Railroad Park is 19 acres of beautiful green situated in the middle of downtown Birmingham. It celebrates the rich industrial and artistic heritage of Birmingham and has activities that are fun for the whole family. Railroad Park connects the downtown area to the Southside and the UAB campus.
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
Detailing the life of both black and white people in Alabama from the late 1800s to the present day, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute has powerful exhibits from the Civil Rights Movement between 1955 and 1963. One of its most interesting features is the “walk to freedom” that uses life-size figures.
Birmingham Museum of Art
The premier art museum in Alabama and one of the best in the American South is the Birmingham Museum of Art. It is home to more than 24,000 items from around the world including Asian, European, American, African, Native American and Pre-Columbian art.
Top 3 Things to Do In Birmingham
Visit Red Mountain Park
Strap on your adventure shoes because the Red Mountain Park is high adventure in the heart of the Old South. Its newest attraction is the Hugh Kaul Beanstalk Forest which is a challenging treetop course consisting of 20 unique rope obstacles. Two hours will cost you about $40 (there are group discounts available) but it’s more than worth the rush you’re sure to get.
Take a Walking Tour
Birmingham is a beautiful city and offers many walking tours both guided and independent. You will do well to kick off the motorized transportation and explore this great city on foot.
Take a Listen at the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame
Relive the glory days of Jazz at the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame in beautiful Birmingham. See all the records and recount the greats of Jazz like Duke Ellington. Admission is only $2 and their open from 10 am until 5 pm Tuesday – Saturday.