226 Summit Parkway
Birmingham, AL 35209
Phone: (205) 916-0464
Fax: (205) 916-0298
Red Mountain Park consists is 1200 acres full of outdoor fun and excitement. In addition to the 11 hiking trails in the park, there are also ziplining facilities, historic mines, several treehouses and the Hugh Kaul Beanstalk Forest. The park is one of Birmingham's favorite destinations for outdoor adventure.
For an adventure zipping between the treetops of Red Mountain Park, check out the zipline adventure from Red Ore Zip Tours. Your adventure guides will lead you from treehouse to treehouse, along ropes courses and speeding down suspended cables for some blood-pumping fun. To get to the zip tour, you must hike about 10-15 minutes through Red Mountain Park, so you get a bit of fitness in with your fun.
Located on the campus of Samford University, Pete Hanna Center is one of the largest multi purpose arenas in Birmingham. With a seating capacity of 5000, it is home to the Bulldogs Basketball team of the Samford University. This 132,000 square foot facility also includes a training room, fitness center and a seminar room. Pete Hanna Center hosts quite a many Sports events, hence when around call and book your tickets to get that adrenaline rush from your favorite game.
Opened in 1958 in honor of F. Page Seibert, Seibert Stadium is a 6,700-seat all-encompassing facility situated in the Samford University. This stadium boasts of a dynamic acoustic and sound systems which create a unique ambiance for the spectators. In the past, this stadium has staged some unforgettable football tournaments, and has also witnessed a thrilling crowd of 11,189 who were excited to watch Steve McNair and Alcorn State live in action in a 1994 match. Home to the Samford University Bulldogs college football team, this stadium also hosts various cultural and social events. Undoubtedly the most renowned stadium of Birmingham.
Rickwood Field was built in 1910 for in the city's professional baseball team, the Coal Barons. Rickwood Field has since been restored to look the way it did in its 1940s heyday, all the way down to the hand-operated scoreboard. Wearing old-time uniforms, the Birmingham Barons play the annual Rickwood Classic. Baseball greats who played at Rickwood include Babe Ruth, Rogers Hornsby, "Shoeless" Joe Jackson, Ty Cobb and Birmingham's own Burleigh Grimes, the last legal spitball pitcher in the big leagues. Rickwood was also home to the Birmingham Black Barons Negro League team, which brought the likes of Satchel Paige, Piper Davis and local teenage phenomenon Willie Mays to play here. There is no charge to visit Rickwood; inquire about admission prices for the Rickwood Classic and other special events.
Legion Field has seen countless football matches--professional, college, and otherwise. This world-class football stadium is home to the University of Alabama Blazers, and the grass field has seen lots of action in its 68 years. In 1927, the field was named in honor of the American Legion and stands as a testament to those who gave their lives for their country.
Fair Park Arena is home to the Birmingham Magicians and this 6000 seater multi-purpose arena hosts not only sporting events but also concerts and exhibitions. Most noted is The Greater Alabama Fall Fair and Festival that is held here. The facility is well-equipped and has all the latest amenities. The seating arrangements are comfortable, so don't forget to miss the action at this arena the next time Birmingham Magicians play here.
See more than 1000 different animal species from around the globe, from the Siberian tiger to the San Esteban Island chuckwalla. Of course, there are lions, tigers and bears, as well as giraffes, geckos, a white rhinoceros and gorillas. If your feet get tired, hop aboard the Zoo Express Train. ZooSnoozes, their overnight camping program, is available by reservation. Also, check out the zoo's many classes, which are fit for visitors of all ages.
Birmingham's warm climate ensures that something is always blooming at the Botanical Gardens. Enjoy spring azaleas, summer roses, fall leaves and winter camellias as you tour the extensive grounds. Or, step inside the Southeast's largest clear-span glass greenhouse to enjoy orchids and other tropicals. Visit the Japanese Tea House and Garden and the Southern Living Garden, plus vegetable, fern, iris and other special gardens. Other attractions include the Gatehouse Gift Shop, a café and a library. Lectures, demonstrations, concerts and other events occur almost daily; inquire for a schedule. Admission is free. All paths are wheelchair and stroller-accessible.
Kelly Ingram Park is a beautiful treasure trove of sculptures standing on the green. Formerly known as the West Park, it is located just opposite the Baptist Church. Bound by 5th and 6th Avenues North and 16th and 17th Streets, the park served as the staging ground for much of the Civil Rights Movement and contains many commemorative sculptures of heroes who fought for racial equality during that time. Kelly Ingram Park is now a place to come and participate in the festivals and programs that take place throughout the year.
Since 1907, this historic building's ovens have been roasting thousands of pounds of peanuts for sports stadiums across the South, grocery stores and hungry passersby. Try a bag of hot, freshly roasted goober peas. You can purchase 30-pound boxes or even a whole truckload.
Bill Battle Coliseum, in the campus of Birmingham Southern College is an arena with a capacity of 2000 seats. Home of the college's Panthers basketball team, this arena is named after Bill Battle Jr., the athletic director of Birmingham Southern College. Apart from the sports events it can also be used for conferences and concerts. The Coliseum is a part of Edward L. Norton United Methodist Center and has various facilities from ample parking space to locker rooms for visitors. The coliseum is connected via an underground tunnel to the adjacent Striplin Sports Centre.