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About Montgomery

Auburn University at Montgomery is a 10-minute drive from downtown Montgomery, Alabama. A thriving and diverse city with more than 230,000 residents, Alabama’s capital city has a rich history and offers a vast assortment of cultural experiences and recreational opportunities.

The Montgomery Regional Airport is serviced by American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and Via Air, with non-stop flights to Atlanta, Charlotte, Washington D.C., Orlando, and Dallas-Fort Worth connecting passengers to the world.

Military and high-tech manufacturing are important to the region, with Maxwell Air Force Base to the west and Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama to the south.

Capital of Dreams
Montgomery, AL
Places to Go

Sports and Entertainment

Blues and jazz clubs, brew pubs, and Alabama’s only indoor ice rink are just a few of the cool places to recharge your batteries after a long school week. Take a stroll in Montgomery’s recently renovated Riverwalk district or meet 7,000 of your closest friends for a Biscuits AA baseball game. Or, play some of the best and most affordable public golf in the country at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail.

Things to See

Arts and Culture

Montgomery’s thriving arts scene includes the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, the largest professional theatre in Alabama and the closest thing to London’s Globe Theater that you’ll find in the U.S.

Browse the collection of the 19th- and 20th-Century paintings and sculptures at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts or check out a community-based production at the Cloverdale Playhouse. Get in touch with the Jazz Age at the F. Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald Museum or learn about one of country music’s most transformational artists at the Hank Williams Museum.

History to Witness

Civil Rights Landmarks

From the Rosa Parks Museum to the pews of Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, you have an opportunity to trace the evolution of the civil rights movement from its point of origin. Learn more about where Parks stood up and where the late Martin Luther King Jr. spoke up for civil rights. Must-see places include the Freedom Rides Museum, the Civil Rights Memorial & Center, the Legacy Museum, and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice.

Experiences to Share


Whether you’re craving the slow-cooked comfort of barbecued ribs or an upscale dining experience, Montgomery can appeal to all palates. The city offers an assortment of Southern-style “meat-and-threes” and quality casual dining experiences, as well as a vast assortment of international flavors – Indian, Thai, Japanese, Mexican, Mediterranean, and more!

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