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Kennesaw served as the staging area for the Great Locomotive Chase in 1862, a Civil War era military raid. Big Shanty, as the city was originally known, was also the site of the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain.
Without a doubt, the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History is our can’t miss attraction for Kennesaw. The museum features the General, the original locomotive used in the Great Locomotive Chase. The museum also features other locomotives, blueprints, photographs and other artifacts from the railroad industry.
Things to do
- Take a tour and tasting at Lazy Guy Distillery
- Visit a Civil War battleground at Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield National Park
- Check out Kennesaw Skatepark, designed by pro skater Rob Dyrdek