Birmingham is one of the most iconic cities in Alabama. During the 1950s and 1960s the city attracted international attention as a center of the Civil Rights Movement. Since then, Birmingham has evolved into a major tourist city, providing insights into the civil rights struggle, as well as science and industrial evolution. We have selected the best sights and activities in the city.
Railroad Park is a 19-acre expanse that celebrates Birmingham’s industrial and artistic heritage. The park is considered ‘Birmingham’s Living Room’ since it connects the downtown area with the University of Alabama campus at Birmingham. This park is the ideal location for local recreation, family celebrations, concerts, and cultural events. Railroad Park is a good place to enjoy nature while jogging, eating out or playing frisbee. The scenic landscape consists of hardwood, evergreen, and flowering trees, with annual, biennial, and perennial flowers. Recycled and re-used objects are scattered throughout the park. The park also offers breathtaking views of Birmingham at its highest point.