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Montgomery Travel Guide

Montgomery Zoo
329 Vandiver Blvd.
Tel: 334-265-2637
A great place for kids this zoo, which calls itself "the most exciting zoo in the Southeast," and boasts 500 animals representing over 150 species. Featured exhibits include Australian, Asian, African, and North American species.

Jasmine Hill Gardens and Outdoor Museum
PO Box 60011
Tel: 334-263-1440
The garden and museum cover 17 acres of beautiful land. Fountains, pools and statuary help make this one of the loveliest spots in Montgomery.

A cultural, cosmopolitan city, Montgomery is justly famous for its annual Shakespeare festival, its world acclaimed symphony orchestra and the F. Scott Fitzgerald Museum. The cityís Arts and Cultural centres always have a top class diary of events taking check with the Arts Council before coming to make sure you donít miss anything.

Civil Rights Memorial
400 Washington Avenue

Dedicated in 1989 this poignant memorial was designed by Maya Ying Lin, the architect responsible for creating the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC. Constructed of black granite, a thin stream of water gently flows over the names inscribed in the face of the monument, recalling a passage from the life of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jnr.

That old Southern charm is most admirably demonstrated at any of the cityís numerous restaurants and bars. This is a city that loves entertainment and entertaining. For a taste of local food check out Chrisís Hot Dog on Dexter Avenue, this place has been a Montgomery institution for nearly 90 years.

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