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This southern US town is known as the Magic City. Today we'll be continuing our travel series with a look at Birmingham, Alabama. Found in central Alabama and the southeastern part of the United States. Birmingham is the largest city in the state. Its population of over 200,000 is spread out over an area of just over 150 square miles. Thanks to the early blossoming of its iron steel and railroading industries. Birmingham rapidly became the cultural and commercial hub of Alabama during the late 19th century. Much of the city's industrial and artistic legacy is now honored and showcased at Railroad Park that is one site where people gather for numerous events, family-friendly activities, and leisurely outdoor occupations. You can also learn more about Birmingham's industrial history by visiting what was once an early 20th-century iron mill at Sloss furnaces. When it comes to learning more about the historical struggles of African-americans in the city be sure to visit the civil rights district there you can educate yourself at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute pray at the 16th Street Baptist Church or pay your respects to notable movement members at Kelly Ingram Park.
In terms of climate Birmingham has relatively hot summers thanks to its southern location winters are fairly mild though rainfall is common the chance of tornadoes and hurricanes does little to prevent people from enjoying the warm weather as many of the city's attractions and events are outdoors for example you can spend some time outside at the Vulcan Park Museum admiring the fifty-six foot tall Vulcans statue or head to railroad park to enjoy the skyline. Don't forget to grab your fresh produce from the pepper place Saturday market. You'll even find some goodies from the Jones family urban farm for sale there.
Sports fans can visit America's oldest baseball park Rick wood field or the Barber Motorsports Park which holds the world's largest collection of motorcycles. Birmingham is also home to the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame. If music is more your thing there's plenty of it in Birmingham while you can experience live shows at the various events and festivals throughout the year you can also attend performances at venues such as work play with its history, culture, food, sports, and music. You can ask for much more while visiting Birmingham.