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Ray Charles Plaza

Front Street, Albany, GA
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Charming...

The statue in honor of Ray as well as of precious is very well done. Surreal is the background... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Naughty-Cougar
,
Switzerland
Summer vacation

The kids enjoyed taking pictures and playing around the Ray Charles Statue. It's very beautiful and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
loloshortstuff
,
Albany, Georgia
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Front Street, Albany, GA
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The statue in honor of Ray as well as of precious is very well done. Surreal is the background music that comes from the speakers around the statue. The small contour with simulated piano keys is really cute and suggestive. It could be a good...More

Thank Naughty-Cougar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The kids enjoyed taking pictures and playing around the Ray Charles Statue. It's very beautiful and quiet!

Thank loloshortstuff
Reviewed 13 June 2017

I love Ray Charles and when you go and visit Ray Charles Plaza you hear his music being blasted out of the surrounding speakers. It is located in downtown Albany quite close to the aquarium.

Thank MSO70
Reviewed 23 May 2017 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...More

Thank Bo S
Reviewed 18 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...More

1  Thank Judith H
Reviewed 29 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...More

Thank Fllorence H
Reviewed 6 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.

Thank mreilly0825
Reviewed 5 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!!

Thank Bostonx26
Reviewed 19 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...More

Thank James M
Reviewed 16 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

Thank Peter W
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