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Old 11-30-2014, 08:42 AM
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What a boring and poorly written opinion article. Curt needs to think of some synonyms for "unique".
If he thinks Atlanta's museums are a major attraction (especially High and Fernbank), he disqualifies himself as knowledgeable.
There are some of his 7 criteria where Atlanta ranks higher than museums.

Atlanta gets lots of tourists because of its convention center, which is helped by the ease of getting into Atlanta by plane and car. Hartsfield is the world's largest airport.

 
Old 11-30-2014, 08:51 AM
 
Location: City of Atlanta
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Crap article. Chicago doesn't make the list of great American cities, but Memphis does?
 
Old 11-30-2014, 08:55 AM
 
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eh opinions they are like____ everybody got one
 
Old 11-30-2014, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Sweet Home Chicago!
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Crap article. Chicago doesn't make the list of great American cities, but Memphis does?

I agree. He lost all credibility by bringing Memphis, Louisville and St. Louis into the mix of great American cities? and then he questions Chicago?


"Consider the truly great major cities in America. There really arenít that many of them. In short, they are New York, Boston, New Orleans, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Memphis. You might add St. Louis and Louisville to that list, but I wouldnít put them near the top. Chicago? Eh, Iím not so sure.
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Old 11-30-2014, 10:51 AM
 
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That is a totally dumb article. Anybody with the least bit of curiosity and adventure in their bones will find countless interesting things to do in Atlanta. Or just about anywhere else for that matter.

Of course you are only going to find museums like the Met and the Louvre in a handful of places. Their great collections were amassed in different eras under vastly different circumstances.

However, we've got tons of great places to visit here. You could literally spend years exploring and trying to understand any major city. Anyone who doesn't realize that is either absurdly naive or intentionally stupid.
 
Old 11-30-2014, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Georgia native in McKinney, TX
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Is there any city in the US that is a destination in and of itself because of itself other than DC or NYC or San Francisco? Las Vegas.... gambling, not the city. Orlando... theme parks, not the city. Miami.... beaches, not the city. Denver, Seattle, Portland... heck even San Francisco, the setting is the draw, not the city itself so much.

I visit a new place because of family or friend connections. They will take me to all the interesting sites nearby and I enjoy exploring a new place. My brother moved to Colorado Springs a few years back, went to visit and loved it. But without Pikes Peak and the front range, it was Plano, Texas when all is said and done.

I did have friends from the UK visit us in Marietta some years back. For some reason, this Brit was an ardent student of the US Civil War. I took him to Kennesaw Mountain, the Cyclorama, Atlanta History Museum and other sites. For them, being British, basic American things like malls and glass skyscrapers were interesting, so they absolutely loved their visit. But for the average American, I don't take umbrage with this snub by the author on Atlanta. Fill in the blank with most any other city and repaste.
 
Old 11-30-2014, 07:19 PM
 
Location: ATL -> HOU
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Memphis? Did I miss something? Since when has Memphis been a top destination for anything other than BBQ?
Personally I don't care for visiting cities anyway.
 
Old 11-30-2014, 07:31 PM
 
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Atlanta is in fact , the world capital of Hip Hop

How Atlanta, Georgia, became America's hip-hop capital
 
Old 11-30-2014, 07:43 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Crap article. Chicago doesn't make the list of great American cities, but Memphis does?
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I agree. He lost all credibility by bringing Memphis, Louisville and St. Louis into the mix of great American cities? and then he questions Chicago?
Right?! How dare he have a mind of his own and go against popular opinion?

I don't think that Memphis is a greater city than Chicago, but I can easily see why someone would say that the former had more character than the latter.
 
Old 11-30-2014, 07:46 PM
 
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I stopped reading past this point:

Itís because Atlanta has no character.
Consider the truly great major cities in America. There really arenít that many of them. In short, they are New York, Boston, New Orleans, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Memphis.
You might add St. Louis and Louisville to that list, but I wouldnít put them near the top. Chicago? Eh, Iím not so sure.


He's smoking some of the good stuff obviously.
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