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Desperate for a trip to Greece, but only have a budget for a trip to Montgomery? Not to worry! Located about 20 minutes from the State Capitol in downtown Montgomery is Jasmine Hill Gardens and Outdoor Museum, which is an outdoor museum replete with reproductions of Greek ruins and sculpture. The idea for Jasmine Hill was created by Mary and Benjamin Fitzpatrick in the 1930s. Great fans of Greek culture, the Fitzpatricks created their ode to all things Greek as a result of over 20 trips back and forth between Alabama and Greece. Jasmine Hill has continued to grow since the 1930s; in 1995, a replica of the Temple of Hera was built, and was a stopping point for the Olympic flame as it made its way to Atlanta for the 1996 Olympic Summer Games. Spread over 20 acres, Jasmine Hill is also home to a gorgeously landscaped garden. The gardens and outdoor museum are open to the public on weekends during March, April and May. Price of admission is $7 for adults, $5 for children ages 6 through 12, and free for children under 6.