The development of the $200,000 visitors center was a partnership between the Atlanta Convention and Visitor Bureau and the tourism division of the state Department of Economic Development.
"It gives us an opportunity to catch a lot of people," including those who fly into Atlanta and rent a car to drive to Florida, Alabama or another destination, Georgia deputy commissioner of tourism Kevin Langston.
He said visitors center staff can help tourists plan trips, get travel guides and learn about attractions, restaurants, as well as music venues and music landmarks as part of the state tourism division's focus in 2016 as the "Year of Georgia Music."
The new visitors center will replace the nearby Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau kiosk, which will close in coming weeks.
Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau CEO William Pate said nearly 50 million people visit metro Atlanta annually. The tourism industry employs 426,000 Georgians, according to Langston.