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Best for Kids in Birmingham

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Birmingham's Railroad Park is a 19 acre (7.68 hectare) park that was created in 2010. The park has water features, trails, and lots of grassy areas for playing and picnicking. The park often plays hosts to special events and concerts throughout the year. A welcome slice of green amid the steely concrete of the city, this park is also a serene place for leisurely walks and jogging. Couples who frequent the park often cap off their walks with a nice snack at the Boxcar Cafe located within the park premises.

Regions Field is a state-of-the-art ballpark built in 2013 as the home of the Birmingham Barons AA Minor League team. The stadium features 8500 seats and is conveniently located right in Downtown Birmingham. The ballpark has a host of activities and special features, including a mini-wiffle ball diamond, a batting cage and family fun park. Of course, no baseball game is complete without a hot dog and a beer (or soda), and you can get that, along with all the other classic ballpark snacks at Regions Field, too.

Red Mountain Park consists of 1500 acres (607.02 hectares) full of outdoor fun and excitement. In addition to the 11 hiking trails in the park, there are also zip-lining facilities, historic mines, three tree houses and the Hugh Kaul Beanstalk Forest and Kaul Adventure Tower. The park is one of Birmingham's favorite destinations for outdoor adventure.

This outstanding nature center situated on the site of an iron ore mine was closed in the 1950s and reopened as a nature refuge in the 1970s. Visitors to this mid-city refuge can explore the former quarries and ore crushers, hike 10 miles of trails, watch hawks soar, study rock formations and enjoy the wildflowers and wildlife.

Jones Valley Teaching Farm, located in the Gardens of Park Place, is an urban farm growing healthy, natural fruits, vegetables and herbs, not just to eat, but for education. The Jones Valley Teaching Farm is of the philosophy that kids learn best by doing, and at the farm, kids get down and dirty growing and caring for the produce. As a byproduct of this, they also learn more about healthy eating and they even host cooking classes and programs to teach about how to use the fruits of their labor in the most delicious ways.

Veteran's Park is 82 acres of outdoor fun in Hoover. The park features a whole array of facilities for your convenience, fitness and entertainment. Take advantage of the namesake Veteran's Memorial, the four acre lake, two pavilions, cross country trail, beach volleyball courts and the Butterfly Garden. There are restrooms available in the park, as well as parking.

Famous for its "miracle mile", Rickwood Caverns State Park is an absolute delight for those with an interest in speleology. The underground caverns that make up the famed miracle mile comprise fascinating limestone formations and passages with beautiful lighting. As the cavern has been carved from the seabed, its walls and ceiling feature many fossils, shells and other signs of marine life. Aside from the natural wonders, the park boasts facilities like a swimming pool, hiking trails, campground, gem mining and more.

Housed within the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex, the Birmingham Children's Theatre stages entertaining theatrical shows for children. Under its repertoire, the Birmingham Children's Theatre manages three theaters, namely the Dominick Studio Theater, the Wee Folks Theater and the Mainstage Theater. Previously, Birmingham Children's Theatre has put on classic shows such as Pinnochio, Dr. Seuss, The Little Red Hen and Jack & The Beanstalk.

A hands-on science museum, the McWane Science Center allows visitors to test physics principles, explore aquatic habitats, simulate space exploration and more. Interactive exhibits allow you to make your own animated movie, build a roller coaster or ride a bicycle along a wire 30 feet above the ground! There is also the IMAX Theater, a gift shop, and a food court that offers a variety of fast food and snack options. See website for event calendar, movie showtime, admission details and more.

See more than 1000 different animal species from around the globe, from the Siberian tiger to the San Esteban Island chuckwalla. Of course, there are lions, tigers and bears, as well as giraffes, geckos, a white rhinoceros and gorillas. If your feet get tired, hop aboard the Zoo Express Train. ZooSnoozes, their overnight camping program, is available by reservation. Also, check out the zoo's many classes, which are fit for visitors of all ages.

Located in the suburb of Bessemer, Alabama Splash Adventure offers family-oriented entertainment in a festive setting. As with many theme parks, it's a virtually self-contained community, complete with restaurants, snack bars, live entertainment, thrill rides and a complete water park. Ride the Rio Grande Train, take the plunge on UpSurge! in Splash Beach, and don't miss the Coke Corner on Celebration Street. Check website for more details as this park has seasonal timings.

Located just southwest of Huntsville about two hours from Birmingham, the U.S. Space and Rocket Center is one of the most extraordinary destinations in Alabama. On display here are rockets, boosters, capsules and space suits used in NASA missions over the years. There is also a planetarium and a summer space camp for children. The center is open daily except for major holidays. The admission price includes a trip to the nearby Marshall Space Flight Center, where you can watch the construction of NASA's new space station.

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