The Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art started as a US Post Office in 1910, and the building has been preserved and renovated. They have a mix of styles inside, focusing on American Artists, as well as temporary exhibitions from time to time.
Cost of admittance is $8 for adults, $5 for students and seniors. They are open
Tue-Fri 11-5, Sat 11-4 and sundays 1-4, closed on Mondays. The museum is one block off the Marietta Square--parking behind the Museum or around the Square.
Located at the corner of Atlanta St and Anderson St.
This is a beautiful spot in the middle of Marietta, with antique stores and restaurants among the Government buildings. The park has lots of trees, a fountain and a stage where they have free concerts sometimes during the summer, especially. There is a childrens play area with a small train to climb on, and a pretty gazebo for photo ops.....
pictured is the 1887 marlow house. the marlow house is one of scores of ante bellum and victorian homes located in the downtown marietta historic district. for those interested in architecture marietta is a very worth while place to visit when in the atlanta area.
the marietta history museum is a very interesting place to visit when in marietta. the museum is located in the historic 1845 kennesaw house which was originally a cotton warehouse. the warehouse became the fletcher house hotel in 1855 and during the civil war it was a confederate hospital and morgue. the museum has rooms explaining the history of marietta and an excellent collection of military relics from the revolutionary war to the korean war. for those interested in southern history the marietta history museum is worth a stop when in marietta.
the marietta trolley is a replica of the early 20 th century "uncle ruban" trolley that once ran through the town of marietta. you can take a one hour tour on the trolley that will point out marietta's histoic homes and buildings and a number of civil war sites. the marietta trolley is a fun and educational thing to do when in marietta.
This is a beautiful park located in the center of Marietta Square, very peaceful and relaxing. Grab an ice cream and walk over to the park, sit on a bench and people watch as you enjoy your ice cream. This is the hub for Marietta Square where you wil find lots of history, good restaurants, art, museums, shopping and much more.
This area of course played a large part in the civil war. Kennesaw Mountain was the site of a large battle in 1864, (I know I've got the sweatshirt on), and is maintained as a very interesting monument to the time. On site is a Visitor Centre with museum and gift shop. A drive to the top gives fantastic views of the area and access to gun emplacements so you can imagine the battle raging.
Well worth an afternoon of anyones time
Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield was the site of two civil war battles waged by the Union in its attempt to sweep across the State of Georgia. The Confederate soldiers dug in deep and defeated the Union here, in a sense. Eventually, the South was forced to retreat and General Sherman and the Union army continued on to Atlanta.
The battlefields have been preserved here, some historical markers have been added and several trails lead to the top of the mountain and key battle sites. Kennesaw is a popular place for those seeking to understand the history behind it or the beauty within it.
For more information, feel free to visit my Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield State Park page.
For kids too young to enjoy Great America, or parents who don't want to spend that much on admission, American Adventure is a great place to spend the day with the little ones.
American Adventures is open 7 days a week beginning May 25th thru August 11th.
Located right next door to Six Flags White Water, American Adventures is Georgia's only amusement park created especially for families with kids up to the age of 12. It features outdoor amusement rides such as a tilt-a-whirl, scrambler, super slide, miniature roller coaster, balloons, bumper cars and swings suitable for kids up to age 12 (and adults!), plus smaller-scale rides for tots such as trains, planes, teacup twirl, and miniature Ferris wheel.
This is Glover Park, also known as Marietta Town Square or simply 'The Square.' It's surrounded on all sides by bars, restaurants and shops - I'm going to dwell only on a few of these that I've been in but others are certainly worth checking out, like a Slovakian eatery of some sort and a few other interesting joints.
A Dead Ringer? (hahahaha!)
This is a rather cunning forgery... er, reproduction of another bell in Philadelphia. It lacks an essential feature of the original though, and you're almost tempted to take a sledgehammer and hew a big crack in the thing, aren't you?
All around the clock there are trains going through the town. It was a part of history for150 years and commerce thrives. This is one of the first to carry freight
In the square there are about 20 different type of shops for almost anything that a gift, or treasure to take home can be found.
Now owned by KFC, the beak still moves and the eyes roll again at the intersection of Roswell Rd and Hiway 41 in Marietta. A long time local focal point---"Meet us at the Big Chicken!".
In the mood for some ink while visiting Marietta? Some of the best work in town is done at Psycho Tattoo, also body piercing from attractive staff.