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Address: US 80, Selma, AL
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It was on this stretch of U.S. 80 that protestors led by Martin Luther King...

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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Traveling with history !

I was very excited to travel this highway today. I loved how the marchers campsites were clearly marked, I loved the gently rolling hills and the mostly rural terrain. I did not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 16, 2015
knittinggirl1958
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Seguin, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

,this highway will take you right into Selma. I enjoyed this journey through time and history. Would do it again!!!

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Adelaide, Australia
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106 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can't really add too much to some of the excellent reviews below, especially Ladonna's which gives you an excellent overview of what you can see along this route: the campsites, the markers, the Edmund Pettus bridge and other sites in Selma, and the very, very good Interpretative Center at Lowndes. We did the drive 'backwards', starting at the steps... More 

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Thank YallournGirl
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

You'll greatly improve your experience traveling the highway if you stop at the Lowndes County Interpretive Center (about halfway in between Birmingham and Selma) or the Selma Interpretive Center right by the Edmund Pettus Bridge. The Lowndes County Interpretive Center cannot be missed- it's excellent. My husband and I are huge, huge American history buffs, especially pertaining to the Civil... More 

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Thank Charlotte S
New Haven
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208 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

It was very emotional traveling this highway from Selma across the Edmund Pettis Bridge all the way to Montgomery. There is a wonderful voting rights museum on the road, and there are markers where the campsites were located. When in the area, it is a must to follow this route.

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Thank Chuck52310
Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

I as I rode the highway I knew there would be an end. I reflected on how the walking his trains that detailed each step marking a way for me. Lord, you brought them through. I now traveled history! #smoothhighway

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Seguin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

I was very excited to travel this highway today. I loved how the marchers campsites were clearly marked, I loved the gently rolling hills and the mostly rural terrain. I did not love how much litter I saw along the road. Obviously the people of Alabama are not that proud of their state and their place in history. Sad.

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Thank knittinggirl1958
Montgomery, Alabama, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

There are historical markers all along the way and you can stop at each one and get quite an education. Better still, check with the Historical Society in Montgomery about finding a guide. I have done both and will probably do this again. Whether you get a guide or not there are a few things you must do. 1. Stop... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

50 years later, this trail is a visible reminder of a defining moment in U.S. history. Well-marked, even in Montgomery where it winds through neighborhoods to the Capitol. Follow the brown signs from the Edmund Pettis bridge in Selma to the Interpretive Center in Lowndes and on to Montgomery.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

We didn't intend on driving the whole thing but ended up doing it. Started in Selma. The town is small and run down but that has nothing to do with the historical significance of the location. We started at the National Parks Interpretive Center. The lady ranger there was very nice and very helpful. We tried to do the Audio... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

I'd probably say to not go too far out of your way to drive it, but if you're close, do it just to say you drove it.

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