Birmingham Vacations & Travel Packages!
The most populous city in the US state of Alabama, Birmingham is the county seat of Jefferson County. It is an industrial city and was one of the centers of civil right movement. Civil Right District is thus one of the most interesting areas to visit in Birmingham. The city features a humid subtropical climate that is characterized by mild winters, hot summers, and plenty of rainfall.
Places of Interest in Birmingham
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
Promoting civil and human rights worldwide through education, Birmingham Civil Rights Institute features exhibits related to Birmingham civil right movement of the 1960s, and human right struggles of current times as well. This institute holds permanent exhibitions that guide visitors through several events and experiences with the help of multi-media presentations.
Birmingham Museum of Art
A great place to visit for art lovers, Birmingham Museum of Art boasts European and American art as well as Asian, American Indian, Columbian, and African art and artifacts. In the museum, sculpture, paintings, graphic arts, and decorative arts are showcased along with European silver, glass, porcelain, and photographs.
McWane Science Center
Allowing visitors to experience the world with the help of interactive exhibits and science adventures, McWane Science Center is an ideal destination to visit for inquisitive travelers. The centre covers immense array of topics, from laser and light to dinosaurs. A number of traveling exhibits are also brought here. There is an interactive aquarium in the center, which features habitat tanks of aquatic creatures. Visitors can explore the story of water, check out salt marsh creatures, and make waves on an eroding shoreline at this interactive aquarium.
Home to a number of birds, mammals, and reptiles from all around the world, Birmingham Zoo features numerous endangered animal species from six continents. This beautiful botanical exhibit boasts butterflies from more than 20 species. All of these butterfly species are from Alabama. There is the Hugh Kaul Children's Zoo located within Birmingham Zoo. This children's zoo is dedicated to children and features urban and rural animals of Alabama.