Five Things To Do Near KSU

Kennesaw State University is the ideal location for college students looking to explore when they aren’t in class. Here are five things to do within a short drive from either KSU campus.


1. Hike Kennesaw Mountain

Hike Kennesaw Mountain
Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park is a 2,965-acre National Battlefield open to the public daily and is completely free. History buffs can download the Google Earth map and view not just the hiking trails, streams and horse trails, but a ton of information about the Civil War battle itself. If it is a workout you’re looking for, it’s about one mile to the top of the mountain from the visitors center, or you can choose to hike any one of the several trails surrounding the park. The park itself is also a beautiful, serene place to relax. Bring a hammock from KSU’s bookstore to unwind after class on a nice day—this park may become your new favorite spot to relax.


2. SunTrust Park and The Battery Atlanta

SunTrust Park

Catch a baseball game at the new home of the Atlanta Braves. Even when the Braves are away or during the off-season, Battery Atlanta offers an unprecedented entertainment experience 365 days a year. At the Battery, you’ll find several restaurants with some of Atlanta’s most acclaimed chefs and mixologists, the Coca-Cola Roxy Theatre, and several retail shops. Plus the Omni Hotel is conveniently located in the heart of the Battery and a good option for parents who are visiting their students at KSU.


3. Marietta Square

Marietta Square Fountain

Glover Park is in the heart of Marietta Square, and here you will find regular events happening throughout the year, including a concert series from April to September, a huge Fourth of July celebration, and winter activities for the family during November and December. Several locally owned shops and restaurants surround the park as well as The Strand Theatre, a historic landmark in Marietta, which offers various concerts and performances throughout the year. You can also visit the Marietta Square Farmers Market on Saturdays and Sundays.


4. Six Flags White Water

Six Flags White Water

Open from May to September, Six Flags White Water is a 69-acre water park located in Marietta off Cobb Parkway. A part of the Six Flags family of parks, this family-friendly spot is sure to keep you cool in the summer, and it is only a five-minute drive from the Marietta Campus.


5. Explore the Chattahoochee River

Sweetwater Creek on the Chattahoochee River

There are miles of popular, scenic trails to hike along the Chattahoochee River. To cool off during the summer months, you can “shoot the Hooch,” a classic summertime tradition. You can also canoe, tube or even paddleboard down the river. River trips range from 1.5 to 8 miles.