Columbus MuseumSince 1953, the Columbus Museum has been a free community resource dedicated to collecting and preserving art for generations to come. Recently acquired collections include drawings by Whistler and Homer, while longstanding exhibits include artifacts from the Radical Reconstruction era as well as 18th- and 19th-century American drawings. With regularly changing exhibits, a trip to this museum is never dull.
The Columbus Museum
1251 Wynnton Road
Columbus, GA 31906
State Botanical Garden of GeorgiaGeorgia visitors and residents can explore horticulture for free at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia at the University of Georgia. Gardens include herbs, native flora and garden art such as bronze sculptures and fountains. The space includes approximately 5 miles of nature trails where hikers can spot wildlife and do some birdwatching. Admission is free.
The State Botanical Garden of Georgia
2450 South Milledge Avenue
Athens, GA 30605
The King Center and Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic SiteThose in Atlanta can visit the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site to see where King was born and the surrounding historic Sweet Auburn Area. You can take a guided tour of Martin Luther King Jr.'s home at no charge. Registration for the tour is in person at the National Park Service Visitor Center and reservations cannot be made in advance. At the nearby King Center, you can tour Freedom Hall, the Eternal Flame and Dr. King's Crypt. Admission is free.
National Park Service Visitors Center
450 Auburn Avenue, Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30312
Sacred Heart Cultural CenterAugusta's Sacred Heart Cultural Center's art exhibits and special events and garden festivals are free educational entertainment for all ages. Themes of the center's monthly speaker series, choral concerts, silent movies and other educational presentations are constantly changing, making a visit to the center a fresh and exciting experience for repeat visitors. Self-guided and guided tours are available. Admission is free.
Sacred Heart Cultural Center
1301 Greene Street
Augusta, GA 30901