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Tuskegee & Phenix City

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Tuskegee has a rich history as the site of major achievements by African-Americans. Neighboring Bullock County is home to several examples of 19th century architecture and offers plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation.

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What To See & Do

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Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site

Step back in time and share the experience of the Tuskegee Airmen, who fought powers overseas and racism at home.

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Lake Tuskegee

Enjoy this city-owned recreational site complete with picnic areas, playgrounds and 92 acres of water for fishing, sailing and skiing.

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Tuskegee National Forest

The Tuskegee National Forest offers camping, hunting and the Bartram National Recreation Trail, featuring eight miles of hiking and biking.

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Commodores Studio Museum

Stop by the studio and see original equipment, costumes, records and other memorabilia of the hit group the Commodores.

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The Oaks

Explore the 1899 family home of Booker T. Washington, built by Tuskegee students and faculty using bricks made by the students.

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Tuskegee Human & Civil Rights Multicultural Center

Take an intimate look at the struggle for civil rights in the South.

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Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site

This site showcases the accomplishments of the Tuskegee Institute and is home to the George Washington Carver Museum.

Where To Stay

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Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center at Tuskegee University

This hotel offers Southern hospitality, irresistible food and live jazz every Friday.

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Greenway Sportsman Club

This hunting and fishing resort south of Union Springs boasts two lodges, RV hookups, trails, horseback riding and more.

Where To Eat

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Hilltop Grill

A locally owned restaurant, Hilltop Grill serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, and is known for its slow-cooked pork and homemade stew.

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Dorothy’s Restaurant at the Kellogg Center

This restaurant at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center is famous among locals and visitors alike for its sweet potato pie.

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Area Towns

  • Auburn

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    Auburn is home to Auburn University and is known as “The Loveliest Village on the Plains.”

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  • Fitzpatrick

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    Fitzpatrick is an unincorporated community in Bullock County with a population of less than 100.

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  • Fort Mitchell

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    Fort Mitchell, a community in Russell County, was originally a garrisoned fort intended to provide defense during the Creek War.

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  • Hurtsboro

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    Hurtsboro was founded in 1857 as Hurtsville and named for Joel Hurt Sr. The name was changed in 1883. It is home to nearly 600 residents.

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  • Notasulga

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    Notasulga, a town in Lee and Macon counties, has a population of about 900. It’s known as the birthplace of famed author Zora Neale Hurston.

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  • Phenix City

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    Located on the Alabama-Georgia state line in southern Alabama, Phenix City is a charming, progressive town with a rather infamous past. Formerly known as “sin city” in the 1940s and 50s because of rampant political corruption and illegal activities, today Phenix City boasts a population of about 25,000 upstanding citizens, a welcoming family-friendly atmosphere and…

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  • Seale

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    Seale is located in Russell County and is home to the Russell County Courthouse, one of the state’s oldest buildings.

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  • Shorter

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    Shorter is a town in Macon County with a population of more than 300.

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  • Tuskegee

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    Tuskegee, the seat of government in Macon County, is home to Tuskegee University.

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  • Union Springs

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    Union Springs was first settled in the 1830s after the Creek Indian removal. The land was named for the 27 springs watering the land. Today, the Bullock County town has a population of more than 3,000.

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Getting there by plane
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Getting there by bus or train

Birmingham serves as the state’s major air travel hub. The Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport offers 130 daily flights to 51 airports in 48 cities throughout the United States.

Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport
5900 Messer Airport Highway
Birmingham, AL 35212

(205) 595-0533

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The Montgomery Regional Airport is served by American Eagle, Delta Connection and US Airways Express and offers daily direct flights to and from Atlanta, Memphis, Charlotte and Dallas/Fort Worth.

Montgomery Regional Airport
4445 Selma Highway
Montgomery, AL 36108

(334) 281-5040

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The Tuskegee & Phenix City area is accessible via Interstate 85.

Greyhound offers daily bus service, including holidays, to and from Montgomery, approximately 40 miles from Tuskegee. You will need to arrange transportation to your destination from the station. Hours of operation are subject to change. Call to verify information before making travel plans.

950 W. South Blvd.
Montgomery, AL 36105

(334) 286-0658

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