Albany is a city of thousands of people off the banks of the Flint River in southwestern Georgia. The city which is the county seat of Dougherty County features historical attractions. Visitors can learn about the Flint River, the Civil Rights Movement and the history of the area. Theater goers will enjoy a theater with original and popular shows.
Albany Civil Rights Institute
In 1961, area community organizations formed The Albany Movement to have a unified civil rights group. The group held meetings at Mt. Zion Church, including ones where Martin Luther King Jr. spoke. Albany in Georgia is one of the first cities where four national civil rights groups united. Nowadays, Mt. Zion Church accommodates the Albany Civil Rights Institute, which tells the story of civil rights in southwestern Georgia from slavery to the present day.
The Flint RiverQuarium describes the nearby Flint River with more than hundred species of aquatic life, hands-on exhibits and a theater three stories high. The Blue Hole Spring is a twenty-two foot deep and 175,000-gallon area with more than 120 types of alligators, turtles, and fishes. Visitors can also see an aviary with birds from the watershed of the river.
Since 1932, Theatre Albany which is one of the Albany GA attractions has been bringing professional shows to southwest Georgia. In 1964, it moved into the antebellum, i.e., white-columned house of Captain John A. Davis. The National Register of Historic Places noted the building in 1980. The venue has a number of performances throughout the year which includes original works, Broadway productions and classic dramas.
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