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  • AN Act of courage in Montgomery Sparked a National Movement... Montgomery is home to Mrs. Rosa McCauley Parks. Rosa Parks became a Civil Rights pioneer in Montgomery by courageously taking a stand and not giving up her seat which sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum and Library is a tribute to that memorable movement.
  • Paddles Up!…the Montgomery Dragon Boat Festival was the first in Alabama and is now the largest Dragon Boat Festival east of the Mississippi and one of the largest attended festivals in the River Region.

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The Montgomery Zoo and Mann Wildlife Learning Museum is partnering with KultureCity (kulturecity.com) and its Sensory Initiative to make the Zoo a friendlier experience for guests with Sensory Processing Disorders.

November 6 Montgomery Veterans Day Celebration

October 13 Hampstead Farm to Fork Invasion is Back!

October 2 Russian Grand Ballet presents Swan Lake at the Montgomery Performing Arts Centre

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THANK GOD I’M A “MONTGOMERY BOY”… John Denver was an "Army Brat" whose family was stationed in Montgomery during his teen years.

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.

THE SKY’S THE LIMIT…you can gaze at the stars and the solar system even during the day at the W.A. Gayle Planetarium.