Explore Lake Allatoona near our Cartersville hotel

If you're traveling on I-75 between southeast Tennessee and Atlanta, consider a comfortable stay at the Country Inn & Suites, Cartersville, GA. In addition to providing a well-equipped meeting space for business travelers, our hotel is also close to the top family-friendly things to do in the Georgia foothills. Lake Allatoona provides opportunities for swimming and fishing, and the nearby Bartow History Museum features exhibits on everything from local Cherokee tribes to the area's 20th-century history. Native American history and life is also enshrined at the Etowah Indian Mounds, located less than eight miles from our hotel. Don't leave Georgia without taking a stagecoach trip to the Wild West at The Booth Museum.
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Allatoona Pass Battlefield

6.65 mi / 10.7 km from the hotel
Child-friendly hiking opportunities make this historic site ideal for outdoor family fun. You can also see two original forts and trench works left from the Battle of Allatoona Pass, fought during the Civil War.

Tellus Science Museum

2.52 mi / 4.05 km from the hotel
Learning about science can be fun for all ages at this museum, where visitors can examine a Tyrannosaurus rex up close, glimpse a saber-tooth cat and dig for fossils.

The Booth Museum

3.5 mi / 5.63 km from the hotel
Western-themed activities such as stagecoach riding keep kids entertained at this museum. It also features more than 100 paintings and sculptures, a cowboy gallery, and intriguing exhibits dedicated to the mythic West and Native American art.

Bartow History Museum

3.56 mi / 5.73 km from the hotel
This fascinating museum gives a glimpse into the history of Bartow County from the time of the Cherokee residents through the 1950s.

Etowah Indian Mounds

6.19 mi / 9.96 km from the hotel
Visit the site that several thousand Native Americans called home from 1000 A.D. to the 1500s. This 54-acre attraction features six earthen mounds, a plaza, a village area, borrow pits and a defensive ditch.

Lake Allatoona

3.21 mi / 5.17 km from the hotel
Pack a picnic lunch and head to one of the playgrounds or beaches surrounding this appealing lake. After a ball game or horseshoes match, you can rent a boat and head out into deep water for fishing or sailing.