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Choose your adventure. In lieu of a long bus ride through Atlanta traffic, the Atlanta Host Committee has identified three unique behind-the-scenes tours that mix the best of Atlanta with cutting-edge tilt-up. Movie lovers may choose to scope out some of the city’s most famous filming locations coupled with a tour of Atlanta Metro Studios, while sports fans may opt for an afternoon at The Battery – a high-profile, mixed-use development home to SunTrust Park – and an impressive four-story tilt-up office building. Crime buffs will be interested in a rare behind-the-scenes tour of the new Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Atlanta Field Office. Once the weekend hits, there are two more tour options to round out your trip to Georgia: a southern foods tour and an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the CNN world headquarters.


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The Battery at SunTrust Park

September 26, 2019 from 12:45pm to 4:00pm

Load Bus at Courtland St. Driveway located on the International Level

Conveniently located at the intersection of I-75 and I-285 in the bustling Cumberland area, The Battery Atlanta offers an unprecedented entertainment experience 365 days a year – not just on game days. The Battery Atlanta brings baseball fans nine restaurants, four retail stores, and a music venue in a mixed-use development surrounding SunTrust Park, the home to the Atlanta Braves. The development also features a four-story, class-A tilt-up office building. The project team will be on hand to tell all about the incredibly tight sight, the aggressive schedule, and the other challenges of working within a development of this nature.

Attendees will enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of SunTrust Park. Tour stops may include: Xfinity Rooftop, Press Box, Hank Aaron Terrace, INFINITI Club, Monument Garden, Delta SKY360° Club, SunTrust Club, Dugout, Coors Light Below the Chop, Terrapin Taproom, Hope and Will's Sandlot, and Braves Clubhouse Store. (All stops are subject to availability.)

Atlanta Metro Studios

September 26, 2019 from 1:10pm to 4:00pm

Load Bus at Courtland St. Driveway located on the International Level

This tour will begin by showing off some of Atlanta’s most famous movie sites, for the filming of Stranger Things, The Walking Dead, Ozark, The Hunger Games, Jumanji, The Fast and the Furious, Avengers, Black Panther, and so much more. You will get to experience clips from the productions relevant to the sites you are seeing, all the while listening to your insider tell you about the magic behind the making of these films and hearing behind-the-scenes stories you will not hear anywhere else!

The tour will end at Atlanta Metro Studios (AMS), a 245,000-square-foot tilt-up project. Here, you will get a behind-the-scenes tour of the sound stage buildings at AMS, which are the largest in North America. Phase 1 of the 2-phase project includes 134,000 square feet of sound stages, 60,000 square feet of production offices, and 50,000 square feet of construction and flex space. With the tallest of the 313 panels being 55 feet and 5 inches, and the heaviest being 122,000 pounds, you will not want to miss out on hearing from the design team about the work that went into this project!

FBI Atlanta Field Office

September 26, 2019 from 1:30pm to 4:00pm

Load Bus at Courtland St. Driveway located on the International Level

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the new Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Atlanta Field Office. The 151,066-square-foot, state-of-the-art law enforcement facility opened in October of 2017. The FBI has 56 field offices (or divisions) centrally located in major metropolitan areas across the U.S. and Puerto Rico. These offices are the places where the FBI carries out investigations, assess local and regional crime threats, and works closely with partners on cases and operations. Each field office is overseen by a special agent in charge.

“This new building, along with its associated technology and extremely thought out design, will serve as the backdrop for the critical contribution of the FBI Atlanta Field Office as it carries out its many important missions throughout the State of Georgia and beyond,” said David J. LeValley, former special agent in charge at the FBI Atlanta Field Office.

“The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s new Atlanta Field Office is a testament to the General Services Administration’s mission to deliver the best value in real estate, acquisitions, and technology services to government and the American people,” said the GSA Acting Administrator, Timothy Horne. “The field office will allow the FBI to bring its field operations under one roof at an annual rental rate negotiated to achieve the best value to taxpayers. The GSA is pleased to deliver this state-of-the-art, ISC Level IV secured, single-tenant facility that will support the FBI in serving the American public for decades to come.”

This tour is subject to change without notice. The views and opinions expressed in here are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of any agency of the U.S. government.

CNN World Headquarters: Behind the Scenes Tour

September 28, 2019 from 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Meet at the CNN World Headquarters 15 Minutes Prior to Tour Time

Get exclusive, behind-the-scenes access to the world headquarters of CNN with this tour experience. You will take a 50-minute walking tour with your own guide through the halls of the CNN Center and get an inside look at how a live broadcast is produced and sent to viewers all over the world. You will also get a more in-depth look at how one of the world’s largest news organizations operates. From the historic first newscast to the now living legacy, learn how CNN became a worldwide leader in news.

Atlanta Food Tour

September 28, 2019 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Load trolley at Courtland St. Driveway located on the International Level

Experience some of the city’s best food and drinks in a guided tour through one of Atlanta’s oldest and most artistic neighborhoods, Castleberry Hill. Here, you will get 12 hearty tastings at three restaurants, two alcoholic drinks, and a mouthwatering array of specialty desserts that have been featured on the Food Network.

Learn about Dr. King’s love of food and the scandalous history of Castleberry Hill, visit “the unofficial headquarters of the Civil Rights Movement,” and try moonshine and barbecue at one of the city’s hottest barbecue joints. This tour lasts approximately two and a half hours.