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Just a few minutes east of Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park is the historic downtown district of Marietta, Georgia. It is possible to spend quite a few hours checking out the unique collection of shops in the nearby area. Marietta, Georgia hotels, motels and bed and breakfasts are known for their quality, but the most unique lodging we found was The Blue and Gray Bed & Breakfast. About five minutes from the park, owners John and Connie Kone are local history buffs.
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. A section on The Civil War includes two Sherman's Neckties. 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, now the Marietta Welcome Center.
To the north of the park on the site of the Kennesaw Civil War Museum, is the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History. When the city of Kennesaw expanded the original cotton gin that housing The General, they added extensive histories of nearby railroads and manufacturing. The General was stolen by James Andrews and a group of Union spies from Kennesaw (then known as Big Shanty) in a episode that became known as The Great Locomotive Chase. Picketts Mill State Historic Site, a North Georgia 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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Kennesaw Mountain Attractions
Marietta Confederate Cemetery
Marietta History Museum
Marietta National Cemetery
North Georgia Park
Picketts Mill State Historic Site
Six Flags over Georgia
Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History
The Civil War
The Great Locomotive Chase
The Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art
William Tecumseh Sherman
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