Birmingham, Alabama, USA

Birmingham is the largest city in the state of Alabama. It has a wide variety of attractions located around Birmingham's Fourth Avenue Historic District, around Southside and also in the Five Points South area. It also offers a large selection of shops, restaurants and a vibrant nightlife, together with scenic views of the nearby Appalachian Mountains.

Birmingham has many notable tourist attractions, including Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame - featuring a wealth of displays and artifacts dedicated to Alabama's famous jazz musicians; Birmingham Botanical Gardens - with many acres of stunning gardens, including a spectacular Japanese Garden; VisionLand Theme Park - two exciting theme parks providing fun for the whole family; and Birmingham Zoo - with over 700 animals, all housed in their natural habitat.

Some of Birmingham's best art galleries and museums include Birmingham Museum of Art - offering an extensive collection of artworks from all over the world; and also the McWane Center - an impressive science center, which features numerous displays, including many hand-on exhibits, scientific information and an IMAX theater.

Things to See & Do

* Alabamas Men’s Hall of Fame
* Arlington Antebellum Home and Gardens
* Birmingham Botanical Gardens
* Vulcan Statue and Museum
* Birmingham Museum of Art

General information

Cruise Season – May - October
Currency - United States Dollar (USD)
Language - English
Land Area – 388.3 km²
Population – 243,000 approx
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus six hours
International Country Telephone Code – 1

Travel Links - Birmingham International Airport is served by American Airlines, Continental Airlines, US Airways, Southwest Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and United Express. The airport is in the heart of Birmingham and full time limo and taxi service is available to and form the airport.

Birmingham is served by Amtrak's Crescent train, which runs daily and serves New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, Charlotte, Atlanta, Birmingham and New Orleans (and vice-versa).

Greyhound Bus Lines provides bus service to Atlanta from many locations throughout the US.

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