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Birmingham, Alabama

Birmingham, Alabama

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Birmingham: Civil Rights Smartphone Audio Walking Tour

Birmingham: Civil Rights Smartphone Audio Walking Tour

Discover Birmingham's Civil Rights Story. The tour never expires. You can take it as many times as you want. And after taking the on-location tour, you'll unlock a virtual tour you can listen to anytime. Did you ever think, "What did the tour guide say?" With our Walking Tours app, you can listen anytime and keep the stories forever. You'll see the historic civil rights spots in Birmingham associated with Martin Luther King Jr., Fred Shuttlesworth, Project C, the Children's Crusades Marches, and much more. You will see the historic Kelly Ingram Park, the stop by the 16th street baptist church, the AG Gaston Motel, Lyric, Kendrick Memorial park and much more! You'll learn about Jim Crow laws and how people fought for civil rights in Montgomery.

USA : eSIM Internet Data Plan for 4G/5G United States

USA : eSIM Internet Data Plan for 4G/5G United States

Stay connected with friends and family and find your way around town with a USA eSim. Enjoy 4G/5G data at local rates throughout your journey, with flexible options ranging from 3 to 30 days to suit your stay length. Receive your eSim via email upon ordering and activate it within minutes by scanning the unique provided QR code. Ensure compatibility by checking if your device supports eSim technology. Unlock seamless connectivity and boundless exploration with the exclusive eSim USA. Stay connected as you explore the diverse landscapes of the USA, from bustling cities to scenic routes. Experience the freedom to stay connected with loved ones and explore effortlessly. Enjoy 4G/5G data at local rates throughout your journey, with flexible options ranging from 3 to 30 days to suit your stay length. Discover the convenience of instant activation and local rates, ensuring you're always ready for your next adventure. Immerse yourself in seamless connectivity across the vibrant landscapes of the USA.

Alabama: Birmingham Area Multi-Attraction Pass

Alabama: Birmingham Area Multi-Attraction Pass

Check out 14 of Birmingham's best attractions. Enjoy access to 12 ticketed attractions as well as several attractions that are free to the public. Choose a 1 or 2-day pass to see some of your favorites, or select a 5-day option for more time to visit all the attractions. Do more as you experience a selection of the best attractions in Birmingham, all on 1 money-saving ticket. This curated collection of attractions is your ticket to enjoying the city. Your passport will act as your admission ticket to all of the venues included. Included destinations include 16th Street Baptist Church and Museum, Alabama Sports Hall Of Fame, Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Birmingham Zoo, Historic Bethel Baptist Church, Heart Of Dixie Railroad Museum, McWane Science Center, and more.

Birmingham: Self-Guided Smartphone Audio Tour

Birmingham: Self-Guided Smartphone Audio Tour

Find out how the Magic City got its name on this walking tour around Birmingham’s downtown core. You’ll start this walk at Rotary Trail Birmingham, which runs underneath the street grid. From there, you’ll learn about the explosive beginnings of this planned city, some quirky facts, and its rich and sometimes dark history, like the tragic children’s crusade that shifted the tide of the Civil Rights Movement. Throughout this circular tour, you’ll see skyscrapers including Thomas Jefferson Tower with its mooring mast for blimps to land on, Civil Rights memorials, haunted hotels, and the fan-favorite LED Rainbow tunnels. I’ll show you some unusual sites, including the heaviest corner on earth, Goodyear Shoe Hospital, and Jim Reed Books, the whimsical store that houses the Museum of Fond Memories. I’ll also point out the Redmont Hotel, which is famously haunted by the ghost of musician Hank Williams Sr. On this tour, you’ll hear about: • The best places to grab a bite to eat including the Pizitz Food Hall, and Paramount Bar which serves Alabama hummus • The Cochran Firm which has famously represented Michael Jackson, Tupac Shakur, P. Diddy, Snoop Dogg and OJ Simpson in various legal cases • Birmingham’s Cathedral of Saint Paul which, despite it’s beautiful appearance, is linked to a couple of tragic stories • The Ku Klux Klan and some of their activity within the city • Several impressive places to enjoy the city’s cultural highlights like the Birmingham Museum of Art, Lyric Theatre, Alabama Theatre, Carver Theatre & Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame, Boutwell Auditorium, and the McWane Science Center • The backstory behind the monuments in Kelly Ingram Park Along the way, you’ll also hear the answers to questions like: • Where did the Veteran’s Day Parade begin? • Why did Birmingham make international news headlines during the Civil Rights Movement? • When did this city experience its largest economic boom? • How was the largest cast iron statue in the world constructed? • What are Steel City Pops and where can they be found? • Which is the most haunted hotel in Birmingham, Redmont Hotel or Tutwiler Hotel? By the time you reach Railway Park Playground at the end of our two-hour stroll, you’ll be more informed than the average Alabamian! Just kidding. While this tour covers most of downtown’s attractions, there are many other spots outside the urban core. I’ll make suggestions on where to go next, so your exploring, learning and walking doesn’t have to end with this tour. Join me on this tour to discover the true magic of B’ham city!

Alabama: Birmingham Area Family Fun Multi-Attraction Pass

Alabama: Birmingham Area Family Fun Multi-Attraction Pass

Visit 7 of Birmingham's best family attractions with a 3-day all-in-one attraction pass, including the Birmingham Zoo, Heart Of Dixie Railroad Museum, Lake Lurleen State Park, Majestic Caverns, McWane Science Center, Oak Mountain State Park, and Rickwood Caverns State Park. Your passport will act as your admission ticket to all of the venues included. See approximately 700 animals of 230 species, including sea lions, rhinos, and endangered species from 6 continents at the Birmingham Zoo. Ride a full-size diesel-electric train and a narrow-gauge steam train at the Heart Of Dixie Railroad Museum. Explore 4 floors of interactive exhibits celebrating science and wonder McWane Science Center, from an amazing collection of dinosaurs to innovative environmental showcases, imaginative early childhood play areas, and an awe-inspiring aquarium. Come experience the thrill of Rickwood Cavern’s miracle mile of underground caverns. The 260-million-year-old limestone formations, blind cave fish, and underground pool are just a few of the natural wonders exhibited in the colorful cavern. Majestic Caverns is a World Heritage Site and America's Most Historic Caverns featuring over a dozen above ground attractions. This unique destination, only a short drive from Birmingham, is perfect or families or those interested in nature or historical attractions! The above ground attractions range from gemstone panning to a giant maze and many more unique fun experiences that even Oprah called one of America’s Wackiest Attractions! Visit the 1,625-acre Lake Lurleen State Park, a scenic retreat set on the banks of Lake Lurleen which offers plenty of chances for recreation and relaxation. Explore Oak Mountain State Park with its variety of outdoor activities including hiking, camping, mountain biking, and boat rentals.

Birmingham: Mobile Scavenger Hunt City Exploration Game

Birmingham: Mobile Scavenger Hunt City Exploration Game

Looking for a family friendly activity? We can help you explore the city with our fun photo scavenger hunt. Using your smartphone, you'll be given a scavenger hunt list of items to find in the form of riddles and challenges to complete on our scavenger hunt app. You'll go look for the item described in the riddle, complete the accompanied challenge, and send in a photo to get points. Your points will show up on the app's leaderboard so you can see how you're doing compared to teams all across the country! Operation City Quest can be played in any city, no matter how big or small! Don't worry, you won't be alone. You'll have a remote host that will be communicating with you during your game via a chat feature on the app if you need help or have a question. They can also give you hints and additional *mystery* challenges! The goal of this interactive scavenger hunt is to find all the items, earn your way to the top of the leaderboard, and more importantly, to have fun with family and friends! Our games usually take about 2 hours and most teams walk around 2 miles during their scavenger hunt.

Birmingham: Private Scavenger Hunts

Birmingham: Private Scavenger Hunts

Gather your friends, family, colleagues, and kids, we’ve got an adventure in store for you. Feeling competitive? Divide into multiple teams and race against the clock to be crowned the winner. Or unite as one team to beat our leaderboard - the choice is yours! Select a game in your chosen city and we’ll add up to three personalized challenges as per your request. All you need is a charged smartphone with a camera, GPS, and internet access. Mind-boggling missions and creative clues will guide you through the city, taking you on a tour of hidden gems and bucket list locations. Online scavenger hunts are the ultimate team builder. Show off your artistic, communication and problem-solving skills with unlimited opportunities to break the ice. Your host will cheer you on as you go, awarding plenty of points before the highest scorers win.

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We had a wonderful time with the tour. We enjoyed the information and the clear directions. Great job!

Excellent. A great, in expensive, self-paced way to learn about the sights.