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“Up the Lazy River” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Augusta Canal Interpretive Center at Enterprise Mill

The Augusta Canal Interpretive Center at Enterprise Mill
1450 Greene St., Augusta, GA 30901
706-823-0440
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Ranked #3 of 20 attractions in Augusta
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums
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Augusta, GA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Up the Lazy River”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Excellent way to spend an hour or so while visiting Augusta, GA. Very informed tour guides relating the history and geography of the historic Augusta canal. Information dates back to the beginning of the state along with Civil War lore. Kids will love the boat ride in authentic canal barges. Really enjoyed the time spent.

Visited August 2012
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Augusta, Georgia, United States
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“Awesome education!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The Interpretive Center is a all-inclusive education on the History of the Augusta Canal. The Petersburg Boat tour of the Canal is quite educational and beautiful. This is a don't miss stop if you are visiting Augusta. Allow three hours or so.

Visited July 2013
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“Unique and fun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Anyone with an interest in history or nature will enjoy this attraction. The intrepretive center gives a great overview of the Augusta Canal, one of the country's unique historic waterways. You'll learn about the cotton industry and textile mills and historic architecture. Do take the boat trip up the canal where you'll have great views of the historic mills and wildlife along the waterway. Expect to see plenty of turtles and waterfowl and wonderful scenery.

Visited May 2013
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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“Interesting and great for children/young teens”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

We learned a lot about the history of the area. It rained the day we visited so we did not take the boat ride which I think would have added a lot to our experience.

Visited March 2013
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“Don't skip this museum or the Canal ride on the electric replica boats!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013 via mobile

If you are in the area and have not been here yet, you really should plan to go. The exhibit is amazing and really gives you a feel for Augusta millwork in its day (and other milltowns) as there are actual weaving looms from the mill that now houses the exhibit, apartments and offices.

The Canal ride is educational and relaxing. They built electric replicas of the original Petersburg boats that ferried cotton and other goods up and down the canal. You pass by other empty mills (relics in their own rights, too) and learn a lot about the importance of the Canal before, during and after the Civil War.

All history buffs need to take this boat ride.

Mom notes: very family-friendly, cafe on-site with clean bathrooms, sit-down boat ride on benches along the port and starboard sides, gentle boat ride.

Visited October 2012
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