Marietta, United States travel tips

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1 There are a few great dining options in Marietta but a must try is Falafel Cafe where you get some really tasty kebabs. The rice is fluffy and nice too.
2 Visit the historic Kennesaw House which is located west of the town square. It is one of only two buildings in Marietta not burned to the ground in Sherman's March to the Sea.
3 Six Flags White Water is a large water park offering a variety of water rides, slides and waterfalls, including Tornado, the Ultimate Storm and Cliffhanger, one of the tallest free falls in the world. Adults $36.99. Children under 48" $26.99. Parking cost $10.
4 Marietta Gone With the Wind Museum opens M-Sa 10AM - 5PM. It houses one of the world's most extensive collections of memorabilia related to both the book and the film. $7 Adults, $6 Seniors and Students
5 The Big Chicken is at a KFC restaurant at the city's biggest intersection and features a giant steel-sided chicken rising from its roof, and has become a well known landmark in the area. In the old days when people gave directions they said, "Go to the Big Chicken and turn north".
6 During warmer months you do not want to miss out on the Farmer Market which is held in the square on the weekends.
7 You must visit the picturesque Marietta Square with many shopping and historical attractions including a Gone with the Wind Museum, History Museum and Theater.. There are also a number of events and attractions, including Art In The Park, a yearly art festival showing the local talent, plus kids attractions. Prices vary depending on attraction.
8 Getting to the city of Atlanta is pretty easy. Bus service is also available to Atlanta. Marietta Route Express 101 leaves Marietta Park N Ride takes about an hour depending on traffic conditions. $5.00 for the express US each way. Discounts available for elderly, youth. Taxis are available by phone or signal one at the bus stop.
9 Cobb County Bus System is accessible to Marietta area (Cumberland Mall, Town Center, Austell Rd, Kennesaw, Mableton and more). Local Fare is $2.50 each way (02/01/14). Discounts for youth/elderly.
10 It gets very hot during the summer here. During the winter, except for the months of January and February, you usually only need a light jacket.

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