Senior Discounts in Atlanta

Senior Discounts in Atlanta

There’s always something to do in The Big Peach, and these top senior discounts help you save money doing it. Use your “silver” status to hang on to your greenbacks while you explore Atlanta.

1. City rail and bus fare.

MARTA, the metro area’s transit authority, issues reduced-fare Breeze cards to riders age 65 and up, Medicare cardholders, and riders with disabilities. Pick yours up at Five Points Station or at MARTA headquarters by Lindbergh Center Station.

2. Zoo Atlanta.

The zoo gives seniors a discount on daily admission. During your visit, you can see the only twin baby pandas in the U.S., watch giant otters frolic, and pay a visit to the world’s biggest lizards, the Komodo dragons of Indonesia.

3. Georgia Aquarium.

Seniors get a break on admission here, too, and all Georgia residents with proper ID get in free on their birthdays. You can explore coastal, tropical, river, and ocean habitats and enjoy a dolphin show and lunch at the Café Aquaria.

4. Fox Theatre.

Travel back in time when you tour this 1920s-era movie house, now fully restored to its original Middle-Eastern inspired glory. Seniors receive a discount on tour admission.

5. Peachtree Trolley Tours.

The Georgia Aquarium and the Fox Theater are just two of many Atlanta landmarks the Peachtree Trolley visits on its 90-minute sightseeing tours. Claim your senior discount and board at Centennial Olympic Park for a ride that includes the state capitol, Turner Field, and the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site.

Several museums around Atlanta give seniors a break on admission, too. Take advantage of Atlanta’s position as an art and history hub and learn more ancient times, the Civil War years, and much more.

6. High Museum of Art.

The epicenter of fine art in the South welcomes seniors with discounted admission. The High Museum’s vast permanent collection includes 19th century West African sculpture, European Renaissance-era paintings, and modern American photography.

7. Margaret Mitchell House.

Tour the apartment where Mitchell wrote her epic “Gone with the Wind” and explore exhibits on Mitchell’s life and the making of one of Hollywood’s most famous films.

8. Atlanta History Center.

This 33-acre treasure trove of history, architecture, and gardens is open while undergoing a facelift. Save on admission and make a day of the History Center Museum exhibits, Civil-War era Smith Family Farm, the elegant 1930s Swan House, and numerous gardens and trails.

9. Atlanta Cyclorama and Civil War Museum.

For more than a century, visitors have come to Grant Park to view the world’s biggest oil painting, depicting the Civil War’s Battle of Atlanta. The museum’s collection includes the steam locomotive Texas as well as uniforms and weapons.

10. Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University.

The Southeast’s biggest natural history center earns rave reviews from visitors for its comprehensive collection. From ancient Roman and Egyptian statues to intricately carved Andean gold jewelry, the Carlos features more than 17,000 historical artifacts and works of art.

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Casey Kelly-Barton is an Austin-based freelance writer whose childhood was made awesome by her grandmothers, great-grandmother, great-aunts and -uncles, and their friends.


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