Birmingham General Attractions
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
DESCRIPTION: Bills itself as the largest motorcycle museum in North America. One thing is certain, with 500+ motorcycles from around the world something will catch your eye and make you go “Hummm, I could see myself riding that.” Motorcycle buffs will appreciate the vintage race cars on exhibit.
ADMISSION: Adults $10, children $6
PARKING: Free on-site
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Sat 10a-5p, Sundays Noon-5p
ADDRESS: 6030 Barber Motorsports Parkway, Birmingham, AL MAP
Birmingham Botanical Gardens
DESCRIPTION: A feast for the eyes, ears, and nose awaits you at these lovingly maintained gardens. The Friends of the Garden promote knowledge and appreciation of plants and the environment with educational offerings.
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Fri 9a-4p, Sat 10a-4p, Sun 2p-5p
ADDRESS: 2612 Lane Park Road, Birmingham, AL MAP>
Frank House Golf Course
DESCRIPTION: 15 miles from downtown, this Par 72 city facility has tree-lined fairways along rolling hills with varying yardage along its Bermuda fairways and greens. Green fees are reasonable and carts included. You can rent clubs, but there is a Tee time policy on weekends and Holidays. Some major credit cards accepted.
ADDRESS: 801 Golf Course Road, Birmingham, AL MAP
Highland Park Golf Course
DESCRIPTION: If you need a challenge, only 1 mile from downtown and a recently completed multi-million-dollar renovation makes this a beautiful Par 70 course just the ticket. Only 6000 yards over Rye fairways and Bent Grass greens, fees with carts included. There’s a practice range and rental clubs are available. Tee time policy is 5 days advance reservation; major credit cards accepted.
ADDRESS: 3300 Highland Avenue, Birmingham, AL MAP
Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail
DESCRIPTION: 10 miles west of downtown, this Birmingham location has three courses among the Golf Trail, which is the largest in the world. The courses make maximum use of the Appalachian peaks and valleys, particularly those at Exmoor Valley. Pick your scenic fantasy and poison on the Ridge Course, Valley Course or Short Course.
ADDRESS: 100 Sunbelt Parkway, Birmingham, AL MAP
PHONE: 205-942-1177 or 800-949-4444
Alabama Sports Hall of Fame
DESCRIPTION: More than 4,000 pieces of memorabilia tell the stories of Alabama sports greats including all-time baseball legends Hank Aaron, Willie Mays and Willie McCovey.
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Sat 9p-5p
ADDRESS: 2150 Richard Arrington, Jr. Blvd North, Birmingham, AL MAP
Bessemer Hall of History Museum
DESCRIPTION: This finely appointed Craftsman-style railroad depot testifies to the prosperity of Bessemer in the early 20th century. The former Southern Railway passenger station now serves as a local history museum.
DAYS & HOURS: Tue-Sat 9a-4p
ADDRESS: 1905 Alabama Avenue, Bessemer, AL MAP
Mercedes-Benz Visitors Center
DESCRIPTION: The only Mercedes Visitor Center outside Germany and a must visit for car-lovers. The company’s history is presented in a factory tour of the dazzling state-of-the-art 24,000 square foot facility.
ADMISSION: Free by reservation only
PARKING: Free on premises
DAYS & HOURS: Tue & Thu 8:30a-4:30p
ADDRESS: 11 Mercedes Drive, Tuscaloosa, AL MAP