At 1.2 million people, Birmingham is the largest city in Alabama. Known as the “Magic City,” Birmingham is also a young city, founded in 1871 and built on a foundation of steel and iron industry. Today, Birmingham’s economy mostly centers on finance, though it remains a beautiful and picturesque city with gorgeous natural beauty. Come to Birmingham by charter bus in the spring to see the dogwood and cherry blossoms, and stay for the museums and historic sites.
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Birmingham is known as the entertainment capital of Alabama, boasting art galleries, opera and theatre companies, and more. The entertainment is mostly centered in Downtown Birmingham, where visitors can find the Alabama Ballet, the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, and the Birmingham Concert Chorale, among others. Downtown is also home to the historic Carver Theatre, which contains the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame. Here are some popular spots in Birmingham, AL:
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
Get your fellow racing fans together for a party bus rental in Birmingham! Originally the private collection of motorsports enthusiast George Barber, this museum officially opened to the public in 1994 and was moved to the Barber Motorsports Park in 2003. It’s home to over 1,450 motorcycles and racing cars, both vintage and modern, and is the largest collection of motorcycles in the world. The oldest motorcycle in the collection dates from 1904. The Barber Motorsports track itself has hosted many motorsports races, including Grand-Am and AMA Superbike.
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
Birmingham was at the center of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, and the city has devoted an entire Civil Right District to commemorating this indelible part of its history. The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute is a “living institution,” offering a self-directed journey through the struggles and triumphs of key figures in the Civil Rights movement. The Civil Rights Institute is the perfect destination for a minibus rental in Birmingham.
McWane Science Center
Located in downtown Birmingham, the McWane Science Center features an aquarium, IMAX theater, and 9,000 square feet of interactive science exhibits. The aquarium offers a look at over fifty species of marine and freshwater life, including rays and sharks. On the second floor, visitors can look at mineral exhibits, dinosaur fossils, and Native American artifacts. The Science Center caters to all age groups
The Southern Museum of Flight
Fans of aviation (or aviation history) will want to check out the over one hundred aircraft at the Southern Museum of Flight, which also includes the Alabama Aviation Hall of Fame. Included in the museum’s collection is an A-12 Blackbird, an F-4 Phantom, an AH-1 Cobra, a Wright Flyer, Soviet MiGs, and many more. The Southern Museum of Art was featured on the History Channel when the Lake Murray B-25C Mitchell bomber, which crashed into a South Carolina lake during a training exercise, was retrieved from the depths and moved to the museum for conservation in 2005.
Birmingham Museum of Art
Opened in 1951, the Birmingham Museum of Art is home to over 25,000 pieces from across the world. The museum is most notable for its collection of Asian art, particularly Vietnamese ceramics, as well as Renaissance and Baroque-era paintings. It also features exhibits of African, European, Pre-Columbian, and folk art, as well as an outdoor sculpture garden.
Bus Rental Birmingham AL
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