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Selma to Montgomery Highway

Address: US 80, Selma, AL
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Ranked #4 of 13 Attractions in Selma
Type: Scenic Drives, Sights & Landmarks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Driving
Owner description: It was on this stretch of U.S. 80 that protestors led by Martin Luther King marched from Selma to...
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Type: Scenic Drives, Sights & Landmarks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Driving
Owner description: 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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Montgomery, Alabama
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I almost passed up the NPS interpretative center since it was surrounded by construction and looked closed....but I am glad I didn't~it was very well laid out and the 25-min movie is worth a look too! I've been to TOO many NPS visitor centers where the movie is soooo old that it puts you to sleep LOL, but this movie... More 

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Long Valley, New Jersey
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142 reviews 142 reviews
63 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

A very easy drive from Montgomery to Selma and in many ways a step back in time. Very rural route and if you take a few side roads you will see a lot of poverty and eroding infrastructure.... I suspect not unlike what MLK and the marchers from Selma saw 50 years ago. Stop by the interpretative center for additional... More 

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SW MO
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58 reviews 58 reviews
24 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Drove the Selma to Montgomery route. Very easy drive--four-lane road all the way. Make sure and stop about midway at the interpretative center. Free and well worth it. They had some information that was different from the one in Selma. When the road ends, you are on the south side of Montgomery and will run into I-65.

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Dyersburg, Tennessee
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66 reviews 66 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This road and the many historical markers tell a history that is sad that people had to resort to the march to be heard in this great country but joyous in the results attained through it.

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Chicago, Illinois
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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

As we diverted from the interstate along this historic highway, SiriusXM Radio's public radio feed broadcast several stories in the aftermath of the Ferguson (MO) grand jury decision. References to the Selma to Montgomery march seemed a poignant coincidence connecting the present and past. A podcast, audio book, or other media would make this journey even more powerful. Perhaps the... More 

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

A nice stretch of highway with a few historical stops along the way. Nothing to really areas far as thee highway itself, but it does carry a lot of history with it.

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Buffalo, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Just brought back so many memories as I traveled from Selma to Montgomery several times during my recent vacation.

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Brier, Washington
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63 reviews 63 reviews
38 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

The National Park Service runs a very engaging museum with video and traditional displays. We learned a lot about the march from Selma to Montgomery for voting rights and how this area ended up hosting a tent city for those blacks who finally were able to get the right to vote, but were then kicked of their share-cropping or tenent... More 

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NYC
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77 reviews 77 reviews
33 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Let's get one things straight, this is not one of America's scenic highways. THAT IS NOT THE POINT. You're not there to oogle the views. The point is to commemorate the 5-day walk that dedicated, determined, and oppressed people took to insist they be treated as equal human beings. it's a drive to teach you about commitment, overcoming odds, tolerating... More 

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Abilene, Texas
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104 reviews 104 reviews
25 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We drove the the highway, US 80, from Montgomery to Selma backwards to the direction of the marchers in 1965. In several spots their campground are marked. My daughter was amazed that people would undertake such a feat.

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