5216 Messer Airport Highway
Birmingham, AL 35212
Phone: (205) 591-7900
Fax: (205) 591-6004
5216 Messer Airport Highway , Birmingham, AL, US, 35212
- Phone: (205) 591-7900
- Fax: (205) 591-6004
The Avondale Brewing Company has made it a mission to combine the quirky and fascinating history of Avondale with the art of brewing craft beer. All of the beers are named after important locations or events in the history of the area, like the Battle Field IPA or the Spring Street Saison. The brewery offers tours several times a week which include some Avondale Brewing swag, and a beer or four tasters and a pint glass or taster glasses in addition to the actual tour itself. The brewery also hosts special events and live music from time to time.
Located at 1st Avenue North and 32nd Street, Sloss Furnaces is literally the birthplace of the city of Birmingham. The furnaces, restored in 1983, were constructed in 1882 and produced steel for more than 90 years. In addition to the impressive furnaces, there is an industrial museum (with a slide show translated into ten languages), a sculpture garden, and a park. The furnaces are occasionally the site of concerts and festivals. This is one of the most fascinating places in Birmingham, and is entirely worth checking out.
Since 1907, this historic building's ovens have been roasting thousands of pounds of peanuts for sports stadiums across the South, grocery stores and hungry passersby. Try a bag of hot, freshly roasted goober peas. You can purchase 30-pound boxes or even a whole truckload.
Located in Downtown Birmingham, Linn Park and its environ is known for its promenade beauty. This well-manicured park is a great place to spend some quality time with family. It also hosts a number of festivals and stage performances year-round. Call the park in advance for specific listings.
You may have come across the hand drawings of these creatures on Egyptian walls. Now you can catch them in live action at the Birmingham Race Course. Watch these graceful animals chase on the race grounds. If you grow fond of them you can even adopt an ex-racing greyhound, with the help of Greyhound Pets of America organization. Check the website for details and the schedule of events.
At a time when racial prejudice was at an all-time high, Alabama Penny Savings Bank offered African-Americans something almost unheard of: their own bank. Founded by William Reuben Pettiford in 1890, the Alabama Penny Savings Bank was the first black-owned bank in the state. Even more, they were the second largest black bank in the country, offering African-Americans the money they needed to finance homes, businesses, and churches. Before Alabama Penny Saving Bank closed in 1915, at one time, they conducted business as high as a half million dollars. Worth a visit to see an important piece of black history.
Located in Downtown Birmingham, the warehouse district is a venue for various shows and concerts. With well-known restaurants, cafes and other attractions close to the venue this place is nice to spend quality time. You will be able to enjoy a concert or a show of a renowned artist here.
Kelly Ingram Park is a beautiful treasure trove of sculptures standing on the green. Formerly known as the West Park, it is located just opposite the Baptist Church. Bound by 5th and 6th Avenues North and 16th and 17th Streets, the park served as the staging ground for much of the Civil Rights Movement and contains many commemorative sculptures of heroes who fought for racial equality during that time. Kelly Ingram Park is now a place to come and participate in the festivals and programs that take place throughout the year.
Situated along 6th Avenue, the 16th Street Baptist Church is a beautiful church in the heart of the city. Conceptualized as early as 1873, it has had a long history. The initial building was demolished in 1908 and the current structure was built in 1911 by the famous Wallace Rayfield. During the Civil Rights Movement, the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing killed four young girls. Today, the church continues to function with great vitality, and has also been declared a National Historic Landmark. Call to book individual or group tours.
Birmingham's Railroad Park is a 19 acre park that was created in 2010. The park has water features, trails, and lots of grassy space for playing and picnicking. The park often plays hosts to special events and concerts throughout the year.
Located to the south of Birmingham, Good People Brewing Company was established by a group of beer-lovers in 2008. They sold their very first keg on an auspicious day, July 4, which has favored the growth of this brewery. Good People Brewing Company has been rated as one of the finest beer makers in southern United States. Amongst their ales sold year-round, the Snake Handler and IPA come highly recommended. Visitors can participate in a tour around the brewery and get enlightened on the brewing process.
Emanuel Temple COGIC (Church Of God In Christ), has witnessed tremendous growth over the past years. It emphasizes on importance of holiness for the next generations. This church is also referred to as Holiness or Pentecostal in nature. Imbibing moral values and faith in god is what this church vouches for. Along with the regular charitable events it also hosts Youth Choir and Bible quizzes. But above all this church brings about spiritual unity in the community.