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Welcome to the largest city in Alabama! Yep – we’re talking about Birmingham! Whether you love the arts, history, nature, animals, or adventure, you will be sure to find something for the whole family in this amazing city.

History in this great city is rich, and prevalent.  There are some eye opening museums including the Civil Rights Institute, and then there are insights into the historic culture of the city – like with the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame! Both amazing experiences for kids.

ROAR! The lions are waiting at Birmingham Zoo, one of the city’s most popular attractions with the weird and wonderful animals, and nature is waiting (over 1100 acres of it!) with the Ruffner Mountain Nature Center. Hiking, birdwatching, and plenty of room to run and play!

Feeling creative? Take a trip to the Birmingham Children’s Theater for some very fun performances, or kids can be inspired by the Museum of Art. Amazing!

Are you ready to take on this INCREDIBLY kids fun city!? We are!

Over 17,000 objects represent a rich cultures at the Birmingham Museum of Art, including Asian, European, American, Pre-Columbian, & Native American!

A nonprofit, hands-on museum and IMAX Dome Theater. Four floors of interactive exhibits celebrate science and wonder from an amazing collection of dinosaurs to innovative environmental showcases, imaginative early childhood playgrounds, and an awe-i....

Professional theatre complex for children, with different theatres and performances on offer for different age groups. High profile productions most children will recognise.

The ASHOF has over 5,000 sports artifacts elegantly displayed in the 33,000 square foot building. Out of ESPN's list of the top 100 athletes of the century, five out of the top fifteen greatest ever are in the ASHOF: Jesse Owens, Hank Aaron, Joe Loui....

The museum honors great Alabama jazz artists, such as Nat King Cole & Duke Ellington, & celebrates the music that made them famous.

Sloss Furnaces produced iron for nearly 90 years, which gave rise to the city of Birmingham. Now recognized as a National Historic Landmark, Sloss Furnaces with its web of pipes and tall smokestacks offers us a glimpse into the great industrial past ....

The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute documents the struggle of African-American citizens in Birmingham (BCRI) to become full participants in the city's government and business community.

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!

Spend your day solving mysteries, finding clues, following unique storylines, cracking codes, and trying to break the room's lock within 60 minutes!

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

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!

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.

Great roller skating for the family in Alabama, with cosmic skating, and room for the little ones!

A fun kids indoor playcenter in Birmingham for kids up to 12 years, with sensory play, toddler area and parties!

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 Vroom all the way to Alabama!

Over 12,000 square feet of connected trampoline surface, where active kids can bounce, and even be a ninja!

Indoor fun in Hoover for kids up to 12 years, with sensory nights, soft play, toddler area and more!

Classic drive-in theater fun in Alabama, where one admission gets you a double bill! With mini golf too!

Go-karts, laser tag, water wars, mini bowling....just some of the attractions at this family adventure center in Alabama for active kids!

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

So much family water fun in this Alabama water park, with thrilling slides, interactive play areas, a maze, and a super huge multi level play area!

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 wooded miniature train ride.

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 himself.

Step back in time to the birth of our country by joining costumed historical interpreters in a village of living history. You will be able to witness significant events that led to the birth of the nation and explore recreations of historical sites, ....

A railroad museum operating standard & narrow gauge trains, two restored depots, railroad artifacts & memorabilia, & an outdoor collection of locomotives

Great Alabama family fun with activities from gemstone panning, bumper cars to cool mazes! A great RV / camping park too

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. Factory Tours (available by reservation - please cal....

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!

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 priceless!

Great kids fun in Alabama with mini golf, go-karts, and inflatable play area for those little ones!

Interactive displays and modern exhibits showcase the rich German heritage, native American lifestyles, adventure of early pioneers of Cullman County!

The museum exhibits artifacts and memorabilia that trace the long history of University of Alabama football and it's greatest coach - Paul W Bryant!

Experience the natural diversity of Alabama through exhibits exploring the Dinosaurs, the Coal Age, & the Ice Age at this Alabama Museum of Natural History!

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!

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!

Hands on exhibits and activities for children aged 2 to 10 years! An interesting and fun museum where imagination and creativity allow for a world of entertainment!

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 fun family day out!

Featuring 7,000 artifacts, Berman Museum offers a unique opportunity to view ancient treasures from around the world

Meet history and nature at this museum site where one can experience the Lost Realm of the Black Warrior and the spirit of the outdoors with the site's nature trail and Black Warrior River.

Enjoy bowling fun at Frank's with bowling lanes, arcade, party fun and more!

A historic museum in Guntersville, Alabama with FREE admission, offering great exhibits including natural history and life in the 1800s

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.

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, including hiking, biking and fishing.

Experience wildlife up close at this drive through nature preserve of free-ranging exotic and endangered animals in Huntsville!

An amazing 750 acres of biking, hiking, golf and even a water park! Year round ice skating too! Great Alabama fun for the family.

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!

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 - amazing Alabama nature!

Fascinating underground tours through some of the most amazing natural formations in the country, including a frozen waterfall and a 45ft high stalagmite! Kids can also pan for gems - great Alabama family fun!

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!

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.

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.

From incredible artifacts of our nation's space program, to hands-on interactive exhibits and space travel simulators, the U.S. Space & Rocket Center experience is unlike any other. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things....

A hands-on science center with more than 100 permanent, interactive exhibits in 7 different subject areas.

Southern Adventures is a family-oriented water and amusement park offering year-round wholesome entertainment for all ages including golf courses, bumper cars, climbing wall and more!

Old Alabama Town is a collection of authentically restored 19th and 20th century structures. A place where people of all ages have fun learning about Central Alabama's history, architecture and lifestyles of the 19th and early 20th centuries.

A fascinating museum with the most complete collection of Hank Williams memorabilia located in Montgomery where Hank once lived!

The Rosa Parks Library and Museum serves as an historical milestone to those who strive to understand the event that began the famous bus boycott. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Montgomery for kids.

Huntsville Museum of Art's permanent collection features over 3,200 objects, focused on 19th & 20th century American art, plus changing exhibits too!

The Mooseum is a unique museum where kids and adults can learn more about the Alabama beef cattle industry!

Transport back to 1819 at this historic Alabama museum, where kids can dress up, learn, and spend the day 200 years in the past!

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

Let's Play Huntsville offers indoor play fun for kids up to 12 years, with sensory play, toddler area & birthday parties!

A fun day out in Alabama collecting shark teeth, fishing, swimming, canoeing and fossil hunting, take your pick! By appointment only.

Set among numerous lakes, trails, gardens, and pavilions, you will find some of our nation's best cultural destinations, including the Alabama Shakespeare Festival and the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts.

Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts highlights visual arts in Central Alabama, preserving works by some of history's best known, & region's best loved artists.

A facility dedicated to the preservation of railroad history, with free self-guided tours and exhibits, plus ride on one of the historic locomotives!

Take on a mission with Tagtical Laser Tag, this amazing activity for active kids in Alabama. Great for kids 5 and up!

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 offer settings for a variety of recreational activi....

In the 1940's Tuskegee, Alabama became home to a "military experiment" to train America's first African-American military pilots. In time the "experiment" became known as the Tuskegee Experience and the participants as the Tuskegee Airmen.

Learn about Helen Keller and experience her environment in authentic fashion with plentiful artefacts and memorabilia in this historic home in Alabama

The Museum of East Alabama houses over 5,000 artifacts exploring local, state and general history.

Children's Museum Shoals offers hands-on exhibits and programs geared specifically to the developmental stages and needs of kids

18 holes of indoor putting with each hole themed around great American landmarks. Black light night games also available!

Explore this national monument cave in Alabama that was once home to prehistoric people, with history and outdoor adventure waiting for the family!

A family friendly RV park located in scenic Ozark, Alabama, with ponds, waterfalls, a swimming pool and great amenities!

A fascinating museum that maintains a collection of over 160 military aircraft, including one of the largest collections of military helicopters in the world!

Nature AND history in Dothan, with an 1890s Wiregrass Farmstead, boardwalk, nature trail, planetarium, interpretive center, and special events!

From toddlers to pros, these Alabama BMX tracks are suitable for all skill levels, but will give you just the same amount of adrenaline rush!

A large open air water park in Alabama with many exciting features for big kids and parents! There is even a special section for the little ones too!

Active kids get ready! With Go-karts, bumper boats, water wars and a host of other attractions, it's family fun for your day out here in Alabama!

Roller Skating fun for the whole family, as well as bumper cars, rock wall, laser tag, a gyro chair, and lots of family fun in Dothan!

Relaxing family fun out in the pretty Eastgate Park in Dothan, Alabama. Tennis, archery, and fishing await you in the free day out!

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