- Our list of the best things to do in Birmingham, Alabama, features the top 66 nearby activities — including 27 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Birmingham, AL has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Museums & Galleries, Outdoor Places, Entertainment & Shows, and Sports & Fitness.
- The results below include the top 32 things to do within the city of Birmingham, AL , followed by 34 popular activities in nearby cities, including Pelham, Hoover, Bessemer, Trussville, Alabaster, Leeds, Mountain Brook and Helena
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Idina Menzel Birmingham 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
98% 702 votes
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.
96% 2989 votes
520 16th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203 MoreLess Info
Dedicated to the civil right activists who shaped the history of America, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute organizes thematic events all around the year. Some of its facilities can be rented.
94% 650 votes
1817 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203 MoreLess Info
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.
96% 1480 votes
2000 Eighth Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203 MoreLess Info
In collections from all over the world, the Birmingham Museum of Art has gathered more than 24,000 paintings, sculptures, drawings, and other, some of them dating back to 4,000 years ago.
92% 2546 votes
200 19th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203 MoreLess Info
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.
97% 182 votes
Birmingham, AL 35203 MoreLess Info
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.
90% 198 votes
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.
99% 88 votes
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.
96% 48 votes
585 Shades Crest Road, Birmingham, AL 35226 MoreLess Info
Moonlight on the Mountain has a small theater where performers perform folk, Americana, roots, country and bluegrass music to intimate settings of 85 to 100 people. The room can also be rented for private parties.
90% 91 votes
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.