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The Big Chicken

This nearly 60 foot monstrosity is "the" landmark in Marietta, GA. Whenever you ask for directions, it's always in relation to "the Big Chicken." Ask me how to get to my office and I'd say, I'm about 2 miles north of the Big Chicken.

 

Before this was a KFC, it was a burger and chicken greasy spoon, known as Johnny Rebs. A while ago there was some talk about getting rid of the aging chicken. A huge outcry ensued. Not only did they save it, they restored it, totally rebuilding the mechanics on the inside that make the eyes roll around and the beak open and close!

 

Inside there is a gift shop with all sorts of Big Chicken souvenirs.

 

Map

 

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Uploaded on November 3, 2005