Not only is Marietta, Georgia the gateway to one of the South's largest water parks, it's a vivid reminder of Metro Atlanta's Civil War history. Marietta's Civil War sites include a Confederate cemetery, a Union cemetery and a Civil War battlefield: Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park. Among Marietta, Georgia's other historic sites are a town square and an 1898 train depot turned visitor center.
Perhaps Marietta's most unusual attraction is the Big Chicken, a larger-than-life landmark fixture atop a KFC fast-food restaurant. It's the marker for getting around town whether you're on your way to Marietta, GA's Gone With the Wind museum or Six Flags White Water.
Marietta highlights include the Taste of Marietta food festival (April), Theater in the Square performances, the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art and a number of antique shops.
Marietta is one of Atlanta's largest suburbs. It is located 15 miles northwest of Atlanta, outside the Perimeter (I-285).
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