Birmingham, Alabama, the famed “Magic City” of the South, is best known for its long history of industrial dominance. The metropolitan area has the most extensive network of highways and roadways in the Southeast. It is also the cultural and entertainment capital of the region.
Attractions include many Civil War and civil rights historical sites, the Birmingham Botanical Garden, the world-famous Birmingham Museum of Art and the Jazz Hall of Fame. Families with children will enjoy the Birmingham Zoo (with over 700 animals), the McWane Science Center, and the Alabama Adventure theme park (including a water park and both steel and wooden roller coasters.)