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A day in Montgomery

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Though there are multiple of ways to spend unforgettable 24 hours in this pulsing city, but to get the most out of your one day here you must know how to embark on your journey; you must know of your starting point and end point as well. But, don't get baffled with what we said above! We are here to help you and guide you through your entire journey in Montgomery. We have compiled a 24-hour itinerary for you indicating the most-loved and visited attractions nestled in the city. Go ahead!

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8:00 am: Break the morning blues at Chappy's Deli
Let's get started at Chappy's Deli which claims to serve the 'best breakfast in the city'. Its welcoming & cozy ambiance and scrumptious food are ample to banish your jet lag or weariness due to traveling. And, a big bite to its food is a great way to say 'hello' to this resplendent city. Now, you can lick some more of your favorite ice-creams as Chappy's Deli serves a wide range of ice-cream flavors free of cost all day. Its breakfast menu consists of buttermilk pancakes, breakfast sandwiches, country eggs, omelets, golden malted waffles, breakfast platters, yogurt parfaits, and many more delectable delicacies.

Address: 1611 Perry Hill Road, Montgomery, Alabama 36106, United States
Phone: 1 334.279.7477
Website: www.chappysdeli.com/PerryHill.html
Operation Hours: Monday-Saturday (6:00 am-9:00 pm); remains closed on Sundays

9:00 am: Meet the first of its time
After a welcome treat, let's head down to First White House of the Confederacy which is famed as President Jefferson Davis' executive residence. First White House of the Confederacy is marked with the period pieces belonging to 1850s and 1860s. From February 1861 to late May 1861, it served as the first White House of the Confederacy. It has also been placed on the list of the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage. Its House Museum is a great symbol of American Civil War teaching and educating you on the same. To keep its memories alive forever in your hearts, you can purchase souvenirs and educational material from its museum store, like, The FWH booklet, T-shirts, Caps, Books, Magnets, Keychains, Pencils, Tiles, Reproduction Confederate money, and Period & state flags.

Address: 644 Washington Avenue, Montgomery, Alabama 36130, United States
Phone: 1 334.242.1861
Operation Hours: Monday-Friday (8:00 am-4:30 pm); Saturday (9:00 am-4:00 pm); remains closed on Sundays
Distance and time from Chappy's Deli: 4.4 miles or 6 minutes drive

10:30 am: Venture into Alabama Department of Archives and History
Its time to gather some knowledge about some vital archives and the historical works at Alabama Department of Archives and History. Established in 1901, Alabama Department of Archives and History was opened as America's first state department of archives and history. Thomas McAdory Owen was the driving force behind ADAH and became the first director thereof. He served the facility for almost 20 years. The core mission of the facility is to lend a helping hand to state agencies as well as local governments in preserving their records of historical value, to preserve modern records, namely, video tapes, computer records, and photographs, to conduct educational programs for students, visitors, and its community, to ensure the security of Archives' collection, and to extend its services by using new information technology.

Address: 36130, 624 Washington Avenue, Montgomery, Alabama, United States
Phone: 1 334.242.4435
Operation Hours: Monday-Saturday (8:30 am-4:30 pm); remains closed on Sundays
Distance and time from First White House of the Confederacy: 148 feet or 1 minute drive

12:00 pm: Lets meet Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church's pastors
Let's take a peek into the lives saga of Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church's pastors. The Dexter Parsonage Museum is famed as home to Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church's pastors from 1920 till 1992. To revere this historic place, Dexter Parsonage Museum was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. Nestled adjacent to Dexter Parsonage Museum, the Interpretive Center is marked with an orientation room where visitors are shown the videos based on pastoral life, Dr. King’s family, and community. It also conducts group discussions based on the same. The wall is also flecked with the unpublished photographs of Dexter members, Montgomery ministers who were involved in bus boycott, Dr. King, and civic or business leaders.

Address: 309 South Jackson St, Montgomery, Alabama 36104, United States
Phone: 1 334.261.3270
Website: www.dexterkingmemorial.org/tours/parsonage-museum
Operation Hours: Monday-Friday (10:00 am-4:00 pm); Saturday (10:00 am-2:00 pm); remains closed on Sundays
Distance and time from Alabama Department of Archives and History: 0.5 mile or 10 minutes drive

1:30 pm: Its time to meet our superstar
Let's meet our music hero who became an unbeatable inspiration for his posterity. The Hank Williams Museum will transport you to the heyday of the first Country Music superstar Hank Williams. To experience his presence, visit the museum which showcases his 1952 Baby Blue Cadillac, portraits, hats, suits, ties, boots, horse saddle, awards, furniture, records, albums, and a lot of more. You could also visit Lister Hill park which is marked with a life size statue of Williams to commemorate his contribution to the music world. It is nestled across from the City Auditorium.

Address: 118 Commerce Street, Montgomery, Alabama 36104, United States
Phone: 1 334.262.3600
Website: www.thehankwilliamsmuseum.net
Operation Hours: Monday-Friday (9:00 am-4:30 pm); Saturday (10:00 am-4:00 pm); Sundays (1:00 pm-4:00 pm)
Distance and time from Dexter Parsonage Museum: 1.4 miles or 5 minutes drive

2:30 pm: Stop drooling, lets eat something

Its time to feast your belly. You must swing by Mings Garden Chinese Restaurant if Chinese delicacies pleases your taste buds the most. Our claim is backed by the accolades it won in recent past, namely, "Governor's Award for Culinary Excellence" and "Best in Tri-County Award". Its Chinese cuisines are complimented by chilled and tantalizing drinks coming directly from its fully-stocked bar that serves a cluster of drinks representing flavors of varied regions. Seafood, beef, pork, appetizers, chow mein, chicken & duck, lo mein, fried rice, vegetable & bean curd, and myriads of chef's specialties are awaiting you.

Address: 1741 Eastern Boulevard, Montgomery, Alabama 36117, United States
Phone: 1 334.277.8188
Website: www.mingsgardenmontgomery.com
Distance and time from Hank Williams Museum: 8.8 miles or 14 minutes drive

3:30 pm: Get acquainted with Fitzgeralds
After a tummy-full scrumptious lunch, jump onto Interstate 85 South from Eastern Boulevard. Continue on Interstate 85 South to Mulberry Street. From there, take exit 2 and continue walking on Mulberry Street. Now, take West 5th Street and Carter Hill Road to Felder Avenue to reach Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum. It is engaged into preserving and protecting the last surviving home which belongs to Fitzgeralds. Its exhibits educate people on the life events of Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald. Fulfilling and flourishing the dream and endeavor of Scott Fitzgerald, the museum conducts and sponsors writing and author mentoring programs providing a platform for neophyte writers. It also showcases the artifacts to educate people on the life saga of Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald and motivate them through the books based on Fitzgeralds' lives.

Address: 919 Felder Avenue # 919, Montgomery, Alabama 36106, United States
Phone: 1 334.264.4222
Website: www.thefitzgeraldmuseum.org/home.html
Operation Hours: Tuesday-Saturday (10:00 am-3:00 pm); Sunday (12:00 pm-5:00 pm); remains closed on Mondays
Distance and time from Mings Garden Chinese Restaurant: 6.3 miles or 11 minutes drive

4:30 pm: Lets mingle up with animals
Let's meet up some adorable species at Montgomery Zoo. Established in 1920s, Montgomery Zoo has flourished and expanded well with the time passage of time. You can get a lucky chance to mingle up with a breadth of animal species belonging to various regions around the globe, like, Asia, Australia, South America, Africa, and North America. Andean Condor, Sumatran Tiger, Banteng, Cheetah, Maned Wolf, Chimpanzee, Indian Rhino, Formosan Sika Deer, Slender-Horned Gazelle, and many others are amongst the endangered animals who are provided with a shelter and intense care at Montgomery Zoo. Get a chance to catch a glimpse of whopping Giraffes from a very close proximity. Venture into Parakeet Cove and witness myriads of parakeets flying over & above you. Don't forget to experience lion training where you could see lions abiding by the instructions given to them by zookeepers.

Address: 2301 Coliseum Parkway, Montgomery, Alabama 36110, United States
Phone: 1 334.240.4900
Operation Hours: Opens daily (9:00 am-5:30 pm)
Distance and time from Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum: 5.0 miles or 13 minutes drive

6:00 pm: Is shooting your thing?

If you eagerly want to try your hand on firearms & shooting, then Montgomery Indoor Shooting Complex is your place that fits the right bill. To reach there, move north on Zoo Road. Take a left turn onto Coliseum Parkway. From there, take right turn onto AL-152 East/Northern Boulevard. Keep following AL-152 East, and continue onto US-231 South. Take the left 2 lanes, and take a left turn onto Carmichael Road. Now, take a left turn onto Carmichael Parkway. Montgomery Indoor Shooting Complex provides you with a breadth of firearms on pocket-friendly rent and allows you to live the dream of shooting to the fullest. Its firearms ranges from .357 Mag revolvers to 22 LR handguns, from 380 auto handguns to 9mm handguns, from 40 S&W handguns to 45 ACP handguns to long guns. Now just aim and fire; the arena is all yours.

Address: 5765 Carmichael Parkway, Montgomery, Alabama 36117, United States
Phone: 1 334.215.2255
Website: www.montgomeryindoorshooting.com
Operation Hours: Monday-Thursday (11:00 am-7:00 pm); Friday (11:00 am-8:00 pm); Saturday (10:00 am-6:00 pm); Sunday (1:00 pm-6:00 pm)
Distance and time from Montgomery Zoo: 8.3 miles or 14 minutes drive

7:30 pm: Lets scroll over the river
At Harriott II Riverboat, entertainment, dance, drink, and cruise all go hand in hand. People call it the soul of Montgomery's entertainment district. A visit to downtown Montgomery is said to be incomplete if you haven't experience the serene cruise of Harriott II Riverboat. This unique 19th century riverboat has got its dock built beside the eye-rolling Riverwalk Amphitheater. Scenic Lunch Cruise, Custom Cruise, Education Cruise, Blues Cruise, Harriott II Dinner Cruise, and Saturday Get Away Cruise are amongst its magnanimous cruises. We believe you have got enough good idea how to spend an unforgettable evening with your loved ones, haven't you?

Address: 255 Commerce Street, Montgomery, Alabama 36104
Phone: 334.625.2100
Website: www.funinmontgomery.com/
Distance and time from Montgomery Indoor Shooting Complex: 7.9 miles or 13 minutes drive

9:00 pm: Looking for food?
You will fail to keep yourself from drooling over the delicacies being served at Sa Za- Serious Italian Food. May be you will find the colors of brick too bold for your eyes, but the food served here will relax and satiate all your senses and body. The artwork will surely catch your attention, but the food is delicious enough to set you free from the captivation of that eye-popping artwork. Nothing other than the freshest ingredients are allowed or entertained here. Now, you can make a guess what makes the food scrumptious and ever-fresh here. Martinis, Tuacca Lemon Drop, Pineapple Upside Down Cake, Key Lime Pie, Stuffed Hot Peppers, Grandma’s Eggplant, Potato & Egg Frittata, and many more are amongst its most-beloved dishes.

Address: 130 Commerce Street, Montgomery, Alabama 36104, United States
Phone: 1 334.495.7292
Website: www.sazapizza.com
Operation Hours: Monday-Thursday (11:00 am-2:00 pm, 5:00 pm-10:00 pm); Friday (11:00 am-2:00 pm, 5:00 pm-11:00 pm); Saturday (5:00 pm-11:00 pm); Sunday (12:00 pm-9:00 pm)
Distance and time from Harriott II Riverboat: 0.2 mile or 5 minutes drive

10:30 pm: Get imbibed with refreshing drinks
If sports attracts you the most, then a great fun time is awaiting you at Rock Bottom American Pub. But, we must tell you that the entertainment is not confined to sports only. There are a cluster of things to do here that can entertain a wide spectrum of after-dark creatures. DJ Banks, DJ G-Rivers, Team Trivia by Trey Brown, and a lot of more noteworthy personalities are very common to encounter with. NFL, WAKA Kickball, NBA, or UFC, you just name it, and you will find it only here at Rock Bottom American Pub. Its popularity is evident from its voting as one of the  top 101 sports bars nestled in America. The pub is packed with 30 televisions, 3-110 inches large screens, pools tables, and darts. It has been declared the only surround sound sports lounge based in the tri-county. Delve into more than dozens of tantalizing beers and drinks.

Address: 2430 Eastern Boulevard, Montgomery, Alabama 36117, United States
Phone: 1 334.239.7625
Website: www.rockbottomamericanpub.com
Operation Hours: Tuesday-Wednesday (11:00 am-10:00 am); Thursday and Friday (11:00 am-2:00 am); Saturday (3:00 pm-2:00 am); remains closed on Sundays and Mondays
Distance and time from Sa Za- Serious Italian Food: 9.1 miles or 14 minutes drive

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