Welcome to Birmingham

This hilly, shady city, founded as an iron mine, is still a center for manufacturing – many Birmingham residents work at Mercedes Benz USA in Tuscaloosa. In addition, universities and colleges pepper the town, and all of this comes together to create a city with an unreservedly excellent dining and drinking scene. The past also lurks in Birmingham, once named 'Bombingham,' and the history of the Civil Rights movement is very much at your fingers.

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$60 Cultural & Theme Tours

Birmingham Civil Rights Tour

Enjoy complimentary pickup from your downtown hotel or Airbnb as your guide drives to Kelly Ingram Park to begin your historical tour of Civil Rights sights in Birmingham. Pickups are 5-15 minutes before the tour begins. If you have not scheduled a pickup meet your guide at the Fred Shuttlesworth statue in front of the Civil Rights Institute. The tour starts promptly at 9:45 AM.Our small group of no more than 12-14 will walk around the park as you learn about the origins of segregation in the city of Birmingham and state of Alabama. We then visit the following sights: Linn Park, Boutwell Auditorium, Parker High School, Dynamite Hill, Bethel Baptist Church, Phillips High School, sight of Freedom Riders attack, Kelly Ingram Park, Gaston Motel, 16th Street Baptist Church. Depending on availability we may access the interior of Historic Bethel Baptist Church. While being driven around Birmingham your guide will lead you every step of the way and talk about what made Birmingham so integral to the fall of segregation.Hotel pickup and drop-off within downtown Birmingham, which include: • Elyton Hotel • Redmont Hotel • Hampton Inn - Tutwiler • Sheraton Birmingham • Westin Birmingham • DoubleTree by Hilton Birmingham • Residence Inn by Marriott Birmingham Downtown at UAB • Hotel Highland Downtown - UAB • Homewood Suites by Hilton Birmingham Downtown Near UAB • Courtyard by Marriott Birmingham Downtown at UAB • SpringHill Suites by Marriott Birmingham Downtown at UAB

$38.50 Outdoor Activities

2 hours of Axe Throwing bliss!

Our Axe Coach will be there to assist you and we provide everything you need (except the required closed toe shoes).Please arrive a minimum of 15 minutes early to sign the waiver and get signed in. Minimum age is 16 years old. If under 18 a parent/ guardian must participate also.  Our friendly axe throwing coaches will teach you how to throwing axes.After you get comfortable sticking axes in the targets we will have a blast playing fun axe throwing games in a group environment.We will also teach some trick throwsFinally we will have an elimination type game and crown the Axe Champ!For more information please check out our website: AutobahnSpeed.com/axe-throwing

$7.96 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Admission Ticket to House and Garden

Visit: Winterbourne House and Garden, Birmingham, West Midlands, EnglandEscape the modern world in period rooms filled with antiques and Edwardian era soft furnishings. As you stroll around the house, learn about the families that lived here and how Winterbourne came to be part of the University of Birmingham.Winterbourne is also one of the best surviving examples of an Edwardian Arts and Crafts suburban villa garden in Birmingham. The garden was lovingly created by the homeowners, Margaret and John Nettlefold, using the books of Gertrude Jekyll as guides and inspiration.  Today the botanical garden is Grade II listed and offers colour and interest throughout the year. The restored walled garden complete with crinkle-crankle wall, is a riot of rainbow shades from May until October. The lawns are fringed with striking colour themed borders, and beyond lies an original sandstone rock garden and a woodland walk through Gunnera leaves and Rhododendron displays. The botanical garden contains plants from around the globe with collections of plants from China, North and South America and the Alpine areas of the world.The garden offers something for all ages, including activity trails for families and a children’s garden.

$6.63 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

The Pen Museum Admission Ticket

Visit: Pen Museum, Birmingham, West Midlands, EnglandSet in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter, The Pen Museum is unique in the UK. It celebrates the legacy of Birmingham's 19th century steel pen trade, where mass production first made mass communication possible. And through exports, made an enormous contribution to global literacy. In effect, this is where the world learned to write. Our museum is based in an 1863 Florentine Renaissance style former pen factory; 1 factory of 129 in Birmingham that once manufactured the majority of the world's pens. The Museum holds regular calligraphy workshops and learning sessions.Visit Us and discover how the Jewellery Quarter was home to many of the factories manufacturing the ‘Birmingham pen’ which supplied 75% of the world’s pens during the 19th Century.

$20 Tours & Sightseeing

Zombie Scavengers Game - Birmingham, AL

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productRecommended starting location to start Zombie Scavengers. This is where you will begin your hunt to survive the zombie apocalypse. (Please start outside)Duration: 5 minutesLocation: The Dinner Detective - Birmingham, AL, Birmingham, Alabama

$10 Tours & Sightseeing

Operation City Quest Scavenger Hunt - Birmingham, AL

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productRecommended starting location to start Operation City Quest. This is where you will begin your scavenger hunt. (Please start outside)Duration: 5 minutesLocation: McWane Science Center