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3 Reasons to Bring the Kids to Booth Western Art Museum

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Booth Western Art Museum is the largest permanent exhibition space for Western art in America, and it sits just north of Atlanta in Cartersville. It’s a wonderful museum for adults, but did you know kids are welcome here, too?

Southeastern Cowboy Festival

See living history encampments at the Cowboy Festival in October. Photo credit: Lesli Peterson
See living history encampments at the Cowboy Festival in October. Photo credit: Lesli Peterson

Each year, Booth Museum hosts the Southeastern Cowboy Festival, and it is FANTASTIC for kids of all ages (and kids at heart). This year’s festival is Oct. 20-23, 2016.

You’ll see Native American performances, and learn the differences between a Southern and an Eastern tribe. You’ll also see demonstrations such as pottery making, chuck wagon cooking, blacksmithing and more.

Saturday includes a re-enactment of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, living history encampments, a Western marketplace and tons of activities for the kids.

Sagebrush Ranch

Kids can climb into the saddle in Sagebrush Ranch at Booth Western Art Musuem. Photo credit: Lesli Peterson
Kids can climb into the saddle in Sagebrush Ranch at Booth Western Art Musuem. Photo credit: Lesli Peterson

In the basement of Booth Museum lives a large play area just for kids. We explored for the first time only recently, but both of my kiddos were mesmerized for several hours.

There are 10 hands-on stations that include everything from riding in a stage coach to dressing in cowboy attire and saddling a horse.

Attraction of the Year

Explore galleries full of paintings, sculpture, photos and more at Booth Western Art Museum. Photo credit: Lesli Peterson
Explore galleries full of paintings, sculpture, photos and more at Booth Western Art Museum. Photo credit: Lesli Peterson

If all of this wasn’t enough to convince you to visit, consider this: Booth Western Art Museum was named the Escape to the Southeast Travel Attraction of the Year by the Southeast Tourism Society.

Come to Cartersville to see what the excitement is all about!

For more to do in Cartersville, see 4 Reasons to Take the Kids to Cartersville. If museums are your thing, then check out our list of favorite Atlanta museums (including Booth!).

Lesli Peterson

Lesli is the Georgia’s official Family Explorer and the owner of 365AtlantaFamily, which offers a daily dose of inspiration for metro-area families. Click here for more Family content from Lesli.

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