Birmingham refers to the biggest city in Alabama with about one quarter of the entire population in Alabama being found in the Birmingham metropolis. The city has grown to be the center for the steel and iron industry, mining and railroad transport. Neighbouring cities include Vestavia Hills, Homewood, Moutain Brook, Montgomery-AL and Atlanta.
There are many attractions one can visit while in Birmingham. One must see attraction is the Civil Rights District which was one of the civil rights movement centers. Others include the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame where over five-thousand sports artifacts are housed along with films and displays highlighting memorable sporting moments and achievements of Alabama sports champions and the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame where jazz artists from Alabama are honored. The Birmingham zoo is another notable attraction with over 20 butterfly species and more than 750 species of reptiles, mammals and birds from all corners of the globe. To sample these amazing attractions you need to rent a car in Birmingham.
While in Birmingham, you don’t want to miss the Arlington Antebellum Home and Gardens, a Greek architectural house containing arts dating back to the nineteenth century. Other interesting attractions that will interest you are Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum where you will get the chance to see the more than 900 motorcycles (modern as well as vintage) on display. There is also the McWane Science Center that gives visitors the pleasure of enjoying science via hands-on experience through interactive exhibits, the Birmingham Botanical Gardens with a Japanese garden, sixty-seven acres of trees, shrubs and flowers as well as recordings of species of birds that have landed on the grounds said to be in excess of 230 species where you can also enjoy a picnic. For an unforgettable vacation or trip, you need to hire a car in Birmingham.
The Vulcan Park is a must visit with its statue depicting of the Roman god of fire, picnic grounds, art exhibits and a view of the city’s skyline. There is also the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church burnt in 1963 by the Ku Klux Klan, Ruffner Mountain Nature Center, Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark and the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. These attractions can be assessed with car rental in Birmingham.
The city of Birmingham is not short of attractions even in its surroundings. These include Montevallo-American Village, Calera - Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum, Rickwood Caverns State Park, McCalla - Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, Columbiana - Karl C. Harrison Museum of George Washington and the Oak Mountain State Park.
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