Travel Attractions – Smyrna
Smyrna is located just one mile north of Atlanta’s city limits, and fifteen miles from downtown Atlanta. The city prides itself on its friendly, small-town atmosphere. The area in northern Georgia was settled first by white Americans in 1832. However, the name Smyrna wasn’t given to it until nearly 40 years later. It played a significant role in the American Civil War.
There were two battles in the area, and Sherman occupied the homes. Anyone with an interest in the American Civil War will find Smyrna fascinating. You are also close to many natural attractions, and all the delights that Atlanta has to offer.
Mode of Transport
The City is strategically situated near three interstate/intrastate highway systems: I-75 and I-20. Through Cobb County, the East-West Connector road extends through Smyrna and leads to Smyrna's Silver Comet Trail. The Cobb Community Transit (CCT), a bus service that provides public transportation, has links to the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority's (MARTA) rapid-rail network. Two major railways serve Smyrna, and there are four airports within an 18-mile radius.
Best Time To Travel
August, July, then June are the hottest months. Below are the average monthly temperatures. The hottest time of the year is usually from early to mid-August. Temperatures average around 90.7degF (32.6degC), with night temperatures seldom falling below 71.7degF (22.1degC).
Smyrna History Museum
Smyrna History Museum can be found on Atlanta Road in the middle of downtown. Smyrna History Museum is a great place for starting to understand Smyrna’s two centuries-old history.
This museum, which is located in a historic train depot that was built in 1910, protects thousands and documents about Smyrna’s past. The exhibits go back to when Smyrna was the ancestral home for the native Americans of northern Georgia. They continue through the Civil War period and the present.
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|Address:||2861 Atlanta Rd, Smyrna, GA 30080, United States|
Jonquil City Historical Trail, Smyrna
Smyrna is also known by the name Jonquil City due to the abundance of rush daffodils that are found here every spring. The Jonquil City Historical Trail highlights Smyrna’s most significant sights and centers around Atlanta Road.
This native American trail was adopted by the first European American settlers. This trail takes you to Market Village, the city’s oldest settlement. It is also the site of the Smyrna religious camp, from which the city got its name. You can also see Aunt Fanny’s Cabin and the city’s first Baptist Church.
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|Address:||Smyrna, GA 30080, United States|
Reformation Brewery is one of the many new breweries that are popping up in Georgia. It has recently opened its taproom to great acclaim. Visitors can discover a world of authentic, and sometimes even funny, craft beers at this charming location on the Chattahoochee riverbanks.
The beer selections vary from month to month but may include American Pale Ales and Belgian-style “tripels”, Japanese rice lagers, rich, dark porters, and Japanese rice lagers. Reformation Brewery is a welcoming, family-oriented place that you don’t have to be a beer aficionado to spend a few hours there.
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|Address:||6255 Riverview Rd SE building 4000 suite 200, Smyrna, GA 30126, United States|
Ruff’s Mill and Concord Covered Bridge
The complex includes a grist (corn), miller’s house, and covered bridge. These buildings are typical of Georgia in late nineteenth century Georgia. It was also home to the Civil War Battle of Ruff’s Mill. This battle was the only one in which the Confederate south’s earthwork defenses were defeated during the Atlanta campaign.
It was saved by being designated a field hospital. Bullet holes can still be seen on the stone exterior of the mill. The covered bridge over Nickajack Creek is one of 16 remaining such structures in the state. The city center is approximately 3.7 miles from the mill and battle site.
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|Address:||10 Concord Rd SW, Smyrna, GA 30082, United States|
Fox Creek Golf Course and Driving Range
Fox Creek Golf Course is located on the northern edge Smyrna. It offers a 62-par executive-style course which is both challenging and for all levels of players. You can also practice your swing at night on the 100-tee driving area.
The Golf Range Association of America has ranked it as one of America’s top 50 public driving ranges. This is one of the most popular places in Atlanta to play a round of golf. It features holes designed by Larry Nelson, John LaFoy and others.
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|Address:||1501 Windy Hill Rd SE, Smyrna, GA 30080, United States|
Silver Comet Trail
The Silver Comet Trail is a paved path that follows the Silver Comet passenger train route from Smyrna in Alabama to Anniston in nearby Alabama. It’s a longer walk than most people are used to.
This trail links with the Chief Ladiga Trail near the state border to form a continuous path of 94 miles – the longest paved rail trail in America. The trail is open to horse riders and bicyclists, with a gradient of only 2% running northeast.
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Tolleson Pool in Smyrna is a great place to cool down on hot Georgia days. The large, outdoor pool, which has an average depth 1.5m, is open all summer. It’s suitable for both serious swimmers and families who just want to relax in the water.
If you are looking to demonstrate your skills, there are two options: one- and three-metre diving boards. For younger children, the Spray Park is also available.
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|Address:||3530 King Springs Rd SE, Smyrna, GA 30080, United States|