2489 George Busbee Parkway
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Phone: (770) 499-9200
Fax: (770) 499-7173
This family fun park features three beautifully landscaped miniature golf courses with challenging obstacles and lagoons to test your skills, as well as bumper boats, a go-kart speedway, and a game room filled with over 50 video and redemption games.
This national park is located on the site of the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, the last significant victory for the South during their defense of Atlanta in 1864. Centered around the namesake mountain, which rises to 1808 feet (551 meters), the park features over 16 miles (26 kilometers) of mapped trails as well as a museum commemorating the historic battle. Picnic sites, battlefield markers and monuments are peppered throughout the forested mountainside, which features great views of Atlanta in clear weather. Maps detailing the trails and battle history are available from the visitors center.
The most complete Civil War battleground of the Atlanta Campaign, this historic park contains a visitors center which offers an informative 20 minute video presentation and contains a variety of Civil War uniforms and artifacts on display.
The Lazy Guy Distillery is a small, first-generation craft distillery that has laid its roots within a 19th-century house and barn in Kennesaw. The distillery prides itself in producing small-batches of whiskey, brandy and bourbon from Georgian fruits and wheat to create spirits that boast a bold, unique and refined flavor while remaining true to tradition. The distillery offers tastings and tours of the facility to all who may be interested in learning more about the spirit and what goes in to producing it. Some popular Lazy Guy spirits include the General Whiskey, Side Track Bourbon and Kennesaw Lightening Whiskey.
Depicting the lifestyle of middle class merchants in the 1850s, this Greek Revival style house was built by William Root, one of Marietta
Marietta Square is the town square and center of all creative and community events. The lush green surroundings, landscaped area and gleaming fountain make for a pleasant sight. It also has a toy train engine playground for kids to enjoy, while parents take a stroll around. However, highlight of the square is the Gazebo, that is an ideal background for your family photographs or wedding video. Evening Concert Series and Brown Bag Concerts, farmers market, public events, weddings and similar events are regularly held here.
Housed in a restored railroad depot that dates to 1898, this rustic center should be your first stop in Marietta, Atlanta's closest and most distinguished suburb just northwest of town. View the Center's seven-minute video on the history and culture of Cobb County, then browse their library of informative brochures on area attractions, restaurants, accommodations and tours. Whether you come to Marietta to relax, shop, or catch a glimpse of some of the finest residential architecture in Georgia, a quick stop at the Marietta Welcome Center is a good start.
Located in the heart of the city, this beautifully landscaped expanse is one of the city's favorite recreational spots. Spanning 25 acres (10.11 hectares), Laurel Park offers something for everyone. Kids will love their own little play area replete with a duck pond. For those into sports, the park offers 13 well-maintained tennis courts, a sand volleyball court, a basketball court as well as shuffleboard facilities. If you simply wish to relax and take in the outdoors, there's a picnic area as well. Check website for more.
More than 3000 Confederate soldiers are buried in this Marietta cemetery, which was established for the specific purpose in 1866. The soldiers here interred died defending Atlanta during the Civil War in the fighting that took place between Kennesaw and Marietta, most notably in the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain. While there are no maps or markers to help guide visitors, graves are grouped together according to the soldiers' home states. Access to the cemetery is free. Contact Marietta Welcome Center for more information.
A wonderful children's theme park that offers numerous thrilling and family rides, an arcade, go carts, miniature golf, and fabulous eateries.
The South's largest water park is located about 20 minutes from downtown in suburban Cobb County, and is open weekends during May, then daily from June through August. In addition to water slides, wading pools, and all types of aquatic rides, the park offers Friday night "Dive-In Movies," where guests watch first-run movies from inner tubes in the wave pool. Admission is calculated by height. This charge includes free admission to Six Flags' American Adventures park next door.
Affectionately known as "The Big Chicken," this Kentucky Fried Chicken’s towering painted metal chicken sign with moveable eyes and beak beckons travelers from afar. Created in 1963 for another chicken joint, KFC took over the property in the 1970s and the sign remained. After sustaining significant tornado damage in 1993, a restoration work conducted made this roadside icon to be even sturdier. Visit this KFC outlet if you just want to take a look at the gander or grab a bite to eat. Be sure to check out the historic photos and souvenir shop inside.