Transport Attractions in BIRMINGHAM with kids

Trains, planes and automobiles in The Heart of Dixie for those transport loving kids! Whatever locomotive or automobile the kids love, you will have plenty of options for their family day out in Birmingham, Alabama!

Birmingham has a host of transport related activities and adventures. Whether it’s taking a train ride, experiencing a locomotive museum, or enjoying a boat out on the water, there will be something for all ages!

Kids can hear those engines revving, or see those wheels turning as they engage in activities that spark their creativity, and give them experiences they will never forget.

They can learn all about how things work, and why things work - education can be fun too in Birmingham

So get those conductor hats on, and climb aboard because the adventure is waiting for you! Choo choo….off we go!

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  • North Alabama Railroad Museum

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    (88 miles) Huntsville

    A facility dedicated to the preservation of railroad history. Take the free self-guided tour and discover an array of exhibits, expert-led tours also available, as is a ride on one of the historic ...

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  • Mercedes Benz Factory Tours

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    (35 miles) Tuscaloosa

    Experience the star-studded history of Daimler-Benz, the world\'s premier automobile manufacturer. The story is chronicled in the Mercedes-Benz Visitor Center, the first of its kind outside Germany. ...

  • The Bama Belle

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    (49 miles) Tuscaloosa

    A fun modern day replica of the grand paddlewheel riverboats which graced the nation's river ways in the early 1900's. A unique experience for kids to show them a bit of Deep South history!

  • Weiss Lake Crappie Guides

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    (78 miles) Centre

    They have been fishing for crappie on this lake for over 30 years, so if you want a guide service that offers a day filled with fun and great fishing action these are your guys!

  • Ruffner Mountain Nature Center

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    (6 miles) Birmingham

    On our 1,011 acre forested urban nature center and certified wildlife habitat, we offer educational programs, weekend activities, and over 11 miles of footpaths for hiking and birding.

  • Oak Mountain State Park

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    (14 miles) Pelham

    Nearly 10,000 acres of beautiful Alabama state park, with trails, fishing, beaches, swimming, and even a golf course and petting farm!

  • Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park

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    (24 miles) Mc Calla

    Indoor activities include the Iron and Steel Museum and traditional crafts demonstrations, plus explore the cotton gin, pioneer farm and working gristmill. Plenty of exploration outdoors too, plus a ...

  • Horseshoe Bend NMP

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    (71 miles) Daviston

    In the spring of 1814, General Andrew Jackson and an army of 3,300 men attacked 1,000 Upper Creek warriors on the Tallapoosa River. There is an indoor visitor center, and lots of outdoor activities, ...

  • Dismals Canyon

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    (79 miles) Phil Campbell

    Spend a day getting back to nature hiking the canyon floor past thundering waterfalls, wildlife spotting and swimming. Guided night tours allow visitors to view the glow-in-the-dark creatures too - ...

  • Huntsville Botanical Garden

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    (83 miles) Huntsville

    The Garden provides a variety of opportunities for individuals and groups to expand their knowledge of plants and nature. Programs are offered for adults and children, individually and in groups.

  • Little River Canyon National Preserve

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    (90 miles) Fort Payne

    Little River is unique because it flows for most of its length atop Lookout Mountain in northeast Alabama. Forested uplands, waterfalls, canyon rims and bluffs, pools, boulders, and sandstone cliffs ...

  • Spring Valley Beach

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    (42 miles) Blountsville

    Water fun in Alabama for the whole family, with thrilling slides, fun kiddie areas, and picnic areas too in the largest pool in the Southeast!

  • Birmingham Zoo

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    (3 miles) Birmingham

    Over 122 acres of amazing zoo space for the whole family to explore, with over 950 animals waiting to say hi! Animal fun in Birmingham, Alabama!

  • Tigers for Tomorrow at Untamed Mountain

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    (68 miles) Attalla

    An exotic animal park and rescue preserve where families can enjoy over 80 large predators, including tigers, leopards and bears, that call this reserve home, as well as a full contact barnyard.

  • The Montgomery Zoo

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    (82 miles) Montgomery

    Penetrate the jungles of South America. Travel the savannahs of Africa or the hilltops of Asia. Venture the tall grasses of the North American plains. Or just visit your Montgomery Zoo and see it all!

  • Birmingham Museum of Art

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    Birmingham

    More than 17,000 objects represent a rich panorama of cultures, including Asian, European, American, African, Pre-Columbian, and Native American. Highlights include the Museum's collection of Asian ...

  • Southern Environmental Center

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    (3 miles) Birmingham

    A new interactive museum. Visitors of all ages can slide down the giant sewage pipe, attempt to lift a week's worth of garbage and interact with other fun and interesting exhibits.

  • Southern Museum of Flight

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    (5 miles) Birmingham

    Visit one of the largest aviation museums in the Southeast, with 75,000 sq ft of aircraft from military to civilian, including memorabilia. Great aviation history in Alabama!

  • Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum

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    (11 miles) Birmingham

    A great collection of over 1300 vintage and modern motorcycles, as well as the largest collection of Lotus Race Cars in the entire world! Great fun for those engine loving families and kids! Vroom ...

  • Museum of George Washington

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    (26 miles) Columbiana

    A fascinating and educational collection of art and artifacts from the colonial period, through to 1865. Take the family on a journey through America's past, including items owned by Washington ...

  • Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum

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    (29 miles) Calera

    Our museum features operating standard gauge and narrow gauge trains, two restored depots, an indoor collection of railroad artifacts and memorabilia, and an outdoor collection of railroad cars, ...

  • International Motorsports Hall of Fame

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    (42 miles) Talladega

    "One of the International Motorsports Hall of Fame's highlight features is the Motorsports Museum. Spanning three buildings and the enclosed courtyard, this collection of history making vehicles is ...

  • Cullman County Museum

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    (46 miles) Cullman

    Interactive displays and modern exhibits stand ready for you to experience the rich German heritage, native American lifestyles, adventure of early pioneers and Deep South folklore when you visit ...

  • Paul W Bryant Museum

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    (48 miles) Tuscaloosa

    The museum exhibits artifacts and memorabilia that trace the long history of University of Alabama football. State-of-the-art displays enhanced by videos highlighting great players, plays and games ...

  • Alabama Museum Of Natural History

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    (49 miles) Tuscaloosa

    Experience the natural diversity of Alabama through exhibits from the Age of Dinosaurs, the Coal Age, and the Ice Age. View the extensive displays of geology, zoology, mineralogy, paleontology, ...

  • Childrens Hands On Museum Of Tuscaloosa

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    (49 miles) Tuscaloosa

    Three floors of fun, hands-on exhibits in Tuscaloosa for kids up to 13 years, where they are encouraged to touch, play and feel all day long!

  • Anniston Museum of Natural History

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    (58 miles) Anniston

    Kids can explore the wilds of Africa, the mysteries of 2,000 year old mummies, and the wonders of the North American wilderness in this fascinating Alabama Natural History Museum. An educational AND ...

  • Berman Museum of World History

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    (58 miles) Anniston

    Featuring more than 8000 artifacts, Berman Museum of World History offers a unique opportunity to view ancient treasures and objects from all over the world.

  • Huntsville Art League

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    (83 miles) Huntsville

    Explore the galleries and find every almost theme and medium as created by Tennessee Valley artists, from sculptures and glass work through traditional oil paintings and contemporary photography.

  • The Hank Williams Museum

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    (84 miles) Montgomery

    Containing the most complete collection of memorabilia, the Official Hank Williams Museum is located in Downtown Montgomery where Hank lived from 1937 - 1953. Come and visit the place where the man ...

  • Earlyworks Children's History Museum

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    (84 miles) Huntsville

    Designed for children, it's the South's largest hands-on history museum where kids can learn through play and discovery!

  • Huntsville Museum of Art

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    (84 miles) Huntsville

    The Museum fills its seven galleries with a variety of exhibitions throughout the year, including prestigious traveling exhibits and the work of nationally and regionally acclaimed artists. The ...

  • The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts

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    (88 miles) Montgomery

    For seventy years, the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts has been a showcase for the visual arts in Central Alabama. A primary focus of the Museum's mission is collecting and preserving works by some of ...

  • Steel City Jump Park

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    (4 miles) Birmingham

    A bouncing day out in Birmingham with freestyle jump trampolines, dodgeball, basketball, and a toddler area too! Great for active kids of ALL ages!

  • Adventure Park at Grants Mill

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    (6 miles) Irondale

    Amazing adventure in Alabama for those active kids over 4 years, with adventure courses, pedal karts, mini golf, and much more!