Kentucky may be best known for its bourbon and thoroughbreds but the Bluegrass State has a wealth of wonders - and none quite as wonderful as the small town of Augusta, Kentucky (pop. 1,163 and counting).
Beautifully situated on the banks of the Ohio River, Augusta has been repeatedly recognized for its historical and cultural significance, as well as its nine miles of unobstructed, outstanding river views. In 2005, Kentucky's most famous historian, the late Dr. Thomas Clark, created a list of Kentucky's Treasures; eleven places of particular historical, cultural, or ecological significance. Among such notable landmarks as Mammoth Cave, Cumberland Gap and Shaker Village, Augusta is the only city included on this list of "must-see" locations in the Bluegrass State.
Sunrise from Augusta's ferry ramp
Whether it's a ride on our Jenny Ann ferry, a trip to the historical Baker-Bird winery, a visit to our many boutique & antique shops, or a sunset stroll down Riverside Drive, immerse yourself in the unique experience that only our charming river town of Augusta, Kentucky can offer.
West Riverside Drive