Find family-friendly things to do in Homewood, AL

Reserve a comfortable room at the Country Inn & Suites, Homewood, AL to be near the area’s best things to do, from the Birmingham Zoo to Talladega Superspeedway. Here on a college trip? You can drive just 10 minutes up I-65 to tour the campus of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, or you can hop on Lakeshore Parkway to reach Samford University, also 10 minutes away. For some fun in the sun, let the kids explore Castaway Island at Splash Adventure, and then visit the McWane Science Center for fascinating exhibits like the Shark and Ray Tank. If you’re interested in Birmingham’s history, you can learn more about the Civil Rights movement at sites like Sixteenth Street Baptist Church.

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Alabama Adventure & Splash Adventure

10.58 mi / 17.03 km from the hotel
From the stunts at the Wild West Dive Show to the twists and turns of the Aqua Maze, there’s something for everyone at this popular amusement and water park.

Birmingham Museum of Art

5.5 mi / 8.85 km from the hotel
Plan to spend some time in this first-class museum housing more than 27,000 paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, and decorative arts gathered from many different cultures.

Riverchase Galleria

4.76 mi / 7.66 km from the hotel
Explore more than 150 stores, including Brighton, H&M, and American Eagle, at Alabama’s largest indoor mall. After shopping, head to the on-site Cheesecake Factory for a delicious meal followed by a signature cheesecake.

Sixteenth Street Baptist Church

5.06 mi / 8.15 km from the hotel
This notable church is the site of the 1963 bombing that killed four girls and played a key role in the Civil Rights movement. Take a tour Tuesday through Friday and by appointment on Saturdays.

Birmingham Zoo

4.23 mi / 6.8 km from the hotel
Take a walk on the wild side at the Birmingham Zoo, which attracts more than half a million visitors each year to see African elephants, giraffes, lions, and red pandas. You’ll also find several restaurants and shops throughout the zoo.

McWane Science Center

5.03 mi / 8.1 km from the hotel
Help your kids develop a love for science at this interactive museum. You can encounter sharks and eels up close, feel static electricity lift your hair, and learn about the dinosaurs that once lived in Alabama.

Vulcan Park & Museum

3.87 mi / 6.23 km from the hotel
Perched atop Red Mountain since 1935, the world’s largest cast-iron sculpture, “The Vulcan,” was first exhibited at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair. The museum offers an open-air balcony at the top of the statue’s 124-foot pedestal and interactive exhibits.

Talladega Superspeedway

44.99 mi / 72.4 km from the hotel
If you’re a NASCAR fan, you’ll love seeing cars zip around a 2.66-mile course at this 80,000-spectator racetrack.