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Did you know that there are approximately 850 million visits to museums every year in America? They contribute $50 billion to the U.S. economy each year. If you think about how marvelous museums are, these numbers make sense. Museums can transport you to old worlds, future worlds, worlds you never thought you could be a part of.

If you’re looking to add some of those unknown worlds to your day, check out our list of museums in the area. They are all within driving distance and offer a variety of topics that will enchant every member of the family.

MOOseum

MOOseum

201 Bainbridge St
Montgomery, AL 36104   Directions

(334) 265-1867

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Montgomery does have its share of the unexpected, and a prime example of that is the MOOseum. Sponsored by the Alabama Cattlemen's Association, this free educational center is located near the State Capitol and utilizes videos, exhibits and pieces of memorabilia to underscore the importance of cows and cattle. The back half of the museum attraction features a big amusement area that has a play kitchen, rodeo gear and saddles and a big stuffed cow. The kids will just love it!

Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts

Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts

1 Museum Dr
Montgomery, AL 36117   Directions

(334) 240-4333

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The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts is one of the oldest museums in the state of Alabama. With that distinction comes the facility's equally impressive collection of American paintings and sculpture. You'll also find an equally notable collection of Old Master prints, southern regional art, as well as several pieces of eye-catching decorative arts. There are also several traveling exhibits and attractions that add to the overall scope of the work that is presented here. Additionally, the museum is situated on beautiful grounds, adjacent to an inviting lake; so after you take in the fine artwork inside, enjoy some natural beauty during your visit, too.

Rosa Parks Library and Museum

Rosa Parks Library and Museum

252 Montgomery St
Montgomery, AL 36104   Directions

(334) 241-8615

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The Rosa Parks Library and Museum duly honors this highly lauded civil rights heroine. The impressive facility also offers visitors a chance to better understand the incredible significance of her refusal to give up her seat on the bus on that fateful day. Among the various exhibits and attractions, you'll learn about how Rosa Parks' defiance sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott which was inextricably linked to the Civil Rights Movement.

State Capitol Building

State Capitol Building

600 Dexter Ave
Montgomery, AL 36130   Directions

(334) 242-3935

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When visiting the State Capitol Building in Montgomery, you will be struck by the sheer historical weight of your surroundings. When you stand in the front portico and look down Dexter Avenue you can connect the present to the past. It was here that Jefferson Davis took his oath of office as President of the Confederate States of America. This is also the same chilling spot of the first capitol of the Confederacy and where the orders to open fire on Fort Sumpter were given, effectively marking the beginning of the Civil War.

The Fitzgerald Museum

The Fitzgerald Museum

919 Felder Ave
Montgomery, AL 36106   Directions

(334) 264-4222

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The Great Gatsby is considered one of the most essential works of American literature. Its author, F. Scott Fitzgerald, was an equally interesting figure who made his home in Montgomery. Get a detailed look at his life and work when you visit the Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum. This structure was once rented by the famous author and his wife in the early thirties. The home's historical significance is augmented by a highly detailed restoration that includes various items that once belonged to the Fitzgeralds.

The Hank Williams Museum

The Hank Williams Museum

118 Commerce St
Montgomery, AL 36104   Directions

(334) 262-3600

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Hank Williams was an unmistakeable forefather of country music, and his creations and legacy are celebrated to great effect in the Hank Williams Museum. Williams is linked to Montgomery as he won his first talent show here at the Empire Theatre and also gave his last performance here just three days before his death. The museum attraction features an amazing collection of memorabilia and mementos that tell the story of the life and work of this true musical legend.

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