Mingle with the meerkats in the wild. Hear Ray Charles play in the Plaza. Get an eyeful of the universe. Come face to face with creatures of the deep.
Conveniently located off I-75 and I-10 in southwest Georgia, easily accessed Albany, has adventure that is out of this world: Chehaw animal and adventure park; Thronateeska Heritage Center with Wetherbee Planetarium and Museum of History; Flint RiverQuarium; Radium Springs Gardens; Art Museum of Albany; Theatre Albany; Historic Bridge House/Albany Welcome Center; and the Albany Civil Rights Institute—home of the Freedom Singers. Albany has more than two dozen hotels, fun eateries and malls, boutiques and specialty gift shops – and is an affordable home base for day trips to regional attractions like the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site. For more information, visit VisitAlbanyGA.com.
- Albany Marathon, March, AlbanyMarathon.com
- Chehaw’s Native American Cultural Festival, April, Chehaw.org
- Bike Race Weekend, May, VisitAlbanyGA.com
- Festival of Lights at Chehaw, December, Chehaw.org
Fast Facts and Trivia
- The Bobwhite Quail is Georgia’s official state game bird and gives Albany one of its best known nicknames. Albany is known as the Quail Hunting Capital of the World.
- Radium Springs, located in Albany, is Georgia’s largest natural spring, also known as one of the Seven Wonders of Georgia
- Albany was named for the capital city of New York.
- Phillip Phillips, American Idol Winner, played at Albany local restaurants such as Harvest Moon and Mellow Mushroom before auditioning for the reality show.