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“Best Place for Gifts”

Augusta Canal Discovery Center
Ranked #5 of 48 things to do in Augusta
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Guided canal boat tours depart daily from the Augusta Canal Discovery Center, an interactive interpretive museum that tells the history of Augusta's 1845 canal and industrial revolution in the American South. Housed in a 19th century cotton mill. Gift shop on site.
Augusta, Georgia
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Best Place for Gifts”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

I love this place. They show movies about the town of Augusta and its history. The building was used for cotton many years ago. They have a great selection of gifts for the best price in town. You can also ask for recommendations for what else to do in that area. Near some great restaurants.

Visited June 2013
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Augusta, Georgia
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Pretty during summer times”
Reviewed 18 November 2013 via mobile

It's not what it used to be but it's still a great place to spend an afternoon with your family. At night the place gets a bit sketchy but that just the city life I guess. If the weather is right and you are looking for a romantic place to hang out at... I say go for it!

1 Thank ScarletSnow
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Augusta, Georgia
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Must see period history”
Reviewed 10 November 2013

This is a unique place of history with so much information about a historical past of Georgia and Augusta in particular. There us a canal nearby and we took a boat ride on the canal.
Very quiet and uneventful and the canal waters so peaceful.
A family outing with children for sure.

Visited December 2012
1 Thank crystalgeorgia2016
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Toledo, Ohio
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Informative and enjoyable cruise along the river”
Reviewed 4 November 2013

The Augusta Canal, located near downtown Augusta, was built before the Civil War to bring power and industry to Augusta. It is still operational today. A National Historic Site, it offers a small museum/interpretive center, and canal boat rides. The rides are at 10:30 am, 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm. Also some special evening cruises with sunsets and musical entertainment.
We took the 1;30 Civil War cruise. It pointed out the many sites of importance in Augusta during the Civil War. Quite interesting for us Northerners.
The fall colors were beginning to change along the shores and it was a peaceful, scenic and informative trip.
There were several school groups there, but they were all going on their own boats. Our boat had all adults and was quite relaxing. It was $12.50 per adult

Visited October 2013
4 Thank Go-whenever-I-can
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Denmark, South Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
237 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
“Pleasant Moonlight Music Cruise on the Augusta Canal.”
Reviewed 8 October 2013

A friend and I went to hear The Henrys with Deveran at 6:00 P.M. on Friday, October 4, 2013. The three piece band (Dad plays the guitar, son plays the violin, and Deveran handles the upright bass) played Americana, semi-classical, and blue grass music to entertain the mixed crowd of about thirty-six persons. Most people brought food and drink aboard to enjoy while listening. The cruise is about an hour and half long. Enjoyed the scenery as well as the music. I didn’t see any passengers not having a good time. The charge is $25 per person. It is an open boat cruise, but the weather was fine with no chance of rain.

Visited October 2013
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