Things to do near Kennesaw Mountain
One excellent stop is the Marietta History Museum. Owned by the City of Marietta, the museum features exhibits on many of the facets of life in the early community. Two local cemeteries, The Marietta National Cemetery and The Marietta Confederate Cemetery hold many of the men who died at Kennesaw Mountain and during The Atlanta Campaign. Also downtown is The Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art. This museum combines its own collection with traveling exhibits to create a unique visit for any art lover. For additional information about the city of Marietta and things to do, stop by the 1898 vintage railroad depot, which is now the Marietta Welcome Center.
To the north of the park is the Kennesaw Civil War Museum, a former cotton gin that houses The General, which was stolen by James Andrews and a group of Union spies in a episode that became known as The Great Locomotive Chase. Pickett's Mill, a Georgia State Park, was site of a bloody, albeit less well known battle earlier in The Atlanta Campaign. Another area battlefield is at Allatoona Pass. Located near Cartersville, Georgia, in history-rich Bartow County, General William Tecumseh Sherman avoided the pass on his way south, setting up the engagement at Kennesaw Mountain.
To the west of Kennesaw Mountain, and visible from the peak is Six Flags over Georgia
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