Sleep Inn & Suites Millbrook - Prattville
2295 Cobbs Ford Road
Millbrook, AL 36054
Phone: (334) 532-0500
Fax: (334) 532-0501
Historically, Prattville was known as The Fountain City for its numerous artisan wells. Many of the wells are no longer operationals, but some, still produce fresh, sweet water. Visit this well and enjoy a drink of nature. Relax for a bit under the old-fashioned tin shed. This well is a refreshing stop for tourists and locals.
This park is a feast for the senses, with a Fragrance Garden, a variety of plants, Braille descriptions, a walking path and playground.
Universally known as Buena Vista, the Montgomery-Janes-Whittaker House is regulated as a house museum. This two-and-a-half-story house consists of well-built fanlights on the front doors, spiral staircase, balcony and beautiful plaster work. This Federal style estate features on the National Register of Historic Places.
Union Station or Montgomery Station was built in 1898 by the Louisville and Nashville Railroad Company but by the 1960s the station was hardly used anymore and was eventually closed in 1979 by Amtrack. It now serves as a unique concert venue and also houses a visitor's center. The Union Station Train Shed has been declared a Monument of Historic Importance.
Explore the 40-acre (16-hectare) Montgomery Zoo to get acquainted with the animal kingdom. Established in 1935, there are several exhibits of fauna categorized on the basis of continent of origin. Admire the greenery while watching the animals on this exciting adventure. A ride on the miniature trains helps get a better view of the animals in their natural habitats.
Now home of the Montgomery Waterworks Board. This antebellum mansion housed Union Troops during Reconstruction. Open Monday through Friday.
Taking up six blocks in the historic district of Montgomery, Old Alabama Town aims at showcasing architectural and cultural history of the state of Alabama. The site includes 19th- and 20th-century structures that have been restored and preserved such as one-room schoolhouses, grist mills, cotton gins and more. This place also conducts interesting events and activities including the Alabama Book Festival. For information on tours, do visit their website.
Gothic-style church, designed by Wills & Dudley of New York. Oldest Episcopal church in Montgomery.
The Rosa Parks Library and Museum serves as a historical milestone to those who strive to understand the event that began the famous boycott. The Children's Wing features a time-traveling bus, an archive room with videos, audio recordings, and images of the Civil Rights Movement.
Home of Alabama's Supreme Court, this building also houses the Courts of Criminal and Civil Appeals and the State Law Library.
The Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church is where the great Dr. Martin Luther King Junior began his movement for civil rights. The church not only holds regular services, but also offers tours to those who would like to explore the rich history of the church. There are specific sections of the church where Dr. Martin Luther King delivered motivational speeches; the Dexter Parsonage Museum is situated a few blocks away. This was also the epicenter of the Montgomery Bus Boycott. A visit to Montgomery would not be complete without a trip to this National Historic Landmark.
The political center of Montgomery houses the Civil Rights Memorial. A visit to this site will tell visitors the story of the struggles and achievements of the fighters during the political movement. A site steeped in history, it also houses a library and museum. The Wall of Tolerance is an interesting concept that displays the names of pledged visitors who have 'taken a stand against hate' and work to propagate justice and tolerance. Every story displayed here and every exhibit presented is indeed quite touching and inspirational. Certainly, a site worth discovering. Check website for more details.