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Augusta's Riverwalk
This walking guide is designed to enhance your visit to Augusta's historic waterfront by designating points of interest. PLEASE NOTE: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information included. Direct contact should be made with any specific points of interest prior to your visit to confirm hours, tees. etc.
Attractions
1. Augusta-Richmond County Museum. 560 Reynolds Street. The museum's permanent exhibitions include: Augusta's Story, 12,000 years of local history from early Indians through Susan Still's 1997 space shuttle missions, the community's medical history, a restored 1917 steam locomotive and a reconstructed 1930's gas station. Documentaries are shown continuously in the History Theater. Tues. - Sat. 10 am - 5 pm, Sun. 1 pm. -5 pm. (706) 722-8454. 2. The Riverwalk Antique Depot. 505 Reynolds Street. A city block of antiques and collectibles located in an old railroad depot. Open 7 days a week: Mon. - Sat. 10 am - 6 pm. Sun. 1 pm - 6 pm. (706) 724-5648. 3. St. Paul's Episcopal Church. 605 Reynolds Street. Located at the corner of Sixth and Reynolds streets, St. Paul's Church marks the origins of the city of Augusta. Fort Augusta was completed on this site in 1739 and the original St. Paul's Church was built here in 1750. The church yard contains the graves of several notable Americans, including signer of the Constitution, William Few. Tours available by appointment. (706) 724-2485. 4. Oglethorpe Park. Lower level of Riverwalk at Sixth Street. Riverwalk is for families, and Oglethorpe provides recreation for children of all ages. Adjacent to the Southern Railroad Bridge, the park offers a traditional playground experience with teeter totters, jungle gyms and a picnic area. 5. Riverwalk Marina. One Fifth Street. The marina is the only full service stop for boats along the Savannah River between Augusta and Savannah. Sixty-eight slips have full hook-ups and other amenities. The marina also has bathrooms accessible to the public. Grab a sandwich, hot dog or souvenir at the marina store and relax at one of the tables overlooking the Savannah River. For the more adventurous, the marina has pontoon boat and jet ski rentals. (706) 722-1388. 6. The Kathryn S. Paddlewheel. Seventh Street bulkhead. This full-scale model is a replica of the last sternwheeler to operate on the Savannah. 7. Fort Discovery's National Science Center. One Seventh Street. With over 250 interactive exhibits, children of all ages can witness an indoor lightning display, ride a high-wire bicycle and much more. Fort Discovery also includes teacher learning labs, an interactive theater and gift shop. Mon. - Sat. 10 am - 6 pm. and Sun. 12 pm - 6 pm. (706) 821-0200. 8. Eighth Street Plaza. Eighth and Reynold main entrance is enhanced by a combination of landscaping, period lighting and a fountain bursting from century-old bricks. A breach in the 56-foot levee is highlighted by granite markers detailing the height and date of Augusta's most devastating floods. Note the wooden beams adjacent to the breech used to block the river in case of flooding. These beams were most recently used in the 1990 Fall flood. 9. The Historic Cotton Exchange Welcome Center and Museum. 32 Eighth Street. Located at the corner of Eighth and Reynolds streets, this is a great place to begin your Augusta visit. The museum details the importance of the cotton industry to the history of Augusta. The Welcome Center provides information about attractions and activities in town and throughout the state. Mon. - Sat. 9 am - 5 pm, Sun. 1 pm - 5 pm. (706) 724-4067. 10. Takarazuka, Japan's Gift to Augusta. Lower level of Riverwalk between Ninth and Tenth streets. This unique waterfall display is from Augusta's Sister City in Japan. The miniature garden blends with the traditional southern plantings surrounding the park. 11. Jessye Norman Amphitheater. Upper level of Riverwalk at Ninth Street. Named in honor of Augusta native and international opera star, this 1,600-seat facility serves as host to a variety of local, regional and national performances. Reaching out over the Savannah, the amphitheater is handicapped accessible and may be leased through the Riverwalk Special Events Office. (706) 821-1754. 12. Ninth Street Plaza. Riverwalk and Ninth Street. The second phase of Augusta's Riverwalk development, extended to the north, and is anchored by the amphitheater. Ninth Street is the eastern entrance to the Riverfront Conference Center which stretches between Ninth and Tenth streets along the Riverwalk. 13. Heroes' Overlook. Upper level Riverwalk at 10th Street. Dedicated in March 1994, this bulwark is dedicated to the men and women who served in our country's armed forces. Plaques signify Medal of Honor recipients and individual bricks have been dedicated to those who served. 14. Morris Museum of Art. Augusta Riverfront Center, One Tenth Street. The Morris Museum features a permanent collection surveying 200 years of painting in the South, as well as a variety of changing exhibits. Lectures and workshops scheduled weekly. Tues. - Sat. 10 am - 5:30 pm. Sun. 12:30 pm - 5:30 pm. Closed Mondays. (706) 724-7501. 15. National Weather Service Reporting Station. Upper level of Riverwalk and Tenth Street. This informative display is both a data gathering and reporting center. Visitors can leam about current weather conditions instantly while the sophisticated equipment constantly gathers and updates information. 16. Augusta Golf and Gardens, Home of the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame (under-construction). Riverwalk between Tenth and 13th streets. Upon completion, this 17-acre attraction will feature a golf museum, interactive exhibits, a theater, and eight acres of gardens showcasing bronze sculptures of many of golf's great masters. (706) 724-4443.
Restaurants
A Augustino's (706) 722-8900 #2 10th St. at Radisson Riverfront hotel B. Beamie's (706) 724-6593 865 Reynolds Street C. Boll Weevil (706) 722-7772 9th Street Riverwalk D. Cotton Patch (706) 724-4511 8th Street Riverwalk E. On the River Cafe (706) 828-2100 8th Street Riverwalk [Video] F. Gorins Cafe (706) 774-1388 #1 7th Street. Fort Discovery G. King George Pub (706) 722-PUBS #2 8th Street Riverwalk