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Things to do in Mountain Brook

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Scenic Lookout
“The Vulcan statue is the largest cast iron statue in the world, and is the city symbol of Birmingham, Alabama, reflecting its roots in the iron and steel industry. The 56-foot tall statue depicts the Roman god Vulcan, god of the fire and forge.”
  • 45 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Beautiful scenery, free Also has occasional paid events for the green thumbed (or wanna-be gardeners) ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Zoo
“The Birmingham Zoo is a zoological park that opened in 1955 in Birmingham, Alabama. It is the largest zoo in Alabama. The 122-acre zoo is home to almost 800 animals representing over 200 species, including many endangered species from six continents. The zoo is managed by a private non-profit corporation.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“a franchise of the original restaurant (located in Tuscaloosa), Dreamland BBQ has amazing ribs. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
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“One of our favorite places less than 1 mile away- check out the wine bar in the back for a fun, eclectic experience! ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is a local favorite with delicious pops made from local, fresh ingredients. There's something for everyone, even if you're on a diet! Elizabeth's favorite is the avocado pop, while Jared's is the plain chocolate.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Great place to read while enjoying their great coffee. In the heart of a street full of boutiques and other shopping. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“Quaint French cafe in nearby English Village, open Sundays. Good food, European cafe feel. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bus Station
  • 3 locals recommend
College Theater
“It is less than five min walk from the Apt. Great place to see performances and concerts”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Our mexican spot. Try their fresh, yummy tacos with the corn on the cob as a side. I love the Tequila Mockingbird drink- nice bit of heat!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
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  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“If you enjoy Chinese Food, this is the place. Cheap alcohol and delicious food.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Shopping (Macy's, Belk, bookstore and sporting goods, specialty stores, etc...) Restaurants and food court attached. Lovely view of Shades Creek and very convenient to ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“Another favorite spot. Classic southern food in a "loosely upscale" setting (is that a thing?). They don't take reservations. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bakery
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“a franchise of the original restaurant (located in Tuscaloosa), Dreamland BBQ has amazing ribs. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“One of our favorite places less than 1 mile away- check out the wine bar in the back for a fun, eclectic experience! ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is a local favorite with delicious pops made from local, fresh ingredients. There's something for everyone, even if you're on a diet! Elizabeth's favorite is the avocado pop, while Jared's is the plain chocolate.”
  • 7 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Quaint French cafe in nearby English Village, open Sundays. Good food, European cafe feel. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Our mexican spot. Try their fresh, yummy tacos with the corn on the cob as a side. I love the Tequila Mockingbird drink- nice bit of heat!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“If you enjoy Chinese Food, this is the place. Cheap alcohol and delicious food.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“Another favorite spot. Classic southern food in a "loosely upscale" setting (is that a thing?). They don't take reservations. ”
  • 4 locals recommend

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