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Montgomery Sights and Landmarks Guide, Alabama

Another nice place to visit when you are in the Big Apple is Montgomery in the state of Alabama towards the south. Following is a list of places you can visit when you undertake a sightseeing tour round Montgomery.

Blount Cultural Park

No city looks complete without a lush green cover interspersed in between the concrete jungles. The English countryside has inspired the design of this urban oasis. The greatest bard of all times - Shakespeare features prominently as the central attraction of this park in the form of the Shakespeare garden and the Carolyn Blount Theatre that is home to the Alabama Shakespeare festival.

Old Alabama Town

Alabama has a thriving Victorian, Edwardian and Georgian history that can be seen on Columbus Street in the form of the old Alabama town which houses 40 or more Victorian residential and public structures that have been restored and renovated. The pages of history have come alive in this historic quarter/village featuring elegant sophisticated as well as rustic architectures. You can get a good idea of the life in the Deep South if you visit the old Alabama town.

National Historic Trail from Montgomery to Selma

It has been built as a tribute to the climactic outcome of the Civil Rights Movement which culminated in the Selma to Montgomery March. This walking trail on highway 80 is 87 km or 54 miles long and is a direct throwback to the 1965 historic march when various ethnic multitudes and races took to the streets demanding voting rights for all residents of America.

Hank Williams Museum

The 1952 Cadillac in which Hank Williams embarked on his last/swan journey is proudly displayed in this museum. There are more attractions here. The cemetery where Hank was laid down beside Audrey in eternal peace - the Oakwood Cemetery is located only at a 5 minutes distance. The City Auditorium - the funeral ground where Hank’s last rites were held is also located close by while the life size statue of Hank Williams has been placed inside Lister Hill Park.

This museum is situated on Commerce Street downtown.

Other attractions

Some of the more varied attractions of Montgomery include Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum, Wall of Tolerance, Civil Rights Memorial, Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, Rosa Parks Museum and African American Cultural Center at ASU.

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  • jorsolya85Alabama State Capitol Building
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    The Alabama State Capitol Building is the first thing that you should visit in Montgomery. The building has witnessed events such as the declaration of a newly formed Confederate States of America by Jefferson Davis or Dr. Martin Luther...
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