There are few places where you can explore a Civil War battleground and ride thrilling coasters in the same day — Kennesaw, Georgia, is one of them. Located just outside Atlanta, an easy drive from the airport, the city has something for all kinds of travelers.
In Kennesaw, you can explore American history from multiple perspectives. Travel back 153 years with a visit to the site of the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, which is now a national battlefield park. Then, get up close with Civil War artifacts at the nearby history museum. The museum also highlights Kennesaw’s role in another key part of American history: the railroad industry. All of this history is celebrated each April at the annual Big Shanty Festival with a must-see parade, friendly vendors, and the always popular giant stilt walkers.
With live entertainment galore, the city’s about so much more than history. Those with a competitive spirit are in luck because Kennesaw is near Atlanta’s professional football and baseball stadiums, which also host live entertainment events like concerts. Movie buffs can head over to the theater to beat the heat or just take in a flick — no excuses needed. Thrill seekers can spend the day at a popular amusement park going “no hands” on top-speed roller coasters or cooling off in the water park. Prefer to keep your feet on the ground? Stop by the local mall with more than 175 stores to choose from.
With so much to experience, you’ll be ready to kick up your feet in comfort at the end of the day, so be sure to visit staying at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Kennesaw, GA. You’ll be welcomed with friendly Southern hospitality, complimentary cookies and our relaxing seasonal outdoor pool. After a restful night, our complimentary Be Our Guest Breakfast with waffles, fruit, coffee and more will have you ready to take on the next day’s adventures.