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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.

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Reviewed yesterday
USA 2018

We took the VIP tour and it was worth every penny the tour was informative and interesting going behind the scenes was tremendous to how the news works. Would highly recommend this tour.

Thank Yorkshirefox
Reviewed 2 days ago

A must see for anyone visiting the Atlanta area. I did the basic tour, and felt it was worth every cent. Few people are aware of all the individuals who work behind the scene to keep this programming constantly up to date. Our tour guide,...More

Thank Greg B
Reviewed 1 week ago

With my two daughters we did the VIP tour. I was so excited to go as I am a huge CNN fan however I was disappointed. Our tour guide was not very enthusiastic and seemed to "whiz" through everything. Although we did get to see...More

1  Thank Susie60768
Reviewed 1 week ago
Not what I expected

It really was not much behind the scenes. At least 10 minutes for security and picture taking. There was more going up and down stairs than actual tour but the guides were friendly and it wasn't very expensive.

1  Thank Cassysj
Reviewed 1 week ago
Very informative and Interesting Tour

The CNN tour is very interesting and you are able to see live broadcasts and tour the inter-workings of a television studio. It's best to do the tour during the day on a work week. The weekends have scaled back crews on (HNN), but the...More

2  Thank Ronald S
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Response from Paula9122008 | Reviewed this property |
The weather anchor tends to cater to children in demonstrating the way the green screen technology works; there is an opportunity for pictures posing as a news anchor and a pretty fun gift shop featuring fodder from all the... More