Things to do in Birmingham, AL

Get Your Bearings in Birmingham

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Many concerts and special events occur at Sloss Furnaces in the old steel shed that's since been converted to an amphitheater.


Don't try getting a hotel room on Talladega weekend unless you book way in advance.

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Locals call the Tutwiler Inn the Tut.


Reservations are hard to snare at Highlands Bar and Grill, so book early; reservations accepted up to a month in advance.

Be Sure to Sample:

Head to Irondale Café just outside Birmingham, the diner that served as the inspiration for Alabama novelist Fannie Flagg's Whistle Stop Café in Fried Green Tomatoes.


The Garage Cafe takes cash only and provides very limited parking.

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Best Local Souvenir:

Don't leave without your own Alabama Dirt shirt: t-shirts dyed with the local iron ore clay dirt which simply say "Do it in the Dirt".

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