Rainy days in Augusta's River Region are some of our favorite. They make us want to sit down with a good book from the Book Tavern and a coffee or some comfort food and relax. We also love spending the day wandering through the art galleries and historic homes and museums around the city. Take advantage of the wet weather exploring indoors at these 10 rainy day refuges.
1. Airstrike : The entire family will love this indoor Trampoline Park - with everything from a Foam Pit to a Rope Forest. It's great for families looking to get out of the house and blow off a little steam.
2. Active Climbing Indoor Rock Climbing : Adventurous families will love climbing the rock walls or trying the salmon ladder, warped wall, cliffhanger and jumping spider in the Ninja Center.
3. Morris Museum of Art : The Morris' exhibitions range from Folk Art in the South, pulled from the museum's permanent collection, to Visual Improvisations: Sculpture by Greg Carter.
4. Westobou Gallery : The Westobou Gallery offers curated exhibitions by national, regional and local artists. It's a great place to discover emerging and mid-career contemporary and experimental artists' exhibits like Jowvita Wyszomirska's Unseen Patterns.
5. Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art : Art and architecture lovers alike will appreciate the modern contemporary art displayed within Ware's Folley - a distinguished and historic home built in 1818 that is considered to be one of the finest examples of Federal Style architecture in the United States.
6. 600 Broad : The newest gallery in downtown Augusta offers exhibitions ranging from curated local galleries to award winning regional artists. The current exhibition, Nature's Essence - Photographs of David Foster, is presented as part of the Augusta Photography Festival.
7. Boyhood Home of President Woodrow Wilson : Tour the home where President Woodrow Wilson lived through the Civil War and hear about his experiences in Augusta that helped shape his career and presidency.
What a great day to visit the Boyhood Home of President Woodrow Wilson, a National Historic Landmark! On August 25, 1916 the National Park Service was established when Wilson signed the Organic Act. Come learn more about Wilson's life leading up to the White House. Happy 100th Anniversary to the National Park Service! @nationalhistoriclandmarknps @goparks
8. Augusta Museum of History : As the second oldest city in Georgia, Augusta's history runs deep. Discover the stories of our past that molded the city, golf traditions, local legends and musical icon - The Godfather of Soul, Mr. James Brown.
9. Augusta Canal Discovery Center : Located in a former textile mill, the Canal Discovery Center tells the story of industrial revolution in the American South and how Augusta used its waterways to reinvent the city and define our destiny.
10. Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History : This museum highlights Augusta's rich Black Heritage by sharing the stories of the African American's who forged their way into history and left a mark on our city.