Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, Kennesaw

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#7 of 73 in Nature in Georgia
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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  • Kennesaw Mtn is beautiful, historical and a great workout. We have hiked up this mountain and we have driven up. The view from the top is amazing. I highly recommend enjoying a nature filled afternoon...  more »
  • A small museum here run by the National Park Service is one of the most interesting and informative museums of the Civil War I have seen anywhere (including Gettysburg). It integrates artifacts with t...  more »
  • Our son is doing internship with the us park service. This park was awesome our son took on our grand tour and met all the staff  more »
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  • Loved it!! Went with a coworker to get a nice hike in. Got a little of the history as well once I reached to the top since I myself am not a Georgia native. It was definitely a breath of fresh air since i love doing stuff like that and am a fan of nature by heart. Hopefully I will be trekking this lovely terrain with a camera and on my bike soon! will be my new terrain for riding. Will try out the other mountain terrains as well.
  • I had never been until a few weeks ago. I expected a rather small, unexceptional park, but I was very impressed! The small museum was interesting and educational. I enjoyed hiking up the trail as well. It's a nice path that I was able to run down with ease. Going up is not too bad as it is in the shade. Great experience! Hope to go back!
  • Loved my time up there. Nice challenging hike up the mountain and really cool to see some history along the way. Gorgeous sites seeing around the metro area. This area is so green. And despite it being quite hot and sunny that day it stayed cool most of the trek along the trail as trees surround you most of the way. Worth the trip up. Can't wait to go back to complete the hike from one side to the other and back
  • My mom and went hiking here for alone time and there are beautiful views. It is great exercise and you can see Atlanta from the top of the mountain. They have a small, but neat civil war museum with merchandise. Bathrooms are decent. Please visit this beautiful area to hike, have a picnic, see the museum, ride you bike, or play in the field. -1 star however, because all the parking spots are usually taken.
  • Our entire family loves hiking here. The trails are well maintained and make for a great hike with fantastic views. The road to the top is also a good way to make the hike if you have children in strollers, as is often the case with us. It's long been a family favorite, and will continue to be for a long time.

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