Take a day trip and experience the world just beyond your front door—like the beautiful city of Cartersville, conveniently located just one hour from Atlanta, GA and Chattanooga, TN.
The Booth Western Art Museum
The most important stop of your Cartersville day trip will be to visit the second largest art museum in the state of Georgia, the Booth Western Art Museum. This 120,000 square foot museuminvites guests to see America’s story through contemporary Western artwork, a Presidential Gallery, Civil War art gallery, and an interactive children’s gallery. The museum is currently hosting an exhibit showcasing over 60 original works by the greatest Western artist ever, Frederic Remington. Best known today for his bronze sculptures of cowboys and American Indians on horseback, Remington was also an important painter, illustrator, and writer. Remington’s action-filled illustrations were frequently featured in leading magazines of his day such as Harper’s Weekly, Century, and Cosmopolitan, and were largely responsible for the public’s impressions of the Old West. This comprehensive showcase of Remington’s work, in all of his various media, is by far the largest and most important gathering of his work ever in the South.
Other Nearby Museums
Cartersville is home to several other museums, including the Rose Lawn Museum, Tellus Science Museum, and Bartow History Center. You’ll want to visit some (or all) of these museums during your Cartersville day trip.
- Rose Lawn Museum:Visit the beautifully restored Victorian mansion of nationally renowned evangelist Samuel Porter Jones, for whom Nashville’s Union Gospel Tabernacle (Ryman Auditorium) was built. The Rose Lawn Museum is home to the writings and memorabilia of Sam Jones as well as another Bartow County residentRebecca Latimer Felton,the first woman to serve in the U.S. Senate.
- Tellus Science Museum:Explore the Tellus Science Museum’s four major galleries (Weinman Mineral Gallery, Fossil Gallery, Science in Motion Gallery, and My Big Back Yard), its planetarium, and observatory.
- Bartow History Center:Travel back through time to learn the history of Bartow County, through artifacts, photographs, documents, newspapers, rare books, genealogy records, oral history interviews, and a variety of interactive permanent exhibits.
Plan Your Cartersville Day Trip Today!
In addition to your visit to the Booth Museum and other nearby museums and attractions, Cartersville offers several outdoor adventures, recreation areas, and state parks that you do not want to miss, as well as a wide variety of restaurants and shops. Plan your visit to The Booth Museum and your Cartersville day trip today.