* '''Best Western 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, [http://book.bestwestern.com/bestwestern/productInfo.do?propertyCode=20003].
* America's Best Inn65 Whitten Road+1 207 622-3776+1 207 622-3778http://www.bestinnmaine.com
* '''Holiday Inn''', 110 Community Drive, ''+1 207'' 622-4751, [http://www.ichotelsgroup.com/h/d/hi/1/en/hd/augcc].
* Best Western The Senator Inn and Spa284 Western Avenue @ Turnpike 95+1 207 622-5804+1 877 772-2224+1 207 622-8803http://book.bestwestern.com/bestwestern/productInfo.do?propertyCode=20003
Augusta State Airport (Airport Code: AUG). 75 Airport Rd, +1 207 626-2306, . 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.
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.
See, Do, Buy
State Capitol Building, State St, +1 207 287-2301, . 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, . 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, . 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).