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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 6 days 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
Reviewed 1 week ago
Some Interesting Facts But Doesn't Really Go 'Behind The Scenes'

I was quite disappointed in this tour; it’s called a CNN behind the scenes tour but I could have been touring any studio in the world! It was only $16 but honestly it’s a rip off! Don’t get me wrong it did have some interesting...More

1  Thank VikkiBee
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Interesting once, not something I would repeat

The CNN tour had some interesting spots in it. However, you are not allowed to take photos (after the first two stops), and the guide was expressing how annoyed she was with people and sick of dealing with them at the start of our tour...More

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Charlotte K
28 May 2018|
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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