorable day on a hot summer afternoon in Atlanta!

Visited June 2014
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