Top 10 Things to do in Augusta, United States

February 14, 2018 Kandra Bartel

Augusta–Richmond County US: /əˈɡʌstə/ is a consolidated city-county on the central eastern border of the U.S. state of Georgia, and located on the Savannah River, at the head of its navigable portion. It is in the Piedmont section of the state. The Augusta metro area is situated in both Georgia and South Carolina, which is divided by the Savannah River. Augusta's warm climate made it a major resort town of the Eastern United States in the early and mid-20th century.
Restaurants in Augusta

1. Brick Pond Park

88 Georgia Avenue, (Just Below Municipal Center), North Augusta, SC 29841
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4.5 based on 90 reviews

Brick Pond Park

Brick Pond Park is a forty acre restored wetland and wildlife habitat located in the heart of the City of North Augusta along the Savannah River front. The park trails are easy and allow visitors to travel through shaded forested wetlands, along open sunny paths, or to comfortable seating to stop, relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of the varied wildlife that live within or visits the park. The park is part of the North Augusta Greeneway Trail network where you can walk or bike along the Savannah River banks or travel through the hills and valleys across the City of North Augusta for over twelve miles. Brick Pond Park is a free public park open from dawn till dusk every day. Feeding wild animals at Brick Pond Park is against the law and is strictly enforced. Alligators are naturally present within the park so please closely supervise children at all times and dogs must be leashed and not allowed in the water. Parking is provided at the North Augusta Municipal Center, the North Augusta Greeneway Trail Entrance off Riverside Boulevard or within the Park at two designated parking areas off of Railroad Avenue.

Reviewed By Steve K - Edisto Island, South Carolina

Well kept park with nice trails and water to observe wildlife. Easy to access with free parking. Bring you camera since you can normally see ducks, grebes, geese, herons, egrets and other assorted wildlife. Great green space close to the Savannah River. Old pottery making machinery is located under the 13th Street bridge.

2. Masters

2604 Washington Rd, Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, GA 30904-5902
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5 based on 121 reviews

Masters

Nothing quite feels like the opening of the spring season like when the worlds top professional golfers head to the prestigious Augusta National Golf Club to compete in the Masters Tournament. As an attendee to the annual event you can watch these athletes compete against one another on arguably the most beautifully designed yet challenging gold courses in the world. If you want to be a spectator, tickets are extremely difficult to find, however you may have more luck trying to get into the events practice rounds, which require you to enter a lottery nearly a year before the event is actually held.

Reviewed By DMJA21 - Fishers, Indiana

My son and I were here for the final round. Experiencing the Masters has been a life long bucket list item of mine, and having done it, I must say it exceeded my expectations in every regard. And it wasn’t just the condition of the course (which was much hillier than you can imagine from watching on TV) or the exciting/highly competitive final round that we witnessed, it was so much more: the friendliness and helpfulness of every staff member and volunteer, the well thought out and executed methods for getting the patrons into, around and out of the site, the extraordinary viewing areas on the course and in the practice areas, the low prices for refreshments and well placed concession stands, free parking and free professional photos of patrons posing in front of the iconic clubhouse, the thundering roar of the crowd, et al. My son remarked that it reminded him a lot of Disney World. I responded back “Except this is real”. Incredible!!!

3. Sacred Heart Cultural Center

1301 Greene St, Augusta, GA 30901-1031 +1 706-826-4700
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4.5 based on 122 reviews

Sacred Heart Cultural Center

Reviewed By davidpS7730SF

This former Catholic church, now restored, has beautiful stained glass windows of various saints and numerous wonderful, old statues to view and reflect upon in this serene building.

4. North Augusta Greenway Trail

Riverview Park, North Augusta, SC 29841
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5 based on 26 reviews

North Augusta Greenway Trail

Reviewed By Jim B - North Augusta

I have been riding the Greeneway with some regularity for 20 years, the last 10 of which with my first grandson. In the beginning, my riding was straight forward road bike riding. With my grandson it started with a bike trailer, then half-wheeler or tag-a-long as some call it. My story is one of riding alone then with friends to family. There is no better place to do all this and with time it only gets better. North Augusta gets it when it comes to recreation. I remember then mayor Tom Greene speaking to our management club at work in the late 1980s and introducing the plans for a greenway and gymnasium/park complex linked. It sounded great but so many things like that never materialize. Here it did and like I️ said it only gets better. Take a trip and see for yourself.

5. Augusta Museum of History

560 Reynolds St, Augusta, GA 30901-1430 +1 706-722-8454
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4.5 based on 235 reviews

Augusta Museum of History

Reviewed By CobbCoGA - Marietta, Georgia

This was a lovely museum, with a little smattering of everything related to local and national history. The largest exhibits were related to early Augusta history, golf, James Brown, and the railroad. There was an extensive James Brown collection, as grew up in the area. (As an aside, Augusta also named a street after him and erected a statue in his honor.) The museum also had items I used as a child/teen set up as an historic display, and that felt a little weird, but I especially enjoyed the Pac-Man phone. There was also an exhibit on Fire/Police and medical advances, as well as little curiosities throughout. A gift shop and visitor’s center with information is on the ground floor. Parking is easy and free. Overall, this is a very good museum, great for a stop if you are driving through the area.

6. Riverfront Antique Mall

5979 Jefferson Davis Hwy, North Augusta, SC 29841-4173 +1 803-279-0900
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4.5 based on 21 reviews

Riverfront Antique Mall

Reviewed By ted2401 - North Augusta, South Carolina

A place to see and buy all kinds of interesting items--from furniture pieces to home decor. Great variety. You can spend hours ambling through the many vendor booths inside. Climate conditioned and a cafe for refreshment--what better way to spend a leisurely morning or afternoon?

7. Savannah Rapids Visitor Center

3300 Evans To Locks Rd, Augusta, GA 30907-4903 +1 706-868-3373
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4.5 based on 183 reviews

Savannah Rapids Visitor Center

Reviewed By cbwms - AGS

The Savannah Rapids are a sight to behold... not only is there a bridge crossing over the beginnings of the Augusta Canal, but there is an entire stretch of the Savannah River that passes over a barrier and forms whitewater foam. On low flow days you can see more of the rock shelves in the Savannah River, there's usually some form of wildlife to be seen, wether Canada geese, ducks, herons or turtles. You can stroll, walk, run or bike the Canal Trail all the way to downtown Augusta, if you wish, or bring a picnic basket and find a lovely spot by the river. This is certainly one of the most picturesque places (and one of my favorites) in Augusta.
The Pavillion (event center) is available to rent and I've had the pleasure of attending several well orchestrated functions there, it's a beautiful building with very nice facilities.

8. Augusta Canal Discovery Center

1450 Greene St, Suite 400, Augusta, GA 30901-5200 +1 706-823-0440
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4.5 based on 236 reviews

Augusta Canal Discovery Center

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 By davidpS7730SF

You should take the canal tour along with visiting the museum. This is a "must" visit for history buffs - especially for newcomers to the south.So glad you found the boat tour interesting. I'll pass your kind comment on to our tour staff.

9. Living History Park

299 W. Spring Grove Avenue in North Augusta, South Carolina., North Augusta, SC
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4 based on 36 reviews

Living History Park

Reviewed By zeekgas - Denver, North Carolina

This was a really cool park smack dab in the middle of a development. We were here on a Sunday morning and every building was locked up tight with modern day locks. But you can look in windows and see a school house, an apothecary, complete with period glass medicinal bottles, a garden with herbal remedies growing, a blacksmith, stables, homes, schools, grist mill with water wheel moving. And water is the theme of life here, it's flowing throughout the village. Lovely gardens and quiet areas abound. Well worth the visit.

10. River Golf Club

307 Riverside Blvd, North Augusta, SC 29841-4199 +1 803-202-0110
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4.5 based on 19 reviews

River Golf Club

Reviewed By AndreasR34U - Krefeld, Germany

Normally I do not rate golf courses. They can be challenging, they can be with great views, they can be boring, but all depends on the abilities and skills of each other.
But on this course you have some really challenging tee-offs. 180-230 yards over water, deep grass, or bushes should be mentioned, so if you want to play this beautiful course right next to the river, you should know this.
Additional comment: grass is brown in March.

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