Top 3 Places To See in Birmingham, AL

Handpicked 3 Best Places To See in Birmingham, AL. How do we actually find the most highly rated places to see? Our 50-Point Inspection includes everything from checking reputation, history, complaints, local reviews, nearness, satisfaction, trust and cost to the general excellence. That's not all... businesses do not pay us to list them. You deserve only the best!

BIRMINGHAM ZOO

2630 Cahaba Road, Birmingham, AL 35223

Since 1955

Zoos, Aquariums, Outdoor Activities, Birthday Parties, Facility Rental, Animal List, Survival Plans, Babec’s Story, Passion Into Conservation Action (PiCA) Program, Elephant Conservation, Solar Project, Participation in the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International, Conservation, Shops, Guided Tours, Group Reservations, Cafes & Educational Programs

Admission is half-price every Tuesday - Members receive free admission every day - The 122-acre (49 ha) zoo is home to almost 800 animals representing over 200 species

Price: Adults $16 Children 2 – 12 years old $11, Senior Citizens 65 years+ $14, Military (Active duty only- must show military ID) $14

ppendleton@birminghamzoo.com
birminghamzoo.com

Mon - Sun : 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Excellent fun-filled and educational experience for adults and children alike. Plan to spend about 4 to 6 hours. Beside seeing approx. 950 animals of 230 species on the 122-acre grounds,daily activities include a Wild Slide, Train and Carousel Rides, Giraffe Feeding, Butterfly Garden, Lorikeet Aviary, Sea Lion Splash Show, Camel Rides, Children's Petting Zoo, Safari Zipline Adventure, Foam Zone, Pelican Feeding, Lion Training and more.
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BIRMINGHAM BOTANICAL GARDENS

2612 Lane Park Road, Birmingham, AL 35223

Since 1963

Botanical Gardens, Art Gallery, Cafe, Library, Virtual Tour, Gift Shop, Weekend Programs, Garden Tours, Birding at The Gardens, Events at The Gardens, Fall Plant Sale, Annual Member Celebration, Antiques at The Gardens, Flicks Among the Flowers, Events, Garden Tours, Educational Programs, Conservation Programs, Family & Youth Programs

Free Admission - The gardens are home to over 12,000 different types of plants, 25 unique gardens, more than 30 works of original outdoor sculpture and several miles of walking paths - More than 350,000 annual visitors

bells@bbgardens.org
bbgardens.org

Mon - Sun : 6:00 am - 6:00 pm

I brought my parents to the Birmingham Botanical Gardens and man, I'm glad I did! First of all, it's HUGE with tons of different themed areas to visit. The Japanese gardens were by far my favorite with the large zen signs, waterfalls, small amphitheater, bridges, and just the overall landscaping. There are lots of areas to sit and enjoy nature, including pavilions and other shady areas for some relief on hot, summer days in the South.
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MCWANE SCIENCE CENTER

200 19th Street N, Birmingham, AL 35203

Since 1998

Museum, Planning Your Visit, Events, Groups, Area Attractions/Hotels, Cool Stuff Store, Smart Cafe, Itty Bitty Magic City, Exhibits, Shark and Ray Touch Tank, World of Water Aquariums, Science Quest, Bubble Room, Rushton Theater, Sea Monsters, Alabama Dinosaurs, Collections, Museum Collections Center, Science on a Sphere & Special Events

The state-of-the-art science center, aquarium and 280-seat IMAX Dome Theater is housed in the historic and refurbished Loveman's department store building - More than 9,000 square feet (800 m2) of interactive exhibits

Price: Adventure Hall Only: Adults (13-64) $13, Kids (2-12) $9, Seniors (65+) $12

atempleton@mcwane.org
mcwane.org

Mon - Fri : 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Sat : 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Sun : 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Their Itty Bitty Magic City provides hours of fun for my toddlers. The dress up / role playing areas are amazing, and the water play and jungle gym areas are amazing. Infant soft play area is quartered off too so they won't get trampled. Everything is clean and well kept. Other parents are mindful. Staff is helpful and easy to locate when needed. The other exhibits and adventure halls are also very fun. The bubble room was a big hit as well.
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