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Birmingham, Alabama Landmarks

The landmarks listed below are located in the city of Birmingham, Alabama.

Alabama Sports Hall of Fame

Alabama Sports Hall of Fame

Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama 35203
The Alabama Sports Hall of Fame is a state-run monument and museum dedicated to preserving and honoring the accomplishments of Alabamians in sports. It was founded in 1967. It is part of the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex.

Bethel Baptist Church, Parsonage, and Guardhouse

Bethel Baptist Church, Parsonage, and Guardhouse

Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama 35207
The Bethel Baptist Church, Parsonage, and Guardhouse are associated with the first organized movement of the modern civil rights movement. The Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights was headquartered here from 1956-1961.

Birmingham City Hall

Birmingham City Hall

Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama 35203
The Birmingham City Hall is the primary governmental office building for the city of Birmingham. The building was constructed in 1950 for $3,850,000, which was paid for before the building opened without a bond issue or raising new taxes.

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama 35203
Opened in November of 1992, Birmingham Civil Rights Institute is a large interpretive museum and research center that depicts the struggles of the American Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and 1960s.

Birmingham Zoo

Birmingham Zoo

Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama
Founded in 1950, the 122 acre (49 hectare) Birmingham Zoo started with a small menagerie of exotic animals kept in a Southside firehouse. Today, it is home to approximately 750 animals of 250 species. It draws more than 450,000 visitors annually.

Regions Field

Regions Field

Birmingham, Alabama
Regions Field is the name of a minor league baseball park in Birmingham, Alabama. It is the home field for the Birmingham Barons of the Double-A South.

Sixteenth Street Baptist Church

Sixteenth Street Baptist Church

Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama 35203
Called the First Colored Baptist Church of Birmingham when it was founded in 1873, this was the first black church to organize in Birmingham. In September 1963, the church was the target of a racially-motivated bombing that killed four girls.

Sloss Furnaces

Sloss Furnaces

Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama 35222
Sloss Furnaces was operated as a pig iron-producing blast furnace from 1882 to 1971. After closing it became one of the first industrial sites in the U.S. to be preserved for public use. The site currently serves as an interpretive museum of industry.

University of Alabama at Birmingham

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama 35294
UAB began in 1936 as the Birmingham Extension Center of the University of Alabama. Highly renowned for its medical research and natural sciences programs, it is one of the larger research institutions in the Southeast.

Vulcan Statue

Vulcan Statue

Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama 35209
At 56 foot (17 m) tall, the Vulcan statue is the largest cast iron statue in the world. It is the largest statue ever constructed in the United States. It is the second-largest statue standing in the United States behind the Statue of Liberty.

Top 10 Most Popular Birmingham Landmarks

  1. Vulcan Statue
  2. Bethel Baptist Church, Parsonage, and Guardhouse
  3. Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
  4. Alabama Sports Hall of Fame
  5. Birmingham Zoo
  6. Sixteenth Street Baptist Church
  7. University of Alabama at Birmingham
  8. Sloss Furnaces
  9. Regions Field
  10. Birmingham City Hall

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