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Birmingham's Railroad Park

Address: 1600 1st Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35223
Phone Number: (205) 521-9933
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Ranked #11 of 30 Attractions in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Outdoors
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Type: Parks, Outdoors
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Agoura Hills, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Loved seeing this side of Birmingham! Such a pretty park, and tons of people exercising and picnicking with families. We loved watching the HUGE koi swim in the pond. Pretty landscape!

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Portland, Oregon
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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I was visiting Birmingham for a week in February and the weather had been cold and a bit damp at times, but on a Sunday afternoon, the weather cleared and I spent several hours walking around the park. There is free wi-fi (!), on the day I was there, there were many carts selling ice cream an other goodies. Families... More 

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Alabama
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Railroad Park features a very large green space, surrounded by walking trail. There are play areas for kids and a gym-like area. What makes the park so popular is the surroundings as well. Birmingham Light Rails at each end next to the train tracks (North) and the Barons stadium to the South end. This gives you a great view of... More 

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This is a great park for visitors to get some exercise in when visiting Birmingham. The large loop around the park is approximately 3/4 of a mile, so it is practical and convenient. There are a couple of other path options as well. A very nice place with plenty of family activity!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Great place for a lunchtime walk, or a concert, or just playing frisbee with the kids. A bit of green surrounded by the city.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

My friends and I love going to Railroad Park, especially with our dogs and my 13 month old. We love to walk around, the baby is finally getting big enough to really play on the playground and the dogs have a great time sniffing around. It's a beautiful park and I always get amazing photos there. However, I won't go... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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45 reviews 45 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

To me, it's just an average looking grassy area with no charm. There is a track and a pavilion and maybe a few small trees but Birmingham is so beautiful as a city and this place does not depict the true beauty of the city.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Birmingham did a wonderful job with the creation of Railroad Park, a natural area in the midst of the downtown area. Most days, you'll see children playing and folks exercising, throwing a Frisbee and having a good time. They have concerts and other special events here from time to time. If you're looking for the "outdoors" in the city, this... More 

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North Carolina
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69 reviews 69 reviews
49 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This is a nice open and inviting park good for walking and jogging or just hanging out. The day I visited there were no venues going on but I did stroll along the walking trail - went across a wooden bridge that kind of moved in certain spots as you walked it, that kind of made me uneasy but seemed... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Along with Regions Park, the city has done itself proud with these two venues. So many photo opportunities, it's hard to know where to turn next. Great job!

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