Other Nearby Cities: Auburn Prattville Sylacauga Wetumpka Troy Alabaster Clanton See All Cities

Montgomery, AL

show info

Once the capital of the Confederate States of America, Montgomery, Alabama has a rich history. Situated on the Alabama River, Montgomery was once the seat of agricultural power in the South. During the mid-20th century, Montgomery was a vital player in the American Civil Rights Movement. Today, Montgomery is a thriving, modern city that's home to the Maxwell Air Force Base, Hyundai Motor Manufacturing, and the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts.

Getting Around in Montgomery, AL

In Montgomery, citizens rely heavily on automotive transportation. The local bus system, Montgomery Area Transit System, is available for those who prefer not to drive. MATS operates 32 bus lines throughout the city, taking over one million passengers where they they need to go. For intercity bus travel, there is a Greyhound station, as well as Amtrak train service through the Gulf Breeze line, which makes daily trips to Birmingham and Mobile.

Walk Score®
Transit Score®
The average commuter time in Montgomery is:
15 to 19 minutes
Explore info about this city
  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 6.14%
  • 8.82%
  • 0.92%

Civil Rights Memorial

<p>The Civil Rights Memorial in Montgomery was dedicated in 1989. This memorial is a tribute to 40 people who gave their lives in the struggle for equality. The Memorial was designed by Maya Lin, who also designed the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial in Washington D.C. The Civil Rights Memorial is a fountain in the shape of an inverted cone. Water flows over the 40 engraved names on the top of the memorial. The design was inspired by the healing and soothing effect of water.</p>

Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts

<p>Founded in 1930, the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts and was the first museum in Alabama to be accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. The MMFA is situated in the Wynton M. Blount Cultural Park, in east Montgomery. The museum moved to its current home, which was designed by the architectural firm of Bargainer, Davis and Sims, in 1988. The museum's permanent collection contains works by 41 American masters, including John Singer Sargent, Winslow Homer, and Edward Hopper. The MMFA is also home to works by Rembrandt, D&Yuml;rer, and Whistler. Additionally, the museum frequently hosts a broad range of temporary collections.</p>

Montgomery Zoo

<p>The Montgomery Zoo and Mann Wildlife Learning Museum is home to over 500 animals. The animals are housed in barrier-free habitats that replicate their natural environments. The zoo also features Animal Encounter Stations where visitors can participate in activities such as feeding river otters and observing elephant training exercises. There is even a petting zoo and trail rides on horseback. Visitors also have the opportunity to see Ethan, the first surviving Indian rhino calf born through artificial insemination. When the sun sets, zoo patrons even have the opportunity to see the Montgomery Ballet perform under the stars.</p>