Across from the convention center complex, the Alley Entertainment District, nicknamed “The Alley,” was unveiled in the spring of 2009. This highlight of the city’s continuing downtown revitalization is framed by Commerce, Bibb, Coosa and Tallapoosa Streets. It includes both casual and fine dining (Dreamland BBQ, Sa Za’s Serious Italian Food and Central to name but a few), specialty boutiques and nightlife spots.
Penetrate deep into the jungles of South America. Travel the savannas of Africa or the hilltops of Asia. Venture the tall grasses of the North American plains. See the Zebras graze on the plains while tigers roam nearby. Or just visit the Montgomery Zoo and see it all. The zoo includes over 500 animals from five different continents, all housed in natural, barrier-free habitats. The Zoo spans over 40 beautifully landscaped acres, offering you a magnificent view of exotic wildlife and endangered species. By leisurely stroll, or with a ride on the miniature train, the Montgomery Zoo is a sight to see! Located minutes from historic downtown Montgomery.
Jasmine Hill Gardens and Outdoor Museum, “Alabama’s little corner of Greece,” now features over 20 acres of year-round floral beauty and classical sculpture, including new statuary honoring Olympic heroes. The Olympian center welcomes visitors with a video presentation of jasmine hill’s history and a display of Olympic memorabilia from the games of past years. a tour of jasmine hill, now completely accessible to visitors with disabilities, offers spectacular and ever-changing views, including our full-scale replica of the temple of Hera ruins as found in Olympia, Greece, the birthplace of the Olympic flame.
The newest B.B. King’s Blues Club, located at Wind Creek Casino and Hotel in Montgomery, serves up the best food the South has to offer, including our Lip Smackin’ baby-back ribs. Prepared wet or dry, a rack of these slow-cooked beauties offers up true flavor that can only come from Memphis-style barbecue. Served alongside other southern specialties including baked beans, mac n’ cheese, cole slaw, potato salad or collards, and accompanied by great music 7 nights a week. B.B. King’s has the flavors to fill any night with perfection.
Montgomery makes a great home base for exploring many important Civil Rights sites. Much of the Civil Rights story can be revisited in Montgomery. Among the most popular visit the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist church, a National Historic Landmark, see the modest pulpit where Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. first preached his message of hope and brotherhood. This church was also a center point of the Montgomery bus boycott.