What to do and see in Powder Springs, United States: The Best Places and Tips

October 22, 2017 Jacquiline Delozier

Powder Springs is a city in Cobb County, Georgia, United States. The population was 13,940 at the 2010 census, with an estimated population for 2015 of 14,826.
Restaurants in Powder Springs

1. Lost Mountain Park

4845 Dallas Hwy, Powder Springs, GA 30127-4486 +1 770-528-8890
Excellent
85%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 20 reviews

Lost Mountain Park

Reviewed By trivial_matter - Smyrna, GA

This is an outstanding park. Finally the county is getting around to fixing the softball fields, but I digress. I also was an assistant coach for a 14 and under girls softball team. 1st place, but who's interested. Anyway, come explore the trails and the beautiful lake.

2. Sweetwater Creek State Park

Mount Vernon Road, Lithia Springs, GA 30057 +1 770-732-5871
Excellent
73%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 208 reviews

Sweetwater Creek State Park

Reviewed By mlorahga - Augusta, Georgia

I visited the park in order to see the ruins of the New Manchester Factory. Life in New Manchester, now encompassed by Sweetwater State Park, centered around a huge 5-story textile mill. The mill was powered by a headrace channel diverted from Sweetwater Creek.
It was in full production on July 9th of 1864 when US soldiers forced their way into the factory and set the building ablaze. After being detained in Kentucky, the factory workers were set free North of the Ohio River as long as they swore allegiance to the Union and promised not to return to Georgia.
New Manchester did not survive the loss of its employment base and majority of its population, but the 5-story brick walls of the factory still tower above the creek.
This weekend the park celebrated New Manchester days with historic demonstrations and reenactments.

3. Sparkles Family Fun Centers Hiram

4054 Jimmy Lee Smith Pkwy, Hiram, GA 30141-2634 +1 770-943-4446
Excellent
48%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
6%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 15 reviews

Sparkles Family Fun Centers Hiram

Sparkles Family Fun Centers have been the leaders in Family Entertainment in the Atlanta area since 1959. Our motto of Clean, Fun, Friendly and Safe family entertainment has been the mission statement of our business for 50 years! We have a two level 3D black light laser tag arena, arcade, large skate floor, cafe with fresh eats, free wireless internet, and a large, indoor, multilevel, playground.

Reviewed By GotMyPassport007 - Atlanta, Georgia

We took the kids skating here and had a great time. They had a good mix of different types of music (pop, dance, r&b, old school, rock, etc.). They offer some pretty good deals on the skate rental and admission for kids & adults. Be sure to check out the calendar on their website for different weekly deals. We didn't play laser tag there yet. The skating rink, however, does not have rails (for beginners). But I saw the timid skaters using the center of the rink with no problems. Some of the staff were polite and professional. Others were less than... We still had fun, so we would return.

4. Marietta Square

Marietta, GA +1 770-429-1115
Excellent
61%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 856 reviews

Marietta Square

Colorful gardens and park in Marietta. Perfect for picnic lunches in the summer.

Reviewed By Martin S - Harpenden, England, United Kingdom

The first time I visited Marietta Square was in October 2017 and it was just great! Lots of nice shops and funky restaurants. My wife and I visited again last week (March 2018) and, well, we were surprised. First, most places don't open until 10am or later. Second, they seem to have ripped out a lot of trees and are remodelling the side walk along one whole side of the square - its a big building site. Also we noticed that a few of the shops that were there last year have closed down and are empty. So, all in all, a bit disappointing to what it was. Hopefully by Summer 2018 it will look a lot better - but in March 2018 it was, like, eh... meh.

5. Mable House

5239 Floyd Rd SW, Mableton, GA 30126-2364 +1 770-819-7765
Excellent
75%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 20 reviews

Mable House

Reviewed By Mariette V - Dublin, Georgia

We did drive all the way from Central Georgia to Mableton for seeing The Atlanta Pops perform with Chloë Agnew and it was beyond expectation. The weather was still 84ºF or 29ºC at 6:30 PM when we got seated for the Concert. Comfortable, under a roof and great view with excellent acoustics. Our Holiday Inn Express Hotel was only 4 miles away.
We were in awe.
Mariette's Back to Basics

6. Escape Woods

628 Sleepy Hollow Rd, Powder Springs, GA 30127-6715 +1 770-880-8846
Excellent
55%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
6%
Terrible
9%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 33 reviews

Escape Woods

Escape Woods is the ultimate escape experience blending the global popularity of escape rooms with complex mazes... all in the woods. Our game designers have over 30 years of combined experience in the movie industry and creating mazes. We have designed challenging and fun experiences that will test your ability to solve puzzles, unlock doors, and work with a team in a race against the clock.

Reviewed By Michelle P - Lawrenceville, Georgia, United States

We did the Hillbilly Hell. We were told to arrive by 9:30. Once there and checked in however, they told us our adventure would not start until 10, giving everyone enough time to go to the restroom, get there in time, etc. They didn't actually take us back there until 10:10.

While waiting, an employee who appeared to be in charge, came out and was chatting with the various groups of people excited to experience Hillbilly Hell. His language was not the cleanest (at least one F bomb was dropped), nor was he professional. He began explaining the rules and expectations and turned to another employee asking her if he forgot anything. She stuttered over her words, and before she could get out what she was trying to say, he proceeded to make fun of her and suggested she had Special Needs while doing a motion with his hands. I was absolutely appalled by that behavior. Even if someone is a playing a part, under no circumstances is that okay.

Finally we were taken to where the game began. The actors did a great impression of what one would imagine a hillbilly would sound like. It started off lighthearted and funny, until we got to this certain character. He began cracking dirty jokes, and trying to keep it light hearted, most everyone in our group laughed. But it didn't stop there. This man was downright vulgar. He dropped his overalls exposing his rear in one scene. He made some extremely inappropriate comments as well. If would be different if it added to the show or character, but sadly it didn't. It made me extremely uncomfortable. He appeared to be having the same effect on several other people in our group as well.

When doing an escape room adventure, the people you are paired with can really make or break your experience. We were in a group of 14 people. That is too large of a number. One light was given out to the entire group in an extremely dark setting in the woods. The man who had the light would go off and look for clues on his own, leaving everyone else to fend for themselves. The actors stated several times (while trying to stay in character), that we needed to all stick together and the clues would be easier to work through. This guy did not seem to care. At this point, several people in our group were very frustrated, one even making the comment that she was ready to leave.

The concept of this outdoor adventure was great, however I don't think it was executed very well. While the actors stayed in character the whole time, we weren't given very clear instructions on what to do, where to go etc. Several times we all were just standing around not knowing what we were doing.

Based on the unprofessionalism by the first employee, to the vulgarness of one of the characters, to the unorganized execution of the adventure itself, I would NOT recommend this place to anyone.

7. UKE Republic

5000 Austell Powder Springs Rd, Ste 290, Austell, GA 30106-2427 +1 770-235-6606
Excellent
91%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
9%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 11 reviews

UKE Republic

Reviewed By BryHarris - Acworth, Georgia

Great products (Ukuleles, cases, strings, etc.), outstanding customer service and a really fun place to visit. Owners Mike and Donna are very knowledgeable about the Ukuleles they sell and are more than willing to take the time to make sure the customer gets a fine...MoreThank you, Bry! We love what we do and we try to let that show with every visitor!

8. The Hidden Escape

6867 S Sweetwater Rd, Unit A, Lithia Springs, GA 30122-1953 +1 770-693-9206
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 11 reviews

The Hidden Escape

Reviewed By Aaron B - Atlanta, Georgia

I had never been through an escape room, but I had a general idea of what to expect. My expectations were exceeded! The clues were clever, the puzzles tricky, and the over quality was excellent.

One thing that I really appreciated was the fact that all of the clues and puzzles tied into the theme. There was no, "I found a pad lock. Look, there's a random number written under this lamp. That must be the combination". Everything worked together great. AND, there's a super awesome surprise half way through...but that's all I'm going to say about that!.

9. Stars and Strikes

2400 Hiram Acworth Hwy, Dallas, GA 30157-9338 +1 678-965-5707
Excellent
35%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 34 reviews

Stars and Strikes

Reviewed By winifred9188 - Powder Springs, Georgia

Stopped in here on way home, as they used to have a killer burger and fries, along with a good cold beer. This time the burger was overcooked, and small, and the fries were small portion, and tasteless....9,95...only thing good was the beer. Even the service was poor and only two people were at the tables. Will never return. It's a shame. They were wonderful several years ago.

10. Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

900 Kennesaw Mountain Dr NW, Kennesaw, GA 30152-4854 +1 770-427-4686
Excellent
65%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 775 reviews

Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

Site of a crucial Civil War battle offers a modern visitor center and a number of hiking trails on its grounds.

Reviewed By HCovik - Atlanta, Georgia

We've taken many foreign guests to the mountain and every single one was impressed by the visitor center. The way civil war history is displayed is very succinct and absolutely superb. The movie is a must.
Well, of course the mountain was waiting patiently in the mean time. Let me put it this way, it's not wheelchair friendly. The walk is absolutely stunning, but strenuous. Flip flops won't do it. If you payed attention at the visitor center you'd be amazed at how the confederates were able to drag their canons all the way up to the top of the mountain. I hope they had what you had, ample water.
The top of the mountain offers a scenic panorama of the surrounding area. If you're up to it, you can climb further up to the canons and the next hill.
You can either go down the same path, or take the paved road down.

Just climbing the mountain taking the dirt path makes the view so much more rewarding.
Oh, by the way, parking is a problem, at least at the location itself, so you'll see people parked along side the road.

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