There are many exciting things to do, sites to see, and places to visit in Cartersville and

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the Bartow County area. Adairsville, Georgia is about 17 miles north of Cartersville, and is a fun, and quaint place to visit for all ages. Adairsville was once a small Cherokee village, which was settled by the Scottish and named for Chief Walter John S. Adair, a Scottish settler.

It’s the first town in Georgia to be listed in its entirety on the National Register of Historic Places, where it was listed in 1987. Today, the town has many pre-Civil War homes and churches, Victorian-era buildings, museums, antique shops, boutiques, restaurants, and other attractions.

If you’re looking for family activities and outdoor activities for kids, you can start your day at Barnsley Resort. Families enjoy touring the heirloom gardens and learning about the Civil War and mysteries surrounding the Barnsley family inside the Barnsley History Museum, adjacent to the Manor House Ruins. Then take a trek to the barnyard for some up-close encounters with the pot-bellied pig, miniature horse and other friendly animals. Top-off your visit with horse-back riding and a scrumptious picnic in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.