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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 Spot for Locals BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2019
    Picked By » Readers
    Type of Award » Cityscape
    Ponce City Market (Featured)

    Best Tourist Trap BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2019
    Type of Award » Cityscape
    Picked By » Readers
    Georgia Aquarium (Featured)

    Best Tourist Spot for Locals BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2019
    Picked By » Critics
    Type of Award » Cityscape
    Clermont Lounge (Featured)

    Best Tourist Trap BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2019
    Type of Award » Cityscape
    Picked By » Critics
    Flying Biscuit Cafe - Candler Park

    Best Off-The-Beaten-Path Tourist Destination BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2018
    Type of Award » Cityscape
    Picked By » Critics
    Prison Farm
    As captivating as they are twisted, the Prison Farm legends toggle the line between myth or fact. The Farm began as a large experimental prison way back when, and is now the largest piece of untouched land ITP. While some truths on the history of the Farm have been proven, mysterious activities keepmore...
    As captivating as they are twisted, the Prison Farm legends toggle the line between myth or fact. The Farm began as a large experimental prison way back when, and is now the largest piece of untouched land ITP. While some truths on the history of the Farm have been proven, mysterious activities keep the ghost stories alive. There's something beautiful about a deserted and mysterious place - maybe it's fear that brings people together. Regardless, this graffiti-covered, forsaken farm definitely makes the BOA list. less...

    Best Off-The-Beaten-Path Tourist Destination BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2018
    Type of Award » Cityscape
    Picked By » Readers
    Sweetwater Creek State Park (Featured)

    Best off-the-beaten-path tourist destination BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2016
    Type of Award » Cityscape
    Picked By » Readers
    Oakland Cemetery

    Best tourist spot for locals BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2016
    Picked By » Readers
    Type of Award » Cityscape
    Atlanta Beltline Inc (Featured)

    Best off-the-beaten-path tourist destination BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2015
    Type of Award » Cityscape
    Picked By » Readers
    Oakland Cemetery

    Best tourist spot for locals BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2015
    Type of Award » Cityscape
    Picked By » Readers
    Georgia Aquarium AND Atlanta Beltline

    Georgia Aquarium


    www.georgiaaquarium.org


    Atlanta Beltline


    www.beltline.org


    Best off-the-beaten-path tourist destination BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2014
    Type of Award » Cityscape
    Picked By » Readers
    Oakland Cemetery

    Best off-the-beaten-path tourist destination BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2013
    Type of Award » Cityscape
    Picked By » Readers
    Oakland Cemetery

    Best off-the-beaten-path tourist destination BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2012
    Type of Award » Cityscape
    Picked By » Readers
    LP Grant Mansion

    Off-the-beaten-path tourist destination BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2011
    Type of Award » Cityscape
    Picked By » Readers
    Oakland Cemetery
    248 Oakland Ave., 404-688-2107, www.oaklandcemetery.com

    Best off-the-beaten path tourist attraction BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2011
    Type of Award » Cityscape
    Picked By » Critics
    Lake Claire Community Land Trust

    Best mainstream tourist attraction BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2011
    Type of Award » Cityscape
    Picked By » Critics
    Cyclorama

    Best overlooked tourist spot BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2010
    Type of Award » Cityscape
    Picked By » Critics
    Westview Cemetery Inc.
    Off the beaten path and underpublicized, WESTVIEW CEMETERY is one of the most picturesque spots in Atlanta. At nearly 600 acres, it's the largest cemetery in the Southeast, boasting many of the features beloved of graveyard enthusiasts: ornate monuments and tombs, rolling hills and gardens, and, of course,more...
    Off the beaten path and underpublicized, WESTVIEW CEMETERY is one of the most picturesque spots in Atlanta. At nearly 600 acres, it's the largest cemetery in the Southeast, boasting many of the features beloved of graveyard enthusiasts: ornate monuments and tombs, rolling hills and gardens, and, of course, famous dead people, such as author Joel Chandler Harris, Coke founder Asa Candler and assorted mayors. Westview also stands apart for a magnificent stone abbey, its high walls and original gates and its iconic water tower resembling a castle turret. 1680 Westview Drive. 404-755-6611. &emdash;www.westviewcemetery.com. less...

    Best off-the-beaten-path tourist destination BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2010
    Type of Award » Cityscape
    Picked By » Readers
    Oakland Cemetery

    Runner-up: Little Five Points


    littlefivepoints.net

    Best off-the-beaten-path tourist destination BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2009
    Type of Award » Cityscape
    Picked By » Readers
    Oakland Cemetery

    Runner-up
    Little Five Points
    www.l5p.com

    Best off-the-beaten-path tourist destination BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2009
    Type of Award » Cityscape
    Picked By » Critics
    Your DeKalb Farmers Market (Featured)
    Since 1977, YOUR DEKALB FARMERS MARKET has been offering everything from heirloom tomatoes to durians, barracuda to buffalo in its bustling ailes and well-stocked display cases. The noticeably quirky outpost — Check your bags! No right turns! — is a go-to spot for drop-ins hankeringmore...
    Since 1977, YOUR DEKALB FARMERS MARKET has been offering everything from heirloom tomatoes to durians, barracuda to buffalo in its bustling ailes and well-stocked display cases. The noticeably quirky outpost — Check your bags! No right turns! — is a go-to spot for drop-ins hankering for a quick lunch fix or gourmands searching for quality ingredients. If your out-of-towner is fascinated by the inner workings of a farmer's market, you can schedule a tour. If they're enamored by helping the environment, the onsite recycling center — with compost how-tos at its entrance — will make their green heart flutter. 3000 E. Ponce de Leon Ave. 404-377-6400. www.dekalbfarmersmarket.com. less...

    Best Off-the-Beaten-Path Tourist Destination BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2008
    Type of Award » Cityscape
    Picked By » Critics
    Michael C. Carlos Museum (Featured)

    Best Off-the-Beaten-Path Tourist Destination BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2008
    Type of Award » Cityscape
    Picked By » Readers
    Oakland Cemetery
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