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Athens Welcome Center

280 E Dougherty St, Athens, GA 30601-2611
+1 706-353-1820
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went in for some maps

went in for some maps the little girl that works in there is in a period dress she is very friendly... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2018
Blackcat B
Great help

Stop by here to get help on getting around the city of Athens. Parking right beside the location... read more

Reviewed 28 January 2018
Michael F
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Canton, Georgia
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280 E Dougherty St, Athens, GA 30601-2611
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

went in for some maps the little girl that works in there is in a period dress she is very friendly and very knowledgable about the whole area placed things on the maps for us told us all the places to visit and where to...More

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Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Stop by here to get help on getting around the city of Athens. Parking right beside the location and restrooms if needed.

1  Thank Michael F
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AthensWelcomeCenter, Manager at Athens Welcome Center, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2018

So glad that you stopped by and that we could be of service!

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Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

Had a bit of trouble finding it but they did have a lot of good information. There is parking but it was a bit of a walk.More

1  Thank David W
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AthensWelcomeCenter, Manager at Athens Welcome Center, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2018

Thank you for stopping by. I am so glad we had the information you needed. I am so sorry that you had trouble finding us and had to walk a bit to get here. To help other readers, we are located on Dougherty Street at...More

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Reviewed 15 September 2017

Most visitor centers are bland modern buildings. Athens put theirs in a relocated house from the 1820s. You can visit history while getting modern information from some very nice people. The gentleman that was there when we arrived was very genial and found us information...More

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Reviewed 12 September 2017

Very knowledgeable, great advic on local restaurants and places to visit on campus. Easy in-easy out.

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Reviewed 21 August 2017

I must give a big shout out to the young woman working here when we visited...she guided us to the most interesting places ever and to places that we would have missed without her guidance..

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AthensWelcomeCenter, Manager at Athens Welcome Center, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

We're so glad you found your special Athens places! We love hearing from you and thank you for taking a moment to share.

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Reviewed 10 August 2017

The Athens Welcome Center is a wonderful place to start your exploration of Athens. It is housed in a lovely old home (with a great back porch and rocking chairs), the Church-Waddel-Brumby house circa 1820. We toured the home and learned of its history as...More

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AthensWelcomeCenter, Manager at Athens Welcome Center, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

So glad you had a wonderful experience at our Welcome Center and enjoyed the Heritage Tour too! Please come back to see us next time you are in Athens!

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Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

My wife and I were in the area for the day to see antebellum homes. The lady on duty gave some solid recommendations for walking tours and hooked us up with an excellent guided tour later in the day. Definitely would recommend as a starting...More

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Reviewed 12 May 2017

Nice visitors center with parking in the center of town. Added bonus is the Church-Waddel-Brumby House. Possibly the oldest house in Athens. Sparsely furnished in a Federal Style and well kept.

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Reviewed 10 May 2017

Took this tour while our kids were deciding on college choices. They did a great job of showing us around.

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