Savoy Automobile Museum was recently listed Smithsonian Magazine’s 15 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2022. Read the full article here.

As a gateway to both the Atlanta metro area and the pristine beauty of the north Georgia mountains, Cartersville is perfectly poised for cultural enthusiasts and outdoor lovers alike. It also happens to be the smallest town in the U.S. with three Smithsonian Affiliate museums: The Booth Museum, which tells the American story through works such as Civil War art and Native American artifacts; the Tellus Science Museum, with its replica of the Apollo I capsule and a wealth of hands-on exhibits; and the new Savoy Automobile Museum. Celebrating its first full year in 2022, this 65,000-square-foot space showcases the history of automobiles, from 1930s Studebakers to station wagon woodies. Current exhibits include “American Art Deco,” featuring a 1941 Chrysler Thunderbolt, once dubbed “the car of the future,” and “Front Runners” (starting June 7), highlighting record-breaking and victory-claiming Indy 500 roadsters. Onsite events range from Hoods Up! weekends, when the museum lifts the hoods on select vehicles on display, to a two-day plein-air “Painting the Automobile” workshop (July 30-31).