This section provides you with a wealth of information on Montgomery County attractions from historic sites and museums to outdoor recreation. Whether you are visiting for a day or have lived here your entire life, you will be sure to find something for the entire family to enjoy.
Montgomery County is a county rich in history. From a telegram that started the Civil War to a city bus seat that launched the Civil Rights Movement, Montgomery County is known for our place in America’s history. We hope you will take the opportunity while you’re here and not browsing the Expo floor to not only wander through our past but take a look at where we are going.
If you’re looking for history, take a ride on one of the vintage trolleys downtown at the Montgomery Area Visitor Center located inside Union Station, to explore such sites as the Hank Williams Museum, Rosa Parks Museum and Children’s Wing, Old Alabama Town, Civil Rights Memorial & Center, Alabama State Capitol, the First White House of the Confederacy, Dexter Parsonage Museum and the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., began his preaching career.
Montgomery County is also rich in the arts. Located on a 300-acre park complete with walking trails and large ponds in the City of Montgomery is the Alabama Shakespeare Festival and Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts. If you want an attraction that will spark your sense of adventure, visit the 40-acre Montgomery Zoo which is home to more than 600 species of exotic animals.
To see where we’re going, travel down I-65 South to Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama, the company’s first U.S. automobile manufacturing facility. Hyundai gives tours of its multi-million dollar facility four days a week. The robotic wonders at this facility are truly a site to see.
Welcome to Montgomery County; we hope you enjoy your visit.