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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  • Chroma


    01/08/2015 - 01/29/2015

    The exhibit, entitled "Chroma," is a group exhibit by local artists Patrick Foster (oil painting), Jennifer Maloney (photography), and Chris Taylor (stylized acrylic portraiture). A public opening for the exhibit will be held at the Albany Area Arts Council this Thursday evening, January 8 from 6 - 8 p.m. The exhibition will run from January 8 - January 30, 2015. Regular operating hours are Monday - Friday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., and closed on weekends and holidays. Admission is always free.... read more

  • Brunch & Brushes

    Brunch & Brushes

    01/10/2015 - 03/07/2015

    Join us for one Saturday each month from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. as participants have the opportunity to express their creativity through painting. During each class, individuals will complete a themed painting with guidance from a trained instructor. A light brunch will be provided. Bring your own liquid inspiration in the form on mimosas, bloody marys, or the adult beverage of your choice! This class is for those 21 years and older. Register early as there is limited seating.

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  • Overlapping Sensibilities

    Overlapping Sensibilities

    01/16/2015 - 04/18/2015

    Join us for a solo exhibition of paintings by Surface Design Association member Ray Pierotti.

    "My technique is mixed medium based. I use natural untreated fabrics such as cotton, linen or papers. On these surfaces I apply, by brush and hand, multiple applications of colorfast solarized dyes, soft pastels, acrylic paints and color pencils. There are often as many as 80 individual applications of these mediums to the untreated natural surface of one work. Over 800 of my unique painti... read more

  • AKC Southern Heritage Hunt & Show

    AKC Southern Heritage Hunt & Show

    01/30/2015 - 01/31/2015

    This is a benefit hunt to aid in the prevention of child abuse and is hosted by the South Georgia Coon & Squirrel Hunters Association. This event is also sponsored in part by The Exchange Club of Albany, The Albany Convention & Visitors Bureau, and The Albany Beverage Company.

    NO Pre-Qualifying:

    This event is open to all coonhounds with no pre-qualifying. No advanced entries required. All you need is your hound's number to enter. Don't have a number? Bring your dog's current ped... read more

  • Toddler Tuesdays

    Toddler Tuesdays

    02/03/2015 - 03/03/2015

    Join us on the first Tuesday of every month from 10:30 -11:30 a.m. for arts, crafts, movement and stories. Toddler Tuesday is a great opportunity for toddlers and parents to explore and create! Children will create works inspired by our collection of art or a short story read in class. This is for children five years and younger. Reservations required by 5 p.m. the Monday before the event. Call 229-439-8400 or email yjones@albanymuseum.... 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, this musical comedy is presented as a series of vignettes connected by the central theme of love and relationships. 

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