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Greater Birmingham Convention & Visitors Bureau

Greater Birmingham Convention & Visitors Bureau

Convention & Visitors Bureau

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About Greater Birmingham Convention & Visitors Bureau

Birmingham was born out of the iron and steel industry. Remnants of those early beginnings are preserved in places such as Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark and Vulcan Park & Museum. The city is also well known for its prominent role in America’s Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. A visit to the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute gives visitors an in-depth look at that important era. When it comes to hosting well-recognized sporting events, Birmingham has a notable history. From Southeastern Conference Championships to international marathons and PGA events, the Birmingham area is equipped to play professional host to all these and more.

Things to do in Greater Birmingham Convention & Visitors Bureau

Birmingham, Alabama, is known as the “Dinner Table of the South.” From the country’s best barbecue to global dishes with the influence of the American South, Birmingham’s dining scene is one to relish. A talented and energetic music community entertains in clubs and music venues all around the area. Birmingham was Ground Zero for the American Civil Rights Movement, now drawing visitors from around the world to immerse themselves in the historic events. Golfers come to play Birmingham’s courses on the world-class Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail.

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Birmingham is located in the heart of the Southeast, with three major interstate systems merging in the middle of the city. Not to mention, the Birmingham airport has more than 100 nonstop and direct flights, while being located just seven minutes from downtown. Use the handy City Distance Calculator.

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Birmingham is quickly becoming the go-to sports destination in the Southeast. We have a long resume of events from the Bass Master Classic, Davis Cup Tennis, The World Games, NCAA Division I-III championships, PGA and US Women's Open Golf Championships, ESPN Birmingham Bowl, the Magic City Classic(the largest attended HBCU Classic in the county), and many more. Birmingham is also home to Lakeshore Foundation an Olympic and Paralympic Training site.