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Top recommendations from locals

Scenic Lookout
“Historical Vulcan monument & gift shop surrounded by a nice park with a grand view off the mountain.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Museum
“Well-curated art museum, featuring one of the finest and most diverse collections in the Southeastern US. If you go on a Sunday afternoon, they have a fantastic brunch. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Museum
“Great museum that documents the struggle for Civil Rights. Includes MLK's letter from a Birmingham jail and the original jail cell, as well as many other mementos and exhibits, film.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Science Museum
“Fun rainy day activity for the whole family: hands-on science museum with Alabama’s largest aquarium and an IMAX theater.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Historic Site
“This place is why Birmingham is called Iron (or Magic) City! These photos don't give it justice!!! Check it out and bring your camera! The cooling pond is a nice place for a picnic. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Museum
“If you're enamored with shiny, colorful things on wheels, you've got to make time for a visit, and it's only $15 for the basic tour. Besides the wheels, it's stunning architecture is worth your time, as well the grounds that surround the facility. There are also track days, and weekend events like vintage motorcycles, Grand Prix, etc. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Museum
“The McWane Science Center is a science museum and research archive located in downtown. Great fun for the kids with hands-on exhibitions. Each floor is a wonder for the whole family. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Art Gallery
  • 2 locals recommend
Museum
  • 1 local recommends
National Park
“When Birmingham was first founded many would travel to work at the sloss furnace. They were paid well and were able to get rich fast. This is how Birmingham got its name the Magic City.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Library
“In walking distance next to Avondale Park. Programs for kids during the week.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Museum
“Great museum located next to Regions Field. Add this to your Birmingham Barons experience!”
  • 1 local recommends
Book Store
  • 1 local recommends
Art Gallery
  • 1 local recommends