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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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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.

  • 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 5 days ago via mobile
It was ok

It wasn't as detailed as I hoped, but, I understand the need to keep outsiders far away from where the action happens. We weren't allowed to take photos or videos on most of the tour :-( The world's longest escalator ride, 8 floors, was cool....More

Thank Yvonne M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed our tour — very interesting. The VIP tour was sold out so we couldn’t go on that one. The next time, I expect we will book that one ahead of time.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
News just in - don’t do this on a Saturday

The cnn building is a great place, but save yourself $15 and just look at it from the food court for free. They should not be open Saturday if their studios are dark and empty. Too much effort walking through X-rays, stairs and waiting around...More

Thank Harro2013
Reviewed 1 week ago
VIP Tour

I had taken their VIP tour. Looked like they charged a lot. But the group was small and the guide was very lively explaining everything clearly. Felt a bit rushed in the tour. Enjoyed the tour knowing and seeing how news are being delivered ....More

Thank Sumsul
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A must for those who love news channels

A great behind the scenes looks at both CNN and HLN channels in action with lots of news, trivia and facts thrown in. The guide was very knowledgeable and answered everyone’s questions. He had a fun way in delivering his tour. Our visit was just...More

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Maybe your five year old would enjoy it, but your 12 year old probably has done - or at least, can do - the same thing with his/her smart phone. I found the weather anchor display to be terribly antiquated. As I stated in... More
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