Find family-friendly things to do in Homewood
Reserving a comfortable room at the Country Inn & Suites, Homewood, AL puts you near the area’s most exciting attractions, from the Birmingham Zoo to Talladega Superspeedway. If you’re here on a college trip, you can drive about 10 minutes on 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. Looking for things to do with your kids? Head to Alabama Adventure & Splash Adventure for some fun in the sun, and then visit the McWane Science Center to explore 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 Adventure10.58 mi / 17.03 km from the hotel
From the stunts at the All American Dive Show to the thrills of the Rampage roller coaster, there’s something for everyone at this popular amusement and water park.
Birmingham Museum of Art5.5 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 Galleria4.76 mi / 7.66 km from the hotel
Explore more than 150 stores, including Macy’s, H&M, and American Eagle, at Alabama’s largest indoor mall. After shopping, head to J. Alexander’s or Bonefish Grille for a delicious meal.
Sixteenth Street Baptist Church5.06 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 Botanical Gardens4.55 mi / 7.32 km from the hotel
Wander through the tulips, rose bushes, and lush gardens at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. This serene 67.5-acre attraction has trees, flowers, and water features along winding pathways.
Birmingham Zoo4.23 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 Center5.03 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 & Museum3.87 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 Superspeedway44.99 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.
Red Mountain Park1.72 mi / 2.76 km from the hotel
This 1,500-acre green space features 16 miles of trails for hiking or biking as well as a six-acre off-leash dog park.
Birmingham–Jefferson Convention Complex5.66 mi / 9.11 km from the hotel
Attend a concert, basketball game, or theatrical performance at this expansive event venue.
Samford University2.75 mi / 4.42 km from the hotel
Founded in 1841, this liberal arts university offers programs in marketing, journalism, and law.