There are so many great places to visit in and around the Magic City, it's hard to get to them all! At MagicCityMoments, we try to feature as many of the hot spots as we can and bring them to you. And so we ask you:
Have You Been Yet?
Terrific New Theatre 2821 2nd Avenue South (Pepper Place in Lakeview) Birmingham, AL 35233 205.328.0868 www.terrificnewtheatre.com
The Ross Bridge Resort Robert Trent Golf Trail www.rossbridge.com 4000 Grand Avenue Birmingham, AL 35226 205.949.3085
Watermark Outlet, located at Exit 110 from I-59/20. Monday - Saturday, 10:00a-8:00p; Sunday 1:00-6:00p 205.425.4554.
www.southernmuseumofflight.org 4343 73rd St. North, two blocks east of Birmingham International Airport 205.833.8226 Tuesday - Saturday, 9:30-4:30p; closed Sundays & Mondays
"Airboss" by Glenn Messer
Since 1907 The Peanut Depot, 2016 Morris Avenue, 205.251.3314, 8:30-5:00 M-F; 8:30-Noon, Sat
The Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, 1530 6th Ave. N., 205.251.9402
Magic City Moments, Inc. Jari Bailey David Murray Meliya Brasfield
TOUR ALABAMA! We've got the best stuff to see and do....
U.S. Space & Rocket Center is Alabama’s Number One Tourism Attraction. More than 509,000 people visited the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville last year, ranking it number one among Alabama attractions that charge admission. The U.S. Space and Rocket Center, named one of the “7 Wonders of America” by Good Morning America, is celebrating the “Year of Apollo” to mark the 40th anniversary of the first moon landing.
The Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, the previous number one attraction, had one of its course locations closed last year for renovation and ranked second with attendance of 504,579.
The Birmingham Zoo was third with 495,876 and Birmingham’s McWane Science Center placed fourth with 428,820 visitors.
The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute was ninth with 168,370. The Birmingham Botanical Gardens attracted 350,000 visitors making it the most attended free attraction.
The Birmingham Botanical Gardens attracted 350,000 visitors to make it the most attended free attraction.
The Birmingham Museum of Art ranked second with attendance of 197,165 and nearby Sloss Furnaces placed third with 162,000 visitors.
The number one shopping destination, the Riverchase Galleria in Hoover attracted 15 million shoppers. Attendance figures released by the Alabama Tourism Department were submitted by local tourism organizations.
Oak Mountain State Park in Pelham was fourth with 444,433.
The Huntsville Botanical Gardens was fifth with 307,895. The number one seasonal attraction was Decatur’s Point Mallard Park with 150,000 visitors.
The U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville attracted 509,000 visitors to make it the number one paid attraction.
Gulf Coast Beaches are Alabama’s Number One Destination. An estimated 4.5 million people visited Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Fort Morgan last year, making Alabama’s Gulf Coast beaches the number one destination in the state. Gulf State Park in Gulf Shores ranked second with attendance of 2,307,440 and the Horseshoe Bend National Military Park in Daviston was third with 936,606.
The Annual National Shrimp Festival in Gulf Shores ranked second with an estimated attendance of 300,000 and the Fairhope Arts and Crafts Festival was third with 225,000. Bayfest in Mobile was fourth with 220,000.
Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa was the number one sports destination with 644,966 fans attending University of Alabama home games.
The Montgomery Zoo was eighth with 197,941. The Alabama Shakespeare Festival in Montgomery was tenth with 163,175.
The USS Alabama Battleship Park in Mobile ranked sixth with 228,610 and the nearby Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center was seventh with 211,252 visitors. Alabama’s Gulf Coast beaches were the number one destination attracting more than 4.5 million visitors last year. Mobile’s Mardi Gras attracted more than 835,000 ranking it the number one event.
Mobile’s Mardi Gras attracted more than 835,000 people making it the number one event.
The Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge was fifth with 415,000. Lake Guntersville State Park was sixth with 339,453. Monte Sano State Park in Huntsville was seventh with 288,348. Wind Creek State Park in Alexander City was eighth with 219,366. Joe Wheeler State Park in Rogersville was ninth with 217,756. The Little River Canyon Natural Preserve in Fort Payne was tenth with 197,961.
Attendance figures used to compile the list were provided to the Alabama Tourism Department by local tourism organizations. For more information, please visit www.alabama.travel, or call 1-800-Alabama.