CNN Center, headquarters of Cable News Network, houses the main studios and newsrooms along with the offices of Turner Broadcasting System which is CNN's parent company. Located in Atlanta, Georgia, the center started to operate in 1976 as a complex and then it became CNN's building by 1987. Open to the public, the center has an area with food court and some stores selling retail items for those who choose to avail of the 55-minute guided walking tours.
The guided walking tour of CNN Center includes a walk in a descending stairs of eight flights. There are different types of tours. One of it is the Morning Express with Robin Meade Tour. It allows guests to check out what happens behind the scenes of this popular morning show. Starting at 8:30 in the morning, guests are encouraged to bring their camera for a chance to meet Robin Meade herself. The tour has an inclusion of an Inside CNN Travel Mug, a souvenir picture in the global headquarters, a tour inside the HLN control room, and of course, an on-site experience of the show right there, inside the studio.
Another tour offered is the Inside CNN VIP Tour. Aside from the typical inclusions, this tour in the exclusive behind-the-scenes journey in CNN's working studios includes a visit to their newsrooms and inside the state-of-the-art HD Studio 7. Schools can also plan a trip to the center. The center offers lessons plans from Grades 1 to 9 and various lessons for high schools. These lessons include history inputs done in creative ways. They also provide learning materials like the Glossary of Television News Terms, CNN Center History, Ted Turner Bio, and Control Room Jargon among many others. After the tour inside the center, many other neighboring attractions can be accessed like the Georgia Aquarium and the Philips Arena.