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Marietta, Georgia: The Big Chicken Team Field Report

12 Cobb Pkwy N., Marietta, GA
I-75 Exit 263. Drive west on Hwy 120/South Marietta Pkwy SE fir three-quarters of a mile. Bear right onto Cobb Pkwy. Drive north three-quarters of a mile. You'll see the chicken on the right.
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Big Chicken.

The Big Chicken

With a moving beak and eyes, it's a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant. Souvenirs available. Report... [05/17/2015]

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The Big Chicken

As a Marietta resident, I have heard it said that the Big Chicken is also used by pilots landing at nearby Dobbins AFB as a point of reference.

[Jill, 10/01/2023]

Back of the chicken.

The Big Chicken

There's a sneaky little Colonel design on the back!

[Amber Cook, 07/18/2022]

Big Chicken.

The Big Chicken

Looks like the chicken has had another makeover. He now features a portrait of the Colonial, but no Pepsi logo. The eyes still move and the mouth opens and closes. He also has his own radio station (820 AM). It's kitschy and corny but also a lot of fun.

[Krista M, 07/14/2017]

The Big Chicken was closed from January to May 2017 for a facelift and interior remodeling of its exhibits.

Big Chicken.

The Big Chicken

We were not prepared for the sheer enormity of the sign. No wonder the Big Chicken has been used as a directional landmark for decades! KFC is back as caretakers of The Chicken, dwarfing would-be competitors Church's and Chick Fil A nearby.

[J Nichols, 11/28/2010]

Nearby Offbeat Places

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In the region:
Mechanical Riverfront Kingdom and Commuter Gallery, Decatur, GA - 16 mi.

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