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Edmund Pettus Bridge

US Highway 80, Selma, AL
+1 334-418-0800
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Historical Significance

Walking along the bridge gives you the feeling of the significance and sacrifice so many made in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ed S
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Princeton, New Jersey, United States
Not Really a Pretty Sight or Even All That Safe, But Its History is Unparalleled

Today, to those who don't know the story (which is thankfully kept alive lest we repeat such... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
SCDad
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Clemson, South Carolina
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Site of "Bloody Sunday" where more than 600 civil rights marchers on March 7, 1965 were attacked by state and local lawmen.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“bloody sunday” (36 reviews)
“civil rights” (27 reviews)
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US Highway 80, Selma, AL
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+1 334-418-0800
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking along the bridge gives you the feeling of the significance and sacrifice so many made in our country's Civil Right Movement.

Thank Ed S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Today, to those who don't know the story (which is thankfully kept alive lest we repeat such atrocities) would just think this is a rusty old bridge with too-narrow sidewalks leading to what really looks like a wasteland; a ghost town. But of course, this...More

2  Thank SCDad
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful spring day in Selma, to walk across the bridge, go to the interpretive center to view videos and pictures, then walk back to the church where the congregation met and the marches started. It is all free of charge so enjoy the walk and...More

1  Thank claude_monnier
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walked over the bridge and it reminds me how far we've come, and still not at all in many ways. Impactful.

Thank shane c
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For many years we've seen pictures of the Edmund Pettus Bridge, knowing how significant it was in the Civil Rights March. Pleased to come away from Selma with photos and a new appreciation of it.

1  Thank Glenda1947
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Traveling from LA to GA and realized GPS was taking us through Selma. We intended on just showing our boys the bridge. There is a really small park with a few memorials. I would've expected it to be maintained more but enjoyed walking and talking...More

Thank Chrissie P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are traveling to Alabama, you must go to Selma and cross the bridge! It was an emotional crossing even though the bridge itself it not well kept. The area surrounding the bridge has not been maintained. There is a small park on one...More

Thank pattic1222
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Really disappointed that we didn't arrive in time to go to the National Park Service Interpretive Center, but we were able to drive across the bridge and visit some of the monuments. Very glad to be able to see this bridge in person though and...More

Thank Julie V
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

I had waited for this moment for so long ! Although Selma unfortunately looks like a ghost town, we enjoyed walking on the bridge to share the events that had happened 53 years ago. A rewarding experience.

Thank Cecile1611
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Reviewed 2 March 2018

I drove from Birmingham to Selma for one reason.... and the first sight of this historic bridge literally shook me. Parking in the small town and walking across the bridge is so worth the time and effort it took to get here, especially when you...More

1  Thank moviegeekjn
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William M
5 April 2017|
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Response from RachelSpahr | Reviewed this property |
It's all free parking. No meters or pay to park parking lots. They do have assigned parking spaces for certain restaurants or stores along Broad Street or hourly parking. If your question is in regards to the bridge, there... More
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Bobby W
28 June 2015|
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Response from maccogirl | Reviewed this property |
I doubt if there is a time that wouldn't be a good time! We were there between Christmas and New Year's and had very nice weather (surprising us). Make sure you check the hours of the NPS information center there--it is... More
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