- Our list of the best things to do in Bessemer, Alabama, features the top 66 nearby activities — including 28 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Bessemer, AL has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Museums & Galleries, Entertainment & Shows, and Sports & Fitness.
- The results below include the top 6 things to do within the city of Bessemer, AL , followed by 61 popular activities in nearby cities, including Birmingham, Pelham, Hoover, Alabaster, Calera, Leeds, Trussville, Tuscaloosa, Mountain Brook and Helena
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.
When it was built in 1927, the Alabama Theatre was intended for silent movies. The original Wurlitzer theater organ is still in display. The theatre hosts approximately 250 events each year and attracts more than 400,000 people each year.
With 4 floors of interactive exhibits, the McWane Science Center aims at acquainting children with everything that means science and natural life. Amongst others, it has a collection of dinosaurs and an aquarium.
The Peanut Depot started roasting peanuts in 1907. Visitors can see peanuts roasted in the old antique roasters, buy fresh roasted, salted and Cajun peanuts, and see the architecturally interesting turn of the century building.
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Offering casual walking tours of various points of interest in the Birmingham area, Birmingham History Tours and Ghost Walk offers intriguing, often spooky insights into local history. The ghost walk, the company's most popular tour, combines humor and horror.
Having found its new home inside the Alabama Power Building the Don Kresge Memorial Museum if a interesting place to visit for locals and tourists. The museum features historic radio equipment dating back to the 1920's as well as historical documents and control room artifacts.
Home to all types of mammals, birds, and reptiles, the Birmingham Zoo was first opened in 1955 and now hosts more than 170 animals. It has a Zoo Train and a Carousel, and also organizes special events, such as the Nocturnal Adventure.