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Top 8 FREE Things to Do in Birmingham

  1. One of the Birmingham's top cultural hub  is  Birmingham Museum of Art. The museum has a nationally-acclaimed permanent collection of more than 22,000 works representing cultures around the world.
  2. A stroll in The Birmingham Botanical Gardens  which offers sixty-seven acres are filled with rhododendron, camellias, wildflowers, roses, outdoor sculptures, a Japanese garden with teahouse, and a garden for the blind. Don't forget to look for the Moon Tree.
  3. The 250-acre Moss Rock Preserve is a popular Geocaching and rock climbing site among enthusiasts.
  4. The tantalizing aroma wafting down Morris Avenue is the wonderful smell of peanuts roasting the old-fashioned way at the Peanut Depot.  Spend a couple of bucks on peanuts, and admire the magnificent old machinery while the children feed pigeons along the old cobblestone streets.
  5. Down 4th Avenue North at 18th Street is the Eddie Kendrick Memorial Park, a tribute to Birmingham native and Temptations lead singer Eddie Kendrick.
  6. For an excellent lesson in the history of America's Civil Rights Movement visit historic Kelly Ingram Park. Sculptures throughout the park depict the dramatic events that took place there. Just across the street is the 16th Street Baptist Church, an icon of the Civil Rights Movement in America and recently designated a National Historic Landmark. A fatal bombing at the church in 1963 shocked and outraged the world and the Birmingham community. It was a turning point in the status of race relations thereafter.
  7. More admission-free history about the city can be found at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark. Sloss is a 32-acre blast furnace plant where iron was made for nearly 100 years. Sloss is the only 20th century blast furnace in the country that is being preserved and interpreted as a museum.
  8. Visit the Railroad Park in Downtown Birmingham

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