Birmingham’s Perks!

Founded in 1871 and named after Birmingham, England, Birmingham, Alabama was built at the crossing of two rail lines near one of the world’s richest deposits of minerals. It quickly became a center for iron and steel production causing it to grow so fast that people claimed it “magically” appeared, making it the “Magic City.” Over the years, Birmingham has gone from an industrial city to the center of the civil rights movement to the modern city it is today. Home to one of the finest medical and research centers in the country as well as a celebrated food and arts scene, Birmingham has so much to offer for the young and the old, singles and families alike.

Little known facts outside of Alabama

Birmingham is the only geographic location in the world where iron ore, coal and limestone are found naturally within a 10-mile radius. Because of this, Birmingham boomed as a metalworking powerhouse in its early history. Today, it is a city with much more to offer than just an industrial atmosphere. It is known for its vibrant culture, diverse experiences and food scene as well as its rich history and Southern charm.

Fun Facts!

56 ft.

Height of the Vulcan Statue


Motorcycles at Barber Motorsports Park

In 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. wrote his famous letter from the Birmingham jail


Acres in Red Mountain Park


Parks and public spaces


Animals at the Birmingham Zoo

Top Sights & Annual Events

So many things to do and see!

  • Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
  • Birmingham Botanical Gardens
  • Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
  • Birmingham Zoo
  • Jemison Park
  • McWane Science Center
  • Railroad Park
  • Red Mountain Park
  • Rickwood Field
  • Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark
  • Vulcan Park

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