Stone Mountain, Georgia: Tupac Shakur Statue
Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts
- 5616 Memorial Drive, Stone Mountain, GA
- 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.
- Center closed and gated since late 2014. Statue can be glimpsed through fence, no public access.
Tupac Amaru Shakur was gunned down in Las Vegas in 1996, but he lives forever in Georgia, in bronze. Currently off-limits, the art center is closed. the statue can be glimpsed through a fence, but there's no public access. Roadsideamerica.com Report... [03/23/2010]
Visitor Tips and News About Tupac Shakur Statue
This seems to be closed permanently, fence with locked gate around the whole complex.[lucky, 12/05/2014]
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 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]
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]