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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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Irvington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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5 attraction reviews
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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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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
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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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