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Athens Welcome Center

280 E Dougherty St, Athens, GA 30601-2611
+1 706-353-1820
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A bit hard to find

Had a bit of trouble finding it but they did have a lot of good information. There is parking but... read more

Reviewed 2 December 2017
David W
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Savannah, Georgia
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Unusual visitor's center, not to be missed.

Most visitor centers are bland modern buildings. Athens put theirs in a relocated house from the... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2017
iwanderafar
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Central Florida, Florida
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280 E Dougherty St, Athens, GA 30601-2611
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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.

Thank David W
Reviewed 14 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.

Thank Jon H
Reviewed 20 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.

Reviewed 9 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

Thank carolynn762
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!

Reviewed 17 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

Thank mtsar6
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.

Thank cordyroy
Reviewed 9 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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Reviewed 19 April 2017

Stopped by for Athens information as well as the Heritage Tour. Warm friendly greeting. Easily assisted us in the purchase of the tour tickets which included a tour of the oldest house in Athens ( now the Welcome Center), then continued on a mini-bus for...More

Thank Melissa W
Reviewed 18 March 2017

The Welcome Center is actually the Church-Waddel-Brumby house circa 1820. It is a beautiful little house that was moved from its original site, saved from demolition. The information I received was great.....it included a street with original cobblestones, very charming neighborhoods with wonderfully old Greek...More

Thank Sharon L
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