798 Business Park Drive
Prattville, AL 36066
Phone: (334) 361-2007
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Arts & Museums
This Greek Revival house is now a museum of Autauga history. There are interesting artifacts that tell the story of historic Prattville families. Newspapers, books and other records, are housed in the Heritage Center.
Explore the 40-acre (16-hectare) Montgomery Zoo to get acquainted with the animal kingdom. Established in 1935, there are several exhibits of fauna categorized on the basis of continent of origin. Admire the greenery while watching the animals on this exciting adventure. A ride on the miniature trains helps get a better view of the animals in their natural habitats.
One of the most celebrated country musicians in the world, Hank Williams has fans that span several generations. The Hank Williams Museum is the right place to visit if you want to glimpse into the life and music of this legend. Check out memorabilia from his music collection, his famous 1952 Cadillac, musical instruments, apparel and the statue of the singer. The Hank Williams Museum is truly a trip down memory lane; visit the museum shop for souvenirs.
A visit to the Children's Wing at the Rosa Parks will, literally, take you back to the time when racial segregation and its effect was present in the society. The Cleveland Time machine presents a simulated Montgomery bus inside which neatly unfolds the event of the Montgomery Bus Boycott that took place in 1955, much to the delight of the kids. The simulated journey would also take you through the role of Rosa Parks and other followers of Martin Luther King Jr. in the Civil Rights Movement. Other section of the Wing comprises historic documents, artifacts and oral testimonials of the men and women involved in the boycott movement. Call or visit their website for more information.
Rosa Parks is a very popular name as far as the African-American revolutionary movement is concerned; thus it's no surprise that the Troy University has established a Rosa Parks Library & Museum. The museum is an eye opener as it educates you in detail about the Montgomery Bus Boycott that Rosa Parks started. There are exhibitions, cultural events and various other programs that help you learn more about this revolutionary movement. The museum also has various other activities for children as well as adults to make your visit to this place all the more entertaining.
Specializes in an eclectic group of handcrafted items from artist around the Southeast.
State gallery designated to showcase the art and artists of Alabama.
The political center of Montgomery houses the Civil Rights Memorial. A visit to this site will tell visitors the story of the struggles and achievements of the fighters during the political movement. A site steeped in history, it also houses a library and museum. The Wall of Tolerance is an interesting concept that displays the names of pledged visitors who have 'taken a stand against hate' and work to propagate justice and tolerance. Every story displayed here and every exhibit presented is indeed quite touching and inspirational. Certainly, a site worth discovering. Check website for more details.
A National Historic Landmark, the Alabama State Capitol is also included in the National Register of Historic Places. The building is built in the Greek revival style with a hint of Beaux-Arts designs and was renovated several times. Now, open to the tourists, one can explore important areas like the old Governors Office, old Senate Chamber and so forth. You can visit and explore this historical landmark sans any admission price.
The Alabama Department of Archives and History is the official collector and curator of the heritage of Alabama. This institution, established in 1901, archives material related to the state's history and culture. Its museum displays several portraits, paintings, sculpture, artifacts and memorabilia of people and events that shaped Alabama.
This Mooseum preserves the agricultural history of Alabama. It highlights the cattle industry from past to present day technological advances.
The Dexter Parsonage Museum is a historical home where ministers from the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church lived. The other reason for the museum's popularity is that the great Dr. Martin Luther King and his family resided here between 1954 and 1960 during the Montgomery Bus Boycott. The Garden of Reflection situated at the back of the museum is a tranquil spot with magnolia trees, white azaleas, crape myrtles and a pathway that goes around it. To know more about the Dexter Parsonage Museum, a visit to their website is recommended.