Birmingham is the largest city in Alabama and the seat of Jefferson County. With a humid subtropical climate, Birmingham experiences hot summers, gentle winters and abundant rainfalls. This stunning and pulsating city sits at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.

Birmingham offers its visitors amazing dining experiences, world-class entertainment and so much more. There are many places you shouldn’t miss when visiting Birmingham.

Birmingham Zoo, known as Alabama’s Number one visitor attraction, is home to more than 700 wild animals. Visit the alligator swamp or have lorikeets and parrots land on your hands as you feed them. The zoo also features giraffes, ostriches, gazelles and so much more. Featuring food and gift shops, train and picnic areas, Birmingham Zoo brings the Africa Safari experience into the heart of Birmingham.

Another attraction you shouldn’t fail to see is the Vulcan Park and Museum. The museum accommodates the world’s largest cast iron statue. Located at the top of Red Mountain, the museum features a scenic view of the city. The museum tells not only of Birmingham’s history but also of its present and future.

Now if you’re up for a bit of water action, you should head over to the Alabama Adventure Water and Theme Park. This popular theme park and water playground offers a new and exciting experience.

Yearning for a taste of fine arts? Go straight to Birmingham Museum of Art and satisfy your hunger. The museum is the largest municipal museum in the Southeast and holds over 24,000 works of art from different periods of time and from different places and cultures across the globe.

And of course, you shouldn’t miss the Talladega Superspeedway—the biggest, fastest and most competitive motorsports facility in the world. Talladega has seen records for both speed and completion broken in its tracks. The Superspeedway is able to hold more than 143,000 seated guests and more in the 212-acre infield. The International Motorsports Hall of Fame and Museum is also located just beside the Superspeedway.

Aside from the places mentioned above you should also visit the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, McWane Science Center, Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, Riverchase Galleria and Barber Motorsports Park. Of course, these are a just a few of what Birmingham in Alabama is all about. With what Birmingham has to offer, there is no doubt why it’s called “The Magic City.”

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