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Selma to Montgomery

7002 US Highway 80 W, Selma, AL 36040-4608
+1 334-877-1983
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Solemn and inspiring

There is something awe inspiring about this drive. The march here was an invaluable thrust for... read more

Reviewed 6 December 2017
Provincetown, Massachusetts
Historic drive

Recommend stopping first at the Selma Interpretative Centre, which is run by the National Parks... read more

Reviewed 21 November 2017
Bristol, United Kingdom
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It was on this stretch of U.S. 80 that protestors led by Martin Luther King marched from Selma to Montgomery in 1965.
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7002 US Highway 80 W, Selma, AL 36040-4608
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

There is something awe inspiring about this drive. The march here was an invaluable thrust for civil rights. From that movement has come numerous other awarenesses. The drive itself is secondary to the events. The Lowndes Interpretative Center was not open while I was there. The...More

1  Thank CATTSAR
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

Recommend stopping first at the Selma Interpretative Centre, which is run by the National Parks Service. Free of charge to enter and gives you an overview of the march. You can also pick up a map of the route which shows the sites. We walked...More

1  Thank SAHoulwood8284
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Travelled with my sister on the drive from Selma to Montgomery. Viewed the ruins of Selma's Minnie B. Anderson housing. What a sad testament that is to this town! For shame. There are cotton fields growing closer to Montgomery, and they are beautiful.

Thank Jeanette G
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Crossing the Edmund Pettus Bridge is a moving experience, as is the interpretive center. Reliving the history was a powerful experience.

Thank beebster2015
Reviewed 13 September 2017

We took this drive just to try to get a feel of what it must have been like for the people who participated in the March from Selma. It's unbelievable what they went through. There is a monument to Viola Liuzzo, but if you stop...More

Thank c685710
Reviewed 31 August 2017

After several hours in Montgomery we drove the route from Montgomery to Selma and back again. The drive took about 45 minutes to an hour each way and was well worth it to trace the steps of the marchers. We'd seen the film Selma and...More

1  Thank Graham_Derby
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

This is the historical road that the 600+ civil rights advocates walked on, on the way to Montgomery. I honor those brave souls and applaud their efforts to advance the rights of Black Americans. There are signs pointing out the various campgrounds along the way...More

1  Thank pfefmeister
Reviewed 24 June 2017

The NPS center in Selma is small, two stories and tells the story of the March from its beginning in Selma. It is across the street from the Edmund Pettus Bridge. The movie there is the same on at the Interpretive Center on Highway 80...More

2  Thank MWK51
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

We visited both interpretive centers; the one in Lowndes County is much larger and has a moving film of the civil rights struggle. Having grown up in the northeast, it is hard to understand how the segregationists could have acted as they did. It is...More

2  Thank adkaiser
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Selma, Al could be a tourist attraction for many reasons, from it's role in the Civil War to its pivotal role in the CIvil Rights Movement, but for some reason, the City has missed the boat. The Civil War era architecture and its Main Street...More

6  Thank iacxred
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