|Subject: Re: Montgomery, Alabama|
I worked in Montgomery for a year recently and I liked it quite a lot. It is fairly small so don't expect Atlanta or Birmingham but there are still ways to stay amused.
There is a small but excellent zoo. (http://www.mainstreetusa.com/clients/AL/10273/)
Montgomery has one of the few professional Shakespeare companies in the country. The theatre is housed in 'Wynton M. Blount Cultural Park' designed to remind the visitor of an English park. I don't know when the season begins but you may want to look into it.
The same park also houses an art gallery (I am sorry I do not remember the name) with a cafe which is a great place for lunch.
There is an 'alternative' cinema called the Capri in a very nice area of old Montgomery. (http://capritheatre.org)
The city centre is worth a visit to see the the Capitol and if you have time they give tours at the Dexter Avenue Baptist church where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was minister. It is not a long tour but it is inspiring. The center also houses Old Alabama Town which I cannot comment on as I never visited. Other than this there is not a great deal in the center and like many southern cities it rolls up after business hours.
You might want to check out this link: http://www.al.com/montgomery/arts.html
Montgomery is not a pedestrian friendly city and to get almost anywhere you will need a car.
Hope this helps, Jude