During your stay experience some of Cartersville's exciting historic attractions

Cartersville Area Attractions

Red Top Mountain State Park, Bartow Carver Park, and Lake Allatoona occupy a large portion of southeast Bartow County. The lake's wildlife management area serves as a public hunting area. Other local attractions include the Etowah Indian Mounds, Cooper's Furnace Day Use Area, Euharlee Covered Bridge, Roselawn, Barnsley Gardens, Booth Western Art Museum, Bartow History Museum, Tellus Science Museum and Noble Hill-Wheeler Memorial Center. Cartersville, Georgia is also home to the world's first Coca-Cola Outdoor Wall Advertisement which is located on Main street on the side of Young Brother's Pharmacy.

The county provides a habitat for one endangered plant, the Jeffersonia Diphylla (Twin Leaf), and three
endangered animals: the Indian Roundleaf Bat, the Red Cockaded Woodpecker, and the Southern Bald Eagle.

Map of Attractions

Cartersville Historic District

No visit to Cartersville is complete without some time spent in Historic Downtown Cartersville. The downtown square grew following the Civil War when Cartersville became Bartow’s County seat. Today the city maintains much of its early character, juxtaposed with exciting new restaurants, artist galleries and boutiques filled with items you’ll want to take home.

One Block (click for more information)

Bartow History Museum

The Bartow History Museum, located in the 1869 Courthouse “under the bridge” in downtown Cartersville, preserves the cultural, industrial and agricultural heritage of Bartow County and northwest Georgia. Visitors will delight in this glimpse back into the workshops, farmsteads, and mercantile located in this center of trade, politics and transportation. Artifacts, archives and oral histories from pioneer settlements to the early 20th Century can be viewed.

Three blocks from the B&B (click for more information)

Booth Western Art Museum

The Booth Western Art Museum houses the largest permanent exhibition space for Western art in the United States and is the second largest art museum in Georgia. Additional accolades include being a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate and inclusion in the Museums West consortium. The 120,000 square foot museum allows visitors to See America’s Story through Contemporary Western art, Civil War art, more than 200 Native American artifacts, a Presidential Gallery, and the Sagebrush Ranch – an interactive children’s gallery.

One block from the B&B (click for more information)

Lake Point Athletic Park

LakePoint is fast becoming the largest and most comprehensive youth sports tournament vacation destination in the world. With more than 1,200 acres featuring state-of-the-art sports venues for more than 20 of America’s favorite sports, and 5 million square feet of mixed-use development, LakePoint promises to be the premier destination for the travel sports lifestyle. The fields are open and development is well underway at I-75 Exit 283, just south of Cartersville’s Main Street exit.

Five miles (click for more information)

Etowah Indian Mounds

See one of Cartersville’s most popular attractions! This major Mississippian Period Cultural Center was home to several thousand Native Americans from 1000 to 1500 AD. The largest mound stands over 63 feet high and covers three acres. The impressive archaeological museum interprets life in what is now known as the Etowah Valley Historic District. Beyond the mounds lies the Etowah River where original Indian fish traps can be viewed. Now open Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Closed Sunday-Monday. Handicap Accessible. Experience the most intact Mississippian Cultural Site in every season.

Three Miles (click for more information)

Red Top Mountain State Park

Located on Allatoona Lake, this popular Georgia State Park offers 18 cottages, group picnic shelters, 90 tent and RV sites plus hiking trails, swimming areas, boat ramps and docks, putt-putt golf, fishing areas, and tennis courts. The Georgia ParkPass, requires that all visitors in vehicles using state park facilities to pay either a $5 daily fee or an annual $50 fee. With the daily ParkPass, visitors have unlimited use of the park and surrounding parks on that day. Open daily. Handicap Accessible.

Five miles (click for more information)

Tellus Science Museum

Tellus Science Museum occupies more than 125,000 square feet (the length on one and a half football fields), and features galleries devoted to minerals, fossils, transportation technology, and hands-on science experiences. The 120-seat digital Planetarium hosts a variety of astronomy programs, stargazing events, and family activities and 45-minute shows are shown throughout each day. The Weinman Mineral Gallery showcases one of the largest, most comprehensive collections in the Southeast, with more than 4,000 rocks, gems and minerals on display.

Three/four miles from the B&B (click for more information)