Explore the zoo and other things to do near Hoover, AL
Because history’s roots run deep in Birmingham, many of the things to do nearby are linked to the city’s past, present, and future. You can step from your room at the Country Inn & Suites and immerse yourself in an art deco museum dedicated to Alabama jazz musicians. Spend a leisurely afternoon strolling through the exhibits and gardens of the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, or stop and admire the hydrangeas at the Aldridge Gardens. The Hoover Folklore Center features historic buildings, including a two-story log cabin built in the 1840s.
You can shop in comfort at nearby malls, including The Summit Birmingham and Riverchase Galleria. If you crave more thrills, head to Barber Motorsports Park to see vintage and rare motorcycles or to catch a race. If you’re a fan of golf, Birmingham has two courses on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. And the city is also home to a number of chefs named as semifinalists and winners of the James Beard Award.
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