Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, Kennesaw

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The historical location of a major Civil War event, Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park preserves the site of a battle fought between the Union and Confederate armies on June 18, 1864. Over 5,300 soldiers died during this battle, won against all odds by the vastly outnumbered Confederate forces. Designated as one of the country's historical districts in 1966, the park contains three major battlefield areas and a visitor center, where you’ll find a museum, theater, and information desk. Stop by the theater to watch short films about the battle, or walk some of the 27 km (17 mi) of interpretative hiking trails, which are lined with earthworks, cannon emplacements, and monuments dedicated to the soldiers who fought here. With our international travel planner, Kennesaw attractions like Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Multiple trails offer different challenges. Hike all the way to the top via the trails or paved area for a view of Atlanta. Or walk the trails through the woods or paved area around the park. Nice pic...  more »
  • I gained an understanding of the significance of the Atlanta battlefield site. You can drive up the mountain and park near the top and walk the rest of the way. The path is asphalted and cracked, so b...  more »
  • Living in the area for over 30 years I’ve run hundreds of miles here. Depending on my training I can run fast rolling hills or hard strenuous climbs. Parking at several trail heads with water fountain...  more »
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  • Definitely one of my favorite places to hike and one I've been back to numerous times, sometimes bringing friends along who equally enjoyed it. It offers numerous stunning views of the Georgia landscape, it's a fantastic, challenging trek for seasoned hikers (but also accommodates casual ones), great for pets, and is ideal for history buffs. The park is impressively maintained and the staff are wonderful and truly passionate about what they do. It is an instant go-to for me on the weekend.
  • Very small low key battlefield that has a great museum and wonderful mountain view and battlefield view. Anyone in the suburbs of Atlanta must stop here. It was great to be in this location. They make history really come alive.
  • Can't really go wrong at a national park, but this one is spectacular. Bring the kids and spend the day hiking to the mountain ( you can take the trail or road or drive up the road). There are several trails with various levels of difficulty. Bring some good hiking shoes. The park office is open 9am - 5pm daily. The bathrooms are open from 7:30am - 8pm. Bring water and some snacks. Lots of civil war memorabilia, cannons, signs, etc, and more to see in the visitor center. No charge to walk the trails or hike the mountain. We've brought our kids here many times over the years and they always have a blast. Pets (leashed) are welcome.
  • Great experience. So many trails that can get you to the top with distances varying greatly, as well as the difficulty. You can drive right up to the top if you’re not one for hiking. A lot of people just walk along the road for an easy and direct route to the top. I’ve seen all ages on this mountain, especially in the area around the welcome center.
  • This is a beautiful property. Nice hike. Often see deer on the trail. One glaring, perpetual problem with this place... Parking!! If it's a nice day out, the place attracts a lot of people and they just don't have the parking to support the crowds. The trail can handle the crowds just fine, but not the parking lots.
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