An art-deco inspired museum within the Carver Theater that honors jazz musicians with ties to the state like Nat King Cole and Duke Ellington.

Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame
1631 4th Avenue N
Birmingham, AL 35203
(205) 327-9424

An impressive collection of plants and charming curated gardens including a Japanese garden, vegetable garden, and the Southern Living garden make this one of the best outdoor strolls in Birmingham. Be sure to check out the charming Leaf and Petal gift shop.

Birmingham Botanical Gardens
2612 Lane Park Road
Birmingham, AL 35223
(205) 414-3950

The struggles and triumphs of the civil rights movement are chronicled in this must-see museum, located across the street from the 16th Street Baptist Church, the target of the 1963 tragic bombing that killed four girls.

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
520 16th Street N
Birmingham, AL 35203
(866) 328-9696

One of the finest museum collections in the Southeast, with more than 25,000 objects from around the globe, and a 30,000-square-foot sculpture garden.

Birmingham Museum of Art
2000 Rev. Abraham Woods Jr. Boulevard
Birmingham, AL 35203
(205) 254-2565

Sealions, elephants, brown bears, and more in the heart of the city. A ride on their tree-top zipline and feeding the giraffes (select times) are a must.

Birmingham Zoo
2630 Cahaba Road
Birmingham, AL 35223
(205) 879-0409

A huge main stage and the best acoustics in town make this venue a draw for major musicians.

Iron City
513 22nd St S
Birmingham, AL 35233
(205) 202-5483
The revived Lyric theater reopened in early January. There’s not a bad seat in the house.
Lyric Theater
1800 Third Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35203
(205) 252-2262

Fun for all ages, this state-of-the-art science museum is located in the heart of downtown Birmingham. The Itty Bitty Magic City exhibit was built especially for toddlers.

McWane Science Center
200 19th Street N
Birmingham, AL 35203
(205) 714-8300

A former Dr. Pepper Syrup Plant that's been converted into cute shops and a Saturday morning farmer's market (in-season).

Pepper Place Saturday Market
2829 2nd Avenue S
Birmingham, AL 35233
(205) 802-2100