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“nice hiking and views, but not much else”

Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
Ranked #1 of 23 things to do in Kennesaw
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Owner description: Site of a crucial Civil War battle offers a modern visitor center and a number of hiking trails on its grounds.
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level 6 Contributor
104 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“nice hiking and views, but not much else”
Reviewed 9 November 2013

The visitor center has a small exhibition. I expected more artifacts, but they had very few. There are a few pristine uniforms and weapons on display, but the only artifacts that came from the actual site are a few that are part of a "do not remove artifacts from the park" display. Most of the exhibition, at least on the day that I was there, had a serious lighting problem- the whole exhibit was dimly lit and many of the displays had writing that was hard, or impossible, to read. There is a lot of history written up for the displays, but not much else. Kind of disappointing.
On the other hand, the hike to the top of the mountain is pleasant and provides interesting views of the area, with downtown Atlanta off in the distance. It is worth it to go all the way to the top of the mountain, where there are some cannon and dramatic views of the battlefield.

Visited November 2013
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Northville, Michigan
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“History and Hiking”
Reviewed 31 October 2013

Visitor center is well organized and makes good use of the artifacts to tell the story. New film is excellent. Hiking trails abound. A shuttle runs to the top of the mountain on weekends and you can walk down the roadway if you choose as it is closed to traffic. Deer and other wildlife easy to observe. Very worthwhile stop.

Visited October 2013
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Acworth, Georgia
Level 6 Contributor
184 reviews
86 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Where nature and history blend.”
Reviewed 27 October 2013

If you like hiking, that is the right place. Going up the trail to the top of the mountain you will find traces of great history moments.And from the top you can see all the little towns around all the way to Atlanta and even the Stone Mountain.
We went during the week and because there were not so many people on the trails (as over the weekend) we got lucky and saw two deer a few feet away from us.
Don't forget to stop by the Visitor Center first and get a map (and other info). It is always good to have one when you go hiking.

Visited October 2013
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Norcross, Georgia
Level 5 Contributor
86 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“family time”
Reviewed 14 October 2013

Great place for family outing and for those people athletically inclined. Plenty of places for laying out a blanket, picnicing and just relaxing. Trails are plentiful

Visited November 2012
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Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
“Beautiful”
Reviewed 14 October 2013 via mobile

I love going to the mountain and walking. It is so pretty, especially when the leaves are changing. The only problem is trying to find parking.

Visited January 2013
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