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Find amazing things to do in Homewood, AL
Reserve a spacious room at the Country Inn & Suites, Homewood, AL to be near the Birmingham area’s best things to do, from Birmingham Zoo to Talladega Superspeedway. 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. Challenge the kids on the Mist-ical Maze course at Splash Adventure, and then visit the McWane Science Center for hands-on exhibits like the Shark and Ray Touch Tank. While you're here, learn more about the Civil Rights movement at historic 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.
4.76 mi / 7.66 km from the hotel
Explore more than 150 stores, including Von Maur, H&M, and American Eagle, at Alabama’s largest indoor mall. After shopping, head to the on-site Dave & Buster’s for buffalo wings, cocktails, and games.
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.
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 pet a shark, 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.
44.99 mi / 72.4 km from the hotel
If you're a NASCAR fan, make the easy day trip to see cars zip around a 2.66-mile course at this 80,000-spectator racetrack.