Attractions abound in Birmingham
Just look up to find Birmingham's most visible cultural icon. The Vulcan statue, at the Vulcan Park and Museum, is a century-old symbol of the city's contribution to the iron and steel industry. The museum at Vulcan has interactive exhibits and displays that portray the region's history and progress. Other cultural highlights include the Motorsports Museum, Civil Rights Institute and Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame.
If you like the outdoors, then we have lots of greenspace for you to explore. In the heart of our city sits Railroad Park—only a short walk from UAB—where joggers and picnickers alike enjoy the lush landscape, city skyline, and passing trains. Stroll a couple of blocks, and connect with our beautiful Rotary Trail that winds through downtown. Don’t forget to hike Ruffner Mountain and a visit to the Birmingham Botanical Gardens.