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This cineplex has 14 screens for your viewing pleasure. For a more enjoyable experience, sit back and relax with popcorn and a soda from the refreshment stand. For film times, ticket prices and further information please see their website.
Alabaster Municipal Park is home to the famous annual Alabaster Cityfest. It features athletic fields, basketball and tennis courts, pavilions, picnic spots, a playground, restrooms and a snack bar. It also hosts regular soccer matches as well.
The growth of Birmingham and surrounding communities is intimately tied to the rise of mining in Alabama. Focusing on the time period from 1890-1940, this museum tells the stories of people and communities involved in the mining industry. Visitors can learn about what it was like to live in a mining camp, where companies controlled everything from the schools and stores to medical care and housing. In addition, the museum explores changes in mining technology over the years. It is located in a gymnasium built in 1935 by the Works Project Administration. Early 20th-century train and mining cars are on exhibit. Admission is free.
The beautiful Iron and Steel Museum of Alabama, as the name suggests, exhibits a great demonstration of how iron was formed during the Civil War. Popularly known as the Tannehill Museum, The museum is located in Tannehill Ironworks Historical Park and features iron-making technology, machines, tools and all the products used during ancient times. The museum also exhibits a collection of steam engines, war materials and more.
One of the most interesting destinations in the area, this park is about a 20-minute drive from downtown Birmingham. Tannehill was the site of a large Civil War-era blast furnace that was destroyed by Union troops in 1865. Accompanying the restored furnace are a museum and, in the summer, working artisans recreating rural Alabama life circa the 1840s. There are also several hiking trails, as well as cabins for rent and a campground. The park is open daily.