Things to do in Birmingham, AL

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Hot Tips:

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

Avoid:

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

Hot Tips:

Locals call the Tutwiler Inn the Tut.

Caution:

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.

Caution:

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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