"The Big Chicken!" Top 5 Page for this destination Marietta Favorite Tip by tpangelinan
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Favorite thing: The Big Chicken stands 57 feet tall and is a well know landmark through out the area and further. It was built back in 1963, by Tubby Davis to bring in business to his resturant Johnny Reb's Chick, Chuck and Shake due to the growning competition. The eyes go around and the beak opens & closes at all times, in 1974 Jonny Reb's went under and KFC ( Kentucky Fried Chicken ) openned and got the beak & eyes working again. In 1996 a tornado caused extensive damage and almost got torn down. Pepsi Cola pitched in and fix the old landmark and made it much stronger to be able to handle another hit by a tornado. Located at the corner of Highway 120 and U. S. 41 this landmark is even used by pilots to navigate, drivers use it as a starting or reference point like turn left at the Big Chicken.