12 Cobb Parkway North Marietta, GA 30062 +1 770 422 4716
Affectionately known as the "Big Chicken," this Kentucky Fried Chicken's towering painted metal chicken sign with moveable eyes and beak beckons travelers from afar. Built in 1963 for another chicken joint, KFC took over the property in the 1970s and the sign remained. The chain once threatened to move the four-story sign to nearby Smyrna, but a huge public outcry kept the Big Chicken firmly planted on Cobb Parkway. After sustaining significant tornado damage in 1996, PepsiCo helped to rebuild the roadside icon to be even sturdier. Whether you just want to take a gander or grab a bite to eat, be sure to check out the historic photos and souvenir shop inside. The lobby is open from 10:30a-10p and until 11p on weekends. -Rachel Quartarone
1000 Chastain Road Joe Mack Wilson Building Kennesaw, GA 30144 +1 770 499 3223
Located on the campus of Kennesaw State University, this impressive gallery is just a short trip up Interstate 75 from downtown or Buckhead. Featuring contemporary art from noted Atlanta collections, national and international artists, and ethnic and multicultural artists, the gallery also displays a nice collection of the photographic and artistic efforts of the university's talented students and faculty. While you're there, stop by the Sturgis Art Gallery located within the Sturgis Library, housed in the same building. Call ahead for details.
Located in the same building as the Kennesaw State University Fine Arts Gallery, the Sturgis Gallery focuses more strongly on the works of local artists. A bit more highbrow than the student collections next door, this museum is beginning to attract some regional attention. With contemporary fine art that displays a fine mix of media, influences, and artist backgrounds, this is a fine place to get a good look at what Georgia's finest are contributing to the world of art.
1205 Johnson Ferry Road Suite 110 Marietta, GA 30068 +1 770 973 6701
If it's in a frame, you can find it at Frameworks. This Cobb County gallery and shop offers an exciting mix of original fine art by local and regional artists. Choose from among their stellar selection of quality pieces in pastel, watercolor, mixed media, and more.
1835 Old Milton Parkway Alpharetta, GA 30009 +1 770 475 4663
Mansell House & Gardens, home to the Alpharetta Historical Society, is a veritable historical and natural splendor. Nestled amidst a verdant garden with a charming gazebo, Mansell House used to be a Victorian residence, reminiscent of the times of Queen Anne. The venue can be rented for public and private events including parties and weddings. Special tours are available for visitors. Entry is free. Check website for more details.
548 South Marietta Parkway Marietta, GA 30060 +1 770 528 8490
The Jennie T. Anderson Theater of Marietta is a state of the art performance venue that showcases the finest local and traveling shows and concerts. The hall has 606 seats and is located close to Marietta Square, which means there are plenty of restaurants and shopping to create the perfect evening.
27 Atlanta Street Southeast Marietta, GA 30060 +1 770 428 9699
This neat concept is housed in a brightly painted brick building across from the Marietta Museum of Art, just in case the work of area artists should inspire you. Open five days a week for personal pottery painting, the center features six tables, all paints and supplies, an on site kiln and a bright atmosphere for your day behind the brush. Perfect for kids' parties, bridal showers or corporate meetings, Just Kiln' Time will open at any time to accommodate your group's party.
1207 Cumberland Mall Atlanta, GA 30339 +1 770 863 9990
The famous "painter of light" has found a home in near-north Atlanta at the posh Cumberland Mall. Located on the lower level near Macy's, this small storefront maintains a stock of Kinkade's most impressive and popular works in its low-lit, intimate showroom. Kinkade's signature lighthouse studies are available, along with many nature scenes and the artist's full range of works from throughout his distinguished career.
500 Washington Avenue Marietta, GA 30060 +1 770 428 5631
More than 3000 Confederate soldiers are buried in this Marietta cemetery, which was established for the specific purpose in 1863. The soldiers here interred died defending Atlanta during the Civil War in the fighting that took place between Kennesaw and Marietta, most notably in the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain. While there are no maps or markers to help guide visitors, graves are grouped together according to the soldiers' home states. Access to the cemetery is free. Contact Marietta Welcome Center for more information.
An Arnold Palmer designed course built in 1989, Eagle Creek is a tough, long course that is pleasing to the eye. The par-4 14th is a tough but rewarding scenic hole, followed by the elevated tees and views of the 15th. Eagle Creek also provides a driving range and practice green, along with a full pro-shop and restaurant.
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