Marietta Travel Guide

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Marietta Things to Do

  • Kennesaw Mountain Park options

    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...

  • KASI Spa---massage/hair cuts

    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.

  • marietta welcome center

    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.

  • Trains keep the town moving

    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

  • Retail Stores of all Kinds

    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.

  • Marietta History Museum

    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...

  • Glover Park/Marietta Square--farmers'...

    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...

  • Bikram Yoga Sessions

    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.....

  • See the Big Chicken

    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!".

  • Psycho Tattoo

    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.

  • Marietta Museum of History

    "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.

  • In the Middle of Town-the Square

    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...


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Marietta Restaurants

  • good pizza

    Good chain pizza place with helpful young staff and good local beer on tap---I am really more of a delivery pizza guy, but for going out, this is a good one-----specials on pitchers sometimes, check the web... ham and pineapple pizza

  • Australian Bakery

    It was different and mostly good. The pasteries and meat pies are the theme, with an Australian flair. There also is baked cookies and many cans of unique goods. Prices are $4.50 and$9 range for a meal and drink and chips The steak/cheese pie was good.

  • Wonderful French Bakery/Restaurant

    Just opened in Marietta right across from the Confederate Cemetery, this small spot has delicious pastries, breads and other French imported goodies, also a great breakfast/lunch spot with omelets, french toast, french eggs benedict, and lots more....Run by a lovely French woman and lots of gorgeous staff folk----can get crowded so go early if you...

  • Sweet Cakes and breakfast

    This is right on the square and humming during the saturday farmers market. They have omelets, waffles, crepes and other breakfast goodies changing to soups and sandwiches and more for lunch. Especially nice to sit outside and watch the market bustle!updated august 2011-----really good omelets, and we also had the morning quiche, with honey ham and...

  • Local family Italian fare

    A good but not fancy place for a family Italian meal, or a date night. There are coupons available in the local papers and they also have an early bird special dinner price. Full bar and no TV's----kid friendly and not too expensive.Veal, pastas, salads, sausages and more.....updated august 2011---Had a good linguini with meatballs and "gravy", and...

  • Best Po-Boys....hard to find

    Brother John has a sandwich/Po-Boy shop behind a Citgo Station on Powder Springs St. It used to be the car wash, and now sells homemade po-boys with catfish, whiting, shrimp, oysters, or whatever. They are huge and can feed 2 easily---the bread is delicious and his tasty spreads make the sandwich spicy and delectable! He also does alligator, rice...


Marietta Nightlife

  • Tiny hole in the wall

    Just a tiny little place with cold beers and friendly folks, mostly regulars. Near Whole Foods in Marietta, an after work place mostly for folks in the area. none

  • key west style

    hemingway's is a tropical themed bar and restaurant located on park square in downtown marietta. a nice place to have a margrarita or two after work in downtown marietta. hemingway's offers live entertainment in the evenings. casual.

  • Forget it. You're better...

    Forget it. You're better off checking out other parts of Atlanta. An insurance agent from nearby Roswell asked me how the dating scene in Marietta was once. I said, "There's a dating scene? If you hear about one, let me know, yeah?"


Marietta Transportation

  • Greyhound Bus Station

    The Greyhound Bus Station is right on the corner of Hiway 41 (Cobb Parkway) and Hiway 120 in Marietta------

  • Avis Rental

    If you need to rent a car while in this area, Avis will serve you right and will pick you up and bring you to the office for the paperwork and to get your car.

  • Car Spa for needy autos

    If you need a carwash, or a minor repair, or an oil change when in the area, Car Spa has more than one location and this one at the corner of Windy Hill and Hiway 41 in Marietta is perfect. They have deals on their website so you should print one of those to use if needed. Alot of times they offer a free carwash with oil change.


Marietta Shopping

  • Eyeglass or Contact needs

    While you are in the area, if you have any needs about glasses or contacts, this is the place....I went in to buy some new glasses and they had a deal, 2 pair for about $120 including a new eye exam. I picked out some regular glasses and also picked out some Raybans (really cool looking!) and got both prescription pairs for about $140. The real...

  • good photo shop

    Big chain drugstore on the corner of Powder Springs Rd and Macland Rd, I use them for 1 hour photo service and get good pix every time. photos cheap

  • Need film/Camera help?

    Wolf Camera has expert help for questions about non-working cameras, digital help, printing, batteries and almost anything you would need for your cameras. They also have daylong classes for those needing more information. Batteries, cameras, cords retail


Marietta Warnings and Dangers

  • by Lisa12345as Written Sep 21, 2012

    When I stayed there not only did my car got broken into but there was a man begging for money and there was hacker staying on the 2nd floor I saw 2 lady taking turns going in and out with different man.

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Marietta Off The Beaten Path

  • Kennesaw Mountain

    Right next to the town is the huge mountain that is also the Federal Park. It was the scene of a large battle for Atlanta during the Civil War when General Sherman came through here. There are walking paths and also a road to the top of the mountain. At the foot of the mountain is a great museum operated by the Parks Service-depicting the Civil War...

  • Confederate cemetary

    The Confederate cemetary is located a couple of miles off the highway. The cemetary began in 1863 and was used to bury those lost in many of the civil war battles in Georgia including those fought at Kennesaw mountain.

  • Ok, and this time I am...

    Ok, and this time I am *really* not making this up. There are actually two residences on this old road which is at least a mile or two long. I passed here in the winter at which time you could actually recognize this as an abandoned two-story dwelling covered with dead vines. At least I hope it's abandoned. Now in the summer, it is completely...


Marietta Favorites

  • The Big Chicken!

    The Big Chicken stands 57 feet tall and is a well know landmark through out the area and further. It was built back in 1963, by Tubby Davis to bring in business to his resturant Johnny Reb's Chick, Chuck and Shake due to the growning competition. The eyes go around and the beak opens & closes at all times, in 1974 Jonny Reb's went under and KFC (...

  • Get a load of this. It...

    Get a load of this. It doesn't look much like a temple, does it? I mean, the Masons are cool and all... but it's upstairs from a *pawn shop* for crying out loud...

  • See the 'Big Chicken.' Kindy...

    See the 'Big Chicken.' Kindy corny, but this is the landmark that will be mentioned if you ask anyone for directions. It is just a huge mechanical chicken in front of a KFC resturant. I have only lived here a couple of years but it is very convenient to Atlanta and Buckhead. It's north of Atlanta, so if I an ever camping in the North Georgia...


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