When it comes to attractions, Albany is riding high, thanks to a private-public partnership dedicated to redeveloping downtown by playing up the area's premier natural resource-the Flint River.
The Albany Downtown Riverfront Master Plan was designed to pack the center of the community with diverse activities and destinations that will be an irresistible draw to residents and visitors alike.
The centerpiece of the plan is the Flint River Center, a hybrid educational facility that is part aquarium, part children's museum, part natural history museum, part botanical garden and part science museum. Designed by internationally known architect Antoine Predock.
Other projects include parks, a hotel and conference center, a retail and entertainment district and a system of nature trails that will link the Parks at Chehaw, Thronateeska Heritage Center, the Albany Civil Rights Movement Museum at Old Mt. Zion Church, Albany State University and Radium Springs.