- Places to Go
- Regional Attractions
Alabama Jazz Hall Of Fame
The Jazz Hall of Fame exhibits memorabilia in the historic, art deco Carver Theatre. Within the Carver, the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame displays numerous exhibits of musicians with Alabama ties.
Alabama Sports Hall of Fame
Located in the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex, the Sports Hall of Fame pays tribute to sports heroes with ties to the state of Alabama.
Alabama's Splash Adventure Waterpark
Formerly Visionland, the park features a theme park and water park.
The American Village is a unique attraction in the heart of Alabama, on 188 acres of rolling pasture in Montevallo, 30 minutes south of Birmingham. Housed here is a nationally pioneering education institution focused on building good citizens through immersive and engaging experiences. Here visitors discover the power and drama of America’s journey for independence, liberty and self-government. The distinctive American Village campus includes Washington Hall, inspired by George Washington’s Mount Vernon; a Colonial Courthouse; replicas of the President’s Oval Office and East Room of the White House; a Colonial Chapel inspired by Bruton Parish Church of Williamsburg; a Colonial Garden; Concord Bridge; a replica of the Liberty Bell; and an old-fashioned and beautifully restored Barn.
Aldridge Botanical Gardens
Aldridge Gardens features hydrangeas and other native plants and attracts interest worldwide to the central Alabama area.
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
The Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum houses a collection of more than 850 motorcycles and 45 cars making it the largest in the United States and possibly the world.
Birmingham Botanical Gardens
The Birmingham Botanical Gardens feature 67 acres of glorious nature including the spectacular Southern Living Gardens.
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute is a “living institution” that offers a self-guided tour through the civil rights movement of the 1950’s and ‘60s, and the human rights struggles of today.
Birmingham Museum of Art
The Birmingham Museum of Art is the largest municipal museum in the Southeast and one of the finest regional museums in the country.
The Birmingham Zoo is Alabama's most popular not-for-profit attraction, drawing more than 450,000 visitors annually.
Retrace Hernando DeSoto's expedition more than 450 years ago through the South.
Hoover Metropolitan Stadium
The Hoover Met is a great venue to host a wide variety of events.
McWane Science Center
At the McWane Center, science becomes an adventure for all ages and on a grand scale.
Regions Field is located in downtown Birmingham, 20 minutes from Shelby County. The state-of-the-art 8,500 seat facility in the heart of downtown replaced Hoover Metropolitan Stadium, the home of the Barons since 1988.
Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa
Retreat to the beautiful rolling hills of a hotel secluded from everyday cares, yet close to a vibrant city at the Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa.
Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark
Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark is a 32-acre blast furnace plant where iron was made for nearly 100 years.
Talladega Superspeedway is the biggest, fastest, most competitive motorsports facility in the world.