Have you been to the Greater Birmingham Convention & Visitors Bureau yet? It has great minute by minute information on what to do in Birmingham.

Local Attractions:

The Birmingham Zoo has approximately 200 species of birds, reptiles and mammals. Seasonal attractions and special events offer an ever changing experience.

Vulcan Park and Museum – Vulcan is the world’s largest cast iron statue, cast in 1904. The Vulcan Park offers a spectacular view of the city, both from the ground and at the top of the Vulcan statue base.

Splash Adventure features a wave pool, tube slides, a lazy river, zip lines, a wipe-out course, body slides and a children’s area. Splash Adventure is located in Bessemer Alabama.

The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute is located in the historic Civil Rights District. Surrounded by the 16th Street Baptist Church, Kelley Ingram Park & the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame, you can immerse yourself in Birmingham’s history.

The Birmingham Museum of Art is the largest municipal museum in the Southeast and one of the finest in the country.

The McWane Center is a hands-on museum for learning about the world through science. The giant IMAX-theater projects onto the 5-story-tall dome screen.

Visit the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, just 10 miles from downtown Birmingham for a relaxing evening on the 54-hole course.

The Barber Motorsports Park features racing of both motorcycles and cars on this 2.3 mile Road Course.

The Talladega Superspeedway can accommodate more than 143,000-seated guests and thousands more in the 121-acre infield.

Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark -is a historic site and museum which operated as an iron producing blast furnace from 1882 to 1971.

Alabama Theatre – is located in the heart of downtown Birmingham on 3rd Avenue North. Since 1927 it has been the home to shows and performances ranging from movies, concerts, beauty pageants, silent films and even the Mickey Mouse Club! This beautiful theatre is an amazing piece of history that defies the imagination and must be experienced to be truly appreciated.

American Villiage – serves the Nation as an educational institution whose mission is to strengthen and renew the foundations of American liberty and self-government by engaging and inspiring citizens and leaders, with a special emphasis on programs for young people.

Pepper Place Saturday Market -was established in 2000 in order to connect local family farmers within a 100-mile radius of Birmingham with the residents of the city. If you are wondering what to do in Birmingham with kids, this is a great place to explore.

Regions Field– is a minor league baseball park. Built between 2012 and 2013, the park is the home field of the Birmingham Barons of the Southern League.

Birmingham Legion FC – is an American professional soccer club based in Birmingham, Alabama, that competes in the USL Championship, the second division of American soccer. The team was established in August 2017 and began their first professional season on March 10, 2019.

Birmingham Iron Football -is a professional American football team based in Birmingham, Alabama, and are charter members of the Alliance of American Football. The team began play in 2019, playing its home games at Legion Field until a new stadium at the Birmingham–Jefferson Convention Complex has completed construction.

The Birmingham Bulls– are a professional ice hockey team in Pelham, Alabama, that began play in the 2017–18 season as a member of the Southern Professional Hockey League. The team is named after the previous Birmingham-area teams in the World Hockey Association and East Coast Hockey League.

Rickwood Field – was built in 1910 by Rick Woodward, an industrialist and the owner of the Birmingham Barons. Rickwood Field is the oldest surviving professional baseball park in the country and is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. Sitting on 12.7 acres, the park was the first concrete and steel stadium in the minor leagues.

Railroad Park is a 19 acre green space in downtown Birmingham that celebrates the industrial and artistic heritage of our great city. Hailed as “Birmingham’s Living Room,” it provides a historically rich venue for local recreation, family activities, concerts, and cultural events.

Southern Museum of Flight- exhibits civilian, military, and experimental aircraft. It contains over 90 aircraft as well as aviation artifacts, engines, memorabilia, models, and paintings.

Red Mountain Park- is a 1,500 acre park located on Frankfurt Drive along the Red Mountain Ridge. It features two city overlooks, more than 14 miles of trails, three tree houses, historic mines, Kaul Adventure Tower, Red Ore Zip Tour, and Remy’s Dog Park which is a six acre off leash dog park.

Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve includes 14 miles of trails, ranging in difficulty level from Easy to Difficult, that branch and loop throughout the mountain. You may see many remnants of Birmingham’s industrial past while on the trail, as Ruffner Mountain was mined for iron ore from the late 19th century through the 1950’s. Stop by the Nature Center which features a wide variety of native species and the Animal Care Department which cares for 25-30 animals at any given time.

Alabama Sports Hall of Fame and Museum– is devoted to presenting the state’s rich athletic history. The museum is housed in a three story 33,000 square foot building next to the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex. The Bryant-Jordan Theater is also a part of the facility and has a seating capacity of 75 people.

Virginia Samford Theatre – is an arts venue for dance, music, and theater performances located on 26th Street S in Birmingham.

Highlands Bar and Grill – James Beard award-winning restaurant. Visit chef Frank Stitt for a daily-changing menu, rooted in classic French technique, which features the best from each harvest.

Birmingham Taste Tours- are a privately owned company that offers a 3 hour walking food, drink, and historical tour to visitors and locals alike. Customers will sample eclectic tastings from Birmingham’s most authentic locally owned restaurants while walking through our neighborhoods.

For more things to do in Birmingham, AL go to IN Birmingham or visit https://alabama.travel/places-to-go/cities-and-towns/birmingham.

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