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Address: US 80, Selma, AL
Activities: Driving
Description: It was on this stretch of U.S. 80 that protestors led by Martin Luther...
It was on this stretch of U.S. 80 that protestors led by Martin Luther King marched from Selma to Montgomery in 1965.
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Don't miss the Lowndes Interpretive Center east of Selma!

One of the best parts of our visit to Selma was stopping at the Lowndes Interpretive Center on the day prior to a commemorative walk from Selma to Montgomery. There were dozens... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
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New London MN
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

One of the best parts of our visit to Selma was stopping at the Lowndes Interpretive Center on the day prior to a commemorative walk from Selma to Montgomery. There were dozens of Nat'l Park Service staff on hand and youth participating in the march were gathering. They have an excellent museum and we had an informative talk presented by... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
26 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Having been inspired by the film "Selma" and the celebrations of the 50th anniversary walk, we drove from Montgomery to Selma on Saturday morning! There were historical signposts along the way! Very helpful to visitors and reminders of the struggles and challenges encountered and overcame by a large black population. It was an amazing trip on the highway! Highly recommend... More 

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Michigan
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89 reviews 89 reviews
19 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Plan to spend significant time in both National Park facilities. Don't underestimate the time you will spend there. Both facilities will take close to an hour if you avail yourself of all they have to offer. These are informative and moving facilities, bringing the events of the 1960's to life.

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Santa Monica, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Selma, which played such an important role in American history, and has all the makings of a meaningful pilgrimage site for anyone interested in civil rights or the Civil War, is rundown and deserted. While we were so happy to have visited this town and couldn't have met nicer, more friendly people, we were saddened to see its dismal condition.... More 

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Russellville, Arkansas
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64 reviews 64 reviews
7 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Route 80 between Montgomery and Selma is an inspiring drive. Imagine walking all that way! The drive lists the camp sites so you can tell just how far the people fighting for equal voting rights walked each day. Once you get to Selma you can walk on the famous Edward Pettus Bridge and imagine what it must have been like... More 

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Ontario, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Selma is one of those cities that sadly surprise you!. I think nothing had changed in Selma since the famous "Bloody Sunday". The poverty is palpable everywhere and beside the historic bridge, the church, the hotel and the main street there is nothing left to see or being. Thought these places are abandoned, dilapidated or simply covered in garbage!. Sorry... More 

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Jamestown, North Dakota, United States
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87 reviews 87 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I got caught in the traffic after President Obama's speech in Selma and spent 1 1/4 hours trying to head south. Better planning needed as two lanes went to one lane and then a traffic signal, twice.

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Los Angeles, California
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575 helpful votes 575 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

I had to come. Something said get on the bus and go. You need to do this, this year! So I went. Twice! I was not alive in 1965. I grew up in a northern state and didn't experience anything of the Jim Crow era, the voter discrimination, or the struggles of the African-Amerian people just to be able to... More 

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Kokomo, Indiana
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159 reviews 159 reviews
28 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Route 80 is a four-land highway heading out of Selma east to Montgomery where thousands marched with Dr. Martin Luther King in the name of equal voting rights and more. The road itself is uneventful, but that's far from the point. A part of America that's often ignored can be seen in plain view with most of the rural area... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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154 reviews 154 reviews
60 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We traveled this historic route - the route taken or attempted by civil rights protesters who marched along this highway three times - from Selma to Montgomery where they wanted to take the body of Jimmy Jackson who was beaten to death by white supremacists while trying to protect his grandfather, to protest the lack of justice and punishment to... More 

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