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CNN Atlanta Studio 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
CNN Atlanta Studio Tour
From US$16.34
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CNN Atlanta Studio Tour
From US$16.34
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.
What to Expect
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.
Reviews (1,388)
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Exploring the Studio

My Daughter and I did the tour and it was very interesting to see all the lights camera action. If you are in that area I would recommend. They even take photos of you in front of a green scene and it comes out like...More

Thank Lstyles4u
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
CNN ehh

We took the tour and it was okay. Not much to see other than some cameras and people working. I can’t say it was exciting. It’s a big building with the longest escalator in the country- that was interesting.

1  Thank elizabethmV6112AL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great tour with very tight security.

Loved the tour and seeing all the people CNN employs 24/7. Security was tighter than any airport I’ve been thru in the last 10 years. Grandson was disappointed we missed seeing Carl Azuz but we saw his studio and bought a shirt and were even...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lindadudley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Spring for the VIP Tour

This could have been better, but still was pretty great. Before going into my review, just something I noticed while waiting on my tour: Watch the construction; it's everywhere and makes it difficult to navigate the ground floor (and some of the exterior construction made...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Freq_Traveler_01_13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Anniversary Weekend

Drove Up to Atlanta from Savannah for the weekend to Celebrate Our Anniversary. We had Planned Several Activities and spread them out for a Couple each day. Took the VIP TOUR of CNN and I'm so Glad We Upgraded to VIP totally worth it ......More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank tydoug
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17 December 2018|
Response from lindadudley | Reviewed this property |
We were not afforded the opportunity for the VIP tour.
17 December 2018|
Response from John R | Reviewed this property |
Not sure if ours was the VIP Tour but we were fairly tightly controlled as to where we could go. I doubt they would let you in but you may be able to view through a window
Sue J
2 October 2018|
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Response from stevenlanglin | Reviewed this property |
Nope. There is a desk you can walk up to and purchase tickets. They will tell you when the next tour is, and ask if that’s OK.