Planning a trip to Albany and not sure where to start? No worries! We've rounded up the top five must-see attractions in the city of Albany. From locations to learn about Albany's rich history to ways to enjoy the beautiful springtime weather, scroll through this list to plan a trip that's just peachy.

Chehaw Park & Zoo

Meet the soaring hawks, buzzing bumblebees, roaming rhinos, slithering snakes, camels, alligators, zebras and over 200 other animals that call the Chehaw Park and Zoo their home. Travel around the world right in Albany by learning about this variety of species and their habitats. Stroll through boardwalks leading you throughout the zoo and take in the beauty of the cypress swamp. Cool off at Chehaw's splash park, known to be one of the largest splash parks in the region. 

Radium Springs Gardens

One of the seven natural wonders in the state, visit Albany to wander the breathtaking Radium Springs Gardens. The gardens are adorned with foliage-draped hillocks, blooming flowers both indigenous and exotic, and 70,000 gallons of crystal-clear water flowing from an underground cave. This oasis is the perfect way to relax and enjoy nature while on your trip to Albany. 

Flint RiverQuarium

Journey underwater by visiting Albany's Flint RiverQuarium home to over 160 different species including fish, turtles, and Moonshine, a rare albino alligator. The Flint RiverQuarium tells the story of the global importance of water through the microcosm of the Flint River. This Albany anchor attraction helps the community, visitors, and future generations learn about conservation and the way clean water allows all life on the planet to thrive. 

Thornatesska Heritage Center

Explore the rich history of Albany and the surrounding area, uncover mystifying interactive scientific displays, and journey into space at the Wetherbee Planetarium. The Heritage Center features a history museum, science museum, and planetarium with goals to provide a space in which human, natural, and physical sciences can be explored. A unique location created in part to preserve Albany's history, the heritage center is located upon the original, and only remaining brick street in the city. 

Albany Civil Rights Institute 

At the location of the newly restored 1906 Old Mt. Zion Church in which Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke to thousands of gatherers in 1961, the Albany Civil Rights Institute educates visitors on the civil rights movement in the area including voter registration, nonviolent protest, song, boycott and legal action. The institution details the history with oral histories, photographs, documents, interactive exhibits, and artifacts. 

Looking for more ways to discover Albany? Visit here for sites to see, exciting events, places to eat and more! 

APRIL FOOLS! We had a fun time playing along with our friends in Albany, Georgia. Check out their April Fool's blog on the top five things to do in Albany, New York here