For folks interested in more serious-minded topics, the National Center for Civil and Human Rights Center is the place to see downtown. Primary permanent exhibits are divided between American and the global civil rights movements. The American exhibit discusses the history of the movement in the 1950’s and 1960’s, with emphasis on the Freedom Riders, the lunch counter sit-ins, and the historic March of Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The museum has held exhibits focused on such topics as the life of Martin Luther King Jr. and racial conflicts in America from 1917 to 1923. If your kids aren’t into either of these topics, Atlanta does feature a terrific Children’s Museum at Olympic Park.