Augusta Tourism

Augusta–Richmond County US /ə.ˈɡʌs.tə/ is a consolidated city-county on the central eastern border of the U.S. state of Georgia, and located at the fall line of the Savannah River, at the head of its navigable portion. It is in the piedmont section of the state. The city was named after Princess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha (1719–1772). According to 2012 US Census estimates, the Augusta–Richmond County population was 197,872, not counting the unconsolidated cities of Hephzibah and Blythe. Augusta is the principal city of the Augusta–Richmond County Metropolitan Statistical Area, which as of 2012 had an estimated population of 580,270, making it the third-largest city and the second-largest metro area in the state after Atlanta. It is the 116th-largest city in the United States. Internationally, Augusta is best known for hosting The Masters golf tournament each spring.


Augusta is the principal city of the Augusta–Richmond County in the state of Georgia and is located along the Savannah River. Augusta hosts the Masters Golf Tournament every year in April. Tourists visiting Augusta can visit its many old buildings and landmarks. Some of them are The Boyhood Home of President Woodrow Wilson, Augusta Museum of History, Springfield Baptist Church, Morris Museum of Art, Lamar Building, Old Government House, Old Medical College of Georgia. Visitors can also visit the Butt Memorial Bridge, Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, and Mockingbird Hill. Fun things to go in Augusta include walking down the August Riverwalk, listening to some music at Garden City Candlelight Jazz and Augusta Symphony Orchestra, and watching plays at Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre and Augusta Players.

Home to the very reputed University of Maine at Augusta, Augusta tourism is full of quaint outdoors. Discovered in the 16th century, this city today boasts of incredible outdoors, given its proximity to the Kennebec River. It has a significant fur trading history, owing to an Indian past. On the attractions front, outdoors dominate the space. The Old Fort Western which is the oldest surviving wooden fort in North America is of prime importance. This attraction also happened to be a National Historic Landmark. Then the State Capitol Building with its striking architecture is worth a visit. Free guided tours are offered of this attraction on weekdays. Throwing light on Augusta’s rich history is the Maine State Museum with items of archaeology, natural history and agricultural and industrial history. There are some great spas to that you can resort to after a day out!

  • Know the pollution level of Augusta before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 15.91 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 25 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 3.57 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 8.33 (Very Low)
  • How safe is Augusta for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Augusta.

    • Burglary and Theft 40 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 35 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 45 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 52.5 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 42.5 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 47.5 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 37.5 (Low)
    • Drug offense 57.5 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 55 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 27.5 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 40 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 36.11 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 60 (High)
    • Safety Index 50.13 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 89.28 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 14.49 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 31.67 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 81.25 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 1.08 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Augusta

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.01 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11.5 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 39.71 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 78.8 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 45 USD

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