Fall in Augusta's River Region is glorious. It's the perfect time to get outside and enjoy the changing foliage or cozy up with a warm cup of coffee and a classic film. Here are 10 things for $10 or less to do in Augusta and the region. You can also check out our Free Things to Do page for more year-round suggestions!
1. Tracing Shadows : Tracing Shadows, with contemporary artworks by Annie Kammerer Butrus and Yuken Teruya, is curated by Shannon Morris for Westobou. Examining the role of art as a means of documenting change, beauty and fragility within the natural world, Morris brings together Birmingham-based painter, Annie Kammerer Butrus, and the imaginative installations by artist, Yuken Teruya, who divides his time between New York and Okinawa to the Westobou Gallery. Exhibit open through November 17. Cost per person: FREE
2. Children's Hike with Storytime : Bring your kids (toddlers to age 8) for a nature hike at Phinizy Swamp Nature Park that is designed especially for them! They will hear a story before they begin their time exploring and experiencing nature first-hand. Spaces are limited, so register early if you can. Cost per person: $2
3. Magic Tree House: Space Mission : Kids will love this interactive show at the Dupont Planetarium based on the Magic Tree House book series. Travel with brother-sister duo, Jack and Annie, in their Magic Tree House as they discover a note that asks them to answer six questions about space. With the help of an astronomer, the Internet, an astronaut, books and the writer of the mysterious note, Jack and Annie go on a wondrous journey of adventure and learning. Cost per person: Adults: $5 / Seniors: $4 / Kids (4K - 12th Grade): $3
4. Fall Foliage Walk : Pack a picnic and head to Savannah Rapids Park for some of the most beautiful fall foliage in Augusta's River Region. Five miles of Towpath (the Augusta Canal's main trail) lead you from the Headgates to Sibley Mill. New to the Canal Trails? Download a Trail Map Here. Cost per person: FREE
5. Holiday Gingerbread Village : Each November, the Augusta Museum of History's rotunda turns into a gingerbread wonderland with ornate gingerbread creations from the best bakeries in Augusta's River Region. Cost per person: FREE
6. Outdoor picnic : Fall in the south is the perfect time for a picnic - try a new spot to mix things up!
7. Last Saturday at the Park : Step into the past and wander through a colonial village at the Living History Park on the last Saturday of each month. In the fall, interpreters dressed in period clothing, give a glimpse of what life was like in the 18th century from 10:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Cost per person: FREE
8. Films on Friday : Grab a coffee and a scone and head over to the Morris Museum of Art to watch classics like "The Heart is a Lonely Hunter" and "All Quiet on the Western Front" Stick around afterwards and discuss the film with other movie buffs. Films screen on the first Friday of each month at Noon. Cost per person: FREE
9. Winchester Museum : Just a short drive to Edgefield, SC, you'll find the Wild Turkey Center & Winchester Museum. There's no better time of year to experience the world's largest turkey call, helicopter simulators and a virtual reality theater. Cost per person: Adults: $5 / Youth: $2 / Children 2 and Under are FREE
10. Putt-Putt : You don't have to have the perfect swing for a friendly round of miniature golf. Or, if the weather is too cool or rainy, battle it out in a game of Laser Tag inside. Cost per person: $6.50 (18 holes or 1 round of laser tag)