Montgomery Travel: Recommended Day Trips from Andalusia

It is recommended that you visit some of the popular Montgomery travel destinations when you're vacationing in Andulasia. Montgomery is one of the most affluent cities in the state of Alabama, and it has plenty of interesting attractions to offer, including museums, historic sites and others. The city is located a short distance from your Andalusia bed and breakfast, and it is a perfect destination for day trips. Here are a number of Montgomery travel destinations that you should check out during your vacation.

Alabama State Capitol
600 Dexter Avenue
Montgomery, Alabama 36130
(334) 242-3935
www.preserveala.org

Montgomery is the capital city of the state, and it is home to the Alabama State Capitol. The original state capitol was constructed in the year 1847, but it was severely damaged by fire in 1849. The present state capitol stands on the site of the former capitol, and its construction was completed in 1851. This building was designed by renowned architect Barachias Holt, and it features excellent Greek Revival architecture. One of the most distinctive features of the building is its spiral staircase. When you are touring the state capitol, you will get the chance to view splendid murals that depict the history of Alabama.

The Alabama State Capitol is open to the public from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday. Guided tours are available free of charge every two hours from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Montgomery is situated about 50 miles north of your Andalusia inn, and you can get there by going east on Highway 84 to the town of Opp. Then connect to Route 9 and travel north. Route 9 will take you straight to Montgomery.

Montgomery Zoo and Mann Museum
2301 Coliseum Parkway
Montgomery, Alabama 36110
montgomeryal.gov

If you're vacationing with your family, you should definitely include the Montgomery Zoo and Mann Museum in your Montgomery travel itinerary. This zoo-cum-museum covers an area of more than 40 acres, and it is home to more than 500 animals from five continents, which are all kept in natural habitats. Some of the animals that you will see in the zoo include giraffes, bison, African elephants, white tigers, lions, black-footed penguins, exotic snakes and others. You can choose to take a stroll or ride a train while you're in the zoo. The Mann Museum showcases more than 270 exhibits of wildlife and 70 exhibits of life-size replicas  of animals. The Montogomery Zoo and Mann Museum is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. every day. Admission rates are $6 for adults and $4 for seniors and children aged 3 to 12 (2010 prices).

Hank Williams Museum
118 Commercial Street
Montgomery, Alabama 36104
(334) 262-3600

Legendary musician Hank Williams was one of the famous personalities who lived in Montgomery. He became famous after he won a talent show at the Empire Theater in 1937, and he stayed in the city until 1953. If you are a fan of this country music legend, you should not fail to visit the Hank Williams Museum. This museum showcases many items that belonged to the famous musician, including his clothes and records. One of the main highlights of the museum is the 1952 Cadillac that he died in. After visiting the museum, you can take a five-minute walk to Oakwood Cemetery, the place where he was buried.