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Address: US Highway 80, Selma, AL
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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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This is a wonderful place to visit, it's drenched history. When walking across the bridge you leave history behind and head towards the future following in the foot steps of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Saraland, Alabama
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Saraland, Alabama
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a wonderful place to visit, it's drenched history. When walking across the bridge you leave history behind and head towards the future following in the foot steps of giants.

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Hampton, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With family in Selma for a graduation and decided to check out some of the sites. All were excited to view and cross the Pettus bridge, Also spent some time at the park that leads under the bridge. A great day!

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Thank Cynsationl
Dexter, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Imagine the sacrifices those marchers made. Crest that bridge and look down, think about how they faced the goon squad below.

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Thank KeithA149
Allen, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This bridge is infamous for the Bloody Sunday when civil rights marches attempted to cross the bridge on their way to Montgomery to protest the treatment of blacks. The movie Selma depicts this strife accurately and all should see it.

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Thank plschilt
Boca Raton, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There's a tiny "park" area at the foot of the bridge which is a nice touch but honestly should be bigger. I think the significance of the bridge would warrant that. But it was moving to visit it at all, well worth it!

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Thank Beth M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 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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Thank Ghowd
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

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 23 December 2016

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 23 December 2016

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 21 December 2016 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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