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Don't Miss These Attractions When Visiting Albany


Albany Welcome Center

The restored circa 1858 Historic Bridge House, now home to the Albany Convention & Visitors Bureau, was built by African-American bridge builder Horace King. Stop by for information and brochures, to watch the film, “From the Heart of Southwest Georgia,” and to pick up Albany souvenirs, including the famous stuffed turtles, books by local authors, postcards by a local photographer and kitchen and cooking items inspired by Albany native and queen of southern cuisine, Paula Deen.


The Bridge House, 112 N. Front Street
229-317-4760 or 1-866-750-0840

Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm, Saturday 10am – 4pm, Sunday 12 – 4pm
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Flint RiverQuarium

The Flint RiverQuarium follows the river’s amazing 350-mile journey to the Gulf of Mexico, and the 175,000-gallon Blue Hole is one of only a few open-air aquariums in the world.  Get a unique look at southwest Georgia’s mysterious underwater world with more than 100 species of fish, alligators, turtles and other aquatic animals.  The Cypress Pond Aviary is home to more than 30 birds indigenous to the Flint River watershed.  Next door is the Adventure Center which houses changing exhibitions and the Imagination Theater, the area’s only large screen format theater.

117 Pine Avenue
229-639-2650 or 877-GOFLINT

Call or visit the website for hours and fees



Thronateeska Heritage Center

Located in Heritage Plaza remains one of the oldest Train Depots in the State of GA. On our brick street our History Museum is housed in our historic 1912 Train Station with our Train Exhibit. In the passenger car is our model train exhibit. Built in 2008, we have a new High Definition, surround sound, full dome Planetarium and science museum, the first in the world of its kind. The Railway Express Building houses Southwest Georgia’s Archives. Also in Heritage Plaza is the Fryer-Merritt House built in the 1800’s. We have educational group tours daily. Call for reservation.

100 W. Roosevelt Avenue

Thursday – Saturday 10am – 4pm
Call or visit website for planetarium show fees



Chehaw Park

Chehaw Park provides nearly 800 acres of fun, including a 100-acre, AZA-accredited zoo, Chehaw Wild Animal Park. Noted naturalist and Albany native Jim Fowler of TV’s “Wild Kingdom,” originally laid out the park which features natural habitat exhibits with native and exotic animals. Young children can head for one of the state’s largest play parks, visit the petting zoo, or ride the miniature train. Camping, hiking, disc golf and BMX bike racing are available.


105 Chehaw Park Road (Highway 19, Philema Road)


Monday – Sunday 9am – 5pm
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day
Call or visit website for pricing.



Albany Museum of Art

Formed in the early 1960s, the Southwest Georgia Art Association obtained its not-for-profit status in March 1964. With a volunteer staff and donated space in a defunct hosiery mill, the group established a program of exhibitions, lectures, and art instruction. In 1969, through the generosity of W. Banks Haley, Jr., the association constructed a gallery in a small city park. Its first paid staff members were hired in 1975. Exhibitions were drawn from collections and/or faculty of area universities; SITES (Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service); corporate collections including those of IBM, Coca-Cola, and Gulf States Paper Company.


Tuesday - Saturday

10 am - 5 pm

Admission is FREE!



Radium Springs Gardens

is one of Georgia’s Seven Natural Wonders, and pumps 70,000 gallons of clear, 68-degree water per minute from an underground cave. Walk through a courtyard where the former Radium Springs Casino once stood, enjoy foliage-draped hillocks, crystal clear waters and flora both indigenous and exotic. The park features a restored terrace, new sidewalks, a casino garden and gazebos.

Radium Springs Road
229-317-4760 or 1-866-750-0840

Tuesday – Saturday 9am – 5pm, Sunday 1 – 5pm
Free Admission



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