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.

Where to stay in Cartersville

Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Cartersville
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Cartersville
2 out of 5
1348 Joe Frank Harris Parkway SE, Cartersville, GA, 30120
The price is $59 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 4
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Cartersville. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy beds ...
3.7/5 Good! (1,000 reviews)
"Great staff all around, would recommend to anyone"

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2022

Tru By Hilton Cartersville, GA
Tru By Hilton Cartersville, GA
2.5 out of 5
25 Overlook Parkway, Cartersville, GA, 30121
The price is $90 per night from Oct 12 to Oct 13
Stay at this hotel in Cartersville. Enjoy free parking, an outdoor pool, and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the clean rooms in our reviews. Popular ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (133 reviews)
"The management was very helpful during a sad time for my family and I. I was traveling from Okla.all night and they made sure I had a beautiful, clean and quiet room to rest when I rolled into Cartersville that morning."

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2022

Hampton Inn Emerson LakePoint
Hampton Inn Emerson LakePoint
2.5 out of 5
86 Old Allatoona Rd SE, Cartersville, GA, 30121
The price is $114 per night from Sep 29 to Sep 30
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Cartersville. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (360 reviews)
"Good"

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2022

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.
2BR Newly Renovated Loft In Downtown Cartersville
2BR Newly Renovated Loft In Downtown Cartersville
Cartersville, GA
Stay at this apartment in Cartersville. Enjoy WiFi, onsite parking, and a Smart TV. Popular attractions Bartow History Museum and Booth Western Art Museum are ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (16 reviews)
Visiting from NC - attending a Berry football game
"Oscar was great to work with us, very responsive to questions we asked. Property was spacious and close to everything we needed."

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2022

Renovated home, 12.8 miles from LAKEPOINT Sports  Complex, Sleeps 8!!!
Renovated home, 12.8 miles from LAKEPOINT Sports Complex, Sleeps 8!!!
Cartersville, GA
Stay at this family-friendly vacation home in Cartersville. Enjoy WiFi, onsite parking, and barbecue grills. Our guests praise the spacious rooms and the family ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (49 reviews)
So Much Better Than a Hotel!
"My husband and I stayed in this house for almost three weeks, and it was such a great decision! We had more than enough room to spread out and get comfortable and we found the kitchen to be stocked with anything we could imagine to prepare, cook, and serve whatever food we wanted. The house was clean, ..."

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2022

Cozy Newly Updated Townhouse with Two Separate Bedrooms and Bathrooms
Cozy Newly Updated Townhouse with Two Separate Bedrooms and Bathrooms
Cartersville, Georgia
Stay at this vacation home in Cartersville. Enjoy WiFi, onsite parking, and a garden. Popular attractions Tellus Science Museum and Booth Western Art Museum ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
Nice & clean. Close to everything
"Clean & close to Lakepoint sports Enjoyed our dtsy"

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2022

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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