Montgomery Museums and Outdoor Activities in Easy Reach
A peaceful retreat off I-65, Prattville offers plenty of things to do just minutes from downtown Montgomery, AL. Make the Country Inn & Suites your starting point for local adventures, like hitting the links at the scenic Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail or animal-watching at the Montgomery Zoo. Downtown Montgomery is home to a wealth of historical museums, including the Rosa Parks Museum and The F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum. If you're in town to attend sporting events or tour college campuses, our hotel is an easy drive from Alabama State, Faulkner and Troy universities.
- Maxwell Air Force Base (5.4 miles)
Home to more than 12,500 active military personnel, Maxwell AFB hosts annual air shows and also serves as the headquarters for Air University, the Air Force's center for professional military education.
Phone: +1 (334) 953-4283
- Alabama State Capitol (8.3 miles)
Take a self-guided or an expert-led tour of this magnificently restored building, which served as the temporary capitol of the Confederacy in 1861. The working museum includes a beautifully decorated Rotunda that features eight stunning murals depicting important episodes of Alabama history.
Phone: +1 (334) 242-3935
- Prattaugan Museum (3.6 miles)
Autauga County is one year older than the state of Alabama, meaning it has plenty of history to explore. Peruse newspaper articles, photographs, WWII ration cards and a host of other artifacts at this intriguing museum located on Prattville’s Main Street.
Phone: +1 (334) 361-0961
- The F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum (8.2 miles)
F. Scott Fitzgerald, author of The Great Gatsby, and his wife Zelda, author of Save Me the Waltz, are memorialized at this museum that offers moving exhibits about the life and times of these great talents. Tour the halls and rooms of their Montgomery home, or attend a workshop or film event hosted on site.
Phone: +1 (334) 264-4222
- The Hank Williams Museum (8.4 miles)
Are you a fan of country music legend Hank Williams? Don’t skip an opportunity to visit this museum that houses a collection of the musician's instruments, iconic clothing, personal items and memorabilia, including the Cadillac in which he died.
Phone: +1 (334) 262-3600
- Rosa Parks Museum (8.5 miles)
Learn more about the role Rosa Parks played in the Civil Rights movement at this historical museum, located on the site where she was arrested. Peruse numerous artifacts and exhibits, including one that provides an in-depth look into the famous Montgomery Bus Boycott.
Phone: +1 (334) 241-8615
- First White House of the Confederacy (10 miles)
This extensive museum was once home to Jefferson Davis, who served as President of the Confederacy during the Civil War. Take in reminders of our nation’s history as you tour its rooms and halls.
Phone: +1 (334) 242-1861
- Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Capitol Hill (1 mile)
Perfect your golf swing on the greens of Capitol Hill, just one of the many stops along the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. Featuring three golf courses with varying degrees of difficulty, this sports facility sits along the scenic banks of the Alabama River.
Phone: +1 (334) 285-1114
- Montgomery Zoo (10 miles)
For a fun-filled day, venture out to the Montgomery Zoo and see more than 700 animals, including African cheetahs, Australian kangaroos and endangered Asian sloth bears. Pack your walking shoes to tour the 40-acre property by foot, or opt for a more leisurely train or Zoofair Skylift ride across the zoo.
Phone: +1 (334) 240-4900
- New ASU Stadium (10.9 miles)
Cheer on the Alabama State University Hornets alongside more than 26,000 other fans at this massive sporting facility.
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