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Years ago, a real estate blog named Atlanta as America's "Most Steampunk City" based on criteria such as the number of antique stores per capita and the presence of steampunk conventions. We are skeptical of such rankings, and this one in particular employed questionable methodology.

That said, Atlanta is clearly a hotbed of steampunk activity and geek culture in general. It's certainly a major hub for events, including Dragon Con, Atlanta Steampunk Exposition, AnachroCon, and conventions for fans of Doctor Who and Sherlock Holmes.

There's also much to see and do in Atlanta even when a convention isn't in town. You'll find these places in the listings below, which include the city of Atlanta and its surrounding metro area. Check out the "Steamiest Places" section for attractions likely to be of greatest interest to steampunks.

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