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2385 Aubrey Lake Rd
Cartersville, GA 30120
Phone: (770) 382-7011
Fax: (770) 382-4201
2385 Aubrey Lake Rd, Cartersville, GA, US, 30120
- Phone: (770) 382-7011
- Fax: (770) 382-4201
Arts & Museums
An intriguing stopover for rockhounds and other nature lovers, this museum is the finest mineral museum in the Southeastern United States and one of the many features on site is a simulated limestone cave with authentic stalactites and stalagmites. The museum showcases minerals, gems, fossils, and the best public display of Georgia minerals to be found anywhere, as well as features dinosaur fossils, gold and gemstone displays, fossil hunting activities, and gold panning.
Explore and see fossils, minerals, exhibits and hands-on exhibits at the Tellus Science Museum. There is a digital planetarium and observatory with a state-of-the-art 20-inch telescope. The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
The Old Bartow County Courthouse is an Italianate style structure. It was later turned into a museum called Bartow History Museum. On display are artifacts, photographs, documents and memorabilia that offer a glimpse of the Civil War times. It also provides several educational programs for kids. This building is on the National Register of Historic Places.
A state-of-the-art, 80,000 square foot museum which displays a permanent collection of contemporary Western American art, including over 200 paintings and sculptures by more than 100 of the finest 20th century Western artists which depict the history and legends of the Old West. A children's gallery is also on site that contains interactive and educational exhibits related to art and Western culture.
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site was the largest gathering place of Mississippian Indians between 1000 and 1550 CE. The largest mound is three acres (one hectare) in diameter and 63 feet (20 meters) tall, and is thought to have housed the chief's platform. The five other mounds are much smaller, and served primarily as burial sites. Archeological digs have excavated much of the remains, which are on display in a small museum, which also houses exhibits on the area's history.
Civil War enthusiasts should make a point of visiting this museum, located about 15 minutes north of Atlanta off Interstate 75. The focal point is The General, the locomotive engine stolen by a group of Union spies during the Civil War which began what is known to Civil War buffs as the Great Locomotive Chase. Experience the exciting tale of "The General and The Texas" in a multimedia presentation, or pore over numerous Civil War artifacts and relics displayed throughout the museum. See website for guided tour details and seasonal program information.
Located on the campus of Kennesaw State University, this impressive gallery is just a short trip up Interstate 75 from downtown or Buckhead. Featuring fine art from noted Atlanta collections, national and international artists, and ethnic and multicultural artists, the gallery also displays a nice collection of the photographic and artistic efforts of the university's talented students and faculty. While you're there, stop by the Sturgis Art Gallery located within the Sturgis Library, housed in the same building.
Located in Sturgis Library's ground floor, The Art Gallery focuses more strongly on the works of local as well as international artists. Featuring rotating exhibitions from Africa, France, Mexico and more, and permanent collections of art students, the gallery is a foray for these young artists into the world of art. With contemporary fine art that displays a fine mix of media, influences, and artist backgrounds, this is a fine place to get a peek of various artistic impressions.
MHHE provides innovative programs and exhibitions to promote diversity, build character, and encourage respect. Visitors have the opportunity to tour