Birmingham Places

TripWhat's travel guide to Birmingham; our list of the best things to see, including Birmingham Zoo, Alabama Theatre and Birmingham Museum of Art.
  • The best place in Birmingham: Birmingham Zoo

    Birmingham Zoo

    2630 Cahaba Road
    Labor Day-Memorial Day: Daily 9AM-5PM; Memorial Day-Labor Day: M W-Th 9AM-5PM, T F-Su 9AM-7PM. $11/6 (General/Children 2-12 & Seniors 65+). More than 750 animals, including cheetahs, cobras, lions and anteaters.
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  • Alabama Theatre

    Alabama Theatre

    1811 3rd Ave N
    Numerous performances, including concerts, comedians and movies.
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  • Birmingham Museum of Art

    Birmingham Museum of Art

    2000 8th Avenue North
    Tu-Sa 10AM-5PM, Su Noon-5PM. Free.
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  • WorkPlay

    WorkPlay

    500 23rd Street S
    Multipurpose complex for music concerts and film events.
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  • Riverchase Galleria

    Riverchase Galleria

    3000 Riverchase Galleria
    M-Th 10AM-9PM, F-Sa 10AM-10PM, Su 11AM-6PM. Riverchase Galleria is one of the largest indoor shopping malls in the United States. Anchor stores include Sears, Macy, Belk, JCPenney, and a future Nordstrom.
  • Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

    Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

    Birmingham
    Our mission is to promote civil and human rights worldwide through education.
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  • Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum and Motorsports Park

    Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum and Motorsports Park

    6030 Barber Motorsports Pkwy
    April 1 - September 30: M-Sa 10AM-6PM, Su Noon-6PM; October 1 - March 31: M-Sa 10AM-5PM, Su Noon-5PM. $10/6/Free (Adults/Children 4-12/Children under 4). The park is only five years old and is meticulously well-kept. Formula One and Superbike racing will thrill any visitor. This is truly world-class racing in a park that one would expect to see only in Europe or in a much larger city. The park is about a mile off of Interstate 20, near the town of Leeds..
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  • The Pinnacle

    The Pinnacle

    5000 Pinnacle Square
    M-Sa 10AM-9PM, Su 12PM-6PM. An outdoor mall that includes, among others, Belk, J.C. Penny, Best Buy, Accessory Heaven, Aeropostle, American Eagle Outfitters, Bama Fever/Tiger Pride, Buckle, Chico's, JoS A. Bank, Justice, Learning Express, New York & Co, and many restaurant options such as Cajun Steamer, Rock-n-Roll Sushi, Red Robin, Five Guys Burgers & Fries, and Logan's Roadhouse. For something sweet, there's the Great American Cookie Company and nearby are Yogurt Mountain, Cold Stone Creamer, and Dip-n-Dots.
  • Ruffner Mountain Nature Center

    Ruffner Mountain Nature Center

    1214 81st Street South
    Tu-Sa 9AM-5PM, Su 1PM-5PM. Free. Nature preserve. More than 1,000 acres.
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  • Magic City Art Festival

    Magic City Art Festival

    End of April.
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  • Bottletree Cafe

    Bottletree Cafe

    3719 3rd Ave S
    The most unique bar in Birmingham. Great live music, great bartenders and a cool atmosphere.
  • BBVA Compass Bowl

    BBVA Compass Bowl

    Legion Field- Birmingham
    Early January. Match-up: Southeastern Conference vs. Big East Conference
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  • Region's Tradition

    Region's Tradition

    Shoal Creek
    The Regions Tradition will be the first of five major championships on the 2011 Champions Tour season. Children's Hospital will be the primary charitable beneficiary of the tournament.
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  • Highlands Bar & Grill

    Highlands Bar & Grill

    2011 11th Ave S
    Tu-Th 5:30PM-10PM, F-Sa 5:30PM-10:30PM. Dinners $25-40. One of four local restaurants owned and operated by renowned chef Frank Stitt. (The others are Chez Fon Fon, Bottega and Bottega Cafe). Highlands and Chez are primarily French in character, while the Bottegas are Italian.
  • Southern Museum of Flight

    Southern Museum of Flight

    4343 73rd St N
    $5/4/Free (Adults/Seniors & Students/Children under 4 and active military members.
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  • Little Savannah

    Little Savannah

    3811 Clairmont Ave S
    Tu-Th 5:30PM-9:30PM, F-Sa 5:30PM-10PM. Dinners $20-25. Unique family-owned restaurant where Chef Clifton Holt visits local farmers every day and wife Maureen meets you at the door. The atmosphere is relaxed and gracious. Definitely a well-kept secret of the South.
  • Avondale Brewery

    Avondale Brewery

    201 41st Street South, Birmingham, AL
    Awesome local brewery with with some great beers. Large outdoor area and a cool event space on the second level.
  • The Birmingham Folk Festival

    Avondale Park
    October 11th, 2009 10AM - 9-pm. $10. Enjoy 12 bands, food, crafts, art, and more!
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  • Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark

    20 32nd Street North
    Tu-Sa 10AM-4PM, Su Noon-4PM. Free.
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  • McWane Science Center

    200 19th Street North
    Sept-May: M-F 9AM-5PM, Sa 11AM-6PM, Su Noon-6PM; June-Aug: M-Sa 10AM-6PM, Su Noon-6PM. Exhibit halls: $9/8/Free (Adults/Children 2-12 & Seniors 65+/Children under 2); Exhibits and IMAX:$14/12/Free (Adults/Children 2-12 & Seniors 65+/Children under 2).
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  • Colonial Brookwood Village

    780 Brookwood Village
    M-Sa 10AM-9PM, Su 12PM-6PM. Comprised of Belk and Macy's as the main stores along with many high end restaurants.
  • Southern Magic's Romance Readers' Luncheon

    Homewood Public Library
    First Saturday in November. Meet Alabama Romance authors at the annual event
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  • Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    2612 Lane Park Rd
    Daily sunrise to sunset. The Gardens are worth visiting for anyone with a horticultural flair. Displays are not limited to Southern offerings; instead, they also pay tribute to other parts of the world. Also, take a drive, or a stroll, through one of the nearby "villages" of Mountain Brook. This tony town next to Birmingham is divided into three separate, walkable villages that offer locally-owned shops, boutiques, and restaurants.
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  • The Summit

    214 Summit Boulevard
    M-Sa 10AM-9PM, Su 12PM-6PM. One of the largest lifestyle centers in the US, the Summit is an upscale shopping area that is perfect for a stroll on a nice day and is surrounded by restaurants after shopping all day works up an appetite. Includes the only Saks Fifth Avenue store in Alabama.
  • Alabama Sports Hall of Fame

    2150 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. N
    $5/4/3 (Adults/Seniors 60+/Students).
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  • Vulcan Statue and Museum

    1701 Valley View Drive
    Park: M-Su 7AM-10PM; Museum: M-Sa 10AM-6PM, Su 1PM-6PM; Observation Balcony: M-Sa 10AM-10PM, Su 1PM-10PM. Enjoy sweeping views of the city from one of the highest points around. The recently renovated museum offers a history of Birmingham that would be interesting even to those who are just passing through town. This is the world's largest cast-iron status and pays tribute to Birmingham as an historical center for iron and steel manufacture..
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EDIT THIS ITINERARY Our list of places in Birmingham uses some content from Wikipedia and Wikivoyage.