If you’re looking for a place close to Atlanta to spend a day out, but don’t want to deal with the traffic, Cartersville
is a great location north just outside of the state capital. Our lovely town offers lots of museums and unique attractions for you to enjoy and sightsee.
Museums around Cartersville
Cartersville has a plethora of museums that you can visit, bringing history to life in front of your eyes. With most of these museums being located downtown in a vibrant shopping center, any of these make for a perfect day out with friends or family.
Tellus Science Museum
This museum is equipped with a digital Planetarium that exhibits different shows throughout the day. Here you can also find a 40 foot T-Rex fossil, accompanied by various other dinosaurs and fossilized flora. Other exhibits on display are the Collins Family Big Back Yard which has hands on science experiences, and the Science of Motion exhibit relating to the major developments in science and technology of automobiles, aircraft, and space travel. This museum also has rotating exhibits throughout the year so be sure to check out their site for more information.
Rose Lawn Museum
Previously a home to renowned evangelist Samuel Porter Jones, this restored Victorian mansion houses writings and memorabilia of Sam Jones and Rebecca Latimer Felton. Displayed here is a dress that inspired Scarlett’s from Gone With The Wind, and is furnished with collections by members of the Etowah Valley Historical Society. The recommended time to visit is in September for the Annual Arts Festival at Rose Lawn, which is an arts and crafts festival that began in 1975, or in May for the May Market at Rose Lawn when all the roses are in bloom. These are just a few choice places, as there are other museums to visit in our area such as the Booth Western Art Museum, the Etowah Indian Mounds State Historic Sit, or the Bartow History Museum. Each museum offering a unique experience only found here in Cartersville, Georgia.