Montgomery Journals

Montgomery

A travel journal to Montgomery by Barnburner

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Quote: This is the city often neglected. It is the capitol of of a state that is 180 years old, with a great deal of Southern history and Civil Rights history. With the National Parks Service Project to build a Selma to Montgomery March Historic Trail, as well as the approved construction of a new baseball stadium, Montgomery's tourism prospects are growing.

Montgomery

Overview

Me and my fiancee, Vicki Photo, Montgomery, Alabama
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Downtown is not the center of current Montgomery life, but it is the center of the historical side of Montgomery. Start there, but don't end there.

Quick Tips:

Don't believe everything you see in documentaries. In many cases the money that pays for documentaries is from people who want one side presented. See everything and experience it for yourself.

Best Way To Get Around:

The main thing about coming here is: rent a car!! Public transportation is minimal and what you will want to see is spread out.
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The Embassy Suites is Montgomery's convention center hotel, located between the Civic Center and the Riverfront train station that houses the visitors' center and Lek's Railroad Thai restaurant.

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on February 19, 2003

Embassy Suites Hotel Montgomery-Conference Center
300 TALLAPOOSA STREET
Montgomery, Alabama 36104
334 269-5055

Lattice Inn

Hotel

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Small, quaint house in the Garden District, next to historic Church of the Ascension. It's covered in ivy. The people who run it are always very nice.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 1, 2003

Lattice Inn
1414 South Hull Street
Montgomery, Alabama 36104
(334) 262-3388

The Pub

Restaurant

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The Pub has been in Montgomery since 1972 and its third owner, Alex Calambakas, has about 30 years of cooking experince in local restaurants. His kitchen manager, Jessie Williams, has been cooking for 49 years... that is to say, the food is tremendous. Do not let the fact that it is in a shopping mall fool you. The grilled trout and grilled snapper are the house specialities. There are also cajun dishes that are very, very good. The steaks are all cut daily, in-house, as is all the fish. I can recommend the place and guarantee the quality, not only because Alex is my friend, but because I used to be the General Manager.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 8, 2000

The Pub
Montgomery Mall
Montgomery, Alabama 36104
(334) 281-3911

Tony's Pizza & Steak Restaurant

Restaurant | "Tony's Steak and Pizza"

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Tony's Pizza has been around longer than I have so I do not know how long exactly. This restaurant has the heartiest, best pizzas and steaks that I have ever had. The place sits free-standing on the backside of Maxwell AFB and is surrounded by a trailer park, a primitivist trading post, and cinder-block, hand-painteed Cowboy Club. The area around it looks bad, but don't be fooled. All the steaks are bigger than advertised on the menu, The servers have all been there since the beginnings days, and the pizzas are perfect. I highly recommend the chop steak with extra gravy and french fries. This is REAL FOOD. If you leave hungry, it is your own fault.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 2, 2000

Tony's Pizza & Steak Restaurant
1985 Bell St
Montgomery, Alabama 36104
(334) 264-7081

The Olive Room.

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Restaurant

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The Olive Room is a martini bar and restaurant. The decor is high fashion and dimly-lit with eccentric curves, lit from the floor, and very few tables. The wait staff is all young and very hip. The owners, Tyler and Allen, are both in their late 20's and have provided Montgomery with this gem as well as Tomatino's Pizza, Cafe Luisa Ice Cream Shop, and El Rey Burrito Lounge. The Olive Room is fine dining and I highly recommend their hummus; it is made in house and is fabulous. The crowd is always very eclectic and a DJ spins hip-hop and dance music every night. The menu changes seasonally and everything is good: Grilled chicken with sundried tomato gravy, mahi mahi, grouper, Filet mignon over sma...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 2, 2000

The Olive Room.
121 Montgomery St
Montgomery, Alabama 36104
(334) 262-2763

Tomatinos Pizza & Bake Shop

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Restaurant | "Tomatino's Pizza"

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Tomatino's Pizza, formerly Jan's Pizza, was Tyler and Allen's first go at owning a restaurant. Both guys, described earlier in regard to the Olive Room, started out flipping pizzas at Jan's, a favorite of nearby Huntingdon College. When they bought it, they super-charged it, hired a bunch of young, hip employees and began to sell beer, calzones, fresh breads, and pizza. The pizza is very good and nouveau and you can get anything from old favorites to new twists, like The Cali with all California-style veggies. The atmosphere is very warm and homey, but there are, like Olive Room, only about ten tables, so a wait will probably be necessary. Take-outs are available, but not deliveries. Despit...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 2, 2000

Tomatinos Pizza & Bake Shop
1036 East Fairview Avenue
Montgomery, Alabama 36106
(334) 264-4241

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El Rey is favorite hang-out, right across the street from Tyler and Allen's other restaurants, Cafe Luisa and Tomatino's. This burrito lounge is Mexican food with a nouveau twist. Their guacamole is TO DIE FOR. All the burritos can come in a variety of styles - all-meat, no meat, etc. - and a variety of wraps - sun-dried tomato, spinach, honey wheat, etc. Their porch cannot be beat on a cool afternoon for drinking the house speciality margaritas or Sangria. They have every kind of Tequila, Mexican beer, or Margarita that anyone might want. The bartender Bubba is one of the best ones around. Everything about this place is eclectic and original...the one draw-back is that there is no smoking ind...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 2, 2000

El Rey Burrito Lounge
1057 East Fairview Avenue
Montgomery, Alabama 36106
(334) 832-9688

Martha's Place

Restaurant

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You'll never find Martha's Place if you're not told about it. It's on a back street downtown in a renovated house, but is has awesome home-cooking! It's a black-owned restaurant, if that matters to you. Everything on the menu is good, and the service is always good. They're only open weekdays for lunch.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 19, 2003

Martha's Place
458 Sayre St
Montgomery, Alabama 36104
(334) 263-9135

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The farmers' market cafe has great lunches. It's cafeteria style, or order-at-the-table. It's not fancy, but the food is great. As a side historical note, it's right across the street from where Hank Williams's mother owned a boarding house - the boarding house isn't there anymore though, it's a pecan company on that site now. The farmers market cafe is a weekday lunch place.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 19, 2003

Farmers' Market Cafe
315 N McDonough St
Montgomery, Alabama 36104
(334) 262-9163

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Derk's is a deli and market located in historic Old Cloverdale. Derk, the owner, is a meat cutter, and can be seen daily in the place. The market carries finer foods, wine and beer for discerning tastes. The deli is a good ol' neighborhood deli with excellent reubens, hamburgers, and cold salads. Derk's is open from 7am until 7pm Monday thru Saturday.

As a side note, Derk's is right in the middle of a small district of art shops, galleries, and antique stores.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 19, 2003

Derk's Filet and Vine
431 Cloverdale Rd
Montgomery, Alabama 36106
(334) 262-8463

The Vintage Year

Restaurant

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Vintage Year is a hopping upscale nightspot and a great restaurant. It stays busy, so make a reservation. They're only open at night, no lunches. They're also closed on Mondays.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 19, 2003

The Vintage Year
405 Cloverdale Rd
Montgomery, Alabama 36106
(334) 264-8463

Sinclair''s

Restaurant

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Sinclair''s is what we call "Old Faithful." When you don''t know what you want to eat, you know Sinclair''s menu will have something good. They have daily fish specials that are always good. Their core menu has everything from sandwiches to steaks. The decor is black and white and stainless steel, very laid-back. The wait staff are all good servers. Drinks are reasonably priced. An all-around good restaurant.

Also within the block are El Rey Burrito Lounge, 1048 bar, Jubille seafood, Cafe Luisa ice cream shop, and other stores.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 19, 2003

Sinclair''s
7847 Vaughn Rd
Montgomery, Alabama 36116
(334) 271-7654

Chris' Hot Dogs

Restaurant

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Chris' Hot Dogs is a dive. But everybody knows it was one of Hank Williams hangouts. The place is dark, dingy, and kind of seedy, but the hot dogs are great. They're open for lunch and for dinner until about 8pm. You're as liable to see construction workers in Chris' as you are to see the governor.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 19, 2003

Chris' Hot Dogs
138 Dexter Ave
Montgomery, Alabama 36104
(334) 265-6850

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The Montgomery Brewing Company serves draft beer in a city where draft beer is illegal. The owners found a loophole in the law that stated that draft beer could be sold on the premises of a building that had historically sold draft beer, but the beer must be brewed on-site. So they did it. The Riverboat Red and the Montgomery Blonde are my favorites, but they also have a porter and a seasonal. They have live music most nights, and good bar food.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 19, 2003

Montgomery Brewing Co.
Jefferson Street
Montgomery, Alabama 36124
(334) 834-2739

Marina Bar & Grill

Restaurant | "Marina Bar and Grill"

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The marina is a dive. It's a bar where river rats park their boats, but like the Florabama and Pirate's Cove, it's bikers, mixed with yuppies, mixed with river rats. They have great burgers. There's indoor and outdoor seating, and there's a dog that lives in the bar, which the Health Dept. doesn't like, but the patrons don't care. Ask directions before you head down there.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 20, 2003

Marina Bar & Grill
617 Shady St
Montgomery, Alabama 36104
(334) 239-8226

Jubilee CityFest

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Jubilee Cityfest is the biggest event in Montgomery. It is held memorial Day Weekend on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. There is live music, food, kids' areas, indoor activities, and plenty of people-watching.The live music usually consists of country music and classic rock. The two biggest radio stations in town are WLWI (country) and WXFX (rock), and they have the money to bring in the acts, so that is what is usually there. We have seen Molly Hatchet, Foghat, Kansas, Cowboy Mouth, George Clinton, B.B. King, Bo Diddley, Hank Williams Jr., Candlebox, Matrina McBride, and The Beach Boys just in the last few years, and that has not been everybody. There are four major stages going all day...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 19, 2000

Jubilee CityFest
Downtown Montgomery
Montgomery, Alabama
(334) 834-7220

Montgomery City of: Museums for Fine Arts.

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Attraction | "The Flimp Festival"

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The Flimp Festival is held every year in May at the Museum of Fine Arts to celebrate local and high art. The musueum is, of course, wide open all day and the local artists display all over the grounds, for view and for sale. On the circular drive in front of the Museum local artists are invited to do chalk reporductions of their work or of famous works on the black top, which typically are begun the night before where festival-goers can see not only progress but the finished work as well. There are always more than enough artists' work to view, everything from folk art to modern art to homestyle. The grounds of the museum are adjacent to the Alabama Shakespeare Festival and the whole park is alw...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 7, 2000

Montgomery City of: Museums for Fine Arts.
1 Museum Dr
Montgomery, Alabama (334) 244-5700
(334) 244-5700

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The Syrup Soppin' Festival is an annual event held in Notasulga, AL to celebrate the art of making pure syrup: sorghum, cane, maple, etc. It is an all-day thing with arts and crafts, bluegrass music, little exhibitions. The best thing though is the demonstration of how they make the syrup. They have the yolked jackass turning the machine while he walks in the circle, churning the cane and getting the juice out. Meanwhile they carry the big buckets of juice over the covered, open-fire cooker and sifter where they cook the cane juice into sorghum syrup. You can buy the cooled syrup there at a stand right next to the whole thing and this goes on all day. You can see history right in fro...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 4, 2000

Syrup Soppin' Festival
Main Road
Montgomery, Alabama

TavernFest 2000

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Attraction

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This year 2000 was the first Annual TavernFest in Old Alabama Town. Old Alabama Town is a historic district of Alabama homes and buildings put together to demonstrate how early Alabamians lived. This year, with coordination between them and the local Budweiser distributor, they held a festival that reached a whole city block of beer tasting and looking at the landmarks. From 6:30pm to 7:30pm they had a beer tasting of Bud, Michelob, and Shiner beers. After 7:30. it was a cash bar with beer and wine. There were four bands: jazz, acoustic, blues and swing. The swing band, Badabing Badaboom, held the main drag down the center and blew high energy swing through the street. Levee Br...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 22, 2000

TavernFest 2000
Old Alabama Town
Montgomery, Alabama

Old Alabama Town

Attraction

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Old Alabama Town is a historic district in downtown Montgomery that houses old Alabama culture. It encompasses a square block and includes an old tavern, a mill, a horse-barn, houses and a school houses. Mary Ann Neely, who is in charge, is a walking encyclopedia about the place and of Alabama history. They have their own staff of people who dress in period clothes and demonstrate the old ways for those touring the block. You can watch horseshoe-making, butter-churning, and other activities being performed by the folks there. My main recommendation is to go in the spring or fall, because the winter and summer are very unpleasant to be outside in Alabama. Most Montgomerians have been there s...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 17, 2001

Old Alabama Town
301 Columbus Street
Montgomery, Alabama 36104
(888) 240-1850

The Alabama Shakespeare Festival

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Attraction

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The Alabama Shakespeare Festival is the second largest Shakespeare Festival in the nation. Every show is worth seeing. They try to mix it up a little bit with scheduling and have had Shakepeare, Modern playwrights, and even shows on current legends like Hank Williams Sr and Patsy Cline. The Festival (as it is called here) tours annually for about three months, too, so if you cannot get here to see it, it may well come to you. There are two stages: the main stage seats about 2500 and the Octagon (in the round) seats about 800-1000, depending on the set. The University of Alabama's Master of Fine Arts Program is based at ASF, so not only can one see the Festival's actors, but a new crop every few ye...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 2, 2000

The Alabama Shakespeare Festival
1 Festival Drive
Montgomery, Alabama 36117
(334) 271-5353

Montgomery City of: Museums for Fine Arts.

Attraction | "Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts"

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The MMFA is a good museum, sponsored by the late Montgomery philanthropist Wynton "Red" Blount. It is in the same large park with the Alabama Shakespeare Festival. The museum has a standing collection with great artists, folk artists, and local artists, as well as temporary touring collections. There's a gift shop and a small cafe, as well as an amphitheater for sitting in the sunshine.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 20, 2003

Montgomery City of: Museums for Fine Arts.
1 Museum Dr
Montgomery, Alabama (334) 244-5700
(334) 244-5700

River Walk

Attraction

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The city advertises this as a "river walk." It's not even near the river. You can see the train tracks better than the river. Beside that, the thing is only about 200 yards long with a few picnic tables. Don't waste your time down here. You're liable to get panhandled down there anyway because it's not in a good neighborhood.

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on February 20, 2003

River Walk
Day Street
Montgomery, Alabama

Poarch Creek Indians Casino

Attraction | "Poarch Creek Indians"

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Never been up there, but it stays pretty crowded from what I hear. There was a big local controversy about the indians starting it. I've never heard of any trouble there either.

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on February 20, 2003

Poarch Creek Indians Casino
Highway 21 At Poarch Road
Montgomery, Alabama 36502
(251) 368-8007

Rosa Parks Museum

Attraction

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The Rosa Parks Museum is one of the Civil Rights destinations downtown. It is linked to Troy State University Montgomery. There is a gift shop on the first floor, and exhibits throughout the building. There are guides and plenty of help to view the history of Montgomery Civil Rights movements.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 19, 2003

Rosa Parks Museum
252 Montgomery Street
Montgomery, Alabama
(334) 241-8615

Montgomery Zoo

Attraction

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The zoo is not a very good one, but can be a decent attraction for kids. Their claim to fame is the only warthog exhibit in the United States.

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on February 19, 2003

Montgomery Zoo
2301 Coliseum Parkway
Montgomery, Alabama 36110
(334) 240-4900

The Capri Theatre

Attraction | "The Capri Theater"

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The Capri is a run-down old independent theater that shows all the riskier films, including foreign, independents, and art films. It is managed by Montgomery's area ACLU lawyer Martin McAffrey, who sits in his red velvet sport coat in the ticket booth. It's really worth seeing any movie here. The place has a charm that cineplexes don't have. Tickets are $6 for non-members. Movies run from Thursday to Wednesday and change weekly.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 19, 2003

The Capri Theatre
102 East Depot Street
Montgomery, Alabama 36106
(334) 262-4858

Newsouth Bookstore

Attraction

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The NewSouth Bookstore is the only bookstore in downtown Montgomery. It specializes in Southern literature, Southern history, and Civil Rights interest. It is tied to NewSouth Books, the publishing company, which is housed in the same building, along with a full-service bookbindery, which you can see from the bookstore. It is within walking distance of the Southern Poverty Law Center, Rosa Parks Museum, and State Capitol.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 19, 2003

Newsouth Bookstore
105 South Court Street
Montgomery, Alabama 36104
(334) 834-3556

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The SPLC is the bastion of Civil Rights, and the brainchild of Morris Dees. They are famous for suing and beating the Klan, and many other hate groups. You can't actually go in or tour their offices, except by appointment, but the Civil rights monument on the same block is worth visiting; it was designed by Mai Lin, the same artist who did the Vietnam Memorial.

The SPLC is within walking distance of the State Capitol and Rosa Parks Museum, and is one block off of Dexter Avenue. The old offices, on the South side of Washington, are set to be turned into a Civil Rights museum, but as of yet that has not been done.

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on February 19, 2003

Southern Poverty Law Center
400 Washington Avenue
Montgomery, Alabama 36104
(334) 956-8200

East Chase

Attraction | "EastChase"

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This outdoor shopping mall is Montgomery's newest shopping attraction. It has all the brand name retailers from American Eagle to Williams-Sonoma. There's nothing particularly local here, but it's an all-American shopping mall for the 21st century. There is a very good upscale restaurant called La Jolla (pronounced la hoya).

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on February 19, 2003

East Chase
4121 Carmichael Rd
Montgomery, Alabama 36106
(334) 260-2500

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For soccer fans, Montgomery has a very large soccer complex that is host to an annual international soccer tournament. I don't know the dates of it as I'm not a soccer fan myself.

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on February 19, 2003

Emory Folmar Soccer Facility
Auburn University Montgomery
Montgomery, Alabama 36849
(334) 844-4000

Montgomery Curb Market

Attraction | "The Curb Market"

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The curb market is the small, privately owned farmers market. There's a state owned farmers market, and this isn't it. It's small and quaint. Everyone is friendly and eager to help. There's always a great variety of flowers, produce, crafts, and all sorts of homemade goodies. This one is a weekender - Saturdays and Sundays only.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 19, 2003

Montgomery Curb Market
1004 Madison Avenue
Montgomery, Alabama 36104
(334) 263-6445

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Hank Williams is one of Montgomery's claims to fame. The museum on Commerce St. is small and is a good starting point, but doesn't blow you away. This isn't like Graceland for Hank Sr. It's a small storefront operation. The price recently went up, and last I heard it was around $10 to get in.

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on February 19, 2003

Hanks Williams Museum
118 Commerce Street
Montgomery, Alabama 36104
(334) 262-3600

Hank Williams Memorial

Attraction | "Hank Williams Grave"

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Montgomery, for some reason, does almost nothing to promote Hank Williams tourism. His grave is almost hard to find (the museum is not very good either). You'll kind of have to trek down into the old, bad side of town to get to this one. Oakwood sits behind the police station on the east side of downtown, next door to a pretty bad housing project. You have to go to this one out of reverence for a great talent, not for the tourism value.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 19, 2003

Hank Williams Memorial
Upper Wetumpka Road
Montgomery, Alabama
(334) 262-3600

Court Square

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Court Square is Montgomery's original town square, the focal point of downtown, where slave auctions were once held. A historic fountain dots the I. The square looks right up Dexter Avenue to the state capitol building.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 19, 2003

Court Square
Downtown Montgomery
Montgomery, Alabama

Dexter Avenue

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Montgomery's downtown area is relatively small but very well put together. Dexter Avenue runs right down the center of Montgomery, from Alabama's state capitol at the head of the street, to the city's most famous fountain at One Court Square. The name of the street may ring a bell with anyone familiar with the Civil Rights Movement because Martin Luther King Jr's own church was the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church. This historic landmark is only one block down from the Capitol Building on Dexter. Dexter Avenue is not much of a hub anymore now that the city has moved a great deal to the east, but it is still the center of downtown. And to walk down Dexter and not stop in Chris's Hot Dogs would be a...Read More

Moving around a little bit

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Wherever anyone wants to stay in Montgomery is completely up to the individual. Some people like the comforts of national places and some want the quaint little B & B. But what anyone travels to do is get around and look around. Having a car is of course essential. The airport is about twelve miles out on Highway 80, the infamous Selma Highway, the route taken to Selma in the Montgomery March. So, if you fly in and do not have someone to pick you up, you will need a car. Enough reinforcement of that fact... Montgomery's good qualities are not just in town though. You have a lot of good things very close, and as a central point for day trips all over the Southeast Montgomery is gr...Read More

The practicalities

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It only seems relevant to begin everything with the practicalities. Granted, one comes to travel, to search, but what is important too is a place to sleep and food to eat and, of course, knowing that one is safe and well-taken-care-of. For the traveller who wants it, we have the all the plastic money can buy. We have hotel chains, restaurant chains, four-lane highways. Montgomery sports a population of about a quarter million, so we have all the amenities that today's culture affords. We have two big malls, plenty of big grocery stores, and a main 'bypass' that encircles the whole city and is named after what part of the city one is in, e.g. Southern Boulevard or NorthEast Boulevard. If one r...Read More

The beginning

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To start off a journal about Montgomery, Alabama, the first thing that needs to conveyed is to open one's mind and get away from every pre-conceived notion. Living here my whole life I have heard all the stereotypes from people who have never been here. We don't have indoor plumbing, we marry our cousins, we lynch anybody who is not Caucasian.... rubbish. Having traveled a fair bit in my life, I have experienced all of the prejudices that the rest of the country claims that Southerners are guilty of. As soon as someone hears a Southern accent, the stereotypes come freely. However so few people have come to see for themselves. Montgomery was the capitol of the Confederacy, the site...Read More

King Kudzu

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King Kudzu is Montgomery's alternative monthly entertainment newspaper. It lists schedules, events, articles about local entertainment, and has tons of ads from local bars, restaurants, etc. If you roll into town, find a King Kudzu. They're free and 15,000 are circulated each month, so they're not hard to find.

East Fairview Avenue

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The 1000 block of East Fairview Avenue, call 'The Block,' around the neighborhood I live in, Cloverdale, is the local strip for hanging out and seeing who is around having a good time. There are four restaurants, one all-night bar with live music, a community theatre that plays independent films, a few shops, and a styling salon. For nightlife, this is the neighborhood focal point. 1048 Jazz and Blues Bar is the epitome of the smokey, dark, hole-in-the-wall dive with a small stage up by the dark and a great selection of wine, beer, booze and cigars. Anything goes in 1048. For good eating in a sit-down atmosphere, there are Sinclair's and Buds's. Both have great menus. Bud's sells only Bla...Read More

Stonehenge

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Stonehenge is the place to go for local artists. This art store, gallery and frame shop is located at the corner of Cloverdale Road and Decatur Street. Though the place is not very big, it is very full of paintings, sculptures, crafts, prints, and information about local history. As a plus, too, it is located at the end of a small, old row of store-fronts and down the line are gift shops like Apropos, antique stores like Sheffield's and a market and deli, Derk's Filet and Vine. It would not be hard to spend a whole day on this block of seven shops. Everything on this block is worth seeing. Stonehenge is the place to go for local artists Clark Walker, Julia Stark and Bess Coates. But if ...Read More

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