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Birmingham Attractions

Curious about how to keep yourself busy in Birmingham? Don't stress. We've come up with some great options for you. Delicious food, an intriguing history and impressive attractions — this vibrant city has them all.

Discover what makes Birmingham tick with some of the very best tours & day trips. Scroll through our 14 fun activities in Birmingham, and book with ease knowing that we offer free cancellation and no added fees.

Things to Do in Birmingham with Kids

There are plenty of fun things to do with the kids in and near Birmingham. Keep everyone entertained with our family friendly experiences.

Free Things to Do in Birmingham

There's no need to dig deep into your pockets in Birmingham. The following won't even cost a penny.

Birmingham Museum of Art - No matter your age, this gallery will excite your imagination and grip your attention.

Red Mountain Park - You'll fall for this attraction if your goal is to loosen up and just have fun.

University of Alabama-Birmingham - Architecture enthusiast or not, prepare to be awed by this landmark's modern design.

Sloss Furnaces - If you like delving into the past, this is one stop you won't want to miss.

Children's of Alabama - Organize a visit and find out the importance of this place to the local community.

16th Street Baptist Church - Get an understanding of local religious beliefs at this holy sanctuary.

Train Watching Platform - Contemplate the stark difference between the urban jungle and nature's splendor at this spectacular spot.

Kelly Ingram Park - Grab your blanket, throw together a quick snack and find a shady spot to be at one with nature.

Explore The Neighborhoods of Birmingham

Downtown Birmingham

Downtown Birmingham is known for its abundant dining options, and you can plan a trip to McWane Science Center and Alabama Theater while you're in town.


Five Points South

Unique features of Five Points South include the theaters and live music. Make a stop by Vulcan Statue or Regions Field while you're exploring the area.


Civil Rights Historic District

Civil Rights Historic District is known for its abundant dining options, and you can plan a trip to Alabama Theater and McWane Science Center while you're in town.

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Central City

While visiting Central City, you might make a stop by sights like Sloss Furnaces and Birmingham Museum of Art.

Redmont Park

While visiting Redmont Park, you might make a stop by sights like Birmingham Zoo and Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What to do in Birmingham on a sunny day?

You won't want to be lazing around in the hotel when you could be out having fun on a City Scavenger Hunts by Operation City Quest of Alabama.

What should I not miss in Birmingham?

If you're eager to experience the best of this destination, add these attractions to your schedule:

  • Sloss Furnaces
  • Birmingham Museum of Art
  • McWane Science Center
  • Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Are there cheap things to do in Birmingham?

What can you do in Birmingham for free?

You could put your wallet in the hotel safe for the day, because these attractions won't cost you a penny:

  • Sloss Furnaces
  • Birmingham Museum of Art
  • Birmingham Botanical Gardens
  • Vulcan Statue