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CNN Studio Tours

Atlanta is home to the world’s top news network – CNN. This worldwide leader in news has maintained its post as the most trusted source in news around the world. Located in the heart of Downtown Atlanta, directly across the street from Centennial Olympic Park and adjacent to the Philips Arena where several of the city’s major sport teams play, the CNN Center is a landmark and major tourist attraction for those seeking to learn more about the leading news network.

The CNN Center became a part of the Downtown Atlanta horizon in 1976 as part of the Omni International Group but the actual offices and newsrooms didn’t move into the facility until 1987. In addition to the CNN offices and newsrooms, a world-class hotel, the Omni is located within the CNN Center. The CNN Center also contains an impressive food court that is available to visitors, employees of CNN and patrons of the Philips Arena and other Downtown Atlanta attractions.

With the success of several news programs throughout the years, the CNN Center decided to create a special fifty-five minute guided tour which would enable visitors to take a peek into the inner workings of a twenty-four hour news network. During the tour, visitors get the opportunity to experience the state of the art technology utilized by many of the programs produced within the CNN Center as well as watch live tapings of shows from CNN, CNN International and Headline News to name a few.

The CNN Center is the epicenter of emerging new media, allowing visitors to witness how this news giant consistently keeps its finger on the pulse of all things current, and making it one of Downtown Atlanta’s most popular attractions.

Behind-the-Scenes Tour:
CNN offers 50 minute walking tours that give you behind-the-scenes access to the world headquarters of CNN.  The guided tour gives you an inside look at how a live broadcast is produced and broadcast around the world. You will also get a more in-depth look at how the world’s largest news organization operates. From the historic first newscast to the now living legacy, learn how CNN became the worldwide leader in news.

Tour Times:
Tours run approximately every 20 minutes daily from 9am – 5pm.  Reservations are highly recommended as tours often sell out during peak times

Address:
One CNN Center
Atlanta, GA 30303

Parking:

  • CNN Center Parking Deck: $10 per day per vehicle (excluding events)
  • Payments Accepted: American Express, Cash, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Public parking is available within walking distance of CNN Center

Southbound via I-75/85

  • Exit 249C Williams St
  • Turn RIGHT onto Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd
  • Turn LEFT onto Centennial Olympic Park Dr
  • Parking garage is on the LEFT after you cross over Marietta St. and pass the large CNN letters on your RIGHT

Northbound via I-75/85

  • Exit 249D Spring St./W. Peachtree St
  • Turn RIGHT onto Spring St. ramp toward Centennial Olympic Park Dr
  • Bear LEFT onto Centennial Olympic Park Dr
  • Stay on Centennial Olympic Park Dr
  • Parking garage is on the LEFT after you cross over Marietta St. and pass the large CNN letters on your RIGHT

Eastbound or Westbound via I-20:

  • Exit I-75/85 North and follow Northbound via I-75/85

Bus Parking

Bus Marshalling – bus parking is available at the Georgia World Congress Center for $25 per entry per day. The area is secured and has a lounge for bus drivers to relax while their group is away.

There is also free street parking on Centennial Olympic Drive by Philips Arena, but drivers must stay with their bus and may be asked to move if the space is needed.

Public Transportation

  • MARTA stop W1: Dome/ GWCC/ Philips Arena/ CNN Center
  • MARTA stop N1: Peachtree Center – approximately a 10-minute walk from this station

Atlanta Streetcar

Use the Centennial Olympic Park stop and head south on Centennial Olympic Park Dr. The CNN Center is located on the corner of Centennial Olympic Park Dr. and Marietta St.

For more information, please call 1-877-4CNNTOUR or (404) 827-2300.