Cars parked outside of the Varsity Drive-In restaurant, with the downtown skyline in the background in 1985. AJC file.

VOTE: What is the best landmark in Atlanta?

As an Atlantan, you likely have your list of must-do's for out-of-town friends and family.

This week's Best of Atlanta poll features your favorite landmarks that help define our city's identity.

A landmark is defined as a significant building or place that is easy to see and recognize, usually of historical importance. Our city has these important markers in abundance.

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While we recognize the landmarks that we know and love, we also tip our hats to these things that you won't find in Atlanta anymore

According to a recent ranking, though it has stood the test of time, there is one Atlanta landmark that visitors and locals and alike could do without.

If you want to connect with historic sites across the state, visit these five places that are sure to get you in touch with the state’s history.

If you’d like to submit a write-in nominee for best landmark, please email your pick to

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