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Augusta Canal Discovery Center

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Address: 1450 Greene St, Suite 400, Augusta, GA 30901-5200 (Formerly Augusta Canal Interpretive Center)
Phone Number: +1 706-823-0440
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09:30 - 17:00
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 09:30 - 17:00

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Great place to visit, the boat ride is exiting lots of fun and nature to see. Location is very safe and the kids would enjoy. It located in the downtown area

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 February 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016 via mobile

Great place to visit, the boat ride is exiting lots of fun and nature to see. Location is very safe and the kids would enjoy. It located in the downtown area

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016

The Center was a little tricky to find. We had our National Park Service Passports stamped and then walked up to see the canal. It was a very interesting visit. Unfortunately, we didn't have time to see the film or the center. The lady at the desk could have used some interpersonal skills but other than that, it was a... More 

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Thank yolanda h
Augusta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016

This is a wonderful, educational exhibit. I frequently bring my out of town guests here before we embark on a canal tour.

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Thank Islandgina1232
Augusta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

The Augusta Canal Interpretive Center at Enterprise Mill is a very interesting place. It was interesting and everyone that I was accompanying me enjoyed the experience. The Canal tour was great, too.

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Thank DrDavev
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

The Augusta canal is like a little oasis. I went through the museum at the Old Cotton Mill and visited the little gift shop. It was refreshing , as Augusta does not have a great deal of culture. I also took a boat ride on the canal where I was impressed by the tour guides and the wealth of information.... More 

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Thank Jeane F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

Come early if you are taking the Canal cruise and browse thru the museum. Lots of interesting facts and several well done exhibits. It does not require a lot of time, but it makes you appreciate the cruise more.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

Brought my elderly grandmother, and my parents and aunt from out of town. They thoroughly enjoyed the interpretive center, learning the history of our area and seeing inside the waterworks system. We went on the canal tour, which was relaxing, informative, and overall enjoyable. Those in my group with disabilities had trouble with the stairs to the boat, as there... More 

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Thank ElisabethAnne14
Lilburn, GA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2015

The interpretative museum is important background information for the tour of the canal by Petersburg boat. Augusta's Canal was the basis for its pre-Civil war prosperity and the industrial boom, based on textiles, which followed enlargement of the Canal in 1875. The Canal is also one reason (and Augusta's relatively isolated location another) that the Confederate government established the Confederate... More 

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Thank Steve W
Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015

The city was failing until a visionary decided to create a canal to revitalize the economy. The only canal in the south built to create textiles to rival those in the north. Fascinating exhibit in an old mill showing artifacts and exhibits about the canal and the mills. Very interactive displays which showed the life of the people who worked... More 

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Augusta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

Great to learn about the industrial history of the city of Augusta. The displays are very well done. Be sure to include a boat ride on the canal

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