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Ray Charles Plaza

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Address: Front Street, Albany, GA

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ray charles plaza. albany,ga

very nice, well kept up and plenty of lighting, green spaces. we saw a lot of people using it, from kids to older people. places to sit. a good place to stop and look at everything

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
catherine b
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Gadsden, Alabama
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Gadsden, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very nice, well kept up and plenty of lighting, green spaces. we saw a lot of people using it, from kids to older people. places to sit. a good place to stop and look at everything

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Zebulon, Georgia
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very peaceful place to take a break and enjoy the sights. A nice spot to relax during your adventure.

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Dothan, Alabama
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294 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I found this park to be well maintained and a great place to just sit and relax. The Ray Charles exhibit is quite nice! As the Ray spins slowly around a cascading water fountain with his many hit songs playing, you can't help feel the goodness of this park. I highly recommend a visit!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

The park itself is nice but there are a lot of homeless there in the afternoon, many begging for money. In the morning hours not as much activity

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Atlanta, Georgia
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26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Great place to see and walk along the water front. Didn't know Albany had so much history, and Ray Charles{ birthplace too. Recommend taking a lite picnic basket, and bring the kids for a fun treat. And do check out the bronze sculpture of Ray Charles while relaxing in the plaza.

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HAWKINSVILLE
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Enjoy this place every time I visit! I love the slide. My kids and I try to visit at least once a month on Sundays. It is also a good place to just chill and clear your thoughts throughout the week.

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Thank wilcoxHawkinsville
Macon, Georgia
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Nice clean area to enjoy a picnic, music and scenery. It also includes a playground and splash pad for the kids, so bring extra clothes!

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Albany, Georgia, United States
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

The park is one of my favorite places in Albany! Being a giant in the music biz adds to the overall ambiance of the park. We all enjoyed Ray's music.

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Thank Thomas S
castalia, ohio
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful place to relax, take a walk, enjoy the river, sunshine and music of Ray Charles. Nice swings to sit on and take in the plaza.

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Thank cardclub
Tennessee
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

Great tribute to Ray Charles in his hometown. Playing his music softly as a statue of Ray at the piano slowly rotates amidst a fountain. On the river, a beautiful park setting, with swings, and benches. A shame Mr Charles never got to see it. Died before it was built.

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