Tupac Shakur statue.

Tupac Shakur Statue

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Stone Mountain, Georgia

Bronze Tupac, life-size, stands atop a granite block in the middle of a spritzing fountain shaped like a cross. It was unveiled in 2005, on the ninth anniversary of his death-by-gunfire. It's the centerpiece of the Peace Garden at the Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts, which is run by Tupac's mom.

Tupac is shown wearing a suit and a cross and carrying a Bible. The inscription in the pedestal quotes Tupac: "I guarantee that I will spark the brain that will change the world." Some have complained that all of the cross-and-Bible iconography is a bit much.

Theories abound as to who killed Tupac, and some believe that, like Elvis, he's still alive -- waiting for the right moment to reenter the spotlight. If that's true, then the Tupac statue would be a good place to find him, since he would probably stop by to check it out from time to time.

Tupac Shakur Statue

Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts.

Address:
5616 Memorial Dr., Stone Mountain, GA
Directions:
In the Peace Garden of the Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts. I-285 exit 39B. Drive east on Stone Mountain Fwy to exit 5, then drive south on Hwy 10/Memorial Drive for about three miles. Just past Hambrick Rd you'll see Piccadilly Cafeteria on the right; the entrance to the Center is just past this, on the right.
Hours:
Daily 10 am - 5 pm. (Call to verify)
Phone:
404-298-4222
RA Rates:
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