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Riverfront Plaza

Address: River Street, Between Abercorn and Barnard Streets, Savannah, GA
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Ranked #84 of 199 things to do in Savannah
Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: This nine-block pedestrian plaza is located on the former grounds of the city's cotton exchange.
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Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: This nine-block pedestrian plaza is located on the former grounds of the city's cotton exchange.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

There was always something to catch your attention, whether it was the beautiful river with the bridge, the ships, statue of the waving girl, sidewalks made of rocks, shells and uneven stairs. Even the people you encounter are a sight, with so many skilled artists in painting, weaving baskets or making flowers out of palm leaves. Also a lot of... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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68 reviews 68 reviews
24 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We visited Savannah during the "off season" in December, but everything was open and there were lots of people along the riverfront and plaza. We had to step off the sidewalk often to make our way as they are narrow and crowed in places. This was not a hardship though as most of the traffic is streetcars, trolleys, etc. There... More 

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Elizabethtown, Kentucky
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189 reviews 189 reviews
77 attraction reviews
2,685 helpful votes 2,685 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The riverfront parks in cities closer to me have nothing on Savannah's! Loved all the statues and monuments. And the historic/informative signs that told about the river, the street, the buildings, etc. Plenty of places to sit and relax. Even a couple of spots for kids to play. Absolutely a ton of "Kodak Moment" spots. More parking would be nice,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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312 reviews 312 reviews
195 attraction reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

The walk along the river is beautiful at night, sadly we were only here one night and had no time to enjoy the area during the day. However at night it is really full of life with tourists and locals mingling to enjoy the fresh evening air. There are plenty of eateries and bars to keep you busy, and many... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I love walking through the riverfront. At night you'll hear musicians playing. Every time we visit its a new experience. It's really nice through the week and during the off season when the crowds are down. Great place to sit on the river and people watch. Plenty to eat and drink at local places. I don't suggest driving down to... More 

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Ferndale, Washington
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92 reviews 92 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Lots of shops of all sorts, eating places, from soda/drinks, candy stores, baked goods, chowders, to sit-down restaurants, great view of the river. One can see big container vessels and other ships, boats in the river. One can sign up for river tours with and without dinner. The weather was nice when we were there in the afternoon, so we... More 

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New York City, New York
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649 reviews 649 reviews
231 attraction reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Although there are a myriad of tourist "junk shops" this historic area affords visitors a chance to see fabulous architecture, some amazing antique shops and a couple of excellent eating places. This is not a glamorous place that rivals Paris or London but a part of American history that we should all be proud of. I would not recommend this... More 

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Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
24 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Came into town one night passing through to Charleston. Had a great time walking around and a great dinner. So many people on a Saturday evening in September. Great to see the area doing so well. Lots of bars and beat shops and so much history in this great town!

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Rushville, Illinois
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164 reviews 164 reviews
26 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Nice restored riverfront. Typical tourist stores, but also some neat shops and places to eat. A lot of history in the architecture and great to see the ships go by while walking or relaxing along the riverfront.

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Dothan, Alabama
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

My husband and I and our 4 young adult children visited for the day. We stayed for about 30 minutes. It was dirty, crowded, and full of junk souvenirs. People are not friendly. If I ever come back here I will do a lot more research to find something worthwhile to see and do!

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