What to do in Birmingham, AL

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Birmingham Attractions

You'll soon discover why travelers flock to Birmingham. Whatever your interests, there are tons of activities and attractions to sink your teeth into. Book your hotel and flights, pack your bags and prepare to make the most of this enthralling metropolis.

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What to do in Birmingham

Free Things to Do in Birmingham

There's no need to constantly reach for your wallet in Birmingham. The following won't even cost a cent.

Birmingham Museum of Art - Take the entire family and set off on an interesting adventure through history together.

Red Mountain Park - Loads of fun and action awaits at this fantastic place.

University of Alabama-Birmingham - If you're a fan of modern-day architecture and design, add this attraction to your must-see list.

Sloss Furnaces - If you're planning to explore the area's history through its landmarks, pencil this one in your must-see list.

Children's of Alabama - Spend some time here and discover the significance of this place to the community.

16th Street Baptist Church - Stop for some quiet reflection and find out a few things about this site's spiritual significance.

Train Watching Platform - Kick back and let the natural beauty here ease your soul.

Kelly Ingram Park - If you love hanging out in the garden, this attraction will delight your green thumb.

Things to Do in Birmingham with Kids

Birmingham has loads of close by fun things to do for you and your kids. Our family friendly experiences will keep the crew entertained for hours.


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Frequently asked questions

What should I not miss in Birmingham?
If you want to experience the best of this place, fit these attractions into your itinerary:

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

Are there cheap things to do in Birmingham?
If you want to have some fun without having to empty your piggy bank, consider these thrifty experiences and tours:

What can you do in Birmingham for free?
You could put your wallet in the hotel safe for the day, because these top attractions will cost you nothing:

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

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