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Old 08-20-2008, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Martinez, GA
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Old 08-20-2008, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Martinez, GA
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Major Downtown Attractions and Events
Attractions
Annual Attendance
Augusta Canal Interpretive Center & Petersburg Boats
30,000
Augusta Museum of History
45,000
Georgia Golf Hall of Fame
150,000
Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art
15,000
Fort Discovery/National Science Center
175,000
Lucy Craft Lane Museum of Black History
8,000
Morris Museum of Art
32,000


Events
Arts in the Hearts
50,000
Augusta Futurity
50,000
First Friday
120,000
National Barrel Horse Association World Championships
35,000
Saturday Market on Broad
16,000
Southern Nationals Drag Boat Races
25,000

Visitors should definitely come to the first friday september 5th. It will be a great event with lots of fun and entertainment.

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Old 08-20-2008, 11:27 PM
 
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That's a bit odd.. the numbers for the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame.. they must be counting the people that watch the fireworks from there on July 4th. That place is dead. The gardens have been closed for over a year now and the Hall of fame was never built.
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Old 08-21-2008, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Martinez, GA
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That's a bit odd.. the numbers for the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame.. they must be counting the people that watch the fireworks from there on July 4th. That place is dead. The gardens have been closed for over a year now and the Hall of fame was never built.
Do you even live in the Augusta area? I go to the riverwalk and the gardens about twice a month. Usually on a saturday to go read a book and watch the waterfalls. The garden's have been open for a long time now. I don't no where you get the place is closed. I see several people walking around or just enjoying the gardens. Everytime I go to the downtown area.
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Old 08-21-2008, 01:31 PM
 
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The governor withdrew funding for the gardens and they have closed as the Golf and Gardens (anyone who lives in Augusta knows this).. the city is apparantly still watering the plants and ppl have access to them.. but many of the plants died during the limbo period.. and there is NO Golf all of fame...the thing was never built.. so how can you come up with accurate attendance figures for what is essentially just a public park? Unless its the 4th of July... the golf and gardens is virtually devoid of ppl.. there was talk of turning it into a Sunday dog park. that plan was nixed by the commission. So far there is no clear direction or use for the property, unless the stadium is built there.. that is the idea anyway. This place is a prime example of government pork barrel waste. The state taxpayers were bilked out of $20 million and got a brick wall and no golf hall of fame building.
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Old 08-21-2008, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Martinez, GA
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The governor withdrew funding for the gardens and they have closed as the Golf and Gardens (anyone who lives in Augusta knows this).. the city is apparantly still watering the plants and ppl have access to them.. but many of the plants died during the limbo period.. and there is NO Golf all of fame...the thing was never built.. so how can you come up with accurate attendance figures for what is essentially just a public park? Unless its the 4th of July... the golf and gardens is virtually devoid of ppl.. there was talk of turning it into a Sunday dog park. that plan was nixed by the commission. So far there is no clear direction or use for the property, unless the stadium is built there.. that is the idea anyway. This place is a prime example of government pork barrel waste. The state taxpayers were bilked out of $20 million and got a brick wall and no golf hall of fame building.


After reading your post about augusta on here. I understand you are extremely biased against the city. But 5 seconds earlier you just the garden's were closed. And have been for over a year. When it has been open downtown for a long time now. Now you say 5 seconds later. The city still allows access to the people. I have never heard of something being closed. Which allows people access to it. Anybody who live's in augusta would never say the garden's have been closed for over a year now. When its been open ever since. Anybody who lives in augusta would know this already. I go on saturdays to clear my mind sometimes. There are always alot of people walking around the garden's
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Old 08-21-2008, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Martinez, GA
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That's a bit odd.. the numbers for the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame.. they must be counting the people that watch the fireworks from there on July 4th. That place is dead. The gardens have been closed for over a year now and the Hall of fame was never built.
Your exact words.

Here is article from a person who just visited the gardens in april 2008. And is planning on returning in august to visit again. I visit about twice a month myself. Pictures are included

The Augusta Georgia Botanical Gardens by Amy C. augusta ga ...
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Old 08-22-2008, 07:17 AM
 
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It might still be turned into a dog park. That idea hasn't completely died yet.
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Old 08-22-2008, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Martinez, GA
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Augusta downtown so fresh and so clean.

Funding for the program comes from the Business Improvement District, which includes 30 downtown blocks, she said. The property owners in that area pay an additional tax assessment to fund the cleanup and safety services. The service costs $370,000 a year; the assessment will bring in about $400,000 annually, she said.

CADI teams proud of cleaner downtown

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Old 08-23-2008, 01:55 AM
 
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It might still be turned into a dog park. That idea hasn't completely died yet.
Well I am all for a dog park.. but that isn't exactly the best location for one.
The thing I thought was strange was how certain commissioners were just downtright hostile to the idea of dog park, regardless of where it was located in the city. If a new ballpark is indeed built then the empty golf and gardens site is the best location for it. It's just too bad that $20 million in state tax dollars had to be wasted on that white elephant.. There meeds to be a serious investigation on where all of the money went. It just doesn't add up.
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