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Cobb and Douglas Counties Area Article



Welcome to the Georgia Tourist Guide’s focus on Cobb and Douglas Counties, one of metro Atlanta’s leading communities. Cobb has a host of things to do, including: two excellent shopping malls, family-friendly attractions, outdoor adventures, historical sites to visit, and terrific restaurants and hotels. Douglas is a fast-growing county west of Atlanta. The Cobb and Douglas Counties Tourist Guide can help you plan your visit so that your experience is complete and enjoyable. So just sit back, relax, and click away to see all that Cobb can offer you!

Let’s begin by checking out several out door adventures that you are sure to enjoy. A long-time Atlanta tradition is "Shootin' the 'Hooch", a day-long, leisurely rafting trip down the Chattahoochee River. Raft rentals are available. Hike to the top of Kennesaw Mountain on a clear day, and you'll get one of the best views in metro-Atlanta - check out the Atlanta skyline, the natural wonder of Stone Mountain and even Tennessee. Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park offers 16 miles of hiking trails that go through the entire park, including Cheatham Hill and Kolb Farm battlefields. Horseback riding is also available. History buffs can take in a movie about Kennesaw Mountain's role in the Civil War and tour the museum. The park is free to visitors. The scenic Silver Comet Trail is open to cycling, jogging, walking and rollerblading. In south Cobb and Douglas Counties the trail runs along nearly 13 miles of abandoned railroad tracks and has four trailheads with ample parking. The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area offers more opportunities for nature lovers - fishing, hiking, biking, picnicking, and rafting. You can also enjoy a day at Lake Acworth or Lake Allatoona. Both offer a variety of water and camping opportunities.

For entertainment and thrills, the whole family will enjoy Six Flags over Georgia near Douglasville. This is one of the top amusement parks in the southeast. Six Flags – White Water Park, located in Marietta, is the largest water park in the Southeast. Enjoy water slides, pools, the relaxing "Little Hooch" river, and other special attractions and shows. Just next door to White Water is American Adventures, which has rides, an arcade, and other activities designed especially for kids and the family. In western Cobb, you can enjoy the largest pool in the Southeast at Sun Valley Beach. The pool has 10 waterslides, a dolphin fountain, showering umbrella, Lumber Jack log roll, diving platforms, Tarzan swinging ropes and a zip line. A white sandy beach surrounds the pool. The Sun Valley Beach park sits on 40 forested acres with a playground and picnic facilities. Spend a refreshing time skating at the Ice Forum in Kennesaw, near Town Center Mall. Be sure to use the “FLAG THIS” feature on your Cobb and Douglas Counties Tourist Guide to add items of interest to your “My Travel Ideas” folder, so that you will not have to remember them and can quickly retrieve them.

Cobb and Douglas Counties offers a nice variety of shopping opportunities. There are two traditional shopping malls, Town Center Mall in the north and Cumberland Mall in the south part of the county. The Galleria offers upscale shops and boutiques. You can also enjoy the charming, upscale open air shopping centers that are located in the various Cobb communities, including: Acworth, The Avenue at East Cobb, The Marietta Square, Smyrna Market Village, and Vinings Jubilee. The Marietta Square, which surrounds the picturesque Glover Park, features antique shops, elegant boutiques, upscale shopping, several dining options, art galleries and museums. If you are into antiques, the towns of Cobb and Douglas Counties offer many outstanding antique shops. Be sure to explore the “Shopping” option on the Cobb and Douglas Counties Tourist Guide to discover the many great shopping opportunities in the various towns within this region.

Cobb and Douglas Counties features a variety of cultural museums and art galleries. The Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art exhibits American fine art from the 19th and 20th centuries. The Marietta Gone With the Wind Museum: Scarlett on the Square in Marietta houses a privately owned collection of rare memorabilia, such as costumes worn by the actors. Also on the Marietta Square you might enjoy a stop at the Marietta Museum of History on the second floor of the Kennesaw House. The Cobb Civic Center consists of Hudgins Hall, which hosts large shows an sporting events, and the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre which is a performing arts stage for concerts and plays.

If you looking for a day on the links, check out one of these fine courses: St. Andrews in Winston, Cobblestone in Acworth, Dogwood in Austell, Fields Ferry in Calhoun, or Royal Oaks in Cartersville. A couple of practice facilities can be found at Heritage Hills Golf Center in Austell and Legacy Golf Links in Smyrna, which also has an executive course on site.


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