Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, Kennesaw

4.6
#8 of 75 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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  • 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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  • This place is a must see! You can go their to educate yourself, get some exercise or to just soak in some beautiful scenery. Great family environment with easy access trails throughout the park. The park is so spread out, even when it's crowded, you still feel like you have the place to yourself!
  • Great beginner to intermediate hikers, with a peak at 1808 feet at it's highest point. I would give it 5 stars but it was very crowded. Still a good family or romantic outing. Amazing skyline views.
  • Great place to hike! We like to go hear often. I've taken our dog here many times. We've also gone with our family, including younger grandchildren. I like that there are so many trails of varying difficulties. Sometimes it's nice to go as a family and enjoy a good hike. Other times it's nice to go with the dog and have a challenging hike/run. Definitely recommend visiting - and often :-) !
  • This is an absolutely beautiful public park with an amazing Civil War history. Great vista of Atlanta and Buckhead from the way point and summit. Trail could be moderately challenging for somebody that does not walk or hike occasionally, (roots and rocks to navigate). It is conveniently located just a few miles North of Marietta square. They have nice facilities and an information center at the main base trail-head. Enjoy!
  • My son and I love the trails. This place offers multiple paths that range from easy to hard. My son and I can easily walk a 5K and it feels like we just started. The trails offers information about the war, monuments and canons. Which are pretty neat!

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