The heart of the Park is the Visitor Center located on the south end, adjacent to the Fountain of Rings.
Prior to the 1996 Olympic Games, thousands of private donors purchased commemorative Olympic bricks, representing a donation toward the construction of Centennial Olympic Park. In all, nearly 500,000 bricks were sold, each with a special message or name, raising roughly $17.5 million. The bricks now make up the sidewalks within the Park.
The kiosks are a great resource whether you purchased a commemorative brick during the construction of Centennial Olympic Park or you are just curious about the Park’s history. Guests can receive an overview of Centennial Olympic Park’s role in the 1996 Olympic Games, learn how the area looked before the Park was built and get detailed information about the Park’s monuments and Olympic tributes.
The Audio Walking Tour, which is downloadable via a smartphone, provides an opportunity for visitors to experience the Park at their convenience. At their own pace, visitors can enjoy and learn about Atlanta, Centennial Olympic Park and the continued legacy of the 1996 Olympic Games. This self-guided audio tour through the Park is packed with history, architecture, quirky trivia, original music and interviews. The walking tour begins and ends at the Parks Visitor Center and is an hour long loop.
Free wireless Internet access is available in and around the Visitor Center.
The Visitor Center is open daily; hours vary by season and on holidays.
It is home to the brick locator kiosk.