Places to see in ( Birmingham - USA )
Places to see in ( Birmingham - USA )
Birmingham is the largest city in the state of Alabama. With more than 1.2 million people in the metropolitan area, Birmingham is the cultural and economic heart of Alabama. In much of the world, Birmingham is best remembered as the site of racist violence, bombings, and nonviolent protest in the 1960s, when the city was still racially segregated by law. Visitors today are often surprised to find a pleasant green city of ridges and valleys, with many attractive views and friendly, hospitable people.
From its founding through the end of the 1960s, Birmingham was a primary industrial center of the southern United States. Its growth from 1881 through 1920 earned it nicknames such as The Magic City and The Pittsburgh of the South. Its major industries were iron and steel production. Major components of the railroad industry, rails and railroad cars, were manufactured in Birmingham. Since the 1860s, the two primary hubs of railroading in the Deep South have been Birmingham and Atlanta. The economy diversified in the latter half of the 20th century. Banking, telecommunications, transportation, electrical power transmission, medical care, college education, and insurance have become major economic activities. Birmingham ranks as one of the largest banking centers in the U.S. Also, it is among the most important business centers in the Southeast.
In higher education, Birmingham has been the location of the University of Alabama School of Medicine (formerly the Medical College of Alabama) and the University of Alabama School of Dentistry since 1947. In 1969 it gained the University of Alabama at Birmingham, one of three main campuses of the University of Alabama System. It is home to three private institutions: Samford University, Birmingham-Southern College, and Miles College. The Birmingham area has major colleges of medicine, dentistry, optometry, physical therapy, pharmacy, law, engineering, and nursing. The city has three of the state's five law schools: Cumberland School of Law, Birmingham School of Law, and Miles Law School. Birmingham is also the headquarters of the Southwestern Athletic Conference and the Southeastern Conference, one of the major U.S. collegiate athletic conferences.
Birmingham occupies Jones Valley, flanked by long parallel mountain ridges (tailing ends of the Appalachian Mountains) running from northeast to southwest. The valley is drained by small creeks (Village Creek, Valley Creek) which flow into the Black Warrior River. The valley was bisected by the principal railroad corridor, along which most of the early manufacturing operations began. Suburbs in the Birmingham–Hoover metropolitan area :
A lot to see in Birmingham Alabama such as :
Oak Mountain State Park
Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Red Mountain Park
Moss Rock Preserve
Alabama Splash Adventure
Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark
McWane Science Center
Vulcan Park and Museum
Birmingham Museum of Art
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
Kelly Ingram Park
Turkey Creek Nature Preserve
Sixteenth Street Baptist Church
Treetop Family Adventure
Birmingham Civil Rights Historic District
Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument
George Ward Park
Birmingham Audubon Society
Alabama Sports Hall of Fame
Cahaba River Society
Railroad Park Foundation
East Lake Park
Trussville Parks & Recreation
Cahaba River Walk
Arlington Antebellum Home & Gardens
Ross Bridge Parkway
Homewood Central Park
Homewood Parks & Recreation
BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir
Georgetown Lake Park
Liberty Park Lane
Hoover Inverness Nature Park & Trails
( Birmingham - USA ) is well know as a tourist destination because of the variety of places you can enjoy while you are visiting Birmingham . Through a series of videos we will try to show you recommended places to visit in Birmingham - USA
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