Marietta Things to Do

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    Kennesaw Mountain Park options

    by dustmon Updated Dec 2, 2012

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    There are 5-6 different areas that you can go in this park, from long walks through grassy plains, to walks through the woods with eerie creek areas, to local history houses from the Civil War time, to fantastic Cemetaries and lots more---many places to just walk, with trails through woods, open areas, behind huge mansions, and up and down the mountain itself. Make sure you obey all the parking regulations---some places you can just pull over on the side, and others you have to park in only parking spaces---there are NO-PARKING signs where you should not park. There are a few weird rules, but maybe nobody will say anything, but there are some wide open grassy areas just waiting for a friendly frisbee game of toss, but there are spots where this is not allowed, so just be careful. A really good place where I am very glad my tax dollars go to keeping this place wonderful for everyone!
    Sope Creek is a gorgeous creek falling down the rocks towards the Chattahoochie--good parking ($3) and fairly easy trail....off Paper Mill Rd

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    KASI Spa---massage/hair cuts

    by dustmon Written May 26, 2012
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    Located near the Hyatt Suites, this place just opened with a groupon, and I have been there twice now---the therapists are great and the massages are relaxing if you want, or invigorating with a firmer touch. Recommended.

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    marietta welcome center

    by doug48 Updated Jan 8, 2012
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    the marietta welcome center is a good first stop when in marietta. the welcome center is located in the historic 1898 marietta train depot. at the welcome center you can get information about hotels, restaurants, and the historic attractions of marietta.

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    Marietta History Museum

    by BruceDunning Written Nov 23, 2011

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    The museum depicts the time of Andrews and group that stole the train-General from the Confederates; the famous manufacturing plants and old time stores in town; the arms used in the wars, and many other sites. The building was a manufacturing plant for knitting, then a hotel and later boarding house. It closed in 1979. Fee to enter is $5 and it is open 9-5 Tues-Sat.

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    Glover Park/Marietta Square--farmers' market

    by dustmon Updated Oct 14, 2011

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    saturday farmers market

    There is a local farmer's market here at the Marietta Square every saturday morning starting around 8:30 AM in the summer, normally selling out around 11:00 for the local items. There are locally grown vegetables, fruits, and other items such as soaps, homemade jerky, fresh-made bacon and salamis (MMMM!), fresh eggs, fresh lemonade and lots more. I belong to a CSA, which means that I pay a farmer about $275-$300 in January and I get to come by here every Saturday during the summer (usually about 16 visits) and I get a bag full of fresh grown and picked vegetables---whatever he has picked that week, from lettuces, peppers, eggplants, tomatoes, many squashes, and other goodies, knowing that there are not pesticides and such is a big plus, also knowing that my local farmer is making money from me. I like that alot more than paying a big supermarket. There are local bakeries located here as well with good breakfast pastries and such....
    There are a couple of cafes open early during this, and you can go in and get a cup of coffee or have a full breakfast while enjoying the market. If I can plug my farmer, his stand is the Two Mule Farm stand, and he has strawberries right now---other goodies coming soon!
    update October 2011---they will have a Winter Market from January 2012 to April when the spring market will reopen! Still open through November for greens and hothouse items..

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    Bikram Yoga Sessions

    by dustmon Written Jun 7, 2011
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    Familiar with Bikram Yoga? over 100 degree temperatures in the workout room is just the beginning---if this is your thing, call or email them at the Marietta Bikram Yoga center near Harrys farmers market.....

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    Marietta Museum of History

    by dustmon Updated Jan 20, 2011

    "Y'all Come Eat" is the name of the new exhibit at the Marietta Museum of History starting January 28th and running for a year. They will have displays about local foods, restaurants, kitchen utensils and more for the cooking/history buff.
    They are open Monday thru Saturdays from 10-4, and are right off the Marietta Square.

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    In the Middle of Town-the Square

    by BruceDunning Updated Jan 7, 2011

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    Main square is a wonderful place to park and stroll around. The park in the middle is the anchor for the tourists and locals, alike. There is the theater (now a stage for events that is called Grand Strand), the museum, and a lot of restaurants and shops.
    The square dates back before Civil War era, and was the focal point for trading and cultural activity of the old days.

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    Marietta Trolley Tours

    by dustmon Written Aug 21, 2010

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    Tours of historic Marietta inside a cooled or heated Trolley Car---tour includes downtown and The Square, Confederate Cemetery and Kennessaw National Battlefield Park among other spots.
    Thur and Fri 11am and 1pm
    sat 11, 12:30, 2
    sun 1, 2:30 and 4pm
    from $12 to $20 per person cash only

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    City Club Golf Course

    by dustmon Written Jul 29, 2010

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    18 hole par 71 course with chipping green and bunker practice, pro shop, Golf carts with GPS, restaurant grill, and close to the Marietta Square. You can get specials like $36 mon-thurs
    includes cart and range balls.

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    Marietta Confederate Cemetery

    by dustmon Written Jul 24, 2010

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    Marietta Confederate Cemetery

    Established in 1863, this is the final resting place of many soldiers who died in the Battle of Kennessaw Mountain, just a little through the woods from here. Some lovely statues and crypts are placed around the landscaped grounds. The very first church built in Marietta used to be where the Cemetery is now, but moved closer to the Square when the Cemetery was concieved. A nice place to walk around in the spring and summer.

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    Big Yellow Taxi around Marietta

    by dustmon Updated Jul 10, 2010

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    I could not catch up to this guy today, but I have seen him every weekend at the Marietta Square ferrying folk around and pointing out the local sights. Looks like it might be fun for a visitor, especially with kids.....
    updated 7-10-10...info is Marietta Pedicabs
    "on demand taxi service" around Marietta Square including guided tours

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    North Georgia State Fair in September

    by dustmon Written Jul 9, 2010

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    This old timey fair is held at Jim Miller Park in Marietta on Callaway Road, which is going through some changes, so driving and parking this year may be a little tenuous at best. They do have a good-sized parking lot still, and across the road is another, so maybe things will be OK---All the rides you might want are here as well as games of chance (yeah right) and all kinds of different foods from homemade brownies, bloomin onions, fried pig skins, and lots of other goodies. One of my favorite things is the building with the huge 1st Place vegetables and flowers---they also have fancy chickens, too!!! Different colors!
    They also have local talent, such as cloggers and the like--really cute!
    Sometimes they have a flea market the week before--check the website later for details....
    This year's fair is from September 23 until October 3, 2010.

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    Earl Smith Strand Theatre

    by dustmon Written Jun 5, 2010

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    Strand Theatre

    This art deco building was renovated with community funds and reopened in 2009. The Atlanta Lyric Theatre has its productions here, as well as movies, and other musical presentations. There is a roof top terrace open from 6-10PM which has great views of the Square and the surroundings. A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Forum is the next production in June 2010. Situated right at the corner of the Marietta Square, there are lots of places to eat nearby for an evening of fun for the whole family. It is also available for Corporate events, weddings and the like.

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    Theater in the Square

    by dustmon Written Jun 5, 2010

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    Theatre in the Square

    Plays, Musicals, jazz concerts and much more are presented at the Theater in the Square, on the Marietta Square. Past shows include Bernadine Mitchell singing as Ethyl Waters, Smoke on the Mountain, The Woman in Black and other stunning productions in a small theater setting----there are lots of places to eat either before or after right on the Square, for an evening of entertainment and food that will satisfy all comers.

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