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Ray Charles Plaza

Front Street, Albany, GA
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Ranked #1 of 11 Attractions in Albany
Type: Parks
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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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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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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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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Salt Springs, Florida
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119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Right on the river nice area to walk in not many shops or places to eat but worth a stop check out the welcome center worth a stop

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Saint Robert, Missouri
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I enjoy walking in this park and along the river. They have bench swings good for couples and the Ray Charles monument plays music.

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Fort Pierce, Florida, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We were told not to go here, even during the day because it is too dangerous, It seemed like a nice park, on Memorial Day vandals had damaged the Veterans Park just down the road from here.

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Valdosta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Many years have been spent on constructing this park. It's wide open spaces give people lots of room to have picnics and activities. The river walk is nice and relaxing. Beautiful area on the river. The original Bridge House is still in place. The Riverquarium is next to the park and educational.

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