Alabama Bucket List: Central

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!


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