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Cobb County has a wealth of entertainment options for families. Explore everything from opera performances and arts festivals to museums exhibitions and hiking trails. Below are just some of the family attractions Cobb County has to offer, along with websites for more information.
Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
The 2,750-seat venue hosts Broadway shows, ballet, concerts, educational shows, family performances and the Atlanta Opera.
Earl Smith Strand Theatre
This renovated 1935 Art Deco theater located on Marietta Square has a full calendar of movie screenings, concerts and other performances.
The Georgia Ballet
In addition to their performances at the Marietta Performing Arts Center, this troupe operates a dance school for children and provides field trip performances for area students.
Georgia Symphony Orchestra
Founded in 1951 and now under the direction of Michael Alexander, the GSO attracts talented musicians from all over the metro area for its annual performances.
Gone With the Wind Museum
This museum opened on the Marietta Square in 2003 and boasts an extensive collection of memorabilia from the famed book and movie, including scripts and costumes.
Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
Relive one of the key battles of the Civil War’s Atlanta Campaign at this 2,923-acre battlefield.
Mable House Arts Center
From children’s music classes to tours of the historic house and a free summer concert series, this Mableton arts complex has something for everyone.
Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art
As the only art museum in the metro area to focus on American art, the MCMA has cultivated an impressive collection of pieces from the 18th century to the present.
Marietta Museum of History
This museum makes its home in a 19th century cotton warehouse that also served as a hospital during the Civil War. Its recently opened Aviation Wing brings the area’s aviation history to life.
Mountasia Family Fun Center
Engage in some friendly competition at this recreational complex that includes go karts, mini golf and an arcade.
The Root House Museum
The Cobb Landmarks and Historical Society operates this Greek Revival house that originally belonged to one of Marietta’s first druggists.
Silver Comet Trail
From the trailhead in Smyrna, this 61.5-mile paved trail created from abandoned railway lines extends all the way to the Georgia/Alabama state line.
Six Flags Over Georgia
A state-of-the-art theme park with more than 100 rides, shows and attractions.
Six Flags White Water
Take the edge off the summer heat at this waterslide amusement park. Enjoy body slides, tube slides and a lazy river that winds its way around the park.
Boasting more than 3,000 species of plants, this garden is an impressive blend of art and horticulture.
Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History
Learn all about Cobb County’s role in some of the region’s most important transportation and commerce railway lines.
Zuckerman Museum of Art, Kennesaw State University
Housed within KSU’s Department of Museums, Archives and Rare Books, this museum displays works from the university’s permanent collection as well as contemporary work from local and national artists.
Entertaining shows and activities for families of varying interests are provided in Atlanta for all to enjoy. Families can have educational experiences on a tour of one of Atlanta’s studios or factories, cultural explorations at a festival or theatre, and outdoor adventures at a park or zoo. Below are some of the major family attractions in Atlanta and websites to find out more information.
Amicalola Falls State Park
Atlanta Botanical Garden
Atlanta History Center
Cagle’s Dairy Farm
Centennial Olympic Park
Center for Puppetry Arts
Chattahoochee Nature Center
CNN Studio Tour
Fernbank Museum of Natural History and IMAX Theatre
The Foam Factory
Georgia Renaissance Festival
Georgia World Congress Center
High Museum of Art
Imagine It! The Children’s Museum of Atlanta
Jimmy Carter Library and Museum
Kangaroo Conservation Center
Lake Lanier Islands
Marietta Theatre in the Square
Margaret Mitchell House
Off Broadway Dance Children’s Theatre
Red Door Playhouse
Roswell Ghost Tour
Six Flags Over Georgia
Stone Mountain Park
Whole World Improv Theater
World of Coca-Cola Tour
Yellow River Game Ranch