Kid-Friendly Rome Attractions

Rome really is a unique and special place to explore…

 

AR Workshop Rome
A super fun place for a family craft or mom’s night out! Register in advance.
Address: 411 Broad Street,Rome, Georgia

 

Berry College Recreation (and trails)
You can’t go wrong when you explore the largest contiguous campus in the world. Just show ID to enter.
Popular trails:

-Viking trail (3.47 miles one-way, paved)
-House of Dreams (2.5 miles one-way, moderate-strenuous)
-Reservoir (start at the beautiful Old Mill and hike about 1 mile uphill to find it)
Address:2277 Martha Berry Hwy NW, Mt Berry, GA 30149

 

Between the Rivers Farmers Market
Open Satudays from May to October 8am-11:30am, rain or shine.
Address: Bridgepoint Plaza, Rome, GA

 

Braves Baseball, Rome Braves
Get grass seats for just $5 ($2 on Tuesdays) and let your kids cheer the team on, get some energy out, and enjoy America’s favorite pass-time.
Address: State Mutual Stadium, 755 Braves Blvd NE, Rome, GA

Cave Springs’ Rolater Park (Cave Spring)
Enjoy the scenery, fill a bottle with spring water, or cool off by dipping your toes in the cool creek.
Address: 13 Old Cedartown Rd, Cave Spring, GA 30124

 

Cedartown Museum of Coca-Cola Memorabilia
Go back in time by visiting Northwest Georgia’s newest museum attraction. The museum houses an extensive collection of rare Coca-Cola memorabilia that all ages will find interesting and educational. Cost: $5/adult; $3/child.
Hours: Thursday/Friday 10am-3pm; Saturday 10am-4pm
Address: 209 Main Street Cedartown, GA 30125

 

Chieftains Museum
Look out for family free days when they have interesting demonstrations!
Cost: Adults $5.00, Seniors $3.00, Students $2.00
Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Address: 501 Riverside Parkway, Rome, Georgia

 

Classic Bowling (West Rome)
Can’t go wrong with bowling.
Address:
75 Huffaker Rd NW, Rome, GA 30165

 

Clocktower Tours
Open monthly during the summer for the public to climb to the top or explore Rome’s history inside, you won’t want to miss this.
Hours: noon-2pm the first Saturday of the month (weather pending, not open in Winter). (Free)
Address: East Second Street, Rome, GA 30161

 

Eco Center
I love the ECO Center. Check their schedule for great kid-friendly, educational (and fun) events. (Free)
Hours: Tues-Fri 1-4pm (with occasional closings)
Address: 393 Riverside Parkway, Rome, GA 30161

Earthworks Pottery
Earthworks Pottery is a “Place To Create” hand-made pottery and more! We offer adult hand throwing classes, and occasionally kid’s camps!
Address: 2nd Ave, Rome, GA

 

Floyd Bowling and Amusement
Can’t go wrong with bowling!
Address:
7 Riverbend Dr SW, Rome, GA 30161

 

Fun Wheels Skating Center
I have more research to do on this one, but there is fun potential here.
Address: 2606 Calhoun Road, Rome, GA 30161

 

Geocaching
Rome is a big area of Geocaching. Be on the lookout for our upcoming post about this, but until then, download the app. It’s like a treasure hunt, only simpler!
Address: Just download the ap and find a location to discover.

 

Jackson Hill Trail
If I’m being honest, I have attempted this trail at least three times with my young children, and we’ve never made it far. Luckily, the beginning is flat and easy to access, and the kids enjoy just wandering. There is also a beautiful bridge located not too far into the trail, and the Rome Labyrinth shares a parking lot.
Address: 402 Civic Center Drive, Rome, GA (park at Rome Visitor Center parking lot)

James H Floyd “Sloppy Floyd” State Park (Summerville/Armuchee)
Located a short drive up north, this park is a perfect place for an outing. The 1.7 mile round-trip hike to the Marble Mine is worth the effort, and pack a lunch to eat at one of the many picnic tables by the lake, or play at the playground.
Address: 2800 Sloppy Floyd Lake Rd, Summerville, GA 30747

 

Kangaroo Jakes
A fun place for kids of all ages to jump, run, bounce, and play. (Wear socks, and be aware it is located in the shopping center with Food Lion, but behind other stores.) Walkers-2 yrs $5.99; 3 and up $8.99
Address: 3347 Martha Berry Hwy NW Rome, GA

 

Level Up Arcade
Head in to their new location for some gaming fun. This is recommended more for older children, but it’s worth checking out in it’s great easy-to-access location.
Address: 216 Broad Street,Rome, Georgia

 

Mount Berry Mall
Let your kids run free as you wander the wide hallways of this sparsely populated mall. Get some shopping done, or just walk the halls as you read about Rome history on the murals.
Address:2770 Martha Berry Hwy. Rome, GA  30165

 

Mt Berry Square Theater
Showtimes

Address: Mount Berry Square Mall, 2820 Martha Berry Hwy, Rome, GA

 

Museum of Flight
If your little one likes things that “go,” this is a great place to walk around and check out a LOT of planes and trucks. Learn more here. $5
Hours: Tues. – Sat. 10am – 4pm; Sunday: 1pm – 4pm; Monday: Closed
Address: 304 Russell Field Road, Rome, GA 30165

Myrtle Hill Cemetery / Tree Tour
Take your kids out to explore the wide variety of trees and history in historic Myrtle Hill Cemetery. More info in link.
20 Myrtle St SW, Rome, GA 30161

 

Oak Hill & The Martha Berry Museum
Check out the grounds even if your children wouldn’t appreciate the lengthy historical tour. $8 adults, $5 students. Children 5 and younger are free.
Hours:10am-3:30pm Mon-Sat (grounds open until 5, closed holidays)
Address:24 Veterans Memorial Hwy Rome, GA 30161

 

Parks and Recreation in Rome
Learn more about all the parks in Rome.

 

Pottery by Lisa
Adult and children’s classes (wheel and hand building), pottery sales. Visit home studio by appointment or purchase at the DoGood Boutique and Last Stop Gift Shop.

 

Putt Putt Fun Center Mini Golf
Somewhat older course, but fun for the kids.
Hours: Sun-Thur: 2pm-10pm, Fri: 2pm-11pm, Sat: 1pm-11pm
Address: 3349 Alabama Hwy Rome, GA 30165

 

Ridge Ferry Park
Definitely the biggest and most popular park, Ridge Ferry also houses a Farmer’s Market every Wednesday and Saturday morning from May to October. Stop here for the ECO Center or to hop on the paved walking trail that runs throughout downtown Rome.
Address: 363 Riverside Pkwy NE, Rome, GA

 

River Excursions
Your older kids will enjoy kayaking, paddle boarding, or tubing with various excursion opportunities.
Various locations

 

The Rock Garden (Calhoun)
The Rock Garden is located behind a large Seventh Day Adventist Church on the way from Rome to Calhoun. It is a quick stop, but quiet and magical for any child (or adult). Highly recommended. Bring your camera.
Address: 1411 Rome Rd. Calhoun GA

Rocky Mountain Recreation Area
Enjoy the benefits of a beach without taking a trip to the beach. Rocky Mountain beach has had sand brought in for a nice lakeside beach experience. Trails, fishing, and camping also available.
Address: 4054 Big Texas Valley Road Northwest, Rome , GA

 

Rome Area History Museum
Learn about Rome’s history or shop local right on Broad street! (Free)
Hours:Wed-Fri 10am-4pm; Sat 11am-2pm
Address: 305 Broad Street, Rome, GA 30161

 

Rome Cinemas
Movie Showtimes
Address: 2535 Shorter Ave.
Rome, GA 30165

 

Rome Labrynth
Another quick stop with great photo ops, the Rome Labrynth is a hidden gem right in the city. Park in the Visitor Center parking lot and head down the (steep) hill. Take time to meditatively walk the path, or let your kids just go crazy. My son got a kick out of the “race track.”
Address: 402 Civic Center Drive, Rome, GA (park at Rome Visitor Center parking lot)

Rome Parks and Rec Gymnastics Center
Run, jump, play, and expend energy on the gymnastics equipment. Children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times.
*Tot Time :Ages: Walking – 5 years
*Open Gym: Ages: 6+
Address: 1 Shorter Ave, Rome GA 30165

 

Rome Trail System
Currently running from behind the Recreation Center and on top of the levee through town and to the Braves back parking area, the paved  trail running through town is 3.5 miles point to point, with extra trail here and there. Bathrooms located at Ridge Ferry Park. Stroller friendly.

 

Sara Hightower Library
You can’t go wrong with the library. Keep kids entertained with computer games, a big wooden castle, free dvd rentals, and books to keep the mind busy for years!
*Story Time Tuesdays at 10-10:30am and 11-11:30am during school year
Address: 205 Riverside Pkwy NE, Rome, GA 30161

 

Splash Pad, Rome Town Green
Every day in the summer from 10am-10pm, the fountains are running and ready for your little ones to cool off in. Let your child pick up a free lunch at the town green thanks to the summer feeding program grants.
Address: 1st Street & West 3rd Avenue, Rome, GA

 

Studio Siri
Art classes (children and adult), sip ‘n paint parties, private lessons, custom framing, and more.
Addres: 1205 Dean Ave. Rome, GA

 

Swerve Art Studio
Swerve is an eclectic art studio offering all types of art events, parties, classes & workshops. Painting, pottery, mosaics, and FUN.
Address: 108 Broad St. Rome, GA

 

Festivals

Spring Art Market
Rome Civic Center, 402 Civic Center Dr., Rome, Ga 30161
Early April

 

First Saturdays
Broad Street
First Saturday of the Month May-September

 

Patriotic Party in the Park
Ridge Ferry Park
July 3rd, 2019

 

Rome Shakespeare Festival
Rome Town Green
September

 

Chiaha Harvest Fair
Ridge Ferry Park
October 26-27, 2019

 

Truck or Treat
Ridge Ferry Park
Halloween

 

Winter Art Market
Rome Civic Center, 402 Civic Center Dr., Rome, Ga 30161
Dec 7-8, 2019

 

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