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  • 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.
  • Watch as over 1,000 Hyundai vehicles are made daily by 2,700 Team Members on a guided tour of the state-of-the-art Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama plant. Also, you can watch one of the nation’s leading safety sedans, the Sonata, and the 2012 Car of the Year, the Elantra, being made right before your eyes.
  • Slide, glide and whirl across smooth ice in the comfort of a climate-controlled rink. Enjoy Ice skating year-round in Alabama’s only indoor ice rink, The Ice Palace inside Eastdale Mall.

Freedom Rides Museum

Learn how 21 young people helped change our nation’s history using nonviolent protest. Black and white, male and female, none of them were older than 21. They stepped off of a bus at this station on May 20, 1961. They knew they might be met with violence, and they were. They had written out wills and said goodbye to loved ones. Their goal was to help end racial segregation in public transportation and they did. This new museum explores a compelling American story. It uses artworks as well as quotes, photographs and architectural elements. Join us in exploring how art, architecture and personal stories help us understand a critical moment in our shared national history. The Freedom Rides Museum is open Fridays and Saturdays, noon to 4pm and weekdays by appointment for groups of 10 or more.

Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 12pm-4pm

Admission Fee: $5 Adults; $4 College, Senior, Military; $3 Children 6-18

Closed State Holidays: No

Bus Parking: No

$1 Discounts for Groups of 10+

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210 S. Court Street
Montgomery, AL 36104
(334) 242-3935

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