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“Cool stop”

Augusta Canal Discovery Center
Ranked #5 of 51 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.
Reviewed December 28, 2013

Didn't know what to expect - stopped after a day at the Masters to get a NPS stamp. The museum was very fun and had some cool interactive displays. We spent an hour or so looking at them all and wish we had more time to take a boat tour. The gift shop is well stocked with many interesting things.

2  Thank mja1982
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"boat ride"
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"augusta canal"
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"civil war"
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"interactive museum"
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"short movie"
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"cotton industry"
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"tour guide"
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"history lesson"
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"introductory video"
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"live here"
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"great field trip"
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"interesting things"
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"rich history"
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"all ages"
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"nice museum"
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"gift shop"
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"nice place to visit"
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is one of the first places you should visit if you are visiting Augusta. There's a lot of great information about the area before the canal, and afterwards, as well as civil war history. We spent several hours here and then took one of the electric boat up the canal. Definitely worth a visit.

1  Thank BernardBarbour
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

I love this place. They show movies about the town of Augusta and its history. The building was used for cotton many years ago. They have a great selection of gifts for the best price in town. You can also ask for recommendations for what else to do in that area. Near some great restaurants.

1  Thank LoveValue-Quality
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Reviewed November 18, 2013 via mobile

It's not what it used to be but it's still a great place to spend an afternoon with your family. At night the place gets a bit sketchy but that just the city life I guess. If the weather is right and you are looking for a romantic place to hang out at... I say go for it!

1  Thank ScarletSnow
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Reviewed November 10, 2013

This is a unique place of history with so much information about a historical past of Georgia and Augusta in particular. There us a canal nearby and we took a boat ride on the canal.
Very quiet and uneventful and the canal waters so peaceful.
A family outing with children for sure.

1  Thank crystalgeorgia2016
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