Montgomery – City Guide

1  Montgomery – City Guide 113Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. state of Alabama, and is the county seat of Montgomery County. It is located on the Alabama River southeast of the center of the state, in the Gulf Coastal Plain. As of the 2010 census, Montgomery had a population of 205,764 making it the second-largest city in Alabama, after Birmingham, and the 103rd largest in the United States. Montgomery is the primary city of the Montgomery Metropolitan Statistical Area, which had a
2010 estimated population of 374,536. It is the fourth-largest in the state and 136th among United States metropolitan areas.

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Hotels e Resorts

Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa8  Montgomery – City Guide 81The Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa at the Convention Center brings to Alabama’s capital city a rare combination of unparalleled Renaissance ambiance and an unmatched location. Adjacent to the convention center and convenient to the spectacular Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail courses at Capitol Hill, the Renaissance is just 15 minutes from the Montgomery Regional Airport.

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BEST WESTERN Hotel Montgomery

11  Montgomery – City Guide 114Best Western Montgomery Hotel St Michel Built in 16th century, The Best Western Hotel Montgomery is located in the city of Mont St Michel. The historical character of the main building has been beautifully preserved with the grand staircase and the renaissance-style beams transporting the visitor back in time. T9  Montgomery – City Guide 92his superb ambiance gives the guest a taste of Anglo-Norman charm, at the same time providing a quiet spot in which to relax.
Best Western Montgomery features 32 comfortable guestrooms that are well equipped with standard amenities. Guests can dine at the onsite restaurant that serves a wide menu of French delicacies. In the great family tradition, the Best Western Hotel Montgomery provides a discrete and attentive service and hopes to ensure your stay in Normandy is both comfortable and memorable. 10  Montgomery – City Guide 102

Galleries

Montgomery Gallery
Founded in 1984 in San Francisco, Montgomery Gallery has devoted itself to achieving excellence in the art world. Over the past twenty-five years the gallery has established a reputation as a premier art institution that provides both buyers and sellers with an unparalleled level of connoisseurship, scholarship, and personal service.

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SAC’S Gallery18  Montgomery – City Guide 182SAC’s Gallery was founded in 1979 by members of the Society of Arts and Crafts of Montgomery and Central Alabama and has operated for over twenty years. It is located in the Mulberry District which is very convenient for shopping. It provides an excellent opportunity for SAC’s members to display and sell their original work. It is a non-profit organization recognized by the State of Alabama.

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Restaurants

19  Montgomery – City Guide 192Baumhower’s Restaurant
It all started in 1981, Bob Baumhower, the All-American from the University of Alabama and six time All-Pro for the Miami Dolphins, decided to share his foodie passion and bring chicken wings to Alabama. What better place to lay the foundation for the next chapter in life than his old college stomping grounds?.

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Montgomery Restaurants
Take a tour of Montgomery’s best restaurants with our Video Tours. Meet Montgomery chefs, and learn how to cook like a chef with our restaurants’ Recipes pages. Find Montgomery Menus and dai22  Montgomery – City Guide 222ly specials. Read Montgomery Restaurant reviews and recommendations for Montgomery dining. And sign up for our e-newsletter, Wine & Dine Weekly, which previews the best of wining and dining for each upcoming week.

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Museums

Montgomery City Planetarium
The Montgomery City Planetarium is also known as the W.A. Gayle Planetarium. It was built in 1968 and opened the following year in 1969. The planetarium is located in Oak Park across from Jackson Hospital. There have been renovations made to the planetarium which included twenty one slide projectors, a laser disk video projection, a brand new sound system and Laser Light Shows.

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Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts
The Museum Store offers some of the best shopping and distinctive gifts in the River Region.
The Store features original art by local painters, potters, jewelry makers and glass artists. You can buy pieces from world-renowned artists and find fun and inspirational books about art, artists and special exhibitions. We will help you select that special gift and gift wrap it for free. Come by or give us a call.

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Spas

Relax at nearby spas in Montgomery, AL
There is no shortage of things to do in Montgomery, AL. You can spend the day working, visiting historical sites, or at the park, along with many other possibilities. 31  Montgomery – City Guide 318These things can increase tension in your body and reduce overall health if you do not refresh and rejuvenate regularly Therefore, we recommend you take a day to relax at one of the spas near your Bristol Downsapartment.If a European style spa is your cup of tea, then consider Baynes European Day Spa or Sophia European Day Spa.

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Med33  Montgomery – City Guide 33Spa Montgomery
Your MedSpa Montgomery experience involves wide-range services. With our experienced staff, these services and products go hand-in-hand to help make you healthier, feel more vital and more beautiful.

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 Wineries

Ted “The Wine Guy” & Co
Ted “The Wine Guy” & Co. is locally owned an38  Montgomery – City Guide 38d operated by Ted Klose and Scotty Scott. While both Ted and Scotty are long-time wine enthusiasts, Ted has spent 15 years in the wine industry and during that time has acquired a vast amount of wine knowledge. We continuously enhance our credentials by staying on top of current trends through extensive wine tasting and participation in industry seminars.

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Show Rooms

42  Montgomery – City Guide 42Cabinets To Go
Cabinets To Go will help you plan your new kitchen or bath upgrade with confidence that your project will stay within your budget. Our high quality, wood cabinets at affordable prices mean you don’t have to compromise on quality, style or price. You can have beautiful, solid wood cabinets and we can help you.
http://www.cabinetstogo.com/

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Country Club Living

Warren Properties
Warren Properties has been in the apartment living industry for approximately 80 years. We have properties conveniently located in 15 states from California eastward to Tennessee and from Iowa southbound to Alabama. Warren Properties is best known for our flexible leasing terms.
http://www.warrenproperties.com/

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Points of Interest

The state capitol building in Montgomery
Montgomery, Alabama A charming capital city that mixes the old with the new, Montgomery was the scene of some of the most dramatic moments in American history.

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St John’s Episcopal Church
St John’s Episcopal parish in Montgomery was organized by a small group of pioneer settlers in 1834. By 1837, St John’s parishioners had bought and occupied all 48 pews of the first brick church in town. The pew in which Jefferson Davis worshipped is marked.
In 1855 a larger church was built at the other end of the same block. In 1865, St. John’s along with all the other Episcopal churches in Alabama was closed by order of the Union Army. They re-opened again in 1866.

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First White House of the Confederacy
On February 18, 1861, Jefferson Davis was sworn in as the President of the Confederate States of America. On February 21, 1861, the Provisional Congress authorized the leasing of an Executive Mansion. The house they rented had been built between 1832 and 1835 by William Sayre. It was then located at the corner of Lee and Bibb Streets. The owner at the time, Colonel Edmund S. Harrison, rented the house, completely furnished and staffed, for $5000 a year, a large sum which caused some comment at the time. During the short time it was the White House, Mr. and Mrs. Davis hosted many social events.

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