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The Montgomery area offers a variety of fun locations and historical sites to please all ages and interests. Whether you are in Montgomery on business for a few days or you want a great place to take the kids on a family field trip, try one of these.

Alabama Shakespeare Festival (334-271-5300)
Montgomery
Call for performance information. Tours available for backstage, costumes, etc., for grades 3+

Al Holmes Taxidermy Studio & Wildlife Museum (334-567-7966)
Wetumpka

Alabama Cattleman's Association (334-265-1867)
201 South Bainbridge, Montgomery
Hands-on children’s educational center (The "Mooseum") with a unique agricultural theme including displays and exhibits on nutrition. Free Admission.

Alabama State Capitol (334-242-3935)
Montgomery
Walk through on your own or free guided tours available for 15 or more.

American Red Cross of Central Alabama (334-260-3980)
5015 Woods Crossing, Montgomery
Features letters and personal items from Clara Barton and photographs of early nurses.

Aqua Farms (334-288-FISH)
Montgomery
Observations of a fish hatchery

Books-A-Million (334-272-5580)
Montgomery
Children’s Story Time usually scheduled once on a weekday and once on the weekend.

Barnes & Noble (334-284-4421)
Montgomery
Children’s Story Time usually scheduled once on a weekday and once on the weekend.

Buena Vista (334-361-0961)
102 East Main Street, Prattville
Originally called Montgomery House, this Greek Revival plantation home was significant to culture development of central Alabama.

Civil Rights Memorial and Civil Rights Memorial Center (334-956-8200)
400 Washington Avenue, Montgomery
The only monument to honor those killed in the fight for racial justice in the United States.

Dexter Avenue Parsonage Museum (334-261-3270)
303 S. Jackson St., Montgomery
Tour the home where the family of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. once lived.

Eastdale Mall Ice Skating Rink (334-277-2088)
Montgomery

Emerald Falls Adventure Park (334-361-0003)
Prattville
Putt-putt golf, boats, arcade games

Fort Toulouse – Jackson Park (334-567-3002)
Wetumpka
Arboretum, picnic tables, big fields to play in, museum, forts

Fun Zone (334-420-4386)
6820 Oats Drive, Montgomery
Rollerskating, video games, snacks, a rockclimbing wall, etc.

Gayle Planetarium (334-241-4799)
Forest Avenue near Oak Park, Montgomery

Grandma's Attic (334-242-4363)
Montgomery, located at the Alabama Department of Archives and History, along with 3 other museums (Wars, Flags, and Native Americans)
Free hands-on museum for children featuring items and activities from Alabama’s past

Hank Williams Statue
100 North Perry Street in Lister Hill Park, Montgomery
(Also, Hank Williams Memorial in Oakwood Cemetery at 1304 Upper Wetumpka Road in Montgomery; and Hank Williams Museum at 118 Commerce Street in Montgomery)

Jasmine Hill Gardens and Outdoor Museum (334-567-6463)
3001 Jasmine Hill Road, Wetumpka
Over 20 acres of gardens and scultures, Olympic and Greek themes dominate this attraction, called “Alabama's Little Corner of Greece.”

Mann Wildlife Learning Museum (334-240-4900)
325 Vandiver Boulevard, Montgomery (at the Zoo)
North American wildlife in realistic settings that reflect their natural habitats. Touch and feel a variety of displays and animals.

Montgomery Zoo (334-240-4900)
Montgomery

Museum of Fine Arts (334-244-5700)
Montgomery
Features “Artworks,” hands-on activity museum for children

Old Alabama Town (334-240-1850)
301 Columbus Street (downtown), Montgomery (Kiwanis Park adjacent for picnics)
Cabins and buildings, displays and demonstrations of pioneer life in early Alabama.

Prattaugan Museum (334-361-0961)
102 East Main Street, Prattville
Operated by the Autauga County Heritage Association

Rosa Parks Library and Museum (334-241-8661)
251 Montgomery Street, Montgomery

Union Station and Trolley Ride
Start at Montgomery Convention and Visitor Bureau downtown.
Tours historic sites in downtown Montgomery
Trolley is heated and air conditioned.

Way Off Broadway Theatre (334-358-0297)
203 West 4th Street, Prattville
Four drama performances per year

Wetumpka Depot Players* (334-567-2026)
300 South Main Street in Wetumpka, next to City Hall
Seasonal drama productions

White House of the Confederacy (334-242-1861)
Montgomery
Home of President Jefferson Davis until 1861.

Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald Museum (334-264-4222 or 334-262-9562)
919 Felder Avenue, Montgomery
Features exhibits on the famous author and his family, who lived here 1931-1932.

About the author:
A homeschooling mom of four children, Carren W. Joye is the author of /Homeschooling More Than One Child: A Practical Guide for Families/ (ISBN 0-595-34259-0), /A Stay-at-Home Mom's Complete Guide to Playgroups/ (ISBN 0-595-14684-8), and an Internet-linked Alabama State History Curriculum. In addition to starting four successful playgroups, she has founded a regional homeschool support group and a statewide homeschool covering. Visit her web site at http://www.carrenjoye.com
 
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