200 Southgate Dr.
Pelham, AL 35124
Phone: (205) 982-9800
Fax: (205) 982-0525
200 Southgate Dr., Pelham, AL, US, 35124
- Phone: (205) 982-9800
- Fax: (205) 982-0525
Said to be the best place in the state to mountain bike, Oak Mountain State Park offers 9400 acres of beautiful central Alabama sprawl. Its features include 18 miles of bike trails, 20 miles of horse trails, camping, cabins and beaches. There is also a demonstration farm with livestock and a wildlife rehabilitation center. Golfing, boating, fishing, swimming and hiking accommodations are all available as well, and picnic areas and restrooms are situated throughout the grounds. The park is approximately a 30-minute drive south from the city center.
Opened in 1958 in honor of F. Page Seibert, Seibert Stadium is a 6,700-seat all-encompassing facility situated in the Samford University. This stadium boasts of a dynamic acoustic and sound systems which create a unique ambiance for the spectators. In the past, this stadium has staged some unforgettable football tournaments, and has also witnessed a thrilling crowd of 11,189 who were excited to watch Steve McNair and Alcorn State live in action in a 1994 match. Home to the Samford University Bulldogs college football team, this stadium also hosts various cultural and social events. Undoubtedly the most renowned stadium of Birmingham.
Located on the campus of Samford University, Pete Hanna Center is one of the largest multi purpose arenas in Birmingham. With a seating capacity of 5000, it is home to the Bulldogs Basketball team of the Samford University. This 132,000 square foot facility also includes a training room, fitness center and a seminar room. Pete Hanna Center hosts quite a many Sports events, hence when around call and book your tickets to get that adrenaline rush from your favorite game.
This golf club dates back to 1991 when it had a humble 150 charter membership. Today, the Greystone Golf & Country Club stands tall as the first 36-hole golf club in Alabama, with a record 1000 equity members to its credit. Originally envisaged by the Daniel Corporation, the club has only been expanding since its inception. Placed in the top 100 golf communities in the U.S, the club has state of the art facilities and also houses the famous Hank Johnson Golfers School. The well-manicured greens of the Founders Golf Club promises to offer you a great game. Built on a vast 540 yards stretch of land, the Legacy Golf Course is equipped with a number of bunkers and tee holes and is famous for holding the PGA Tournaments too.
Birmingham's warm climate ensures that something is always blooming at the Botanical Gardens. Enjoy spring azaleas, summer roses, fall leaves and winter camellias as you tour the extensive grounds. Or, step inside the Southeast's largest clear-span glass greenhouse to enjoy orchids and other tropicals. Visit the Japanese Tea House and Garden and the Southern Living Garden, plus vegetable, fern, iris and other special gardens. Other attractions include the Gatehouse Gift Shop, a café and a library. Lectures, demonstrations, concerts and other events occur almost daily; inquire for a schedule. Admission is free. All paths are wheelchair and stroller-accessible.
See more than 1000 different animal species from around the globe, from the Siberian tiger to the San Esteban Island chuckwalla. Of course, there are lions, tigers and bears, as well as giraffes, geckos, a white rhinoceros and gorillas. If your feet get tired, hop aboard the Zoo Express Train. ZooSnoozes, their overnight camping program, is available by reservation. Also, check out the zoo's many classes, which are fit for visitors of all ages.
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.
Fair Park Arena is home to the Birmingham Magicians and this 6000 seater multi-purpose arena hosts not only sporting events but also concerts and exhibitions. Most noted is The Greater Alabama Fall Fair and Festival that is held here. The facility is well-equipped and has all the latest amenities. The seating arrangements are comfortable, so don't forget to miss the action at this arena the next time Birmingham Magicians play here.
Since 1907, this historic building's ovens have been roasting thousands of pounds of peanuts for sports stadiums across the South, grocery stores and hungry passersby. Try a bag of hot, freshly roasted goober peas. You can purchase 30-pound boxes or even a whole truckload.
Legion Field has seen countless football matches--professional, college, and otherwise. This world-class football stadium is home to the University of Alabama Blazers, and the grass field has seen lots of action in its 68 years. In 1927, the field was named in honor of the American Legion and stands as a testament to those who gave their lives for their country.
Kelly Ingram Park is a beautiful treasure trove of sculptures standing on the green. Formerly known as the West Park, it is located just opposite the Baptist Church. Bound by 5th and 6th Avenues North and 16th and 17th Streets, the park served as the staging ground for much of the Civil Rights Movement and contains many commemorative sculptures of heroes who fought for racial equality during that time. Kelly Ingram Park is now a place to come and participate in the festivals and programs that take place throughout the year.
You may have come across the hand drawings of these creatures on Egyptian walls. Now you can catch them in live action at the Birmingham Race Course. Watch these graceful animals chase on the race grounds. If you grow fond of them you can even adopt an ex-racing greyhound, with the help of Greyhound Pets of America organization. Check the website for details and the schedule of events.