Albany is a city located in the state of Georgia, being at the same time the county seat of Dougherty County. Moreover, Albany is also the main city in the Albany-Georgia area, and number nine on the 'largest cities in Georgia' list. Albany is thought to have been founded somewhere around 1838. Since then, Albany knew a major development, and now it is home to more than 77.000 residents., according to the 2010 census.
While Albany has been seriously expanded, a great thing about it is that it knew how to preserve its southern charm and to carry on with the agricultural traditions from the past. People who visit the Albany-Georgia region should not miss out on Albany, because it provides many cultural, leisure and entertainment opportunities.
Top Attractions within Albany
Albany Municipal Auditorium dates back to 1915, when it was built instead of the wooden auditorium that existed there. In 1972, the new and upgraded building was abandoned until 1986, when the restoration work started. Now, the auditorium is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Albany Museum of Art is a non-profit organization, founded in 1964. Here, you will find a great variety of American, African and European art collections and galleries, comprising sculptures, paintings, drawings, photographs, masks, baskets, textiles, pottery and jewelry.
Flint RiverQuarium is one of the most impressive aquariums you can find in the Albany-Georgia region. Among the wide array of features you can find here, the most incredible ones are the Blue Hole Spring, The Flint River Gallery, Discovery Caverns, The World of Water, Spring Run Creek, Cypress Pond Aviary, The Adventure Center and Imagination Theatre. It is a wonderful place, that everyone will enjoy.
Old St. Teresa Church is actually the oldest church in the Albany-Georgia region, dating back to 1859. This building is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Confederate Memorial Park was founded as a tribute to the Confederate veterans, which fought and died in the American Civil War. The monument dedicated to the veterans was moved several times, until it was permanently established here in the park.