Things to Do
Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama
Barber Motorsports Park – Birmingham, AL
Among the many things to do, Birmingham is home to several museums. The largest is the Birmingham Museum of Art. The area’s history museums include Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Bessemer Hall of History, and the Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark.
The McWane Science Center is a regional science museum with hands-on science exhibits, temporary exhibitions, and an IMAX dome theater. The center also houses a major collection of fossil specimens for use by researchers.
Other unique museums include the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame, the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, with the largest collection of motorcycles in the world, the Iron & Steel Museum of Alabama at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park near McCalla, the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame, and the Talladega Superspeedway Motorsports Hall of Fame Museum.
If you have something else in mind, try visiting the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, a 67-acre park displaying a wide variety of plants in interpretive gardens, including formal rose gardens, tropical greenhouses, and a large Japanese Garden.
The Birmingham Zoo is a large regional zoo with more than 700 animals and a recently-opened interactive children’s zoo. Alabama Adventure Theme Park is an amusement park with two independent sections: Splash Beach Waterpark and Magic Adventure Theme Park.