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Thursday, October 8, 2015

DeKalb places you didn't know you needed to see

The Michael C. Carlos Museum holds the largest collection of ancient art in the Southeast, and it's one Georgia's oldest museums (dating back to 1876).

 From: http://www.ajc.com
Some well-known tourist attractions, like Stone Mountain Park, are certainly worth visiting, but often the market, building or garden that captures an area best is under-the-radar. In DeKalb County, there are a few surprising spots you may be unaware of — unless, of course, you are a resident or aficionado.

Here are 15 fun and quirky places in DeKalb the intrepid should seek out.
Mummies and ancient artifacts
Nestled on the Emory University campus is great destination for local art and culture. The Michael C. Carlos Museum holds the largest collection of ancient art in the Southeast, and it's one Georgia's oldest museums (dating back to 1876). The museum is small enough to be privately enjoyed at your leisure and large enough to offer a significant collection for viewing. Visitors can check out artifacts from Egypt, Nubia, Near East and more, as well as special exhibitions.
Where to go: The museum is located at 571 South Kilgo Circle NE at Emory University. Free parking is allowed anywhere on campus except in 24-hour restricted areas or reserved spaces. $8 for adults, $6 for students, seniors and children ages 6 to 17, free for ages 5 and under with $2 for audio guide rental. Free admission days are available from 1 to 4 p.m. on certain days. 404-727-4282.

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