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Plan for something nice during your next vacation, or maybe next time someone comes for a visit. Surprise your guests – or your traveling buddies – with professional tours of the area. Get to know the latest and greatest venues or historical spots, or maybe get a specialized tour and hit the best areas in the city.

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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.

Birmingham Museum of Fine Art
Birmingham Museum of Fine Art

(205) 254-2565

2000 Rev Abraham Woods Jr Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35203   Directions Website

The sweeping brush strokes that adorn some of the world's most amazing paintings and the details that give a deep dimension to the mesmerizing sculptures on display are just two fine examples of the incredible work that is housed at the Birmingham Museum of Fine Art. The facility proudly features one of the most extensive collections in the southeast. When you walk in, you'll be struck by the incredible range of artistic expression that is represented by the more than 24,000 objects. Learn about Asian, European, African, pre-Columbian and Native American traditions by taking in each group's respective artistic expressions rendered in a variety of mediums.

Birmingham Zoo
Birmingham Zoo

(205) 879-0409

2630 Cahaba Rd
Birmingham, AL 35223   Directions Website

If the idea of going on an actual safari doesn't quite fit into your schedule or your budget, then a trip to the Birmingham Zoo is the next best thing. This incredible zoo features over 1,000 animals and birds all presented in their meticulously recreated habitats and attractions. In addition to giraffes, lions, monkeys and hippos, the facility features a variety of special exhibitions as well as special presentations designed especially for the kids.

Golden Flake
Golden Flake

(205) 323-6161

1 Golden Flake Dr
Birmingham, AL 35205   Directions Website

Golden Flake is a Birmingham-based manufacturer of various types of snacks that include potato chips, corn chips, cheese puffs and rings and fries. See how these tasty, crunchy snacks are made from beginning to end by taking a tour of their facility. Factory tours are available Monday through Wednesday at 9:30 am, 11 am and 12:30 pm. No appointment is necessary but school tours and groups of over 10 are encouraged to call in advance and make an appointment to avoid waiting for your tour to begin.

Sloss Furnaces
Sloss Furnaces

(205) 324-1911

20 32nd St N
Birmingham, AL 35222   Directions Website

As far back as 1882, Birmingham's Sloss Furnaces produced iron which was a key factor in the establishment and development of the city of Birmingham. The furnaces produced iron for more than 90 years, and that industrial past is now preserved at the Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark. When you experience a tour of this remarkable facility, you will be struck by the intricate web of pipes and tall smokestacks constructed. Your guide will give you details on how it all worked, and how the eventual production of iron not only shaped the future of Birmingham, but of the whole country as well.

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