Top 10 Things to do in Albany, United States

August 5, 2017 Sachiko Swiger

Albany is a city in the U.S. state of Georgia. Located on the Flint River, it is the seat of Dougherty County. Located in southwest Georgia, it is the principal city of the Albany, Georgia metropolitan area. The population was 77,434 at the 2010 U.S. Census, making it the eighth-largest city in the state.
Restaurants in Albany

1. Flint RiverQuarium

117 Pine Ave, Albany, GA 31701-2593 +1 229-639-2650
Excellent
56%
Good
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 107 reviews

Flint RiverQuarium

Reviewed By This_r_serious - Atlanta, Georgia

This seems like it must have been pretty nice when it originally opened, but they've taken no effort to maintain the building, let alone refresh to displays. Empty tanks and broken apparatus were sprinkled throughout. The paint is peeling and I spotted mold in multiple locations.

I went on what I expected would be a busy weekend afternoon. There were more employees sitting around than visitors. If the locals won't go, why would you?

I suggest that if you really need to see an aquarium in Georgia, suck it up and go to Atlanta. The Georgia Aquarium isn't that great, but it's at least worth paying to enter.

2. Chehaw Park

105 Chehaw Park Rd, Albany, GA 31701-1260 +1 229-430-5275
Excellent
53%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 194 reviews

Chehaw Park

With over 700 acres of pristine, conservation land and a wild animal park dedicated to education, Chehaw is a unique attraction for South Georgia. Being one of the only two accredited zoos in Georgia, aside from Zoo Atlanta, Chehaw continues to be devoted to the three areas it was founded on: conservation, preservation and education. From the Wild Animal Park to the endless recreational opportunities, Chehaw has an activity for every visitor. We offer Mountain Bike Trails, an 18 hole disc golf course, a BMX track, a large Play Park, campgrounds, rental facilities, nature trails, a fully stocked catfish pond, summer camps, and MORE! Come see what nature's playground has to offer you.

Reviewed By fullemic - Albany, Georgia

Chehaw is a great place for a family outing. Have a picnic with family and friends, or get a pavilion and have a family reunion. The playground for kids is great. The zoo is fun and relaxing.Thanks for taking the time to share! Hope you'll visit again soon!

3. Ray Charles Plaza

Front Street, Albany, GA
Excellent
59%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 138 reviews

Ray Charles Plaza

Reviewed By Terrie C - Thorsby, Alabama, United States

We were traveling through this area and decided to stop and stretch our legs. This area is a great place to stop and explore. The welcome center next to this area is very clean. We walked from the welcome center across the road to this area and again a great walk to break up a long ride. My favorite was the statue and the large piano keys.

4. Tift Park Community Market

5th and Monroe, Albany, GA 31707 +1 229-352-1974
Excellent
92%
Good
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Satisfactory
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5 based on 45 reviews

Tift Park Community Market

Reviewed By doxielover202 - Albany, GA

I've been the Community Market many times. I always run into old friends and have also met new people. Very relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The vendors vary from week to week but there is almost always several folks selling local produce and honey. You can also find jewelry, photography, homemade soaps, paintings, pottery, etc. Often times there is live music. It's also pet-friendly. Great way to spend a Saturday morning. If you haven't been in a while, it's time to go back and see what's new.

5. Albany Welcome Center

112 N Front St, Albany, GA 31701-2512 +1 229-317-4760
Excellent
64%
Good
36%
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4.5 based on 19 reviews

Albany Welcome Center

Reviewed By RobMartinSr - Sylvester, Georgia

I grew up in Albany but learned about new places and treasures from every visit. A gem in our little city and definitely the place to start any visit to Albany, GA.

6. Radium Springs gardens

Radium Springs Road, Albany, GA
Excellent
23%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
7%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 55 reviews

Radium Springs gardens

Reviewed By Kelly S - Spokane, Washington

We had this on our list to see for our quick trip. We did not stay very long the gnats were pretty bad. Bring a hand fan it helps. We noticed it was hit by the tornado and was sad to see the damage. It was still a pretty place to stop, the water was blue in some areas and covered in green slime but it was still worth the trip.

7. Thronateeska Heritage Center

100 W Roosevelt Ave, Albany, GA 31701-2325 +1 229-432-6955
Excellent
41%
Good
54%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 17 reviews

Thronateeska Heritage Center

Reviewed By Fraidell F - Brunswick, Georgia, United States

SW Ga Regional fine art was ongoing when we visited in June, 2015. Although the Center was small, the staff was very helpful, the art wonderful, the information about the region enlightening. Nice exhibits. Thoughtfully, laid out.

8. Albany Museum of Art

311 Meadowlark Dr, Albany, GA 31707-5704 +1 229-439-8400
Excellent
70%
Good
30%
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4.5 based on 13 reviews

Albany Museum of Art

With a history spanning over 30 years, the museum presents various exhibitions each year in four different gallery spaces. Our exhibition program is designed to reflect diverse cultures, periods, aesthetic styles, and movements. The Albany Museum of Art houses an impressive permanent collection, which includes one of the largest collections of sub-Saharan African art in the Southeast. Admission is free but donations are welcome.

Reviewed By ReindeerWrangler - Albany, Georgia

This is a very good museum of art depending on the exhibit being shown. Probably even when I don't care for the exhibit someone else does otherwise it would not be there. It's not the Louvre, but, this is not Paris, France either.

9. Race 2 Escape

2510 Archwood Dr, Suite 5&6, Albany, GA 31707-6623 +1 229-299-8848
Excellent
100%
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5 based on 8 reviews

Race 2 Escape

A fun, live action game where you and your friends are placed in a story-themed room and are given 60 minutes to search for hidden clues, solve puzzles, and work together to escape the room before time runs out.

Reviewed By consideritalljoy

What fun! How do you keep 13 year old boys engaged and focused for 60 minutes? Bring them here!!! The guys were challenged and never even realized how much they were using their problem solving skills! They talked about the riddles for hours after and...MoreThank you so much. Glad your and your entire group had such a great time. We can't wait to have you back to try another room.

10. The Flint River Outpost

Flint River Landings, Albany, GA
Excellent
50%
Good
50%
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

The Flint River Outpost

Reviewed By Tlbeneveds - Gainesville, Georgia

My husband and I did this trip last August. We saw an abundance of wildlife while on the river. It was a nice trip down the river. We pulled over and camped a couple places before heading home a couple of days later. Great for families or a quick couple get away. Bring your kayaks, canoes, tents and the family. The Outpost also offers rentals on the kayaks and canoes if you don't have one. This was our 2nd or 3rd trip and we plan on returning soon.

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