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Address: US Highway 80, Selma, AL
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+1 334-418-0800
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Site of "Bloody Sunday" where more than 600 civil rights marchers...

Site of "Bloody Sunday" where more than 600 civil rights marchers on March 7, 1965 were attacked by state and local lawmen.

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A Treasure of History

I have read reviews of this "attraction" that call it just a bridge. It is not. You must approach this bridge with a degree of historical intelligence. Understand the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Joe T
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Iconic spot of Selma's history. Smaller than I expected. Only took a couple of minutes to cross. Great reminder of the important purpose it served in history. If you're in Selma its worth the trip downtown to see it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have read reviews of this "attraction" that call it just a bridge. It is not. You must approach this bridge with a degree of historical intelligence. Understand the importance of the bridge. Understand what happened here. Understand the historical significance of what happened here. Take a look around at the current conditions of this place. Imagine!

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walking across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma was the highlight of my visit. I walked back and forth several times. The feeling is very powerful just knowing that history was made here!

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Chicago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Selma is definitely a town that could use a boost. It got one last year when the National Park Service opened the interpretive center to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery March. Highly recommend making the drive from Selma to Montgomery as something Americans should experience about our history, just like Gettysburgh and the Freedom Trail in... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The bridge itself is not impressive, but one walks across because of the history, and that is monumental. At both the National Park Service interpretative centers in Selma and approximately 20 miles east on Highway 80, there is lots of information. Both are worth a visit.

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Milton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

After seeing the movie "Selma", we wanted to better explore this part of our American history. We were coming in from Montgomery and we stopped at the Lowndes Interpretive Center on the way, which provided extensive background information, as well as the center at the foot of the bridge. Walking the bridge takes you to the actual spot where history... More 

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Western Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

My wife and I took a ride to Selma today so that we could walk the Edmund Pettus Bridge over the Alabama River. It just seemed like one of those things that needed to be done, since there has never been an end to the need for solidarity. We were not the only people walking on that historic bridge, and... More 

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Lake Worth, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

To have the opportunity to walk across this bridge was a time to reflect on the history that came along with this walk. Lives were lost for the freedom of all.

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Burke, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We took our three children on a Sunday afternoon. We parked in the downtown Selma area and walked across the bridge and back. It is an amazing historic must see but the sidewalks are very narrow and the cars are driving by at 50mph! It made us a little nervous...

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

I went to Selma to specifically walk over this bridge and to try to envision what it was like to see a line of policeman who were lined up and ready to pummel all the marchers...myself included.

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