Sleep Inn & Suites
5005 Carmichael Road
Montgomery, AL 36106
Phone: (334) 387-1004
Fax: (334) 387-1003
Enjoying life is what free masons are known for and 'Alcazar Shrine' serves as a venue to do just that. With a history that dates back to several decades this place is more of a fraternity than a religious place. Established by Dr. Walter Millard Fleming, this place organizes cocktail and dinner parties. They also run a hospital for children.
Inspired by the English countryside, this 250-acre park features the Shakespeare Garden, which contains plants mentioned in the Bard's works. In addition, the manicured grounds include other gardens, outdoor sculptures, a thatched-roof pavilion, lakes, trails, picnic areas, and a 325-seat amphitheater. Also located within the Cultural Park are the Alabama Shakespeare Festival Theater and the Alabama Museum of Art. Symphony concerts, ballet performances, a Renaissance festival, Scottish Highland games, and art fairs are among the many events the park holds throughout the year.
The sheer enormity of the Library on the Auburn University Campus is enough to make anyone's jaw drop. With a vast database covering an array of subjects, this library consists of some of the greatest academic works in history. It is a highly resourceful source of information for the students of the University.
Known as Alabama's Little Corner of Greece, the Jasmine Hill Gardens and Outdoor Museum features over 20 acres of year-round floral beauty and classical sculpture, including new statuary honoring Olympic heroes and mythical gods. A tour of Jasmine Hill offers spectacular and ever-changing views, including a full-scale replica of the Temple of Hera ruins as found in Olympia, Greece, the birthplace of the Olympic Flame.
Dr. King and his family lived here from 1954 to 1960, when he led the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
The Armory Learning Arts Center offers a variety of art-related classes including visual art, voice, and photography. In addition, the Armory is hometo the Arts Council of Montgomery, Alabama Dance Theatre, and the nationally recognized Armory Gymnastics.
Featured on the National Register for Historic Places, The First White House of the Confederacy is a significant landmark in Montgomery. Montgomery became the Confederate capital in 1861, which is when the First White House of the Confederacy was conceived. Best known as the former residence of Confederate President Jefferson Davis and his family, the house itself showcases Italianate architecture and the interiors are furnished with a number of original pieces. The house also features exhibits on Jefferson Davis and the circumstances of the Civil War.
A National Historic Landmark, the Alabama State Capitol is also included in the National Register of Historic Places. The capitol is actually the state's fourth capitol building and was designed in the Greek revival style with a hint of Beaux-Arts in 1851, and has been renovated several times. In 1861, when the Confederacy was formed, the building served as the capitol of the Confederate States of America. Now, open to visitors, one can explore important areas like the old governors office and old senate chamber among others. You can visit and explore this historical landmark sans any admission price.
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. The memorial was designed in order to pay tribute to the 40 individuals who lost their lives during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 60s, including Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Through carved timelines, names and quotes, the site tells 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.
Alabama Governor's Mansion is the private address of the Governor of Alabama and family. This 17-room mansion is surrounded by a beautiful garden and is an example of Neoclassical Revival architecture. Built in 1907, it features on the National Register of Historic Places. Some of the characteristics in its design include a double staircase, a pergola and a grotto.
Home of Alabama's Supreme Court, this building also houses the Courts of Criminal and Civil Appeals and the State Law Library.