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11Alive visits Marietta Square

MARIETTA, Ga. -- The 11Alive News Today morning show traveled back to Cobb County Friday for a broadcast on the Marietta Square.

Hundreds of residents turned out to show off all the things that make their town great.

PHOTOS | 11Alive visits Marietta

The county seat of Cobb County is home to Dobbins Air Reserve Base, which brings enormous revenue and prestige to the city.
WATCH | Dobbins ARB on the Square

Marietta also boasts a seemingly endless number of unique restaurants. Cool Beans Coffee Roasters keeps residents caffeinated, while Sugar Cakes Patisserie satisfies their cravings for sweets. The world-famous Australian Bakery Cafe is best known for its authentic meat pies, but it also offers both emu and kangaroo burgers.
WATCH | Where to eat in Marietta

Red Hare Brewing Company beer can be found in restaurants and stores across metro Atlanta; the company also offers tours of its Delk Road brewery. And Pino Gelato is giving 10% discounts this weekend to customers who mention 11Alive!
WATCH | Red Hare Brewing Company

Eddie's Trick Shop is something of an institution, made famous by its fun merchandise, while the Marietta Gone With the Wind Museum houses exhibits and artifacts related to the Atlanta-set book and movie.
RELATED | Eddie's Trick Shop brings novelty to the Square

There are plenty of fun ways to get around the Square. Marietta Pedicabs and the Historic Marietta Trolley Company are more than happy to provide unique views of the city.
WATCH | How to get around Marietta

Friday morning, several dance groups turned out to show off their moves, including Rhythm Dance Center and Georgia Metropolitan Dance Theatre.
WATCH | Rhythm Dance Center
WATCH | Ga. Metropolitan Dance Theatre

Members of Thimblerig Circus performed a couple of sideshow acts for the delighted crowd, while women from the Marietta North Cobb Jazzercise Center offered a high-energy demonstration.
WATCH | Thimblerig Circus
Marietta North Cobb Jazzercise Center

A number of famous people call or called Marietta home, including Food Network star Alton Brown and country music singer Travis Tritt. Former Miss Cobb County Lace Larrabee grew up in the area; she is now a stand-up comedian and will open at Atlanta's Laughing Skull Lounge all weekend.
WATCH | Famous faces from Marietta
Meet Lace Larrabee

Another famous face just broke a world record in Marietta. Norman the Scooter Dog and his owner Karen stopped by the Square to talk about what the record-holding dog plans to do next.
WATCH | Scooter dogs and Scarlett O'Haras

Budding cooks from Young Chefs Academy appeared on the show and taught the anchors how to make a delicious yet healthy fruit salsa. In addition to the cooking school, Marietta is home to the Derby Darlins roller derby team and the Brumby Chair Company, which has been making rocking chairs for more than 100 years.
WATCH | Young Chefs Academy
Roller derby and rocking chairs

Friday was the morning team's second show in Marietta. Check out some of the highlights from its 2011 visit.

Marietta was the 13th stop on the This is Home summer tour. Past visits include Decatur/Druid Hills, McDonough, Cumming, Duluth, Powder Springs, Douglasville, Dunwoody, Alpharetta, Downtown Atlanta, Norcross, Dallas and Stockbridge.

Next week, the crew will return to Gwinnett County with a visit to Lilburn. Will the show be in your hometown? See the full summer schedule.

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