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==Get in==
 
==Get in==
  
===By Plane===
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===By plane===
 
* '''Augusta State Airport''' ({{IATA|AUG}}), 75 Airport Rd, ''+1 207'' 626-2306, [http://www.ci.augusta.me.us/airport.html]. Small regional airport with regular US Airways Express flights to [[Boston]]'s Logan International Airport. Located about 1/2 mile west/northwest out Western Ave (US-202/ME-17/ME-100/ME-1) from roundabout/rotary nearest the State Capitol.
 
* '''Augusta State Airport''' ({{IATA|AUG}}), 75 Airport Rd, ''+1 207'' 626-2306, [http://www.ci.augusta.me.us/airport.html]. Small regional airport with regular US Airways Express flights to [[Boston]]'s Logan International Airport. Located about 1/2 mile west/northwest out Western Ave (US-202/ME-17/ME-100/ME-1) from roundabout/rotary nearest the State Capitol.
  
===By Car===
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Air charter and private aircraft have access through Maine Instrument Flight, 1-888-643-3597, 123.00 MHz.
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===By car===
 
* '''From [[Portland (Maine)|Portland]]''': take US Interstate I-295 North toward [[Falmouth (Maine)|Falmouth]]; this becomes I-95 North; follow signs for Augusta. Exit at Augusta/Western Ave, and turn right, east, into Augusta; trip is under 60 miles, about one hour total in reasonable traffic.  
 
* '''From [[Portland (Maine)|Portland]]''': take US Interstate I-295 North toward [[Falmouth (Maine)|Falmouth]]; this becomes I-95 North; follow signs for Augusta. Exit at Augusta/Western Ave, and turn right, east, into Augusta; trip is under 60 miles, about one hour total in reasonable traffic.  
 
* '''From [[Bangor (Maine)|Bangor]]''': Take I-95 South to Augusta/Western Ave, and turn left, east, into Augusta; trip is about 80 miles, a bit under 1 1/2 hours in reasonable traffic.
 
* '''From [[Bangor (Maine)|Bangor]]''': Take I-95 South to Augusta/Western Ave, and turn left, east, into Augusta; trip is about 80 miles, a bit under 1 1/2 hours in reasonable traffic.
 
* '''From [[Belfast (Maine)|Belfast]]''': Take Maine State Route 3 South (really west/southwest); trip is about 47 miles, or about one hour in reasonable traffic.
 
* '''From [[Belfast (Maine)|Belfast]]''': Take Maine State Route 3 South (really west/southwest); trip is about 47 miles, or about one hour in reasonable traffic.
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===By bus===
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*'''Concord Coach Lines''', [http://www.concordcoachlines.com]. Service from [[Boston]], [[Portland (Maine)|Portland]], and [[Bangor (Maine)|Bangor]].
  
 
==Get around==
 
==Get around==
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*'''Riverfront Barbeque & Grill''', 300 Water St., 207-622-8899.
 
*'''Riverfront Barbeque & Grill''', 300 Water St., 207-622-8899.
 
   
 
   
*'''Sakura''', 34 Western Ave., 207-623-3100. Good and reasonably priced Japanese restaurant.
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*'''Lisa's Restaurant and Lounge''', 15 Bangor Street., 207-621-0599. Good food, great drinks, American food with Mexican items too! Prime rib, rib eyes, etc.
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*'''All Steak Hamburgers''', Hospital Street.  Extremely good all steak hamburgers for less than $2, hot fries, all the food cooked to order. Very reasonable prices.
  
 
==Drink==
 
==Drink==
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==Sleep==
 
==Sleep==
  
* <sleep name="America's Best Inn" alt="" address="65 Whitten Road" directions="" phone="+1 207 622-3776" email="" fax="+1 207 622-3778" url="http://www.bestinnmaine.com" price=""></sleep>
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* <sleep name="Quality Inn" alt="" address="65 Whitten Road" directions="" phone="+1 207 622-3776" url="http://www.bestinnmaine.com" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax="+1 207 622-3778"></sleep>
  
* <sleep name="Best Western The Senator Inn and Spa" alt="" address="284 Western Avenue @ Turnpike 95" directions="" phone="+1 207 622-5804" email="" tollfree="+1 877 772-2224" fax="+1 207 622-8803" url="http://book.bestwestern.com/bestwestern/productInfo.do?propertyCode=20003" price=""></sleep>
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* <sleep name=" The Senator Inn and Spa" alt="" address="284 Western Avenue @ Turnpike 95" directions="" phone="+1 207 622-5804" email="" tollfree="+1 877 772-2224" fax="+1 207 622-8803" url="http://book.bestwestern.com/bestwestern/productInfo.do?propertyCode=20003" price=""></sleep>
  
* <sleep name="Holiday Inn" alt="" address="110 Community Drive" directions="" phone="+1 207 622-4751" email="" fax="" url="http://www.ichotelsgroup.com/h/d/hi/1/en/hd/augcc" price=""></sleep>
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* <sleep name="Best Western Plus Civic Center Inn" alt="" address="110 Community Drive" directions="" phone="+1 207 622-4751" url="http://www.bestwestern.com/plusciviccenterinn" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax=""></sleep>
  
 
* <sleep name="Motel 6" alt="" address="18 Edison Drive" directions="" phone="+1 207 622-0000" email="" fax="+1 207 622-1048" url="http://www.motel6.com/reservations/motel_detail.asp?MotelId=1270" price=""></sleep>
 
* <sleep name="Motel 6" alt="" address="18 Edison Drive" directions="" phone="+1 207 622-0000" email="" fax="+1 207 622-1048" url="http://www.motel6.com/reservations/motel_detail.asp?MotelId=1270" price=""></sleep>
 
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*<sleep name="Comfort Inn Civic Center" alt="" address="281 Civic Center Dr" directions="" phone="207-623-1000" url="www.comfortinn.com" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long=""></sleep>
*'''Senator Inn & Spa''', 284 Western Avenue, 207-622-5804 or 877-772-2224, [http://www.senatorinn.com/].
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Latest revision as of 15:32, 20 February 2012

Augusta [1] is the state capital of Maine in the United States.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

  • Augusta State Airport (IATA: AUG), 75 Airport Rd, +1 207 626-2306, [2]. Small regional airport with regular US Airways Express flights to Boston's Logan International Airport. Located about 1/2 mile west/northwest out Western Ave (US-202/ME-17/ME-100/ME-1) from roundabout/rotary nearest the State Capitol.

Air charter and private aircraft have access through Maine Instrument Flight, 1-888-643-3597, 123.00 MHz.

By car[edit]

  • From Portland: take US Interstate I-295 North toward Falmouth; this becomes I-95 North; follow signs for Augusta. Exit at Augusta/Western Ave, and turn right, east, into Augusta; trip is under 60 miles, about one hour total in reasonable traffic.
  • From Bangor: Take I-95 South to Augusta/Western Ave, and turn left, east, into Augusta; trip is about 80 miles, a bit under 1 1/2 hours in reasonable traffic.
  • From Belfast: Take Maine State Route 3 South (really west/southwest); trip is about 47 miles, or about one hour in reasonable traffic.

By bus[edit]

Get around[edit]

See[edit][add listing]

  • State Capitol Building, State St, +1 207 287-2301, [4]. The west entrance is open to the public M-F, 8 AM-5 PM. Free guided tours are offered M-F 9 AM-1 PM. Free.
  • Maine State Museum, State House Complex, State St (across the parking lot from the State Capitol Building), +1 207 287-2301, TTY: +1 207 287-6740, [5]. Tu-F 9AM-5PM. Sa 10AM-4PM. Closed Su, Mo, and state holidays. Exhibits focus on Maine-specific: natural history; prehistory and archaeology; natural resources and agricultural and industrial history; working people and manufacturing; and identity. Of particular interest is the reassembled two-story woodworking mill. $2 ($1 for children aged 6-18 and senior citizens aged 62 and over, free for children under 6, $6 family maximum).
  • Old Fort Western, 16 Cony St, +1 207 626-2385, [6]. Hours vary depending on season: Memorial Day weekend to July 3: every day 1-4 PM; July 4-Labor Day: M-F 10 AM-4 PM, Sa, Su 1-4 PM; Labor Day-Columbus Day: Sa, Su 1-4 PM; November-May: first Su of the month only, 1-3 PM. Built in 1754, this is the oldest surviving wooden fort in North America (the main house is original). It is a National Historic Landmark. Near the rebuilt stockade overlooking the Kennebec River is a 1912 marker recording the September 1775 departure from the fort of an expedition under Benedict Arnold for the capture of Quebec. $5 ($4 for seniors aged 55 and over, $3 for children aged 6-16, free for children under 6 and residents of Augusta).

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Several of the popular chain restaurants are available as well.

  • Rebecca's Place, 434 Eastern Avenue, 207-623-8142.
  • Riverfront Barbeque & Grill, 300 Water St., 207-622-8899.
  • Lisa's Restaurant and Lounge, 15 Bangor Street., 207-621-0599. Good food, great drinks, American food with Mexican items too! Prime rib, rib eyes, etc.
  • All Steak Hamburgers, Hospital Street. Extremely good all steak hamburgers for less than $2, hot fries, all the food cooked to order. Very reasonable prices.

Drink[edit][add listing]

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Quality Inn, 65 Whitten Road, +1 207 622-3776 (fax: +1 207 622-3778), [7].  edit
  • The Senator Inn and Spa, 284 Western Avenue @ Turnpike 95, +1 207 622-5804 (toll free: +1 877 772-2224, fax: +1 207 622-8803), [8].  edit
  • Best Western Plus Civic Center Inn, 110 Community Drive, +1 207 622-4751, [9].  edit
  • Motel 6, 18 Edison Drive, +1 207 622-0000 (fax: +1 207 622-1048), [10].  edit
  • Comfort Inn Civic Center, 281 Civic Center Dr, 207-623-1000, [11].  edit

Get out[edit]

Routes through Augusta
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