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How To Spend Your Summer in the Magic City

Here are eight must-visit attractions in Birmingham this summer.

If you are new to Birmingham, it won’t take you long to figure out why it’s called the “Magic City.” With its parks, stadiums, events, and places of interest, Birmingham has so much to offer. Today we’ll talk about some of the key places you need to visit when you spend the summer in the Magic City.

  • Protective Stadium. This brand-new, state-of-the-art stadium is home to the USFL Stallions, who are currently 4-0 this season. The season only lasts until July 3, so be sure to get your tickets now! Admission is only $10, and kids under 15 get in for free. Not only does it house a stadium, but from July 7 to July 17, it will also be home to the World Games, where you can watch the world’s best water skiers, archers, sumo wrestlers, billiard players, and more. Kids 12 and under get in for free.

  • Birmingham Botanical Gardens. The gardens have been a beautiful, tranquil place to enjoy in Birmingham for over 55 years. Open seven days a week year-round, admission and parking are absolutely free.

  • Birmingham Museum of Art. Founded in 1951, the museum is home to over 27,000 paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, and decorative arts dating from ancient to modern times. Admission and parking are free here, too.

  • McWane Science Center. This was the cornerstone of Birmingham’s revitalization in 1998. Inspiring children through science, technology, engineering, and math, it features the itty-bitty Magic City, Alabama dinosaurs, the World of Water aquarium, and so much more.

  • Vulcan Park and Museum. This is home to the world’s largest cast iron statue.—Vulcan is 56 feet tall and made of 100,000 lbs of iron. Here you’ll experience spectacular views from the observation deck and visit the comprehensive history museum. 

  • Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark. The landmark features furnaces that were the largest manufacturer of pig iron in the world between 1882 and 1970. Here you can visit and learn about the materials, products, and people who actually built the Magic City. The self-guided tour and parking are free as well.

  • The Alabama Theater. This is the showplace of the South and has been since 1927. It hosts many live events and films each year; be sure to check out their summer film series! This summer, they’ll be showing the Grease sing-along, The Wizard of Oz, Willy Wonka, and more nostalgic favorites.

  • The Birmingham Zoo. The zoo features animals from around the world, including red pandas, lions, giraffes, and more. The 122-acre zoo holds over 550 animals and 180 species, including endangered species from six continents. 

This has just been a tiny snapshot of what Birmingham has to offer this summer. We’re excited to see you out and about in the Magic City! If you have any questions about summer activities or real estate in general, don’t hesitate to give us a call or send us an email. We’d love to help you.

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