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Birmingham, Alabama, USA

Attractions in Birmingham, Alabama


  • Red Mountain Park
    2011 Frankfurt Drive, Birmingham, AL 35211
    Red Mountain Park Trailhead Entrance
    205-202-6043 (Offices), Extending 4.5 miles east-to-west along Red Mountain, the 1,500-acre Red Mountain Park consists of a more than 14-mile trail system open for hiking and biking, the... more info

Historic Homes & Buildings

  • Arlington Antebellum Home and Gardens
    331 Cotton Avenue Southwest, Birmingham, AL 35211
    205-780-5656, Arlington, the city's only antebellum mansion and now a decorative arts museum, has a fine collection of 19th century furniture, textiles, silver, and paintings. This... more info  map

  • Sixteenth Street Baptist Church
    1530 Sixth Avenue North, Birmingham, AL 35203
    205-251-9402, The site of the most horrific occurance of the American Civil Rights Movement when a bomb shattered the quiet of a Sunday morning and took the lives of four young girls.... more info  map

  • Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark
    20 32nd Street North, Birmingham, AL 35222
    205-254-2025, A National Historic Landmark, Sloss Furnaces offers us a glimpse into the great industrial past of the South and our nation with two 400-ton blast furnaces and close to... more info  map

Historic Sites & Monuments

  • Alabama State Fairgrounds ~ Fair Park
    2331 Bessemer Road, Birmingham, AL 35208
    205-781-3782, This historical venue has been in business for nearly 60 years. The Chamber of Commerce sponsors two annual events on the grounds, the Spring Fling and Fall Fair &... more info  map

  • Rickwood Field
    1137 second avenue west, Birmingham, AL 35203
    205-458-8161, A massive restoration project is underway at this, the world's oldest ballpark, in order to create a baseball lover's treasure trove of memorabilia and nostalgia. Some... more info  map

  • Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park
    12632 Confederate Parkway, Birmingham, AL 35111
    205-477-5711, The old Tannehill Ironworks and a large collection of 19th century cabins give visitors a glimpse into the life lived by Alabamians in the 1800s at Tannehill Historical... more info  map

  • Vulcan Park
    1701 Valley View Drive, Birmingham, AL 35209
    Birmingham's Red Mountain
    205-933-1409, Vulcan Park is home to the world's largest cast iron statue and features spectacular panoramic views of Birmingham. Vulcan, the Roman god of fire and forge, was... more info

Libraries & Research Centers

  • Birmingham Public Library
    2100 Park Place, Birmingham, AL 35203
    205-226-3610, This is one of the largest libraries in the Southeast. It consists of 18 branches and a main library in the city center. The main library is made up of two buildings:... more info  map

Museums & Galleries

  • Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame
    1631 4th Avenue North, Birmingham, AL 35203
    Historic Carver Theatre for the Performing Arts
    205-327-9424, Located in the historic 4th Avenue Business District, this Art Deco-style museum honors great jazz artists with ties to the state of Alabama. The Carver Theatre is host... more info  map

  • Alabama Museum of the Health Sciences
    1700 University Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35294
    3rd Floor, Lister Hill Library
    205-934-4475, This museum was established to document the growth and development of education, research, and practice in the field of health sciences in Alabama. It features surgical... more info  map

  • Artists Incorporated
    3365 Morgan Drive, Vestavia Hills, AL 35216
    205-979-8990, A fine art gallery representing 50 artists in such medias as oil, acrylic, pastel, glass, wood, clay, metals, pencil, and fabric. more info  map

  • Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
    6030 Barber Motorsports Parkway, Birmingham, AL 35233
    205-699-7275, The largest motorcycle museum in North America, the Barber Museum showcases 325 motorcycles from all over the world and every decade of the 20th century. Persons of all... more info

  • Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI), The
    520 16th Street North, Birmingham, AL 35203
    205-328-9696 x 203, A "living institution" of national and international scope, "the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute documents the struggle of African-American citizens in Birmingham to... more info  map

  • Birmingham Museum of Art
    2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203
    205-254-2565, "One of the finest regional museums in the United States," the Birmingham Museum of Art features a collection of more than 25,000 paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings... more info  map

  • Don Kresge Memorial Museum
    600 North 18th Street, Birmingham, AL 35203
    Located in the Alabama Power Building
    205-822-6759, Visitors may see and listen to radios manufactured over 50 years ago. more info

  • Negro Southern League Museum
    120 16th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35233
    205-581-3040, Featuring the largest collection of original Negro League baseball artifacts in the United States, the Negro Southern League Museum (NSLM) tells the story of... more info

  • Samuel Ullman Museum
    2150 Fifteenth Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35205
    205-934-8100, For years, Samuel Ullman and his prose poem Youth have been known and admired by the Japanese. The Samuel Ullman Museum was created to advance Ullman's vision by... more info  map

  • Southern Museum of Flight
    4343 Seventy-Third Street North, Birmingham, AL 35206
    205-833-8226, Explore the miracle of flying. Take off to the Southern Museum of Flight where visitors can view eight decades of aviation history through aircraft, models, and... more info  map

Parks, Gardens & Zoos

  • Alabama Veterans Memorial
    P.O. Box 36972, Birmingham, AL 35236
    205-985-9488, This memorial park is 21-acres situated on a beautiful, wooded hilltop. The remarkable complex includes a modern Education Center, a fascinating historical timeline... more info

  • Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    2612 Lane Park Road, Birmingham, AL 35233
    205-414-3950, Alabama's largest living museum with more than 12,000 different plants in its living collections, the 67.5-acre Birmingham Botanical Gardens features more than 25 unique... more info  map

  • Birmingham Zoo
    2630 Cahaba Road, Birmingham, AL 35223
    205-879-0409, The 122-acre Birmingham Zoo is home to 950 animals of 230 species, including sea lions, rhinos, and endangered species from six continents. more info  map

  • Railroad Park
    1600 1st Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35233
    Downtown Birmingham
    205-521-9933, Situated between 14th and 18th Streets, Railroad Park is a 19-acre green space that "provides a historically rich venue for local recreation, family activities, concerts... more info

  • Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve
    1214 81st Street South, Birmingham, AL 35206
    205-833-8264, One of the largest privately-held urban nature preserves in the United States, the 1,038-acre Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve is a sanctuary and certified wildlife... more info  map

Science & Technology

  • McWane Science Center
    200 19th Street North, Birmingham, AL 35203
    205-714-8300, McWane Science Center features four floors of interactive exhibits that celebrate science and wonder and the IMAX® Dome Theater. These include a collection of... more info  map

Summer Camps

  • Camp Coleman
    40000 Valley of the Falls Dr, Trussville, AL 35242
    205-655-3782, Innovative, progressive programs build courage, confidence, & character. Accredited equestrian program, amazing ropes course, awesome riverfront. Camp Gertrude Coleman,... more info  map

Tours & Cruises

  • Sloss Fright Furnace
    20 32nd Street North, Birmingham, AL 35222
    "The largest haunted house in Birmingham," Sloss Fright Furnace is open from late September through October. Sloss Fright Furnace features two trails. more info

Vineyards, Wineries & Breweries

  • Avondale Brewing Company
    201 41st Street South, Birmingham, AL 35222
    205-777-5456 (Taproom), The locally owned & operated Avondale Brewing Company is open daily for sampling its latest and greatest hand-crafted beverages. more info

  • Avondale Spirits
    4100 3rd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35222
    Located in Avondale
    205-203-4546, This locally-owned & operated distillery produces craft spirits from grain to glass. more info

  • Good People Brewing Company
    114 14th Steet South, Birmingham, AL 35233
    205-286-BEER (2337), Public tours are given on Saturdays, except major holidays and special events, on the hour from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. more info

  • Trim Tab Brewing Co.
    2721 5th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35233
    828-545-4746, Open daily, Trim Tab Brewing Co. crafts "beers of balance and celebrate the small, unassuming sources that create large-scale positive change." more info


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