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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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Overview

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.

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
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Reviewed 2 days ago
CNN Tour

We enjoyed the tour. We wished we did it on a weekday because maybe we would have seen more action in the newsrooms. We did enjoy seeing the different newsrooms and the offices. It was a bit pricey for what it actually offered. But, my...More

1  Thank Lori B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Disappointing

Being the biggest news corporation, you think you would learn something new about them or feel emotionally impacted by a corporation that has done so much in the worldwide news. However, all you see are a few empty studios, see a working newsroom (mostly empty...More

Thank The_Wanderer1992
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Interesting behind-the-scenes tour

We took the VIP tour and loved it - a lot of that was down to our guide Burke, but it’s very interesting. Loved being in the control room during a live broadcast and walking through the newsroom.

1  Thank Steve_Hunter
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Interactive tour guide - very enjoyable and informative

We had Burke for our tour guide, he was very good, and my son was smitten by him. Kids enjoyed this (8, and 11 years of age) we didn't have to wait a long time, and the tour itself is done in 40 minutes. We...More

Thank MiliM96
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Disappontingly shallow

First, it is not a 50 minute tour, the first 15 were bag check, up the escalator and get your picture taken so they can try to sell it to you later. I run tours so I can understand the difficulty in having access to,...More

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