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Address: US Highway 80, Selma, AL
Phone Number: +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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Walk the Bridge

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Milton, Massachusetts
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Milton, Massachusetts
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74 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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Montgomery, Alabama, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I have crossed the Edmond Pettus bridge many times. Still, I made an attempt to learn as much as I could about the voters rights march and the events that lead up to it. This bridge is interesting when you drive into Selma and crest the bridge you see a quaint historic downtown. When you learn its history and reverse... More 

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Augusta, GA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

We stayed right near this bridge and crossed it to get to our hotel. It's just a bridge, but you have to put yourself back in time and think of the brave men and women marching across this bridge for such an important cause. The side view of the bridge is a great picture.

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Sarpsborg, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

To walk this bridge, knowing what happened there, sent shivers down my spine.... Have a look at the memorial on the opposite side of it, from Selma, as well.

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Fairfield, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

The young lady in the gift shop was very friendly and helpful with informative buss in the yard for great pictures.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

This was an exceptional experience! Seeing and walking across the bridge cannot be put into words. I'd suggest that everyone go to the Selma Interpretive Center as a part of this visit. I was surprised that there wasn't more of an effort to promote and actively tell the story and role that Selma played in American history and the on-going... More 

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