Marietta is a historically-rich city that centres around a vibrant square. It boasts excellent museums celebrating its heritage and associations with “Gone with the Wind”, as well as an iconic giant chicken.
Things to do in Marietta
At the heart of the city lies Marietta Square, home to the historic Strand Theatre, Marietta Courthouse and a replica of the Liberty Bell. Children can climb aboard the playground’s miniature train while adults can peruse the shops, with a farmers market attracting local growers and producers on the weekends.
If you’re a fan of the classic film “Gone with the Wind”, visit the Gone with the Wind Museum in Marietta Square’s Old Thomas Warehouse Building. It celebrates the film nd original novel by Margaret Mitchell with an impressive collection of memorabilia, costumes and rare promotional pieces.
Gain insight into the people and events that have shaped the city at the Marietta Museum of History, housed within a former cotton warehouse dating back to 1845. Learn about the Native American heritage of Cobb County and its early gold mining industry or attend one of the regular storyteller events.
Don’t miss a photograph in front of the Big Chicken, which has been an iconic landmark in Marietta since 1956. This giant, steel-sided chicken rises from the roof of a KFC restaurant.
Getting around Marietta
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is a 35-minute drive from Marietta, while the centre of Atlanta is 25 minutes away. There are regular buses connecting the two cities that also travel throughout Marietta.