Top 10 Things to do in Hiram, United States

August 1, 2017 Veronika Gaddis

Hiram is a city in Paulding County, Georgia, United States. As of 2016, the population is 3898. The city was named after Hiram Baggett, the town's first postmaster.
Restaurants in Hiram

1. 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.

2. Lost Mountain Park

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

3. Pickett's Mill Battlefield

4432 Mount Tabor Church Rd, Dallas, GA 30157-7968 +1 770-443-7850
Excellent
51%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 44 reviews

Pickett's Mill Battlefield

Reviewed By Taylor B - Chicago, Illinois

Pickett's Mill isn't included in a discussion of the great battles of the Civil War with Gettysburg or Vicksburg or Antietam or Shiloh or Chancellorsville. But it remains one of the best preserved battlefields in the nation. Located at 4432 Mount Tabor Church Road in Dallas, Georgia, is is part of Union General William T. Sherman's Atlanta campaign. Visitors to the 765-acre site can travel roads used by Union and Confederate troops, see earthworks constructed by both armies, walk through the same ravine where hundreds were killed and visit an authentic 1800s pioneer cabin. The park's visitor center offers exhibits and a film about the battle. The Battle of Pickett's Mill took place on May 27, 1864, as the Union Army tried to advance on Atlanta. Author Ambrose Bierce, who served as a topographical engineer in the Union Army, wrote a short story "The Crime at Pickett's Mill" that reported the battle took about 45 minutes, that the total loss was 1,400 men and half were killed and wounded in his brigade in only 30 minutes of fighting. To reach Pickett's Mill, take I-20 to exit 44. Turn onto Thornton Road or Highway 276. Follow Highway 276 West for 10 miles. Turn right onto Highway 92. Travel North for six miles and look for brown Pickett Mill signs as you continue. Turn left onto Due West Road, continue two miles and turn right onto Mount Tabor Church Road. Pickett's Mill is on the right. The site was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.

4. 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.

5. Swift-Cantrell Park

3140 Old 41 Hwy NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144 +1 770-422-9714
Excellent
76%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 198 reviews

Swift-Cantrell Park

Swift-Cantrell Park serves as one of the premier recreation, relaxation and central gathering places for area residents. Park hours of operation are from 7 am to 10 pm. At 42 acres, the City's largest community park features: two age appropriate playgrounds, a dog park, a skate park, a splash pad, three picnic pavilions, three restroom buildings, a one mile perimeter asphalt trail, a half-mile inner-loop ashpalt trail, shade structures, acres of open turf for passive recreation, drinking fountains and restrooms.

Reviewed By Melanie M - Kennesaw, Georgia

My daughter is a cross country runner and this park offers a great place to practice. It is in a great location and we feel safe with her running there. Great place for families to enjoy!

6. 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.

7. Creekside Golf Club

591 Westchester Club Dr, Hiram, GA 30141-5028 +1 770-445-7655
Excellent
20%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
50%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 10 reviews

Creekside Golf Club

Reviewed By clemson_grad79 - north_alabama

This course is located in Hiram GA. We originally wanted to play The Frog which was in Villa Rica but they had a tournament that day and did not have any available tee times until late I the day. When we arrived, Thursday around noon, the parking lot was half full and seemed to be lots of folks on the driving range so we thought we might have some difficulty walking on without tee times. But it turned out to not be a problem and we got signed in and out on the course right away. The course was busy but the pace moved well. It is a fairly tight course though and if you don't keep the ball in the fairway you will lose a number of balls. The course does not return to the clubhouse after the 9th hole but after playing the 10th hole you are close enough to hop over to the clubhouse. The 18th hole is a par 5 with an island green and you have to be careful with your second shot as one can reach the water with the second shot if not careful.

8. 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.

9. 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.

10. 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!

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