Lowndes County Interpretive Center

Lowndes County Interpretive Center

Lowndes County Interpretive Center
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Sydney
Saint Louis, MO212 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
We weren't going to stop here, but had some extra time before some ticket reservations at museums in Montgomery. WORTH IT! This is the best Interpretive Center of the 3 along the Selma to Montgomery NHT. Plus, this Interpretive Center explains more about what happened during the 4 days of marching - where they slept, how they ate, who protected them, etc. Stopping here is a must, because it fits together perfectly with the other Interpretive Centers, which only explain their respective ends of the March.
Written 6 March 2023
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abroadwithashley
Minneapolis, MN1,724 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Not a long experience, but informative. It provided a needed background to the drive, and some welcome perspective on what we were experiencing. If you do decide to stop in, then you likely do not need to additionally stop at the Selma center as well as they cover similar information in a smaller setting.
Written 15 December 2022
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Bikerhiker
Central Florida, FL37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
We were told about the center from a ranger at the Tuskegee Airman site and it was a must see for sure. Very emotional review of the Civil rights March from Selma to Montgomery. 25 minutes intro video a must see. Very well done.
Unbelievable time in history.
We got passport stamps but it’s not in our NP passport book.
Written 14 December 2022
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Hatzlacha
Virginia914 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Fortunately, NPS had the space to build to allow for some excellent exhibits depicting the challenges of those who first took this trail for civil rights. I thought the tent exhibit was particularly moving. As for logistics, it's an easy place to stop at when driving the trail, including plenty of parking.
Written 6 November 2022
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FlyAtNight
Brooklin, Canada3,513 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Friends
The Lowndes Interpretive Center is just about half way between Selma and Montgomery. It is situated on the site of a former tent city. There are many many exhibits, and quite a few are interactive. I found the Center to be very informative. It was also a very emotional visit for me. As we had just visited Selma where we walked the Edmund Pettus Bridge and visited the Interpretive Center, and were travelling to Montgomery, it was a logical stop to honor the people who walked 54 miles in the fight for voting rights.
Written 20 October 2022
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Kat
Niagara Falls, NY7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
We were driving from Montgomery to Selma and needed a rest stop. Saw the signs for this interpretive center run by the National Parks and pulled over. What an incredibly well done interactive exhibit. You start off with a 25 minute film that is so informative and well done about the historic walk from Selma to Montgomery. When the film is over the side door opens that welcomes you into the exhibit. Lots of information and hands on exhibits. The walls are filled with quotes, the sculptures are striking and life sized, there was even an exhibit that replicated the inside of one of the tents in the tent cities set up along the walk. If you can handle the Alabama heat there is also a large outdoor walking path that simulates the tent city as well. It was 100° and we are from the north so we couldn’t handle it!! The parks official that was on site was very welcoming and knowledgeable.
Written 29 August 2022
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Wendy x
Atlanta, GA144 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
Outdoor signs learning about Tent City was worth the stop!! The website says it has reopened for Mon-Sat; it was closed when we drove through, but that was Memorial Day and as a national park it was likely closed for the holiday not for COVID.
Written 12 June 2021
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JimSTL1021
Saint Louis, MO1,491 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
As we headed south from Montgomery, we took a short detour to see the Lowndes Interpretive Center devoted to Civil Rights & the March from Selma to Montgomery, AL. The Center is located about 25 miles west of Montgomery on US80. It is easy to find. The Center has quite a collection of memorabilia and multiple displays showcasing the march.
Written 7 March 2020
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TravelnurseJen
Phoenix, AZ75 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Absolutely wonderful visit. There are large grounds which was part of one of the tent cities during the March from Selma to Montgomery. The displays are moving and educational. I am sad to say I didn't know that much about the March. I should have. These are such important events from our recent history. Well worth the visit.
Written 7 March 2020
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Zephyr_Travel
Fredericksburg, VA2,986 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
The interpretative center is much more than a memorial to the tent cites that sprang up with the civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery. Their are several good exhibits highlighting the lives of those on the civil rights march, those who supported them, and those who opposed them. The statues of a couple of walkers is a highlight to the exhibits. The center is large, and has expansive grounds with several picnic table areas. The picnic are is in the tent city historic area and has several signs spread throughout.
Written 9 February 2020
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