Stone Mountain, Georgia: Tupac Shakur Statue

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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
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Tupac Shakur Statue
Tupac Amaru Shakur was gunned down in Las Vegas in 1996, but he lives forever in Georgia, in bronze, in the middle of a fountain. Roadsideamerica.com Report... [03/23/2010]

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Tupac Shakur Statue

Upon driving by, the entire site appeared to be closed and surrounded by a chain-link fence.

[Jeff Rusbridge, 09/09/2014]

The fence blocks off the parking lot, but the gate appears to be open during business hours. The statue stands in the back garden, so it can't be visited when the Center for the Arts isn't open. Definitely a place to call before visiting!

Tupac Shakur Memorial Gardens Tupac Shakur Memorial Garden

In Atlanta for business and took a drive to check in on Tupac. I made it during open hours and immediately stopped at the visitors center to say hi. The gentlemen that greeted me was more than friendly and helpful. He even showed me the best access to the garden. I spent about 20 minutes looking around. I stopped back into the VC again on my way out -- inside are some of Tupac's records and memorabilia, in addition to things for purchase.

This is a school and a place of business, but very relaxing, low key and welcoming. I'm glad I made the journey.

[Jon Hubler, 03/05/2011]
Tupac Shakur Statue

Apparently, the statue not only depicts a "reverent" 'Pac, but also an older one -- the guy we spoke to said the sculptor wanted to represent him as he may have looked at age 65. I'm not sure WHY, but it's def still worth a visit.

Side note: If the Center is closed, you can prob still see Tupac (sculpture is in middle of the park to the left of the parking lot :)

[laura, 11/28/2010]
Tupac Shakur statue. Tupac Shakur Statue

We stopped by the Tupac Center for the Arts last Sunday and were sad to see it closed and surrounded by a tall fence. Exploring the perimeter, we discovered a small entrance to the garden in the back and slipped in for a few photos. It's a beautiful garden filled with roses and a unique cross-shaped fountain with a much larger than life Tupac in the center. The statue is surrounded by plaques with his poetry in bronze.

[Bam-Bam, 05/11/2010]

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