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Barber Motorsports Park

Watch cars speed around the twisty track and admire vintage motorcycles in the museum at Alabama’s motoring hub.

Racing isn't just a pastime but a way of life at the Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham. The park is dedicated to all things motorsports, with a thrilling racecourse set amid the woods and a motorbike museum that is in the record books for being the world’s biggest of its kind. Camp at the park to immerse yourself in the world of pistons and pit stops.

The park is named after George Barber, a talented Porsche racer during the 1960s who moved on to collecting motorbikes after he hung up his racing helmet. Study his collection at the Barber Vintage Motorsport Museum, which opened in 1995. His dream was for it to become a living museum. In 2003 the Barber Motorsports Park opened, complete with a track to demonstrate the machines in action.

Take a seat in the main spectator area, which runs along the back stretch of the course, to observe high-octane races and vintage bike shows. The track features 17 turns in total and runs for 2.4 miles (3.8 kilometers) through a naturally wooded and grassy area.

View one of the world's largest motorcycle collections at the adjoining museum. Over 600 examples of bikes and cars from different eras of motoring are displayed here. Even more vehicles are kept in storage and are occasionally shown on special event days. Trace the development of the motorcycle as you inspect the different models, noting the changes in design and performance. Admire the constantly growing collection of Harley-Davidsons, which features almost 100 models.

The annual Barber Vintage Festival takes place in October each year and attracts biking and racing fans from around the world. See death-defying stunts and enjoy displays of vintage motorbike models from the earliest days of the sport.

The Barber Motorsports Park, which is a 20-minute drive east of the center of Birmingham, is open throughout the year except on major holidays. An entrance fee is required. Inquire in advance to book tours of the museum, which are available for an extra fee.


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Lodging Near Barber Motorsports Park

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$105
Hampton Inn Birmingham Leeds

Hampton Inn Birmingham Leeds

310 Rex Lake Rd, Leeds
4.6
of 5, from 402 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from The Outlet Shops of Grand River and within 3 mi (5 km) of Barber Motorsports Park and Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum. Bama Flea Mall & Antique Center and Birmingham Race Course are also within 9 mi (15 km).

$75
Americas Best Value Inn - Leeds/Birmingham

Americas Best Value Inn - Leeds/Birmingham

1093 Higrove Parkway, Leeds
2.9
of 5, from 105 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Situated in a rural location, this motel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from The Outlet Shops of Grand River and 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Barber Motorsports Park. Bama Flea Mall & Antique Center and Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum are also within 6 mi (10 km).

$102
Hampton Inn & Suites Birmingham Airport Area

Hampton Inn & Suites Birmingham Airport Area

950 Old Grants Mill Road, Birmingham
4.3
of 5, from 350 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Irondale, this hotel is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from Train Watching Platform and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve. Birmingham Race Course and Avondale Brewing Company are also within 6 mi (10 km).

$87
Ramada Birmingham Airport

Ramada Birmingham Airport

5216 Messer Airport Hwy, Birmingham
3.1
of 5, from 798 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Birmingham, this hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of St. Vincent's Health System, University of Alabama Hospital, and Children's of Alabama.

$90
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Birmingham-Irondale(East)

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Birmingham-Irondale(East)

811 Old Grants Mill Road, Birmingham
4.0
of 5, from 1 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Irondale, this hotel is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Train Watching Platform and 3.1 mi (5 km) from Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve. Birmingham Race Course and Avondale Brewing Company are also within 6 mi (10 km).

$105
Hilton Garden Inn Birmingham/Trussville

Hilton Garden Inn Birmingham/Trussville

3230 Edwards Lake Parkway, Birmingham
4.3
of 5, from 175 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Birmingham, this hotel is 2 mi (3.2 km) from Birmingham Race Course and within 9 mi (15 km) of Train Watching Platform and Southern Museum of Flight. Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve and The Outlet Shops of Grand River are also within 9 mi (15 km).

$72
Red Roof PLUS+ Birmingham East - Irondale

Red Roof PLUS+ Birmingham East - Irondale

1813 Crestwood Blvd, Birmingham
4.0
of 5, from 141 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Irondale, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Train Watching Platform and 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve. Birmingham Race Course and Southern Museum of Flight are also within 6 mi (10 km).

Quality Inn Airport - Southeast

Quality Inn Airport - Southeast

3910 Kilgore Memorial Drive, Birmingham
3.6
of 5, from 162 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Irondale, this motel is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from Train Watching Platform and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve. Birmingham Race Course and Avondale Brewing Company are also within 6 mi (10 km).