More than 50 authentically restored structures, from lush antebellum mansions to cozy log cabins, line the six blocks of Old Alabama Town. Relics of the 19th and early 20th centuries, these buildings include one-room schoolhouses where children gathered for lessons, as well as a tavern their parents might have frequented. Ticketed tours permit peeks into some of Montgomery's historic cottages, while visitors on self-guided excursions can interact with costumed interpreters on the village's every block. Guests can even take home history from Rescued Relics, the museum's salvage warehouse full of old-timey architectural pieces, including mantels and doors.
AmeriThin Inc’s physicians welcome clients into their offices to customize effective pound-shedding regimens and combat stubborn pounds with an arsenal of tools and the tutelage of a healthcare professional. Physicians prescribe a regimen that includes medical aids, behavioral changes, nutritional advice, and fitness plans designed to create a comprehensive plan for boosting health and losing weight. AmeriThin’s methods aim to leave patients more energetic and with fewer cravings, helping them to emerge from each session ready to arm-wrestle impertinent park statues.
The recently renovated W.A. Gayle Planetarium harnesses the sublime splendor of the night sky within its hemispheric white dome. Two hundred theater-style seats carry astrophiles through interstellar space minus the bothersome side effects of an oxygen-free vacuum. The planetarium’s latticed-framework star projector, in use since 1968, bedazzles armchair astronomers and celestial connoisseurs alike with one-hour seasonal star shows on astral phenomena. Gain extra-powerful cosmic vision with Through the Eyes of Hubble while spying on stellar births and deaths, grandiose galactic collisions, and chaotic storms on Saturn. A Trip Into Space explores black holes and planetary conditions, and Bear Tales and Other Grizzly Stories offers spirited yarns about springtime constellations while incorporating ancient Greek mythology, pirate legends, and interviews with sentient starfish long disgruntled by human appropriation of their heavenly twins.
A family business for four generations, Jim Massey Cleaners has been restoring garmental reputations in the Montgomery area since 1941, and recently won first place in the Montgomery Reader's Choice Awards for best dry-cleaner in 2010. Whether unsullying special shirts ($2.49), priceless pants ($6.44), or everyday tuxedo jackets ($6.44), Jim Massey's clean team provides diligent, and punctual care. The company also offers free pick-up and delivery service in the Montgomery area, allowing customers to easily remix dirty clothes, except for birthday suits, which can be cleaned, but can only be dried during sprints through the university's quad.
The Montgomery Zoo houses more than 500 animals from five continents, including endangered species such as the Indian rhino, the slender-horned gazelle, and the jaguar. Explore more than 40 acres of landscaped, barrier-free habitats chock full of elephants and monkeys, and stop to feed otters, koi, and giraffes, who happily lap up treats from visitors as part of the zoo's Animal Encounters feature ($0.50–$2.00 for feed, not included in the Groupon). The aviary features birds flying about uncaged, taking instructions from loud-mouthed children, and the pedal-boat ride provides a 30-minute float on Crystal Lake.
With a focus on entertainment, Abrakadoodle can transform any party into a chance to expand minds and glitter-slicks with many choices of creative games and lessons (parties start at $150, $15 per child with a minimum of 10 youngsters). Pint-sized Monets can create their own lovely water lilies at a painting party or practice sea-worthy slang and parrot conversational skills with a Party Pirates event. Birthday parties can take place in your home or at various schools and community centers close to where you live (in Greater Montgomery, Prattville, Deatsville, Ramer, and Wetumpka). Or, keep young minds active with one of Abrakadoodle's many children's art classes, designed for aspiring Picassos as young as 20 months. The expansive schedule features classes in painting, drawing, and more (sessions start at $15 and run between 45–90 minutes).