Atlas Obscura ‘Autoeater’

This somewhat bizarre sculpture was created by German artists, Julia Venske and Gregor Spänle. The mixed-media installation is comprised of around 16 tons of Italian Carrara marble and a 1980’s Fiat Panda.

In 2016, Midtown Alliance released a worldwide request to artists to propose a new piece of public art that would replace the “Rockspinner,” a 22,000-pound granite boulder that sat on a rotating base. Following an art committee review, “Autoeater” won the selection.

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Michael C. Carlos Museum

Discover Michael C. Carlos Museum in Atlanta, Georgia: Located on the campus of Emory University, this museum is filled with objects from the Americas to ancient Greece.

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Sister Louisa’s Church of the Living Room & Ping Pong Emporium

Discover Sister Louisa's Church of the Living Room & Ping Pong Emporium in Atlanta, Georgia: A local dive where religious kitsch, Southern identity, and queer culture collide.

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Colony Square
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Atlanta with Tim Richards. Travelbook
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Kendeda Building

Discover Kendeda Building in Atlanta, Georgia: This "living building" on Georgia Tech's campus is home to a blueberry orchard, honeybees, and more than 900 solar panels.

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Discover Videodrome in Atlanta, Georgia: This old school, eccentric, and independent video rental store refuses to die.

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Atlanta Botanical Garden

Discover Atlanta Botanical Garden in Atlanta, Georgia: A grassroots community effort in the 1970s led to the creation of this beautiful garden full of delightfully whimsical exhibits.

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From Downtown to Midtown Atlanta
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Atlanta Rainbow Crosswalks

Discover Atlanta Rainbow Crosswalks in Atlanta, Georgia: A colorful square marks the heart of the city's LGBTQ community.

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Lake Claire Community Land Trust

Discover Lake Claire Community Land Trust in Atlanta, Georgia: A hidden oasis just two minutes from downtown Atlanta.

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54 Columns of Atlanta

The strange assortment of concrete pillars inspires reflection in some, confusion in others.

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Center for Puppetry Arts

Discover Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta, Georgia: The largest puppetry museum in the USA houses the world's most complete collection of Jim Henson artifacts.

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The Sideways Grave of Sideways the Dog

Discover The Sideways Grave of Sideways the Dog in Atlanta, Georgia: A slanted tomb honors the faithful, furry companion of the Georgia Tech student body.

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Switchyards Ping Pong Stadium

Discover Switchyards Ping Pong Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia: The only subterranean ping pong table in Atlanta.

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Discover Murder Kroger in Atlanta, Georgia: A series of unfortunate events have given this grocery icon an eerie moniker.

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Discover Margaret Mitchell House in Atlanta, Georgia: The small first-floor apartment where the author wrote her Pulitzer Prize-winning book “Gone with the Wind.”.

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Madam C.J. Walker Museum & WERD Radio

Discover Madam C.J. Walker Museum & WERD Radio in Atlanta, Georgia: The legacies of two historic Black American institutions live on in this unassuming brick building.

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Robert C. Williams Paper Museum

Discover Robert C. Williams Paper Museum in Atlanta, Georgia: One of the world’s largest collections of paper memorabilia chronicles 4,000 years of papermaking.

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Atlanta’s Trap Music Museum

Discover Trap Music Museum in Atlanta, Georgia: A provocative museum dedicated to the genre and the harsh realities that inspired its origins.

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The Elvis Shrine Vault

Discover The Elvis Shrine Vault in Atlanta, Georgia: An old bank vault in Atlanta, is now the eternal shrine of Elvis Presley.

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Coca-Cola Secret Formula Vault

Discover Coca-Cola Secret Formula Vault in Atlanta, Georgia: One of corporate America's best-kept secrets is also one of the most publicly displayed.

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