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  • American Village, The

    P.O. Box 6
    Montevallo, AL 35211
    205-665-3535
    Go back in time to the birth of our country by joining costumed historical interpreters in a village of living history. You will witness significant events that led to the birth of the nation and...
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  • 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 1.5-hour Red Ore Zip Tour, Hugh Kaul...
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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 historic site includes gardens...
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  • Bessemer Hall of History

    1905 Alabama Avenue
    Birmingham, AL 35211
    Bessemer
    205-426-1633
    A renovated Southern Railway depot houses the Bessemer Hall of History, which chronicles the history of Bessemer, Jefferson County and Alabama. It is listed on the National Register of Historic...
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  • 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. The Sixteenth Street Baptist...
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  • 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 40 other buildings. "Sloss is...
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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 & Festival.
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  • 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 of the biggest names in the...
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  • Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park

    12632 Confederate Parkway
    Birmingham, AL 35111
    McCalla
    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 State Park. The park has 200...
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  • 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 originally built in 1904 for the St....
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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: the East Building, with its...
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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 to theatrical performances,...
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  • 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 instruments invented by Dr....
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  • 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.
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  • 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 becoming full participants in...
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  • 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 and decorative arts dating...
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  • 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.
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  • 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 African-American baseball in America...
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  • 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 examining his civic, educational, and...
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  • 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 memorabilia of some of the greatest...
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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 walkway, a spectacular Regiment of...
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  • Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    2612 Lane Park Road
    Birmingham, AL 35233
    205-414-3900
    Located near several lodging, dining and shopping options, Alabama's largest living museum offers a collection of more than 10,000 different plants that includes roses, camellias, wildflowers ferns,...
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  • 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.
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  • 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 and cultural events." ...
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  • 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 habitat for native species of...
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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 dinosaurs, innovative environmental...
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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, founded in 1925, sits right on...
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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.
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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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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."
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