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A Petersburg Boat ride is the best way to see the beauty of the Augusta Canal.

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Explore Augusta's rich history at the Lucy Craft Laney Museum.

In Augusta Not All Water is a Hazard

*Take a Petersburg Boat ride or canoe Georgia's only National Heritage area, the Augusta Canal.

*Put a kayak in the Savannah River and take on the rapids or watch some of the greatest athletes in rowing at the Annual Head of the South Rowing Regatta.

*Try your hand at sailing or put a boat in the largest man-made lake east of the Mississippi at the J. Strom Thurmond Dam & Lake at Clarks Hill.

*See otters, egrets and alligators in Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, over 1150 acres of wild lands in an urban Nature Park via trails, boardwalks, and observation decks.

There's More Than One Level of Play in Augusta

* Climb aboard the passenger car of a 1914 train and learn about its significance in Augusta History at the Augusta Museum of History. Get a dance lesson from Augusta's own James Brown, the Godfather of Soul and learn about the history of golf in Augusta.

* Walk the halls of the home where President Woodrow Wilson lived as boy and hear how some of his childhood experiences helped shape him as the nation's 28th President.

* Grab a friend and try a game of golf...traditional or disc golf at one of eight disc golf courses in the area.
 
Augusta Legends Found Off the Course

* Visit the site of Ft. Augusta, at St. Paul's Church, where the British founded the second city in Georgia.

* Hear how Loyalists were attacked by Revolutionaries, eventually overcame their attackers and hanged 13 men, one for each of the Colonies, near the existing Ezekiel Harris House Museum.

* Augusta was the only city to build an authorized structure of the Confederacy, the Confederate Powder Works. See the Confederate Powder Works Chimney, the only remaining portion of the historic structure.

* Lucy Craft Laney was born into slavery, but overcame the odds to become an influential educator of African Americans in Augusta. See how her legacy is preserved in her home, which now houses the Lucy Craft Laney Museum dedicated to showcasing this amazing woman's achievements.

* Augusta was the home of the youngest signer of the Declaration of Independence, George Walton, whose farm home you can still visit today. Augusta was also the boyhood home of President Woodrow Wilson and Supreme Court Justice Joseph R. Lamar.

* Augusta is not famous just for golf, it is also known for food. Take a trip to Sconyers BBQ, and savor the unmistakable flavor that former president Jimmy Carter had flown to Washington, D.C. Be sure to stop by Luigi's  a favorite hangout for many of the greats of Masters® Week. Or stop by Very Vera's for a delectable dessert. Try the carrot cake - it beat Bobby Flay's on the Food Network show "Throwdown! with Bobby Flay".

* The Medical College of Georgia was established in 1828 and was the first of its kind. Paine College, a historically African American college, is the only such school founded jointly by the United Methodist Church and the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. Morehouse College, now located in Atlanta, was founded in Augusta at Springfield Baptist Church.