Plantation Trace / Albany

Albany Welcome Center

112 N. Front Street
Albany, GA 31701

229-317-4760 | 866-750-0840
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Stop by for information and brochures, watch the film, 'From the Heart of Southwest Georgia', and pick up Albany souevnirs and cooking items inspired by Albany native and queen of southern cuisine, Paula Deen.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 12:00PM - 4:00PM
    Monday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Tuesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Wednesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Thursday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Friday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Saturday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Admission Free

    Designations

    Regional Visitor Information Center Program-Certified Welcome Centers

    Facility Amenities

    Bus / Motorcoach Parking on Site, Concessions, Free Parking, Public Restrooms

    General Information

    Handicapped Accessible, Open Year 'Round

    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly, Motorcoach-friendly

    Information/Services Provided

    Bike Rentals, Maps/Brochures/Guides, Vacation Planners, Welcome Center

    Near Interstate Highway

    520, 75, 85

    Payment Options

    Mastercard, Visa

    Service Type

    Convention & Visitor Bureau (CVB)

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

Events

  • Imagination Theater Showtimes

    Imagination Theater Showtimes

    03/14/2014 - 12/31/2015

    The Imagination Theater is now showing 'MicroPlanet', 'Fire Ants: The Invincible Army', and 'Alligator Kingdom'.

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  • Dive Shows

    Dive Shows

    03/15/2014 - 12/31/2015

    Did you know that you can watch divers hand-feed the fish in our blue hole every Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.? Staff and/or volunteers are also on-hand to answer questions. Recently, our divers have begun playing tic-tac-toe with the audience!

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  • Good Life Drum Circle

    Good Life Drum Circle

    03/15/2014 - 12/31/2015

    Bring your rhythm, drums or other percussion instruments and chairs. If you don't think you have rhythm we will help you find it. If you don't have a drum or other percussion instruments, we will share what we have. Fun for the entire Family. No drumming experience necessary, just the willingness to share. See you at the drum circle!!

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  • Cocktails & Acrylics

    Cocktails & Acrylics

    05/14/2015 - 12/24/2015

    Grab a friend and a bottle of wine and join the Albany Museum of Art every second Thursday from 6:30-9 p.m. for Cocktails and Acrylics, as our trained teachers help even the artistically challenged create a visually appealing painting. With step-by-step instructions, students are able to relax and enjoy an evening at the museum while sipping a beverage of choice with one hand, while painting a beautiful canvas with the other. Classes are for those 21 years and older. Register early, as seatin... read more

  • Festival Springs Fountain

    Festival Springs Fountain

    06/03/2015 - 09/08/2015

    Festival Spring Fountain in Riverfront Park provides a splash of fun for children of all ages and the entire family all summer in Downtown Albany!

    The Festival Springs Fountain in Riverfront Park will open Memorial Day weekend, Friday, May 22 and will close the day after Labor Day, Tuesday, September 8, 2015. The hours of operation will be from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

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  • Family Fun Nights

    Family Fun Nights

    06/04/2015 - 07/02/2015

    Albany Mall is the IN place to be this summer! Join Family Fun Nights at Center Court near the food court every Thursday in June and July from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., through July 25 (excluding July 4). Each event features a fun theme, complete with crafts, activities, and more for families to enjoy. There is no cost for families to participate. Simply register your family upon arrival to receive an activity bracelet for each child. Then, your family can visit each station and enjoy the various ... read more

  • Fishing Rodeo

    Fishing Rodeo

    07/09/2015 - 07/09/2015

    Ken Gardens Pond is stocked with channel catfish by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Division. Bring your bait, pole, chair and some bug repellant, and enjoy fishing at Ken Gardens Pond.

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  • Coffee with the Curator: Exquisite Miniatures

    Coffee with the Curator: Exquisite Miniatures

    07/10/2015 - 07/10/2015

    Learn more about the exhibition by joining Wildlife Artist David Lanier for a one-hour gallery talk.

    Gallery Talks are always free admission and open to the public.

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  • Fishing Rodeos

    Fishing Rodeos

    07/24/2015 - 07/24/2015

    Join us at Ken Gardens Pond for a fishing rodeo. The pond is stocked with channel catfish by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Division.This event is free to the public.

    Rules: Georgia fishing license is required (ages 16 years and older). Kids must have adult supervision.

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  • 10th Annual Comedy Night

    10th Annual Comedy Night

    08/06/2015 - 08/06/2015

    An evening with Mark Lowry & Stan Whitmire. Join us for an entertaining evening of comedy, stories and music. Benefitting SOWEGA Council on Aging Meals on Wheels program. Tickets on sale now at www.sowegacoa.org.

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  • Fishing Rodeos

    Fishing Rodeos

    09/10/2015 - 09/10/2015

    Join us at Ken Gardens Pond for a fishing rodeo. The pond is stocked with channel catfish by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Division.This event is free to the public.

    Rules: Georgia fishing license is required (ages 16 years and older). Kids must have adult supervision.

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  • Artists for Animals

    Artists for Animals

    09/15/2015 - 09/15/2015

    Artists for Animals, an unique art auction event, will utilize and showcase the visual arts to raise funds for the Albany Humane Society. Throughout the last few months, various local and regional artists were invited to create individual works of art in various mediums, while drawing inspiration from animals.

    Nearly 30 pieces of art will be auctioned at the Artists for Animals event. Attendees will not only be able to browse and bid on various one of a kind pieces of art, but also sa... read more

  • Albany State University Golden Rams vs. Stillman College

    Albany State University Golden Rams vs. Stillman College

    09/19/2015 - 09/19/2015

    The Albany State University Golden Rams will face Stillman College on Saturday, September 19 at ASU Field.

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  • Fishing Rodeo

    Fishing Rodeo

    10/08/2015 - 10/08/2015

    Join us at Ken Gardens Pond for a fishing rodeo. The pond is stocked with channel catfish by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Division. This event is free to the public. Georgia fishing license is required (ages 16 years and older). Kids must have adult supervision.

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  • Albany State University Golden Rams vs. Morehouse

    Albany State University Golden Rams vs. Morehouse

    10/17/2015 - 10/17/2015

    The Albany State University Golden Rams will face the Maroon Tigers of Morehouse College at the Albany State Coliseum. On this day, ASU will also celebrate its annual homecoming.

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  • Albany State University Golden Rams vs. Benedict

    Albany State University Golden Rams vs. Benedict

    10/31/2015 - 10/31/2015

    The Albany State University Golden Rams will face Benedict College on Saturday, October 31, 2015.

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