40 Grace Drive
Rome, GA 30161
Phone: (706) 291-7797
Fax: (706) 291-6858
The Clock Tower also known as the Old Water Tower, built after the Civil War, is 63 feet (19.2 meters) tall and 26 feet (8 meters) wide. The clock and the bell, located within the structure, stands at a height of 41 feet (12.4 meters). This has been one of the major attractions of Rome. This 19th-century tower now functions as a museum.
Located in the heart of the historic downtown, Rome Area History Museum traces the history and culture of the city through various historical artifacts. The museum was established in 1996, and has intriguing exhibits detailing everything from the early settlers and civil war to the cultural evolution of the city.
With a history that dates back to the 1830s, Between-the-Rivers Historic District is where the city was founded. After massive destruction during the Civil War, the city's recovery has been remarkable, with the historic area considered to be one of the most beautiful in the region. Audio tour of the area is available.
This statue, standing in front of the City Hall was a symbolic gift to the city from Benito Mussolini, the Italian dictator. The statue depicts the Capitoline Wolf, a popular figure in a legend surrounding the founding of Rome in Italy.
This little plaza standing outside the Rome City Hall is dedicated to Admiral John Henry Towers, a prominent citizen known for his contribution in the navy. The plaza has a life-size statue honoring the serviceman.
The second oldest cemetery in Rome, Georgia, the Myrtle Hill Cemetery spans over 32 acres (12.94 hectares). This cemetery is the burial place of about 20,000 people over the years, including some remarkable personalities like politicians, doctors, a First Lady etc. The graveyard also has the grave of the 'Known Soldier,' killed during World War I, as well as other soldiers that died during the Civil War. The Myrtle Hill-Oak Hill Memorial Association responsible for the maintenance of the site, which is beautiful, clean and peaceful. Also, the view from the top is breath-taking.
A central library in the Sara Hightower Regional Library System, Rome-Floyd County Library is a massive resource spanning numerous genres and topics. Besides this, the library also offers diverse audio and video material as well as WiFi connectivity.
Laid out in 1837, Oak Hill is the city's first cemetery and served Rome for twenty years until 1857. Some of Rome's most prominent citizens were laid to rest here.
Etowah Park spans 107 acres (43.3 hectares), and is a prime recreational facility in the city. The park offers tennis courts, baseball fields, skating facilities, a playground as well as picnic pavilions.
Originally constructed as an amphitheater in the 1930s, the facility was redesigned as a labyrinth in 2010. A lesser-known gem in the city, it is a place for peaceful reflection.
Berry College is a private college located in the city of Rome. It offers world-class study facilities with one of the largest campuses in the world spread across 27000 acres (10926.5 hectares). The campus is indeed beautiful with its meadows and woodlands. It has a total of 47 buildings with spacious zones and fireplaces. There are several major and minor study programs for graduates spanning a diverse range of fields. It also offers scholarship programs for students by the money raised from donations.
Geographically quite unlike any American city, the city of Rome is defined by its 3 rivers meeting right in the center, while at the same time being at the foot of the Appalachian Mountains. This explains why it has been named after Italy's capital which was similarly built upon 7 rivers. The city acknowledges this commemoration by accepting a statue of Romulus and Remus nursing from a female wolf, in 1929 from the Italian tyrant Benito Mussolini. With no major interstate highways passing through it, this is easily one of the most cycle and pedestrian friendly cities, full of cute walking trails along the river embankments, Rome has often featured in Hollywood movies because of its wonderful setting.