Troy, Alabama, located just south of Montgomery, boasts a small-town vibe with big-city opportunities.
The downtown square is the perfect place to stop and spend a few hours—or days—and do some shopping, exploring and dining. This historic area has ties to the early settlement days, taking you back in time. There are plenty of museums to explore, restaurants to discover some southern fare favorites and boutiques to shop. If you explore beyond the borders of the vibrant downtown core, you’ll be met with beautiful parks, Victorian-style homes, quaint streets and much more.
For those looking to discover the historic roots of Troy, the Pioneer Museum of Alabama provides a few glimpses into the past. Take a tour around the perimeter and you’ll discover sugar cane processing mills, a grist mill, a covered bridge, and a rustic church. There are also several cabins to explore, including a working blacksmiths shop.
Budding arborists will need to stop in at the Troy Arboretum and Nature Preserve. This stunning 75-acre piece of land is located on the grounds of Troy University. There’s an almost 3-mile long trail that winds through the property complete with ponds, streams and a swamp. It’s the perfect place to spend an afternoon getting to know the southern Alabama environment.
Those that enjoy immersing themselves in the arts will want to spend some time at the Johnson Center for the Arts. This class-revival style building is home to several galleries that feature works from Alabama artists.