The city was named for the seven hills around the city, and was land taken from the Treaty of New Echota.
The city played a role in the Civil War and the Atlanta Campaign. This was also a trading place for cotton and other goods. In the 20th Century, it became a carpet/textile city.
- 1 Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home, 501 Riverside Parkway, ☏ . W-Sa 10AM-5PM. Major Ridge was one of the signers of the Treaty of New Echota, which resulted in the forced relocation of the Cherokee people. The museum presents interpretive exhibits, educational programs, and events about the Ridge family and Cherokee history and culture. Adult $5, senior $3, student $2.
- The City Tower, this former water tower is now a clock.
- Berry College -the world's largest college campus, visit the waterwheel, Possum Trot, Martha Berry museum.
- Rome Symphony Orchestra
- Rome Braves, A Baseball Affiliates of the Atlanta Braves
The DeSoto Theater Located on Broad St., they often have small productions going on, and during the fall, RIFF (Rome International Film Festival)
- Mel & Mimi's.
- Blue Sky Outfitters.
- Elysium Inc Sterling Silver Jewelry.
- Harvest Moon Cafe, Broad Street. American burger restaurant.
- Blue Fin. Japanese based noodles and sushi.
- Schroeder's, Broad Street.
- The Moon Roof at Harvest Moon. Outdoor, heated environment, live music on the weekends.
- 400 Block Bar Also on Broad St., more upscale, attached to La Scala Italian Ristorante
- Old Havana This too, on Broad, they sell cigars, beer, and wine. On Thursdays they have live jazz musicians come in.
- Hawthorne Suites, 100-110 West 2nd Avenue, ☏ , fax: .
- Best Western Executive Inn, 217 Highway 411 E, ☏ , fax: .
- Holiday Inn, Hwy 411 East & Chateau Road, ☏ .
- The Winshape Retreat.
|Routes through Rome|
|Chattanooga ← LaFayette ←||N S||→ Bremen → Columbus|
|Knoxville ← Chatsworth ← Jct N S ←||N S||→ Gadsden → Birmingham|