Kennesaw Tourism

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Kennesaw is a city in Cobb County, Georgia, United States, located in the greater Atlanta metropolitan area. It had a population of 29,783 according to the 2010 census. Founded in 1887, Kennesaw has a past surrounded with railroad history. During the Civil War, Kennesaw was the staging ground for the Great Locomotive Chase on April 12, 1862. In 2007, the city was selected by Family Circle magazine as one of the nation's "10 best towns for families". In 2009 Newsmax magazine listed the city among the "Top 25 Most Uniquely American Cities and Towns". The city is perhaps best known nationally for its mandatory gun-possession ordinance.


Kennesaw is a suburb of Atlanta. The neighbourhood was developed during the railroad boom in the 18th century. Kennesaw was the site of several events related to the Civil War and tourists can learn about this history in the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History. The Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park was where one of the battles of the Civil War was fought. The city was also a key player in the Great Locomotive Chase of 1862. Besides, the Kennesaw State University hosts the Museum of History and Holocaust Education along with the Bentley Rare Book Room and Archives. The Big Shanty Festival that is held in April every year also attracts several visitors to Kennesaw. Take a holiday in Kennesaw for a historical journey.


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Facts and Stats for Kennesaw*

  • Pollution Statistics in Kennesaw

    Know the pollution level of Kennesaw before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 75 (High)
    • Water Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 75 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • Kennesaw: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Kennesaw for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Kennesaw.

    • Burglary and Theft 25 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 13.89 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 14.29 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 15.63 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 31.25 (Low)
    • Attacks 9.38 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 25 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 94.44 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 77.78 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 7.14 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 13.89 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 18.75 (Very Low)
  • Living in Kennesaw - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 81.04 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 87.04 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 56.9 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 35 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 68.06 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 3.97 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Kennesaw

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Kennesaw

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11.5 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 32.12 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 72.5 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 39.41 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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