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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.

family fun

Posted on Saturday, October 13, 2012 | Posted in: A Taste of Montgomery, Worth Checking Out,

...summoning smiles from kids of all ages

Alabama Cattlemen’s Association “MOOseum” 
201 S Bainbridge St, 36102

This hands-on children’s educational center has a unique agricultural theme. Let your kids be cowboys and cowgirls with interactive displays and dress-up fun! Free admission. Open Mon – Fri.

Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama

700 Hyundai Blvd, 36105

Experience over 1,000 Hyundai vehicles made daily by 2,700 Alabama Team Members. Enjoy a guided tram tour while wearing safety glasses and a headset. Tours of the facility are available, by reservation only, Mon, Wed and Fri at 9:30am, 12:30pm & 2:00pm and on Thurs. at 6:30pm. Minimum age: 6. Please call or visit the website for more information. Free admission.

Ice Palace
1000 Eastdale Mall, 36109

Ice skate year-round in Alabama’s only ice rink inside a mall. At Eastdale Mall. Admission charge. Open daily.Mann Wildlife Learning Museum
325 Vandiver Blvd, 36110

Visit the Mann Museum and witness North American wildlife in realistic settings that reflect their natural habitats. Touch and feel a variety of displays and animals. Admission charge. Open Mon – Sun.

Riverboat – Harriott II
End of Commerce St
at Riverwalk, 36104

Take a ride on Montgomery’s newest attraction, the Harriott II and enjoy a scenic ride along the Alabama River. Admission charge. Call for schedule.

W.A. Gayle Planetarium
1010 Forest Ave, 36106

Located in beautiful Oak Park, the planetarium hosts an auditorium designed especially for simulating the natural sky by projecting images of the sun, moon, stars and other celestial objects on a 50-foot dome ceiling. It’s operated by Troy University for the City of Montgomery. Admission charge. Open Mon-Thurs and Sun.

Montgomery Zoo
2301 Coliseum Blvd, 36110

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! Take a walk on the wild side at the Montgomery Zoo, where over 500 animals await in natural habitats divided into five continents. The 40-acre, AZA-accredited Zoo is alive with exotic animals and lush vegetation. Embark on an educational adventure and see African Elephants, North American River Otters and even hand-feed Giraffes at the Zoo’s Giraffe Encounter. Paddleboats, a playground and a train traversing the Zoo are additional amusements. While at the Zoo, don’t forget about the Mann Museum, with over 275 exhibits of wildlife. Admission charge. Open Mon – Sun.