The largest city in Alabama, the metropolis of Birmingham accounts for approximately one quarter of the entire state’s populous. It’s location at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and the crossroads of two railroads, made it a major industrial center of the southern United States. It’s considered one of the country’s most livable cities because of its contributions to medical research, service-based economy and lively downtown. It also features 99 historic neighborhoods often referred to as the cradle of the American Civil Rights Movement. With its vibrant history, beautiful scenery and temperate weather, there’s plenty to see and do while visiting Birmingham.
10. Alabama Splash Adventure
Located just west of Birmingham, Alabama Splash Adventure is a water park and amusement park. One of the attractions at the park includes a wooden roller coaster called the Rampage. Upsurge! is a five storey water ride while Splashdown! is a 50 foot plunge that sends you spinning into an enclosed tube before dropping you into a splash pool. Neptune’s Plunge consists of four enclosed dark tubes with twists and turns sending you to a splash landing. The wave pool, Kahuna Waves, is an 800,000 gallon pool with four foot waves. For the younger children, Salamander Bay offers an interactive water activity area with waterfalls kids can slide down. There are many other rides in the park as well, like The Vault: Laser Maze Challenge for an adrenaline pumping great time while trying to navigate through and around laser beams. Whether you’re old or young, this park offers fun and adventure.