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Ray Charles Plaza

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Address: Front Street, Albany, GA

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Beautiful Tribute

Beautiful, serene setting. Lovely tribute statue to Ray Charles plays his music. Very much enjoyed this park.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
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Colquitt, Georgia
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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Albany, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Ray Charles is moving. Very slowly, he rotates as he sings. The Plaza is well maintained and don't forget to note the piano keys that are the steps. Artfully designed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

It was beautiful.!!! & the music was so peaceful & relaxing. The park was very clean & kept very neat! Me & my fiancé had an amazing time!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Beautiful, serene setting. Lovely tribute statue to Ray Charles plays his music. Very much enjoyed this park.

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Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

How appropriate that a statue of a vision impaired artist would play his music, --so it's visual and audible. It was very cool to see and the people out enjoying the park were friendly. Some motorcyclists drove up and excitedly took pictures. It was a fun experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Located in downtown Albany, along a sparse river front near a quiet, but improving downtown is a Nice Memorial to the late Ray Charles, whom was born to a share cropper single mom in Albany, GA. Ray did not spend long there before they returned to Florida, but Ray has been loyal to Albany, including donating millions to the community... More 

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ALBANY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Great place to sit and play and sing with an acoustic guitar. No doubt an audience will show up. Even had a group of children off a bus on a field trip join in for some sing alongside.

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Leesburg, Georgia, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This park is nice when it is during the day on a weekday. Events held here draw a bad, dangerous group of people. The walk path is better ridden on a bike but there are still some dangers there from people. Do not come in the summertime as that is the most dangerous time. We have warm weather more than... More 

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Cleveland, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The central feature is a statue of Ray Charles in a fountain. The ensemble rotates as some of his hit music plays softly in the background. The park is right along the river, which can be accessed for exploration. I enjoyed myself.

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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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Address: Address: Front Street, Albany, GA
Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Albany

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