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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Tourist Trap BOA Award Winner

2000 » Cityscape » Critics Pick
Visitors who've shelled out $8 for the tour ($6 for seniors, $5 for kids) report the most memorable part of the 45-minute walk is a trip to a viewing area, where you can watch the anchors from behind a glass wall. In other words, pretty much what you see if you're sitting in front of your TV. If youmore...
Visitors who've shelled out $8 for the tour ($6 for seniors, $5 for kids) report the most memorable part of the 45-minute walk is a trip to a viewing area, where you can watch the anchors from behind a glass wall. In other words, pretty much what you see if you're sitting in front of your TV. If you know someone who works there — and, given the number of employees, chances are you do — your best bet of actually seeing the insides of the news organization is to ask him or her for an informal, personalized walk-through, because Lord knows you're not going to see much on this official tour. less...

Best Tourist Trap BOA Award Winner

2000 » Cityscape » Readers Pick
When looking to revitalize downtown, many cities rebuild run-down shopping districts, retro-fitting them with new-style malls boasting outdoor cafes, the finest shops and a romantic view of the skyline. Atlanta, however, thought it better to erect an old-style mall underground, out of view from the everydaymore...
When looking to revitalize downtown, many cities rebuild run-down shopping districts, retro-fitting them with new-style malls boasting outdoor cafes, the finest shops and a romantic view of the skyline. Atlanta, however, thought it better to erect an old-style mall underground, out of view from the everyday life of the city, and stock it with a few chain stores, middle-of-the-road restaurants and lots of places that sell a whole lot of nothing. As a tourist attraction, think of it as our hometown version of Ripley's Believe It Or Not Museum: Believe it or not, someone thought this place was a good idea. less...

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