Just outside of Cartersville, groups can explore the whimsical world of Old Car City USA, where 4,000 rusted cars occupy the largest known classic car junkyard. The Mayor of Old Car City USA, Dean Lewis, “welcomes all who visit this giant piece of art composed of his varied automobile collection and completed by the works of Mother Nature.” Car enthusiasts should also check out the Savoy Automobile Museum in Cartersville for a docent-guided tour of this vintage car collection’s highlights.
Cartersville may have plenty of small-town charm, but it also has been home to notable historical figures. Inside a restored Victorian home, the Rose Lawn Museum offers groups a window into the life of former resident and renowned evangelist Samuel Porter Jones, for whom Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, then known as Union Gospel Tabernacle, was built. The Rose Lawn Museum also houses the writings and memorabilia of Rebecca Latimer Felton, another Bartow Countian, who made history as the country’s first woman senator in 1922—although she only served for one day.
Come see why the Booth Western Art Museum regularly attracts praise from regional and national publications. Groups can walk through America’s story, expressed through beautiful and thought-provoking works of art. Other highlights include an impressive collection of signed presidential letters, a chronological gallery of Civil War artworks, and the Frank Harding Cowboy Gallery.
Cartersville-Bartow County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Main Image: Savoy Automobile Museum, Credit: Blake Johnson