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Alabama Theatre for the Performing Arts - Built in 1927 by Paramount Studios as an Alabama showcase for Paramount films. The Alabama Theatre now hosts many live events, as well as films.

Alabama Adventure Water & Theme Park - Thrills both in and out of the water! Features a waterpark, children's area and thrill rides in 4 themed areas.

American Village - The mission of The American Village Citizenship Trust is to strengthen and renew the foundations of American liberty and self-government through citizenship education.Village Green features Washington Hall (inspired by Mount Vernon), Colonial Courthouse, President's Oval Office, exhibits and exciting programs.

Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum - A visit to the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum is your special ticket to the past when railroads were shaping the destiny of the country. Turn back the clock forty or more years as you ride a historic train consisting of passenger cars built between 1910 and 1950 pulled by early, first generation diesel electric locomotives.

Alabama Museum of Natural History - Experience the natural diversity of Alabama through exhibits from the Age of Dinosaurs, the Coal Age, and the Ice Age. View extensive collections of geology, zoology, mineralogy, paleontology, ethnology, history, and photography.

Berman Museum of World History - Exhibits over 3,000 objects related to world history in five galleries. The collection was that of Farley L. and Germaine K. Berman, both who served in counterintelligence during World War II. They met in North Africa and traveled the world collecting rare and unusual artifacts for more than seventy years.

Birmingham Museum of Art - One of the largest municipal museums in the Southeast and one of the premier regional art museums in the country. The collection features more than 21,000 works spanning the history of art from 5,000 B.C. to the present.

Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum - The largest motorcycle museum in U.S., with nearly 350 machines dating from 1904 to present. Imagine being in a building and with motorcycles as far as you can see.

Southern Environmental Center - Visit the new Interactive Museum, a two story environmental showcase which challenges visitors to slide down a giant Sewage Pipe, lift a week's worth of garbage, or to identify the sources of air pollution on a moving city scape model.

International Motorsports Hall of Fame - Features more than 100 racing vehicles and memorabilia dating back to 1902.

Mercedes-Benz Visitor Center - The first of its kind outside Germany. This architectural showcase, adjacent to Daimler's only U.S. automobile manufacturing plant, brings to life the company's vision - to produce nothing less than the most exceptional automobiles in the world.

Birmingham Zoo - Features more than 900 rare and exotic animals in natural outdoor settings and indoor exhibits.

Center for Cultural Arts - Home to 3 changing exhibition halls featuring regional and national exhibits plus 72-foot model of Gadsden with working railroads. Restaurant, summer outdoor concert series, special year-round performances and the Imagination Place Children's Museum.

Rickwood Field - The world's oldest ballpark. The ballpark was completed in 1910 and was home of Birmingham Barons, Birmingham Black Barons, and Oakland A’s farm league teams. Today, Rickwood Field is being restored to the dazzling diamond of its early days.

Aliceville Museum - The only one of its kind in the whole world, dedicated to a time when the world was at war. See artifacts of German Prisoners of World War II, letters, uniforms, objects of art, statuary, sculpture, photos, and books of this fascinating era of world history.

The Renaissance Gallery - The work of nationally known folk artists is displayed along with the work of contemporary and traditional artists from across the country including paintings, leaded glass and sculpture, all original and one of a kind. Subject matter ranges from purely abstract to local landmarks.

Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa - A unique educational institution that exists to stimulate the curiosity of children, ages 2-12 years, about themselves and their place in the world.

Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame - Housed in the historic Carver Theatre for the Performing Arts. The museum honors great jazz artists with ties to the state of Alabama. Exhibits convey the accomplishments of the likes of Nat King Cole, Duke Ellington, Lionel Hampton and Erskine Hawkins and the music that made them famous.

Alabama Music Hall of Fame - Dedicated to honoring Alabama’s music achievers. The hall of fame features memorabilia from careers of Alabamians such as Tammy Wynette, Lionel Richie, Emmylou Harris, the group ALABAMA, The Commodores, Nat King Cole, W.C. Handy, Hank Williams and more.

McWane Science Center - Plunge into Deep Discovery and learn about more than 50 species of saltwater life; explore the mysteries of space in the Challenger Learning Center; experiment with the building blocks of science in ScienceQuest; and surround yourself with larger-than-life images and amazing sound in the IMAX Dome Theater.

Southern Museum of Flight - Explore the miracle of flying! Take off to the Southern Museum of Flight where visitors can view eight decades of aviation history through aircraft, engines, models, and memorabilia of some of the greatest aviation pioneers of all time!

DeSoto Caverns Park - Named in Honor of Spanish Explorer Hernando DeSoto Who Visited the Area in 1540, DeSoto Caverns Park offers 12 outside attractions, 12-story caverns larger than football field, guided tour with sound, laser light and water show, Cave Crawl Box, Wall Climb, Happy's Hoops, Water Dodge, Wacky Water Golf, maze and more.

Birmingham Botanical Gardens - Offers 67 acres containing more than 25 display gardens, a largest clearspan greenhouse, Beaty Hanna Horticulture & Environmental Center with a plant diagnostic lab.

Ruffner Mountain Nature Center - An oasis of green space in the midst of Alabama's largest city. Walk or hike through woodlands on a 10-mile network of trails, watch for hawks in the sky and lizards in the woods, explore the sites of now-abandoned iron ore mines and a former limestone quarry and learn about natural and industrial history.

Anniston Museum of Natural History - Explore the wilds of Africa, the wonders of the North American wilderness, and the mysteries of 2,000 year old mummies in the seven fascinating exhibit halls of the Anniston Museum of Natural History.