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Augusta-Richmond Civic Center

601 Seventh Street, Augusta, GA 30903
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Ranked #21 of 21 Attractions in Augusta
Type: Convention Centers, Landmarks
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North Augusta, South Carolina
20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

As others have pointed out, Augusta's Civic Center is a missed opportunity to put Augusta on the map of cities for concerts, special events, etc. It's hard to access, the seats are very uncomfortable, and the floor area is so small the hockey team can hardly play. No monster trucks, no indoor football, no famous act concerts, etc. Should be... More

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is the premier place for all graduations in our area. It's just a big arena for special events. Nothing spectacular about it. I've seen bigger and better in other states.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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108 reviews 108 reviews
8 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

One would think with back-to-back graduation cerimonies all day the James Brown Arena would staff appropriately for restroom cleanliness and supplies. It's really absurd to run out of TP and have other unsightly indications of neglect. Doesn't reflect well on Augusta to all the out of town visitors.

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North Augusta, South Carolina
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93 reviews 93 reviews
20 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

The Civic Center (James Brown Arena) isn't anything special. It's average size (say Phillips Arena in Atlanta) and not many people want to book good shows here due to the crowd turnouts, but the good shows (popular at the time) usually do sell out.

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Augusta, Georgia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
20 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

"I remember when you could be exited about attending an event at the civic center. I guess my emory is better than my children think if I can remember that far back but I see no reason to ever return. It is dirty, needs many repairs and the attractions don t attract me.

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Warrenville, SC.
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

Not the best place in town to be. High ticket cost, over rated shows, serly employees and not the cleanest place in town. Not a place I will ever go back to.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

We go here all the time during ice hockey season. It's an older venue but it works well for sports because of its size. The noise carries well in the arena

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North Augusta, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

Dirty restrooms,poor seating and security this is the most mismanaged place in Augusta second to the local Governmant.

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50 reviews 50 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

This place may not be in the best location down town but I do feel safe when I go here. My biggest complaint is that there is not enough parking. Other than that I take my whole family here for Christmas in the South and concerts,etc.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
5 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

I know times are difficult for a lot of city governments right now. However, as soon as things rebound, tear this place down and start over. It's concourses are tiny, concessions only make the concourses worse and sightlines from several seating areas are just bad. I don't care who is there and how big of a fan of that act... More

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