Alabama State Capitol
DESCRIPTION: The state Capitol steps served as the scene for many civil rights marches and demonstrations including the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the Selma-to-Montgomery March for Voting Rights. It became the state capital in 1846.
ADDRESS: 600 Dexter Avenue, Montgomery, AL MAP
Montgomery Museum of Fine Art
DESCRIPTION: A multi-faceted regional fine arts museum that meets a broad range of needs in the community. The strength of permanent collections are American and Alabama art. From the to time, MMFA presents a selection of African art from the major private collection.
DAYS & HOURS: Tue-Sat 10a-5p, Thu 10a-9p, Sun 12p-5p
ADDRESS: One Museum Drive, Montgomery, AL MAP
Davis Theatre of Performing Arts
DESCRIPTION: Opened in 1930 as the Paramount Theatre movie palace for talkies and Vaudeville shows, this venue has hosted countless patrons. Then in 1976, after the last feature Gone With the Wind the theatre closed its doors. Purchased by Troy University and reopened in 1983 as Davis Theatre for the Performing Arts, it is one of only a few classic theatres remaining in the South. The balcony seats 616 while the main floor seats 584 for a capacity of 1200 seats. There is a full-size orchestra pit in this intimate theatre with excellent acoustics. At this call, the theatre hosts amateur and professional musicals, dramatic productions, chamber music groups, symphony orchestras, dance groups, ballets and instrumental performances.
BOX OFFICE: Mon-Thu 8a-5p, Fri 8a Noon
ADDRESS: 251 Montgomery Street, Montgomery, AL MAP
Alabama Shakespeare Festival
DESCRIPTION: The 6th largest Shakespeare festival in the world, it attracts 300,000 annual visitors. It is also home to Southern theatre, including plays by Black playwrights. Local venues change.
ADDRESS: One Festival Drive, Montgomery, AL MAP
PHONE: 334-271-5353 or 800-841-4273
Alabama Department of Archives & History
DESCRIPTION: Museum includes an exhibit by Alabama photographer Spider Martin with 22 photos of Civil Rights events in Selma and Montgomery in 1965. Prominently displays oil paintings of Nat King Cole. Rosa Parks, W.C. Handy, Martin Luther King. Jr. and E.D. Nixon.
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Fri 8:30a-4:30p
ADDRESS: 624 Washington Avenue, Montgomery, AL MAP
DESCRIPTION: A modern 6,000-seat theatre in Riverfront Park with pleasure craft often docked nearby. Features all manner of concerts and classic movies. Work is underway for a French Quarter-style entertainment alley next to it.
ADDRESS: northern end of Coosa Street, Montgomery, AL MAP
DESCRIPTION: Over 700 animals native from 5 continents hosted in 5 natural habits.
ADMISSION: fee, children under age 2 enter FREE
DAYS & HOURS: daily 9a-5p
ADDRESS: 2301 Coliseum Parkway, Montgomery, AL MAP
F. Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald Museum
DESCRIPTION: This celebrated couple’s legacy is preserved in a modest home where they lived. F. Scott Fitzgerald is best known for The Great Gatsby and his wife, Zelda was artist and author.
ADMISSION: free, but donations appreciated
DAYS & HOURS: Wed-Fri 10a-2p, Sat-Sun 1p-5p
ADDRESS: 19 Felder Avenue, Montgomery, AL MAP
Robert Trent Jones at Cambrian Ridge
DESCRIPTION: Part of Alabama’s Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, Cambrian Ridge offers 27 holes of championship golf and a 9-hole short course for those on a time budget. Open daily 7a until dark. Green fees range from $24 to $44.
ADDRESS: 35 miles south of Montgomery, off Interstate 65 in Greenville, Montgomery, AL MAP
Montgomery National Golf Club
DESCRIPTION: 7100 yards of outstanding golf course for the money; complete practice facilities. 7 days a week, dawn to dusk
ADDRESS: 7160 Byron Nelson Blvd, Montgomery, AL MAP
Robert Trent Jones at Capitol Hill
DESCRIPTION: Part of Alabama’s Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, Capitol Hill offers 3 completely different 18-hole layouts along the backwaters of the Alabama River. It is open year round from 7a until dark. Greens fees are typically lower than $50.
ADDRESS: 8 miles northwest of Montgomery, off Interstate 65, Prattville, AL MAP