Birmingham – Things to do with your Team

While Birmingham, Alabama doesn’t have any major sports franchises, that doesn’t mean there’s any shortage of fun things for your sports team to do there during your visit. The most populous city in the state, Birmingham offers a wide variety of attractions that will be sure to keep everyone entertained.


McWane Science Center


Fun and learning never end at McWane Science Center, a nonprofit, hands-on museum and IMAX Dome Theater. Four floors of interactive exhibits celebrate science and wonder.

At McWane Science Center you’ll find a wide range of exhibits, including an amazing collection of dinosaurs, innovative environmental showcases, imaginative early childhood playgrounds, and an awe-inspiring aquarium. The energy and excitement of discovery spring to life through an extensive lineup of science demonstrations performed daily by talented educators.

The adventure intensifies in the IMAX Dome Theater, where wide-eyed visitors experience the sights and sounds of breathtaking films on a five-story-tall screen surrounded by three tons of high-intensity speakers. 200 19th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203


Birmingham Zoo

With approximately 900 animals of 230 species, Birmingham Zoo is a must-see during your stay. Watch sea lions being trained and fed, zip around on the Zoo Train, hop on the carousel, check out the alligator swamp, tropical rain forest, and “Trails of Africa,” an exhibit dedicated to the advancement of elephant conservation. All this and more are offered at this educational and entertaining zoo. 2630 Cahaba Rd, Birmingham, AL 35223


Red Mountain Park

Encompassing 1,500 acres of land along the Red Mountain Ridge in central Alabama, Red Mountain Park is a great way to experience the great outdoors while in Birmingham. The park offers over 15 miles of trails featuring city overlooks, tree houses, and an Adventure Area where your team can zip, climb, and rappel through the forest alongside highly trained Adventure Guides. 281 Lyon Ln, Birmingham, AL 35211


Alabama Splash Adventure

If your team is planning to visit Birmingham in late spring or summer, be sure to take advantage of the warm weather and spend the day at Alabama Splash Adventure. Located only minutes away from Birmingham, Alabama Splash Adventure has both water park and amusement park attractions, and is sure to be a highlight of your stay.

The thrill-seekers on your team will want to ride Rampage, a world-class wooden roller coaster, and Drop Zone, where riders are lifted, dropped, and bounced up to 30 feet in the air. When it’s time to cool off, Alabama Splash Adventure offers a variety of water rides, such as lazy rivers, water slides, and more. 4599 Splash Adventure Pkwy, Bessemer, AL 35022


Locked In: The Birmingham Escape Game

Locked In: The Birmingham Escape Game offers a fun and challenging real life adventure for groups of two to eight people. Your team only has 60 minutes to work together to find clues, solve puzzles, and crack codes to escape from a locked room. Choose from three different adventures with varying difficulties: “The Warehouse,” “The Laboratory,” and “The Classroom.”

Locked In also features a premium Team Building experience where your team can learn beneficial teamwork skills while being monitored and evaluated by their specially trained staff. 2808 7th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233


Birmingham’s Railroad Park

Birmingham’s Railroad Park is a 19-acre green space in downtown Birmingham that celebrates the industrial and artistic heritage of the city. Hailed as “Birmingham’s Living Room,” Railroad Park provides a historically rich venue for local recreation, family activities, concerts, and cultural events. With nine acres of open lawn you and your team can enjoy a picnic outdoors, play a game of catch, or just take in the fresh air.

In addition to the paths that wind throughout Railroad Park, the Rail Trail extends the length of the park, perfect for jogging or walking. At its highest point it features breathtaking city views. An outdoor gym offers additional opportunities for good fitness in the middle of the city and its two playgrounds are perfect for younger visitors. 1600 1st Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233



Alabama Sports Hall of Fame and Museum

Inspire your team with a visit to the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. Your team is sure to enjoy learning all about Alabama’s sports heritage and its storied hometown heroes, which includes five out of the top fifteen on ESPN’s list of the top 100 athletes of the last century: Jesse Owens, Hank Aaron, Joe Louis, Willie Mays, and Carl Lewis.

The 33,000 square foot museum houses over 5,000 sports artifacts, such as Heisman Trophies won by Pat Sullivan and Bo Jackson, a hoodstooth hat worn by coach “Bear” Bryant, as well as life size dioramas, athletic equipment, historic uniforms, and more, so there’s certainly plenty to see. 2150 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham, AL 35203


Regions Field


Take your team out to the ball game at Regions Field, home of Birmingham’s minor league baseball team, the Birmingham Barons. Recently opened in April 2013 and located adjacent to Railroad Park, Regions Field is one of area’s premiere sports venues, featuring a variety of unique seating areas and a field set against a backdrop of the city skyline.

With an emphasis on providing the most fun and affordable family-friendly entertainment around, Regions Field features a variety of unique attractions for fans of all ages, including a Youth Sports Zone, which houses a mini wiffle ball field, the Bright House Family Fun Park, NAPA Batting Cages located in right field, and the Mercedes-Benz Courtyard, an outdoor gathering area outside the concourse adjacent to 14th Street.

A spacious 360-degree concourse allows fans to see the action on the field as they move throughout the ballpark. Fans can also visit the center field entertainment area, which features the Coors Light Scrapyard bar for adult fans and the Dreamland BBQ Stand. 1401 1st Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233


Vulcan Park and Museum

Made of 100,000 pounds of iron and standing 56 feet tall, Vulcan is the world’s largest cast iron statue. This popular tourist destination has far more to offer than just this impressive statue however.

Vulcan Park and Museum features spectacular views of the city, an interactive history museum that examines Vulcan and Birmingham’s story, and a beautiful public park for visitors and locals to enjoy. With an official information center operated by the Greater Birmingham Convention and Visitors Bureau, Vulcan Park and Museum serves as a great the first stop for your team’s visit to the area. 1701 Valley View Dr, Birmingham, AL 35209


While it might not be the first travel destination to come to mind for family entertainment, Birmingham is brimming with unique sights and attractions. Be sure to make the most of your time there and take in all that Birmingham has to offer for you and your team.