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If you are new to Athens, start here! Lots of great information on what can be found in Athens... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Steve P
Great place to go when first arriving in Athens

I went here mostly for brochures of things to do in Athens. They have a LOT of brochures that... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Huey L
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

If you are new to Athens, start here! Lots of great information on what can be found in Athens. Remember to ask someone about all the different "neighborhoods" since folks give directions by referencing these and you'll be lost otherwise ;-)

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AthensWelcomeCenter, Manager at Athens Welcome Center, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

So glad you stopped by the Athens Welcome Center! We hope you enjoyed exploring Athens and thank you for posting feedback. I hope our recently updated visitor map was helpful in navigating Athens.

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Reviewed 10 July 2018

I went here mostly for brochures of things to do in Athens. They have a LOT of brochures that include all of Georgia, and events that I wouldn't have found on the internet. There is a small gift shop with some Georgia/Athens books and other things. The woman working there was very nice and helpful (but not pushy which is great). She let us walk around the visitor center house which is a neat piece of history. The gardens outside are nice too.

Thank Huey L
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Reviewed 3 July 2018

Jeff Clarke was our tour guide and he did an awesome job. He was very knowledgeable of the area and made the whole experience worth it. He kept you interested in learning about history and the area. Even my 14 year old daughter enjoyed it. Thank you!!

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Reviewed 13 June 2018

Free admission. It is a beautiful example of architecture, but it's VERY sparsely decorated. Took about 15 minutes to walk through. I really appreciated their collection of local brochures and that they offer tours, although I didn't end up taking one.

Thank Amanda C
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

went in for some maps the little girl that works in there is in a period dress she is very friendly and very knowledgable about the whole area placed things on the maps for us told us all the places to visit and where to eat and drink around town

Thank Blackcat B
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Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Stop by here to get help on getting around the city of Athens. Parking right beside the location and restrooms if needed.

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AthensWelcomeCenter, Manager at Athens Welcome Center, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2018

So glad that you stopped by and that we could be of service!

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Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Had a bit of trouble finding it but they did have a lot of good information. There is parking but it was a bit of a walk.

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AthensWelcomeCenter, Manager at Athens Welcome Center, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2018

Thank you for stopping by. I am so glad we had the information you needed. I am so sorry that you had trouble finding us and had to walk a bit to get here. To help other readers, we are located on Dougherty Street at the corner of Thomas, with our onsite parking lot accessed from the Thomas Street side.

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Reviewed 15 September 2017

Most visitor centers are bland modern buildings. Athens put theirs in a relocated house from the 1820s. You can visit history while getting modern information from some very nice people. The gentleman that was there when we arrived was very genial and found us information on local attractions, including the breweries. They also have bathrooms and a troop of chipmunks. There are rocking chairs on the back porch if you need a minute of peace.

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Reviewed 12 September 2017

Very knowledgeable, great advic on local restaurants and places to visit on campus. Easy in-easy out.

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Reviewed 21 August 2017

I must give a big shout out to the young woman working here when we visited...she guided us to the most interesting places ever and to places that we would have missed without her guidance..

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AthensWelcomeCenter, Manager at Athens Welcome Center, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

We're so glad you found your special Athens places! We love hearing from you and thank you for taking a moment to share.

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