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2011-2012 Tourist Guide

fall/winter

2012

Celebrating the Year of Alabama Food

Greater Birmingham Convention & Visitors Bureau www.inbirmingham.com

The Right Choice in Birmingham Every Time! This residential-style, all suite hotel is designed for long term stay travelers, and features fully-equipped kitchens and spacious living areas. 800-331-3131 www.marriott.com

Uptown, Downtown and Around town is where you will find the convenience of Marriott Hotels. With several options to choose from, Marriott makes it the right choice in Birmingham every time.

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An excellent value at a moderate price. Spacious guest rooms, exercise rooms with whirlpool, outdoor pool and in-room coffee. 800-321-2211 www.marriott.com

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1 Comfortable residential atmosphere with a moderate price. Features a full kitchen, separate living and sleeping areas, exercise room and outdoor pool. 800-257-3000 www.marriott.com

1 Courtyard by Marriott Hoover 2 Courtyard by Marriott Homewood 3 Courtyard by Marriott Colonnade 4 Residence Inn by Marriott Inverness 5 Residence Inn by Marriott Homewood 6 TownePlace Suites by Marriott Homewood

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HOOVER

Hoover, Naturally. Where you can wander leisurely along gloriously petal strewn paths; walk  down the aisles of stores and shops; and stretch your legs along the longest  free flowing river in Alabama. SHOPPING

EVENTS

PATTON CREEK SHOPPING CENTER

CELEBRATE HOOVER DAY – APRIL 30

LEE BRANCH SHOPPING CENTER

MAYOR’S PRAYER BREAKFAST  - MAY 3

RIVERCHASE GALLERIA

HYDRANGEAS UNDER THE STARS @ ALDRIDGE GARDENS – JUNE 17 SEC BASEBALL TOURNAMENT – MAY 23-29

A L L   S TA R   ATTRACTIONS

PRESERVE JAZZ FESTIVAL – JUNE 5

VETERAN’S PARK ON VALLEYDALE

BLUFF PARK ART SHOW – OCTOBER 1

RV PARK

SOUTHEAST CROSS COUNTRY SHOWDOWN – OCTOBER 8

BARONS BASEBALL   

HOOVER HAYRIDE & FAMILY NIGHT – OCTOBER

ROBERT TRENT JONES GOLF 

PET-A-PALOOZA- OCTOBER

ALDRIDGE  GARDENS

MOSS ROCK FESTIVAL – NOVEMBER 5 & 6 

UPPER CAHABA BIRDING TRAIL 

VETERANS WEEK CELEBRATION  - NOVEMBER 4-11

LOCH HAVEN DOG PARK

NCAA DIVISION I MEN’S SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP – DECEMBER 9 & 11

HOOVER,  ALABAMA - PUBLIC INFORMATION DEPARTMENT  205.444.7588 - VISIT WWW.HOOVERAL.ORG FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.

WELCOME

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Welcome to Birmingham

f diversity were a place, it could very well be Birmingham. People who visit here get a taste of that variety---in entertainment, cuisine, the arts, fun places, good times---that brings them back time and again. Bouillabaisse and barbeque. Fried okra and foie gras. Sushi, sweet tea and seven layer salad. Slab of ribs and rack of lamb. Tapas and turnip greens. Martinis and meat-andthree. None of these necessarily in combination of course. Just a wide wonderful range of dining decisions in a city where food writers from around the world congregate because of its word-of-mouth reputation. Diversity, of course, goes beyond cooking and cuisine. So we have water recreation and Wedgwood collections. Science centers and skate parks. Mountain biking (the best) and museums by the dozen. The zoo and botanical gardens too. And diverse music? With strong 2 Birmingham Tourist Guide

local roots, music is plentiful. Jazz, blues, gospel, alternative, rock, country, bluegrass and reggae---all live, all the time---rock our world. By nature, what diversity first brings to mind is the diversity of our people. Birmingham has long been known as the city that changed the world through civil right conflict and reconciliation. The community has matured to acknowledge and embrace the impact of our past, both negative and positive, on race relations. With a rich history of Italian, Lebanese, Hispanic, Greek and Asian immigrants, Birmingham benefits from the gifts of many cultures. Today’s social scene is a picture of diversity as well, with folks of all ethnic backgrounds enjoying and learning from one another, arguing issues of the day, sharing professional and social time together. The influences are all around us and beautifully melded into the diversity of Southern culture‌ in Birmingham. Photograph: (Top Left) jeffery Greenberg

WELCOME

Contents 4 Information

52 Entertainment

6 Lodging

58 Dining

24 Attractions

74 After Dark

38 Shopping

82 Outdoors

44 Antiques

90 Golf

48 Arts ON THE COVER: Photograph by Ted Tucker, Pottery by Earthborn Studios Published by CityVision, Inc. 205.595.0809 This Tourist Guide is printed on 20% recycled (10% Post-consumer waste) paper using only soy-based inks.Our printer meets or exceeds all Federal Resource Conservation Recovery Act (RCRA) Standards and is a certified member of the Forest Stewardship Council.

Photograph: (Top Left) Arik sokol; (Bottom left) Bob Farley

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INFORMATION

Tourist Information Downtown Visitor Center The Birmingham Shop

2200 9th Avenue North, 205-458-8000 or 800-458-8085

Better Business Bureau:

205-558-2222

Television Stations: 7 commercial, 3 independents and 1 public educational station, several cable stations.

Airport Visitor Center Lower Level 205-458-8002

Radio Stations: 14 AM stations and 18

Vulcan Park and Museum Visitor Center

Newspapers: One daily (The Birmingham News, morning) plus weeklies and monthlies.

1701 Valley View Drive, 205-458-8000

FM stations. Also, 1 Spanish station.

Convention and Visitors Bureau:

Helpful Information

205-458-8000 or 800-458-8085

Laws to know: Use safety belts. Turn on headlights during rain. Drinking age 21. Liquor sales at package and grocery stores after noon Sundays. Emergencies— for emergencies

call 911

Rental Car Agencies Alamo Rent A Car

205-591-4395

Birmingham business alliance:

Avis Rent A Car

Area code: 205

205-324-2100

205-592-8901

Altitude: 620 average feet; ranging between 538 and 1,200

Population: Metro – just over one

Budget Rent A Car

million

205-322-3596

Area: 3,358 square miles –

Library: 205-226-3600

Dollar Rent A Car

Metropolitan Statistical Area – Jefferson, Blount, St. Clair, Shelby and Walker Counties

Travelers Aid Society:

800-800-4000, www.dollar.com

Churches: More than 1,300, all major

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denominations

Birmingham shuttlesworth International Airport:

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Enterprise Rent A Car

Parks: 205-254-2391 (city),

205-591-1927, www.enterprise.com

CAP (City Action Partners) Got a

flat? Lock your keys in the car? Mon-Fri, 7 am to midnight; Sat 11 am to 7 pm. 205-251-0111 (downtown only)

Hertz Rent A Car

205-591-6090 National Car Rental

205-592-7259

INFORMATION

Wheelchair Accessible Transportation Buzz-A-Bus

205-879-3438 Clastran

205-325-8787 Fresh Air

205-744-7475 J&B Passenger Service

205-781-5702

Burkes Brothers Classic Limousine Service

Brookwood Medical Center

Calloway Tours

Callahan Eye Foundation Hospital

205-324-9677 www.burkesbrotherslimousine.com 205-323-7377

Carey Limousine

205-877-1000, 2010 Brookwood Medical Center Dr., 35209 205-325-8100, 1720 University Blvd., 35233 Cooper Green Mercy Hospital

205-591-5959 or 322-8810

205-930-3200, 1515 6th Ave. S., 35205

Crow Charters

St. Vincent’s Hospital

205-956-2333

King and Son Bus Charter & Tour

205-780-4973

205-939-7000, 2800 8th Ave. S., 35205 St. Vincent’s East

Larry’s Limos

205-838-3000, 50 Medical Park East Dr., 35235

Magic City Limousine

The Children’s Hospital of Alabama

Murry’s Charter & Tour

Trinity Medical Center

Acton Limousine Coach

R. C. American Cab

205-960-1114

UAB Medical Center West

205-408-7723, www.actonlimo.com Affordable Limousine, LLC

Rare Transportation

UAB University Hospital

Max Vip

205-521-0101 Special Needs Transportation

205-821-3736

Ground Transportation

205-251-5466

Airport Express

205-591-7770

Ambassador Limousine

205-987-5466

205-999-4201, www.larryslimos.com 205-916-0799

205-980-5994

205-980-7273 www.raretransportation.com Royal Transportation & Booking Agency

205-929-3904 STS, Inc.

American Cab Co.

205-322-2222

205-324-4024 www.sts-transportation.com

Apex Valet

Yellow Cab

205-991-0532, www.apexvalet.com Birmingham Door To Door

205-591-5550

Birmingham Limousine

205-822-8600, www.birminghamlimousine.com

205-252-1131

Hospitals with Emergency Rooms Birmingham VA Medical Center

205-933-8101, 700 19th St. S., 35233

205-939-9100, 1600 7th Ave. S., 35233 205-592-1000, 800 Montclair Road, 35213 205-481-7000, 995 9th Ave. S.W., 35022 205-934-4011, 1802 6th Ave. S., 35233

Veterinary Emergency Hospitals Alabama Veterinary Specialists

205-481-1001, 3783 Pine Lane SE, Professional Building 200, Bessemer, 35022

Emergency and Specialty Animal Medical Center

205-967-7389 or 205-251-5696, 2864 Acton Rd., Birmingham, 35243 Pet Vet Animal Hospital

205-824-2077, 2021 Kentucky Ave., Birmingham, 35216

Call A Cap Uh-oh. Now you’ve done it. And

just when you were on your way to McWane your brain at McWane Science Center. There are those keys just dangling from the ignition. Be thankful that CAP is downtown and to the rescue. Those handsome young men in uniform riding bicycles all over town are useful as well as cool. They are the City Action Partnership (CAP) patrol.

CAP service area is downtown from 11th Avenue North to 5th Avenue South and from 22nd Street to 16th Street North, more or less. To summons free assistance or for helpful information, call CAP headquarters at 205-251-0111 (unless you locked your cell phone in the car too), or visit their Web site at www.capisdowntown.com

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LODGING

Where to Stay

LODGING 1. Aloft Birmingham Soho Square 1903 29th Avenue S, Homewood 35209 205-874-8055 / FAX 205-870-5707 www.aloftbirminghamsohosquare.com, 111 rooms ★ amenities: 24-Hour Business Center, Bus Parking, Business Center, Cable TV, Concierge Service, Data ports, Fax and Copy Service, Fitness Center, Free High-Speed Internet Access, Free High-Speed Wireless Internet Access, Free In-Room Coffee Makers, Free In-Room Movie Channel, Free Local Phone Calls, Free Parking, Free USA Today Newspaper, In-Room Hair Dryers, In-Room Iron & Ironing Board, Indoor Pool, Interior Corridors, Laundry, Lounge, Meeting Space, Meeting/Banquet Space, Pets Allowed, Pool, Refrigerators, Restaurant, Restaurant/Bar, Satellite TV with premium channels, Two Line Phone, Voice Mail

2. Alta Vista Hotel and Conference Center 260 Goodwin Crest Drive, Birmingham 35209-3702, 205-290-8000 / FAX 205-290-8001 www.altavistahotel.com, 180 rooms ★ amenities: Business Center, Cable TV, Complimentary Hot Breakfast Bar, Extended Stay, Fax and Copy Service, Fitness Center, Free High-Speed Internet Access, Free High-Speed Wireless Internet Access, Free In-Room Coffee Makers, Free In-Room Movie Channel, Free Local Phone Calls, Free USA Today Newspaper, In-Room Hair Dryers, In-Room Iron & Ironing Board, Interior Corridors, Laundry, Meeting Space, Microwaves Refrigerators available, No Pets Allowed, Outdoor Pool Seasonal/Gazebo, Pool, Refrigerators, Suites, Voice Mail

3. America’s Best Inn Birmingham Parkway East 9225 Roebuck Parkway East, Birmingham 35206-1510, 205-836-5400 / FAX 205-833-4561 www.americasbestinnbirminghamparkwayeast.com 89 rooms ★ amenities: Complimentary Continental Breakfast, Fitness Center, Laundry, Meeting Space, Pool

4. America’s Best Inns & Suites Birmingham Airport 5101 Airport Highway, Birmingham 35212-3046 205-592-6110 / FAX 205-591-5623 www.americasbestinnbirminghamairport.com 143 rooms ★ amenities: Complimentary Airport Shuttle Service, Complimentary Continental Breakfast, Fitness Center, Meeting Space, Pool, Suite

5. America’s Best Value Inn - Bessemer/ Birmingham 1121 9th Avenue SW, Bessemer 35022-7802 205-424-9780 / FAX 205-982-5227 www.americasbestvalueinn.com, 140 rooms ★ amenities: Complimentary Continental Breakfast, For locations see fold out map in back of guide

Complimentary Hot Breakfast Bar, Extended Stay, Fax and Copy Service, Kitchenette, Laundry, Lounge, Meeting Space, Pets Allowed, Pool, Suite

6. America’s Best Value Inn - Irondale 1813 Crestwood Blvd, Birmingham 35210-2031 205-956-3650 / FAX 205-951-5892 www.bestvalueinn.com, 86 rooms ★ amenities: Pool

7. America’s Best Value Inn - Leeds 1093 Higrove Parkway, Leeds 35094-1700 205-702 2700 / FAX 205-702 2700 www.americasbestvalueinn.com, 42 rooms ★ amenities: Cable TV, Complimentary Continental Breakfast, Free Local Phone Calls, Pets Allowed, Voice Mail

8. American Interstate Motel 5921 1st Ave N, Birmingham 35212-1607 205-595-4609, 29 rooms ★ amenities: Extended Stay

9. Anchor Motel 4121 3rd Avenue South, Birmingham 35222-1918, 205-595-6157, 24 rooms ★ amenities: Extended Stay

10. Anchor Motel Eastlake 8420 First Avenue North, Birmingham 35206-2704, 205-833-3414, 28 rooms ★ amenities: Extended Stay

11. Apex Motel 1900 33rd Avenue North, Birmingham 35207-3338, 205-328-0080, 28 rooms ★ amenities: Extended Stay

12. Bama Motel 6712 First Avenue North, Birmingham 35206-5016, 205-833-7141, 20 rooms ★ amenities: Extended Stay

13. Baymont Inn & Suites Birmingham/Vestavia 1466 Montgomery Highway, Birmingham 35216-3607, 1-877-229-6668 / FAX 205-822-9421 www.baymontinns.com, 123 rooms ★ amenities: Cable TV, Complimentary Continental Breakfast, Complimentary Hot Breakfast Bar, Dry Cleaning Services, Fax and Copy Service, Free High-Speed Internet Access, Free High-Speed Wireless Internet Access, Free In-Room Coffee Makers, Free Local Phone Calls, Free USA Today Newspaper, In-Room Hair Dryers, In-Room Iron & Ironing Board, Meeting Space, Outdoor Pool Seasonal, Pets Allowed, Pool, Voice Mail 800.458.8085 | www.inbirmingham.org

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LODGING 14. Best Western Plus Bessemer Hotel & Suites 5041 Academy Lane, Bessemer 35022-5250 205-481-1950 / FAX 205-481-2597, 70 rooms ★ amenities: Board Suites, Bus Parking, Business Center, Cable TV, Complimentary Continental Breakfast, Complimentary Hot Breakfast Bar, Complimentary Newspapers, Data ports, Dry Cleaning Services, Extended Stay, Fax and Copy Service, Fitness Center, Free High-Speed Internet Access, Free High-Speed Wireless Internet Access, Free In-Room Coffee Makers, Free Local Phone Calls, Free Long Distance Phone Calls, Free Parking, Free USA Today Newspaper, Fully Equipped Kitchens, Hot Breakfast Buffet, In-Room Hair Dryers, In-Room Iron & Ironing Board, Interior Corridors, Jacuzzi/Hot Tub, Kitchen, Kitchenette, Laundry, Meeting Space, Microwaves and Refrigerators available, Outdoor Pool Seasonal/Gazebo, Pets Allowed, Pool, Refrigerators, Spa, Suites, Two Line Phone, Voice Mail

15. Best Western Carlton Suites Hotel 140 State Farm Parkway, Birmingham 35209-7186, 205-940-9990 / FAX 205-940-9930 www.carltonsuiteshotel.com, 102 rooms ★ amenities: All Suites, Business Center, Cable TV, Complimentary Hot Breakfast Bar, Complimentary Newspapers, Dry Cleaning Services, Fax and Copy Service, Fitness Center, Free High-Speed Internet Access, Free High-Speed Wireless Internet Access, Free In-Room Coffee Makers, Free Local Phone Calls, Free USA Today Newspaper, In-Room Hair Dryers, In-Room Iron & Ironing Board, Indoor Pool, Interior Corridors, Laundry, Manager’s Reception, Meeting Space, Microwaves, Refrigerators available, Pool, Suite, Voice Mail

16. Best Western Gardendale 842 Thompson Street, Gardendale 35071-4602 205-631-1181 / FAX 205-631-1066 www.book.bestwestern.com, 59 rooms ★ amenities: Complimentary Continental Breakfast, Interior Corridors

17. Birmingham Garden Inn & Suites 7901 Crestwood Blvd, Birmingham 35210-2611 205-951-0700 / FAX 205-313-3701, 102 rooms ★ amenities: Complimentary Airport Shuttle Service, Complimentary Continental Breakfast, Extended Stay, Laundry, Pool

Coffee Makers, Free In-Room Movie Channel, Free Long Distance Phone Calls, Gift Shop, High Speed Internet Access by Request (Charge), In-Room Hair Dryers, In-Room Iron & Ironing Board, Indoor Pool, Interior Corridors, Laundry, Lounge, Meeting Space, No Pets Allowed, Restaurant, Suite, Two Line Phone, Voice Mail

19. Birmingham Motor Court 1625 Third Avenue West, Birmingham 35208-4205 205-786-4397, 19 rooms ★ amenities: Extended Stay

20. Birmingham’s Rodeway Inn & Suites Hotel and Conference Center 260 Oxmoor Road, Homewood 35209-4793 205-942-2041, www.rodewayinn.com 193 rooms ★ amenities: 24-Hour Business Center, Cable TV, Complimentary Hot Breakfast Bar, Data ports, Extended Stay, Fax and Copy Service, Fitness Center, Free 24 Hour Gourmet Coffee, Free High-Speed Internet Access, Free High-Speed Wireless Internet Access, Free In-Room Coffee Makers, Free In-Room Movie Channel, Free Local Phone Calls, Free Long Distance Phone Calls, Free Parking, In-Room Hair Dryers, In-Room Iron & Ironing Board, Interior Corridors, Laundry, Lounge, Meeting Space, Meeting/ Banquet Space, Outdoor Pool Seasonal, Pets Allowed, Pool, Suite, Two Line Phone, Voice Mail

21. Budget Motel 1548 Bankhead Hwy W, Birmingham 35214-4847 205-798-8444, 30 rooms ★ amenities: Extended Stay

22. Budget Motel Bessemer 3010 9th Avenue N, Bessemer 35020-3546 205-428-9888, 35 rooms ★ amenities: Extended Stay

23. Candlewood Suites Birmingham/ Homewood (Opening December 2011) 400 Commons Dr., Birmingham 35209 205-769-9777, www.ichotelsgroup.com, 81 rooms

24. Clarion Hotel & Conference Center

3590 Grandview Parkway, Birmingham 35243-1946, 205-968-3775 / FAX 205-968-4517 www.birminghammarriott.com, 295 rooms ★ amenities: Business Center, Cable TV, Club Level Rooms with added amenities, Complimentary Newspapers, Concierge Service, Dry Cleaning Services, Fitness Center, Free In-Room

5216 Messer Airport Highway, Birmingham 35212-3033 205-591-7900 / FAX 205-591-6004 www.clarionhotel.com, 197 rooms ★ amenities: Business Center, Complimentary Airport Shuttle Service, Dry Cleaning Services, Fitness Center, Free High-Speed Wireless Internet Access, Free In-Room Coffee Makers, In-Room Hair Dryers, In-Room Iron & Ironing Board, Interior Corridors, Meeting Space, Outdoor Pool Seasonal/ Gazebo, Refrigerators, Restaurant/Bar, Suites

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18. Birmingham Marriott

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GOLF WORTHY OF THE PROS. PAMPERING DESIGNED FOR A DIVA. At Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa, serious play meets exceptional service, creating an unrivalled escape. Enjoy stunning views as you play the world’s third longest course. Afterward, the spa awaits, ready to immerse you in an indulgent experience. Then dine on our sophisticated Southern cuisine. Sink into luxury with the savvy service that has earned our AAA Four-Diamond rating.

For more information or to make reservations, call 800 593 6419.

RENAISSANCE BIRMINGHAM ROSS BRIDGE GOLF RESORT & SPA 4000 Grand Avenue Birmingham, AL 35226 t: 205 916 7677 rossbridgeresort.com A part of the Resort Collection on Alabama’s Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail 800.458.8085 | www.inbirmingham.org

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LODGING 25. Cobb Lane Bed and Breakfast 1309 19th Street S, Birmingham 35205-4801 205-918-9090, www.cobblanebandb.com, 8 rooms

26. Comfort Inn & Suites Colonnade 4400 Colonnade Parkway, Birmingham 35243-3365 205-968-3700 / FAX 205-968-0997 www.choicehotels.com, 67 rooms ★ amenities: Bus Parking, Business Center, Cable TV, Complimentary Hot Breakfast Bar, Fax and Copy Service, Free High-Speed Internet Access, Free In-Room Coffee Makers, Free USA Today Newspaper, In-Room Hair Dryers, In-Room Iron & Ironing Board, Interior Corridors, Manager’s Reception, Microwaves Refrigerators available, No Pets Allowed, Pool, Suites, Voice Mail

27. Comfort Inn & Suites Trussville 4740 Norrell Dr, Trussville 35173-2634 205-661-3636 / FAX 205-661-3646 www.comfortinn.com, 66 rooms ★ amenities: Business Center, Cable TV, Complimentary Continental Breakfast, Complimentary Newspapers, Dry Cleaning Services, Fax and Copy Service, Fitness Center, Free High-Speed Internet Access, Free High-Speed Wireless Internet Access, Free In-Room Coffee Makers, Free Local Phone Calls, Free USA Today Newspaper, In-Room Hair Dryers, In-Room Iron & Ironing Board, Interior Corridors, Laundry, Meeting Space, No Pets Allowed, Outdoor Pool Seasonal, Pool, Refrigerators, Suites, Voice Mail

28. Comfort Inn Airport 4965 Montevallo Rd, Birmingham 35210-2418 205-957-0084 / FAX 205-314-2400 www.comfortinn.com, 83 rooms ★ amenities: Business Center, Cable TV, Complimentary Continental Breakfast, Complimentary Newspapers, Dry Cleaning Services, Extended Stay, Fax and Copy Service, Fitness Center, Free High-Speed Internet Access, Free In-Room Coffee Makers, Free Local Phone Calls, Free USA Today Newspaper, In-Room Hair Dryers, In-Room Iron & Ironing Board, Interior Corridors, Kitchenette, Laundry, Meeting Space, No Pets Allowed, Outdoor Pool Seasonal, Pool, Voice Mail

29. Comfort Inn Bessemer 5051 Academy Lane, Bessemer 35022-5250 205-428-3999 / FAX 205-428-8053 www.comfortinn.com/hotel-bessemer-alabama 59 rooms ★ amenities: Complimentary Continental Breakfast, Interior Corridors

30. Comfort Inn Fairfield

205-780-5155 / FAX 205-780-2855 www.comfortinn.com/hotel-fairfield-alabama-AL275, 80 rooms ★ amenities: Bus Parking, Cable TV, Complimentary Continental Breakfast, Fax and Copy Service, Fitness Center, Free High-Speed Wireless Internet Access, Free In-Room Coffee Makers, Free Local Phone Calls, In-Room Hair Dryers, In-Room Iron & Ironing Board, Interior Corridors, Laundry, Meeting Space, Microwaves, Refrigerators available, Outdoor Pool Seasonal, Pets Allowed, Voice Mail

31. Comfort Inn Homewood 226 Summit Pkwy, Homewood 35209-4732 205-916-0464 / FAX 205-916-0298 www.choicehotels.com/hotel/AL339, 115 rooms ★ amenities: Business Center, Complimentary Continental Breakfast, Dry Cleaning Services, Fax and Copy Service, Fitness Center, Free USA Today Newspaper, Laundry, Meeting Space, Pool, Suite

32. Comfort Suites Fultondale 1325 Old Walker Chapel Rd, Fultondale 35068-1659 205-259-2160 / FAX 205-259-2170 www.choicehotels.com/hotel/al222, 70 rooms ★ amenities: Business Center, Cable TV, Complimentary Continental Breakfast, Complimentary Hot Breakfast Bar, Fax and Copy Service, Fitness Center, Free High-Speed Internet Access, Free In-Room Coffee Makers, Free Local Phone Calls, Free USA Today Newspaper, Interior Corridors, Laundry, Meeting Space, Microwaves, Refrigerators available, Pool, Voice Mail

33. Country Inn & Suites Bessemer 4985 Academy Ct, Bessemer 35022-5250 205-481-0007 / FAX 205-481-0070 www.countryinns.com/hotels/albessem, 66 rooms ★ amenities: Fax and Copy Service, Fitness Center, High Speed Internet Access by Request (Charge), Indoor Pool, Interior Corridors, Microwaves and Refrigerators available, Whirlpool

34. Country Inn & Suites Homewood 485 Wildwood North Circle, Homewood 35209 205-451-4000, www.countryinns.com/hotels/alhomewd, 70 rooms ★ amenities: Complimentary Continental Breakfast, Complimentary Newspapers, Fitness Center, Free High-Speed Wireless Internet Access, Free In-Room Coffee Makers, InRoom Hair Dryers, In-Room Iron & Ironing Board, Jacuzzi/Hot Tub, Laundry, Meeting Space, Pool

35. Courtyard by Marriott Birmingham Downtown/UAB

6400 Kelco Place, Fairfield 35064-1828

1820 5th Avenue South, Birmingham 35233-1809 205-254-0004 / FAX 205-254-8001

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Customizing to suit your needs is our specialty for large and small groups. 1 Embassy Suites Hoover 2960 John Hawkins Parkway Birmingham, AL 35244, 205-985-9994 2 Hilton Garden Inn - Lakeshore 520 Wildwood North Circle Birmingham, AL 35209, 205-314-0274

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30 State Farm Parkway Birmingham, AL 35209, 205-313-2060

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3930 Grants Mill Road Birmingham, AL 35210, 205-933-0444

6 Hilton Garden Inn - Liberty Park 2090 Urban Center Parkway Birmingham, AL 35242, 205-503-5220

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LODGING 205-879-0400 / FAX 205-879-6324 www.marriott.com/bhmhw ★ amenities: Fitness Center, Interior Corridors, Laundry, Meeting Space, Pool, Restaurant, Suites

38. Courtyard by Marriott Hoover 1824 Montgomery Hwy S, Hoover 35244-1208 205-988-5000 / FAX 205-988-4659 www.marriott.com/bhmho, 153 rooms ★ amenities: Complimentary Newspapers, Dry Cleaning Services, Fitness Center, Free In-Room Coffee Makers, Free Long Distance Phone Calls, Interior Corridors, Laundry, Meeting Space, Outdoor Pool Seasonal, Restaurant, Whirlpool

39. Courtyard by Marriott Trussville 3665 Roosevelt Blvd, Birmingham 35235 205-661-2280 / FAX 205-661-2281 www.marriott.com/bhmtv, 84 rooms ★ amenities: Complimentary Newspapers, Fitness Center, Free High-Speed Wireless Internet Access, Free In-Room Coffee Makers, Free Parking, In-Room Hair Dryers, In-Room Iron & Ironing Board, Interior Corridors, No Pets Allowed, Pool, Voice Mail

40. Days Inn 280 4627 US Hwy 280 S, Birmingham 35242-5039 205-991-9977 / FAX 205-995-0570 www.daysinn.com, 102 rooms ★ amenities: Cable TV w/HBO, Complimentary Continental Breakfast, Data ports, Dry Cleaning Services, Fax and Copy Service, Fitness Center, Free High-Speed Wireless Internet Access, Free In-Room Coffee Makers, Free Local Phone Calls, Free Parking, In-Room Hair Dryers, In-Room Iron & Ironing Board, Meeting Space, Microwaves Refrigerators available, Outdoor Pool Seasonal, Pets Allowed www.marriott.com/bhmdw, 122 rooms ★ amenities: Business Center, Cable TV, Dry Cleaning Services, Fax and Copy Service, Fitness Center, Free High-Speed Internet Access, Free High-Speed Wireless Internet Access, Free In-Room Coffee Makers, Free USA Today Newspaper, Gift Shop, In-Room Hair Dryers, In-Room Iron & Ironing Board, Interior Corridors, Laundry, Lounge, Meeting Space, No Pets Allowed, Refrigerators, Restaurant, Restaurant/Bar, Suites, Voice Mail

36. Courtyard by Marriott Colonnade

41. Days Inn Birmingham 905 11th Court West, Birmingham 35204-1806 205-324-4510 / FAX 205-326-4360 www.daysinn.com/DaysInn, 106 rooms ★ amenities: Complimentary Continental Breakfast, Extended Stay, Fax and Copy Service, Interior Corridors, Laundry, Meeting Space, Pets Allowed, Pool, Suite

42. Days Inn Galleria

4300 Colonnade Parkway, Birmingham 35243-2399 205-967-4466 / FAX 205-967-2499 www.marriott.com/bhmsc, 122 rooms ★ amenities: Interior Corridors, Laundry, Lounge, Meeting Space, Pool, Restaurant, Suites

1800 Riverchase Drive, Hoover 35244-1008 205-985-7500 / FAX 205-733-8122 www.daysinn.com/DaysInn, 138 rooms ★ amenities: Business Center, Fitness Center, Free HighSpeed Internet Access, Free In-Room Coffee Makers, In-Room Hair Dryers, In-Room Iron & Ironing Board, Laundry, Pool

37. Courtyard by Marriott Homewood

43. Delux Inn & Suites

500 Shades Creek Parkway, Homewood 35209-4418

7905 Crestwood Boulevard, Birmingham 35210-2698

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LODGING 205-956-4440, 77 rooms ★ amenities: Complimentary Airport Shuttle Service, Kitchenette, Laundry, Meeting Space, Pool, Suite

44. DoubleTree Hotel Birmingham 808 20th Street South, Birmingham 35205-2795 205-933-9000 / FAX 205-933-0920 www.birmingham.doubletree.com, 298 rooms ★ amenities: Business Center, Cable TV, Complimentary Airport Shuttle Service, Data ports, Dry Cleaning Services, Fax and Copy Service, Fitness Center, Free In-Room Coffee Makers, Free In-Room Movie Channel, Free USA Today Newspaper, Gift Shop, High Speed Internet Access by Request (Charge), In-Room Hair Dryers, In-Room Iron & Ironing Board, Interior Corridors, Laundry, Lounge, Meeting Space, No Pets Allowed, Pool, Restaurant, Voice Mail

45. Drury Inn & Suites Birmingham Southeast 3510 Grandview Pkwy, Birmingham 35243-1929 205-967-2450 / FAX 205-967-6455 www.druryhotels.com/properties/birmingham.cfm, 151 rooms ★ amenities: Fitness Center, Free Local Phone Calls, Fax and copy service, Dry cleaning, Suites, Laundry, Voice mail, Complimentary breakfast, Pool, Meeting space, Pets allowed

46. Drury Inn & Suites Southwest 160 State Farm Parkway, Birmingham 35209-7186 205-940-9500 / FAX 205-940-9500 www.druryhotels.com/properties/birminghamsw.cfm, 139 rooms ★ amenities: Fitness Center, Free Local Phone Calls, Fax and copy service, Dry cleaning, Suites, Laundry, Voice mail, Complimentary breakfast, Pool, Meeting space,3:45:15 Pets allowed Sheraton Ad.pdf 1/27/10 PM

47. Econo Lodge 1535 Montgomery Hwy, 35216 205-822-3327/fax 205-979-3987, www.econolodge.com 34 rooms ★ amenities: Free local phone calls, Pool, Restaurant, Lounge, Suites

48. Econolodge Oxmoor 195 Oxmoor Road, Homewood 35209-5956 205-941-0990 / FAX 205-941-1527 www.choicehotels.com/hotel/al114, 153 rooms ★ amenities: Cable TV, Complimentary Continental Breakfast, Dry Cleaning Services, Fax and Copy Service, Fitness Center, Free High-Speed Internet Access, Free Local Phone Calls, In-Room Hair Dryers, In-Room Iron & Ironing Board, Meeting Space, Microwaves and Refrigerators available, No Pets Allowed, Outdoor Pool Seasonal, Suites, Voice Mail

49. Economy Inn 1011 9th Avenue SW, Bessemer 35022-4529 205-424-9690 / FAX 205-425-5955, 122 rooms ★ amenities: Extended Stay, Pets Allowed, Pool

50. Embassy Suites Birmingham 2300 Woodcrest Place, Birmingham 35209-1304 205-879-7400 / FAX 205-870-4523 www.birmingham.embassysuites.com, 242 rooms ★ amenities: Cable TV, Complimentary Airport Shuttle Service, Complimentary Continental Breakfast, Data ports, Dry Cleaning Services, Fax and Copy Service, Free In-Room Coffee Makers, Free USA Today Newspaper, Gift Shop, High Speed Internet Access by Request (Charge), In-Room Hair Dryers, In-Room Iron & Ironing Board, Indoor Pool, Interior Corridors, Kitchenette, Laundry, Lounge, Managers Reception, Meeting

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LODGING Space, Pets Allowed, Refrigerators, Restaurant, Suites, Two Line Phone, Video games featured on TV, Voice Mail

51. Embassy Suites Birmingham/Hoover 2960 John Hawkins Parkway, Hoover 35244 205-985-9994, www.birminghamhoover.embassysuites. com, 208 rooms ★ amenities: Business Center, Cable TV w/HBO, Complimentary Hot Breakfast Bar, Data ports, Fitness Center, Free In-Room Coffee Makers, Free In-Room Movie Channel, Free USA Today Newspaper, Gift Shop, High Speed Internet Access, In-Room Hair Dryers, In-Room Iron & Ironing Board, Kitchenette, Laundry, Lounge, Managers Reception, Microwaves Refrigerators available, Pool, Two Line Phone, Voice Mail

52. Fairfield Inn & Suites Birmingham Fultondale/I-65 1795 Morris Avenue, Fultondale 35068 205-849-8484 / FAX 205-849-7373 www.marriott.com/bhmbf, 75 rooms ★ amenities: Business Center, Cable TV, Complimentary Hot Breakfast Bar, Complimentary Newspapers, Dry Cleaning Services, Extended Stay, Fax and Copy Service Fitness Center Free High-Speed Internet Access, Free In-Room Coffee Makers, Gift Shop, In-Room Hair Dryers, In-Room Iron & Ironing Board, Indoor Pool, Interior Corridors, Laundry, Meeting Space, Microwaves and Refrigerators available, Whirlpool

53. Fairfield Inn & Suites Birmingham/Bessemer 4980 Academy Court, Bessemer 35022-5471 205-277-1700 / FAX 205-277-1701 www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/bhmbb-fairfield-innand-suites-birmingham-bessemer, 76 rooms ★ amenities: Cable TV, Complimentary Continental Breakfast, Fitness Center, Free In-Room Coffee Makers, Free Local Phone Calls, Free Parking, In-Room Hair Dryers, In-Room Iron & Ironing Board, Indoor Pool, Interior Corridors, No Pets Allowed

54. Fairfield Inn Birmingham Inverness 707 Key Drive, Birmingham 35242 205-991-1055 / FAX 205-991-2066 www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/bhmfi-fairfield-innbirmingham-inverness, 63 rooms ★ amenities: Cable TV, Complimentary Continental Breakfast, Free In-Room Coffee Makers, Free Parking, High Speed Internet Access, In-Room Hair Dryers, In-Room Iron & Ironing Board, Indoor Pool, No Pets Allowed, Refrigerators, Voice Mail

Complimentary Airport Shuttle Service, Complimentary Hot Breakfast Bar, Complimentary Newspapers, Data ports, Dry Cleaning Services, Extended Stay, Fax and Copy Service, Fitness Center, Free 24 Hour Gourmet Coffee, Free High-Speed Wireless Internet Access, Free In-Room Coffee Makers, Free Local Phone Calls, Free Parking, Free USA Today Newspaper, InRoom Hair Dryers, In-Room Iron & Ironing Board, Indoor Pool, Interior Corridors, Meeting Space, Meeting/Banquet Space, Microwaves Refrigerators available, Satellite TV w/premium channells, Suites, Voice Mail, Wireless Internet (Public)

56. Hampton Inn & Suites Hoover-Galleria 4520 Galleria Blvd, Birmingham 35244-5304 205-380-3300 / FAX 205-989-8524 www.birminghamriverchasesuites.hamptoninn.com 102 rooms ★ amenities: Business Center, Complimentary Airport Shuttle Service, Complimentary Hot Breakfast Bar, Complimentary Newspapers, Dry Cleaning Services, Extended Stay, Fax and Copy Service, Fitness Center, Free High-Speed Wireless Internet Access, Free In-Room Coffee Makers, Free Local Phone Calls, Gift Shop, In-Room Hair Dryers, In-Room Iron & Ironing Board, Indoor Pool, Interior Corridors, Laundry, Meeting Space, Meeting/Banquet Space, Microwaves Refrigerators available, Spa, Suites, Whirlpool

57. Hampton Inn Bessemer 4910 Civic Lane, Bessemer 35022-7820 205-425-2010 / FAX 205-425-1630 www.bessemer.hamptoninn.com, 84 rooms ★ amenities: Interior Corridors, Laundry, Meeting Space, Pool

58. Hampton Inn Colonnade 3400 Colonnade Pkwy, Birmingham 35243-2355 205-967-0002 / FAX 205-969-0901 www.birminghamcolonnade.hamptoninn.com 133 rooms ★ amenities: Business Center, Complimentary Airport Shuttle Service, Complimentary Hot Breakfast Bar, Fax and Copy Service, Fitness Center, Free High-Speed Internet Access, Free In-Room Coffee Makers, Free In-Room Movie Channel, Free Local Phone Calls, Free Parking, Free USA Today Newspaper, In-Room Hair Dryers, In-Room Iron & Ironing Board, Interior Corridors, Meeting Space, No Pets Allowed, Pool

59. Hampton Inn Fultondale

3910 Grants Mill Road, Irondale 35210 205-933-0444 / FAX 205-933-0777 www.hamptoninn.hilton.com, 99 rooms ★ amenities: Board Suites, Bus Parking, Business Center,

1716 Fulton Rd, Fultondale 35068-1669 205-439-6700 / FAX 205-439-6701 www.fultondale.hamptoninn.com, 65 rooms ★ amenities: Business Center, Complimentary Continental Breakfast, Dry Cleaning Services, Fax and Copy Service, Interior Corridors, Laundry, Meeting Space, Pool

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55. Hampton Inn & Suites Birmingham-East I-20

LODGING 60. Hampton Inn I-65/Lakeshore Drive 30 State Farm Parkway, Birmingham 35209 205-313-2060 / FAX 205-313-2070, www.birminghamlakeshoredrive.hamptoninn.com, 97 rooms ★ amenities: Business Center, Complimentary Hot Breakfast Bar, Dry Cleaning Services, Fax and Copy Service, Fitness Center, Free High-Speed Wireless Internet Access, Free In-Room Coffee Makers, Free Local Phone Calls, In-Room Hair Dryers, In-Room Iron & Ironing Board, Interior Corridors, Meeting Space, Microwaves Refrigerators available, No Pets Allowed, Outdoor Pool Seasonal, Voice Mail

61. Hampton Inn Leeds 310 Rex Lake Road, Leeds 35094 205-702-4141, www.birminghamleeds.hamptoninn.com 105 rooms ★ amenities: Bus Parking, Cable TV w/HBO, Complimentary Hot Breakfast Bar, Complimentary Newspapers, Concierge Service, Data ports, Fitness Center, Free High-Speed Internet Access, Free In-Room Coffee Makers, Free In-Room Movie Channel, Free Parking, Gift Shop, High Speed Internet Access, In-Room Hair Dryers, InRoom Iron & Ironing Board, Laundry, No Pets Allowed, Pool, Video games featured on TV, Voice Mail

62. Hampton Inn Mountain Brook

ExpEriEncE a nEw kind of Hyatt, dEsignEd around you. 42” flat-panel HDTVs, free wireless internet, bar and gallery café serving premium beers, wine, cocktails, and made to order appetizers and entrees. H y at t P l a c e Birmingham/Downtown 2024 4th avenue South Birmingham, al 35233 205.322.8600 hpbham.com WYN11CVBTourGuideQ:Layout 1 1/31/11

2731 Hwy 280 South, Mountain Brook 35223-2405 205-870-7822 / FAX 205-871-7610 www.birminghammountainbrook.hamptoninn.com 130 rooms ★ amenities: Cable TV, Complimentary Hot Breakfast Bar, Complimentary Newspapers, Dry Cleaning Services, Extended Stay, Fax and Copy Service, Fitness Center, Free High-Speed Internet Access, Free In-Room Coffee Makers, Free In-Room Movie Channel, Free Local Phone Calls, Free USA Today Newspaper, In-Room Hair Dryers, In-Room Iron & Ironing Board, Interior Corridors, Laundry, Managers Reception, Meeting Space, Outdoor Pool Seasonal, Pool, Voice Mail

63. Hampton Inn Trussville 1940 Edwards Lake Road, Birmingham 35235 35235-3716, 205-655-9777 / FAX 205-655-0181 www.birminghamtrussville.hamptoninn.com, 78 rooms ★ amenities: Dry Cleaning Services, Fax and Copy Service, Fitness Center, Free High-Speed Internet Access, Free In-Room Coffee Makers, Free In-Room Movie Channel, Free Local Phone Calls, Free USA Today Newspaper, In-Room Iron & Ironing Board, Interior Corridors, Meeting Space, Pool

64. Hassinger Daniels Mansion Bed & Breakfast (Scheduled to open early January 2012) 2028 Highland Ave. S., Birmingham 35205 205-918-9090, info@cobblanebandb.com, 6 rooms

WHERE SOUTHERN

Hospitality

Meets European

Elegance

Located at Riverchase Galleria 1000 Riverchase Galleria | Birmingham, AL 35244 205.987.1600 | 800.WYNFREY

www.wynfrey.com

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65. Hilton Birmingham Perimeter Park 8 Perimeter Park S, Birmingham 35243-2326 205-967-2700 / FAX 205-972-8603 www.birminghamperimeterpark.hilton.com, 205 rooms ★ amenities: Business Center, Cable TV, Complimentary Airport Shuttle Service, Data ports, Dry Cleaning Services, Fax and Copy Service, Fitness Center, Free In-Room Coffee Makers, Gift Shop, High Speed Internet Access by Request (Charge), In-Room Hair Dryers, In-Room Iron & Ironing Board, Interior Corridors, Laundry, Lounge, Meeting Space, No Pets Allowed, Outdoor Pool Seasonal, Restaurant, Suites, Two Line Phone, Video games featured on TV, Voice Mail

66. Hilton Garden Inn Birmingham/Lakeshore 520 Wildwood Circle North, Birmingham 35209-7199 205-314-0274 / FAX 205-314-0275 www.birminghamlakeshoredrive.gardeninn.com 95 rooms ★ amenities: Business Center, Cable TV, Dry Cleaning Services, Fax and Copy Service, Fitness Center, Free High-Speed Internet Access, Free In-Room Coffee Makers, Free USA Today Newspaper, Gift Shop, In-Room Hair Dryers, In-Room Iron & Ironing Board, Indoor Pool, Interior Corridors, Laundry, Meeting Space, Microwaves and Refrigerators available, Pool, Restaurant, Suites, Voice Mail

★ amenities: Business Center, Concierge Service, Data ports, Fax and Copy Service, Fitness Center Free In-Room Coffee Makers, Gift Shop High Speed Internet Access, In-Room Hair Dryers, In-Room Iron & Ironing Board, Laundry, Lounge, Microwaves Refrigerators available, No Pets Allowed, Pool, Room Service, Two Line Phone, Voice Mail

68. Hilton Garden Inn Liberty Park 2090 Urban Center Pkwy., Vestavia Hills 35242 205-503-5220 / FAX 205-503-5221 www.birminghamselibertypark.stayhgi.com 130 rooms ★ amenities: Business Center, Complimentary Airport Shuttle Service, Dry Cleaning Services, Fax and Copy Service, Fitness Center, Free High-Speed Internet Access, Free In-Room Coffee Makers, Indoor Pool, Interior Corridors, Laundry, Lounge, Meeting Space, Microwaves and Refrigerators available, Restaurant, Suites, Whirlpool

69. Hiway Host Motel 4301 Bessemer Super Hwy, Bessemer, 35020-2494 205-425-4352, 35 rooms ★ amenities: Extended Stay

70. Holiday Inn Airport

3230 Edwards Lake Parkway, Birmingham 35235 205-655-5222, www.birminghamtrussville.hgi.com 104 rooms

5000 Richard Arrington Blvd N, Birmingham 35212-1497, 205-591-6900 / FAX 205-591-2093 www.holidayinn.com/bhm-airport, 220 rooms ★ amenities: Business Center, Cable TV, Complimentary Airport Shuttle Service, Complimentary Newspapers, Dry

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67. Hilton Garden Inn Birmingham/Trussville

LODGING Cleaning Services, Fax and Copy Service, Fitness Center, Free High-Speed Internet Access, Free High-Speed Wireless Internet Access Free In-Room Coffee Makers, Free Local Phone Calls, Free USA Today Newspaper, Gift Shop In-Room Hair Dryers, In-Room Iron & Ironing Board, Interior Corridors, Laundry, Lounge, Meeting Space, Microwaves Refrigerators available, No Pets Allowed, Outdoor Pool Seasonal, Outdoor Pool Seasonal/ Gazebo, Pool, Refrigerators, Restaurant, Restaurant/Bar, Studio 1and 2 Bdrm. Suites, Voice Mail

71. Holiday Inn Birmingham - Homewood 492 Wildwood Circle N, Homewood 35209 205-942-6070, www.holidayinn.com/homewoodal 110 rooms ★ amenities: Business Center, Cable TV Complimentary Newspapers, Dry Cleaning Services, Fax and Copy Service Fitness Center Free High-Speed Internet Access, Free In-Room Coffee Makers Free Local Phone Calls, Free Parking, In-Room Hair Dryers, In-Room Iron & Ironing Board, Indoor Pool Interior Corridors, Laundry, Microwaves Refrigerators available, No Pets Allowed, Whirlpool

72. Holiday Inn Express Fultondale 1733 Fulton Rd, Fultondale 35068-1669 205-439-6300 / FAX 205-439-6301 www.hiexpress.com/bhm-fultondale, 67 rooms ★ amenities: Complimentary Continental Breakfast, Fitness Center, Interior Corridors, Kitchenette, Laundry, Pool

75. Holiday Inn Express Irondale 811 Old Grants Mill Road, Irondale 35210-1233 205-957-0555 / FAX 205-957-0559 www.birminghameasti20suites.hamptoninn.com 100 rooms ★ amenities: Business Center, Complimentary Airport Shuttle Service, Complimentary Continental Breakfast, Complimentary Hot Breakfast Bar, Dry Cleaning Services, Extended Stay, Fax and Copy Service, Fitness Center Free High-Speed Internet Access, Free High-Speed Wireless Internet Access Free In-Room Coffee Makers, Free Local Phone Calls, Free USA Today Newspaper, In-Room Hair Dryers, In-Room Iron & Ironing Board, Interior Corridors, Laundry, Managers Reception Meeting Space, Microwaves Refrigerators available, No Pets Allowed, Outdoor Pool Seasonal, Pool, Suite

76. Holiday Inn Express Trussville 5911 Valley Road, Trussville 35173-1071 205-655-2700 / FAX 205-655-5500 www.hiexpress.com/trussvilleal, 64 rooms ★ amenities: Business Center, Cable TV, Complimentary Continental Breakfast, Complimentary Newspapers, Dry Cleaning Services, Fax and Copy Service, Fitness Center, Free High-Speed Wireless Internet Access, Free In-Room Coffee Makers, Free In-Room Movie Channel, Free Local Phone Calls, Free USA Today Newspaper, In-Room Hair Dryers, In-Room Iron

73. Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Bessemer 5001 Academy Drive, Bessemer 35022-5250 205-424-2600 / FAX 205-428-9972 www.hiexpress.com/bessemeral, 63 rooms ★ amenities: Complimentary Continental Breakfast, Free In-Room Coffee Makers, Interior Corridors, Meeting Space, Pool

3660 Grandview Parkway | Birmingham, AL 35243 205.443.6767 | info@cahabagrand.com www.cahabagrand.com

74. Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Inverness 156 Resource Center Parkway, Birmingham 35242 205-776-6370 / FAX 205-776-6389 www.hiexpress.com/inverness280, 96 rooms ★ amenities: Business Center, Cable TV, Complimentary Continental Breakfast, Complimentary Newspapers, Dry Cleaning Services, Fax and Copy Service, Fitness Center, Free High-Speed Internet Access, Free High-Speed Wireless Internet Access, Free In-Room Coffee Makers, Free In-Room Movie Channel, Free Local Phone Calls, Free USA Today Newspaper, In-Room Hair Dryers, In-Room Iron & Ironing Board, Indoor Pool, Interior Corridors, Laundry, Managers Reception, Meeting Space, Microwaves Refrigerators available, No Pets Allowed, Refrigerators, Suites, Voice Mail

22,000 square feet of adjustable space for weddings, meetings and special events • Seating for 1800 lunch or dinner, seating for 1000 meeting • Catering provided by Cahaba Grand Conference Center • FREE parking

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77. Holiday Inn Hoover/Birmingham 2901 John Hawkins Parkway, Hoover 35244 205-682-2901/FAX 205-682-2910, www.holidayinn.com/ hotels/us/en/hoover/bhmgb/hoteldetail, 112 rooms ★ amenities: Business Center, Fitness Center, Pool, Laundry facilities, Dry Cleaning

78. Homestead Studio Suites 12 Perimeter Park South, Birmingham 35243-2326 205-967-3800 / FAX 205-967-0025 www.homesteadhotels.com, 137 rooms ★ amenities: Extended Stay, Free Local Phone Calls, Kitchenette, Laundry, Pets Allowed

79. Homewood Lodge 103 Greensprings Hwy, Birmingham 35209-4903 205-942-1263 / FAX 205-942-1219, 48 rooms ★ amenities: Extended Stay, Kitchenette, Laundry

80. Hospitality Inn 2127 7th Avenue South, Birmingham 35233-3105 205-322-0691, 50 rooms ★ amenities: Extended Stay

81. Hotel Highland at Five Points South 1023 20th Street South, Birmingham 35205-2622 205-933-9555 / FAX 205-933-6918 www.thehotelhighland.com, 63 rooms ★ amenities: 24-Hour Business Center, Cable TV, Complimentary Continental Breakfast, Concierge Service, Data ports, Dry Cleaning Services, Extended Stay Fax and Copy Service, Fitness Center, Free High-Speed Internet Access, Free High-Speed Wireless Internet Access, Free In-Room Coffee Makers Free In-Room Movie Channel, Free Local Phone Calls Free USA Today Newspaper, In-Room Hair Dryers, In-Room Iron & Ironing Board, Interior Corridors, Lounge, Microwaves Refrigerators available, No Pets Allowed, Suites, Voice Mail

82. Howard Johnson Inn Birmingham 275 Oxmoor Road, Birmingham 35209-4705 205-942-0919 / FAX 205-942-1679 www.hojo.com/HowardJohnson/control/Booking/ property_info?propertyId=02254, 100 rooms ★ amenities: Complimentary Continental Breakfast, Free High-Speed Wireless Internet Access, Free Local Phone Calls, Meeting Space, Outdoor Pool Seasonal

83. Hyatt Place Birmingham/Hoover 2980 John Hawkins Parkway, Birmingham 35244-1087 205-988-8444 / FAX 205-988-8407 www.birminghamhoover.place.hyatt.com, 128 rooms ★ amenities: Complimentary Continental Breakfast, Dry Cleaning Services Extended Stay, Fax and Copy Service, Fitness Center, Interior Corridors, Kitchenette, Laundry, Meeting Space, Pets Allowed, Pool, Suites

84. InTown Suites Central 90 Oxmoor Road, Birmingham 35209-6410 205-945-9154 / FAX 205-290-0306 www.intownsuites.com/detail_hotel.asp?id=3936 150 rooms ★ amenities: Extended Stay, Kitchenette

85. Intown Suites Birmingham North 1100 Huffman Road, Birmingham 35215-7502 205-856-4929, www.intownsuites.com/detail_hotel. asp?id=3935, 137 rooms ★ amenities: Extended Stay

86. Jameson Inn Bessemer 5021 Academy Lane, Bessemer 35022-5250 205-428-3194 / FAX 205-428-2690 www.jamesoninns.com, 60 rooms ★ amenities: Business Center, Complimentary Continental Breakfast, Fax and Copy Service, Fitness Center, Interior Corridors, Pool 18 Birmingham Tourist Guide

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87. Jameson Inn Trussville 4730 Norrel Drive, Trussville 35173-2634 205-661-9323 / FAX 205-655-9331 www.jamesoninns.com, 60 rooms ★ amenities: Fitness Center, Interior Corridors, Laundry, Pool, Suites

88. Kings Inn Civic Center/ UAB 1313 Third Avenue North, Birmingham 35203-1730 205-323-8806 / FAX 205-323-5591 www.kingsinnbirmingham.110mb.com, 147 rooms ★ amenities: Extended Stay, Free High-Speed Internet Access, Free Parking, Kitchenette Laundry, Microwaves and Refrigerators available, No Pets Allowed, Outdoor Pool Seasonal, Satellite TV w/premium channels

89. La Quinta Inn & Suites - B’ham/Homewood 60 State Farm Parkway, Homewood 35209-7179 205-290-0150 / FAX 205-290-0850 www.lq.com/lq/reservations, 129 rooms ★ amenities: Extended Stay, Interior Corridors, Laundry, Meeting Space, Pets Allowed, Pool, Restaurant, Suites

90. La Quinta Inn & Suites Fultondale 1207 Boots Blvd, Fultondale 35068 205-949-8700 / FAX 205-949-8701 www.lq.com/lq/properties, 66 rooms ★ amenities: Business Center, Cable TV, Complimentary Continental Breakfast, Data ports, Fitness Center, Free HighSpeed Internet Access, Free In-Room Coffee Makers, Free Local

Phone Calls, Free USA Today Newspaper, High Speed Internet Access, In-Room Hair Dryers, In-Room Iron & Ironing Board, Indoor Pool, Laundry, Meeting Space, Microwaves Refrigerators available, Pets Allowed, Voice Mail

91. La Quinta Inn Birmingham 513 Cahaba Park Circle, Birmingham 35242-5011, 205-995-9990 / FAX 205-995-0563 www.lq.com/lq/properties, 99 rooms ★ amenities: Cable TV, Complimentary Continental Breakfast, Fax and Copy Service, Fitness Center, Free HighSpeed Internet Access, Free In-Room Coffee Makers, Free USA Today Newspaper, In-Room Hair Dryers, In-Room Iron & Ironing Board, Interior Corridors, Pets Allowed, Voice Mail

92. Microtel Inn & Suites Gardendale 850 Odum Road, Gardendale 35071-4618 800-771-7171 / FAX 205-631-6450 www.microtelinn.com, 81 rooms ★ amenities: Business Center, Cable TV, Extended Stay, Complimentary Continental Breakfast, Complimentary Hot Breakfast Bar, Fax and Copy Service, Free High-Speed Wireless Internet Access, Free Local Phone Calls, Free Long Distance Phone Calls, In-Room Hair Dryers, Interior Corridors, Laundry, Meeting Space, No Pets Allowed, Pool, Suites

93. Microtel Inn & Suites Hoover 500 Jackson Dr, Hoover 35244-1031 205-444-3033 / FAX 205-444-9091 www.hoovermicrotel.com, 59 rooms 800.458.8085 | www.inbirmingham.org

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LODGING 97. Motel 8 Inn 5009 First Avenue North, Birmingham 35212-3101 40 rooms ★ amenities: Extended Stay

98. Quality Inn Homewood 155 Vulcan Rd, Homewood 35209-4701 205-945-9600 / FAX 205-945-5706 www.qualityinn.com, 132 rooms ★ amenities: Business Center, Complimentary Continental Breakfast, Complimentary Newspapers, Fax and Copy Service, Meeting Space, Outdoor Pool Seasonal

99. Quality Inn Irondale 3910 Kilgore Memorial Dr, Irondale 35210-1204 205-956-4100 / FAX205-956-0906 www.qualityinn.com, 70 rooms ★ amenities: Cable TV, Complimentary Hot Breakfast Bar, Complimentary Newspapers, Dry Cleaning Services, Fax and Copy Service, Free High-Speed Wireless Internet Access, Free In-Room Coffee Makers, Free Local Phone Calls, Free USA Today Newspaper, In-Room Hair Dryers, In-Room Iron & Ironing Board, Meeting Space, Microwaves, Refrigerators available, Outdoor Pool Seasonal, Outdoor Pool Seasonal/Gazebo

100. Quality Inn Vestavia ★ amenities: Cable TV, Complimentary Continental Breakfast, Fitness Center, Free High-Speed Wireless Internet Access, Free In-Room Movie Channel, Free Local Phone Calls, Free Long Distance Phone Calls, Meeting Space

1485 Montgomery Hwy, Vestavia Hills 35216-3633 205-823-4300 / FAX205-823-6535 www.qualityinn.com, 160 rooms ★ amenities: Complimentary Continental Breakfast, Fax and Copy Service, Interior Corridors, Laundry, Meeting Space, Outdoor Pool Seasonal

94. Microtel Inn Birmingham

101. Relax Inn

251 Summit Pkwy, Homewood 35209-4731 205-945-5550 / FAX 205-945-8823 www.microtelinn.com, 102 rooms ★ amenities: Cable TV, Complimentary Continental Breakfast, Extended Stay, Fax and Copy Service, Free HighSpeed Wireless Internet Access, Free In-Room Movie Channel, Free Local Phone Calls, Interior Corridors, Pets Allowed, Suite

6101 First Avenue North, Birmingham 35212-1611 205-591-5575 / FAX 205-595-1740, 42 rooms ★ amenities: Extended Stay

102. Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa

151 Vulcan Road, Birmingham 35209-4701 205-942-9414 / FAX 205-942-9499 www.motel6.com/reservations, 96 rooms ★ amenities: Extended Stay, Pets Allowed

4000 Grand Avenue, Birmingham 35226-6201 205-916-7677 / FAX 205-942-7080 www.rossbridgeresort.com, 258 rooms ★ amenities: 24-Hour Business Center, Bus Parking, Business Center, Cable TV, Complimentary Newspapers, Concierge Service, Data ports, Dry Cleaning Services, Fax and Copy Service, Fitness Center, Free In-Room Coffee Makers, Free In-Room Movie Channel, Free Parking, Free USA Today Newspaper, Gift Shop, High Speed Internet Access by Request (Charge), In-Room Hair Dryers, In-Room Iron & Ironing Board, Indoor Pool, Interior Corridors, Jacuzzi/Hot Tub, Lounge, Meeting Space No Pets Allowed, Outdoor Pool/Gazebo, Refrigerators, Restaurant/Bar, Satellite TV w/premium channels, Spa, Suites, Two Line Phone, Video games featured on TV, Voice Mail, Whirlpool

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95. Motel 6 Bessemer 1000 Shiloh Lane, Bessemer 35022-4596 205-426-9646 / FAX 205-426-9305 www.motel6.com/reservations, 121 rooms ★ amenities: Laundry, Pets Allowed, Pool

96. Motel 6 Birmingham

LODGING 103. Residence Inn Birmingham Downtown @ UAB 821 20th Street S, Birmingham 35205-2713 800-331-3131 / FAX 205-731-9596 www.marriott.com/bhmri, 129 rooms ★ amenities: 24-Hour Business Center, All Suites, Complimentary Hot Breakfast Bar, Fitness Center Free High-Speed Wireless Internet Access, Fully Equipped Kitchens, Managers Reception, Outdoor Pool Seasonal, Studio 1and 2 Bdrm. Suites, Wireless Internet (Public)

104. Residence Inn Homewood 50 State Farm Parkway, Homewood 35209-7179 205-943-0044 / FAX 205-943-0668 www.marriott.com/BHMHM, 120 rooms ★ amenities: All Suites, Complimentary Continental Breakfast, Extended Stay, Fitness Center, Kitchen, Laundry, Pool

Corridors, Laundry, Meeting Space, Pay Self Parking Facilities, Refrigerators, Restaurant, Suites, Voice Mail, Whirlpool

105. Residence Inn Hoover

108. Siesta Motel

2725 John Hawkins Parkway, Hoover 35244-4004 205-733-1655 / FAX 205-733-1656 www.residenceinnbirminghamhoover.com, 118 rooms ★ amenities: All Suites, Business Center, Cable TV, Cable TV w/HBO, Dry Cleaning Services, Fitness Center, Free High-Speed Wireless Internet Access, Free In-Room Coffee Makers, Fully Equipped Kitchens, High Speed Internet Access, Hot Breakfast Buffet, In-Room Hair Dryers, Kitchen, Laundry, Manager’s Reception, Meeting Space, Outdoor Pool Seasonal, Pets Allowed, Refrigerators

2510 Crestwood Boulevard, Birmingham 35210-2094 205-956-1400, 99 rooms ★ amenities: Extended Stay, Pool, Suite

106. Rime Garden Inn & Suites 5320 Beacon Drive, Birmingham 35210-2820 205-951-1200 / FAX 205-951-1692 www.rimehotel.com, 127 rooms ★ amenities: Business Center, Cable TV w/HBO, Complimentary Airport Shuttle Service, Complimentary Hot Breakfast Bar, Complimentary Newspapers, Complimentary Shuttle - EWTN, Extended Stay, Free High-Speed Wireless Internet Access, Free In-Room Coffee Makers, Fully Equipped Kitchens, High Speed Internet Access, In-Room Hair Dryers, InRoom Iron & Ironing Board, Laundry, Lounge, Meeting/Banquet Space, Off-site Fitness Center, Outdoor Pool Seasonal, Pets Allowed, Restaurant, Wireless Internet (Public)

107. Sheraton Birmingham Hotel 2101 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham 35203-1101 205-324-5000 / FAX 205-307-3045 www.sheraton.com/birmingham, 770 rooms ★ amenities: Business Center, Cable TV, Club Level Rooms with added amenities, Complimentary Airport Shuttle Service, Data ports Fitness Center, Free In-Room Coffee Makers, High Speed Internet Access by Request (Charge), In-Room Hair Dryers, In-Room Iron & Ironing Board, Indoor Pool, Interior Photograph: Amber fredericksen

109. Sky Inn 6000 First Avenue North, Birmingham 35212-1610 205-592-0153, 30 rooms amenities: Extended Stay

110. Sleep Inn Bessemer 1259 Greenmor Drive, Bessemer 35022-6437 205-424-0000 / FAX 205-424-1971, www.sleepinn.com/ hotel-bessemer-alabama-AL445, 73 rooms ★ amenities: Business Center, Complimentary Continental Breakfast, Fax and Copy Service, Interior Corridors, Meeting Space, Pool

111. Southern Comfort Motel 725 Third Avenue West, Birmingham 35204-4018 205-785-9823 / FAX 205-785-9823 ext 214, 25 rooms ★ amenities: Extended Stay

112. Springhill Suites Birmingham Downtown 2024 4th Avenue S, Birmingham 35205, 205-322-8600 www.birminghamdowntown.place.hyatt.com 147 rooms ★ amenities: Complimentary Continental Breakfast, Free High-Speed Wireless Internet Access, Indoor Pool, Meeting Space

113. Springhill Suites by Marriott 3950 Colonnade Pkwy, Birmingham 35243 205-969-8099 / FAX 205-969-8098 www.marriott.com/BHMCO, 120 rooms 800.458.8085 | www.inbirmingham.org

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117. Sun Suites of Birmingham 424 Commons Dr, Homewood 35209-6963 205-942-1155 / FAX 205-942-1685 www.sunsuites.com, 135 rooms ★ amenities: Extended Stay, Fax and Copy Service, Kitchenette, Laundry, No Pets Allowed

118. Super 8 Fultondale Birmingham 624 Decatur Highway, Fultondale 35068-1801 205-841-2200 / FAX 205-841-6011 www.super8.com, 126 rooms ★ amenities: Business Center, Fitness Center, Laundry, Pool

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★ amenities: Continental Breakfast, Complimentary Hot Breakfast Bar, Complimentary Newspapers, Concierge Service, Dry Cleaning Services Fax and Copy Service, Fitness Center, Free High-Speed Internet Access, Free High-Speed Wireless Internet Access, Free In-Room Coffee Makers, Free In-Room Movie Channel, In-Room Hair Dryers, In-Room Iron & Ironing Board, Interior Corridors Kitchen, Laundry, Managers Reception, Meeting Space Microwaves Refrigerators available, Outdoor Pool Seasonal, Refrigerators, Two Line Phone, Voice Mail

114. StudioPLUS Deluxe Studios Birmingham Inverness 101 Cahaba Park Cir., Birmingham 35242 205-408-0107 / FAX 205-408-6072 www.studioplus.com, 77 rooms ★ amenities: Data ports, Fax and Copy Service, Free Local Phone Calls, High Speed Internet Access, In-Room Iron & Ironing Board, Kitchen, Laundry, Outdoor Pool Seasonal, Pets Allowed, Studio 1 and 2 Bdrm. Suites, Voice Mail

115. StudioPLUS Deluxe Studios Birmingham Wildwood

140 Vulcan Road, Birmingham 35209-4702 205-945-9888 / FAX 205-945-9928 www.super8.com, 95 rooms ★ amenities: Cable TV, Complimentary Continental Breakfast, Data ports, Fax and Copy Service, Fitness Center, Free High-Speed Wireless Internet Access, Free In-Room Coffee Makers, Free In-Room Movie Channel, Free Local Phone Calls, Free Parking In-Room Hair Dryers, In-Room Iron & Ironing Board, Interior Corridors, Laundry, Microwaves Refrigerators available, Pets Allowed Refrigerators, Suite, Video games featured on TV, Voice Mail

120. The Redmont Hotel 2101 5th Avenue North, Birmingham 35203-3305 205-324-2101 / FAX 205-324-0610 www.theredmont.com, 114 rooms ★ amenities: Board Suites, Business Center, Complimentary Airport Shuttle Service, Complimentary Newspapers, Dry Cleaning Services, Fax and Copy Service, Fitness Center, Free High-Speed Internet Access, Free In-Room Coffee Makers, Free USA Today Newspaper Gift Shop, In-Room Iron & Ironing Board, Interior Corridors, Lounge, Meeting Space, Restaurant, Suite

121. Tourway Inn 1101 Sixth Avenue North, Birmingham 35203-1503 205-252-3921 / FAX 205-252-3921, 70 rooms ★ amenities: Extended Stay

122. TownePlace Suites by Marriott Homewood

40 State Farm Parkway, Homewood 35209-7179 205-290-0102 / FAX 205-912-2092 www.studioplus.com, 72 rooms ★ amenities: Extended Stay, Fitness Center, Kitchenette, Laundry, Pool, Suite

500 Wildwood Circle North, Homewood 35209-7199 205-943-0114 / FAX 205-943-0115 www.marriott.com/bhmth, 128 rooms ★ amenities: Business Center, Complimentary Continental Breakfast, Dry Cleaning Services, Extended Stay, Fax and Copy Service, Fitness Center, Free High-Speed Internet Access, Fully

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123. Travelodge 1066 Forestdale Boulevard, Forestdale 35214-3856 205-798-3831 / FAX 205-987-2233, 33 rooms ★ amenities: Extended Stay

124. Tutwiler Hotel Hampton Inn & Suites 2021 Park Place, Birmingham 35203-2717 205-322-2100 / FAX 205-325-1183 www.thetutwilerhotel.com, 149 rooms ★ amenities: Business Center, Complimentary Airport Shuttle Service, Complimentary Breakfast, Fax and Copy Services, Fitness Center Free local phone calls, Interior Corridors, Laundry, Lounge, Meeting Space, No Pets Allowed, Restaurant, Suites, Valet Services, Voice Mail

125. USA Economy Lodge Homewood 400 Beacon Parkway W, Birmingham, 35209-3106 205-942-2031, www.usaeconomyhotels.com, 190 rooms ★ amenities: Extended Stay

126. USA Economy Lodge Irondale 7941 Crestwood Boulevard, Birmingham 35210-2697

205-956-8211 / FAX 205-956-1234 www.usaeconomyhotels.com, 206 rooms ★ amenities: Cable TV, Extended Stay, Fitness Center, Free Parking, Kitchenette, Laundry, Outdoor Pool Seasonal

127. Value Place Hotel 5535 Academy Drive, Bessemer 35022 205-428-4140 / FAX 205-424-7128 www.valueplace.com, 124 rooms ★ amenities: Extended Stay

128. Wynfrey Hotel 1000 Riverchase Galleria, Hoover 35244-2399 205-987-1600 / FAX 205-988-4597 www.wynfrey.com, 329 rooms ★ amenities: Business Center, Cable TV, Club Level Rooms with added amenities, Complimentary Airport Shuttle Service, Concierge Service, Data ports, Dry Cleaning Services, Fax and Copy Service, Fitness Center, Free In-Room Coffee Makers, Free Local Phone Calls, Free USA Today Newspaper, Gift Shop High Speed Internet Access by Request (Charge), In-Room Hair Dryers, In-Room Iron & Ironing Board In-Room Mini Bar, Interior Corridors, Jacuzzi/Hot Tub, Lounge, Meeting Space, Outdoor Pool Seasonal, Pool, Restaurant/Bar, Spa, Suites, Video games featured on TV, Voice Mail, Web TV 800.458.8085 | www.inbirmingham.org

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What to See

ATTRACTIONS 1. Alabama Adventure Water & Theme Park Part water playground, part amusement park, Alabama Adventure is the state’s largest theme park. Roller coaster enthusiasts around the country hail the park’s Rampage as one of the top wooden coaster rides anywhere. In the water park, visitors cool down on daring water slides or cruise the Lazy River. Portions of both parks are designed especially for younger children. Hours of operation vary according to season. Admission. 4599 Alabama Adventure Parkway. 205-481-4750. www.alabamaadventure.com

first-run and revival films, concerts and other special events. The “Mighty Wurlitzer” organ still rises from the orchestra pit and is often played to accompany silent films. Tours by appointment. Call for special events schedule. Admission. 1817 3rd Avenue North. 205-252-2262 www.alabamatheatre.com

2. Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame Outside on the sidewalk, visitors can feel the rhythm. From the boogie woogie beginnings of Clarence “Pinetop” Smith to the velvet crooning of Nat King Cole, legendary jazz greats are immortalized in the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame, within the historic Carver Theatre. Interactive exhibits also recall the contributions of Sun Ra and His Intergalactic Space Arkestra, along with Duke Ellington, Lionel Hampton and Erskine Hawkins. Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm. Admission. 1631 4th Avenue North. 205-254-2731. www.jazzhall.com

3. Alabama Museum of Health Sciences Located on the campus of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the museum is noted for its collection of small ivory 16th and 17th century anatomical models, a collection of wax moulage and an antique iron lung. The museum also houses a collection of rare and important medical books and manuscripts dating to the Middle Ages. Open Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm. Lister Hill Library, University of Alabama at Birmingham. 1700 University Blvd. 205-934-4475. www.uab.edu/historical/museum.html

4. Alabama Sports Hall of Fame Displays include memorabilia from the late University of Alabama Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant, a tribute to Olympic great Jesse Owens, and other displays showcasing the careers of Alabama-connected sports figures such as Hank Aaron, Willie Mays and Joe Louis. Open Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm. Admission. 2150 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. 205-323-6665. www.ashof.org

5. Alabama Theatre Built in 1927, the Alabama Theatre is one of the nation’s last operating movie palaces, featuring Photograph: Jeffrey greenberg

The Storyteller is a Southside Landmark Before the 1990s, the fountain in historic Five Points South was pretty unremarkable. Oh sure, there was the stunning backdrop of Highlands United Methodist Church, but the fountain itself wasn’t much to look at. All that changed in 1991 when a fantasyland of beautiful bronze animal characters entered the fountain. The creation, called “The Storyteller,” is the charming scene of a ram man telling stories to woodland animals. Rabbits, frogs, deer and dogs listen with rapt attention to the teller’s tale. The fountain sculpture was designed by nationally renowned Birmingham artist Frank Flemming. Visitors to the city are enchanted by this peaceful scene of love and sharing. It’s a favorite backdrop for tourists taking souvenir photographs. 20th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues South

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Alabama Wine Trail Wine enthusiasts are delighted to find vineyards and wineries in the Birmingham area. Be sure to sample the robust muscadine and delicate peach wines made from local fruit. Call for information on tours, wine tastings and hours of operation. 6. Vizzini Farms Winery 800 Highway 87, Calera (exit 234 off I-65 S). 205-685-0655. www.vizzinifarmswinery.com 7. Ozan Vineyard & Cellars 173 Highway 301, Calera (exit 228 off I-65 S). 205-668.6926. www.ozanwine.com 8. Morgan Creek Vineyards 181 Morgan Creek Lane, Harpersville (26 miles on Hwy. 280 E.) 205-672-2053. www.morgancreekwinery.com

9. American Village This Colonial-style village is set on more than 100 rural acres, just south of Birmingham. Costumed interpreters guide visitors on a trip back in time to America’s journey for independence. Bring your imagination and sense of adventure. Tours Monday – Friday at 10am, noon and 2pm. Special programs for groups by appointment. Admission. 3727 Highway 119. 205-665-3535. www.americanvillage.org

10. Arlington Antebellum Home and Gardens The city’s only antebellum home, the mansion is fully restored and contains a fine collection of antiques and decorative arts including 19th century furniture, textiles, silver and paintings. During the Civil War, Arlington Antebellum 26 Birmingham Tourist Guide

home was spared from destruction when Union troops used the home as headquarters. Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 4pm; Sunday, 1pm – 4pm (tickets sold until 3pm) Admission. 331 Cotton Avenue SW. 205-780-5656. www.informationbirmingham.com/arlington

11. Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum Home to the world’s best motorcycle collection, the museum now has more than 1200 vintage and modern motorcycles and racecars and the largest collection of Lotus cars as well as other significant makes. The collection is the largest of its kind in the world. Approximately 600 of the 1200 motorcycles in the collection are on display at any given time. These bikes range from 1902 to current-year production. Common street bikes are represented, as well as rare Gran Prix race machinery. The museum is adjacent to Barber Motorsports Park, a world-class 2.3 mile road course and home to the Honda Grand Prix of Alabama. Open Monday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm; Sunday, noon – 5pm. Admission. 6030 Barber Motorsports Pkwy. 205-699-7275. www.barbermuseum.org

12. Birmingham Botanical Gardens The glory of nature in the heart of the city— that’s the promise of the 67-acre Birmingham Botanical Gardens. The gardens are Alabama’s largest living museum with more than 10,000 different plants in 25 themed areas. The gardens also have more than 30 works of original outdoor sculpture and miles of walking paths.

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The Birmingham Botanical Gardens also has the largest public horticulture library in the U.S., conservatories, a wildflower garden, two rose gardens and Japanese Gardens with a traditionally crafted tea house. The gift shop is a special treat. Open sunrise to sunset daily. 2612 Lane Park Road. 205-414-3900. www.bbgardens.org

13. Birmingham Civil Rights Heritage Trail The Birmingham Civil Rights Heritage Trail winds through downtown, marking significant locations along the 1963 Civil Rights march routes. Designed as a self-guided tour, the route directs visitors along this historic pathway by maps at each location. The trail speaks to the valor of both common people and to the spiritual leaders who spearheaded the fight against segregation and other forms of racism. Graphic photographs and dramatic cut-outs in the designs of the signs add to the rich experience. Beginning at Kelly Ingram Park, corner of 6th Avenue North and 16th Street. Follow maps on signs.

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from the lives white people of that era took for granted. The powerful Movement Gallery presents the Civil Rights Movement from 1955 to 1963. Here a picture emerges of the bad old days of “Bombingham,” a reference to the relentless violence that rocked the city in the late 1950s and early ‘60s. In the final exhibits, the Processional Gallery uses life-size figures representing all ages and races to portray the “walk to freedom.” Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm; Sunday, 1pm – 5pm. Admission. 520 16th Street North. 205-328-9696. www.bcri.org

15. Birmingham History Center Located in the historic Young & Vann building, the center has exhibits that trace the history of Birmingham and its people from early settlers to the present. The collection includes information on the city’s founding, the Great Depression and, maybe most interesting, “notorious Birmingham” stories and pictures. Open Monday – Friday, 9am – 4:30pm. Tours after hours by appointment. 1731 1st Avenue North. 205-202-4146. www.bjhm.org

16. Birmingham Museum of Art The Birmingham Museum of Art has one of the finest collections in the Southeast. More than 24,000 objects represent a rich panorama of cultures, including Asian, European, American, For locations see fold out map in back of guide

Vase, Meissen porcelain manufactory (est. 1710), Meissen, Germany, 1818, Hard-paste porcelain with enamel decoration and gilding, Collection of the Art Fund, Inc. at the Birmingham Museum of Art; Purchase in honor of Donald M. James, Chairman of the Board 2002–2005, AFI7.2005; Mask, Teotihuacan culture (200 BC–750 AD), Mexico, about 700 AD, stone, Collection of the Art Fund, Inc. at the Birmingham Museum of Art; Gift of Mrs. Gay Barna, in memory of her mother, Rose Montgomery Melhado, AFI25.1982; Gravity’s Rainbow, Odili Donald Odita, American (born 1966), 2001, acrylic on canvas, Museum purchase in memory of Iain MacPherson Alexander by docents, friends of the Collectors Circle for Contemporary Art, and Margaret, Brenden and Bruce Alexander, 2002.138, © Odili Donald Odita. Used by permission

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ATTRACTIONS Patrons enjoy live greyhound racing and simulcast events from the country’s top thoroughbred and greyhound racetracks. With more than 200 simulcast races on Saturday alone, the Birmingham Race Course gives the ardent handicapper the chance to hit the big one. Must be 19 or older to play. Open daily 11am – 1 am. 1000 John Rogers Drive. 205-838-7500. www.birminghamracecourse.com

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African, Pre-Columbian and Native American. Highlights include the museum’s collection of Asian art, considered the finest and most comprehensive in the Southeast, and its collection of Vietnamese ceramics, one of the finest in the world; a remarkable Kress collection of Renaissance and Baroque paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts from the late 13th century to the 1750s; the collection of 18th century European decorative arts, which includes superior examples of English ceramics and French furniture; and the museum’s worldrenowned collection of Wedgwood, the largest outside of England. Excellent café. Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm; Sunday, noon – 5pm. Donations welcome. 2000 8th Avenue North. 205-254-2565. www.artsbma.org

17. Birmingham Public Library The main library is made up of two stunning buildings, the East Building with its dramatic atrium and the 1927 Linn-Henley Research Library with its beautiful wall murals. Hundreds of visitors come to the main library each year to access their extensive genealogical resources. Open Monday – Tuesday, 9am – 8pm; Wednesday – Saturday, 9am – 6pm; Sunday, 2pm – 6pm. 2100 Park Place. 205-226-3600. www.bplonline.org

One of the state’s most popular attractions, the Birmingham Zoo is an ever-evolving adventure. Visitors come from around the Southeast to see shows such as the Rhino Encounter, the Giraffe Feedings, the Lorikeet Aviary, the Predator Zone and the Sea Lion Splash Show. The zoo is blazing new trails in elephant conservation with the opening of Trails of Africa. The initiative designates the Birmingham Zoo as a national leader in the care and conservation of threatened elephants. Trails of Africa is a mixed-species exhibit that includes a bull elephant herd, red river hogs, giraffes, wildebeest, zebras and more. Concessions and dining on site. Open daily 9am – 5pm. Extended hours for special events. Admission. 2630 Cahaba Road. 205-879-0409. www.birminghamzoo.com

20. Eternal Word Television Network – EWTN One of the best known religious sites in Birmingham is EWTN, the Eternal Word Television Network, founded by Mother Mary Angelica, broadcasting daily from the grounds of Our Lady of the Angels Monastery. Mother Angelica hosted “Mother Angelica Live!” on EWTN until she suffered a debilitating stroke in 2001. Today daily Mass, music, news and devotionals are broadcast round the clock to more than 53 million homes in 32 countries. Tours by appointment only. 205-271-2900. www.ewtn.com

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A spacious pari-mutuel racing facility, the Birmingham Race Course is open year-round.

Live music and some of the best dining to be found in the area are in historic Five Points South and Lakeview, two of the city’s top entertainment districts. Dining options range from casual barbeque joints to fine upscale dining. Five Points South attracts a young eclectic crowd, while folks on the other side of young are the primary patrons in Lakeview establishments. Both districts border the downtown area.

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ATTRACTIONS 23. Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum Alabama’s official railroad museum, the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum has operating standard gauge and narrow gauge trains and two restored depots housing a good collection of railroad artifacts. Also on the grounds is a collection of railway cars, locomotives and cabooses. Train rides available—call for dates and times. Museum open Tuesday – Saturday, 9am – 4pm. Donations welcome. 1919 9th Street, Calera. 205-668-3435. www.hodrrm.org

Baptist Church. The park served as a staging area for demonstrations in the early 1960s, including the ones in which police dogs and fire hoses were turned on marchers. Images of those attacks haunted Birmingham in the decades that followed, but they were the same images that were instrumental in overturning legal segregation. Sculpture flanking the park’s Freedom Walk vividly depicts the events of the 1960s. Bounded by 16th and 17th Streets and 5th and 6th Avenues North.

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25. McWane Science Center

Called a “Place of Revolution and Reconciliation,” Kelly Ingram Park in Birmingham’s Civil Rights District is adjacent to the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and historic 16th Street

Four floors of hands-on exhibits and an IMAX Dome Theatre are all part of the fun of learning at McWane Science Center. Celebrating science and discovery, the exhibits include everything

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from dinosaurs to space travel. Play tunes with your feet on the Giant Piano, and learn about gravity with a daring ride on the High Cycle. Pet the sharks and stingrays in the Shark & Ray Touch Tank, and check out the Zoetrope for visual illusions of motion from still pictures. Open September – May, Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm; Saturday, 10am – 6pm; Sunday, noon – 6pm. June – August, Monday – Saturday, 10am

Golden Fun for Everyone Long known as the crispiest chips in the South, Golden Flake potato chips have a rich Southern history dating back to humble beginnings in 1923. Potato chips, corn chips, pork skins (a Southern favorite), pretzels, corn puffs and other irresistible snacks roll off the production lines every day at Golden Flake. Guided tours begin with the arrival and storage of raw potatoes and end with the final packaged product. Touring guests get generous samples of all products throughout the tour and can purchase products and merchandise in the company store. Appointments are requested for individual tours and required for groups of 10 or more. Children must be five years or older to tour. Rubber-soled shoes are recommended. Golden Flake Snack Foods, 1 Golden Flake Drive, Birmingham, AL 35205, 800-239-2447, www.goldenflake.com

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– 6pm; Sunday, noon – 6pm. Admission. 200 19th Street North. 205-714-8300. www.mcwane.org

26. Mercedes-Benz US International Visitors Center Mercedes-Benz US International (MBUSI) in nearby Vance, builds the M-Class, the R-Class and the GL-Class vehicles. The visitors center, the first one of its kind outside Germany, displays the star studded history of Daimler-Benz. This architectural showcase brings to life the company’s long-held vision of producing the most excellent automobiles in the world. Much more than a museum, the visitors center moves people along a multimedia path through the past, present and future of automotive technology. Visitors Center open Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. Admission for factory tours (available by reservation only) 11 Mercedes Drive, Vance, Alabama. 205-507-2252. www.mbusi.com

27. Moss Rock Preserve This 250-acre nature preserve is filled with rock outcroppings, streams, waterfalls and wildlife. Canopies of trees make the preserve an ideal place for hiking, picnicking and other outdoor activities. Moss Rock Preserve’s Boulder Fields is an urban favorite with rock climbers of all skill levels. The annual fall Moss Rock Festival is a popular event with a focus on art, design and the environment. Preserve Pkwy. 205-444-7866. www.ci.hoover.al.us

28. Oak Mountain State Park More outdoor adventure can be found at Alabama’s largest state park. The 10,000-acre Photograph: (top left) arik sokol

ATTRACTIONS park has a sandy beach area fronting the lake, rental boats and fishing equipment, an 18-hole golf course, and some of the best mountain biking trails in the Southeast. The Wildlife Center and Treetop Nature Trail give visitors up-close views of hawks and owls that cannot be released into the wild. Overnight accommodations also are available within the park. Open every day, 7am – 5pm. Admission. 200 Terrace Drive. 205-620-2520. www.dcnr.state.al.us

29. Peanut Depot That tantalizing aroma wafting down historic Morris Avenue comes from peanuts toasting in antique roasters at the Peanut Depot. This is a must-see stop for visitors, if only to admire the magnificent old machinery while the children feed pigeons along the cobblestone streets. Open Monday – Friday, 8am – 5:30pm; Saturday, 9am – 1pm. 2016 Morris Ave. 205-251-3314. www.peanutdepot.com

30. Pepper Place Saturday Market (seasonal) April – December The Pepper Place Saturday Market is a muchanticipated weekly event, taking place Saturday mornings from early spring through late fall. The region’s farming families converge on a lot in the Lakeview District to sell fresh vegetables and flowers, fresh-baked breads, cakes and pies, and even fresh honey. Local musicians and Birmingham’s finest chefs join the farming community and market patrons for entertainment and cooking demonstrations. A

former Dr. Pepper bottling plant, Pepper Place is also known for its shops that have made it a premier design center. 2829 2nd Avenue South. 205-802-2100. www.pepperplacemarket.com

31. Rickwood Field Built in 1910, Rickwood Field is America’s oldest baseball park. During its heyday, Rickwood hosted baseball greats such as Jackie Robinson, Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Lorenzo “Piper” Davis, Willie Mays and “Shoeless” Joe Jackson. Friends and fans eagerly await the annual Rickwood Classic, a game that pits the AA Birmingham Barons against a regular Southern League rival. Team members dress in vintage uniforms, and people come from around the country to celebrate baseball history. The authenticity of Rickwood is being carefully preserved by the Friends of Rickwood Field, a non-profit organization devoted to the restoration and upkeep of the historic ball field. Open Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm. Check events schedule for expanded hours. 1137 2nd Avenue West. 205-458-8161. www.rickwood.com

32. Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve Just ten minutes from downtown, this 1,011acre nature preserve is a quiet getaway for nature lovers. Easy to moderate hiking trails lead through a Southern upland forest with its diversity of plant and animal life including resident and migratory birds. Find a spectacular view at Hawk’s View overlook. Beautiful spring wildflowers and autumn color highlight

Sloss Furnaces

produced iron for nearly 90 years, which gave rise to the city of Birmingham. Now recognized as a National Historic Landmark, the only one of its kind in the United States, Sloss Furnaces offers us a glimpse into the great industrial past of the South and our nation with its web of pipes, tall smokestacks and internationally recognized metal arts program. Slossfurnaces.com 205.324.1911 Free Admission | Tues – Sat • 10am – 4pm | Sun • 12pm-4pm | Mon • Closed

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the seasons. The new Visitors Center offers lessons in nature and the environment and has exhibits including raptors, turtles and other native Alabama wildlife. The visitor center is open Tuesday – Saturday, 9am – 5pm; Sunday, 1pm – 5pm. Hiking trails also open daily, dawn to dusk. Donations welcome. 1214 81st Street South. 205-833-8264. www.ruffnermountain.org

and his capacity for love and forgiveness. The sanctuary of the church contains a massive stained glass window of Christ, given in memoriam from the people of Wales following the bombing. Tours by appointment. Donations welcome. 1530 6th Avenue North. 205-251-9402. www.16thstreetbaptist.org

33. Sixteenth Street Baptist Church National Historic Landmark

Sloss is a 32-acre blast furnace plant where iron was made for nearly 100 years. Now a museum of history and industry, the site preserves a collection of machinery, buildings and industrial structures. These artifacts typify the first 100 years of Birmingham’s history and the technology that drove America’s rise to world industrial dominance. Sloss is the only 20th century blast furnace in the country being preserved and interpreted as a museum. Additional interest at Sloss is the speculation that the furnaces are haunted by a former foundryman. Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 4pm; Sunday, noon – 4pm. Donations welcome. 20 32nd Street North. 205-324-1911. www.slossfurnaces.com

The Sixteenth Street Baptist Church is Birmingham’s most famous Civil Rights landmark. On a September Sunday morning in 1963, four African-American schoolgirls were in the basement of the church just prior to the worship service. A bomb set by Ku Klux Klansmen ripped through that side of the church, killing 11-year-old Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, Cynthia Wesley and Addie Mae Collins, all 14 years old. The bombing was a turning point in the status of race relations locally and nationally. Now a National Historic Landmark, the church is a reminder of man’s inhumanity 34 Birmingham Tourist Guide

34. Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark

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ATTRACTIONS 35. Southern Museum of Flight The Southern Museum of Flight is dedicated to investigating, preserving and promoting the rich stories of Southern aviation. Among the top exhibits are the Korean War jets, the Tuskegee Airmen diorama, the Lake Murray B-25, and the Vietnam War helicopters. Ship models and full-size aircraft carriers also are in the collection. Open Tuesday – Saturday, 9:30am – 4:30pm. Admission. 4343 73rd Street North. 205-833-8226. www.southernmuseumofflight.org

36. Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park With more than 1,500 acres for hiking and camping, Tannehill is well suited for outdoor recreation. The old ironworks and a collection of 19th century buildings give visitors a glimpse into life in Alabama in the 1800s. Steeped in history, Tannehill has a cotton gin, a pioneer farm, a working gristmill and a country store, along with the Iron and Steel Museum with artifacts from Alabama’s iron industry heritage. From spring through fall, visitors find blacksmithing, milling and many other activities underway in the park. The third weekend of each month, from March through November, shoppers and swappers come from near and far to Trade Days in search of quilts, clothing, jewelry, knives, furniture and other treasures. Open daily 7am – sunset. Admission. 12632 Confederate Pkwy. 205-477-5711. www.tannehill.org

37. Vulcan Park and Museum Vulcan is the largest cast iron statue in the world and Birmingham’s city symbol. Standing high atop Red Mountain, the 56-foot-high statue has an observation balcony on its pedestal for a panoramic view of the city. Vulcan is patterned after the mythical Roman god of the forge, a nod to the city’s powerful position in the iron and steel industry in the first part of the 20th century. The statue was created as Birmingham’s exhibit in the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis and won the exposition’s grand prize. The museum at Vulcan has interactive exhibits and displays that portray the region’s history and progress. Museum open Monday – Saturday, 10am – 6pm; Sunday, 1pm – 6pm. Observation balcony open Monday – Saturday, 10am – 10pm; Sunday, 1pm – 10pm. Admission. 1701 Valley View Drive. 205-933-1409. www.visitvulcan.com For locations see fold out map in back of guide

Everybody Loves Free Stuff Birmingham has a nice assortment of free or really cheap things for tourist to investigate during their visits. Here are just a few: • One of the Southeast’s finest cultural blessings is the admission-free Birmingham Museum of Art. The museum has a nationally-acclaimed permanent collection of more than 22,000 works representing cultures around the world. • The glory of nature in the heart of the city—that’s the promise of the admissionfree Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Sixtyseven acres are filled with rhododendron, camellias, wildflowers, roses, sculpture and a Japanese teahouse. • Outdoor enthusiasts love the 250-acre Moss Rock Preserve, a popular rock climbing site with 10 miles of hiking trails. • More fun in the great outdoors is at Oak Mountain State Park, the largest state park in Alabama. For a small entrance fee, visitors can golf, mountain bike (said to be among the best in the country), swim, fish, boat and ride horses. • Back in town, the tantalizing aroma wafting down Morris Avenue is the smell of peanuts roasting the old-fashioned way at the Peanut Depot. Order a dollar bag of peanuts, and admire the magnificent old machinery while the children feed pigeons along the cobblestone street. • Down 4th Avenue North and 18th Street is Eddie Kendrick Memorial Park, a tribute to Birmingham native and Temptations lead singer Eddie Kendrick, who traveled the world but never forgot his Alabama roots. Great photo op at the sculpture here. • 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. It is the only 20th century blast furnace in the country being preserved and interpreted as a museum. The city’s many other attractions have reasonable admission prices. Check the Attractions section for a complete listing.

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The City That Changed The World

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s most people of a certain age remember, the second American Revolution took place in the streets of Birmingham, Alabama. The city was a battlefield for America’s Civil Rights Movement, a struggle for simple decency and common sense. Though Sixteenth Street Baptist Church is the most famous civil rights landmark, it was Birmingham’s Bethel Baptist Church that is credited with shaping the Civil Rights Movement here. Civil rights legend, the Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth, was pastor of Bethel Baptist from 1953 through 1961. The church often served as a gathering place for civil rights discussions. Bethel was bombed by angry white supremacists first in 1958 while the church was unoccupied. The bombing cemented Shuttlesworth’s fiery determina-

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tion to bring Birmingham to the center of the Civil Rights Movement. On Christmas night in 1956, another bomb exploded under the church parsonage where Shuttlesworth and his family were asleep. It is a miracle that the family walked away unharmed from their destroyed home. Shuttlesworth remained a central figure in the movement even after he moved to Cincinnati in 1961. With the opening of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute in 1993, the city found a place to tell its own story. The institute documents the rise of the movement and the succession of events it bore around the nation: the 1955 arrest of Rosa Parks on a Montgomery bus for her refusal to give up her seat to a white man; the U.S. Supreme Court’s bus desegregation ruling in 1956; James Meredith’s 1962 admission to the University of Mississippi. www.bcri.org Photograph: (top and bottom right) Jeffrey greenberg

ATTRACTIONS Across the street from the Civil Rights Institute, the 16th Baptist Church was recently designated a National Historic Landmark. In the basement of the church on a September Sunday morning in 1963, four African-American schoolgirls were changing into their choir robes. A bomb set by Ku Klux Klansmen ripped through that side of the church, killing 11-year-old Denise McNair, along with Carole Robertson, Cynthia Wesley and Addie Mae Collins, all 14 years old. The church bombing shocked and sickened the city and the world and was a turning point in the status of race relations thereafter. (The story of the Sixteenth Street Church bombing is told with intensity in filmmaker Spike Lee’s documentary Four Little Girls.) Facing the Civil Rights Institute, Kelly Ingram Park was a regular congregation area for organizing demonstrations in the early 1960s, including the ones in which police dogs and fire hoses were turned on the marchers by Birmingham law enforcement officials. Images of those attacks still haunt Birmingham, but they are the same images that were instrumental in overturning legal segregation. The 4th Avenue Business District, also a part of the Civil Rights District, remains alive with restaurants, barbershops and bakeries. This cluster of black-owned businesses was the core of AfricanAmerican social and commercial life in the early 1900s and later when white-owned shops and stores refused to serve black customers. Many minority-owned businesses still operate in the 4th Avenue District today, serving a steady stream of customers of all races. Down 4th Avenue North at 18th Street is the Eddie Kendrick Memorial Park, a tribute to Birmingham native and Temptations lead singer Eddie Kendrick, who traveled the world but never forgot his Alabama roots. Sculpted by Birmingham artist Ronald Scott McDowell, the Kendrick statue captures for eternity the magic moves of his Motown music. Inlaid in a granite backdrop behind Kendrick, the four other Temptations energize the work with their fine-tuned choreography. The Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame is only about a block down the street. If you’re lucky, jazz musician and historian Dr. Frank Adams will be on site and might even blow a tune on his clarinet (see attractions). www.jazzhall.com The Birmingham Civil Rights Heritage Trail winds through downtown, marking significant locations along the 1963 Civil Rights march routes. Designed as a self-guided tour, the route directs visitors along

this historic pathway by maps at each location. The trail speaks to the valor of both common people and to the spiritual leaders who spearheaded the fight against segregation and other forms of racism.

About the Birmingham Pledge The Birmingham Pledge is well known regionally, but for people outside the community it may require some explanation. Authored by Birmingham attorney James E. Rotch in 1997, the pledge is a simple document promising personal commitment to eliminate racism in the world, one person at a time. It is a testament to the racial progress the city has made since its historic role in America’s Civil Rights Movement. It reads:

The Birmingham Pledge Sign It - Live It I believe that every person has

worth as an individual. I believe that every person is entitled to

dignity and respect, regardless of race or color. I believe that every thought and every

act of racial prejudice is harmful; if it is my thought or act, then it is harmful to me as well as to others. Therefore, from this day forward I will

strive daily to eliminate racial prejudice from my thoughts and actions. I will discourage racial prejudice by

others at every opportunity. I will treat all people with dignity and

respect; and I will strive daily to honor this pledge, knowing that the world will be a better place because of my effort. Tens of thousands of people around the world have signed the Birmingham Pledge, including former President Bill Clinton and South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu. To add your signature to the pledge, go to www.birminghampledge.org.

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Shopping section

Where to Shop

Shopping Without question, Birmingham is the unrivaled retail giant of Alabama. From outlet malls to upscale boutiques, shopping opportunities are near endless.

Colonial Brookwood Village Conveniently located in Homewood right off 280 Highway, shoppers find specialty stores as well as larger retailers such as Macy’s, Belk and Books-A-Million. Also houses several particularly good restaurants. Garage and courtesy valet parking is available. Shades Creek Parkway (Alabama 149) between U.S. 280 and U.S. 31. www.shopbrookwoodvillage.com

Downtown Birmingham Investigating downtown shopping is an adventure in itself. Start out at BB’s China & Glassware (2427 1st Ave. North) where you’ll find an enticing assortment of dishes and glassware, some bearing the logos of defunct hotels from around the country, along with Fiesta ware and seconds at good discounts. Move on to downtown 20th Street to the historic Bon Ton Hatters, where you can get your hat steam cleaned while you get the best shoeshine in town. Just off 20th on Third Avenue North is a treasure trove of memories at Reed Books (see Arts and Antiques section). Back over to 20th Street and south a few blocks is the Peanut Depot. Stop in for treats or just to see the beautiful old roasters that are still in use. Head further south down 20th into historic Five Points South. A good

photo background here is “The Storyteller,” a fountain designed by Birmingham-native sculptor Frank Fleming. While in this district, stop in at Charlemagne Record Exchange, if only for the atmosphere and the personnel. Also check out McNolia’s Cards and Gifts for funky stuff and at The Golden Temple, where herbal supple-

ments are sold alongside Birkenstocks®. www.downtownbirmingham.org

Downtown Homewood Old-style shopping along main street in the Birmingham suburb of Homewood includes upscale clothing shops, home decorating stores, and nationally acknowledged high end antique galleries. A stop by Savage’s Bakery, a local landmark, is a necessity. The new Soho Square includes an interesting mix of boutiques and restaurants at sidewalk level below residential lofts. 18th Street (and beyond), Homewood. www.homewoodchamber.org

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Mountain Brook, these three distinct shopping areas are linked by tree lined sidewalks. English Village has restaurants, coffee houses and garden shops. Mountain Brook Village has funky art shops, high end boutiques and home furnishing stores (Don’t miss a stroll through Smith’s Variety for a variety of toys and candy bins.) Cres-

tline Village has a nice mix of restaurants and high fashion shops with special emphasis on children’s clothing. www.mtnbrookchamber. com/ membership_directory.asp

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mix of quaint, unique shops and restaurants, with larger retailers such as Dick’s Sporting Goods and Rave Motion Pictures. In the Birmingham suburb of Hoover between I-459, the Riverchase Galleria, and Alabama 150. www. pattoncreek.com

Combines a “main street” element with parking and sidewalks in front of an eclectic

Riverchase Galleria Housed beneath the world’s longest skylight are more than 200 shops, a dozen restaurants and a colorful carousel. Look for American Eagle, Banana Republic, Godiva Chocolatier, Abercrombie & Finch and the Disney Store, just a few samples of stores in this two-story city under glass. The complex also includes the Wynfrey Hotel. U.S. 31 and Alabama 150 at I-459. www.riverchasegalleria.com

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Shopping River is a brand new shopping destination. A sampling of the distinctive outlet and specialty stores are Brooks Brothers, Gap Outlet, Jones New York Outlet, Bose, Polo Ralph Lauren, Coach, Carters Babies & Kids, and more. www.shopsofgrandriver.com

The Summit This shopping destination continues to thrive and expand. A recent addition brought shops such as Coldwater Creek, Anthropologie and J Jill to the list which already includes Saks, Old Navy, Restoration Hardware, Williams- Sonoma, Chico’s, the Pottery Barn, a luxury spa and some very good restaurants. At I-459 and U.S. 280. www.thesummitonline.com

Trussville Shopping The booming suburb of Trussville includes two large shopping areas with a third scheduled to open in October. Target, Books-a-Million, and Old Navy anchor the mall on U.S. 11. A second shopping area occupies both sides of Chalkville Road, just after the first I-59 Trussville exit, with a Wal-Mart and cinema on one side and a Kohl’s anchoring the other. The third cluster of shops is the Pinnacle Shopping Center, located behind Target and anchored by Belk and Best Buy. www. colonialprop.com/ property-info/?cid=1267

Dozens of other shopping centers are in the Birmingham area. For a complete listing, visit www.birmingham.travel. 42 Birmingham Tourist Guide

New Seasons, New Reasons, Your Favorite Retailers! No matter the season or the reason, Riverchase Galleria’s outstanding collection of retailers means you’ll find what it is that brings you today.

Aerie • Aldo • Banana Republic • Bebe • Forever 21 • Aerie • Aldo • Banana Republic Bebe • Forever 21 • New New York & Co • Sephora • Spa•Japonika • Swarovski • York & Co • Sephora • Spa Japonika • Swarovski • The Disney Lego • Build-A-Bear Workshop • Brighton • The Limited • Store • Victoria’s Secret • White House| Black Market Victoria’s Secret • White House | Black Market • Godiva Belk, Macy’s, JC Penney, and Sears lead the impressive line-up of 200 specialty shop, located inside a world of soaring glass, lush greenery, streaming neon and sparkling lights. Welcome to Riverchase Galleria, Alabama's number one tourist attraction and one of America's most unique shopping experiences! Here, beneath a nine-story glass atrium featuring the world's largest skylight, you'll find over 200 exquisite shops, luxurious lodging and fine dining to celebrate any occasion. The entire family will be delighted with every visit!

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RIVERCHASE GALLERIA Mall Hours: Monday – Saturday: 10am – 9pm, Sunday: 12pm – 6pm 3000 Riverchase Galleria Hoover, Alabama 35244 205.985.3020 • riverchasegalleria.com

antiques

Where to Antique

antiques 1. 5th Avenue Antiques

2410 5th Ave. S., Birmingham 205-320-0500 www.5thavenueantiques.com 2. Architectural Heritage

200 28th St. S., Birmingham 205-322-3538 www.architecturalheritage.com 3. Argent

2949 18th St. S, Homewood 205-871-4221 4. Bama Flea Market and Antiques

1605 Ashville Rd., Leeds 205-699-2499, www.bamafleamall.com

5. Charlotte Woodson Antiques

2410 Canterbury Rd., Birmingham 205-871-3314 www.charlottewoodson.com 6. Charm

2329 2nd Ave. N., Birmingham 205-322-9023 www.charmonsecond.com 7. Christopher Glenn, Inc.

2713 19th St. S., Homewood 205-870-1236 www.christopherglenninc.com 8. Christopher House Antiques

3205 2nd Ave. S., Birmingham 205-581-0202

9. Circa Interiors & Antiques

2831 Culver Rd., Birmingham 205-868-9199

10. Clark Antiques Gallery

2717 2nd Avenue, S., Birmingham 205-325-1999 www.clarkantiquesgallery.com  11. Crestwood Antiques

5514 Crestwood Blvd., Birmingham 205-595-0095 12. Four Seasons Antiques, Art and Botanicals

2910 18th St. S., Birmingham 205-803-4059 www.4seasonsantiquesandart.com

16. Hanna Antiques/ Books! By George

2424 7th Ave. S., Birmingham 205-323-6036

13. Garage Cafe & Antiques

17. Henhouse Antiques

14. Gardendale Flea Mall & Antique Center

18. Henry Maus Antiques

2304 10th Terrace S., Birmingham 205-322-3220

1900 Cahaba Rd., Birmingham 205-918-0505 www.shophenhouseantiques.com

2405 Decatur Highway, Gardendale 205-631-7451 www.gardendalefleamall.com

2734 Cahaba Rd., Birmingham 205-240-0014 www.HenryMausAntiques.com

15. Greystone Antiques

19. Hidden Treasures

5475 Hwy. 280, Inverness 205-995-4773 Photograph: brent boyd

1624 21st St. S., Birmingham 205-939-0378

20. Interiors at Pepper Place

2817 2nd Ave. S., Birmingham 205-323-2817 21. Jackson Galleries

2227 First Ave. S., Birmingham 205-714-9933 www.jacksonantiquegalleries.com 22. Lamb’s Ears, Ltd

70 Church Street, Mountain Brook 205-802-5700 www.lambsearsltd.com 23. Levy’s Fine Jewelry

2116 2nd Ave. N., Birmingham 205-251-3381, levysfinejewelry.com 800.458.8085 | www.inbirmingham.org

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24. Martha Lauren Antique Linens & Accessories

2417 Canterbury Rd., Birmingham 205-871-2283 25. Mulberry Heights Antiques

2419 Canterbury Rd., Mountain Brook 205-870-1300 26. Noordermeer Antieks

731 Broadway, Homewood 205-870-1161 www.noordermeerantieks.com 27. On-A-Shoestring

601 Shades Crest Rd., Hoover 205-822-8741 28. Peck & Hills

2720 19th Pl. S., Birmingham 205-871-7233 29. Reed Books, The Museum of Fond Memories

31. Stray Cats

36. Tricia’s Treasures

1717 Crestwood Blvd., Birmingham 205-956-5060

2700 19th Place S., Homewood 205-871-9779

32. The Brown House- Elegant Cottage Living- Antiques, Art, Comforts of Life

37. Trussville Antique Mall/ The Mall Cafe

1809 Oxmoor Rd., Birmingham 205-870-3100 www.elegantcottageliving.com 33. The Commissary

4984 Overton Rd., Birmingham 205-747-0814 www.bhamcommissary.com 34. The King’s House

2021 Third Ave. N., Birmingham 205-326-4460, www.jimreedbooks.com

2807 2nd Ave. S., Birmingham 205-320-2535 www.kingshouseantiques.com

30. Soho Retro

35. The Royal Standard

2805 18th Street S., Homewood 205.870.7655 www.shopsohoretro.com 46 Birmingham Tourist Guide

2808 18th St. S., Homewood 205-871-6644 www.theroyalstandard.com

147 North Chalkville Rd., Trussville 205-661-9805 38. Village Firefly

2816 Culver Rd., Birmingham 205-870-4560 39. What’s On Second

2306 2nd Ave. N., Birmingham 205-567-1466 www.whatsonsecond.org 40. Zan’s

1910 1st Ave. N., Irondale 205-520-4600 41. Zoe’s in Forest Park

3900 Clairmont Ave S., Birmingham 205-595-9049, www.zoeshop.com

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ART GALLERIES

Where to Find Art

art galleries 1. Amanda Schedler Fine Art

2815-A 18th St. S., Homewood 205-591-9093 www.fineartbirmingham.com 2. A’mano

2707 Culver Rd., Birmingham 205-871-9093 www.amanogifts.com 3. Arceneaux Gallery

2880 Old Rocky Ridge Rd., Hoover 205-824-5800 4. Art Alley

109 Broadway, Homewood 205-879-1105, artalley.net 5. Artists Incorporated

3365 Morgan Dr., Vestavia Hills 205-979-8990 www.artistsincorporated.com 6. Atchison Gallery & Village Framers

2847 Culver Rd., Birmingham 205-871-6221 7. Beta Pictoris Gallery

2411 Second Ave N., Birmingham 205-413-2999 www.betapictorisgallery.com 8. Birmingham Museum of Art

2000 Eighth Ave. N., Birmingham 205-254-2565 or 254-2566 www.artsbma.org

9. Birmingham Public Library

2100 Park Place, Birmingham 205-226-3600 bplonline.org 10. Clay Scot Artworks

2915 Highland Ave., Birmingham 205-326-2350 11. Cobb Lane Gallery

15. Four Corners Gallery

12. Dixon-Ballog Glass and Studio

16. Four Seasons Antiques, Art and Botanicals

One Cobb Lane, Birmingham 205-939-0450 www.cobblanegallery.homestead.com

2040 Old Montgomery Hwy, Pelham 205-402-2333 dixonglassgallery.com 13. DS Art Studio Gallery

2805 Crescent Ave., Ste. E., Homewood 205-802-4700 www.dsart.com 14. Durbin Gallery/ Azar Art Studios

900 Arkadelphia Rd., Birmingham 205-226-4925 www.bsc.edu/academics/art/durbin.htm

4700 Hwy. 280, Ste. B, Birmingham 205-980-2600 www.fourcornersgalleryonline.com

2910 18th St. S., Birmingham 205-803-4059 www.4seasonsantiquesandart.com 17. Friends Gallery Hoover Public Library

200 Municipal Dr., Hoover 205-444-7820 www.hoover.lib.al.us/gallery 18. Gallerie Alegria

600 Olde English Lane, Ste. 128, Birmingham, 205-868-9320 www.galleriealegria.com

19. Gallery Soleil

109 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. Blvd S. 205-218-3596, www.gallerysoleil.com 20. Griffith Art Gallery

109 Hilltop Business Dr., Pelham 205-985-7969, www.griffithartgallery.com 21. Jennifer Harwell Gallery

Regions Harbert Building, Ste. 197, 1901 Sixth Ave. N., Birmingham, 205-327-9950 www.jenniferharwellart.com 22. Jennifer Hunt Gallery

2800 Cahaba Village Plaza, Ste. 260 Birmingham, 205-972-3232 www.jenniferhuntgallery.com 23. Lamb’s Ears, Ltd.

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24. Levite Jewish Community Center

27. Matt Jones Gallery

34. The Commissary

3960 Montclair Rd., Birmingham, 205-879-0411, www.bhamjcc.org

2830 Sixth Ave. S., Birmingham 205-521-6656 www.mattjonesgallery.com

25. Littlehouse Galleries

28. Monty Stabler Galleries

35. Tina Newton Gallery

2915 Linden Ave., Homewood 205-879-7022 26. Loretta Goodwin Gallery

605 S. 28th St., Birmingham 205-328-1761 www.lorettagoodwingallery.net

1811 29th Ave. S., Homewood 205-879-9888 www.montystablergalleries.com 29. Naked Art Gallery

2717 Second Ave. S Ste. D, Birmingham 205-731-9955 36. UAB Visual Arts Gallery

3815 Clairmont Ave., Birmingham 205-595-3553, www.nakedartusa.com

900 13th St. S., Birmingham 205-934-0815 www.uab.edu/art/vagallery.php

30. New Life Art, Inc.

37. What’s On Second

3831 Clairmont Ave, Birmingham 205-979-2158, www.newlifeart.com 31. Odessa Woolfolk Gallery at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

520 16th St. N., Birmingham 205-328-9696, www.bcri.org 32. Red Dot Gallery

1001 Stuart St., Birmingham 205-870-7608 www.reddotgallery.com 33. Space One Eleven

2409 2nd Ave. N., Birmingham 205-328-0553, www.spaceoneeleven.org 50 Birmingham Tourist Guide

4984 Overton Rd., Birmingham 205-747-0814 www.bhamcommissary.com

2306 2nd Ave. N., Birmingham 205-567-1466 www.whatsonsecond.org 38. Wright Art Center Art Gallery at Samford University

800 Lakeshore Dr., Birmingham 205-726-2849 www.4.samford.edu/arts/art/index. html

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entertainment

Where to Play

entertainment Alabama Ballet Alabama Ballet seeks to promote and foster the development of classical and contemporary ballet through high-quality education and community outreach. Under the direction of Wes Chapman, this company of 41 professional dancers presents four full-length productions annually. 2726 1st Avenue South, 322-4300. For tickets and details, visit www.alabamaballet.org or call 975-2787.

Alabama Symphony Orchestra The Alabama Symphony Orchestra has entertained audiences for more than 70 years, playing a variety of classical and popular compositions and hosting performances by some of the finest international guest artists. The symphony’s 54 talented musicians bring to life some of the world’s most treasured musical masterpieces. 3621 6th Avenue South, 251-7727. www.alabamasymphony.org

Alabama Theatre Built in the 1920s, The Alabama Theatre is one of the nation’s last operating movie palaces, featuring first-run and revival films, concerts and other special events. The “Mighty Wurlitzer” organ still rises from the orchestra pit and is often played to accompany silent films. Attending an event or movie at the Alabama is one of the most highly recommended activities for visitors to the city. Business Hours: Mon. – Fri. 9:00 AM – 4 PM, later during special events. Admission charged: varies by event,1817 Third Avenue North, 205-252-2262, www.alabamatheatre.com

comedy and family entertainment, the center welcomes the entire community into the magical world of performing arts. Some of the world’s most renowned performing artists take the stage at this concert hall and theater space on the University of Alabama at Birmingham campus. 1200 10th Avenue South, 975-2787. www.alysstephens.org

Barber Motorsports Park Not only is this road course second to none, it is set within a perfectly manicured and sculptured landscape. Visitors can watch auto and motorcycle road racing while relaxing in wooded surroundings. The course was designed to meet the highest racing standards, yet also to be spectator-friendly and welcoming to families. The length of the road course is 2.38 miles. It is 45 feet wide and has 16 turns. The park sits on 740 acres, 225 of which are developed. The Barber Motorsports Park hosts a continuous schedule of upscale, high-profile motorcycle and auto racing events. It is also home to the Porsche Driving Experience. 6040 Barber Motorsports Pkwy., 298-9040. www.barbermotorsports.com

Birmingham Ballet Birmingham Ballet offers dance training for aspiring talent as well as presenting professional performances. Performances are held at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex. Birmingham Ballet, 2198 Columbiana Road, Suite 100, 205-979-9492, www.birminghamballet.com

Aldridge Repertory Theatre Aldridge Repertory Theatre launched their inaugural season at the historic Carver Theatre with the southern premiere of “No Child” by Nilaja Sun. Over the past 20 years Aldridge Repertory Theatre has produced many shows including the Pulitzer Prize winning play “Fences” and the Broadway hit musical “Purlie.” 209 20th Street, N., Suite 145, 205-264-9910, www.aldridgerep.org.

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Birmingham Barons The 2002 Southern League Champions Birmingham Barons play at the Regions Park Stadium, one of the finest minor league parks in all of baseball. The city’s AA baseball team, farm team for the Chicago White Sox, plays its season from April through September. Regions Park Stadium, 100 Ben Chapman Dr. Call the Barons ticket office at 988-3200 or Ticket Master at 715-6000. Admission charged. www.barons.com

Birmingham Children’s Theatre Birmingham Children’s Theatre was founded in 1947. Since that time, it has become one of America’s largest professional theatres for young audiences and now operates in a threetheatre complex at the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex. The theatre produces eight shows seasonally, four of which tour, giving the theatre a combined audience of over 200,000 each year. 2130 Richard Arrington, Jr., Blvd. N., 205-458-8181, www.bct123.org.

Birmingham Festival Theatre Birmingham Festival Theatre was formed in the spring of 1972. Since that time the theatre has provided both seasonal local performers and new aspiring talent to present shows that can be seen in Birmingham only at this theatre. Their 2010 season includes “The Musical Com54 Birmingham Tourist Guide

edy Murders of 1940”, “Dead Man’s Cell Phone” and “Tobacco Road”.1901-1/2 11th Ave., South, 205-933-2383, www.bftonline.org

Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex Alabama’s largest convention facility is also the state’s premier venue for entertainment. From touring Broadway shows to big-name music performers, the BJCC has a full schedule of events. The expansive exhibition hall at the complex is often in use for boat shows, bridal fairs and hunting and fishing expos. The 19,000-seat arena hosts world class musical entertainers, along with special events such as Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey circus and is known for its crisp acoustics. The more intimate 2,800-seat concert hall is the performance venue for limited seating performances. And the 1,000-seat theater is an ideal setting for theatrical performances where every seat in the house is a good one. Location: 2100 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. No. 205-458-8400 www.bjcc.org

City Equity Theatre City Equity Theatre is a professional union theatre in Birmingham. In 2009 the theatre moved to Virginia Samford Theatre. City equity Theatre, The Alabama School of Fine Arts, 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd., 205-251-1206

entertainment Extemporaneous Theatre Company Extemporaneous Theatre Company performs live, improvised entertainment. BIRMINGHAM magazine voted Extemporaneous “Best On-theSpot Theatre”. 1901-1/2 11th Ave. S., www.extemporaneoustheatre.com

Five Points South and Lakeview Entertainment Districts You can people-watch, dance to great live music, and enjoy fantastic fine dining in Five Points South and Lakeview, two of the city’s top entertainment districts. Stroll along the historic tree-shaded streets, or stop and admire the artistry of the Frank Fleming fountain sculpture, The Storyteller. Five Points South attracts a young, interesting and eclectic crowd to dine and party. Folks on the other side of young are the primary clientele at wonderful restaurants and bars in Lakeview. 20th St. S. and 11th Ave. S.

Highway 280 Corridor Lined with a huge assortment of clubs and restaurants, the U.S. 280 Corridor is another lively entertainment district. Folks of all ages enjoy dining and live entertainment along this stretch of highway just south of town.

Magic City Actors Theatre Magic City Actors Theatre showcases the best of local talent both on stage and behind the scenes. Their shows are energetic and diverse, and chosen to appeal to a wide variety of the-

atergoers. 205-253-9604. Performances are presented at the Virginia Samford Theatre, 1116 26th Street, S., 205-251-1228.

Opera Birmingham Northern Alabama’s only professional, regional opera company, Opera Birmingham has entertained and informed audiences in the region for over 50 years. From its humble beginnings in 1955 to its 50th anniversary in 2005 and beyond, Opera Birmingham has produced world-class operatic productions and concerts that have been hailed by critics and loved by audiences.

Verizon Wireless Music Center Each year between April and October, some of the world’s top musicians perform in the beautiful outdoor arena. Fee: Varies with each performance. Location: Highway 119 exit off I-65, 1000 Amphitheatre Road, 985-4900. www.verizonwirelessmusiccenter.net

Red Mountain Theatre Company Red Mountain Theatre Company is a non-profit professional theatre organization with an emphasis on musical theatre. RMTC provides unique educational, training and performing opportunities for aspiring and culturally diverse artists, while growing new and existing audiences through quality theatrical experiences. For almost 30 years, Red Mountain Theatre Company (formerly Summerfest Musical Theatre) has grown to become one of the

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only year-round professional musical theatre organizations in Alabama. With its own unique Cabaret Theatre located right in the heart of downtown Birmingham’s Theatre District and summer Mainstage productions performed at the Virginia Samford Theatre (formerly Town and Gown), Red Mountain Theatre Company continues to bring both well-known national performers and incredible local talent to the Birmingham stage. Red Mountain Theatre Company, 2900 1st Ave. South, Suite A, Birmingham, AL 35233-3033. For more information call 205-324-2424 or visit www.redmountaintheatre.org

Talladega Superspeedway Talladega Superspeedway is the biggest, fastest, most competitive motorsports facility in the

world. Records for both speed and competition have been established at Talladega. Two major races during the year draw thousands of fans from across the country for the heart-thumping action on the track. Adjacent to the track is the International Motorsports Hall of Fame and Museum. Admission charged. 3366 Speedway Boulevard, 256-362-2261, www.talladegasuperspeedway.com

Terrific New Theatre One of Birmingham’s favorite live performance theatres for the unexpected, Terrific New Theatre turns 25 this year. 2821 2nd Avenue South, 205-328-0868, www.terrificnewtheatre.com

Virginia Samford Theatre The Virginia Samford Theatre is a very special facility for events. The charming historic theater with its park side setting is located on Birmingham’s southside and has a lovely outdoor courtyard. The entire complex can accommodate up to 400 guests. The Board Room can seat 22 people for a small meeting. Catering can be provided by the Theatre’s list of chefs. The Theatre auditorium can seat 323. Their website is a good resource for information and has photos of the facility. For more information call 251-1228 or visit www.virginiasamfordtheatre.org

WorkPlay Inspired by the simple formula of work + play, WorkPlay is one of the premier entertainment complexes in the Southeast. Originally intended as a brick and mortar oasis for all things creative, WorkPlay has blossomed into a true multifunctional facility for entertainment, music and productions of all kinds. 56 Birmingham Tourist Guide

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Entertain Yourself While professional entertainment is a grand spectator sport, Birmingham also is a good place to entertain yourself and get to know the city better. These are some suggestions: • Check out B&B’s China & Glassware on First Avenue North downtown. This unassuming old store has an enticing assortment of dishes and glasses, some bearing the logos of now-defunct hotels and dining rooms. Buy a lot—they’re happy to ship. (2427 First Avenue North, 205-252-2405) • While you’re in that part of town, hop one street over to “What’s On Second.” Allow plenty of time and heed this warning: If you have to have everything that reminds you of your childhood or everything you wanted but never got when you were a child, do not go in this store. (2306 Second Avenue North, 205-322-2688) • Keep that warning in mind as you move closer into the heart of downtown to Reed Books: The Museum of Fond Memories. This place is a treasure trove of the rare and unusual. In addition to rare books, Reed has packed his space with antiques, old dolls and other vintage toys, posters, journals, calendars, old Christmas decorations, and our personal favorite, a full Piggly Wiggly costume. (2021 Third Avenue North, 205-326-4460) • Get a shoe shine right in the heart of downtown. At Bon Ton Hatters you can also get your hat re-shaped while you get one of the best and most affordable shoe shines in the world. If nothing else, go in just to smell the richness of the old leather and shoe polish. (219 20th Street North, 205-254-9214) • Move right on along to the Alabama Booksmith, specializing in regional titles and offering almost every work available. Many of America’s best-known authors insist on a tour stop here. Ask for Jake; he knows everything. (2626 19th Place South-Homewood, 205-870-4242) • Eat lots of Krispy Kreme doughnuts. Though we hear the shops have crept across the country all the way to California, Krispy Kreme opened its first locations in the Southeast. No doughnuts are fresher, lighter or have a more delicious glaze, and Birmingham is home to one of the largest locations in the region. (1990

Patton Chapel Road-Hoover, 205-822-8272) • Make your own list of the best diners serving real Southern cooking. And by the way, if you weren’t raised in the South, bless your heart, there are a few things you should know about grits, cornbread and the Southern delicacy known as potlikker. First, know that grits is a singular noun. “This grits is good.” Grits never “are.” About cornbread: Real Southern cornbread does not, under any circumstances, excuses or recipe flaws, contain sugar. If you want something sweet, order cake. And finally, it is imperative that you sample the Southern delicacy known as potlikker, the liquid produced when turnip greens cook down. Do not hesitate to crumble your cornbread (no sugar) into a cup of potlikker. It is very close to heaven and is not considered a social misstep. Start out at Niki’s West and move on from there by consulting the dining section of your Birmingham Tourist Guide. (Niki’s West, 233 Finley Avenue West, 205-252-5751) There are at least 6000 more ways to entertain yourself during your Birmingham visit. A good source of ideas for self-entertainment is the IN Guide, available at all three Birmingham Tourist Information Centers. (See Information Central in your Tourist Guide for addresses and phone numbers.)

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Downtown Dining

Few cities can claim a better cluster of top-notch dining rooms than in downtown Birmingham where they are all practically within walking distance of each other. Here are just a few: Highlands Bar & Grill – Probably the best known dining establishment in the state---if not the Southeast---Highlands sets the standard for many of the best restaurants in the region. To know Highlands, you first must know about owner and Chef Frank Stitt, III. Stitt’s love of cooking with fresh southern ingredients comes from his rural raising in Cullman, Alabama. An avid traveler, Stitt’s trips through the French countryside in Provence and Burgundy led him to the unusual blending of Southern favorites with French sauces and braises, creating elegant balance with superb flavor. Sample Entree: Grilled Venison with Muscadines, Grilled Grits and Bourbon Chez Fonfon – This casual French Bistro, just next door to Highlands, is also owned by Chef Stitt. The bustling café focuses on provincial food and wine. The country pâté and moules are musts for those wanting a true taste of French dining. Just off the rustic patio, patrons so inclined can play boules. Sample La Petite Cuisine: Country Pâté with Pork, Ham, Foie Gras and Pistachios Bottega Café – The third in Stitt’s trio of restaurants, Bottega is a casual trattoria just about four blocks from Highlands and Chez Fonfon. The seasonal menu at Bottega includes naturally-raised meats and fresh organic vegetables. The café’s wood-fired oven turns out perfect pizzas and flatbreads. Bottega’s patio is one of the most popular places in town to dine. Sample Entree: Roast Pork Loin with Polenta, Tomato Chutney Aioli and Venetian Spinach Hot & Hot Fish Club – Though the notoriety may not be as great as Highlands, the food is. Chef Chris Hastings specializes in and excels at memorable dining. Diners along the sweeping limestone chef’s counter have front row seats to the energetic, detailed preparation of the cuisine. Located in the intimate setting of a historic Southside building, Hot & Hot also adheres to the philosophy of using fresh ingredients from local providers. Sample Appetizer: Heirloom Cauliflower Gratin with Local Chestnuts, Bread Crumbs and Truffle Oil Photo: (opposite page) bigswedefood.net

Veranda on Highland – Just across the narrow

street is Veranda, where love of food is apparent in every detail. Inventive combinations here are paired with gracious service for an experience to savor. Talented chefs combine traditional Southern food with flavors of New Orleans and the Caribbean. Sunday brunch here is a local favorite. Sample Brunch Entrée: House-made Boudin with Poached Eggs, Bacon Braised Onions and Andouille Tomato Country Gravy Café Dupont – Part of the charm of this café is its setting in an 1870s renovated store in the heart of downtown. The dining room’s exposed brick, high ceilings and original floors reflect the building’s history. Chef/Owner Chris Dupont, like others, relies on locally grown produce for preparing top quality cuisine. Signature Dishes: Fried Oysters & Okra with Cayenne Butter Sauce, Seared Sea Scallops with Goat Cheese Soufflé, and Classic Beignets with Homegrown Strawberry Preserves. John’s City Diner – This downtown landmark attracts a crowd of patrons from surrounding offices for the noon meal. While the restaurant maintains much of its historic charm, a new menu reflects the growing sophistication of a food savvy community. Recommended menu items: Home-style Meatloaf, Not-Your-Mama’s Macaroni and Cheese, Fire-roasted Corn Grits, John’s Slaw Café de Paris – The historic Lakeview District adjoins downtown, and in it visitors will find 800.458.8085 | www.inbirmingham.org

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several very good restaurants. Among the very good is Café de Paris. Owners/Chefs Serge Pambo and Jean Evens Estinfort have extensive restaurant experience from years of studying and operating restaurants in France. Authentic French cuisine at a reasonable price is a trademark of this dining room. Sample Dinner Entrée: Café de Paris Veal Scaloppini with Mushroom Sauce The Fish Market – A must-visit for the avid seafood diner, The Fish Market is abustle with patrons who enjoy the busy atmosphere as well the Greek-influenced fresh seafood. Sample Dinner Menu: Athenian Snapper, Greek Salad with Feta, Homemade Hush Puppies, Beer or Wine Ocean – Sea scallops, halibut, grouper, tuna, salmon, sushi, lobster, fresh oysters on the half shell---all the very best and freshest of seafood is what Ocean offers diners at this casually sophisticated establishment. The restaurant is particularly well known for its extensive selection of fresh oysters and for its unusually good sushi. Sample Sushi Selection: Spicy Hawai60 Birmingham Tourist Guide

ian Tuna, Red Pepper, Sambal, Cucumber, Macadamia Nut, Toasted Coconut 26 (Twenty-Six) – Next door to Ocean is its sassy little sister, 26. With an industrial chic décor, this bustling bistro is fronted by garage doors that roll up to open the entire face of the restaurant. 26 is another favorite with the young business crowd at lunch and also is a popular spot for a late night dining. Sample Dinner Entrée: Wood-oven Seared Grouper, Jalapeno White Cheddar Grit Cake, Corn Maque Choux, Sautéed Spinach, Tasso Ham Roasted Garlic Cream Brick & Tin – This new establishment in the heart of downtown is an independently owned and operated sandwich shop that brings the artistry of fine dining to an informal setting. Sample menu items: Brisket on Fresh Baked Bread; Homemade Chicken Soup; Field Peas, Sweet Corn, and Cucumber Salad These dining rooms are just a handful of the many excellent restaurants in the downtown area. Check the corner nearest you; you’ll likely find another…. Photo: (top left) bigswedefood.net

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Birmingham Area Dining Listings Southside and Downtown 26

1210 20th St. S., Birmingham 205-918-0726, www.twentysix26.com 808 south - a bistro

808 20th St. S., Birmingham 205-933-9000 Al’s Deli & Grill

1629 10th Ave S, Birmingham 205-939-4278 Atrium Café in Sheraton Hotel

2101 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd, Birmingham, 205-307-3005 Avery’s Cafe

1901 6th Ave. N., Birmingham 205-250-9907 Bayou Deli

323 20th St N, Birmingham, 205-327-2300 Bettola

2901 2nd Ave. S., Ste. 150, Birmingham 205-731-6499 Bogue’s

Carlile’s Barbecue

Full Moon Bar-B-Que - Southside

Casey’s Sports Bar & Grill

Ga Briella’s Restaurant

Century Restaurant and Bar at the Tutwiler

Gable Square Saloon & Games

2021 Park Place N., Birmingham 205-458-9611

803 9th Court S., Birmingham 205-251-0960 www.myspace.com/gablesquaresaloon

Chan Lee’s

Garage Cafe & Antiques

3511 6th Ave. S., Birmingham 205-254-9266 2101 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd., Birmingham, 205-307-3050

401 19th St. S., Birmingham, 205-327-5000 Chez FonFon

2007 11th Ave. S., Birmingham 205-939-3221 China Moon

3312 Clairmont Ave. S., Birmingham 205-324-2332 Chris Z’s

2808 University Blvd., Birmingham 205-458-1007 Cosmo’s 5 Pts Pizza

3028 Clairmont Ave. S., Birmingham 205-254-9780

2012 Magnolia Ave. S., Ste. R-3, Birmingham, 205-930-9971 www.cosmossouthside.com

Bottega Italian Restaurant and Cafe’

Courtyard Oyster Bar & Grill Southside

2240 Highland Ave. S., Birmingham 205-939-1000 www.bottegarestaurant.com BottleTree Cafe

3719 3rd Ave. S., Birmingham 205-533-6288, www.thebottletree.com Brannon’s: A Public House

2015 Highland Ave. S., Birmingham 205-558-4995 Culinard Cafe at Innovation Depot

1500 First Ave. N., Birmingham 205-271-8220, www.culinardcafe.com

1931 3rd Ave. N., Birmingham 205-326-8820 www.brannonspublichouse.com

Dawson’s Burgers, Wings & Fries

Brick & Tin Restaurant

Dreamland Bar-B-Que

1617 4th Ave N, Birmingham 205-324-3342

214 20th St N, Birmingham 205-297-8636, www.brickandtin.com

1427 14th Ave. S., Birmingham 205-933-2133, www.dreamlandbbq.com

Cafe de Paris

Fish Market Restaurant

2801 7th Ave. S., Birmingham 205-202-4024, www.cafedeparis.us

612 22nd St. S., Birmingham 205-322-3330, www.thefishmarket.net

Cafe Dupont

Formaggio’s Italian Bistro

113 20th St. N., Birmingham 205- 322-1282, www.cafedupont.net Cantina Tortilla Grill

2901 2nd Ave. S., Ste. 110, Birmingham 205-323-6980 www.birminghammenus.com/cantina

1713 10th Ave. S., Birmingham 205-933-7555 www.myspace.com/formaggios Fuego Cantina

1101 20th St. S., Birmingham 205-933-1544

525 25th St. S., Birmingham 205-324-1007 317 17th St. N., Birmingham 205-983-7249

2304 10th Terrace S., Birmingham 205-322-3220 Giuseppe’s Cafe and Expresso Bar

925 8th St. S., Birmingham 205-324-2626

Golden Rule Barbecue Harbert Plaza

1901 6th Ave. N. Ste. 263, Birmingham 205-801-9600, www.goldenrulebbq.com Golden Temple Grocery, Cafe and Yoga Center

1901 11th Ave. S., Birmingham 205-933-6333 Green Acres Cafe

1705 4th Ave. N., Birmingham 205-251-3875 Gus’s Hot Dogs

1915 4th Ave. N., Birmingham 205-251-4540 Highlands Bar & Grill

2011 11th Ave. S., Birmingham 205-939-1400 www.highlandsbarandgrill.com Homecoming Coffee & Gift Shop

312 16th Street North, Birmingham 205-202-4088 Hot & Hot Fish Club

2180 11th Court S., Birmingham 205-933-5474 www.hotandhotfishclub.com Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar B Q Five Points South

1908 11th Ave. S., Birmingham 205-320-1060, www.jimnnicks.com John’s City Diner

112 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd. N., Birmingham, 205-322-6014 www.johnscitydiner.com 800.458.8085 | www.inbirmingham.org

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220 Greensprings Ave. S., Ste A, Birmingham, 205-322-7242 Kairos Kafe & Catering

515 University Blvd., Birmingham 205-919-1934, www.kairoskatering.com Kelley’s Neighborhood Sports Grill

720 29th St. S., Birmingham 205-323-9786 La Cocina

2111 7th Ave. S., Birmingham 205-252-7626 Little Savannah

3811 Clairmont Ave. S., Birmingham 205-591-1119, www.littlesavannah.net Los Amigos Mexican Restaurant

3324 Clairmont Ave. S., Birmingham 205-324-5896 www.losamigosmexican.com Lucy’s Coffee & Tea

2007 University Blvd., Birmingham 205-328-2007 Lyric Hot Dogs & Grill

1808 3rd Ave. N., Birmingham 205-251-9952 M & M Barbecue & Cafeteria

3921 First Ave. N., Birmingham 205-592-9941 Magic City Grille

Milo’s Hamburgers - Downtown Harbert Plaza

1901 6th Ave. N., Ste. 270, Birmingham 205-326-6456 www.miloshamburgers.com Milo’s Hamburgers - Southside

401 19th St. S., Ste. 130, Birmingham 205-322-6456 www.miloshamburgers.com Mix Bakery & Café

1820 4th Ave North, Downtown 205-323-4110 Moe’s Original BBQ

715 18th St N, Birmingham 205-324-3354 Matthew’s Bar & Grill

2208 Morris Ave., Birmingham 205-862-6261 Mellow Mushroom

1200 20th St. S., Ste. 100, Birmingham 205-212-9420 www.mellowmushroom.com MetroPRIME STEAKHOUSE

1035 20th Street S., Birmingham 205-623-5288, metroprimesteak.com or opentable.com 62 Birmingham Tourist Guide

Pit Bar-B-Q The Number One

2820 10th Ave. N., Birmingham 205-328-1515 Pita Loco

2000 2nd Ave. N., Birmingham 205-252-4899

Planet Smoothie - Birmingham

2025 3rd Ave. N., Ste. 104, Birmingham 205-250-6333 www.moesoriginalbbq.com Nelson Brothers Cafe

314 17th St. N., Birmingham 205-254-9098 New China Town Restaurant

1020 20th St. S., Birmingham 205-251-2373

New York Style Delicatessen

121 20th St. N., Birmingham 205-250-7878 Newk’s Express Cafe

Niki’s Downtown Cafe

Marilyn’s Deli & Dogs

200 20th St. N, Birmingham 205-909-0312, paramountbham.com

Moe’s Original BBQ & Blues Revue

Magic Wok

940 20th St. S., Birmingham 205-731-7414

Paramount Yogurt Shop

Pita Stop Cafe Bar & Grill

611 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd. S., Birmingham, 205-323-0992 www.newkscafe.com

Makarios Kabobs & Grill

2000 Rev Abraham Woods Jr Blvd., Birmingham, 205-254-2755

731 29th St. S., Birmingham 205-252-5888 www.moesoriginalbbq.com

2201 3rd Ave. N., Birmingham 205-251-6500 401 19th St S, Birmingham 205-327-5000

Oscar’s at the Museum

1101 2nd Ave. N., Birmingham 205-251-1972 Ocean

1106 12th St. S., Birmingham 205-328-2749

1901 6th Ave. N., Birmingham 205-328-4791, www.planetsmoothie.com Purple Onion Deli & Grill Southside

1717 10th Ave. S., Birmingham 205-933-7555

Q & S Soul Food Restaurant

215 41st St. S., Birmingham 205-591-1409 Ranelli’s Deli & Cafe

1225 20th St. S. Birmingham 205-933-6983, www.ranellisdeli.com Razzleberry’s on 20th

321 20th St. N. Birmingham 205-320-6888 Redmont Cafe

2101 5th Ave. N., Birmingham 205-324-2101 Rib It Up

1218 20th St. S., Birmingham 205-933-0999 www.oceanbirmingham.com

830 1st Ave. N., Birmingham 205-328-7427

O’Henry’s Coffees - Regions/ Harbert Tower

715 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd., Birmingham, 205-252-8282 www.rockyspizza.net

1901 6th Ave. N., Ste. 295, Birmingham 205-323-1198, www.ohenryscoffee.com On Tap Sports Cafe - Lakeview

737 29th St. S., Birmingham 205-320-1225, www.ontapsportscafe.com

Rocky’s Pizza & Subs

Rogue Tavern

2312 2nd Ave. N., Birmingham 205-202-4151, www.roguetavern.com Rojo

Original Green Acres Café

2724 29th Ave N, Birmingham 205-328-8099

2921 Highland Ave. S., Birmingham 205-328-4733 www.birminghammenus.com/rojo/

Original Pancake House

Sarris Restaurant

1931 11th Ave. S., Birmingham 205-933-8837

600 31st St. N., Birmingham 205-252-7357

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Dining Sekisui Pacific Rim

Cajun Steamer Bar and Grill

1025 20th St. S., Birmingham 205-933-1025

5071 Pinnacle Square, Trussville 205-655-6008, www.cajunsteamer.com

Silvertron Cafe

3813 Clairmont Ave. S., Birmingham 205-591-3707, www.silvertroncafe.us

China One

357 Walker Chapel Plaza, Fultondale 205-849-9111

Sinbad’s American and Mediterranean Restaurant

Chocolate Biscuit Tea Room

401 19th St. S., Ste. 100, Birmingham 205-714-9991

335 Main St., Trussville 205-655-0119

Sitar Indian Restaurant

Costa’s Mediterranean Cafe

705 20th St. S., Birmingham 205-323-6500

5891 Trussville Crossings Pkwy., Birmingham, 205-655-9779

Slice Pizza Restaurant

El Carreton

724 29th St. S., Birmingham 205-715-9300, www.slicebirmingham. com

1100 Pecan Ave., Gardendale 205-631-5535 El Cazador

Sol y Luna

2801 7th Ave. S., Birmingham 205-322-1186 www.birminghammenus.com/solyluna/ Subway

2105 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. N., Birmingham, 205-397-7827 Surin Thai Bowl & Sushi Bar

2100 Third Ave. N., Ste. 100, Birmingham 205-297-0996 Surin West

1918 11th Ave. S., Birmingham 205-324-1928, www.surinwest.com TJ’s on Fourth

1801 4th Ave S., Ste. 103, Birmingham 205-320-4995 Taj India

2226 Highland Ave. S., Birmingham 205-939-3805, www.tajindia.net

The Wine Loft

2200 1st Ave. N., Birmingham 205-323-8228 www.wineloftbirmingham.com

Ezell’s Catfish Cabin

Traditions

Frontera Grill Mexican Cuisine

Trattoria Centrale

Fultondale Bakery

1909 Park Place, Birmingham 205-327-7999 207A 20th St. N., Birmingham 205-202-5612, www.trattoriacentrale.com Urban Standard

2320 Second Ave. N., Birmingham 205-250-8200, www.urbanstandard.net V. Richard’s Market & Cafe

3916 Clairmont Ave. S., Birmingham 205-591-7000, www.vrichards.net Veranda on Highland

328 12th St. S., Birmingham 205-324-2911, www.tedsbirmingham.com

2220 Highland Ave. S., Birmingham 205-939-5551 www.verandaonhighland.com

Thai House Restaurant

Zen Yogurt & Smoothies

Ted’s Cafeteria Restaurant

2131 Seventh Ave. S., Birmingham 205-822-9019 The Market Café

1930 Edwards Lake Rd., Birmingham 205-661-0904

1801 5th Ave. S., Ste. 115, Birmingham 205-701-1161, www.zen.yogurt.com Zoe’s Kitchen - Downtown

5961 Chalkville Mountain Lane, Trussville, 205-655-8006 5974 Chalkville Rd., Birmingham 205-661-3318

1214 Decatur Hwy, Ste 112, Fultondale 205-808-4431 Golden Rule Barbecue Trussville

120 South Chalkville Rd., Trussville 205-655-4849 www.goldenrulebbq.com Gyros Café

5614 Chalkville Rd, Trussville 205-856-2424 Habaneros Mexican GrillGardendale

835 Odum Rd., Ste. 115, Gardendale, 205-608-2168 Home Field sports Grill

1501 Decatur Hwy, Fultondale 205-841-6500

1819 5th Ave. N., Birmingham 205-252-5200, www.zoeskitchen.com

Jalisco Mexican Restaurante

1312 Cobb Lane, Birmingham 205-939-1312, www.jclyde.com

Fultondale, Gardendale, Northwest, Trussville

Jim N Nick’s Bar B Q - Gardendale

The Red Cat Coffeehouse

Cafe on Main

2817 2nd Ave. S., Birmingham 205-715-0034 The J. Clyde

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218 Main St., Ste. 110, Trussville 205-655-0330 www.cafeonmainfood.com

325 Walker Chapel Plaza, Fultondale 205-849-2137 915 Odum Rd., Gardendale 205-608-3315, www.jimnnicks.com

Jim N Nick’s Bar B Q - Trussville

1660 Gadsden Hwy., Birmingham 205-661-3100, www.jimnnicks.com

Dining Joel’s Restaurant

Ming’s Garden

1046 Main St., Gardendale, 205-631-7746

Airport, Centerpoint, Eastwood, Irondale, Leeds

Konomi

Moe’s Southwest Grill – Trussville

Alfredo’s Pizza Café

5870 Trussville Crossing Blvd, Ste. 102, Trussville, 205-655-9669, www.moes.com

7001 Crestwood Blvd, Irondale 205-591-1410

Neighborhood Sports Grille

Cedar Post Restaurant

961 Main St., Gardendale, 205-631-2600

1423 Gadsden Hwy, Ste. 131, Trussville 205-655-1018, www. neighborhoodsportsgrille.com

Milo’s Hamburgers - Forestdale

Porky’s Pride Smoke House

Costa’s Famous Bar-B-Que Huffman Centerpoint

312 Main St., Trussville, 205-655-8248 5870 Trussville Crossings Blvd., Birmingham, 205-661-1821 Lee Garden Chinese Restaurant

1423 Gadsden Hwy, Ste. 111, Trussville 205-655-1138 Main St. Cafe

1710 Center Point Rd., Birmingham 205-854-7008

1120 Forestdale Blvd., Forestdale 205-798-6363 www.miloshamburgers.com

2516 Walker Chapel Rd., Fultondale 205-849-5122

613 Springville Rd., Birmingham 205-853-9933, www.costasfamous.com

Red Lantern Chinese Restaurant

Crestwood Coffee Company

Milo’s Hamburgers - Gardendale

311 Main St., Trussville, 205-655-0736

604 Fieldstown Rd., Gardendale 205-608-0050 www.miloshamburgers.com

Milo’s Hamburgers - Roebuck

209 Gadsden Hwy., Birmingham 205-833-6363 www.miloshamburgers.com

Milo’s Hamburgers - Trussville

5887 Trussville Crossing Pkwy., Birmingham, 205-661-2100 www.miloshamburgers.com

Sal’s Italian Restaurant

256 Gadsden Hwy., Birmingham 205-833-9272 Tomato Pie Pizzeria

5880 Trussville Crossings Blvd., Ste. 100, Birmingham, 205-655-4900 Woody’s Barbeque

8156 Gadsden Hwy., Trussville 205-655-3343

5512 Crestwood Blvd., Birmingham 205-595-0300, www.myspace.com/ crestwoodcoffee El Cazador Mexican Grill

1540 Montclair Rd., Birmingham 205-951-1205 Golden Palace

7001 Crestwood Blvd., Ste. 606, Birmingham, 205-595-6868 Golden Rule Barbecue Irondale

2504 Crestwood Blvd., Irondale 205-956-2678, www.goldenrulebbq.com

Ta s t e . L a u g h . L i v e . We offer the very best seafood, steaks, chicken & pasta specialties. Come taste why we’ ve been pleasing guests for over 60 years.

139 S tate Farm PKW Y. Birmingham, AL 35209 20 5 - 9 1 6 -0777 l andry s s e a f o od . com

800.458.8085 | www.inbirmingham.org

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Dining VJ’s CaFe on tHe runway

5100 East Lake Blvd., Birmingham 205-808-0582

Homewood, Mountain Brook, inverness aCapulCo Bar and grill

430 Green Springs Hwy., Birmingham 205-941-1183 aMore ristorante italiano

5510 Hwy. 280, Ste. 116, Birmingham 205-437-1005 anotHer Broken egg CaFe

2418 Montevallo Rd., Birmingham 205-871-7849 www.anotherbrokenegg.com austie’s deli

3800 Colonnade Pkwy., Ste. 120, Birmingham, 205-969-1046 aVo golden rule BarBeCue pinson

4437 Pinson Valley Pkwy., Birmingham 205-520-0502, www.goldenrulebbq.com HaBaneros MexiCan grill, trussVille

1477 Gadsden Hwy, #126, Birmingham 205-655-7380 HaCienda MexiCan grill

1676 Montclair Rd., Birmingham 205-956-2550 www.haciendamexicangrill.com HaMBurger HeaVen

1703 Crestwood Blvd., Birmingham 205-951-3570 irondale CaFe, tHe original wHistlestop CaFe

1906 1st Ave. N., Irondale 205-956-5258, www.irondalecafe.com ken’s HiCkory pit BarBeCue

4817 Pinson Valley Pkwy., Birmingham 205-853-6488 krispy kreMe dougHnuts

8601 First Ave. N., Birmingham 205-836-3251 legends sMokeHouse

Milo’s HaMBurgers - eastwood

1530 Montclair Rd., Birmingham 205-951-2889 www.miloshamburgers.com Munoz MexiCan grill

6662 Hwy. 75, Ste. 209, Pinson 205-681-6992 old sMokey Bar-B-Q

7323 Pkwy. Dr., Leeds, 205-699-7904 roadside Bar B Q riBs & CHiCken

7303 1st Ave. N., Birmingham 205-833-9616

saMMy’s sandwiCH sHop

4921 Messer Airport Hwy., Birmingham 205-591-1462 sHangri-la restaurant

4500 Montevallo Rd., Ste. B103, Birmingham, 205-951-3168 sHerry’s eastgate CaFe

1603 Center Point Pkwy., Birmingham 205-853-0029 steel City Bar & grill

5000 10th Ave. N., Birmingham 205-591-6900

6633 Old Springville Rd., Pinson 205-681-1122, www.legendssmokehouserestaurant.com

tHree oaks deli

Magnolia grille restaurant

Villa Fiesta MexiCan restaurant

5320 Beacon Dr, Rime Garden Inn, Irondale, 205-951-1250 or 951-1223 66 Birmingham TourisT Guide

4500 Montevallo Rd., Ste. E105, Birmingham, 205-951-0109 7950 Crestwood Blvd, Irondale 205-956-3607

2721 Cahaba Rd., Mountain Brook 205-871-8212, www.avorestaurant.com BaMBinelli’s italian CaFe

2031 Cahaba Rd., Mountain Brook 205-871-2423 Billy’s Bar & grill

2012 Cahaba Rd., Mountain Brook 205-879-2238, www.billysbarandgrill.com BlaCk pearl asian Cuisine

3419 Colonnade Pkwy. Ste. 600, Birmingham, 205-262-9888 Bongiorno italian restaurant

68 Church St., Ste. A, Birmingham 205-879-5947 www.bongiornoitalianrestaurant.com Brio tusCan grille

591 Brookwood Village, Birmingham 205-879-9177, www.brioitalian.com Cap’s deli

250 Green Springs Hwy., Homewood 205-942-8040, www.capsdeli.com CarraBBa’s italian grill

4503 Riverview Pkwy., Birmingham 205-980-1016, www.carrabbas.com CHen express

221 Country Club Park, Birmingham 205-871-7588 CHez lulu/Continental Bakery

1911 Cahaba Rd., Mountain Brook 205-870-7011, www.continentalbakeryandchezlulu.com

Dining CHop suey inn

daniel george

dyron’s lowCountry

587 Brookwood Village, Birmingham 205-259-1980 www.thecocinasuperior.com

daVenport’s pizza palaCe

edgar’s old style Bakery

Costa’s FaMous Bar-B-Que wildwood

daVe’s pizza

813 Green Springs Hwy., Ste. F, Homewood, 205-942-9782 CoCina superior

215 Lakeshore Pkwy., Homewood 205-263-0145 Courtyard 280 oyster Bar & grill

4643 Hwy. 280, Ste. M, Birmingham 205-980-9891 Crape Myrtle’s CaFe

2837 Culver Rd., Mountain Brook 205-871-3266 www.danielgeorgerestaurant.com 2837 Cahaba Rd., Mountain Brook 205-879-8603 1819 29th Ave. S., Homewood 205-871-3283 deMetri’s Bar-B-Q

1901 28th Ave. S., Homewood 205-871-1581 www.birminghammenus.com/demetris/ deVinCi’s pizza

2721 18th St. S., Homewood, 205-879-7891

2707 18th St. S., Homewood 205-879-1455

Crazy CaJuns’ Boiling pot

disH’n it out

125 Inverness Plaza, Birmingham 205-408-0630 Crestline Bagel and pizza

66 Church St. Ste. B, Birmingham 205-871-4583 Crestline seaFood

63 Church St., Mountain Brook 205-637-7460

1113 Dunston Ave, Birmingham 205-871-5444, www.dishnitout.com dodiyos

1831 28th Ave. S., Ste. 110, Homewood 205-453-9300, www.dodiyos.com dragon restaurant

114 Wildwood Pkwy., Homewood 205-945-8711

121 Oak St., Birmingham 205-834-8257 www.dyronslowcountry.com 3499 Colonnade Pkwy., Birmingham 205-987-0790 www.edgarsbakery.com edgewood CreaMery

936 Oxmoor Rd., Homewood 205-874-1999 el poBlano MexiCan restaurant

2499 Rocky Ridge Rd., Cahaba Heights 205-823-0447 el sol Cantina & taQueria

328 Valley Ave, Homewood 205-945-4900

Fire restaurant, neigHBorHood Bar and grill

Crestline Village, 212 Country Club Park, Birmingham, 205-802-1410 FisH Market restaurant

5407 Hwy. 280, Birmingham 205-980-8600 www.fishmarketrestaurant.com

Come explore the inspired American food of Zea Rotisserie & Grill — from Garlic and Herb Glazed Rotisserie Chicken to Thai Ribs and so much more. Mention this ad and receive a free chef’s choice appetizer or dessert with the purchase of two entrees. 595 Brookwood Village Mall | Homewood, AL 35209 205.380.3118

Inspired American Food 800.458.8085 | www .inbirmingham.org 67 zearestaurants.com

Dining Iz Cafe Altadena

4700 Cahaba River Rd., Birmingham 205-262-9733 www.birminghammenus.com/cafeiz Iz Cafe Rocky Ridge

2518 Rocky Ridge Rd., Birmingham 205-979-7522 www.birminghammenus.com/iztoo Jackson’s Bar & Bistro

1831 28th Ave. S., Ste. 175, Homewood 205-870-9669 Jade Palace Chinese Restaurant

330 Inverness Corners, Birmingham 205-980-8001

Jim N Nick’s Bar B Q - Greystone

2831 Greystone Commerical Blvd., Birmingham, 205-991-1306 www.jimnnicks.com

Jim N Nick’s Bar B Q - Homewood Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar

103 Summit Blvd., Birmingham 205-262-9463 www.flemingssteakhouse.com

FLIP Modern Burger Boutique

220 Summit Blvd., Ste. 140, Birmingham 205-968-2000 www.flipburgerboutique.com Food Studio B

5511 Hwy 280, #109, Birmingham 205-965-3682, www.foodstudiob.com Fresh Market

4740 Hwy. 280, #6, Birmingham 205-991-0294, www.freshmarket.com Full Moon Bar-B-Que Homewood

337 Valley Ave., Homewood 205-945-9997 Full Moon Bar-B-Que - Hwy. 280

4635 Hwy. 280 S., Birmingham 205-991-7328, www.fullmoonbbq.com Gardens Cafe

2612 Lane Park Rd., Birmingham 205-871-1000 Georges Lebanese & American Cuisine

44 Green Springs Hwy., Homewood 205-942-1962, www.georgeslebanese.com GianMarco’s

721 Broadway St., Homewood 205-871-9622 68 Birmingham Tourist Guide

Gilchrist Drug Company

2805 Cahaba Rd., Birmingham 205-871-2181 Hamburger Heaven

5303 Hwy. 280, Birmingham 205-981-6402 www.hamburgerheavenrestaurant.com Hamburger Heaven

180 Oxmoor Blvd, Homewood 205-941-1668 Hogan’s Irish Pub & Grill

507 Cahaba Park Circle, Ste. B, Birmingham, 205-995-0533 Homewood Diner

162 Oxmoor Rd., Homewood 205-941-9444 http://homewooddiner.blogspot.com Homewood Gourmet

1919 28th Ave S, #103, Homewood 205-871-1620 Hunan Cuisine Chinese Restaurant

5510 Hwy. 280 S., Ste. 113-114, Birmingham, 205-437-1000 www.hunancuisinebham.com Hunan Wok

429 Green Springs Hwy., Ste. 121, Homewood, 205-941-9808 Ixtapa Mexican Restaurant

4673 Hwy. 280, Birmingham 205-980-8266 http://intercoups.com/menu/ixtapa/

220 Oxmoor Rd., Homewood 205-942-3336, www.jimnnicks.com Jinsei Sushi Bar & Lounge

1830 29th Ave. S., Ste. 125, Homewood 205-802-1440, www.jinseisushi.com Johnny Ray’s Bar-B-Que

3431 Colonnade Pkwy., Ste. 500, Birmingham, 205-967-0099 www.johnnyrays.com Kobe Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar

3501 Grandview Pkwy, Birmingham 205-298-0200, www.ekobe.com Kosher Cafe

3960 Montclair Rd., Birmingham 205-386-3130

Dining La Dama Pizzeria

Milo’s Hamburgers - Homewood

La Paz Restaurante

Ming’s Cuisine

La Sabrosita

Miss Myra’s Pit Barbecue

Landry’s Seafood House

Moe’s Original BBQ & Blues Revue

Leonardo’s Italian Restaurant

Momma Goldberg’s Deli

8000 Liberty Pkwy., Ste. 102, Vestavia Hills, 205-967-7729 www.ladamapizzeria.com 99 Euclid Ave, Birmingham 205-879-2225, www.lapazbham.com 293 West Valley Ave., Homewood 205-290-0511 139 State Farm Pkwy., Homewood 205-916-0777 www.landrysseafoodhouse.com 2520 Rocky Ridge Rd., Birmingham 205-979-6996 Lloyd’s Restaurant

5301 Hwy. 280 S., Birmingham 205-991-5530 Los Compadres Mexican Restaurant

308 Oxmoor Rd., Homewood 205-945-8002 Lovoy’s Restaurant & Lounge

1830 29th Ave. S., Ste. 160, Homewood 205-870-9811, www.lovoys.com MAFIAoZA’s Pizzeria & Neighborhood Pub

2 Dexter Ave., Birmingham 205-414-7878, www.mafiaozas.com

208 State Farm Pkwy., Homewood 205-945-8008 www.miloshamburgers.com 514 Cahaba Park Cir, Birmingham 205-991-3803

3278 Cahaba Heights Rd., Birmingham 205-967-6004 2501 Rocky Ridge Rd., Birmingham 205-822-2773 www.moesoriginalbbq.com 2829 18th St. S., Homewood 205-834-8871 www.mommagoldbergsdeli.com Mountain Brook Creamery

2715 Cahaba Rd., Mountain Brook 205-870-0092 Mr. Wang’s Restaurant

Mudtown

810 Inverness Corners, Birmingham 205-437-1999, www.ontapsportscafe.com

3144 Green Valley Rd., Birmingham 205-967-3300 Nabeel’s Cafe & Market

1706 Oxmoor Rd., Homewood 205-879-9292, www.nabeels.com

Marta’s Bakery

New York Pizza

Max’s Deli

O.T.s on Acton Neighborhood Grill

3431 Colonnade Pkwy., Ste. 400, Birmingham, 205-968-7600 www.maxsdelionline.com McCormick & Schmick’s

719 Shades Creek Pkwy., Birmingham 205-871-5171 www.mccormickandschmicks.com Michael’s Restaurant @ Aloft Hotel

1903 29th Ave. S., Homewood 205-874-8055, www.eatatmichaels.com Mike’s Hot Dogs

2701 18th St. S., Homewood 205-868-4728

Olexa’s

Mountain Brook Village, 2838 Culver Rd., Birmingham, 205-871-2060

Naji’s Pita Gourmet Restaurant

3936 Crosshaven Dr, Birmingham 205-969-2253

2831 18th St. S., Homewood 205-870-1198, www.ohenryscoffee.com

217 Lakeshore Pkwy., Homewood 205-945-9000 www.mrwangsbuffet.com

Maki Fresh

2800 Cahaba Village Plaza, Birmingham 205-970-3242, www.makifresh.com

O’Henry’s Coffees - Downtown Homewood

166 West Valley Ave, Homewood 205-945-6001 1010 Oxmoor Rd., Homewood 205-871-4000

2409 Acton Rd., Ste. 129, Birmingham 205-822-2062 Oak Hill Bar & Grill

2835 18th St. S., Homewood 205-870-8277 O’Carr’s Deli

On Tap Sports Cafe - Inverness

Ore

1115 Dunston Ave., Birmingham 205-745-3920, www.orebham.com Otey’s Tavern

224 Country Club Park, Birmingham 205-871-8435 Out Takes

2902 18th St. S., Ste. B, Homewood 205-871-9995, www.outtakesdeli.com Over Easy

358 Hollywood Blvd, Homewood 205-639-1910, www.eatovereasy.com P. F. Chang’s

233 Summit Blvd., Birmingham 205-967-0040, www.pfchangs.com Pablo’s Restaurante & Cantina

3439 Colonnade Pkwy., Birmingham 205-969-1411

2909 18th St. S., Homewood 205-879-2196 www.birminghammenus.com/ocarrs

Petruccelli’s Italian Eatery

O’Carr’s Deli

Pho Que Huong Vietnamese Restaurant

3152 Cahaba Heights Village Rd., Birmingham, 205-967-4173 www.ocarrs.com

10 Meadowview Dr., Birmingham 205-991-7455, www.petruccellis.com

430 Green Springs Hwy., Ste. 15, Homewood, 205-942-5400

800.458.8085 | www.inbirmingham.org

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Dining Saw’s BBQ

The Olive Branch

Soho Sweets

Tracy’s

Steele’s

Village Tavern

1008 Oxmoor Rd., Homewood 205-879-1937 1830 29th Ave. S., Ste. 110, Homewood 205-871-4420 8 Perimeter Park S., Birmingham 205-972-8602 Stone’s Throw Bar & Grill

3 Mt Laurel Ave., Birmingham 205-995-0512 www.stonesthrowgrill.com Superior Grill

4701 Hwy. 280 S., Birmingham 205-991-5112 www.superiorgrillbirmingham.com/ Purple Onion Deli & Grill Homewood

Surin 280

479 Green Springs Hwy., Homewood 205-941-9979

16 Perimeter Park S., Birmingham 205-968-8161

Red Pearl Restaurant

Surin of Thailand

243 West Valley Ave., Homewood 205-945-9558

64 Church St., Birmingham 205-871-4531, www.surinofthailand.com

Richard’s Bar-B-Q & Grill

Sweet Bones Alabama

2409 Acton Rd., Ste. 153, Birmingham 205-979-6057 River City Grille

Birmingham Marriott, 3590 Grandview Pkwy., Birmingham, 205-968-3775 Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse

245 Summit Blvd., Birmingham 205-970-3022 www.sweetbonesalabama.com Taipei 101 Sushi and Asian Bistro

471 Green Springs Hwy, Homewood 205-912-7037

2300 Woodcrest Place, Homewood 205-879-9995, www.ruthschris.com

Taqueria Guzman (also referred to as The Taco Truck)

Sabor Latino Restaurant & Lounge

Taqueria Mi Casita

215 W. Valley Ave., Homewood

112 Green Springs Hwy., Homewood 205-942-9480

360 Palisades Blvd., Homewood 205-870-4406

Salem’s Diner

Tavern on the Summit

2913 18th St. S., Homewood 205-877-8797, www.salemsdiner.com

225 Summit Blvd. Ste. 100, Birmingham 205-298-1222

Salsarita’s Fresh Cantina

Taziki’s Greek Fare -Mt. Brook

1831 28th Ave. S., Ste. 160, Homewood 205-870-9373, www.salsaritas.com Sam’s Super Sandwiches

2812 18th St. S., Homewood 205-871-0046

Satterfield’s Restaurant

3161 Cahaba Heights Rd., Ste. 113, Birmingham, 205-969-9690 www.satterfieldsrestaurant.com Savage’s Bakery & Restaurant

2916 18th St. S., Homewood 205-871-4901, www.savagesbakery.net 70 Birmingham Tourist Guide

2737 Hwy. 280, Ste. 121, Birmingham 205-870-0455, www.tazikis.net Taziki’s Greek Fare

3439 Colonnade Pkwy., Ste. 1700, Birmingham, 205-968-6622 The Back Nine Clubhouse & Grille

3236 Cahaba Heights Rd., Birmingham 205-967-4600 75 Church St., Birmingham 205-803-3005 101 Summit Blvd., Birmingham 205-970-1640, www.villagetavern.com Wan’s Chinese

3154 Heights Village, Birmingham 205-968-3988 Yankee Pizzeria

3144 Heights Village, Birmingham 205-967-6266 Yolo Dessert Bar

619 Brookwood Village, Homewood 205-414-9696, www.yolodessertbar.com Zea Rotisserie & Grill

595 Brookwood Village, Birmingham 205-380-3118, www.zearestaurants.com Zoe’s Kitchen - Crestline

225 Country Club Park, Birmingham 205-871-0060, www.zoeskitchen.com Zoe’s Kitchen - Homewood

1830 29th Ave. S., Ste. 155, Homewood 205-870-1100, www.zoeskitchen.com Zoe’s Kitchen - Summit

323 Summit Blvd., Birmingham 205-967-5800, www.zoeskitchen.com

Bessemer, West Bob Sykes Barbeque

1724 9th Ave. N., Bessemer 205-426-1400, www.bobsykes.com Bob Sykes BBQ - Tannehill

12632 Confederate Pkwy., Mc Calla 205-477-4121, www.bobsykes.com Bryant’s Seafood Restaurant

3096 Allison Bonnett Memorial Dr, Hueytown, 205-491-5652 Drummond’s Hickory Grill

2910 Morgan Rd., Ste. 100, Bessemer 205-424-6639

611 Doug Baker Blvd., Ste. 105, Birmingham, 205-981-4588 www.myspace.com/loungeguy

Furnace Masters Restaurant

The Cheesecake Factory

G. W.’s Steakhouse

236 Summit Blvd., Birmingham 205-262-1800

12632 Confederate Pkwy, McCalla 205-477-4121 1408 Hueytown Rd., Hueytown 205-497-2822

Dining Top That Grille II

1371 Bessemer Rd., Birmingham 205-923-2422 Uncle Sam’s Barbecue

3043 Allison Bonnett Memorial Dr, Hueytown, 205-491-1333 www.unclesamsbbq.com

Hoover, Vestavia Agave Mexican Grill

1694 Montgomery Hwy., Ste. 142, Hoover 205-824-9410 Ali Baba Deli & Grill

1694 Montgomery Hwy, #110, Hoover (205) 823-2222 www.alibabagrillkabob.com Amigo’s Mexican Grill

3659 Lorna Rd, #133, Hoover 205-682-8090 Baker’s Famous Pizza Glory’s Family Dining

6509 EJ Oliver Blvd., Fairfield 205-786-5500 Golden Dragon I

Muffalletta’s Pizza and Pasta

1810 9th Ave. N., Bessemer 205-424-9901 Niki’s West

2227 Bessemer Rd., Birmingham 205-788-8730

233 Finley Ave. W., Birmingham 205-252-5751

Golden Rule BBQ

Pike’s Hickory Pit

2201 4th Place W., Birmingham Habanero’s Mexican Grill

3048 Allison Bonnett Memorial Dr., Hueytown, 205-491-9974 Jade Garden

5031 Ford Pkwy., Ste. 103, Bessemer 205-428-5878 Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

96 Weibel Dr., Midfield, 205-923-2016 Lena’s Ole Hickory Restaurant

3103 Ensley Five Points W. Ave., Birmingham, 205-781-7837 Mama Peps Kitchen

137 6th Ave. SW., Ste. C, Birmingham 205-583-4775 Milo’s Hamburgers - Bessemer

757 Academy Dr., Bessemer 205-426-1650 www.miloshamburgers.com

Milo’s Hamburgers - Fairfield

6600 EJ Oliver Blvd., Fairfield 205-788-6456

515 West Town Plaza, Bessemer 205-428-1538 Rabbit’s Bar B Que

9760 15th St. Rd., Hueytown 205-491-8498 Railroad Cafe

757 Shades Mountain Plaza, Hoover 205-822-4848 Bellini’s Ristorante

6801 Cahaba Valley Rd., Hoover 205-981-5380, www.ourbellinis.com Bistro V

521 Montgomery Hwy., Ste. 113, Vestavia Hills, 205-823-1505 Bluff Park Diner

591 Shades Crest Rd., Birmingham 205-824-4320 Bonefish Grill

3430 Galleria Circle, Hoover 205-985-9545, www.bonefishgrill.com

1205 Lake Dr. SE., Ste. 111, Bessemer 205-424-1073

Brock’s

San Antonio Grill

Cafe Lazio

Sassafras Market & Coffee

Cajun Steamer Bar and Grill

Smokehouse Steak & Seafood Restaurant

Carino’s Italian Grill

4760 Eastern Valley Rd, Ste. 140, McCalla 205-477-1110 100 Frankfurt Circle, Ste A and B, Birmingham, 205-290-7400

348 Finley Ave. W., Birmingham 205-323-6427 or 328-2247

4000 Grand Ave., Hoover, 205-949-3051 181 Main St., Ste. 241, Hoover 205-403-7480, www.cafelazio.net 180 Main St., Ste. 200, Hoover 205-985-7785, www.cajunsteamer.com 4330 Creekside Ave., Hoover 205-560-0505, www.carinos.com Chicory Grille

1002 4th Ave. N., Bessemer, 205-424-9210

1000 Riverchase Galleria, Hoover 205-444-5739, www.wynfrey.com

The Bright Star

China Ben

Stadium Grill

304 19th St. N., Bessemer 205-424-9444, www.thebrightstar.com

790 Hwy. 31 S., Ste. 102, Vestavia Hills 205-823-8920 800.458.8085 | www.inbirmingham.org

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Dining Formosa Chinese Restaurant

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

Frio en La Paz

La Dolce Vita

2109 Lorna Ridge Ln., Hoover 205-979-6684 or 979-6687

(Scheduled to open May 2011) 700 Montgomery Hwy, #188 Vestavia Hills Full Moon Bar-B-Que - Hoover

2000 Patton Chapel Rd., Hoover 205-822-6666 Gabriel’s Spirited Cafe

3706 Lorna Rd., Hoover 205-985-0983, www.gabrielscafe.net Giano’s Italian Deli

1919 Kentucky Ave., Ste. 121, Vestavia Hills, 205-979-3401

1990 New Patton Chapel Rd., Hoover 205-822-8272 1851 Montgomery Hwy. S., Ste. 107, Birmingham, 205-985-2909 La Fiesta

1941 Hoover Court, Ste. A, Hoover 205-979-7314 Mandarin House

1550 Montgomery Hwy., Ste. O, Hoover 205-822-1761 Michael’s Steaks & Seafood

3340 Galleria Circle, Hoover 205-982-0144

Milo’s Hamburgers - Vestavia

Ginza Sushi & Korean BBQ

5291 Valleydale Rd., Ste. 101, Hoover 205-981-1616

1449 Montgomery Hwy., Vestavia Hills 205-823-6456 www.miloshamburgers.com

Golden Rule Barbecue Hoover

Moe’s Original BBQ

1571 Montgomery Hwy., Hoover 205-823-7770, www.goldenrulebbq.com

2341 John Hawkins Pkwy., Ste. 117, Hoover 205-985-8841 www.moesoriginalbbq.com

Habaneros Mexican GrillHoover

Mr. P’s Butcher Shop & Deli

3443 Lorna Rd., Hoover, 205-978-1603

1601 Montgomery Hwy., Hoover 205-979-7772

813 Shades Crest Rd., Hoover 205-823-6136

Dale’s Southern Grill

Hunan Garden

Mugshots Bar & Grill

China Doll 2

2656 Valleydale Rd., Hoover 205-980-7151 Chipotle Mexican Grill

1759 Montgomery Hwy., Hoover 205-982-4833< www.chipotle.com Costa’s Mediterranean Cafe

700 Montgomery Hwy., Ste. 156, Vestavia Hills, 205-987-4757 Dave’s Deli

1615 Montgomery Hwy., Ste. 124, Hoover 205-822-8000 Diplomat Delicatessen & Spirits

1413 Montgomery Hwy., Ste. 101, Vestavia Hills, 205-979-1515 Donatos Pizza

629 Montgomery Hwy, Vestavia Hills 205-824-1112 Edgar’s Old Style Bakery

180 Main St., Ste. 240, Hoover 205-987-0790, www.edgarsbakery.com Firebirds Rocky Mountain Grill

191 Main St., Hoover 35244-5060 205-733-2002 www.firebirdsrestaurants.com Fish Market Restaurant

1681 Montgomery Hwy., Hoover 205-823-3474mwww. fishmarketrestaurant.com Formaggio’s Italian Bistro

1779-A Montgomery Hwy., Hoover 205-989-7999 72 Birmingham Tourist Guide

1851 Montgomery Hwy, Hoover 205-987-9499 Ichiban Japanese Steak House

620 Old Towne Rd., Vestavia 205-822-4646 Iron Horse Cafe

1694 Montgomery Hwy., Ste. 184, Birmingham, 205-978-5599 www.ironhorsecafe.net J. Alexander’s Restaurant

3320 Galleria Circle, Hoover 205-733-9995 or 733-9537 www.jalexanders.com

Jim N Nick’s Bar B Q - Riverchase

1810 Montgomery Hwy. S., Hoover 205-733-1300, www.jimnnicks.com Jubilee Joe’s Fresh Seafood Market & Restaurant

2341 John Hawkins Pkwy., Ste. 119, Hoover, 205-982-7797 www.jubileejoes.com

Klingler’s European Bakery & Cafe

621 Montgomery Hwy., Vestavia Hills 205-823-4560 www.birminghammenus.com/klinglers

1919 Kentucky Ave, #101, Vestavia Hills www.mugshotsgrillandbar.com On Tap Sports Cafe - Riverchase

1845 Montgomery Hwy., Ste. 207, Hoover, 205-988-5558 www.ontapsportscafe.com

Dining Shula’s Steak House

Wynfrey Hotel. 1000 Riverchase Galleria, Hoover, 205-444-5750 www.donshula.com/steakhouse/ birmingham/ Silver Coin Indian Grill

3321 Lorna Rd., Hoover, 205-823-9070 www.silvercoinusa.com Sol Azteca

1360 Montgomery Hwy., Ste. 128, Birmingham , 205-979-4902 Stix

3250 Galleria Circle, Hoover 205-982-3070 www.stixonline.com Sumo Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar

151 Main St., Hoover 205-444-1515

Taqueria Mexico

3724 Lorna Rd., Hoover, 205-989-5559 Organic Harvest Market & Cafe

1580 Montgomery Hwy., Ste. 12, Hoover 205-978-0318 Pablo’s Restaurante & Cantina

2760 John Hawkins Pkwy., Hoover 205-682-1211 Pappas’ Delicious Foods

1066 Montgomery Hwy., Vestavia Hills 205-823-4458 Purple Onion Deli & Grill Hoover

Taste of Thailand

3321 Lorna Rd., Ste. 3, Hoover 205-978-6863 Tecate Bar & Grill

612 Montgomery Hwy, #100 Vestavia Hills, 205-823-2399 The Pita Cafe

2801 Hwy. 150, Ste. 137J, Hoover 205-402-7482 Tip Top Grill

1550 Montgomery Hwy., Ste. P, Hoover 205-822-7322 www.purpleonionofhoover.com

588 Shades Crest Rd., Birmingham 205-978-8677

Ragtime Cafe

2801 John Hawkins Pkwy. Ste. 169R, Hoover, 205-403-9800

2080 Valleydale Rd., Ste. 4, Birmingham 205-988-5323

Tortugas Homemade Pizza

Up The Creek Fish Camp and Grill

1594 Montgomery Hwy., Ste. 102M, Hoover, 205-823-7206

2943 John Hawkins Pkwy., Hoover 205-988-0744 www.upthecreekfishcamp.com

Sanpeggio’s Pizza - Hoover

Wine’d Down

Sekisui Birmingham

Yuki Japanese Restaurant

Shane’s Rib Shack

Zapata Mexican Restaurant

Shipley’s Do-Nuts

Zoe’s Kitchen - Patton Creek

Salvatore’s Pizza

3435 S. Shades Crest Rd., Ste. 115, Hoover 205-403-0100 700 Montgomery Hwy, Vestavia Hills 205-978-7775 2673 Valleydale Rd – Hoover 205-874-6888, www.shanesribshack.com 2050 Greenvale Lane, Hoover 205-822-2142

180 Main St., Ste. 212, Hoover 205-988-9463, www.wineddown.com 2760 John Hawkins Pkwy., Hoover 205-402-9888 2005 Valleydale Rd., Ste. 3, Hoover 205-733-1115 180 Main St., Ste. 140, Hoover 205-989-4020, www.zoeskitchen.com

Birmingham Cafe Has Hollywood Ties As anyone who has ever cooked or eaten fried green tomatoes knows, preparing that Southern delicacy is something of an art form. The good ones are hot and tangy, gilded with a light golden crust. Just like they cook at the Irondale Café in Birmingham. The Irondale Café is the real life model for the fictional Whistle Stop Café in the hit movie Fried Green Tomatoes. The movie was drawn from the novel Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café, written by Birmingham native, author and actress Fannie Flagg. It is widely rumored that the story’s most colorful character, Idgie Threadgood, is loosely based on Flagg’s great aunt, Bess Fortenberry. Fortenberry owned and ran the Irondale Café for half a century. Tourists from around the world seek out the restaurant for its Idgie connection. Fried green tomatoes are always on the menu. www.irondalecafe.com

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Southside and Downtown Above

The Historic Redmont Hotel 2101 5th Ave. N., Birmingham 205-324-2101, www.theredmont.com Aqua Lounge & Nightclub

2824 5th Ave. S., Birmingham 205-714-8155 BaCCHUS CLUB & PUB

1925 11th Ave S., Birmingham 205-731-2582 facebook.com/ bacchus5pts Barking Kudu

2929 7th Ave. S., Birmingham 205-328-1748, www.barkingkudu.com Blue Monkey Lounge

1318 Cobb Lane S., Birmingham 205-933-9222 www.bluemonkeylounge.com BottleTree Cafe

3719 3rd Ave. S., Birmingham 205-533-6288, www.thebottletree.com Cantina Tortilla Grill

2901 2nd Ave. S., Ste. 110, Birmingham 205-323-6980 www.birminghammenus.com/cantina

Gable Square Saloon & Games

Chaser’s Sports Bar

817 24th Street, North, Birmingham 205-324-2425

803 9th Court S., Birmingham 205-251-0960, www.myspace.com/ gablesquaresaloon

Club 1120

Garage Cafe & Antiques

1036 20th St. S., Birmingham 205-324-1120

2304 10th Terrace S., Birmingham 205-322-3220

Club South

Innisfree Irish Pub

1102 10th St. S., Birmingham 205-251-0512 Courtyard Oyster Bar & Grill Southside

2015 Highland Ave. S., Birmingham 205-558-4995 Crush

2001 Highland Ave. S., Birmingham 205-558-4320 Dave’s Pub

1128 20th St. S., Birmingham 205-933-4030 Formaggio’s Italian Bistro

710 29th St. S., Birmingham 205-252-4255 www.innisfreepub.com Kelley’s Neighborhood Sports Grill

720 29th St. S., Birmingham 205-323-9786 La Cocina

2111 7th Ave. S., Birmingham 205-252-7626 Lou’s Pub & Package Store

726 29th St. S., Birmingham 205-322-7005

1713 10th Ave. S., Birmingham 205-933-7555, www.myspace.com/ formaggios

Marty’s

Fuego Cantina

Matthew’s Bar & Grill

1101 20th St. S., Birmingham 205-933-1544

1813 10th Court S., Birmingham 205-939-0045, www.martysbar.com 2208 Morris Ave., Birmingham 205-862-6261

Metro Bar & Music

2125 2nd Ave. N., Ste. 100, Birmingham 205-323-7995, www.myspace.com/ metrobistroandmarket Nana Funks

708 29th St. S., Birmingham 205-250-8003 Oasis

2807 7th Ave. S., Birmingham 205-323-5538, www.oasisbar.com Old Car Heaven

115 35th St. S., Birmingham 205-324-4545, www.oldcarheaven.com On Tap Sports Cafe - Lakeview

737 29th St. S., Birmingham 205-320-1225, www.ontapsportscafe.com Ona’s Music Room

2801 Second Ave S, Suite C, Birmingham 205-320-7006 www.onasmusicroom.com Our Place

2115 7th Ave. S., Birmingham 205-715-0077 Pale Eddie’s Pour House

2308 2nd Ave, North, Birmingham 205-555-1234 www.paleeddiespourhouse.com 800.458.8085 | www.inbirmingham.org

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After Dark The J. Clyde

1312 Cobb Lane, Birmingham 205-939-1312, www.jclyde.com The Nick

2514 10th Ave. S., Birmingham 205-252-3831 www.thenickrocks.com The Quest

416 24th St. S., Birmingham 205-251-4313 www.quest-club.com The Rare Martini

2839 7th Ave. S., Birmingham 205-323-0008 www.theraremartini.com The Wine Loft

2200 1st Ave. N., Birmingham 205-323-8228 www.wineloftbirmingham.com Upside Down Plaza

2012 Magnolia Ave. S., Birmingham 205-930-0333 WorkPlay

500 23rd St. S., Birmingham 205-879-4773, www.workplay.com Zydeco

2001 15th Ave. S., Birmingham 205-933-1032 www.zydecobirmingham.com

Parkside Cafe

4036 5th Ave S., Birmingham 205-595-0920 Platinum Club

821 2nd Ave. N., Birmingham 205-324-0791, www.platinum-bham.com Rags’ Italian Bistro

728 29th St. S., Birmingham 205-327-7247

The Break Restaurant & Billiards

1001 20th St. S., Birmingham 205-252-3779 The H Martini Bar

1023 20th St. S., Birmingham 205-933-9555 www.thehotelhighland.com/martini_ bar.htm

Fultondale, Gardendale, Northwest, Trussville Full House

2205 Decatur Hwy., Fultondale 205-849-9995 Home Field Sports Grill

1501 Decatur Highway, Fultondale 205-841-6500 Neighborhood Sports Grille

2312 2nd Ave. N., Birmingham 205-202-4151, www.roguetavern.com

1423 Gadsden Hwy, #131, Trussville 205-655-1018 www.neighborhoodsportsgrille.com

Speakeasy

The Yellow Rose/Woody’s

Steel Urban Lounge

Tipsy T’s Karaoke & Club

Stillwater Pub

Velma’s Place

Rogue Tavern

1920 3rd Ave. N., Birmingham 205-251-1506, www.speakeasy1920.com 2300 1st Ave. N., Birmingham 205-324-0666 www.steelurbanlounge.com 2109 7th Ave. S., Birmingham 205-202-5625, www.stillwaterpub.com 76 Birmingham Tourist Guide

800 Gadsden Highway, Birmingham 205-838-5666 1800 Tin Valley Circle, Birmingham 205-655-8184, www.myspace.com/ tipsyts 1911 Gadsden Hwy, Birmingham 205-661-0404 Photograph: (top) Taylor Christian Jones

Lakeview District

The Lakeview District is one of the top entertainment areas in town. Centered around 7th Avenue  South and 29th Street; this region of the city packs in the crowds every night. With live music, martini  bars, dance clubs and restaurants, the Lakeview District is the place to be any night of the week.

3|Lou’s Pub

Lou’s Pub and Package,  named one of the  “Best Bars in America”  by Esquire magazine,  is a one of a kind  neighborhood gathering  place in Lakeview. 726  29th Street South,  205.322.7005,  www.louspub.com

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The newest addition to the  Lakeview District, Slice is the  perfect place to enjoy a pizza  and a beer on the deck with  the best view of the city!  725 29th Street South

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5|Oasis Bar

Come to the Oasis, a local favorite known for  its daily live music and laid back atmosphere, and  play a game of darts and enjoy a drink! 2807 7th  Avenue South, 205.323.5538, www.oasisbar.com

After Dark Airport, Centerpoint, Eastwood, Irondale, Leeds Airport Inn Tavern

7502 5th Ave. N., Birmingham 205-836-9110 Bourbon St. Bar & Lounge

1568 Cooper Hill Rd., Birmingham 205-957-1006 Bubba’s Pub

2408 Carson Rd. Ste. A, Birmingham 205-853-9922 Crestwood Tavern

5500 Crestwood Blvd., Birmingham 205-510-0053 Tenampa Nightclub

5800 Oporto-Madrid Blvd., Birmingham 205-951-8200 Walker’s Restaurant/The Emergency Room Lounge

2100 Pinson Valley Pkwy., Birmingham 205-849-0704

Homewood, Mountain Brook, Inverness Billy’s Bar & Grill

2012 Cahaba Rd., Mountain Brook 205-879-2238 www.billysbarandgrill.com Black Market Bar

3411 Colonnade Parkway, Ste. 800, Birmingham, 205-967-8787 www.blackmarketbar280.com Cafe Firenze

110 Inverness Plaza, Birmingham 205-980-1315 www.myspace.com/cafefirenze

Courtyard 280 Oyster Bar & Grill

Jackson’s Bar & Bistro

4643 Highway 280, Ste. M, Birmingham 205-980-9891

1831 28th Ave. S., Ste. 175, Homewood 205-870-9669

Dram Whiskey Bar

Lucky’s Pub & Package

Fox & Hound Pub & Grill

MAFIAoZA’s Pizzeria and Neighborhood Pub

2721 Cahaba Rd., Mountain Brook 205-871-8055 www.dramwhiskeybar.com 3425 Colonnade Pkwy., Birmingham 205-968-3823 www.fhrg.com/FHRG.aspx Hogan’s Irish Pub & Grill

507 Cahaba Park Circle, Ste. B, Birmingham, 205-995-0533

704 Valley Ave., Homewood 205-945-1657

2 Dexter Avenue, Birmingham 205.414-7878, www.mafiaozas.com Oak Hill Bar & Grill

2835 18th St. S.,Homewood 205-870-8277 On Tap Sports Cafe - Inverness

810 Inverness Corners, Birmingham 205-437-1999 www.ontapsportscafe.com Otey’s Tavern

224 Country Club Park, Birmingham 205-871-8435 Satterfield’s Restaurant

3161 Cahaba Heights Rd, #113, Mountain Brook, 205.969-9690 www.satterfieldsrestaurant.com Starz Karaoke Lounge

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5 Points District

Visit Five Points South, one of Birmingham’s oldest entertainment and dining districts. Located in the heart  of the city, live music and some of the best dining to be found in the area are in historic Five Points.  From  casual to fine dining to low key bars to late night dancing spots, Five Points is not to be missed!

4|Newk’s Express Café

Newk’s Express Café provides a  variety of made-to-order menu  choices, available for in-café  dining, pick-up and catering. 611 Richard Arrington Blvd.  South, 205.323.0992,  www.newkscafe.com

1|The J. Clyde

This German-style Biergarten and  Parisian street café is one of a kind.  The  home of Birmingham’s largest outdoor  patio, the J. Clyde offers more craft beer  than any place in town. 1312 Cobb  Lane South, (205) 939-1312, www.jclyde.com

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Serving the best bar-b-que ribs you could  ever eat, don’t miss this local favorite and  come see for yourself why there  “Ain’t Nothing  Like ‘Em Nowhere!”  1427 14th Avenue South, 205.933.2133,  www.dreamlandbbq.com

6|METROPRIME Steakhouse

Birmingham's only local  steakhouse in Downtown  Birmingham. Serving up 100%  USDA hand-cut Prime steaks,  fresh Gulf seafood and great  wines. 1035 20th Street South   205.623.5288, opentable.com or metroprimesteak.com.

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WORTH THE SEARCH: The Garage Café

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e’re not sure how GQ magazine found The Garage Café---many locals can’t even find it---but they did. And when they did, they named it among the top 10 bars in the world worth flying for. That’s right…in the world. What started out in the 1920s as a storage area for chauffeur-driven cars, fell into shambles after WWII. In the 1970s after some repair, a local businessman opened an antiques showroom that overflowed into

a courtyard. He later added a small café/ bar for thirsty patrons. Since then, The Garage has been rather an underground hangout for the hip and interesting. Live music is often on the menu along with sandwiches and very cold beer. About the café, GQ reviewer John T. Edge wrote: The courtyard---a shamble of weed-choked baptismal fonts, headless marble nymphs and roll-top Nehi iceboxes enrobed in wisteria---calls to mind an Antiques Roadshow prop room overseen by a drunk with impeccable taste in detritus.

Put 2304 10th terrace South in your GPS, and see if it takes you there. If not, get directions from the bartender at 205-322-3220.

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9340 Helena Rd., Ste. C, Hoover 205-444-0261, www.pub261bar.com coMeDy cLub StArDoMe

1818 Data Drive, Hoover 205-444-0008, www.stardome.com

3706 Lorna Rd, Hoover, 205-985-0983 1694 Montgomery Hwy., Ste. 184, Birmingham, 205-978-5599, www.ironhorsecafe.net ivory’S

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585 Shades Crest Rd, Birmingham www.moonlightonthemtn.com

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3440 Galleria Circle, Hoover 205-988-3203 www.ontapsportscafe.com

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1615 Montgomery Highway, Birmingham 205-823-1488, www.redlinebar.com

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Hiking Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve Eleven miles of nature trails, ranging from easy to arduous, route visitors through this thousand-acre park. Hawk’s View Overlook is a moderate, three-mile, round-trip hike with a challenging incline. Along the way you’ll reach Cambrian Overlook and proceed with a switchback climb to a stunning vista of downtown Birmingham. The new Visitors Center offers lessons in nature and the environment and has exhibits including raptors, turtles and other native Alabama wildlife. The Visitor Center is open Tuesday – Saturday, 9am – 5pm; Sunday, 1pm – 5pm. Hiking trails are open daily, dawn to dusk. Donations welcome. 1214 81st Street South. 205-833-8264. www.ruffnermountain.org For more information: 205-833-8264 or www.ruffnermountain.org. Getting there: The center is at 1214 81st St. South in Birmingham’s East Lake area.

Dora’s Horse Creek Trail Constructed along an old railroad bed, this easy three-mile hiking trail runs from T.S. Boyd School to U.S. 78 at the Horse Creek Golf Course. It’s a combination of asphalt with an additional mile of unpaved nature trail. Five rest areas are along the route. Getting there: The school is at 23 Austin Circle.

Moss Rock Preserve This 250-acre preserve has boulders for climbers of all skill levels. It is home to four rare plant species, rock outcroppings, streams, waterfalls and wildlife. The wilderness within the preserve continues to improve as hardwoods grow and age and trails become more defined by continued use. Maps and signs help direct and guide difficulty. For maximum mileage, take the loop made up of the Blue and White Trails, which is a little more than 3 miles long. Or just spread out in the shady coolness of the preserve and picnic. Please remember to take only pictures and leave only footprints. For more information: 205-444-7866 or www.ci.hoover.al.us Getting there: From I-459 in Birmingham take Exit 10 onto Alabama 150. Turn east toward downtown Hoover. Turn left on Stadium Trace Parkway. Stay straight; this road becomes Sulphotograph: (Bottom Right) beth young

phur Springs Road. Go about two miles to the intersection with Preserve Parkway. This road leads to Moss Rock Preserve and to parking for the boulder field.

Oak Mountain State Park Alabama’s largest state park offers plenty of trails for hikers who want a peaceful outing apart from the mountain bikers. New park goers might want to try the EagleTrail or Treetop Nature Trail for starters, but those are only two of many. The Peavine Trail, four-and-a-half miles round trip, is moderate to difficult, but it’s still a popular hike because of the payoff: It leads to Peavine Falls, which cascade down a rock wall and splash into a pool below. Three suggested hiking loops begin at the North Trailhead. Maggie’s Loop is an easy twoand-a-half-mile walk. North Loop is three-anda-half miles long; it’s rated easy to moderate because of some ascents. Shackelford Loop is rated moderate to difficult because of its sixand-a-half-mile length. 800.458.8085 | www.inbirmingham.org

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outdoors Maps for these and other Oak Mountain trails are available at the park office. For more information: 205-620-2524 or www.alapark.com Getting to the front gate: Take exit 246 off I-65. Turn west onto Alabama 119, left at the first light on State Park Road. Follow one mile to stop sign, and turn left onto John Findley Road through the front gate into the park. Getting to the back gate: Take U.S. 280 to Alabama 119. Follow three miles to left turn at Oak Mountain Public Lake sign.

Steele’s Horse Pens 40 Horse Pens 40 is a 120-acre nature park atop Chandler Mountain, and one of the Southeast’s best boulder fields. There’s a warm-up field with relatively easy routes to the top as well as

more challenging climbs. Instructions on the rocks tell climbers how to start their ascents. A national bouldering competition held each fall draws hundreds of climbers from around the U.S. For more information: 256-570-0076 or www.hp40.com. Getting there: From I-59 North, take the Ashville exit. Go north on U.S. 231 for about four miles. Watch for signs. For RVs and campers, the easy way is to take I-59 to exit 174. Go north on Steele Station Road. At U.S. 11, take a left. You’ll soon see a sign at St. Clair 42. Take a right and go to the top of Chandler Mountain. After this road turns left, follow it for three miles to the entrance; look for signs.

Birmingham’s Vulcan Trail This easy one-mile paved trail in Alabama’s largest city runs from Vulcan Park to 11th Place South. It’s open to walkers, bikers and inline skaters and is wheelchair accessible. Pick up a map at the office. For more information: Call 205-933-1409 or visit www.vulcanpark.org. Getting there: From downtown Birmingham, head up 20th Street South toward Red Mountain. Look for a small parking lot on the right just before you reach Vulcan Park.

Fishing Birmingham was recently voted “Bass Capital of the World” by BASSMASTERS magazine, so you’re in a prime place to have a rod and reel. The state’s lakes offer up everything from largemouth and spotted bass, to saltwater stripes, crappie, catfish and bream. Bring your bait and tackle to these close-by lakes and rivers:

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Fishing License Info – Alabama fresh water and salt water fishing licenses can be ordered by phone by calling 888-848-6887 or by Internet at www.outdooralabama.com. Licenses also can be purchased at most bait and tackle shops. Short term, annual and lifetime fishing licenses are available for both fresh water and salt water fishing in Alabama.

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This 100-acre lake is home to largemouth bass, bream, catfish and crappie. Rental boats are available, and the lake has a ramp for anglers toting their own. Only electric trolling motors are allowed. Facilities include a fishing pier, restrooms, concessions, tackle, and live and artificial bait. For more information: 205-938-2124. Getting there: From Centreville take U.S. 82 to Alabama 5, turn right and travel north for seven-and-one-half miles, then turn left on Fishing Lake Road  which runs to the lake.

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Cahaba River This 191-mile free-flowing river is an ecological treasure and home to 135 fish species, including several which are rare and protected such as the Cahaba shiner and the gold-line darter. Cahaba River Society is a non-profit organization working to preserve this treasured waterway. Guided tours are offered. 205-322-5326 or www.cahabariversociety.org Bank fishing or canoe casting are good routes to finding fish. Here are a couple of places to rent canoes: Alabama Outdoors – Homewood store 205-870-1919, Pelham store 205-403-9191. Alabama Small Boats – 205-424-3634. Limestone Canoe Rental – 205-926-9672.

Lake Purdy This 1,050-acre lake is a quick trip from Birmingham. Some anglers consider it to be one of the best crappie-fishing lakes in the state. The Lake Purdy Fishing Marina is open seven days a week from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., except on Christmas and Thanksgiving, and 86 Birmingham Tourist Guide

sells bait, tackle, drinks and snacks, and rents flat-bottom johnboats, canoes, and pontoon boats, with life jackets and paddles. Getting there: From U.S. 280 east, turn left on Alabama 119. Travel four miles and turn left on Boat Launch Road. Follow to the Lake Purdy Fishing Marine.

Lay Lake This 12,000-acre lake, a short drive south of Birmingham, sports lots of open water and slews where you can cast a line. And fishing below Logan Martin Dam at the upper end of the lake often yields a good catch. Check www.adph.org for Lay Lake fish consumptions advisories. Getting there: Take U.S. 280 East to Harpersville and turn right at the traffic light onto Alabama 25. Follow to Columbiana and ask for directions.

Logan Martin Lake This 15,000-plus-acre lake east of Birmingham in the Coosa River chain offers up an abunphotograph: jeffrey greenberg

outdoors dance of fish along the banks, in the open water, and in the headwaters below Neely Henry Dam, especially when the turbines are running. Check www.adph.org for Logan Martin Lake fish consumptions advisories. Getting there: Logan Martin measures almost 50 miles long and winds between St. Clair and Talladega Counties about 30 miles east of Birmingham off I-20 East. There’s a marina and boat launch at the Riverside/Pell City Exit 162.

Oak Mountain State Park Two 85-acre stocked lakes are fertilized and open year-round, and the park rents johnboats and flat-bottom fishing boats with paddles and life preservers. Anglers with their own boats can use the park’s launches and their own electric trolling motors. The Fishing Center Store just inside the back gate and the Campground Country Store sell bait, tackle, drinks and snacks. For more information: Fishing Center Store 205620-2528 or Campground Store 205-620-2527.

Canoeing and Kayaking Cahaba River Alabama’s longest river is a great place to canoe or kayak. Just remember along the way that you’re sharing space with several rare and protected fish and the imperiled Cahaba Lily which once thrived across the southeast. Floating down the Cahaba’s gentle waters provides a pleasant respite and a close-up look at some of the interesting species. If you’re

looking to make a bigger splash, head to the river’s northernmost portions for some Level I-III whitewater rapids. Because shallower waters mark the Cahaba’s steep banks and rocky shoals, it’s best to go canoeing after a heavy rain. The Cahaba River Society hosts canoe trips down the river, including day trips, moonlight trips and overnight canoeing. Among the most popular outings are the Lily Trips, which run when the rare and endangered Cahaba Lily is in bloom, from mid-May to mid-June. All trips are free if you bring your own canoe, and reservations are required. For more information: Cahaba River Society, 205-322-5326 or www.cahabariversociety.org. For boat rentals: Alabama Small Boats, 205424-3634.

Locust Fork Just a short drive from Birmingham, Locust Fork is on the Black Warrior River. This is an excellent whitewater run with some very difficult rapids known as Double Trouble and House Rock. Beginners will do best to avoid these rapids. Beautiful limestone bluffs accent the rapids. The National Park Service places Locust Fork in the top two percent of rivers in the country for its recreational value, among other assets. Getting there: Take I-59 North to Tallapoosa Street Exit (Tarrant). Take Alabama Hwy. 79 North through Cleveland (about 40 minutes). Follow signs to Blountsville and cross the bridge over the Locust Fork River. Just past

ABOVE: People come from around the world to see the endangered Cahaba Lilies in bloom.

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outdoors the bridge on the right is King’s Bend. Turn into King’s Bend and follow the gravel road through the gate. For more information: www.flfr.org (Friends of Locust Fork River)

Mountain Biking Oak Mountain State Park Oak Mountain has a 17-mile mix of bike trails ranging from technical and tight single track, to fast roller coaster rides, to wide-open fire roads. You can download a map of Oak Mountain bike trails at www.bump.org, the Birmingham

Something You Should Know: • Birmingham was recently voted “America’s Bass Capital” by readers of BASSMASTER magazine. Anglers were asked to submit their choice for the country’s best “big city bassin’.” • “The Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama” makes Birmingham the only Deep South city on the North American Indy Racing League circuit. • The Alabama Theatre is a 1920s movie palace in the heart of downtown. The “Mighty Wurlitzer” pipe organ still rises from beneath the theater floor for audience entertainment and live accompaniment of silent movie screenings. • The University of Alabama at Birmingham’s University Hospital is among the world’s top kidney transplant centers.

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Urban Mountain Pedalers Web site. Here are some adventures to try: Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride – No hills along this justless-than-a-mile single-track trail, but there are some tight turns and narrow sections between trees. Foreplay – A half-mile-long smooth singletrack trail with one sharp S-turn followed by a bumpy – but short – downhill ride. Johnson’s Mountain – This hilly and woody single-track trail measures a little less than two miles. You’ll cross a creek via a bridge, then follow the creek until you climb the spine of the mountain’s first ridge, and have a quick descent along two remaining ridges. BUMP Trail – A single-track path climbing oneand-a-quarter miles to Red Road at the top of a ridge. It’s hilly but smooth at the bottom, and rocky, steep and technical at the top. Red Road – A fire road leading about five miles counterclockwise from the top of the BUMP Trail to the North Trailhead parking lot. The last two-and-one-half miles downhill will get your heart pounding. There are eight creek crossings. Rock Garden – A challenging trail, and you may see deer along the way. Family-Beginner Trail – A short loop built by BUMP to encourage young riders to take up the sport. The lollipop-shaped ride – with a spur and loop at the end – is about one-and-a-half miles long. There are a couple of stream crossings, but no road crossings, and a gentle grade. For more information: Call 620-2524. Getting to the front gate: Take exit 246 off I-65. Turn west onto Alabama 119, left at the first light on State Park Road. Follow one mile to stop sign, and turn left onto John Findley Road through the front gate into the park. Getting to the back gate: Take U.S. 280 to Alabama 119. Follow three miles to left turn at brown Oak Mountain Public Lake sign.

Railroad Park A 21-acre park in downtown Birmingham opened in September, giving the city a historically rich green space for recreation, concerts and cultural events.  Called the Railroad Park, the area is designed to highlight Birmingham’s development at the crossing of two railroad lines.  The park runs along a railroad corridor at First Avenue South from 14th to 18th Streets

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and includes a lake, a natural amphitheater and several playgrounds.  Ten acres of open lawn provide a strolling garden landscaped to bloom with various perennials throughout the year.  The park is an essential piece of a long-term plan that will give Birmingham the greatest amount of green space per capita than anywhere in the country. 

Nuthatch, the Green Heron, the Belted Kingfisher and many more. Birds of the Upper Cahaba brochures are available through the Greater Birmingham Convention & Visitors Bureau (800-458-8085).

Birding It’s somewhat amazing when we run across a birding visitor from Oregon who’s come to Birmingham to find cardinals, the beautiful but commonly seen birds we take for granted here. With a wealth of natural open areas around the region, birding is a hot hobby for locals and tourists. One of the most popular areas for viewing a variety of birds is along the Upper Cahaba River, just south of the city. The river provides an ideal habitat for many species of birds and is a migratory stopping point for many others. More than 400 species of birds have been identified in Alabama, many of them along the Cahaba Corridor. Bring along your binoculars, and you’re likely to spot the Eastern Bluebird, the American Goldfinch, the Brown-headed photograph: (top) arik sokol

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golf

Where to Tee Off

Golf Alpine Bay Golf 9855 Renfroe Road, Alpine, AL 35014 Phone: 256.268.2920 Located within the forests adjacent to Lake Logan Martin, this course features a contemporary clubhouse, lodge and restaurant as well as stunning scenery. No. of holes: 18 Par: 72 Yardage: 6,518 Rating/Slope: 69.9/126 Practice range: yes

Ballantrae Golf Club 1300 Ballantrae Club Drive, Pelham, AL 35124 Phone: 205.620.4653 Because not everybody can travel to Scotland to play golf, now there is Ballantrae. No. of holes: 18 Par: 72 Yardage: 7,310 Rating/Slope: 74.5/130 Practice Range: yes

Bent Brook Golf Course 7900 Dickey Springs Road, Bessemer, AL 35022 Phone: 205.424.2368, www.bentbrook.com Once a dairy farm, this beautiful course is located approximately 15-20 miles from downtown Birmingham. No. of holes: 27 Par: 36-36-35 Yardage: 6,000-7,000 Rating/Slope: 69.6/117, 70.2/121, 69.2/116 Practice range: yes On-site restaurant. All major credit cards accepted.

Capstone Club of Alabama 16000 Capstone Blvd., Brookwood, AL 35444 Phone: 205-462-0590 Located in Brookwood, Capstone is in between Birmingham and Tuscaloosa. Ranked third in the State of Alabama by Golfweek magazine, Capstone Club is a must play. No. of holes: 18

Castle Pines Country Club, LLC 1600 Quail Ridge Drive, Birmingham, AL 35071 Phone: 205.631.3140 Located in Gardendale, approximately 10 miles north of downtown Birmingham. No. of holes: 18 photograph: Nile Young

Par: 72 Yardage: 6,439 Rating/Slope: 70.6/124 Practice range: yes

Cedar Creek Golf Course 900 Cedar Creek Drive, Bessemer, AL 35023 Phone: 205.424.8450 An 18-hole course with large Bermuda greens located only 20 minutes from Birmingham. No. of holes: 18 Par: 72 Yardage: 6,004 Rating/Slope: 67.9/114 Practice range: yes Tee times required for weekends only. Visa and MasterCard are welcome.

Cumberland Lake Golf & Country Club 2150 Cumberland Lake Drive,Pinson, AL 35126 Phone: 205.680.4653 or 680.4650 This is a scenic course with lake and mountain views. It receives high marks for course variety. No. of holes: 18 Par: 72 Yardage: 6,655/6,422 Rating/Slope: 70.7/126, 69.1/123, 70.7/117 Practice range: yes 800.458.8085 | www.inbirmingham.org

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Golf Don A. Hawkins/Roebuck Municipal Golf Course 8920 Roebuck Blvd., Roebuck, AL 35206 Phone: 205.836.7318 This city park course, located only 10 miles from downtown Birmingham, is not only a challenging course, but also one of the city’s best bargains. No. of holes: 18 Par: 71 Yardage: 6,509 Rating/Slope: 68.5/137 Practice range: no No credit cards accepted.

Eagle Point Golf Club 4500 Eagle Point Drive, Birmingham, AL 35242 Phone: 205.991.9070, www.eaglepointgolfclub.com This course, created by architect Earl Stone, is located 15 miles from downtown Birmingham. No. of holes: 18 Par: 71 Yardage: 6,493 Rating/Slope: 70.1/119 Practice range: yes Tee times can be made five days in advance.

FarmLinks Golf Club 2200 FarmLinks Blvd., Sylacauga, AL 35150 Phone: 205.403.4653, www.farmlinksgolfclub.com FarmLinks is the world’s first research and demonstration course. The Hurdzan-Fry design offers a diverse layout with dramatic elevation changes and striking views of the mountains and lakes. Now you can Stay and Play in the Lodges at FarmLinks. Golfweek named FarmLinks in the top five public-access courses in Alabama. No. of holes: 18 Par: 72 Yardage: 7,444 Rating/Slope: 73/134 Practice Range: yes Overnight Accommodations: yes Tee times may be made up to 30 days in advance. American Express, Visa and MasterCard are accepted. Groups and outings welcome. Ask about our new Lodges and Stay and Play rates. Managed by Honours Golf.

Frank House Municipal Golf Course 801 Golf Course Road, Bessemer, AL 35022 Phone: 205.424.9540

Limestone Springs Golf Club Limestone Springs Golf Club is situated in an 800-acre resort style golf community located 30 miles north of Birmingham, Alabama. This Birmingham golf club features an 18-hole Jerry Pate signature golf course which is currently rated the No. 1 Public Golf Course in Alabama by GolfWeek and named to America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses by Golf Digest. The 7,000 yard championship golf course is nestled throughout 225 acres of the Appalachian Mountains. Limestone Springs is known for its exceptional course conditions, pristine Crenshaw bent grass greens, diverse layout and picturesque views.

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Golf An economical course located 15 miles from downtown Birmingham. No. of holes: 18 Par: 72 Yardage: 6,346-4,926 Rating/Slope: 60/119 Practice range: no All major credit cards are accepted.

Highland Park Golf Course 3300 Highland Avenue South Birmingham, AL 35205, Phone: 205.322.1902 www.highlandparkgolf.com Known as the oldest course in Alabama, Highland Park still sparkles from the 1998 restoration by renowned architect, Bob Cupp. It offers 18 enticing holes with uphill approach shots, heavily bunkered greens, lakes and beautiful vistas of the Birmingham skyline. No. of holes: 18 Par: 70 Yardage: 5,801 Rating/Slope: 68.1/128, 66.1/123, 63.8/114 Practice range: yes Practice Range on-site. Tee times may be made up to five days in advance. American Express, Visa and MasterCard are accepted. Groups and outings welcome. Managed by Honours Golf.

Horse Creek Golf Course 1745 Highway 78, Dora, AL 35062 Phone: 205.648.1499 A beautiful, newer course whose diverse landscapes make for quite a challenging day on the links. Located about 23 miles from downtown Birmingham. No. of holes: 18 Par: 72 Yardage: 6,552 Rating/Slope: 71.1/124 Practice range: yes Tee times can be made three days in advance. American Express, MasterCard and Visa are welcome.

Limestone Springs Golf Course 3000 Colonial Drive, Oneonta, AL 35121 Phone: 205.274.4653 Located northeast of Birmingham in Oneonta, this Jerry Pate design stretches almost 7,000 yards throughout the Appalachian Mountains with strategically placed bunkers and numerous lakes. Rated number 64 in “America’s photograph: (Top right) Ted Tucker; (Bottom Right) Nile Young

Greatest Public Golf Courses” by Golf Digest, it offers some of the most dramatic elevations and picturesque views in Alabama. No. of holes: 18 Par: 72 Yardage: 6,987 Rating/Slope: 74/139 Practice range: yes Tee times may be made up to 7 days in advance. American Express, Visa and MasterCard are accepted. Groups and outings welcome. Golf cottage sleeps 8, and is available for rental. Managed by Honours Golf. 800.458.8085 | www.inbirmingham.org

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Golf Magnolia Hills Golf Course

The Meadows Golf Course

315 Hwy 47 South, Columbiana, AL 35051 Phone: 205-670-0031, www.magnoliahillsgc.com Magnolia Hills Golf Course is an executive length full-service 18-hole course playing at an inflated par 68 over an executive distance of 3,625 yards. With narrow fairways, exceptional placement of water and sand hazards, you can expect a fun and challenging day of golf for golfers of all ages and skill levels.

#1 Plantation Drive, Harpersville, AL 35078 Phone: 205.672.7529 Open course featuring Bermuda greens and fairways about 25 miles from downtown Birmingham. No. of holes: 18 Par: 72 Yardage: 6,823 Rating/Slope: 71.6/122 Practice range: yes

Marcum Country Club 9621 Bagley Road, Empire, AL 35063 Phone: 205.647.3377 The very picture of serenity, this older, countryside course–located 25 miles from downtown Birmingham—incorporates several bodies of water in its design to provide a challenging, yet relaxing, game of golf. No. of holes: 18 Par: 71 Yardage: 5,800 Rating/Slope: 70/113 Practice range: no No tee times required. Visa and MasterCard are welcome.

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Mountain View Golf Course 3200 Mountain View Drive Graysville, AL 35073, Phone: 205.674.8362 This course-–and its commanding view–is located only 20 miles from downtown Birmingham. No. of holes: 27 Par: 71, 72 Yardage: 5,946 Rating/Slope: 67.5/111, 68.4/114, 69.3/114 Practice range: no Tee times are required. Visa, MasterCard and Discover are accepted.

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Oak Mountain Golf Course Oak Mountain State Park Road Pelham, AL 35137, Phone: 205.620.2522 Located 17 miles south of downtown Birmingham in Oak Mountain State Park. No. of holes: 18 Par: 72 Yardage: 6,748-5,615 Rating/Slope: 71.5 / 127, 69.8 / 124, 66.7 / 117 Practice range: yes Pre-noon tee times must be made five days in advance. American Express, Visa and MasterCard are welcome.

Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa, 4000 Grand Avenue, Birmingham, AL 35226 Phone: 205.949-3085, 800-949-4444 www.rtjgolf.com/courses/ross_bridge/ A big, muscle-bound course, its 18 holes sprawling over 330 acres and stretching almost 8,200 yards from the back tees, Ross Bridge is big and brawny, yet inviting to golfers of all skill levels. Ross Bridge plays host to the annual Regions Charity Classic Senior PGA Tour presented by Brunoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Supermarkets. Perfect for everyone from the casual golfer to the tournament player, it promises to be the premier course on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail.

No. of holes: 18 Par: 72 Yardage: 8,191 Rating/Slope: 78.5/135 Practice range: yes

The Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort and Spa on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, opened in August 2005, is home to an incredible 12,000-square-foot full-service spa and salon.

Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail Oxmoor Valley 100 Sunbelt Parkway, Birmingham, AL 35211 Phone: 205.942.1177 or 800.949.4444 www.rtjgolf.com/courses/oxmoor_valley/ One of nine state-spanning courses designed by Robert Trent Jones, the Oxmoor Valley course offers three sets of links to challenge the golfer on the go, as well as the putter with time on his hands.

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Tee time policies and green fees vary throughout the year, so be sure to call ahead. All major credit cards are accepted.

Robert Trent Jones â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Oxmoor Valley Ridge Course No. of holes: 18 Par: 72 Yardage: 7,055-4,974 Rating/Slope: 72/136 Practice range: yes

Tee time policies and green fees vary throughout the year, so be sure to call ahead. All major credit cards are accepted.

Robert Trent Jones â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Oxmoor Valley Valley Course No. of holes: 18 Par: 72 Yardage: 7,055-4,974 Rating/Slope: 71/129 Practice range: yes

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Timberline Golf Club 300 Timberline Trail, Calera, AL 35040 Phone: 205.668.7888, www.timberlinegc.com A beautiful course located 30 miles south of Birmingham. No. of holes: 18 Par: 72 Yardage: 6,773 Rating/Slope: 72.3/126 Practice range: yes Tee times can be made up to seven days in advance. All major credit cards are accepted.

Trussville Country Club 7905 Roper Road, Trussville, AL 35173 Phone: 205.655.2095 www.trussvillecountryclub.com This is a beautiful sculpted and challenging Par 71 course surrounded by the Cahaba River. No. of holes: 18 Par: 71 Yardage: 6,024 Rating/Slope: 67.9/116, 66.9/113, 70.3/119

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