Allatoona Lake Visitor Center & Museum

Location

1138 State Rt. 20 Spur NE
Cartersville GA 30121

Rates

  • Admission Fee: $0.00

Hours of Operation

  • Monday : 8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Tuesday : 8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Wednesday : 8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Thursday : 8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Friday : 8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Saturday : 8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Sunday : 8:00am - 4:30pm
View from Lake Allatoona Visitor Center ~ Photo by Robert Sutherland

Recreation abounds around 12,000-acre Lake Allatoona. Bring your own boat or rent houseboats, pontoons and ski boats at one of four area marinas in Cartersville. Choose from more than 600 lakeside campsites, accommodating RVs and tent campers. Enjoy pristine hiking trails and picnic areas. The Corps of Engineers Visitor Center at the top of the dam portrays regional history and natural resources. Open daily year-round.

Packed with information on the Army Corps of Engineers, the Civil War, a multimedia presentation on the building of Allatoona Lake, scenic overlooks and hiking trails, this is an excellent stop for any visitor to the Cartersville area.

The museum tells the story of the origins of the Corps of Engineers beginning with the creation of the position of Chief Engineer during Revolutionary War. At the end of the Revolution the position was abolished, but was reestablished shortly after the signing of the Constitution. The Center features video exhibits and displays about the area's history, ranging from the time of early Indians - to the gold mining and iron making days - to the present.

The Visitor Center is open daily from 8 AM to 6 PM between April-September, and from 8 AM to 4:30 PM, October-March.  Admission is free.

Amenities
Facility Amenities
  • Free Parking
  • Parking on Site
  • Boat Launch
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Restrooms
  • Self-guided Tours
  • Maps & Brochures Available
Near Interstate Highway
  • 75
Special Tags
  • Civil War Site
Suitable for Ages
  • All Ages
Group Amenities
  • Group-Friendly
General Information
  • Family-Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Open Year 'Round
Information/Services Provided
  • Welcome Center