Explore Lake Allatoona near our Cartersville Hotel
If you’re traveling on I-75 between southeast Tennessee and Atlanta, consider a comfortable stay at the Country Inn & Suites, Cartersville, GA. In addition to providing a well-equipped meeting space
for business travelers, our hotel is also close to the top family-friendly things to do in the Georgia foothills. Lake Allatoona provides opportunities for swimming and fishing, and the nearby Bartow History Museum features exhibits on everything from local Cherokee tribes to the area’s 20th-century history. Native American history and life is also enshrined at the Etowah Indian Mounds, located less than eight miles from our hotel. Don’t leave Georgia without taking a stagecoach trip to the Wild West at The Booth Museum.
- The Booth Museum (4.5 miles)
Western-themed activities, such as riding a stagecoach or rustling up a Chuck Wagon special, keep kids entertained at this museum. Experience the iconic American West as you stroll past paintings, sculptures and a collection of Native American art.
Phone: +1 (770) 387-1300
- Tellus Science Museum (4.5 miles)
Learning about science offers fun for all ages at this museum, where visitors can examine a Tyrannosaurus rex up close, glimpse a saber-toothed cat and dig for fossils.
Phone: +1 (770) 606-5700
- Rose Lawn Museum (5.2 miles)
Tour this beautifully restored Victorian mansion, once home of renowned evangelist Samuel Porter Jones. Be on the lookout for the doll-making exhibit that features Baby Blanche, a 1903 antique doll.
Phone: +1 (770) 387-5162
- Bartow History Museum (5.3 miles)
This fascinating museum gives a glimpse into the history of Bartow County, including exhibits on local Cherokee tribes and regional life through the 1950s.
Phone: +1 (770) 382-3818
Sports and Outdoors:
- Lake Allatoona (6.2 miles)
Pack a picnic lunch and head to one of the playgrounds or beaches surrounding this appealing lake. After a ball game or a horseshoes match, you can rent a boat and head out into deep water for fishing or sailing.
Phone: +1 (678) 721-6700
- Red Top Mountain State Park (6.8 miles)
Slip on a pair of hiking boots and pack a camera for an outdoor adventure inside this picturesque, forested park. Wet your fishing line in this park’s 12,000-acre lake, or explore more than 15 miles of hiking trails.
Phone: +1 (770) 975-4226
- LakePoint Sporting Community (7.5 miles)
With eight baseball fields, three multi-purpose fields, a 170,000-square-foot indoor facility and much more, this 1,300-acre complex is one of the country’s top spots for sports of all kinds.
Phone: +1 (404) 263-0495
- Etowah Indian Mounds (7.6 miles)
Visit the site that several thousand Native Americans called home from A.D. 1000 to the 1500s. This 54-acre attraction features six earthen mounds, a plaza, a village area, borrow pits and a defensive ditch. The fish trap, hand-carved stone effigies and other artifacts are well worth the visit.
Phone: +1 (770) 387-3747
- Allatoona Pass Battlefield (8.3 miles)
Child-friendly hiking opportunities make this historic site ideal for outdoor family fun. You can also see two original forts and trench works left from the Battle of Allatoona Pass, fought during the Civil War.
Phone: +1 (770) 975-0055