The Southeast's Largest Concentration of Collections Atlanta, famous for its hospitality and vibrant corporate community, has experienced unprecedented growth over the past twenty years. Razed by the Union Army almost 150 years ago, today Atlanta is not only the main business and transportation hub in the southeast, it has the distinction of being home to the largest number of museums in the region. Ranging from the internationally renowned Fernbank Museum of Natural History, whose dinosaur exhibits are among the finest in the world, to the High Museum of Art, whose galleries display selections from its more than 10,000 fine art works, the museums of Atlanta are a celebration of the city, its citizens, and its heritage. Museums of Atlanta: A Guide for Residents and Visitors is the ideal companion for anyone visiting the city, moving to the area, or living in Atlanta or a nearby community. Here, you will learn about Emory University's Michael C. Carlos Museum with its remarkable collection of antiquities, ranging from Egypt, Greece, and Rome to the ancient Americas, and The Atlanta History Center, which explores the role and richness of folk art in the South.