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Ray Charles Plaza

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Address: Front Street, Albany, GA
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The plaza was nice and surrounding walk ways leading down to the river walk was very nice. There was also a plaque giving a little information about Mr. Charles. While standing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
James O
Powell, Tennessee
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ALBANY, United States
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92 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed the breeze. I grabbed a swing as watched the teens take self-esteem with Ray. The statue slowly turns and the colors change. Soft ray Charles music play in the background. The seats are a piano with keys it is very creative. Nice area to have a picnic and enjoy family or couple time. Nice walking area by... More 

Thank Tomeka D
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

Went downtown with a couple friends of mine we went to the Ray Charles Plaza I really enjoyed sitting out there its kinda like a big old piano keyboard. Very clean around the park. Enjoy listening to the music that was playing we SAT around and talked had lunch that we have brought with us very nice afternoon. One of... More 

1 Thank Betty J
Abbeville, Alabama, United States
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

this is a great place to see was a great addition to the river front in albany . and is great to see and hear at night lights and sound all in one . all the music of ray charlies play all the time with lights to match .one great place to catch if your in albany ga

Thank Tracy T
Powell, Tennessee
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

The plaza was nice and surrounding walk ways leading down to the river walk was very nice. There was also a plaque giving a little information about Mr. Charles. While standing there one of his songs was played from the plaque stand.

Thank James O
Albany, Georgia
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10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Very Nice Place, to take a walk in the park & relax, & a playground for the kids. You can take a walk on the trail near the river.

Thank GaGirlLivinInAFLWrld
Deltona, United States
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The area in and around the plaza was not kept up the way I would have expected it. Does not look like pictures.

Thank Richelle R
Cocoa, Florida
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46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Aside from the heat the plaza was a gorgeous site. A must-see! There are giant piano keys, musical notes, and swings to enjoy. Pictures are lovely here. There is construction going on, but don't mind the dust.

Thank Jackie L
Fort Myers, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I take music themed trips, so when we heard of the Ray Charles Plaza, we knew we had to go. Albany is a growing city and there is a lot of road construction, so gps had outdated information, which caused a lot of confusion. Regardless, we eventually arrived and found Riverfront park and let me assure you,... More 

Thank HMSinFM
Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The Ray Charles Plaza was really nice! It had his music playing and many little tiles around to resemble piano keys. It also had a cute water fountain. The park is beautiful. It has several swings for kids and adults. I saw several people having a picnic. It's a great tribute to Ray Charles. Very peaceful and nice place to... More 

Thank dwill1908
Colquitt, Georgia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

As a native Georgian I have always loved the music of Ray Charles, especially Georgia on my Mind. After I saw the movie depicting his life I admired him even more. I was thrilled when Albany, GA, developed this beautiful riverfront park in his memory. My teen age Grand daughter was visiting from MA. and she was intrigued with the... More 

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