Located just north of Acworth is LakePoint Sporting Community in Emerson. One of the largest and most unique destinations for travel sports, the more than 1,300-acre development features state-of-the-art sports venues and 5 million square feet of current and future amenities, including on-site hotels, restaurants, themed retail, bowling, ziplines, water parks and more. A study by Georgia Tech estimates that approximately six million people visit LakePoint annually, generating about $250 million in tax revenues and the state garnering $50 million each year. In addition, 26,000 jobs are generated by the project and 1,200 people work at the complex.
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YOUR DESTINATION FOR FAMILY FUN!
Lakepoint Station is your destination for family fun! Challenge your family to scale to new heights on 17 different climbing challenges soaring to an amazing 28 feet in the state’s tallest indoor rock climbing facility or join forces in battle and defend your family honor in our state of the art Laser Tag. Take the little ones deep in the mountain to mine precious gems or regroup to defend the planet from Space Invaders or the Walking Dead in our arcade. Refuel at St. Angelo’s Pizza or satisfy that sweet tooth at Station Sweets.
COOL HIKE AT COOPER'S FURNACE!
Cooper's Iron Works
This National Historic Register site, known as Cooper’s Iron Works, is the only remnant of the 1830’s town of Etowah, and Georgia’s Iron Empire run by a Mark A. Cooper until Sherman destroyed it in 1864 during the Civil War. A Blue & Gray Trail site, the Iron Works site offers picnic facilities, hiking trails, and playground at the base of the Allatoona Dam. Coopers Furnace Day Use Park is open seasonally and is situated along the north bank of the Etowah River. The park has lots of single car parking, no trailers allowed. This park also allows a great view of the dam from downstream. Managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
ETOWAH MOUNDS STATE HISTORIC SITE
Home to several thousand Native Americans from 1000 A.D. to 1550 A.D., this 54-acre site protects six earthen mounds, a plaza, village site, borrow pits and defensive ditch. Etowah Mounds is the most intact Mississippian Culture site in the Southeast.
Visitors can follow a nature trail along the Etowah River where they can view a v-shaped fish trap used for catching fish. The trail also highlights how early civilizations used native trees for food and medicine.
They were a society rich in ritual. Towering over the community, the 63-foot earthen knoll was likely used as a platform for the home of the priest-chief. In another mound, nobility was buried in elaborate costumes accompanied by items they would need in their after-lives.
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Tellus Science Museum
Tellus is a world-class 120,000 square foot museum located in Cartersville, GA just off I-75 at exit 293. The museum’s exhibits open minds and ignite a passion for science. Tellus features four main galleries: The Weinman Mineral Gallery, The Fossil Gallery, Science in Motion and The Collins Family My Big Backyard. A 120-seat digital planetarium and an observatory with a state-of-the-art 20-inch telescope is also located at Tellus.
Eye-popping exhibits like an 80 foot-long Brontosaurus and a replica Wright flyer excite and amaze visitors of all ages. Children will have a blast conducting hands-on experiments with light, sound, magnets and more. Dazzling gems and minerals sparkle and glow alongside interactive exhibits demonstrating how the Earth moves and changes.
Our Mission: Because science matters, we engage, educate, and inspire visitors to make scientific connections through dynamic exhibits and enriching experiences.
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Booth Western Art Museum
The world’s largest permanent exhibition space for Western art is in Cartersville, Georgia at the Booth Western Art Museum.
Open since 2003 and located just north of Atlanta along I-75, the Booth is the largest museum of its kind in the Southeast and an Affiliate to the Smithsonian Institution. At 120,000 square feet, the Booth is an architectural wonder – designed to resemble a modern pueblo and constructed from Bulgarian limestone. The Booth’s permanent collection of Western art, Presidential portraits and letters, and Civil War art allows visitors to “See America’s Story” – the land, people, struggles, dreams, and legends – in paintings, sculpture, photography and artifacts. Sagebrush Ranch is an award-winning, hands-on experience and interactive children’s gallery.
Western art in Georgia, specifically Cartersville? Booth Museum was started by a family who call Cartersville home and have been Western art collectors for many years. It was their wish to share their art with the community, particularly young people who might not otherwise be exposed to art. The Museum was named for Sam Booth, a good friend and mentor to the founders of the Museum. Booth Western Art Museum is operated under the umbrella of Georgia Museums, Inc., which also includes Tellus Science Museum, Bartow History Museum and, Savoy Automobile Museum.