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Saturday, October 9, 2010 - 12:04am

MLK Site Marks 30th Year

One of Atlanta's most popular tourist destinations is marking a major milestone this weekend.

The Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site is commemorating its 30th anniversary on Sunday with a community celebration that is free and open to the public.

The site was established by Congress on Oct. 10, 1980. Today, the site consists of more than 38 acres and includes 67 historic buildings -including Ebenezer Baptist Church and the home where the civil rights icon was born - and the tomb of King and his wife, Coretta.

More than 700,000 people visit the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site each year.

The event Sunday takes place from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.