Just slightly north of Atlanta on Interstate 75, is Cartersville, a convenient vacation destination that you’ll quickly discover is one of Georgia’s gems! On the south side is LakePoint Sports where Perfect Game Baseball anchors a sporting complex that is a destination for more than 20 competitive youth sports. Terminus Wake Park and Rally Volleyball offer thrills on surf and sand. LakePoint Station is a family-friendly entertainment complex where guests play off-field.
Then there’s Allatoona Lake and Red Top Mountain State Park where lakeside cottages and campsites are a natural retreat for the city weary.
The City of Cartersville’s Recreation Department offers a wide variety of programs for youth and adults, consisting of tennis, gymnastics, aerobics, baseball, cheerleading, football, soccer, basketball and swimming. The City’s prominent park is Dellinger Park. The 111 acre facility features tennis courts, athletic fields, an Olympic size swimming pool, and a 2 mile walking/jogging path with lush wooded acreage, a lake and gazebo. Milam Farm, 237 acres the city acquired in June 2000, is also used for recreation.
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The city is the site of the Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site. Dating from 1000 A.D., the mounds are the remnant of the Native American culture that inhabited the Cartersville area. These mounds were used between 1000-1500 A.D. The site of the mounds is a state park complete with a museum where artifacts and exhibits related to the culture can be viewed. Also located in Cartersville is the Weinman Mineral Museum that features more than 2,000 specimens of rock, gems and minerals in 3 exhibit halls. Native American artifacts and fossils can be seen there as well.
There are several places within Historic Downtown Cartersville that have had a significant impact on the city, including the Grand Theatre, the Booth Western Art Museum and the Bartow History Center.
Cartersville is located on the Etowah River with Lake Allatoona nearby. Lake Allatoona is a 12,000 acre lake that has numerous areas for picnicking, camping, boating, fishing, skiing and swimming. Lake Allatoona is also Cartersville’s source of water. In addition, Red Top Mountain State Park is located on a peninsula of Lake Allatoona. The park has a lodge, conference center, restaurant, golf course, camping sites, rental cottages, tennis courts, and hiking trails.
Don’t forget to include Tellus Science Museum to your list. It’s a must-see destination!