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Ranked #1 of 46 attractions in Birmingham
Category: Specialty Museums; Race Car Tracks; Museums
Owner description: A motorcyclist's dream, this museum has 750 vintage and modern motorcycles displayed on walls, two-tiered platforms and just... more » Owner description: A motorcyclist's dream, this museum has 750 vintage and modern motorcycles displayed on walls, two-tiered platforms and just about everywhere you look. The bikes are displayed randomly, rather than by date and year, adding an element of unpredictability to the viewer's experience. « less
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Ranked #2 of 46 attractions in Birmingham
Category: History Museums
Owner description: This historic museum traces the journey of the civil rights advocates of the 1950s and 60s, who changed the course of... more » Owner description: This historic museum traces the journey of the civil rights advocates of the 1950s and 60s, who changed the course of American history. The struggle for equality for Black Americans is chronicled here, from the Jim Crow laws in the 1800s to the freedom rides, sit-ins and demonstrations of the 1960s. « less
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Ranked #3 of 46 attractions in Birmingham
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Ranked #4 of 46 attractions in Birmingham
Category: Art Museums
Owner description: This three-story museum houses an eclectic selection of art, including Wedgewood pottery, the largest collection of Asian art... more » Owner description: This three-story museum houses an eclectic selection of art, including Wedgewood pottery, the largest collection of Asian art in the Southeast, Native American and African art, impressionism, contemporary art and American landscapes. « less
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Ranked #5 of 46 attractions in Birmingham
Category: Science Museums
Owner description: Fun and learning never end at McWane Science Center, a nonprofit, hands-on museum and IMAX(R) Dome Theater. Four floors of... more » Owner description: Fun and learning never end at McWane Science Center, a nonprofit, hands-on museum and IMAX(R) Dome Theater. Four floors of interactive exhibits celebrate science and wonder - from an amazing collection of dinosaurs to innovative environmental showcases, imaginative early childhood playgrounds, and an awe-inspiring aquarium. The energy and excitement of discovery spring to life through an extensive lineup of science demonstrations performed daily by talented educators. The adventure intensifies in the IMAX(R) Dome Theater, where wide-eyed visitors experience the sights and sounds of breathtaking films on a 5-story-tall screen surrounded by 3 tons of high-intensity speakers. « less
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Ranked #6 of 46 attractions in Birmingham
Category: Theaters
After a complete restoration, this historic venue once again shows its 1927 grandeur.
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Ranked #7 of 46 attractions in Birmingham
Category: Monuments/ Statues; Parks; Lookouts
The largest cast-iron statue in the world was created for the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair.
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Ranked #8 of 46 attractions in Birmingham
Category: Theaters
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Ranked #9 of 46 attractions in Birmingham
Category: Golf Courses
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Ranked #10 of 46 attractions in Birmingham
Category: Parks; Historic Walking Areas; Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas

Also known as West Park is nice during the day, but you may want to avoid it at night. Sculptor James Drake created several pieces for the park, depciting Civil Rights Movement... more »

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Ranked #11 of 46 attractions in Birmingham
Category: Sports Complexes; Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields
Owner description: America's oldest baseball park and former home of the Birmingham Barons is a place where visitors can relive the magic of... more » Owner description: America's oldest baseball park and former home of the Birmingham Barons is a place where visitors can relive the magic of baseball's glory years. « less
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Ranked #12 of 46 attractions in Birmingham
Category: Religious Sites
Owner description: Four young girls were killed when a Ku Klux Klan bomb exploded in this church in 1963. The girls are remembered with a shrine... more » Owner description: Four young girls were killed when a Ku Klux Klan bomb exploded in this church in 1963. The girls are remembered with a shrine in the crypt where they died, and a vibrant stained glass window donated in sympathy by the people of Wales adorns the historic church. « less
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Ranked #13 of 46 attractions in Birmingham
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Historic Sites
Historic iron manufacturing facility
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Ranked #14 of 46 attractions in Birmingham
Category: Parks
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Ranked #15 of 46 attractions in Birmingham
Category: Specialty Museums

The Southern Museum of Flight, located three blocks east of the Birmingham-Shuttl... Airport, is one of the largest civilian flight museums in the Southeast. The museum has 75... more »

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Ranked #16 of 46 attractions in Birmingham
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Ranked #17 of 46 attractions in Birmingham
Category: Zoos
Owner description: Watch sea lions being trained and fed, zip around on the Zoo Train, hop on the carousel, check out the alligator swamp and... more » Owner description: Watch sea lions being trained and fed, zip around on the Zoo Train, hop on the carousel, check out the alligator swamp and tropical rain forest: all this and more are offered at this educational and entertaining zoo housing 170 animals from around the world, including endangered species. « less
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Ranked #18 of 46 attractions in Birmingham
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Ranked #19 of 46 attractions in Birmingham
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Ranked #20 of 46 attractions in Birmingham
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: This 1,000-acre oasis in downtown Birmingham attracts birdwatchers, hikers and nature lovers to its 11 miles of hiking and... more » Owner description: This 1,000-acre oasis in downtown Birmingham attracts birdwatchers, hikers and nature lovers to its 11 miles of hiking and walking trails, nature center with native animals, picnic area, gardens, gift shop and special sunset hikes with wine and cheese or moonlight treks with music. « less
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Ranked #21 of 46 attractions in Birmingham
Category: Neighborhoods
Owner description: The neighborhood that was the center of the 1960s Civil Rights Movement is now a historic district with the Birmingham Civil... more » Owner description: The neighborhood that was the center of the 1960s Civil Rights Movement is now a historic district with the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute at its center. « less
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Ranked #22 of 46 attractions in Birmingham
Category: Golf Courses
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Ranked #23 of 46 attractions in Birmingham
Category: Concerts; Performances
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Ranked #24 of 46 attractions in Birmingham
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Ranked #25 of 46 attractions in Birmingham
Category: Civic Centers
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Ranked #26 of 46 attractions in Birmingham
Category: Monuments/ Statues
Bronze replica measuring one-fifth the size of its sister statue located in New York City.
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Ranked #27 of 46 attractions in Birmingham
Category: Historic Sites
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Ranked #28 of 46 attractions in Birmingham
Ranked #29 of 46 attractions in Birmingham
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Ranked #30 of 46 attractions in Birmingham
Category: Theaters
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