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Birmingham Attractions

You'll soon learn why travelers love staying in Birmingham. No matter your age or interests, there are lots of experiences and attractions to enjoy. Book your hotel and flights, get your bags packed and prepare to discover this marvelous city.

Explore the best sights in Birmingham with some unique tours & day trips, or check out our list of 8 fun activities in Birmingham. We have no booking fees as well as free cancellation, so you can rest easy and channel your energy into planning the vacation of a lifetime.

Things to Do in Birmingham with Kids

Birmingham boasts plenty of nearby fun experiences for you and the kids. Our family friendly experiences will keep the crew entertained for days.

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

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.



You'll enjoy the mountain views and live music in Avondale. You might want to make time for a stop at Sloss Furnaces or Avondale Brewing Company.

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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 should I not miss in Birmingham?

If you're eager to see the best of this place, add these attractions to your itinerary:

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

What can you do in Birmingham for free?

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

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