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, to 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


    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


  • 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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  • Ellis Island: The Lost Mural Exhibit

    Ellis Island: The Lost Mural Exhibit

    11/05/2014 - 01/03/2015

    Ellis Island: The Lost Mural features a ninety-foot recreation of the destroyed mural which surrounded the immigrant dining hall in Ellis Island. Original paintings of famous American immigrants by Andrew Sabori are also included. The story of immigration to America and its impact in Southwest Georgia is told throughout the exhibit.

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  • Dougherty County Elementary School Art Exhibition

    Dougherty County Elementary School Art Exhibition

    12/18/2014 - 12/23/2014

    Albany Area Arts Council is pleased to showcase art work of Dougherty County Elementary School students. The exhibit opens December 18, 2014 and continues through December 23, 2014. Please stop by and enjoy the art of our local children. This is a heartwarming exhibition that is sure to delight all this holiday season!

    The Mission of Albany Area Arts Council is to encourage, sponsor and support the arts and culture in our community.

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  • Contest: Selfies with Santa

    Contest: Selfies with Santa

    12/18/2014 - 01/03/2015

    Drop by and take a selfie with your favorite Santa and post to our Facebook or Twitter page by January 3, 2015, at 4 p.m. Winner will receive a free annual membership to Thronateeska Heritage Center. See you soon!

    Holiday Hours: 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Dates: December 22, 23, 26, 27, 29, 30, 31, 2014 and January 2 and 3, 2015.

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  • Festival of Lights

    Festival of Lights

    12/19/2014 - 12/28/2014

    Come celebrate a holiday tradition with Chehaw's Festival of Lights. During the holiday season, the park is decorated with brilliant light displays at every turn. Take a car ride through the park or a magical train ride on the Wiregrass Express to view all the spectacular lights. Admission is $15 per vehicle. ($12 for Chehaw Passport Members.) Make the Festival of Lights a new family tradition!

    Santa will be at Chehaw on December 12-13 and 19-24 from 6 to 9 p.m.

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  • Holiday Workshop

    Holiday Workshop

    12/22/2014 - 12/23/2014

    The Libby Womack Holiday Workshop, sponsored by Mr. Jim Womack, provides a great opportunity for kids to get creative at the museum during the holidays. These half-day workshops offer gallery explorations, art instruction and fun art-making projects. Different instruction and activities are planned each day to keep kids lively so your child can attend one or both days.

    While the museum has hosted holiday camps, classes and workshops in the past, this is the first workshop named in memo... read more

  • Winter Break Workshop

    Winter Break Workshop

    12/22/2014 - 12/23/2014

    Spend your break at Chehaw as we discover the beauty of winter. Winter Break Camps are all day camp sessions from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. for ages 5-12. Sign up for one day or both days! Optional Extended Camps are offered until 7 p.m., and includes dinner and ride through the Festival of Lights for an additional $15.

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  • Christmas with Grandparents

    Christmas with Grandparents

    12/22/2014 - 12/22/2014

    Albany Recreation and Parks & Miss Kutie's Boutique presents Christmas with Grandparents. This is a day for grandparents to enjoy lunch, prizes and entertainment. Come to Lockett Station (inside Robert Cross Magnet School) on December 22, 2014, at 11 a.m. The cost is $5.00. Tickets may be purchased at Parks and Recreation Admin Office (1301 N. Monroe Street) by December 15, 2014, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

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  • 2nd Annual New Year's Eve Masquerade Ball

    2nd Annual New Year's Eve Masquerade Ball

    12/31/2014 - 01/01/2015

    The Good Life Social Club New Year's Eve Masquerade Ball kicks off on December 31, 2014, and you're invited to take part in the festivities. Flint RiverQuarium (101 Pine Ave.) is our meeting spot for a night of fun and entertainment.

    Presenting: Kylie Sonique Love from Ru Paul's Drag Race | Merrick. | read more

  • 2015 King Day Celebration

    2015 King Day Celebration

    01/19/2015 - 01/19/2015

    Join the Albany and Southwest Georgia community as we honor the great life of Nobel Prize Winning Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Featuring the Dream Awards, honoring men and women in the Southwest Georgia community who make a difference in the local community while demonstrating the principles of Dr. King. Featuring dinner, music, entertainment, keynote speaker, and more! $20 for dinner seating, general seating is free!

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  • Empty Bowls

    Empty Bowls

    01/21/2015 - 01/21/2015

    Empty Bowls 2015 is a joint outreach of the Albany Area Arts Council & SOWEGA Council on Aging. It is a project designed to fight hunger personalized by artists on a community level. Enjoy a variety of soups from local restaurants and take home a handcrafted bowl made by a local artists as a reminder of all the empty bowls throughout our community.

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  • Symphony at the Museum

    Symphony at the Museum

    01/25/2015 - 01/25/2015

    The Albany Symphony collaborates regularly with many diverse organizations and agencies in the region. Chamber ensembles perform in three concerts at the Albany Museum of Art. This year, encore performances of the Su Chang, guzheng, and the Italian Opera will be held, respectively, at the ABAC Presents! Series in Tifton and the Rylander Theater in Americus. The orchestra has participated with the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce in its hosting of the Red Carpet of Georgia tour. The orchestra... read more

  • I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change

    I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change

    02/13/2015 - 02/22/2015

    Just in time for Valentine's Day, a series of vignettes connected by the central theme of love and relationships.

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