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8 Fun Things to Do in Montgomery, AL

Bindu swetha Sep 17, 2019
The birthplace of the Civil Rights Movement, Montgomery, is the perfect place to revisit America's history. From historical museums to haunted hearse tours and from underground jazz clubs to riverboat trips, the place has something for every tourist!

Visit the Rosa Parks Museum

A great place to take kids along, the museum is the place where one can get information related to the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

Witness Wildlife at the Montgomery Zoo

The zoo is one of the popular tourist destinations with animals from around the world.

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From Australian habitats like kangaroo and African habitats like cheetahs, hippos to Asian habitats such as Sumatran tiger and Indian rhino and South American habitats like Chilean flamingo and the endangered Golden lion tamarin.

Take a Walk in the Old Alabama Town

With a series of 50 historic homes and buildings, the Old Alabama town at downtown Montgomery is a must-visit place.
Each property in the area is well-restored in their original state, representing the 19th and early 20th century. Don't miss to take a guided tour of the Ordeman Townhouse!

Learn about Cattle at The MOOseum

Popular amongst the younger children, The MOOseum, is the perfect place to learn about cows, their breeds, products they produce, and cattle industry revolution from 1495 till date.
Kids can dress up as cowboys and cowgirls in the play arena and also pose for pictures at the "Beef Wagon".

Explore Art at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts

With a collection of more than 4,000 works including art pieces from the 1700s till date, the museum is a great place to visit for art lovers!
One can witness an extensive collection of paper-based artwork including drawings, paper cut-outs and also engravings by American artists such as Winslow Homer and John Marin.

Pay Your Respects at the Civil Rights Memorial

Built in the memory of the people who lost their lives in the Civil Rights movement, the Civil Rights Memorial is surrounded by a curved black granite with the words: 'until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream' engraved on it.
The names of the activists who lost their lives during the movement are embarked on a black granite disc just underneath the curved wall.

Visit the Hank Williams Museum

The country's popular music star, Hank Williams, has a museum dedicated to him.
The museum has an extensive collection of Hank's personal belongings, his musical instruments, his awards including Platinum records, autographed vinyl records and photographs.

Visit the Freedom Rides Museum

The Freedom Rides Museum is built at the former Montgomery Greyhound station, where the Freedom Riders got off their bus on May 20, 1961.
The station has been restored to its original state and houses a collection of exhibits about the Freedom Riders movement. The museum is also an official stop in the US Civil Rights Trail.