Whether you stay for a day or an extended getaway, Cartersville has a wealth
of sites and attractions. Here’s a glimpse of the distinctive attractions
you might see in Cartersville, including
Smithsonian Affiliate Museums, National Register Historic Districts, and Only-in-Cartersville
History comes alive in Cartersville with museums, restored Victorian-era
homes, and a vibrant shopping and dining district downtown. Be sure to see:
Booth Western Art Museum –
See the nation's largest permanent exhibition of Western art plus a
unique gallery of a hand-signed letter from every U.S. President.
Tellus Science Museum –
A super, kid-friendly museum showcasing the Weinman Mineral Gallery, gigantic
dinosaurs, early marvels of transportation and replicas of today's
space exploration. Hands-on activities include gem panning, fossil digs,
and thrilling planetarium shows.
Rose Lawn Museum –
Tour the restored Victorian home of Reverend Samuel Porter Jones, who inspired
the construction of Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. Stunning architecture,
furnishings and personal treasures tell the story of Jones’ legacy
of faith and its impact on our nation. The museum also hosts the Annual
Arts Festival at Rose Lawn, in September, and May Market each spring.
Etowah Indian Mounds State Historic Site –
For a look further back in history, you might take a journey to the Etowah
Indian Mounds State Historic Site, which was the prehistoric home to several
thousand Native Americans.
Bartow History Museum –
At the Bartow History museum in downtown Cartersville, you can experience
the history of Northwest Georgia’s industrial, agricultural, and
cultural heritage at the site of the 1869 Courthouse.
There are many only-in-Cartersville originals that you will want to add
to your scrapbook. Be sure to take a snapshot at the
World's First Coca-Cola Outdoor Wall Advertisement, then head west to
Euharlee Covered Bridge - one of Georgia's oldest. Find rusty gold and a photographer's
Old Car City USA displaying 4,000+ classic cars, styrofoam cup art, and Elvis Presley's
last ride. Civil War enthusiasts will want to see the Cartersville Depot
where telegraph lines were cut prior to Sherman's March to the Sea.
Plus, you can track the infamous Great Locomotive Chase stop-by-stop at
five unique historic sites spanning 35 miles. And, take a selfie with
the largest camel herd in Georgia at Pettit Creek Farms.
When you want to kick back and relax for an afternoon or evening show,
catch a performance at Cartersville Grand Theatre, or see The Pumphouse
Players onstage at The Legion Theatre. In addition to delicious food,
many Cartersville pubs serve fun-filled nights with up-and-coming regional
Plan your personal Must-See list in Cartersville, GA call (770) 387-1357.