Montgomery is the second largest city in Alabama and capital of the state.
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Montgomery was briefly the capital of the Confederate States of America. In the State Capitol, Jefferson Davis took his oath of office as President of the Confederate States. Montgomery was also an important point in the civil rights movement, as the arrest of Rosa Parks led to the subsequent bus boycott. Martin Luther King has been appointed coordinator of the following protests and demonstrations.
- 4445 Selma Highway, Montgomery, AL 36108. The airport is served by American Airlines and Delta Airlines. Montgomery Regional Airport,
- 950 W. South Boulevard, Montgomery, AL 36105. Greyhound,
- 495 Molton Street, Montgomery, AL 36104. Connections to Atlanta, Mobile and New Orleans Megabus,
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The two main motorways are Interstate which connects Montgomery to Atlanta and interstate to Birmingham in the north and Mobile in the south.
- 2301 Coliseum Parkway, Montgomery, AL 36110. Tel: . The zoo houses about 600 animals from 5 continents. Many of the enclosures have natural limits, so you can get there without fences. For a fee, you can take a small train to the zoo or rent a pedalo boat for a ride on the lake. There is a restaurant and cafe on the site. The Mann Wildlife Learning Museum is located directly at the zoo. The show boxes and large dioramas display stuffed animals, some of which may be touched. Opened: Daily from 09:00 to 17:30. Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year. The last entrance will be at 16:00. Price: admission to the zoo for children up to 13 years of age 11,- US$, for children 13 years of age or older and for adults 15,- US$; admission to the museum for children up to 13 years of age 5,- US$, for children aged 13 and over and for adults 7,- US$; Combo ticket for children up to 13 years 15,- US$, for children aged 13 and over and for adults 20,- US$. Montgomery Zoo and Mann Wildlife Learning Museum,
- One Museum Dr., Montgomery, AL 36117. Tel: . The museum displays images, sculptures and photographs of American artists in changing exhibitions. The bistro "Café M" serves food and drink and is located just next to the entrance. Opened: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10:00 to 17:00, Thursday from 10:00 to 21:00, Sunday from 12:00 to 17:00, Monday closed. Price: Entry is free. Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts,
- 303 S. Jackson St., Montgomery, AL 36104. Tel: . Martin Luther King lived in the house during his pastoral period in Montgomery from 1954 to 1960. The building has been restored to its original state, but with modern technology it shows pictures and videos from its life. The museum and the church where King preached are only to be visited by prior arrangement in a guided tour. Dexter Parsonage Museum,
- 455 Washington Ave, Montgomery, AL 36117. Tel: . Dexter Avenue King Memorial Legacy,
- 454 Dexter Ave, Montgomery, AL 36104. Tel: . Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church,
- 400 Washington Ave, Montgomery, AL 36104. Tel: . The Center is dedicated to the civil rights movement, its aims and the most important sites, as well as to the people who were murdered as activists of the movement. Opened: From Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 16:30, Saturday from 10:00 to 16:00. Price: Adults pay 2,- US$ admission, children have free admission. Civil Rights Memorial Center,
- 252 Montgomery St., Montgomery, AL 36104. Tel: . The museum displays exhibits on the theme of Montgomery Bus Boycott and the segregation of the races that dominated Alabama in the 1950s. Opened: Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 17:00 (last tour at 16:00), Saturday from 09:00 to 15:00 (last tour at 14:00). Price: Children up to 12 years $5.50, children over 12 years and adults $7.50. Rosa Parks Library and Rosa Parks Museum and Childrens's Wing,
- 118 Commerce St., Montgomery, AL 36104. Tel: . Everything about the country singer Hank Williams Opened: Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 16:30, Saturday from 10:00 to 16:00, Sunday from 1:00 to 16:00. Price: Children up to 14 years 3,- US$, teenagers and adults 10,- US$. Hank Williams Museum,