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Ranked #1 of 32 attractions in Montgomery
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
Martin Luther King's residence from September 1954 to February 1960.
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Ranked #2 of 32 attractions in Montgomery
Category: Museums
Owner description: The Civil Rights Memorial Center is sponsored by the Southern Poverty Law Center in downtown Montgomery. It includes a great... more » Owner description: The Civil Rights Memorial Center is sponsored by the Southern Poverty Law Center in downtown Montgomery. It includes a great deal of educational information about the Civil Rights Movement, a movie about the movement, and a memorial monument. $2.00 admission is charged. « less
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Ranked #3 of 32 attractions in Montgomery
Category: History Museums; Museums
Owner description: This tribute to the "Mother of the Civil Rights Movement" honors Rosa Parks, the African-American woman who, in 1955, sparked... more » Owner description: This tribute to the "Mother of the Civil Rights Movement" honors Rosa Parks, the African-American woman who, in 1955, sparked the civil rights movement by refusing to give her bus seat to a white man. The museum helps visitors relive this tumultuous era with a video, artifacts, historical documents, a lifesize statue of Rosa Parks and a replica of the bus in which she sat that day. « less
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Ranked #4 of 32 attractions in Montgomery
Category: Libraries; History Museums
Owner description: The Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH) has been the home of Alabama history for more than a century. It is the... more » Owner description: The Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH) has been the home of Alabama history for more than a century. It is the nation's oldest state-funded, independent archival and historical agency. Located in downtown Montgomery across the street from the capitol, the ADAH is the official government records repository for the state, a private collections library and research facility, and also home to the Museum of Alabama, the state's history museum. The Museum of Alabama is the only destination where you can explore Alabama's past from prehistory to the present. Permanent exhibitions at the Museum of Alabama include The Land of Alabama, introducing the geology and natural resources that helped shape the state's history, and The First Alabamians, featuring artifacts, murals, and a diorama that tell the inspiring story of fourteen thousand years of Native American culture. An entirely new centerpiece exhibition called Alabama Voices opened in February 2014. This exhibition covers the dramatic unfolding of Alabama history from the dawn of the 1700s to the beginning of the 21st century. More than 800 artifacts, hundreds of images and documents, and twenty-two audiovisual programs tell the story of struggles over the land, the rise of a cotton economy, the Civil War, industrialization, world wars, civil rights, the race to the moon, and more. Voices taken from diaries, letters, speeches, songs, and other sources convey the experiences of Alabamians who lived through and shaped the history of these periods. The Museum of Alabama provides interactive educational resources for children and families in the Hands-On-Gallery and Grandma's Attic. Here, families and children can dress in period costumes, play with toys from bygone eras, make their own crafts, listen to stories, and much more. The Museum of Alabama is open Monday-Saturday, 8:30-4:30 and admission is always FREE! Visit our Research Room, open Tuesday-Friday and the second Saturday of each month from 8:30-4:30, to learn more about your family's contribution to Alabama's history. Get expert guidance from our staff, work with original records and online resources, and start building your family tree. Come find your story! « less
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Ranked #5 of 32 attractions in Montgomery
Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Owner description: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., used the pulpit of this unassuming red brick church to lead the 1955-56 Montgomery bus boycott,... more » Owner description: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., used the pulpit of this unassuming red brick church to lead the 1955-56 Montgomery bus boycott, which ignited the civil rights movement. Steeped in history, this church, where Dr. King served as pastor from 1954 to 1960, was also the site of many civil rights meetings during that era. « less
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Ranked #6 of 32 attractions in Montgomery
Category: Historic Sites; History Museums; Specialty Museums

The Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum (facebook.com/Fit... out of the downstairs of the house Scott and Zelda rented from October 1931 to April 1932.  It houses a variety of... more »

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Ranked #7 of 32 attractions in Montgomery
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
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Ranked #8 of 32 attractions in Montgomery
Category: Art Museums; Museums
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Ranked #9 of 32 attractions in Montgomery
Category: Cemeteries; Monuments/ Statues; Landmarks
Grave sites of Hank Williams, Sr., and his wife in the Oakwood Cemetery Annex.
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Ranked #10 of 32 attractions in Montgomery
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Landmarks
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Ranked #11 of 32 attractions in Montgomery
Category: Monuments/ Statues; Landmarks
Owner description: The names of 40 people killed in the battle for civil rights between 1954, when the U.S. Supreme Court outlawed segregation,... more » Owner description: The names of 40 people killed in the battle for civil rights between 1954, when the U.S. Supreme Court outlawed segregation, and 1968, the year of the assassination of Martin Luther King, are embedded forever in this round, flat, granite sculpture. Water flows gently over the surface of the inspiring memorial, designed by Maya Lin, who also created the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. « less
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Ranked #12 of 32 attractions in Montgomery
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
Built in 1835, this was the home of the Confederacy President, Jefferson Davis.
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Ranked #13 of 32 attractions in Montgomery
Category: Zoos
Owner description: This popular family destination, spread over 40 acres, is home to over 700 animals from five continents, including the famous... more » Owner description: This popular family destination, spread over 40 acres, is home to over 700 animals from five continents, including the famous Bengal tiger. A train ride around the park provides an overview of the site and a chance to determine where you want to go later for a closer look. « less
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Ranked #14 of 32 attractions in Montgomery
Category: Nature and Parks
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Ranked #15 of 32 attractions in Montgomery
Category: Gardens; Parks; Theaters
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Ranked #16 of 32 attractions in Montgomery
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Traveler Resources
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Ranked #17 of 32 attractions in Montgomery
Category: History Museums; Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: Hank Williams Museum in Montgomery, AL is a number-one destination for music fans. Exhibits include the 1952 Cadillac in... more » Owner description: Hank Williams Museum in Montgomery, AL is a number-one destination for music fans. Exhibits include the 1952 Cadillac in which he died, 17 stage suits including Nudie , custom made boots, cowboy hats, tie collection, furniture, portraits, records, horse saddle, piano,awards, rare photos, family history and personal film footage. Experience the history of the first country music superstar and see how Hank Williams transformed country music and sowed the seeds of what was to become American Music, blues, rockabilly and even rock and roll. « less
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Ranked #18 of 32 attractions in Montgomery
Category: Government Buildings; History Museums

The Capital building of Montgomery is a magnificent structure much like the National Capitol building, with a large white dome/rotunda.  The architecture is rare as is that of the... more »

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Ranked #19 of 32 attractions in Montgomery
Category: Historic Sites; Historic Walking Areas; Landmarks
Owner description: Get a taste of what life was like in 19th-century Montgomery, where three blocks of historic houses show how people lived in... more » Owner description: Get a taste of what life was like in 19th-century Montgomery, where three blocks of historic houses show how people lived in that era. You'll see barns, a one-room schoolhouse, a church, cotton gin and the striking contrast of rich versus poor - from mansions to a tiny house lined with newspaper for insulation. « less
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Ranked #20 of 32 attractions in Montgomery
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
Where Rosa Parks was arrested on December 1, 1955.
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Ranked #21 of 32 attractions in Montgomery
Category: Fountains; Landmarks
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Ranked #22 of 32 attractions in Montgomery
Category: Government Buildings; Landmarks
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Ranked #23 of 32 attractions in Montgomery
Category: Educational Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: Fifty-eight-acre campus in Montgomery's scenic suburb plays host to a variety of community events, dance performances,... more » Owner description: Fifty-eight-acre campus in Montgomery's scenic suburb plays host to a variety of community events, dance performances, concerts and college ceremonies. « less
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Ranked #24 of 32 attractions in Montgomery
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Historic area of the Civil Rights Movement.
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Ranked #25 of 32 attractions in Montgomery
Category: Monuments/ Statues; Landmarks
Commemorates more than 122,000 soldiers from Alabama who fought and died for the Confederacy during the Civil War.
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Ranked #26 of 32 attractions in Montgomery
Category: Casinos
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Ranked #27 of 32 attractions in Montgomery
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
The church where Jefferson Davis worshipped during the Civil War.
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Ranked #28 of 32 attractions in Montgomery
Category: Cemeteries; Landmarks
Burial site for Governors George and Lurleen Wallace.
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Ranked #29 of 32 attractions in Montgomery
Category: Science Museums; Museums
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Ranked #30 of 32 attractions in Montgomery
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
Children's museum devoted to the history and preservation of the beef cattle industry.
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