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Sure, you can see the latest pop sensation at Philips Arena or catch a jam band at Chastain, but you might find the next big thing at these smaller venues.
Sure, you’ve been to the High Museum and the Atlanta History Center. But here are 10 off-the-beaten-path museums worth checking out:
A lot of exciting changes are happening at this Buckhead museum. A 2016 renovation gave the main building a beautiful new facade, and it inherited the Cycolorama—an early 20th-centry painting that depicts the Battle of Atlanta—and the Texas—a train best known for being involved in the 1862 Great Locomotive Chase of the Civil War—from their former home in Grant Park.
The modernist swings and slides at Noguchi Playground in Piedmont Park are a delight to both kids and art lovers. Or drive a few miles north to Sandy Springs, where the Playable Art Park at Abernathy Greenway contains six colorful sculptures that also function as interactive playsets.
When Jim Henson and Kermit the Frog cut the ribbon in 1978, the former Spring Street Elementary School had only one exhibition and a few shows devoted to puppets. Nearly 40 years later, the Midtown space has grown to be the largest nonprofit puppetry theater in the country.
No tour of Ponce is complete without paying respects to Blondie as she crushes Pabst Blue Ribbon cans in her inimitable style.