Birmingham, Alabama Attractions

Unusual landmarks, museums, roadside attractions, and hidden wonders in Birmingham and the surrounding area. Vulcan the Iron Man towers over the city with his notorious butt, while across town the Sloss Furnaces attract those who like exploring industrial ruins without the danger. Also in Birmingham: the world's largest motorcycle museum.

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  • Vulcan the Iron Man

    Vulcan the Iron Man

    Birmingham, Alabama

    Ascend a tower to the 56-foot-tall statue of Vulcan, the pagan, bare-butted Roman smithy god.

  • African Village in America

    African Village in America

    Birmingham, Alabama

    Since 1989, Joe Minter has been packing his yard with homemade sculptures, shrines, and signs as a tribute to African-Americans, on orders from God.

  • The Sloss Furnaces

    The Sloss Furnaces

    Birmingham, Alabama

    For those who love exploring industrial ruins. Wander around an immense, rusting, turn-of-the-20th-century blast furnace.

  • Adolf Hitler's Typewriter

    Adolf Hitler's Typewriter

    Bessemer, Alabama

    What kind of a typist was Adolf Hitler? Perhaps that question can be answered by the star artifact at Bessemer's Hall of History.

  • Stan the Muffler Man

    Stan the Muffler Man

    Birmingham, Alabama

    Large fiberglass statue has occupied key vantage points around Birmingham over the years.

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