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The Augusta Canal Interpretive Center at Enterprise Mill

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Address: 1450 Greene St., Suite 400, Augusta, GA 30901
Phone Number: 17068230440
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This is great for all ages. The Interpretive Center is very interesting to walk through. The canal was important to Augusta and this is an informative way to learn about it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Tom E
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North Augusta
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North Augusta
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is great for all ages. The Interpretive Center is very interesting to walk through. The canal was important to Augusta and this is an informative way to learn about it. Sometimes there is someone there working the machines. Do not skip the boat tour of the canal. Very well done. The fee is reasonable.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

No thrill. Not really impressed with curator who was on phone while we waited to ask questions. Eventually we left, disappointed. Our son, who is a Boy Scout, picked this place at random because it was listed as a landmark and could have been helpful in meeting a requirement for a merit badge.

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Thank Reggie S
Augusta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My little girl was looking for adventure! I decided we need to take the canal tour! This is a special heritage of Augusta & now it is a National Park. We walk the tow path and visit the beautiful head gates. I thought we need to ride down the canal & see where the hydro power is still produced for... More 

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RebeccaBR54, Public Relations Manager at The Augusta Canal Interpretive Center at Enterprise Mill, responded to this review

Glad you and your daughter enjoyed your time at the Canal. By the way, this summer we have a new tour on the upper part of canal, leaving from Savannah Rapids Park. It covers a part of the canal we don't typically include in our regular tour, so you might want to check it out. More 

Little Rock, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is full of Augusta history. The displays are a little dated and some don't work anymore, but it's a cool, clean place to learn a lot about Augusta's history in a short time. Definitely worth the stop. The canal boat ride is pretty cool, too. Be prepared for the heat and the sun, though.

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Thank Roadhore
RebeccaBR54, Public Relations Manager at The Augusta Canal Interpretive Center at Enterprise Mill, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. We're hoping to update some of the electronics on some of our exhibits next year. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very informative and interesting. Will come back for canal tour in future. History of textiles and water power is great.

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Thank Marie J
Leland, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I decided to spend a half day in Augusta during our annual road trip vacation. We knew we had time to visit two sites in Augusta and chose the Augusta Canal National Heritage Area with its Discovery Center Boat Tour as our first stop, and we were not disappointed! We had a multi-generational boat tour along the... More 

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Fullerton, Ca, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed our visit and felt it was worth the cost and time taken. Canal ride may not be for everyone, especially on a hot day..Discovery center is free with canal ride. The former Enterprise textile mill grounds is also quite interesting.

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Thank JackR46
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice place to visit and take a boat ride on the canal. So much to see and learn. I loved seeing the wild life on the boat ride. The staff were friendly and informative. The store had a nice selection of souvenirs. I highly recommend this tourist attraction.

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Thank Cynthia J
Columbia,Sc
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Was there for the canal tour,with the wait time was able to take in the history of the area.It`s truly amazing how the canal was built and the factories were able to compete with the North.It is a must see if your in the Augusta area,along with the canal trip.Really enjoyable not expensive.Military discount and seniors.

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Thank James T
Vermont
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

Surpringly, similar history to Lowell MA. Nice tour on an electric boat powered with electricity produced on site from the water in the Canal. Highly recommended.

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