One way to appreciate Atlanta’s rich history is by exploring the events of the Battle of Atlanta. This Civil War battle, which occurred on July 22nd in 1864, allowed the Union Army to beat the Confederates in Atlanta. At the Atlanta Cyclorama and Civil War Museum, visitors can appreciate this local battle by admiring the largest painting in the world; the Battle of Atlanta.Spanning 358 feet, and reaching 42 feet in height, the painting was created from 1885-1886. Now, the gigantic painting is accented by a rocky terrain and three-dimensional Civil War figures; features which give a vivid representation of the battle.However, alongside the painting, the Atlanta Cyclorama also contains a 14 minute video which gives tourists an introduction to the Civil War Battle. Even better, the museum has a collection of items from the period; such as uniforms and weapons.Perhaps the most notable artifact (outside of the painting) is the steam locomotive Texas. The locomotive, which was used by the Confederates, was a part of the Great Locomotive Chase of 1862 (Andrew’s Raid) to recapture the Confederate train General.Prices are fairly budget friendly, with adult tickets costing 10 and children and seniors priced at 8 a ticket. If you are looking for a historically rich attraction, the Atlanta Cyclorama is the perfect museum.