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Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

900 Kennesaw Mountain Drive, Kennesaw, GA 30152
770 427 4686
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Ranked #1 of 12 attractions in Kennesaw
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Battlefields, National Parks, Historic Sites, History Museums, Parks
Activities: Hiking, Birdwatching
Description: Site of a crucial Civil War battle offers a modern visitor center and a number of hiking trails on its grounds.
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Roswell, Georgia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
24 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

I am a travel writer who covers National Parks (npplan.com) and I visited the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park in August, 2013. The park is located in Kennesaw, Georgia, a suburb north of Atlanta. It is the most visited battlefield in the National Park system, though that can be attributed to the fact that it is the only battlefield located... More

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Atlanta
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The Kennesaw battlefield is one of the most extensive preserved fields in the South. The battlefield interpretive center has a great film presenting the history of Union - Confederate engagement. There is also a small museum presenting period weapons and uniforms. A road takes you from the center to the top of mountain overlook which conveys the strategic importance of... More

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Biloxi
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

If you like to hike, visit the Mountain Park in good weather; numerous walking trails and a car path criss-cross the mountain. Imagine the soldiers of both armies as they fought on this terrain 150 years ago, as Union troops under Sherman moved south to take Atlanta. The Visitors Center is a small but informative museum which depicts the conflict... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I enjoy the history and the views here. For the best experience, one should walk the trails. Bring a camera and the family. Be wary of pedestrians and pets when driving up the mountain. It's very hazy in summer and hard to see Atlanta and Stone Mt. in the distance but it is still fun.

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Ocala, Florida
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We really enjoyed hiking the trails here. There's a lot of interesting features - the river, the ridges where the battles were fought, etc. The area is very peaceful and covered with shade. The trails are well maintained. The museum was very interesting, too.

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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Its one of the calmest, most serene places to go for a walk or run. There are plaques and statues for any novice history buff.

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York, PA
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park is the location of one of the last big battles before the fall of Atlanta. There are hiking trails up Big Kennesaw Mountain, Little Kennesaw Mountain, and Pigeon Hill (which is the steepest hill I ever saw!). Thankfully, there is a road to the top of Big Kennesaw Mountain to access the top by motor... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Many hiking trails for all levels of walkers. Marked well. A wonderful museum and visitor center.You need to see the movie about the battle and info on the mountain. Great literature available. Great for families, schools, or personal health goals. Plenty of parking. Plenty of trails. Quiet and wild life glimpses throughout the park.Visit and you will enjoy the beauty... More

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Wrentham, Massachusetts, United States
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I didnt spend a ton of time at the battlefield site, but I plan on visiting again. There is not a lot to see and yet if you are a Civil War fan, you will know it was an important battle in General Sherman's campaign.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Great place for Hiking and you have to stop by the museum and learn the history of the place. You can pick the paved road to walk to the top but you must the the dirt trail. It is an awesome place, Wild life show up every now and is a nice experience!

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