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“Music Cruise was fantastic!”

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.
Aiken, South Carolina, United States
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Music Cruise was fantastic!”
Reviewed May 29, 2012

My husband and I took a Moonlight Music Cruise on a Friday night and it was perfect! You can bring your own food and drinks (yes, even adult beverages) on the boat so we brought a light dinner and a bottle of wine. Since it was an early evening cruise, the weather had cooled off enough to be comfortable. The live music made the entire cruise fun and the sunset was the cherry on top. Each week there's a different style of music, but when we went it was really blues-y. I would HIGHLY recommend this to couples or groups of friends. Also, a bit of advice, go to the bathroom before the cruise because there are no restrooms on the boat.

Visited May 2012
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North Augusta, South Carolina
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Interesting Museum and Canal Boat Ride”
Reviewed May 13, 2012

The museum is very well done and provides an insight into life during the industrial revolution, with particular emphasis on the cotton industry. The two canal boat recreations provide an enjoyable trip on the Augusta Canal, with local history being provided by a guide.

Visited May 2012
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Thomaston
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Educational and Adventurous”
Reviewed April 27, 2012

My wife and I enjoyed the entire visit. We were unable to reserve spots on the 3 p.m. & 4:30 p.m. tour; but, we did get in on the 1:30 (which I consider a bonus because it included the Civil War tour). Although it was a one hour tour, they do offer three hour tours and the 'Petersburg Boats' will go all the way to the headgates of the canal on weekends. If you are wanting to take pictures, you can stand on the boats except when passing under bridges and other canal structures...so you can avoid having the tops of people's heads in your photos.

Visited April 2012
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Martinez, Georgia, USA
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
“History”
Reviewed April 23, 2012

I love history and this fits. I am impressed how they took an old useless mega complex and turned it into something nice and useful.

Visited April 2012
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South Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Interesting”
Reviewed April 9, 2012

The center has good exhibits and indepth information. Definitely worth a visit.

Visited October 2011
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