Atlanta Cyclorama & Civil War Museum
The Atlanta Cyclorama is a Civil War Museum which houses the famous cylindrical painting of the American Civil war also called the Atlanta Cyclorama. The museum is located at Atlanta's Grant Park, next to the Zoo Atlanta. Along with the Cyclorama, the museum also features uniforms, artifacts and the famous locomotive Texas.
The Cyclorama building was built to house the painting in the year 1921. John Francis Downing designed this neoclassical building in Grant Park. The building and the painting were restored during the 1980s after a period of neglect.
Atlanta traveling visitors at the Atlanta Cyclorama can view the painting in the Circular Theater of the building. The theater has tiered central seatings which are lit while entering and than dimmed. After being seated the entire painting is viewed as the central cylinder rotates slowly. The painting measuring 358 feet in length and 42 feet in height is one of the world's largest oil paintings.
Some of the highlights of the Cyclorama painting are the recreation of heavy fighting at the Troupe Hurt House's vicinity, Old Abe which is the Union Regiment's bald eagle mascot, Manning Force being carried in an ambulance to a field hospital, and a mannequin of plaster of paris bearing great likeness to the actor Clark gable.
A short film narrated by James Earl Jones about the Atlanta Campaign is showed in the movie theater inside the Atlanta Cyclorama Museum before the visitors view the painting. The cyclorama painting is also augmented by a narration of the painting's history and a 3-dimensional diorama in front of it.
Admission to the Atlanta Cyclorama is $7 for the adults, $5 for kids and $6 for seniors. The building is accessible to people with disabilities. Various fast food centers and plenty of parking spaces are also available near the building for the Atlanta GA travel visitors.
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