History Museums and Outdoor Activities in Easy Reach
Fittingly nicknamed “the preferred community,” Prattville offers plenty of things to do just minutes from downtown Montgomery. The Country Inn & Suites is the ideal place to recharge after a round of golf on the beautiful Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail or a day of animal-watching at Montgomery Zoo. If you love exploring the past, you don't want to miss a trip to the Rosa Parks Museum or the antebellum Buena Vista home. See if you can spot one of the historical artesian wells while you’re out and about. If you're in town to attend sporting events or tour college campuses, our hotel is also near Alabama State, Faulkner and Troy universities.
Government and Tours
- Alabama State Capitol (8.3 miles)
Take a self-guided or an expert-led tour of this magnificently restored building, which was the temporary capitol of the Confederacy in 1861. For guided tours, be sure to call in advance.
Phone: +1 (334) 242-3935
- Maxwell Air Force Base (5.4 miles)
Home to more than 200,000 military personnel, Maxwell AFB hosts air shows and open houses. The complex also serves as the headquarters for Air University, the Air Force's center for professional military education.
Phone: +1 (334) 953-4283
- First White House of the Confederacy (10 miles)
Browse the world's largest collection of Confederate artifacts at this landmark attraction. The museum itself was once home to Jefferson Davis who served as President of the Confederacy during the Civil War.
Phone: +1 (334) 242-1861
- The Fitzgerald Museum (8.2 miles)
Scott Fitzgerald, author of The Great Gatsby, and his wife Zelda are memorialized at this museum that offers moving exhibits about the life and times of these great talents.
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
- 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 on Prattville’s Main Street.
Phone: +1 (334) 361-0961
- Rosa Parks Museum (8.5 miles)
Learn more about the role Rosa Parks played in the Civil Rights movement at this historical museum, which includes numerous artifacts and exhibits at the site where she was arrested.
Phone: +1 (334) 241-8615
- Montgomery Zoo (10 miles)
For a fun-filled day, venture out to the Montgomery Zoo to visit more than 500 animals, representing dozens of different species. Be sure to pack your walking shoes, because this attraction spans 42 beautifully landscaped acres.
Phone: +1 (334) 240-4900
- 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 banks of the Alabama River.
Phone: +1 (334) 285-1114
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