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Augusta, GA

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Augusta is Georgia's second largest and oldest city. Located along the banks of the Savannah River, the city is centrally located in the “Peach State,” at just two hours from Atlanta and under three hours from both beaches and mountains. Augusta has all the charm of a classic Southern city and offers access to outdoor recreation unlike anywhere else.

Getting Around in Augusta, GA

Because of its sprawling landscape, the best way to get around Augusta is by car. Major roads such as I-520, which circles the city, make it easy to drive around the city. Augusta Public Transit also provides bus service in town and throughout Richmond County. The bus provides access to Augusta’s historic downtown, which is also easily navigable by foot.

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Augusta Canal National Heritage Area

<p>The Augusta Canal National Heritage Area is Augusta&Otilde;s oasis for outdoor recreation, offering opportunities for hiking, biking, canoeing, and kayaking. It's also home to a variety of native plants and animals. Originally built in 1845 as a source of power, water and transportation, the canal remains the only industrial canal in the American South that's still in use. Along the canal are many historic sights, including 19th century textile mills, the Confederate Powder Works site, and two of the state's remaining 18th century homes.</p>

Boyhood Home of President Woodrow Wilson

<p>The Boyhood Home of President Woodrow Wilson is Georgia's oldest Presidential home. Woodrow Wilson and his family lived here during the Civil War and today, it's a national landmark that's open for tours. The house also contains a museum which holds thirteen original pieces of furniture used by Woodrow Wilson and his family, among other historic pieces.</p>