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Ray Charles Plaza

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Address: Front Street, Albany, GA

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The Ray Charles statue is cool. But the dude was just born here and left. I Guess he is the only artist Albany could agree on. Here is what you do. On a nice Spring day or Fall... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Bo S
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The Ray Charles statue is cool. But the dude was just born here and left. I Guess he is the only artist Albany could agree on. Here is what you do. On a nice Spring day or Fall day go solo or with friends and family. You start off at the top of a grassy hill and stare straight down... More 

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Thank Bo S
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Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Whenever I have out of town guests, I take them to Ray Charles Plaza. The music he sings, music keys as steps, the lights on Ray, as he slowly rotates, so casually that the onlooker is not certain he is actually moving, the info about him written in Braille, the Rolling Flint River in the background. ...it's a perfect place... More 

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15 reviews
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

I enjoyed the replica of ray Charles but was not happy with no concerts just recently learned about the plaza after many trips to Albany but when I read about it on the internet of things to do in Albany felt I needed to see a nice tribute

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Thank Fllorence H
Douglasville, Georgia
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

Small but nice and relaxing. They play his music on a loop. It is right by the Veterans Park. Nice places to sit and relax.

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Thank mreilly0825
Austin
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Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

If in Albany, the Ray Charles Memorial is not to be missed. Full size statue with piano on a very very slowly rotating base with multiple speakers softly playing Ray Charles classics. Flint river park in the background. Great Memorial!!

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Thank Bostonx26
Gainesville, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Was not aware of this plaza until I was staying at the Hilton Garden Inn across the street from the park. The life size memorial of Ray Charles sitting at the piano is truly a treat to see here. It slowly rotates and has his music piped in so it is very nice to hear him singing while admiring this... More 

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Thank James M
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 February 2017

Not a lot to see in Albany so worth a visit. The plaza is within a larger park that is popular with locals. Not particularly a fan but he is a legend and they play his music by the monument

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Thank Peter W
Waldkirchen, Germany
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

Guy from Germany but anyway a fan from Ray Charles.I like his Musik and his inspiration. One of the greatest :-)

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Thank Manni134
Battle Creek, MI
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Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Small children seem to like the big swings and walkways. There is a lovely play park nearby, after your visit. The setting is lovely next to the river.

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Thank KLake
Coral Springs, Florida
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Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

This was The Best Experience Ever! It was great to learn about the famous Ray Charles! They also had his music playing right by the statue.

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