Short Trip to the Heart of the South – Day 4: Immersion in the history of the South

Today we plan to visit many different interesting places, among which there will be a park, a zoo, and many others, but the most significant for us is a tour of museums, telling about the history of the south.
Short Trip to the Heart of the South

Trip duration: 5 days

Jonathan May

Chappy's Deli

Delis / Bodegas, American Restaurants, Sandwich Places

Early in the morning, we went to Chappy's Deli for breakfast without wasting time. Facility's interior is made in calm tones, and moderate lighting creates atmosphere of silence and harmony. There were a lot of different sandwiches and snacks on the menu. We chose an omelette and cheese and blueberry pancakes.

Civil Rights Memorial Center (SPLC)

History Museums

The first stop today was planned for the Civil Rights Memorial Center. The museum's expositions aim to give people an idea of how difficult and unbearable life was for African Americans in the South and how incredibly difficult it was for society to develop civil rights and freedoms, now considered an integral norm. When planning your visit here, you must take into account that the museum is not open on Sunday.

Montgomery Zoo


After an interesting and long excursion we decided to have a little rest and gain positive emotions and went to the Montgomery Zoo. Animals from all continents and almost all parts of the world are exhibited here. We managed to see different kinds of bears, deer, African lions and tigers and many others.

Zaxby's Chicken Fingers & Buffalo Wings

Fried Chicken Joints, Fast Food Restaurants

After a walk through the zoo we couldn't all decide where to go for lunch, when suddenly on the way we got a restaurant of a chain we had already visited recently, namely Zaxby's Chicken Fingers & Buffalo Wings, and of course we stopped there. This time we decided to order chicken wings meat, cleaned of bones, as well as several sandwiches.

The Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration

History Museums

Another museum that helps to learn more about the society history of the greatest country on the planet is The Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration. Its expositions are devoted to the history of African-American enslavement, the museum itself is located in a building that was once a warehouse for slaves for sale. Some of the exhibits in the museum can literally make the hair on your head move. Come here with the children, we almost regretted, because the tour here for any person will undoubtedly be an important educational moment. A visit to the museum is possible on any day of the week, except Tuesday.

Riverfront Park


The next stop for us was Riverfront Park. After a long and heartbreaking excursion we just had to unload a little, and for this we could not think of a better place. Beautiful views of the river, a walk on the well-groomed lawns and paths - all we needed at that moment.

La Zona Rosa

Mexican Restaurants

For the rest of the evening, we decided to give dinner at some cozy restaurant. After a short thought, we decided that this restaurant would be La Zona Rosa. And I must say, we're not mistaken, Mexican cuisine is quite in place. We ordered several kinds of tacos and burritos, quesadillas with chicken and, of course, a plate of nachos.