Explore Lake Allatoona and the Etowah Indian Mounds
Traveling on I-75 between southeast Tennessee and Atlanta? The Country Inn & Suites, Cartersville, GA offers ideal lodging for business guests seeking meeting space
as well as families looking for things to do in the Georgia foothills. Lake Allatoona provides opportunities for swimming and fishing, and nearby Bartow History Museum features exhibits of area life from Cherokee times to the 20th century. Native American history and life is also enshrined at the Etowah Indian Mounds, less than eight miles from our hotel. Don’t leave Georgia without taking a stagecoach trip to the Wild West at the Booth Western Art Museum.
- Bartow History Museum (5.3 miles)
This fascinating museum gives a glimpse into the history of Bartow County from the time of the Cherokee residents through the 1950s.
Phone: +1 (770) 382-3818
- Booth Western Art Museum (4.5 miles)
Western-themed activities such as riding a stagecoach or rustling up a Chuck Wagon special keeps kids entertained at this museum. Adults can experience the iconic American West through more than 100 traditional paintings and sculptures, a cowboy gallery, and intriguing exhibits dedicated to the mythic West and Native American art.
Phone: +1 (770) 387-1300
- 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
- Tellus Science Museum (4.5 miles)
Learning about science can be fun for all ages at this museum, where visitors can examine a Tyrannosaurus rex up close, glimpse a saber-tooth cat and dig for fossils.
Phone: +1 (770) 606-5700
- 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
- Etowah Indian Mounds (7.6 miles)
Visit the site that several thousand Native Americans called home from 1000 A.D. 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
- 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 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)
Load up your picnic basket, slip on a pair of hiking boots and tote 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