Historic High Country / Rome

Rome-Floyd E.C.O. Center

Ridge Ferry Park
393 Riverside Parkway
Rome, GA 30161

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The Rome-Floyd E.C.O. Center showcases the diversity of the Etowah, Coosa and Oostanaula rivers that converge in the center of Historic Downtown Rome. Exhibits feature live aquatic life and wildlife from Coosa River watershed. Large tanks showcase native fish species, including the highly endangered sturgeon. In operation as the E.C.O. Center since 2011, the LEED Gold-certified building opened in 1893 as a freshwater pumping station for the City of Rome. The original brick structure in Ridge Ferry Park transported water from the Oostanaula River to the filtration complex atop Jackson Hill.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Tuesday: 1:00PM - 4:00PM
    Wednesday: 1:00PM - 4:00PM
    Thursday: 1:00PM - 4:00PM
    Friday: 1:00PM - 4:00PM

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking, Guided Tours / Guide Available, Maps & Brochures Available, Parking on Site, Picnic Area, Picnic Shelter

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Handicapped Accessible

    Group Amenities


    Near Interstate Highway


    Special Tags


    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • Chiaha Harvest Fair 2015

    Chiaha Harvest Fair 2015

    10/24/2015 - 10/25/2015

    The Chiaha Harvest Fair just celebrated its 50th anniversary last year reveling in a rich tradition of bringing together many talented artisans and craftsmen from the Rome/Floyd County region, and beyond, for a wonderful Fall weekend festival with the goal of raising money to support local art efforts throughout the year. That tradition continues in 2015!

    Call 706-235-4542 or visit www.chiaha.org for more information.

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