Free & Cheap Things to Do in Birmingham, AL

  • The list below includes 55 free or cheap things to do in or near Birmingham, Alabama, including 51 different types of inexpensive activities like Music Venue, History Museums, Specialty Museums and Parks.
  • From Red Mountain Park to Birmingham's Railroad Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Birmingham and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Pelham, Hoover, Bessemer and Trussville.
  • The list below includes 55 free or cheap things to do in or near Birmingham, Alabama, including 51 different types of inexpensive activities like Music Venue, History Museums, Specialty Museums and Parks.
  • From Red Mountain Park to Birmingham's Railroad Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Birmingham and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Pelham, Hoover, Bessemer and Trussville.
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Idina Menzel 2100 Richard Arrington Junior Boulevard North, Birmingham, AL MoreLess Info
Tony-winning singer and actress from Wicked, Glee, and Disney’s Frozen wows audiences with the pipes that made “Let It Go” a smash hit
6.3 Miles
90% 91 votes
Hiking Trails 277 Lyon Lane, Birmingham, AL MoreLess Info
Birmingham's Red Mountain Park offers a variety of amenities for visitors, including 12 miles of trails for hiking and biking, a six acre dog park, and scenic forest and wilderness areas.
0.9 Miles
91% 840 votes
Parks 1600 1st Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35223 MoreLess Info
Covering 19 acres, Birmingham's Railroad Park has playgrounds, skate parks, an outdoor gym, a history wall, picnic areas, and a ranger's house. There is also a trail system.
0.9 Miles
89% 149 votes
Parks 5th Ave N at 16th St, Birmingham, AL MoreLess Info
Kelly Ingram Park stands as a memorial to the Civil Rights Movement that rocked Birmingham, and the United States. Visitors can view sculptures in the park that tell the story of the movement.
0.8 Miles
90% 198 votes
Religious Buildings 16th St & 6th Ave, Birmingham, AL MoreLess Info
Since 1880, 16th Street Baptist Church has been active on this site ever since, and On September 15, 1963, a bomb exploded at the church killing four young girls and escalating the race wars. Visitors can tour the church.
3.3 Miles
99% 88 votes
Baseball Fields 1137 2nd Ave W, Birmingham, AL 35203 MoreLess Info
Rickwood Field is the oldest surviving professional ballpark in the United States. Originally opened in 1910 for the Birmingham Black Barons, the ballpark is currently being restored and features special events and ball games.
2.7 Miles
93% 29 votes
Botanical Gardens 2612 Lane Park Road, Birmingham, AL 35223 MoreLess Info
Birmingham Botanical Gardens is 67.5 acres and has over 12,000 different plants in more than 25 unique gardens. They also have over 30 works of original outdoor sculpture and several miles of paths.
6.1 Miles
88% 84 votes
Nature & Wildlife Areas 1214 81st Street South, Birmingham, AL 35206 MoreLess Info
The Ruffner Mountain Center contains many miles of hiking trails. The center also contains the Tree Top Visitor Center with an information booth, gift shop and mining history exhibits, the Woodland Animal Exhibit Hall displaying Alabama animals, and the Mountainside Pavilion that can be rented for special event…
2.5 Miles
67% 54 votes
Historic Homes 331 Cotton Avenue, Birmingham, AL 35211 MoreLess Info
Built in the first half of the 19th century, Historic Antebellum Home & Gardens features a Greek Revival style mansion that served as a Civil War headquarters. Visitors can choose from either self-guided or staff led tours through the mansion.
7.1 Miles
69% 58 votes
Statues Liberty Park, Birmingham, AL MoreLess Info
One-fifth the size of the real Statue of Liberty, the Birmingham model was commissioned by the founder of Liberty National Life Insurance Company and stood atop that building from 1958 to 1989 when it was moved to its current location. The flame is lit by natural gas.
10.9 Miles
98% 702 votes
Specialty Museums 6030 Barber Motorsports Parkway, Birmingham, AL 35094 MoreLess Info
With over 1200 vintage motorcycles, Barber Motorsports Museum & Park attracts bikers and the general public alike with its two-tiered platform display of bikes. They also display a vintage motor-sports collection, showcasing the rare 43 Lotus and 1964 Ferrari 158.
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