Saturday, May 25 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:37:45 GMT
Albany Panther's first ever beer fest just wrapped up tonight. For 25 bucks beer lovers sampled more than 20 types of beer at the Civic Center and there was plenty of entertainment. Musical acts, suchMore >>
Albany Panther's held their first ever beer fest Saturday night. More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:33 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:33:38 GMT
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event. Musical artists from around south Georgia performed at the Albany Municipal Auditorium Saturday afternoon.More >>
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 10:30 PM EDT2013-05-26 02:30:39 GMT
A Turner County man is now in custody after he had a standoff with deputies for about two hours Saturday evening. Sheriff Andy Hester says deputies were called to the home of Ricky Nelson on CoverdaleMore >>
A man had a standoff with Turner County deputies for about two hours Saturday evening.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 6:27 PM EDT2013-05-25 22:27:57 GMT
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event. This may seem like a regularMore >>
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:52:02 GMT
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
October 14, 2005
Albany- The new Flint Riverquarium has drawn thousands to Albany since opening, now it's leaders are joining executives from other attractions to try and lure in even more visitors.
"I think the biggest challenge for us is getting people to come back, and the opportunity to get this heavily discounted ticket and visit other attractions is part of it," says Doug Noble, executive director of the Flint Riverquarium.
The discounted ticket is called a Discover Albany Passport. For one price, visitors will receive one-time admission to the Flint Riverquarium, Parks at Chehaw, Thronateeska Heritage Museum, the Albany Civil Rights Museum, and the Albany Museum of Art. Plus, the passport comes with a 10% discount on one performance by the Albany Concert Association, Albany Symphony Orchestra, and Theater Albany.
"We feel like what's good for Albany is good for Chehaw, and anything we can do to collaborate to get more people to come to town to see all of the various attractions is going to be good for us in the long run," says Doug Porter, executive director for the Parks at Chehaw.
Participating organizations are expecting the passports to boost their individual attendance numbers in addition to getting out-of-towners to stay in Albany longer and generate more revenue for area hotels and businesses.
"For us to be a partner with the Riverquarium, a visitor who may not have the art interest is exciting because this person may then become an art enthusiast in the process, same thing with history and the other offerings too," says Aaron Berger, curator of the Albany Museum of Art.
By using the passport, tourists will save more than $9 off regular admission for all five attractions for adults and more than $7 for children. Visitors will save even more if they take advantage of the ticket discount on musical and theatrical performances.
Discover Albany Passports are $23 for adults and $17 for children. They are available now at the Chamber of Commerce and Thronateeska Heritage Museum.