Glorious Lakes and Go
Acworth is surrounded by two beautiful lakes: Lake Acworth and Lake Allatoona. The lakes offer beaches for swimming and paddle boat rentals from June through Labor Day, with oodles of opportunities for fishing and camping. Cauble Park is next to Lake Acworth and has playgrounds for the kids, lots of open space, and picture-perfect places to picnic. The park also hosts a variety of events, including concerts, an Easter egg hunt, and a 4th of July fireworks show. If you are re into golf, Acworth’s Cobblestone Golf Course was rated the #1 public course in Georgia by Golf Digest.
Civil War Reenactment
History buffs can get their fix in Acworth. Whether you are a Civil War fanatic or someone who is just there for the show, check out the extremely realistic Civil War reenactments at Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield Park. If you are looking to brush up on your Civil War History, along with some railroad history, head to the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History. This Smithsonian-affiliated museum houses three permanent collections: “Railroads: Lifelines of the Civil War”; “The Great Locomotive Chase”; and “Glover Machine Works: Casting a New South.” They also have space for revolving exhibits.
A Taste of the West
Visit the Booth Western Art Museum for contemporary Western art, illustrations, sculpture, movie art, and Civil War art that offers a piece of history. Believe it or not, this is the place to view Western art. This 120,000-square-foot museum has the largest permanent exhibition space for Western art in the United States. The museum also hosts lectures every month featuring authors, historians, and artists in its 140-seat theater. Schedule birthday parties and other group events at this museum or plan a class or day camp trip. You can also save money by purchasing an annual membership.