Wander a gallery, fly a kite, catch a ballgame or immerse yourself in Birmingham’s civil rights legacy - all within a short walk or drive of the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex. The Birmingham Museum of Art, one of the finest regional museums in the United States, houses more than 26,000 artworks including acclaimed Asian and Decorative Arts collections. Named the nation’s “Best New Park” in 2011, Railroad Park is a 19-acre linear green space in the heart of downtown – a beautiful spot to fly a kite, float a boat, ride a bike or even catch a free exercise class! Just across the street is Regions Field, home of the AAA Birmingham Barons and winner of the 2013 “Ballpark of the Year” award. And a few blocks away are the multi-media galleries and oral history archives of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. Across the street from the Institute are 16th Street Baptist Church and Kelly Ingram Park, key historic sites in the civil rights struggles of the 1960s. For more information on activities in greater Birmingham, see the IN Guide.

What to do while at the BJCC