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Central Alabama

Discover the cultural heart of Alabama in the center of the state, where you will find engaging museums, stunning scenery and thrilling events, including car races and football games. 

Experience the culture of southern America’s heartland in Central Alabama, a region that is incontrovertibly shaped by its past while looking forward to a bright future. Famous cities with fascinating historical attractions sit surrounded by scenery that includes picturesque lakes. Smaller towns are shaped by their proudly held traditions.

Start your journey to Central Alabama in Birmingham, the largest city in the state. One of the landmarks in this historic city is the Vulcan Statue, a 56-foot (17-meter) sculpture of the Roman god of blacksmithing, a symbol of the region’s industrial past. Visit the Sloss Furnaces for an enthralling insight into this era of history.

Explore Birmingham’s numerous museums for a complete picture of the city’s multifaceted history. Listen to the music of the greats in the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame and discover a global array of paintings and sculptures at the Birmingham Museum of Art. Stop by the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute to learn about the city’s complex role in the 20th-century movement.

Wander around the historic campus of the University of Alabama in the charming city of Tuscaloosa. The campus area houses a wide array of museums, sports grounds and gardens. Watch the famous Crimson Tide play a thrilling game of football.

Central Alabama also has a proud history of motorsports. Get up close to vintage car models in the Barber Motorsports Park and the Wellborn Musclecar Museum. Join huge crowds of locals at the Talladega Superspeedway, famed for its high-speed NASCAR races.

Explore the landscapes outside the towns and cities of Central Alabama. Stroll through shaded woodland and rest by tranquil lakes in the state parks of the region. Cheaha State Park is the home of the highest point in Alabama and features hiking and biking trails. Cyclists will also enjoy the routes running through scenic Chewacla State Park.

Board a flight to Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport to land in the heart of Central Alabama. The region remains warm throughout the year, although spring and fall are the best times to avoid the most humid months.


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Hyatt Place Birmingham/Inverness £59
Reviewed on 7 Dec 2019
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Hyatt Place Birmingham/Inverness

Hyatt Place Birmingham/Inverness

4686 Highway 280 E, Birmingham, AL
     
    4.2 of 5
    3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    After a long day of travel, this was an amazing place to stay and relax. The beds were very comfortable, and the shower head was amazing. It was like standing out in a warm/hot rain. Access to the property was odd, because it was very difficult to see the driveway and sign at night, and leaving to ...

    Hyatt Regency Birmingham-The Wynfrey Hotel £82
    Reviewed on 7 Dec 2019
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    Hyatt Regency Birmingham-The Wynfrey Hotel

    Hyatt Regency Birmingham-The Wynfrey Hotel

    1000 Riverchase Galleria, Hoover, Birmingham, AL
       
      4.3 of 5
      3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Loved how it opened into the mall! And liked the location to my son's home.

      La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Birmingham Homewood £61
      Reviewed on 26 Nov 2019
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      La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Birmingham Homewood

      La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Birmingham Homewood

      60 State Farm Pkwy, Homewood, Birmingham, AL
         
        3.7 of 5
        2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Loved that we did not have to pay for our puppy. And the great price.

        Hyatt Place Birmingham/Hoover £76
        Reviewed on 17 Oct 2019
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        Hyatt Place Birmingham/Hoover

        Hyatt Place Birmingham/Hoover

        2980 John Hawkins Parkway, Birmingham, AL
           
          4.2 of 5
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Room was nice and pool was nice. Great breakfast and it was free!

          Ramada by Wyndham Birmingham Airport £58
          Reviewed on 19 Nov 2019
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          Ramada by Wyndham Birmingham Airport

          Ramada by Wyndham Birmingham Airport

          5216 Messer Airport Hwy, Birmingham, AL
             
            3.1 of 5
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Standard Hotel, great location. Nothing special. Breakfast should be free.

            Days Inn by Wyndham Birmingham AL £40
            Reviewed on 18 Nov 2019
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            Days Inn by Wyndham Birmingham AL

            Days Inn by Wyndham Birmingham AL

            1485 Montgomery Hwy, Vestavia Hills, Birmingham, AL
               
              2.7 of 5
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located close to my destination, the property was quiet, but starting to wear. The price was right

              Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Homewood, AL £69
              Reviewed on 22 Nov 2019
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              Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Homewood, AL

              Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Homewood, AL

              485 Wildwood North Circle, Homewood, Birmingham, AL
                 
                4.1 of 5
                2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                It was a great location. It wasn’t to far from some local eats and very close to fast food. Good walking trails close by. Hotel was clean and a decent breakfast. The only thing I didn’t like was the WiFi in my room was slow. Over all a great place to stay.

                Drury Inn & Suites Birmingham Lakeshore Drive £82
                Reviewed on 27 Nov 2019
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                Drury Inn & Suites Birmingham Lakeshore Drive

                Drury Inn & Suites Birmingham Lakeshore Drive

                160 State Farm Road, Birmingham, AL
                   
                  4.6 of 5
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  This was our second stay at a Drury property and it was as pleasant as the first. The room was large, spotless and the bed was very comfortable. The area is good and I felt safe walking my dog at 11:30 PM. We arrived too late to enjoy the happy hour but maybe next time. The staff was very pleasant ...

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