Lake Bankhead

Bankhead Lake

Bankhead Lake

The second largest lake on the Black Warrior river, Bankhead Reservoir is centrally located in Alabama and offers plenty of residential and commercial waterfront property for camping, boating and fishing. Bankhead Reservoir contains 9,200 acres and is the second largest lake on the Warrior River. Located approximately 15 miles west of Birmingham and 30 miles northeast of Tuscaloosa, Bankhead Reservoir flows through Walker, Jefferson and Tuscaloosa Counties. Fishing
Alabama Power Company impounded Bankhead Reservoir in 1915. Bankhead Lake is best known for catches of largemouth bass and spotted bass.

Birmingham Alabama Map

Birmingham Alabama Map

Birmingham Alabama
Birmingham is the largest city in Alabama and is the county city of Jefferson County. The city’s population is 212,237. Birmingham was founded in 1871, during the post-Civil War Reconstruction period, through the merger of three pre-existing farm towns, notably, former Elyton. It grew from there, annexing many more of its smaller neighbors, into an industrial and railroad transportation center with a focus on mining, the iron and steel industry, and railroading. Birmingham was named for Birmingham, England, United Kingdom; one of the UK’s major industrial cities.

Joe Minter's African Village in Birmingham AL

Joe Minter’s African Village

Strange and unique tourist attraction created by one man, Joe Minter. Located at 931 Nassau Ave. SW in Birmingham Alabama in Jefferson County Alabama. Phone: 205-322-7370
Admission is free and you can purchase Joe’s book and DVD. Facebook

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Birmingham Alabama | Jefferson County Alabama

Birmingham Alabama

Birmingham Alabama

Birmingham is the largest city in the state of Alabama. Birmingham is the county seat of Jefferson County.  The city’s population was 212,237 according to the 2010 US Census.  The Birmingham-Hoover Metropolitan Statistical Area had a population of about 1,128,047 according to the 2010 Census, which is approximately one quarter of Alabama’s population. Alabama Cities Index

Vulcan the Iron Man photo by gregw66 on flickr

The World’s Largest Iron Statue: Vulcan the Iron Man

Vulcan the Iron Man
Vulcan Park & Museum
1701 Valley View Drive
Birmingham AL 35209

At a height of almost 600 feet, atop Red Mountain, the statue of Vulcan watches over the city of Birmingham in Jefferson County. Vulcan is 56 feet tall and is the largest iron statue in the world and the second tallest statue in the world, number two right behind the Statue of LIberty. Vulcan Center Museum:
Monday through Saturday 10 am – 6 pm and Sunday 1- 6 pm. Vulcan Observation Balcony:
Monday through Saturday 10 am – 10 pm and Sunday 1 pm – 10 pm. Holiday Hours:
Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Liberty Enlightening the Parkway replica in Birmingham Alabama

Liberty Enlightening the World

Statue of Liberty Replica

“Liberty Enlightening the World” replica (36 ft tall) in Vestavia Hills, Alabama. Cast in bronze in 1956 at the Société Antoine Durenne foundry in Somerville Haut Marne, France for placement atop the Liberty National Life Insurance Company Building in downtown Birminghamin 1958. It was relocated and placed on a 60 foot tall granite pedestal adjacent to Interstate 459 in 1989. Located at 516 Liberty Parkway, Birmingham Alabama in Jefferson County.

Birmingham Barons Baseball

Birmingham Barons Baseball

Birmingham Barons
Regions Field
1401 1st Avenue South
Birmingham, Alabama 35233
Jefferson County Alabama

The history of the Birmingham Barons traces back to 1885, when the Barons (originally named the Coal Barons) played in the many southern leagues that existed during the early years of baseball. In those years, the leagues came and went, but baseball in Birmingham survived. In 1901, the Southern Association formed, with teams in Birmingham, Selma, New Orleans, Shreveport, Little Rock, Memphis, Nashville and Chattanooga. Phone: (205) 988-3200
Fax: (205) 988-9698

General E-Mail: barons@barons.com

McWane Science Center Birmingham AL

McWane Science Center

McWane Science Center
2009 19th Street N
Birmingham AL 35203
Jefferson County Alabama
Phone: 205-714-8300

Designed to inspire a life-long love of learning, McWane Science Center has welcomed millions of visitors since opening its doors in 1998. Explorers – from ages 1 to 100 – flock year-round to see, to hear, to touch, and to experience the wonder of science in one of the South’s most unique venues.