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Selma to Montgomery Highway

Address: US 80, Selma, AL
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Ranked #7 of 13 Attractions in Selma
Type: Scenic Drives, Landmarks
Activities: Driving
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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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English first
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
30 helpful votes 30 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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77 reviews 77 reviews
33 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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
41 helpful votes 41 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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Rockford, Illinois
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Seeing the actual bridge and route that the peaceful marchers walked was very somber. We thought how brave were these people who were willing to endure so much. Bloody Sunday was a shameful day for our nation. The interpretive centers were very informative and very friendly. Selma is a small town but it had several small restaurants to eat lunch.

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New York City, New York
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78 reviews 78 reviews
30 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

I drove this highway in reverse - from Montgomery to Selma. Montgomery is a surprisingly nice city - good architecture, decent revitalization downtown. Nice restaurants and hotels. The highway to Selma itself is a standard highway, although there are historic markers along the way. Selma is also a pretty town, although very, very depressed at this point. Good architecture, a... More

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Alexandria, Virginia, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013 via mobile

This visitor centers in Selma and (better) in Lowndes County, tell the story of ordinary people taking on entrenched and brutal authority for a basic civil right. Don't go for pastoral views or tourist amenities. Go to understand that, just 50 years ago in America, the struggle for the right to vote involved murder, beatings, eviction, and raw courage to... More

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Pensacola, Florida
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62 reviews 62 reviews
24 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

Parts of this drive were pretty countryside, but the road itself is bumpy and badly in need of repair. There were many construction zone signs, but no other evidence of improvements being made. It's disappointing to me that the surrounding communities haven't taken pride and made more of an effort to preserve this historically significant route. Trash and debris littered... More

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
5 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

A country road, without even great scenery. No tourist amenities, just a few run down gas stations. There are many more scenic regions in NE Alabama to enjoy.

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