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This CNN studio tour packs a ton of fun into less than an hour, so it’s easy to fit it into your travel schedule and leaves you with plenty of time to explore other areas of Atlanta, too. With special behind-the-scenes information, such as which special effects are used when, get the most out of visiting CNN Center with this guided tour.
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190 Marietta St NW
190 Marietta St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303, USADeparture Point: One CNN Center Address: One CNN Center 190 Marietta St, NW Atlanta Georgia 30303
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    CNN Studio Tours
    Stop: 50 minutes - Admission included
    Present your voucher at the tour box office at the base of the escalator and receive your timed ticket for your journey into the heart of CNN's headquarters. On the Inside CNN Studio Tour, you'll get an up-close, in-depth look at the pioneer of the 24-hour television news format. The studio tour is an approximately 50-minute guided walking tour that provides a view into the newsrooms and studios to see firsthand how CNN gathers and reports the news. Learn about CNN's history from your informative guide and visit a control room theater, where you'll learn all about how news broadcasts are put together. Next, head inside a special effects studio to see how weather maps and on-air graphics are created. Watch live news feeds, see journalists at work in the main CNN newsroom, and maybe even see newscasters broadcasting live. Don't miss the chance to get a souvenir photo of you behind an anchor desk! Before or after your tour, explore the many shops and restaurants at CNN's massive headquarters. With tours running approximately every 10 minutes throughout the day, this fun, educational tour is easy to fit into your schedule and ideal for the whole family!
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190 Marietta St NW
190 Marietta St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303, USADeparture Point: One CNN Center Address: One CNN Center 190 Marietta St, NW Atlanta Georgia 30303
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Highlights
  • Book this CNN Studio Tour ahead of time to reserve your tour day
  • Get a behind-the-scenes look at CNN’s global headquarters in Atlanta 
  • Your guide shows you where the news is written, produced, and delivered
  • Learn about the technology behind weather maps and other on-air graphics
  • Bring home a souvenir photo of you behind a CNN news desk
What to Expect
This CNN Atlanta guided tour meets at CNN Center. Take your paper voucher to the tour office for a timed studio tour admission ticket. On your tour, you’ll see how CNN news broadcasts are made. You’ll visit the main studios and newsrooms for CNN’s news channels. As your guide leads you through the building, you’ll learn about founder Ted Turner and how he created the first 24-hour news network in the US. You’ll also take a look at a special-effects studio for creating weather maps and other on-air graphics. Learn how the video, sound, and special effects happen. Then, you can play news anchor. Sit at a CNN anchor desk, and pose with a microphone for a souvenir photo. Your tour ends where it started, and from there you can explore the rest of the CNN Center or visit other downtown Atlanta attractions.
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Departure Point
190 Marietta St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
Duration
50m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Behind the scenes look at how CNN operates
  • Entry/Admission - CNN Studio Tours
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • ADA Compliant tours are available at 10:30am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm and 4:30pm
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Maj Rajneesh A wrote a review Mar. 2020
Muscat, Oman416 contributions39 helpful votes
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It was nice to see CNN studio at Atlanta downtown close to Olympic circle. We dint take tour, was walking around the Buick and inside . It was good experience
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Tony wrote a review Mar. 2020
Austin, Indiana57 contributions6 helpful votes
The CNN tour is fantastic for the money. You get to learn the ins and outs of what goes on behind the scenes. Wear a green shirt to increase your chances of getting selected for the weather green screen demonstration. I highly recommend this tour.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Anitagal2 wrote a review Mar. 2020
16 contributions1 helpful vote
Had the opportunity to see a live telecast of news during our tour which was insightful. Nice working space, new learnings.
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davew49 wrote a review Mar. 2020
Dayton, Ohio398 contributions64 helpful votes
Quite interesting as the tour took us to several areas. For any up and coming broadcasters, media types and those interested in news cycles this is a must. Would be a great experience for inquisitive kids!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Ritzma wrote a review Feb. 2020
Cape Town Central, South Africa131 contributions31 helpful votes
It was great having a peek into the CNN studio's and where it all happens from. The staff at the ticket sales office were very friendly and helpful and so was the guide. It was very informative although it would have been great to see a live broadcast.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Ritzma
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All over to soon
This was a great experience and topped our expectations. The tour guide was simply excellent and the information ve
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Fun-CDCTraveler
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A disappointment
Really wasn’t what was advertised. Didn’t really see anything. They said we would get to see some celebrities or fi
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drchasev
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Closed for the Virus
Looks pretty neat if you are a fan of the station and would like to see it live broadcast. But the recent world sca
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ahmad_alshihabi
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CNN Studio GA
Being close to the news room and watching the staff face to face is really nice. The hard work of these people can’
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Werni1904
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Interesting tour
I had the small tour with my family and it was nice to get a sneek behind the scenes. the guide was really friendly
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Andrew R
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Watched a presenter play with her cellphone during a commercial break!
This tour was just under an hour in length and really interesting. Our tour guide this morning, Thomas, knew his s
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brianhA9558LM
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Behind the scenes look of news production
Saw anchors providing news, the huge teams gathering and producing the news. Sit behind a broadcast desk. Guided to
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MEHarse
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Should have done the VIP tour
You don’t really get to see a lot with the general admission tour, although I wouldn’t say the tour was bad, it was
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theindianatraveler
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Not worth the time or money
A very disappointing waste of time. There is little to see and not much that we learned. Not vibrant or interesting
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alberts560
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It’s a good visit if you like staircases
There is nothing to see except a succession of balconies and staircases. you see everything on the CNN promo
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BrunoHoke
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Be sure and take the VIP tour.
Not only do you get to see the different segments of CNN but you get to go inside a number of control rooms and stu
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pk90210
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Worth seeing
The tour is a bit short and you didn't get to see much of the CNN but it's definitely an eye opener to see how CNN
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Sarah T
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An enjoyable and informative tour whether you like CNN or not
The CNN Studio Tour is part of the City Pass deal that we purchased. We really enjoyed our tour and found it inform
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Ken S
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A Light Tour
We enjoyed the tour; to us it was worth the money and the time (under an hour). It's a light tour in the sense tha
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afikam2013
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Tour and staff is dry
There's a 15 minute tour that doesn't have much photo opportunity. The security guards treat you like you're in a p
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