Cartersville, GA

Travel Guide

Enjoy outdoor activities, explore ancient Native American sites and check out the other cultural and natural attractions in this picturesque city in Northwest Georgia.

Delve into thousands of years of history, hike along forest trails or over rolling hills and visit the Native American burial mounds that Cartersville is known for.

The Cartersville area has a long, fascinating history. Go to the Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site, once home to thousands of Native Americans. See large earthen mounds that date from A.D. 1000 to A.D. 1550, a village site and plaza. Inside the museum find hand-carved stone effigies and artifacts made from wood and seashells.

Visit Bartow History Museum, housed in the 1869 Courthouse in downtown Cartersville. Browse old photographs, documents and newspapers and hear oral testimonies that cover more than 200 years of Bartow County history. While in the downtown area, don’t miss the Coca-Cola sign on the wall of Young Brothers Pharmacy. Dating back to 1894, the sign is the world’s first painted outdoor wall advertisement for the famous drink. Gaze up at the 40-foot (12-meter) fossil of a Tyrannosaurus rex at the Tellus Science Museum.

If you are into art, devote at least a few hours to exploring the Booth Western Art Museum. View the work of 18th-, 19th- and 20th-century artists that touch on themes such as the Civil War and cowboys and cowgirls. The museum’s Presidential Gallery contains signed letters from every president of the United States.

Explore Cartersville’s outdoor recreation options. Hike through more than 15 miles (24 kilometers) of forested trails at Red Top Mountain State Park. Go for a refreshing swim in its 12,000-acre (4,856-hectare) Lake Allatoona and make use of the lake’s picnicking, camping and boating facilities.

Enjoy the sports facilities and Olympic-size swimming pool in Dellinger Park or kayak or canoe on the Etowah River. Try wakeboarding while pulled by an overhead cable on the lakes of Terminus Wake Park.

Cartersville is 55 miles (88 kilometers) north of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and less than an hour away from Atlanta. The city is within easy reach of some of the most popular destinations in the south, including Nashville and New Orleans.

Hilton Garden Inn Cartersville
Hilton Garden Inn Cartersville
3 out of 5
24 Liberty Dr, Cartersville, GA
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $96 per night from Sep 28 to Sep 28
Situated near the beach, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Bartow History Museum and Booth Western Art Museum. Rose Lawn Museum and Cartersville Medical Center ...
4.2/5Excellent! (437 reviews)
"Hot tub"

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2021

Hilton Garden Inn Cartersville
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Cartersville, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Cartersville, an IHG Hotel
3 out of 5
5628 Highway 20, Cartersville, GA
Fully refundable
The price is $112 per night from Sep 28 to Sep 28
Situated in Cartersville, this hotel is 2.1 mi (3.5 km) from Cartersville Medical Center and within 6 mi (10 km) of Lakepoint Sports and Allatoona Lake. Tellus ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (212 reviews)
"I liked the bed"

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2021

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Cartersville, an IHG Hotel
Hampton Inn Emerson LakePoint
Hampton Inn Emerson LakePoint
2.5 out of 5
86 Old Allatoona Rd SE, Cartersville, GA
The price is $97 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 27
Situated in Cartersville, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Terminus Wake Park and 2 mi (3.2 km) from Lakepoint Sports. Allatoona Pass Battlefield is 2 mi (3.3 ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (285 reviews)
"My second time staying here. I just enjoy it and will definitely be back the next time I’m in town"

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2021

Hampton Inn Emerson LakePoint
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Home2 Suites by Hilton Cartersville
Home2 Suites by Hilton Cartersville
3 out of 5
1320 East Main Street, Cartersville, GA
The price is $127 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
Situated in Cartersville, this aparthotel is 2 mi (3.3 km) from Bartow History Museum and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Allatoona Lake. Booth Western Art Museum and Rose ...
4.2/5Very Good! (230 reviews)
"Everything was awesome"

Reviewed on May 9, 2021

Home2 Suites by Hilton Cartersville
2BR Newly Renovated Loft In Downtown Cartersville
2BR Newly Renovated Loft In Downtown Cartersville
Cartersville, GA
Located in the heart of Cartersville, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Bartow History Museum, Booth Western Art Museum, and Rose Lawn Museum. ...
5/5Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Work retreat
"My co-workers and I gathered at the property for a team retreat. Such a huge space! We were able to easily spread out, plug in and knock out some work together. The internet was a bit in-and-out, but it was super fast when connected. The space is absolutely beautiful. We found that the best parking ..."

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2021

2BR Newly Renovated Loft In Downtown Cartersville
Newly Renovated 2 Bed Loft Downtown Cartersville
Newly Renovated 2 Bed Loft Downtown Cartersville
Cartersville, GA
Located in the heart of Cartersville, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Bartow History Museum, Booth Western Art Museum, and Rose Lawn Museum. ...
5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Great downtown location
"We stayed for almost 3 weeks while we were renovating our house. It was perfect. Such a great location and perfect for our family."

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2021

Newly Renovated 2 Bed Loft Downtown Cartersville
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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