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Ray Charles Plaza

Front Street, Albany, GA
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Ranked #2 of 12 Attractions in Albany
Type: Parks, Outdoors
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Albany, Georgia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

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 via mobile

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 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

It is a nice place to relax, especially if you have just come off the river trail.There is music via hidden speakers. It is a little bit more seclded and intimate than the nearby turtle park. There are plenty of trees and places to sit.

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Crawfordville, Florida
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

The park is well maintained and love the layed back quaintness of it. We always enjoy ourselves. Great walk after the Riverquarium

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Dothan, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This place blew my mind. There is a statue of Ray Charles sitting at a piano, on top of a fountain, that continuously plays (but of course) Ray Charles Hits. There are swings and endless amounts of benches all throughout the park. This park also sits on the river and provides excellent views. Very peaceful place.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The Ray Charles Plaza is absolutely beautiful. So much attention to detail. The monument/waterfall is a bronzed masterpiece. It rotates! The brickwork and seating areas are musical notes. The area around the waterfall resembles piano keys. There is Ray Charles music amplified throughout the park. It faces the river. Just beautiful! Loved it!

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Wichita, Kansas
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

My daughter & I geocached our way around town and stopped here. A very pretty place, sculpture & fountains are well done for a small town. Worth a stop for sure, explore & take pictures. BTW we did not find the geocache located here, later when we stopped at the welcome center and staff told us it had been stolen.... More

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Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

A statue of Brother Ray, right on Front Street. Having seen Ray perform live on several occasions, the artist absolutely captured his presence and style. Couple that with good recordings of his music being played through a good sound system makes this a must see in Albany!

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