Augusta, Georgia Attractions

Augusta, Georgia Attractions
Augusta, Georgia, is a picturesque city located along the banks of the Savannah River. Visitors and residents enjoy taking walks almost the Augusta Canal, golfing at the Forest Hills Golf Club and riding the high-wire bike at Fort Discovery. Regardless of where you interests lay, you will be able to find an activity that is just right for you in beautiful Augusta, Georgia.

Augusta Canal

The Augusta Canal is a designated National Heritage Area. This historically-significant landmark was built in 1845 and is still in operation to this day. The Canal receives it's energy by harnessing the power of the Savannah River. Visitors to the canal can explore the mile long towpath by foot, on bike or in a canoe or kayak. The site also features a guided tour aboard a replica canal cargo boat. This one-hour tour runs 12 months a year ensuring that, regardless of the season, visitors to the area can enjoy the beauty and majesty of this Augusta landmark.

Augusta Canal
Augusta Canal Interpretive Center
1450 Greene Street, Suite 400
Augusta GA 30901
(706) 823-0440
augustacanal.com

Forest Hills Golf Club

The Forest Hills Golf Club has a long and varied history. The course is known by most as the site of Bobby Jones' Grand Slam Golf win in 1930, but has historical relevance that predates this famous event. The course's history goes back to the army encampment at the site in World War I. Shortly after the army left the property, it was developed into a golf course by renowned course designer Donald Ross. Now anyone can hit a round at this lush golf course for an economical rate. While proper golf attire is required, a large investment in the game is not. Visitors will be pleased to find that the course features reasonable rates ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to try out this classic golf course.

Forest Hills Golf Club
1500 Comfort Road
Augusta, GA 30909
(706) 733-0001
theforesthillsgolfcourse.com

Fort Discovery

Fort Discovery is a family-friendly museum that allows children to enter the amazing world of scientific discovery. Visitors to this museum can have a hair-raising experience at the static ball, test their bravery by riding the high-wire bike and practice the art of meteorology at the weather center. Children will love the hands-on, playful approach to learning featured at this museum. The friendly and knowledgeable staff is dedicated to helping your child have fun while learning.

Fort Discovery
1 Seventh Street
Augusta, GA 30901-1328
(706) 821-0600
nscdiscovery.org/

The Boyhood Home of President Woodrow Wilson

President Woodrow Wilson is one of Augusta's most famous former residents. Visitors to the area can now tour his boyhood home and see what childhood was like for the 28th president of the United States. The house, which was purchased by the historical society in 1991, has been restored to it's former glory. Now visitors can walk through the rooms and see them just as young president Wilson would have. Visitors will enjoy stepping back into history and getting a picture of what youth was like for an American president.

The Boyhood Home of President Woodrow Wilson
419 Seventh Street
Augusta, GA 30901
(706) 722-9828
wilsonboyhoodhome.org

Article Written By Erin Schreiner

Erin Schreiner is a freelance writer and teacher who holds a bachelor's degree from Bowling Green State University. She has been actively freelancing since 2008. Schreiner previously worked for a London-based freelance firm. Her work appears on eHow, Trails.com and RedEnvelope. She currently teaches writing to middle school students in Ohio and works on her writing craft regularly.

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