What are some fun things to do in Birmingham, AL?

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Planning to pay Birmingham, AL a visit? Then you should get the most out of it by experiencing some (if not all) of the fun things you can do in the Magic City! Check our top 5 picks below.

Camp and hike at the Oak Mountain State Park

Experience nature and schedule an exciting camping adventure at Oak Mountain State Park. A 9,940-acre recreation area that is publicly owned. Located approximately 20 miles south of Birmingham in the northeast quadrant of the city of Pelham, this park is sure to impress even the most experienced at mountain biking.

Complete Address: 200 Terrace Dr, Pelham, AL 35124, USA

Serene sight-seeing at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Feel the love of nature by going for a walk at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens which has a serene setting for varied gardens, outdoor sculptures, and other attractions in this 67.5-acre green space. When you’re done, away if you want to treat yourself to some of the best food and wine Birmingham has to offer.

Complete Address: 2612 Lane Park Rd, Birmingham, AL 35223, USA

Be friends with some endangered species at the Birmingham Zoo

Visit this 122-acre zoological park that is a home for almost 800 animals representing over 200 species. Animal lovers would be relieved to know that the Birmingham Zoo is providing a shelter for many endangered species from all over the world. If you’re in town around halloween, check out Boo at the Zoo!

Complete Address: 2630 Cahaba Rd, Birmingham, AL 35223, USA

Bring out the child in you at Alabama Splash Adventure

A water and amusement park located off Interstate 20/59 in Bessemer, just west of Birmingham and east of Tuscaloosa. This water park has a lot of attractions with concessions including slides, a lazy river, and a laser tag maze.

Complete Address: 4599 Splash Adventure Pkwy, Bessemer, AL 35022, USA

Be a historian at least once at the Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark

A go-to place for history lovers in the Magic City. Sloss Furnaces is a National Historic Landmark in Birmingham, Alabama in the United States. Originally operating as a pig iron-producing blast furnace from 1882 to 1971, which became one of the first industrial historic sites in the US after it’s closure. It was then preserved and restored for public use. Sloss Fright Furnace is another cool halloween destination to add to your bucket list this October.

Complete Address: 1236, 20 32nd St N, Birmingham, AL 35222, United States

Those are the top 5 best fun places around Birmingham AL that we strongly recommended you to visit. However, we’re pretty sure there are a lot more out there (that is if you have a lot of time to visit all of them).

We wish you all the best fun and adventure during your time in Birmingham. Be sure to let us know what you think in the comments, and share any cool destinations we missed.

Originally published at on October 7, 2018.

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