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The Cool Factor

  • Our Historic Train Station is the Perfect Location … the Visitor Center in historic Union Station and the adjacent national historic landmark train shed are the perfect venues for a memorable convention or meeting or to host a reception of special event. Our professional events staff will be happy to assist you in planning the perfect evening, from a southern barbeque to an elegant evening of jazz on the river.
  • Transportation Sensation…sightseeing around downtown is easier than ever. You can hop on the trolley, take a horse-drawn carriage tour at night or a pedicab ride.

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Heritage Hot Spots

Tour one of the most historic State Capitol buildings in the world! Walk in the footsteps of world-changing events. Stand on the spot where Jefferson Davis was inaugurated President of the Confederacy. Montgomery was the cradle of the confederacy and a century later, the impetus of the Civil Rights movement. Visit the church where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. preached and the parsonage where he lived with his family. Visit the interactive Rosa Parks Library and Museum & Children's Wing dedicated to Rosa Parks or take in the Civil Rights Memorial and Center to experience a moving tribute to those soldiers of the Civil Rights Movement who gave their lives for freedom. Uncover the capital city’s pivotal role in major moments in American history.
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Authentic Cuisine

Montgomery’s food scene is diverse and delicious with distinctly Southern highlights. Some restaurants even use ingredients sourced from local farms and gardens. Hard core foodies, comfort food connoisseurs and everyone in between will celebrate with a spectacular array of choices. From an elegant night out to a relaxed meal with the family, Montgomery has it all. Fine dining can be found at cozy, local bistros and eclectic modern hot spots. If casual is more your mood, round up the family and kick back for pasta, upscale burgers, traditional American fare or international cuisine. Indulge your fill in southern-fried favorites or upscale culinary creations at Montgomery’s diverse restaurants.
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Great Shopping & Antiques

Montgomery is filled with national, local and unique shopping opportunities. Montgomery’s shopping scene is full of great deals and extraordinary surprises, from fine art to locally owned boutiques and everything in between. In addition to personal attention and unique, affordable treasures, shoppers in Montgomery will enjoy variety. The city's shops, studios and retail centers are as diverse as our history, neighborhoods and Southern landscapes. That means the perfect purchase is never hard to find.
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Entertainment & Nightlife

Pick up the pace with the excitement of The Alley, the city’s new entertainment district, right across from the Montgomery Convention Center. Catch some live music, mix and mingle, watch the big game or just kick back with a cold one at any one of the city’s many nightlife options. Out of old warehouses grew a vibrant, energetic district that livens the night with bars that offer live music, restaurants, unique meeting venues a frozen shot room and a rooftop garden.  You can find cuisine from twists on southern fare, Italian, barbeque, gourmet hamburgers and even a Delicatessen. On the near outskirts  and walking distance from The Alley you can find even more entertainment including a world-class AA Baseball stadium, home to the Montgomery Biscuits, as well as a brand new brewery, seafood and Thai dinner options, and an outdoor bar and patio that offers a great happy hour and live music. The Montgomery Performing Arts Centre and the Davis Theatre for the Performing Arts are nothing short of awesome, too.
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Arts & Culture

The capital city is buzzing with creativity that’s being expressed with paint, metal, textiles and clay and through dance, music and theatre. The amount of art being produced in Montgomery may surprise you, and we know it will impress you. From folk art to fine art, there’s a dizzying array of visual works on display in Montgomery for your viewing pleasure. The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts is big, it’s beautiful and it’s bursting with all kinds of art: paintings, porcelain, prints and glass. Thousands of works of art representing cultures around the globe and spanning centuries of expression can be found at the MMFA. Permanent collections include paintings, sculpture and works on paper that are among the most comprehensive in the region. There’s never been a better time to be a theatre lover in Montgomery.

Take in a play at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, a fully professional regional theatre known around the world for its Shakespeare productions, yet its well-rounded seasons with 14 productions also include Broadway musicals, children’s productions, American classics and world premieres of brand-new works. Or, experience a bit of the Big Apple in the capital city when Broadway productions run at the Montgomery Performing Arts Center, a 1,800-seat, state-of-the-art theatre downtown. MPAC also hosts concerts with the hottest names in music as well as comedy shows and kids’ events. Whatever your scene, Montgomery has numerous arts and entertainment offerings for your group.
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Family Friendly Entertainment

Go wild at The Montgomery Zoo, with hundreds of animal species. Don’t miss the tigers, the elephants or the playful otters. Stroll along the shaded walkways and see more than 600 species of exotic animals in natural settings. Or, see the animals from the Montgomery Zoo’s new Skylift! Catch a Montgomery Biscuits baseball game and maybe a flying biscuit too at the lovely and historic Riverwalk Stadium. Or, sign up for a group tour at Hyundai featuring a $l billion automotive assembly and manufacturing plant in Montgomery. Watch as over 1,000 Hyundai vehicles are made daily by 2,700 Team Members on a guided tour of the state-of-theart Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama plant. Montgomery and the River Region boast a bounty of attractions and activities that entice the entire family.
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Outdoor Fun

Take in the Alabama River’s natural beauty with a visit to the Riverwalk. Every second Saturday in April through September, the entire city as well as visitors are invited to Riverfront Park for a Free family friendly event. The fun includes live entertainment, games for all ages (bocce ball and more!), food vendors and adult libations at the SandBAR at the Silos. Enjoy a relaxing tour of Montgomery’s riverfront on the city’s triple decker riverboat cruise, the Harriott II. Explore the River Region in a canoe or kayak. Whether you want the thrill of rushing rapids or just a lazy river float, the friendly folks at Coosa Outdoor Center or Coosa River Adventures are happy to assist you with everything you need for an exciting outdoor adventure. Tee up at any one of the eight spectacular, and distinctive, golf courses in the Montgomery area that are definitely up to par. The Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail is ranked by national magazines like GOLF and Golf Digest as some of the best and most affordable public golf in the country. Three of the courses are within an hour’s drive.