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Address: Front Street, Albany, GA

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Great place to spend your lunch hour.

First off, it's free. What better way to spend a free Friday than getting lunch to go and listening to Ray's hits while munching. Entertaining and great place to people watch also.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 12, 2014
Kewa H
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Albany, Georgia
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Panhandle Florida
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93 reviews 93 reviews
15 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

All 4 of us loved it, including an 8 yr old girl and 12 year old boy. The sculpture is wonderful and really captures the movement of Ray. And his music is playing at just the right level. It's on a gorgeous stretch of the Flint River, so we went down to river edge and walked around, climbed on the... More 

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Marlton, New Jersey
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127 reviews 127 reviews
15 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

The plaza has a great sculpture of Ray with music playing. Ray at the piano rotates periodically for a changing view. Bridge construction in the background is a little distracting and should be gone soon. If you like Ray's music and in the area, the stop is worth it.

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Valdosta, Georgia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Set in a lovely park setting a great tribute to Ray Charles it has him sitting at his piano surrounded by a waterfall, lights and it even plays his music.

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Berlin, Germany
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Albany is a small town, so the statue of Ray Charles at his piano is the major attraction. It rotates.

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Irvington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Stopped here to take family pics after niece graduated from ASU. Scenery was ok but wished I could see it with blooming trees. There was also construction going on close by on a bridge being built that we had to avoid getting in the background of our pics. The statue rotates which was cool, but you don't immediately notice it.... More 

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70 reviews 70 reviews
8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

The city has really done well to preserve the memory of one of music's legends. As the river area rebuilds and cleans up, this is really worth seeing. It's more than just a statue. It's beautiful by the Flint River.

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Albany, Georgia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

One I got a wild hair and decided that I would like to venture across town to observe the effigy of blues musician Ray Charles with which the citizens of my town were encouraged to be fascinated with. I ventured into the downtown area and was frightened for my safety to say the least. It's a very 'urban' environment. I... More 

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Albany, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

First off, it's free. What better way to spend a free Friday than getting lunch to go and listening to Ray's hits while munching. Entertaining and great place to people watch also.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

The Best relaxing and breathtaking vibe to walk and think and give Jesus Christ some of your time AMEN

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Lafayette, Louisiana, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

It was a nice place to visit. The Monument of Ray Charles was beautiful. The area was very pleasant and peaceful. It was the best thing about my trip.

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