Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, Kennesaw

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#7 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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  • October 3, 2017
    Very good place to view civil war history and see where one of the biggest battles took place. Very humbling experience. Prepare to walk a lot and don't miss the mountain top !  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    I love love love hiking Kennesaw because the trail network allows you to dial in how much you want to tackle. If time is limited, you can begin the hike at the main building and head up the main trail...  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    Great place to see the area of Civil War conflict outside of Atlanta. You can drive or walk to the top, I've done both. Long but good walk for exercise. Actual cannons overlooking the battle field.  more »
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  • June 17, 2017
    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.
  • June 12, 2017
    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!
  • May 3, 2017
    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
  • May 24, 2017
    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.
  • June 14, 2017
    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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