Vulcan Park is a 100-acre park located on Red Mountain in Birmingham, Alabama. It is home to the Vulcan statue, the world's largest cast iron statue as well as offers stunning views of the city of Birmingham. The statue depicts Vulcan, the Roman god of fire and forge, and stands 56 feet tall. Visitors can take a tram to the top of the statue, where they can enjoy a 360-degree view of the city. The park also has a museum, a restaurant, and a gift shop.
The Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC) is a large convention and exhibition center located in downtown Birmingham, Alabama. It is the largest convention center in Alabama and is home to over 200 events each year, including trade shows, conventions, and concerts.
The BJCC complex has three main facilities:
The Legacy Arena: This is a 19,000-seat arena that is home to the Birmingham Barons minor league baseball team and the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) basketball team.
The Concert Hall: This is a 2,500-seat hall that is used for concerts, theater productions, and other events
The Exhibit Hall: This is a 180,000-square-foot hall that is used for trade shows, conventions, and other events
The Birmingham Zoo is a 122-acre zoo located in Birmingham, Alabama. It is the largest zoo in Alabama and the only AZA-accredited zoo in the state. The zoo houses over 550 animals representing 195 species, including African elephants, lions, giraffes, orangutans, rhinos, bears, elephants, sea lions, zebras, a jaguar, a hippo, and many more.