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About Marietta

Do you want small-town, southern hospitality as well as a vacation steeped in history? Look no further than Marietta, Georgia.

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About Marietta, Georgia

Right in the center of Cobb County, Marietta grew from a few homes built by early settlers into a thriving, close-knit community that lives off the land.

Founded near the Cherokee town of Big Shanty, it's no surprise that there's lots of history to explore in Marietta. If you're a fan of Western movies, you won't be disappointed. Ask a local about the area’s history – many know all the old stories and are happy to share them if you've got an hour to spare.

Marietta is a small town with a big heart that welcomes visitors from all over the world. You'll probably never want to leave after experiencing this much southern hospitality!

What to do

Visit Oakton House – it was built in 1838 and is the oldest residence in the city to have been occupied continuously.

Lots of original features still stand – the barn, milk house, smokehouse and well house to name a few.

Walk through its spectacular gardens and see where Major General Loring set up his headquarters during the Battle of Kennesaw Mountains.

To find out more about the town's history, head to the Marietta Museum of History – there are thousands of artifacts for you to look at.

Fans of ‘Gone with the Wind’ will love it here. You can visit the Marietta Gone with the Wind Museum and see exhibits relating to both the book and movie. Be transported back to the Civil War era, and discover all you can about this classic text.

For a bit of an adventure, hike up Sope Creek Trail. You'll see old ruins, beautiful waters and stunning feats of nature. It's also a great place for a picnic!

To cool off in the summer heat and keep the kids entertained, go to Six Flags White Water Park. It's a really exciting day out for the family. Try to avoid weekends and national holidays as it can get quite busy.

Top Marietta travel tips

To find out what's going on, visit the Welcome Center. It occupies the site of a historic train depot and is a fantastic sight in and of itself.

There are lots of family friendly restaurants in Marietta, so you'll never lack a place to eat. Tipping is customary – leave between 10-15%.

Step back in time by visiting Marietta, Georgia. You'll discover everything there is to know about the town during your stay and a little more besides! Book your Marietta vacation rental on FlipKey today, and start planning your trip.