Moving on the the 3rd of 4 Alabama Bucket List posts. This is another somewhat longer post as we have the major city of Birmingham in the area.
- Anniston Freedom Riders Murals: These murals depict the attacks that happened to the Freedom riders at these stations.
- 16th Street Baptist Church: Site of the 1963 church bombing that killed 4 young girls.
- Birmingham Botanical Gardens: Looks like a gorgeous place for a walk!
- Birmingham Civil Rights Institute: Museum that shows the struggle of the Civil Rights Movement
- Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark: This area operated as a pig iron-producing business. It was one of the first industrial sites to be preserved for study after it’s closing.
- Vulcan Park and Museum: The statue of Vulcan is the world’s largest cast iron stature and the adjacent museum helps preserve the history of Vulcan and the use of Iron in Birmingham’s history.
- Horseshoe Bend National Military Park: Another stamp for our National Park passport and also a chance to learn about the Creek War, a war I know nothing about!
- Honda Manufacturing of Alabama: A chance to tour a Honda factory
- Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park: A beautiful park setting that allows you to explore the old Ironworks
- Oak Mountain State Park: This looks like a beautiful place to hike!
- International Motorsports Hall of Fame: A shrine to all the greats of racing. My dad is a big NASCAR fan so sometimes it’s still interesting to check out racing exhibits.
- Talladega Speedway: I’ll be honest and say I mainly want to take this tour after watching Talladega Nights.
That concludes our Bucket List for things to see in Central Alabama!