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History lessons

After we had lunch in the coffee shop we read about the history of this town in the 1960's and then... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2017
Waco, Texas
Beautiful experience

Enjoyed actually seeing the bridge and experiencing some of the surrounding museums. Passing... read more

Reviewed 5 February 2017
Birmingham, Alabama
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It was on this stretch of U.S. 80 that protestors led by Martin Luther King marched from Selma to Montgomery in 1965.
7002 US Highway 80 W, Selma, AL 36040-4608
+1 334-877-1983
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Reviewed 8 May 2017

Unexpected find -loved the staff. Hidden gem for history buffs. There is a 25 min video- I was traveling with a dog so needed to rush without seeing it. Lovely area to picnic- tables park like setting surrounds the building.

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Ellen C
Reviewed 21 April 2017

More about the experience and history than a highway, just another road if you have no knowledge of the past. Had seen the movie but this put it a better context.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank RonWamberal
Reviewed 30 March 2017

The history is interesting surely, but what are you going to gain by driving the 50 odd miles from Selma to Montgomery? It's just another highway, with trucks, stop lights, road construction probably more interesting as a road/path that's been there since Indian times paralleling...More

Date of experience: March 2017
2  Thank James T
Reviewed 16 March 2017

After we had lunch in the coffee shop we read about the history of this town in the 1960's and then followed the highway along through Montgomery.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank SweetPfarm
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Make sure to stop at the Interpretive Center at about the half way point between Selma and Montgomery. There is much to see and allows you to get a better idea of the scale and the hardships of the march.

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank redbirdfever
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

People took five days to walk 54 miles from Selma to Montgomery just to ask for the right to vote. Trying to imagine what those demonstrators went through is very sobering. Many people were hurt so that all negroes could vote.

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank Melodycthomas
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Enjoyed actually seeing the bridge and experiencing some of the surrounding museums. Passing through with family and took advantage of being in the area

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Cynsationl
Reviewed 27 January 2017

I have travelled this road several times to visit a niece in Montgomery. The road is about 50 miles long and was the subject of the movie Selma. To protest the treatment of blacks, Rep. John Louis and Martin Luther King Jr. and others attempted...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank plschilt
Reviewed 26 November 2016

We stopped at the Interpretive Center on our way to Selma and it provided extensive background information for our visit. This Interpretive Center is larger and more encompassing than the one in Selma, so it's really worth stopping at. There was a moving video presentation,...More

Date of experience: December 2015
1  Thank PJZimm
Reviewed 3 October 2016

You won't get the full experience of this drive without stopping at the National Park Service Interpretive Center located about 10 miles outside of Selma. It is informative, balanced and interesting. There are a number of historical sites along the highway. Allow extra time to...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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11 February 2019|
Response from Gail M | Reviewed this property |
The roads from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama are safe for cars, trucks and other motor vehicles. It is not safe for bicycles. Once you hit the highways just outside of Selma, the speed limit is 55 mph. There are shoulders and... More
26 December 2018|
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Response from Gail M | Reviewed this property |
Wow, the rear gunner was a decedent of the namesake of the bridge. I wonder how he feels about his role in history then and now.
4 December 2018|
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Response from ClareBear5532 | Reviewed this property |
No there are no hotels or motels between the 2 towns.