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Augusta


Accessible on Highway 54, Augusta offers a historical museum, motels, dining, a historic theater, parks and recreation, antiques and specialty shops, festivals, meeting facilities and other amenities. Augusta has a growing population of just over 9,000.

Chamber of Commerce/Convention and Tourism Bureau
E-mail:augustacoc@sbcglobal.net
316-775-6339
www.visitaugustaks.com

Museums and Galleries

augusta roundabout

Augusta Fine Arts Centre and Gallery

527 State St.
316-775-2900
www.augustahistorictheatre.com
E-mail:augustaarts@sbcglobal.net
Exhibits, Classes, Special Events

Augusta Historical Museum

303 State St.
316-775-5655
augustahistoricalsociety.com
E-mail:info@augustahistoricalsociety.com
Exhibits detailing the region’s history from Indian habitation through the 1950s. Rotating exhibits include residents’ hobbies and collections. You don’t want to miss our annual Yesteryear Fair in October and Spring Tea in May. Visit our blacksmith shop and beautiful native flower garden. Free admission M-F 11-3, Sat-Sun 1-4.

Kansas Museum of Military History

135 S. Hwy. 77
316-775-1425
www.kmmh.org
E-mail:kmmh5053@att.net
Preserving and telling the aviation and military history of Kansas and the United States. 16,500 square feet of display area and 10,000 military artifacts from various wars including the Huey helicopter project.

Recreation

Augusta City Lake and Santa Fe Lake

Augusta City Lake at Washington Lane and Augusta Avenue - sailboating, fishing, and picnicking. Santa Fe Lake located west of Augusta offers a scenic and secluded place for outdoor activities - hiking, biking, fishing, swimming and camping. Fee charged.
Call 316-775-4510 for information and permits.

Augusta Municipal Airport

4800 W. Beech Drive, Suite 1
316-733-1326
Located along Hwy 54/400 between Augusta and Wichita
flyaugustaks.com
E-mail:www.3auairport@pixius.net
Learn to fly! Annual Fly-in, call or email for dates. Local Regional Airport, providing hangars, aircraft maintenance, flight instruction. Jet-A and 100LL Fuel.
Open 7 days a week 7am-7pm Mon.-Sat, 8am-5pm Sun.
Local Hertz Rent-A-Car location on site. For reservations: www.hertz.com

PlayPark Pointe, Garvin Park and other Augusta Parks

augusta play park PlayPark Pointe on N. Ohio Street near Augusta City Lake is a magical community built playground with castles, swings, and slides. It is a wonderful place for youngsters and their families. Garvin Park (Washington Lane and Augusta Ave.) has baseball diamonds, stage, and covered shelters.
Call 316-755-4510 for more information or to reserve shelters.

Monuments and Historical Sites

C.N. James Trading Post

303 State St.
316-775-5655
augustahistoricalsociety.com
E-mail:www.info@augustahistoricalsociety.com
The C.N. James Log Cabin, established in 1868 as a Trading Post. The Trading Post was also home to Augusta’s first Post Office, first school and the first meeting place for two churches. The only log cabin in the State of Kansas that remains in its original location.
FREE ADMISSION:
Open 7 days a week. 11am-3pm Mon-Fri. 1pm-4pm Sat-Sun.
One of the 8 Wonders of Butler County.

Visit Augusta’s Many Historical Sites

C.N. James Log Cabin, Post Office Mural, Augusta Historic Theatre, Augusta Frisco Station, Vietnam War Memorial (Elmwood Cemetery), and Docking Memorial.
For more information call 316-775-6339 or www.chamberofaugusta.org

Entertainment and Meeting Facilities

Augusta Historic Theatre

523 State St. office:
316-775-2900 events: 316-775-3661
www.augustahistorictheatre.com
E-mail:augustaarts@sbcglobal.net
Unique place to hold meetings. Sound system available. Perfect example of the Art Deco elegance and grandeur in the 1920s-1930s. Enjoy low-priced movies, plays and live musical performances in the beautiful historic art deco movie palace, the “architectural centerpiece” of the community. M-F 9am-5pm. Call for tours.
One of the 8 Wonders of Butler County.

Spring—Eggs, Tea and More

In March and April, bring out the kids to hunt Easter Eggs, attend a live Children’s Theatre production or Bugs Bunny Club at the Augusta Historic Theatre.
For more information call 316-775-6339 or www.visitaugustaks.com.
Make reservations to attend the popular Spring Tea at the CN James Log Cabin 316-775-5655. Another Spring event, attend the Women’s Fair in historic downtown Augusta - on the bricks - sponsored by Downtown Augusta Inc. 316-775-4585.

May—Businesses “rocks” Showcase and Band-O-Rama

Augusta High School
316-775-6339
www.visitaugustaks.com
E-mail:augustacoc@sbcglobal.net
A premier business and community expo in conjunction with Augusta High School’s popular Band-O-Rama. The event has a upbeat atmosphere, held in the Augusta High School Commons Area from 5:30-9:00pm.
Come to the FREE family friendly event filled with plenty of networking, food, door prizes and festivities. Check website for date.

Summer—Fests, Fireworks and Fun

City-wide Garage Sales in June,
4th of July activities at Garvin Park.
For more information call 316-775-6339 or www.visitaugustaks.com.

August—First Saturday, WFO Car Show

Beautiful Downtown Augusta. No Pre-Registration 2pm-9pm.
Bring your car - Annual event since 1994.
Questions? call Corky at 316-775-1999 or E-mail:corkyacook@gmail.com.

Fall—Heritage and Halloween

Augusta Community Homecoming Fest and Yesteryear Fair
Held Annually
316-775-6339
Reconnect with friends old and new during this weeklong community-wide celebration centered around Augusta High School’s Football Homecoming. You won’t want to miss a thing: Paint the Town Spirit Days, Community Tailgate Party and Pep Rally, Parade and Loop the Lake Run.
Relive the past at the Yesteryear Fair at the Historical Museum, 303 State Street.
www.augustahistoricalsociety.com
E-mail:info@augustahistoricalsociety.com.
Bikes on the Bricks in October is a motorcycle event sponsored by Downtown Augusta Inc.
HEY - bring the kids and family downtown for Trick or Treat Street and Chili Cookoff the Saturday before Halloween.

Winter—Christmas in Augusta

Watch for Santa in the evening Christmas Parade, attend the theatre’s Christmas Gala, shop late and participate in fun activities in Downtown Augusta on Thursday evenings.
For more information call 316-775-6339 or www.visitaugustaks.com.

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