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The Augusta Canal Interpretive Center at Enterprise Mill
1450 Greene St., Augusta, GA 30901
706-823-0440
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Ranked #3 of 47 things to do in Augusta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Warner Robins, Georgia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Just ok”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

Neat history but not really an in depth thing at all. VERY basic.

Visited April 2012
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Arlington
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“Good story, well told”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

The Augusta Canal was built primarily to power industry, rather than for navigation. It was also build well after the canal mania of the 1830s, inspired by the success of the Erie Canal. The interpretive center tells the cultural and political story of the canal, as well as the technical side. For instance, it was considered "ungentlemanly" to start an industry in the South, but a man of vision persevered. Have you ever been to a "hands-on" museum where you push a button and nothing happens? Not here. Every button lights a light, activates a loudspeaker, or makes something move. the site, in one of the original mills and next to the canal itself, adds to the experience. A drive up the parkway to the lock and dam completes the tour. Well worth a detour.

Visited March 2012
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South Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“I hate boat rides, expcept this one.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012

Interesting boat ride, with a stop in the middle so you can walk and check out the river/canal intersection. Great interpretation. You can bring a thermos.

Visited June 2011
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brasfrd rd. Augusta
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“very interesting and informative”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012

most underated venue in Augusta. Must do more to promote this enjoyable and informative exhibit.

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USA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Fat Man's”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2012

Great food, great people..Thank you for keeping the rowers full and happy!!!

Visited February 2012
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