1259 Greenmor Dr.
Bessemer, AL 35023
Phone: (205) 424-0000
Fax: (205) 424-1971
1259 Greenmor Dr., Bessemer, AL, US, 35023
- Phone: (205) 424-0000
- Fax: (205) 424-1971
Located in the suburb of Bessemer, Alabama Splash Adventure offers family-oriented entertainment in a festive setting. As with many theme parks, it's a virtually self-contained community, complete with restaurants, snack bars, live entertainment, thrill rides and a complete water park. Ride the Rio Grande Train, take the plunge on UpSurge! in Splash Beach, and don't miss the Coke Corner on Celebration Street. Check website for more details as this park has seasonal timings.
For a refreshing golfing game, visit the Robert Trent Jones Golf trail. The largest golf course ever built in the world, it has an astounding 378 holes. Often been described as the best public golf course in the world, the most popular golf package is the Trail Golf Package that has 18 courses spread out through the state of Alabama. The trail is a journey through the Appalachians in north Alabama and to the Gulf of Mexico in the south.
The Shades Mountain Baptist Church, focuses on inculcating virtues and teachings from the Bible. It prepares the community to face the challenges of real world with a balanced mind. The various events organized by the church are an attempt to reach out to all the members irrespective of their age. "Mommy and Me" class introduces music to toddlers, while the Ceramics Daytime Class explores the creative streak in you. It also stages various concerts. Gym room and the game room filled with the Super Nintendo Games, XBOX and puzzles too, checkers and card games are an example of the church moving ahead with times.
Built by Mother Angelica, this is the home of the Poor Clare Nuns of the Perpetual Adoration. It is modeled after European 13th century monasteries with both Spanish and Italian influences and contains features from Germany, Canada, Italy, Spain, and Columbia, South America.
At a time when educating the black population was frown upon, Miles College, established by in 1905 by the Colored Methodist Episocal Church, swung open its doors to give African-Americans a quality education. The historic black school offered African-Americans a college education, the only one to do so in the first half of the 20th Century. Times have changed, but Miles College has not. Since its membership into the United Negro College Fund in 1972, the four-year liberal arts institution has seen a steady enrollment. The college is located on the outskirts of Birmingham in Fairfield, but worth the short drive.
The Metro Church of God has various ministries that try and help people around them and touch their lives. The church, armed with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, conducts several programs that help individuals live life that is practically enriching and far from addictions of all sorts. Also, the Metro Church of God regularly conducts fellowship events that bring the people together for an evening filled with fun, worship and sharing.
Its difficult to dig deep into Civil Rights history in Birmingham without hearing about The Four Little Girls. In 1963 four little girls (Denise McNair, Cynthia Wesley, Addie Mae Collins, and Carol Robertson) were killed when members of the Ku Klux Klan planted 22 sticks of dynamite outside the basement of the 16th Street Baptist Church. Shadow Lawn Memorial Gardens was the original place that housed their remains. The 40-acre cemetery is also said to be the final resting place for over 100 Civil War veterans. Recent actions have tried to raise funds and awareness for the unique piece of Birmingham history. - Terah Shelton
One of the most interesting destinations in the area, this park is about a 20-minute drive from downtown Birmingham. Tannehill was the site of a large Civil War-era blast furnace that was destroyed by Union troops in 1865. Accompanying the restored furnace are a museum and, in the summer, working artisans recreating rural Alabama life circa the 1840s. There are also several hiking trails, as well as cabins for rent and a campground. The park is open daily.
This local university features a rich community and gorgeous campus in Birmingham. The student to teacher ratio is 12:1, making it a popular school.
Face it. Birmingham and the civil rights movement go hand and hand. But, often overlooked by tourists is A.G. Gaston Gardens, Birmingham’s first African-American owned hotel. Built in the 1960s by African-American businessman A.G. Gaston (arguably the richest black man in America at the time), the former hotel housed black guests and civil rights leaders, including Martin Luther King, and served as a meeting place to plan and organize activities. But, don’t be fooled by the current facade of pale pink, the A.G. Gaston motel provided first class accommodations of master suites with air conditioning and private bathrooms, something unheard of during that time. Not to be missed.
Rickwood Field was built in 1910 for in the city's professional baseball team, the Coal Barons. Rickwood Field has since been restored to look the way it did in its 1940s heyday, all the way down to the hand-operated scoreboard. Wearing old-time uniforms, the Birmingham Barons play the annual Rickwood Classic. Baseball greats who played at Rickwood include Babe Ruth, Rogers Hornsby, "Shoeless" Joe Jackson, Ty Cobb and Birmingham's own Burleigh Grimes, the last legal spitball pitcher in the big leagues. Rickwood was also home to the Birmingham Black Barons Negro League team, which brought the likes of Satchel Paige, Piper Davis and local teenage phenomenon Willie Mays to play here. There is no charge to visit Rickwood; inquire about admission prices for the Rickwood Classic and other special events.
Helping the needy and spreading the virtues of Jesus are the main objectives of the 'Sardis Missionary Baptist Church'. It believes in overall development and growth so along with the regular sermons, it also organizes varied activities. The mime and dance meets explore the arty side, while the Basket ball League inculcates sportsmanship. Special health seminars are held for senior citizens. The church strikes a chord with one and all in the community.