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181 Metromont Road
Hiram, GA 30141
Phone: (770) 222-9161
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This 2549-acre (1031.54-hectare) park is particularly noted for its populations of birds, butterflies and wildflowers. Hiking trails are laid throughout, and pass such interesting spots as the George Sparks Reservoir and the ruins of a cotton factory destroyed during the Civil War. Canoe and fishing boat rentals are available, as well as a bait shack, restrooms, and historical information. Take home some souvenirs from the gift shop, located at the visitors center.
Located across Pitner Road, Pitner Road Park is an ideal venue for a family picnic. The well-maintained garden, lush green lawns and serene surroundings beckon one and all. It also has a separate children's playground, play areas for dogs and a special picnic area. For more details, call ahead.
Touted to be one of the fastest growing cities in Georgia, Douglasville's downtown area also has the distinction of being listed as a National Heritage Site. The century-old buildings manifest Romanesque, Gothic, Queen Anne and Italian architectural elements which have still been wonderfully preserved. The O'Neal town plaza with its charming brick fountain plays host to a number of festivals and community events all year round. Parks, golf courses, wildlife ponds, nature trails, public pools and soccer complexes dot the entire length of the city which is why it's so attractive for tourists.
Douglas County Courthouse is located at Douglasville, Georgia, United States. It is an old courthouse now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The courthouse is home to the Douglas County Museum of History and Art. The museum has exhibits of mid 20th-century like displays of cocktail shakers, school lunchboxes, children's phonographs, and items from a personal collection of Coca Cola articles.
Located across Old Stilesboro Road is Eagle Pointe Church, a community church that was founded in the early 1900s. Its mission is to strive for the betterment of people and spread the message of love and peace. As a part of this endeavor, it organizes variety of events that involve the local people mainly the youngsters. The church also runs a pre-school that believes in providing quality education to kids. For more details, check website or call ahead.
Masjid Al-Hedaya is the mecca for Islam in Marietta. This majestic mosque boasts a magnificent architecture, beautiful minarets and intricate work on its outer facade. It organizes Sunday school, Quran readings and discussions, worship and other services. Check the website for details on the various activities organized as well as for regular prayer times.
Located in the heart of the city, this beautifully landscaped expanse is one of the city's favorite recreational spots. Spanning 25 acres (10.11 hectares), Laurel Park offers something for everyone. Kids will love their own little play area replete with a duck pond. For those into sports, the park offers 13 well-maintained tennis courts, a sand volleyball court, a basketball court as well as shuffleboard facilities. If you simply wish to relax and take in the outdoors, there's a picnic area as well. Check website for more.
The most complete Civil War battleground of the Atlanta Campaign, this historic park contains a visitors center which offers an informative 20 minute video presentation and contains a variety of Civil War uniforms and artifacts on display.
This national park is located on the site of the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, the last significant victory for the South during their defense of Atlanta in 1864. Centered around the namesake mountain, which rises to 1808 feet (551 meters), the park features over 16 miles (26 kilometers) of mapped trails as well as a museum commemorating the historic battle. Picnic sites, battlefield markers and monuments are peppered throughout the forested mountainside, which features great views of Atlanta in clear weather. Maps detailing the trails and battle history are available from the visitors center.
Depicting the lifestyle of middle class merchants in the 1850s, this Greek Revival style house was built by William Root, one of Marietta
Housed in a restored railroad depot that dates to 1898, this rustic center should be your first stop in Marietta, Atlanta's closest and most distinguished suburb just northwest of town. View the Center's seven-minute video on the history and culture of Cobb County, then browse their library of informative brochures on area attractions, restaurants, accommodations and tours. Whether you come to Marietta to relax, shop, or catch a glimpse of some of the finest residential architecture in Georgia, a quick stop at the Marietta Welcome Center is a good start.
Marietta Square is the town square and center of all creative and community events. The lush green surroundings, landscaped area and gleaming fountain make for a pleasant sight. It also has a toy train engine playground for kids to enjoy, while parents take a stroll around. However, highlight of the square is the Gazebo, that is an ideal background for your family photographs or wedding video. Evening Concert Series and Brown Bag Concerts, farmers market, public events, weddings and similar events are regularly held here.