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Marietta is a city of 61,000 people (2019) in Metro Atlanta. It is the fourth largest city in the state. Dobbins Air Reserve Base on the south side of town and a Lockheed Martin manufacturing plant are among the major industries in the city.

Get in[edit]

Travel north on Interstate 75 from Atlanta. Downtown Atlanta is 20 miles (32 km) to the southeast, and Cartersville is 24 miles (39 km) to the northwest.

Get around[edit]

CobbLinc (Marietta/Cobb County's Transit System) and Xpress GA Buses serve the city.


  • Marietta Gone With the Wind Museum (Scarlett On the Square), 472 Powder Springs St SW (At Brumby Hall), +1 770 794-5576. M-Sa 10AM - 5PM. Houses one of the world's most extensive collections of memorabilia related to both the book and the film. $7 Adults, $6 Seniors and Students.
  • The Kennesaw House (Marietta History Center), 1 Depot St, +1 770-794-5710. Tu-Sa 10AM-4PM. The Marietta History Center, located west of the town square, is housed in The Kennesaw House, one of only two buildings in Marietta not burned to the ground in Sherman's March to the Sea.
  • 1 Marietta Square, +1 770 429-1115. Around Church Street (Marietta Parkway can also be used). Open all day, every day. Marietta Square is the center of old Marietta, with many shopping and historical attractions including a Gone with the Wind Museum, History Museum, Theater, and a number of shops. There are also a number of events and attractions, including Art In The Park, a yearly art festival showing the local talent. Prices vary depending on attraction.
  • 2 The Big Chicken, 12 Cobb Pkwy N (intersection of Cobb Parkway (US 41) and Roswell Road (S. R. 120)), +1 770 422-4716. This restaurant (now a KFC) at the city's biggest intersection features a 53-foot steel-sided chicken beak and neck rising from its roof, and has become a well known landmark in the area. In the old days it was referred to as the center of the Universe as when you gave directions you said, "Go to the Big Chicken and turn north". Big Chicken (Q858661) on Wikidata Big Chicken on Wikipedia


  • Six Flags White Water, 250 Cobb Parkway N #100, +1 770-800-4413. A large water park offering a variety of water rides, slides and waterfalls, including Tornado, the Ultimate Storm and Cliffhanger, one of the tallest free falls in the world. Adults $36.99. Children under 48 $26.99. Parking $10.
  • 1 Mountasia Marietta.


  • Meeting Park. Is a mixed-use development just off the Marietta Square, featuring townhomes, condos, shops, restaurants, and office space.


  • Australian Bakery Cafe, 48 S Park Square NE, +1 678-797-6222. Located in Marietta Square, offers the usual bakery items as well as meat pies and other Australian cuisine. Open for breakfast and lunch.
  • Falafel Cafe, 950 Cobb Parkway. Suite 100 (behind the Dive Shop), +1 770 419-8999. Open Tu-Su 11AM-9PM. Has the world's best rice, and some mighty tasty kebabs.
  • The Pub Restaurant, 500 Powder Springs St, +1 770-427-2500. Overlooks the Marietta Resort's championship golf course. Features a full liquor bar.


Cheerwine, a regional soda from North Carolina, can often be found in and around Marietta.


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Routes through Marietta
ChattanoogaKennesaw  N  S  AtlantaMacon
ChattanoogaKennesaw  N  S  AtlantaMacon

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