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Visiting Birmingham

The largest city in Alabama is a sweet Southern delight. Life moves slower here and the pace is peaceful. Packed with civil-rights history and home to the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame, its proximity to the Appalachian Mountains means you’re never far from the great outdoors.

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The largest city in Alabama is a sweet Southern delight. Life moves slower here and the pace is peaceful. Packed with civil-rights history and home to the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame, its proximity to the Appalachian Mountains means you’re never far from the great outdoors.

Whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation in Birmingham. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do; browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find cheap Birmingham flights and hotels. Then, after your trip is over, share your travel reviews, tips, and photos with friends and fellow travelers right here on IgoUgo.    Close

Stories and Tips Birmingham

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33rd annual Birmingham Home and Garden show.

Written by vampirefan on 20 Jun, 2007

The Birmingham show is one of the largest and longest running garden shows in the Southeast. This year I was there to work it. The show is held at the BJCC Center located in the heart of downtown Birmingham. This year’s show featured over 150…Read More


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Birmingham Museum of Art

Written by vampirefan on 30 May, 2007

Located in the heart of downtown Birmingham, you will find the very impressive Birmingham Museum of Art. The museum contains over 22,000 works of arts and is one of the largest and most comprehensive art museums in the Southeast. What started as five rooms in the…Read More


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Vulcan Park

Written by vampirefan on 30 May, 2007

For one of the best views of Birmingham and the surrounding area, you have to stop in at Vulcan Park and take the elevator up over 100 feet off the ground for a breathtaking view, day or night, of the Magic City. In 1904 NY…Read More


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Arlington House Museum

Written by vampirefan on 30 May, 2007

Thankfully I had my trusty historical homes guides or I would not have known about this place. I didn’t see it listed in any visitor’s guides. It is a shame as this place is certainly not to be missed. Arlington was the home of Judge…Read More


Alabaster, AL: a brief history

Written by oflara on 18 Dec, 2001

Alabaster: noun. 1. A translucent white or tinted gypsum used esp. for carving. 2. A translucent, often banded variety of calcite. (American Heritage Dictionary). Alabaster tries to be an interesting place. It's small town Alabama, 25 Miles south of Birmingham on I 65, just on the…Read More


Five Points South

Written by coldsmith on 02 Sep, 2004

Five Points South is a wonderful area in the South of Birmingham Alabama. The area is only a few blocks in size, but offers a great area to get out in the evening. This area offers a friendly environment with a variety of restaurants,…Read More


A city revived

Written by coldsmith on 02 Sep, 2004

Birmingham strikes me as a city that once was, but hasn't been in a long time. The city center does not exactly encourage excitement. The mood does seem to be changing. Much of the cities empty building space has recently been purchased…Read More


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