Stone Mountain, Georgia: Tupac Shakur Statue (Gone)
Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts
- 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.
- Property sold, statue gone.
Tupac Amaru Shakur was gunned down in Las Vegas in 1996, but for a few years he lived forever in Georgia, in bronze. The statue was hauled away in late 2015. Roadsideamerica.com Report... [03/23/2010]
Visitor Tips and News About Tupac Shakur Statue
Tupac center is closed and for lease. Statue is gone. Garden gated and overgrown.[Jen J Walker, 10/29/2015]
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]