Birmingham Botanical Gardens is Alabama's largest living museum with more than 10,000 different plants. The Gardens' 67.5 acres contains 25+ unique gardens, 30+ works of original outdoor sculpture and miles of serene paths. Open daily, offering free admission to more than 350,000 yearly visitors.
The Birmingham Zoo is Alabama’s most popular attraction, drawing more than 500,000 visitors annually. Approximately 750 animals of 250 species call the 122-acre Birmingham Zoo home, including sea lions, kangaroos and endangered species from six continents.
Homewood Shades Creek Greenway is a 6-mile, multi-use trail for pedestrian and cycling activities in the Birmingham metropolitan area. A greenway trail for walking, running, and bicycling runs along the creek from Brookwood Colonial Mall to Green Springs Highway.
Oxmoor Valley is a 54-hole facility in Birmingham sculpted from the peaks and valleys of the Appalachians, the courses offer scenic forests, numerous creeks and challenging elevation changes. The Short Course is listed by Golf Digest's Places to Play as one of the nation's Great Value courses.
Alabama's newest addition to the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. Beautifully carved into the rolling terrain of Shannon Valley; the course meanders through indigenous landscape and around the Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa. Ross Bridge is one of the longest courses in the world but offers multiple tees for golfers of all levels.
Vulcan is the world's largest cast iron statue; made of 100,000 pounds of iron and 56 feet tall, he stands at the top of Red Mountain overlooking the city of Birmingham. Vulcan Park and Museum features spectacular views of Birmingham, an interactive history museum that examines Vulcan and Birmingham's story, and a beautiful public park for visitors.