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If you’re looking for must-see hidden spots in the area, you’ve come to the right place. We have everything you’re looking for to enjoy the town – whether for a few, fun vacation days or as a new resident. The area is full of quaint little plazas and gardens, and gorgeous cathedrals for a fun-filled afternoon with friends and family.

Among hidden treasures, you will also find important memorials and historic buildings that you won’t want to miss during your outing. Below you’ll find a detailed description of each location, along with their address, phone number, and website, to check out more information. We also have a useful map to easily plan your visit to every spot you want to hit.
Bama Flea Mall and Antique Center
Bama Flea Mall and Antique Center

(205) 699-2499

1605 Ashville Rd
Leeds, AL 35094   Directions Website

While getting to the Bama Flea Mall and Antique Center may be a bit of a drive (it is in Leeds, Alabama), it is most definitely worth the extra effort! There are over 400 dealers who offer their wares in a shopping area that stretches out over 57,000-square-feet. The market is open seven days a week and vendors are constantly bringing in old and new items on a daily basis. Find everything from guns, knives, collectibles, jewelry, sporting items, antiques and lots more.

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

(205) 328-9696

520 16th St N
Birmingham, AL 35203   Directions Website

The stories, the struggles and the triumphs of the people who lived through the era of segregation in Birmingham are all respectfully remembered at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. The galleries in this impressive facility are filled with multimedia exhibits and attractions that vividly tell the story of the Civil Rights Movement both in Birmingham and other cities. This museum is also a research facility that focuses on human rights issues and presents various programs and seminars on a regular basis.

Charlemagne Record Exchange
Charlemagne Record Exchange

(205) 322-5349

1924 ½ 11th Ave S
Birmingham, AL 35205   Directions Website

The grooves are still spinning at Charlemagne Record Exchange in Birmingham. The staff gets kudos for not only being extremely knowledgeable, but they are uproariously funny and always try to help you find what you're looking for. And there is plenty of vinyl through which you can rummage. Various LPs and 45s are stocked, and you will want to flip though them all—you never know what you will find. If you select a few discs that you would like to preview, the listening station complete with a turntable and headphones will allow you spin it before you take it home!

Hanna's Antique Mall
Hanna's Antique Mall

(205) 323-6036

2424 7th Ave S
Birmingham, AL 35233   Directions Website

If your home or living space needs a little bit of classic appeal, then find exactly what you're looking for when you visit Hanna's Antique Mall. Hanna's has been voted the best antique shop in Birmingham, and when you walk in, it is easy to see why. You'll marvel at the 35 cases of jewelry, silver and collectibles that can be found displayed over the course of the venue's impressive 27,000-square-feet. Find such treasures as American and European furniture, handmade rugs, vintage linens, incredible accessories and lots more!

Second Hand Rose
Second Hand Rose

(205) 987-7027

2015 Valleydale Rd
Birmingham, AL 35244   Directions Website

Just because something has been gently used doesn't mean it isn't stylish or appealing. That's what makes a visit to Second Hand Rose so much fun. This is the area's oldest designer consignment boutique. Whether you are looking to update your wardrobe for work, want to add a few items to help create a new look, or just want to update your already stylish taste, this is the place to do it without obliterating your budget. And since Secondhand Rose is always consigning new arrivals all the time, the inventory is always changing which means it pays to regularly come in and browse!

The Blue Willow
The Blue Willow

(205) 968-0909

3930 Crosshaven Dr
Birmingham, AL 35243   Directions Website

The Blue Willow in Birmingham is one of those rare gems that offers so many unique and appealing items for nearly every style and every taste. Whether it's a graduation, wedding, new baby, holiday or birthday, you're sure to find the perfect gift or item that will fittingly express not only your emotions and good wishes, but also your consummate good taste for choosing your gift from the Blue Willow. Candles, clothes, baby items, photo frames, various crafts and more can all be found in this truly special place.

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