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“Helpful introduction to Savannah”

Savannah Visitors Center
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Ranked #35 of 225 things to do in Savannah
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Reviewed November 13, 2013

As expected, the Savannah Visitor Center is a source of information on city attractions and a quick introduction to local history, Unfortunately, the museum experience is not what one would expect in one of the nation's most historic and beautiful cities. Granted, the information is useful, but uneven in quality and thematic coverage, and almost random in presentation. It is not designed to be digested quickly as is the case in most urban "welcome center" plans and designs. Visitors who know the Charleston Visitor Center will know what I mean. Still, if you have the time to wander through this large exhibit and read everything it is certainly worth your time and money, but do not expect a well-structured and complete story. Be sure to take note of the building housing the museum. It is the old Central of Georgia Train Shed, a national historic landmark.

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Reviewed October 31, 2013

We arrived at the Visitors Center shortly after they opened. There was ample parking at this time within a few feet of the front door.The woman at the desk welcomed us and quickly printed the documents we needed to get our day started. We were directed to the trolley immediately outside the building and left within minutes to start our tour. I trust planning ahead made the experience a positive one for us as well as the Visitors Center staff.

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Reviewed October 24, 2013 via mobile

Small, mostly just brochures, staff seemed pleasant but limited in expertise, great place to get parking pass for the city, disappointed that they charged for parking and their welcome film. I am an average traveller but I have never seen a city do that before.

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Reviewed October 24, 2013

Because of the long lines at the counter, we missed the tour bus and had to wait about 30 more minutes for the next one. Seems that for those buying tickets, they could be separated from those who want to spend 'forever' discussing what the town has to offer.

Thank Betty R
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

There may be a few of these located around the city but the one I visited is the one on River St. So it's an excellent location for tourists to pick up brochures and ask questions. Many brochures to choose from, excellent advice and bathrooms to use.

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