Tour Augusta

 

Accommodations

Augusta Inn

712 W. 7th Ave.           316-775-5979
FREE continental breakfast, cable with HBO, FREE local calls, and wireless internet.

Lehrs Motel

212 W. 7th Ave.         316-775-6327
Coffee pots in all rooms, indoor pool and hot-tub, FREE local calls, and cable.

 

Antiques & Specialty Stops

LaBella Flowers & Gifts

507 State St.        316-775-1003 or 1-888-775-1003
E-mail: labella507@sbcglobal.net
Always Beautiful Flowers -- Original hardwood floors and tin ceilings greet you as you meander thru our beautiful award winning shop. The aroma of gourmet coffee will arouse the senses as our unique custom made florals and gifts dazzle you.

 

Dining

Pizza Hut Italian Bistro

718 W. 7th Ave.        316-775-2284
Order Online at: www.pizzahut.com
You'll know something is different from the moment you enter the restaurant. Come in and enjoy our new Sauteed Pastas, Bistro Pizzas and Toasted Sandwiches. And we still have all of your classic Pizza Hut favorites. Lunch Buffet served Sunday-Friday, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm.

Playa Azul Authentic Mexican Restaurant

710 W. 7th Ave.         316-775-6597 or 316-775-6446
Come and join us! We have specials every day! 99cent Margaritas Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. $1.80 Mexican beer on Tuesday. $1.49 Domestic beer on Friday. Open Monday - Thursday 11 to 9:30 pm. Saturday & Friday 11 to 10:30 p.m. Sunday 11 to 8:30 p.m.

Taco Bell

620 W. 7th Ave.        316-775-0400
Think Outside the Bun.

Taco Tico of Augusta

205 W. 7th Ave.         316-775-7901
E:mail: tacotico@sbcglobal.net
Proudly serving Butler County the finest Mexican food since 1975. Dine in. Carry Out or Drive Thru. Please join us for a meal while you're in Butler County. We offer great food at a fair price served by happy employees.

 

Meeting Facilities

Augusta Historic Theatre

523 State Street         316-775-2900 Office or 316-775-3661 Events
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 to 5pm. Call for tours.

 

Museums & Galleries

Augusta Fine Arts Centre & Gallery 527

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

Augusta Historical Museum, Bookstore and Gift Shop

303 State Street         316-775-5655
More than 30 permanent exhibits detail the region's history from the mid 1800s throughout the 1940s. Interesting rotating exhibits include residents' hobbies and collections. The C. N. James Historical Log Cabin is adjacent. Mon-Fri 11am to 3 pm, Sat-Sun 1 pm to 4 pm. FREE

Kansas Museum of Military History

135 S. H wy 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.

 

Festivals & Annual Events

Spring --- Eggs, Teddy Bears and Tea

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. In May, attend the Teddy Bear Picnic on the lawn of the Augusta Public Library or make reservations to attend the Spring Tea at the CN James Log Cabin. For more information call 316-775-6339 or www.chamberofaugusta.org.

June --- Grasshopper Festival

First Friday Evening in June       316-775-4585
GrasshopperFestival
Celebrating the pioneer spirit of Augusta's early settlers to persevere through the 1874 grasshopper invasion, the Grasshopper Festival has grown to include: a barbeque dinner, live music, children's events, working art fair and late night movie. FREE downtown festival, something for everyone in a fun, family-friendly environment.

Summer --- Fests, Fireworks and Fun

City-wide Garage Sales in June, downtown on Saturday mornings Farm & Art Market, 4th of July activities at Garvin Park - sponsored by Ignite Augusta, WFO Car Show downtown Augusta the first Saturday in August. For more information call 316-775-6339 or www.chamberofaugusta.org.

Fall --- Sidewalk Chalk, Heritage and Halloween

Put your artistic skills to work during the annual Sidewalk Chalk Contest in September. Relive the past at the Yesteryear Fair the first Saturday of October and bring the kids downtown for Trick or Treat Street the Saturday before Halloween. For more information call 316-775-6339 or www.chamberofaugusta.org.

October --- Augusta Community Homecoming Fest

Held Annually        316-775-6339
www.chamberofaugusta.org
Reconnect with friends old and new during this week-long community-wide celebration centered around Fall Homecoming. You won't want to miss a thing; Paint the Town Spirit Days, Augusta Idol, Community Tailgate Party & Pep Rally, Parade, Loop the Lake Run and the Orange and Black Bash.

October --- Yesteryear Fair

Held Annually        316-775-5655
303 State Street
E-mail: augustahm@aol.com
Blacksmithing, Wood Carving, Music, Exhibits, Food. Come for a visit back in time.

Winter --- Christmas in Augusta

Enjoy the annual Holiday Home Tour and Holiday Tables, 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, or take a drive through Winter Wonderland - where hundreds of lighted holiday displays create a festive atmosphere in Garvin Park. For more information call 316-775-6339 or www.chamberofaugusta.org.

 

Monuments & Historical Sites

C. N. James Log Cabin

303 State Street        316-775-5655
1868 General Store. First Building in Augusta. Built just after the Civil War of hand-hewn cottonwood logs -- some 14 inches in diameter -- hauled from the nearby Walnut River. Listed on the national Register of Historical Places, it is one of only two pioneer houses in the state of Kansas still on its original site.

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.

 
Recreation

Augusta City Lake & Santa Fe Lake

Augusta City Lake at Washington Lane and Augusta Avenue - sailboating, fishing, and picnicking.
Sante 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.

PlayPark Pointe, Garvin Park and other Augusta Parks

PlayPark Pointe on North 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.

 

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