Montgomery is Full of Activity
Montgomery offers a huge array of activities for individuals, groups and families to enjoy their trip to this Alabama city. One of the main attractions is the Montgomery Zoo and Mann Wildlife Learning Museum. You can see over 700 animals from five continents that call this 40-acre zoo home. The animals in the zoo are located in habitats that have been designed to duplicate their natural environments. A train will give you a ride through many areas and you can view lions, giraffes and other native African animals as their are roaming around on the African savannah from the Overlook Cafe while you enjoy lunch or just need to sit for awhile. The Mann Wildlife Learning Museum is new to the Montgomery area. The museum is adjacent to the zoo and exhibits show the wildlife and various habitats that area native to North America.
Pack a lunch and enjoy a picnic and afternoon at the Blount Culture Park that offers over 300 acres of hills, lakes and culture. The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts or the Alabama Shakespeare Festival and Shakespeare Gardens are just a walk away. A great place to stop is the Historic Union Station and Montgomery's Visitor Center. Learn of all the available attractions Montgomery has to offer while watching a short video in this preserved train station.
Country music lovers will want to visit the Hank Williams Museum and Memorial. The attraction pays a special tribute to one of the most popular country music writers and performers. The Museum and Memorial houses many of Hank Williams' personal belonging that are on display, including the well known baby blue 1952 Cadillac.
You can see paintings and sculptures at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts. This permanent collect exhibits example from the 19th and 20th centuries as well as displaying Southern regional art that helps define the Southern culture for visitors.
A great historical museum is the F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum. This is the only museum that is strictly dedicated to the works of the Fitzgerald's. Housed in the museum are collections of photographs and correspondences between Scott and Zelda. You'll find prints of Zelda's paintings and copies of Scott's novels as well as a host of other memorabilia and artifacts. A video is shown at the museum that depicts the life of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald.
You can enjoy lunch and dinner at over 100 places to eat in Montgomery including the Cafe M at the Montgomery Museum. Shopping and restaurants usually go hand in hand and Montgomery isn't any different. Many shopping spots are close to numerous restaurants and sightseeing venues within Montgomery. The Mulberry Shopping District is one of many places to fine clothing, home decor, antique shops, boutiques and gifts. Plan for plenty of time when shopping as you'll have plenty of shops to look at.
Montgomery is a friendly community that offers something for everyone, whether it's sports, shopping, eating, or checking out the many historical sites.
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