Stay About 15 Minutes from Birmingham Zoo
Fill your travel itinerary with a multitude of fun things to do when you choose the Country Inn & Suites, Birmingham-Hoover, AL as your home base. Our hotel lies close to the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame, the Alabama Theatre and Samford University. Birmingham is chock-full of exciting attractions, restaurants and entertainment opportunities, including The Summit, where you can shop, dine and see a movie. If you love being outdoors, stroll the pathways of the Birmingham Botanical Gardens and the Aldridge Gardens, or travel a little farther to Oak Mountain State Park to hike or fish. Want to feel your heart pound? Our hotel is less than 15 miles from the racing action at Barber Motorsports Park.Family Fun
- Birmingham Zoo (5.5 miles)
Spend the day browsing the animal exhibits at this zoological park, home to more than 900 animals. Representing more than 200 species, residents here include sea lions, rhinos and African elephants.
Phone: +1 (205) 879-0409
- McWane Science Center (8.2 miles)
Explore four floors of science exhibits at this family-oriented attraction, where you can also sit down for a larger-than-life movie on the IMAX Dome.
Phone: +1 (205) 714-8300
- Legion Field Stadium (10.3 miles)
Football games and large outdoor events are the big draws at this 21,000-seat stadium.
Phone: +1 (205) 254-2391
- Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame (8.4 miles)
Take a journey through the history of jazz music at this art-deco museum. Find out more about the accomplishments of jazz greats like Nat King Cole and Duke Ellington.
Phone: +1 (205) 327-9424
- Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum (13.7 miles)
Take in a race at this 750-acre motorsports facility, or stop by for a tour of the beautiful motorcycles on display at the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum.
Phone: +1 (205) 699-7275
- Birmingham Botanical Gardens (5.2 miles)
Tiptoe through the tulips, rose bushes and lush gardens at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. This serene, 67.5-acre attraction features trees, flowers and water features along winding pathways.
Phone: +1 (205) 414-3900
- Aldridge Gardens (6.1 miles)
Connect with nature through art and awe-inspiring landscapes at this nearby attraction, home to beautiful plants, bird species and garden trails.
Phone: +1 (205) 682-8019
- Iron City (7.3 miles)
Grab a bite to eat at the on-site restaurant before seeing a concert with your favorite band or musician at this 1,300-person venue.
Phone: +1 (205) 202-5483
- Alabama Theatre (8.3 miles)
Travel to the heart of downtown Birmingham to catch a movie, a theatrical performance or a concert at this 1927 performing arts hall.
Phone: +1 (205) 252-2262
- Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center (8.7 miles)
Located on the campus of The University of Alabama at Birmingham, this cultural arts center welcomes more than 300 events for year-round entertainment.
Phone: +1 (205) 975-2787
- Vulcan Park & Museum (6.7 miles)
You can't miss the towering statue of Vulcan, the Roman god of fire and forge, on display in this 10-acre park. Learn more about Birmingham's iron and steel industry when you visit the on-site museum.
Phone: +1 (205) 933-1409
- Railroad Park (8.5 miles)
Spanning eight blocks in downtown Birmingham, this green space celebrates this city's industrial and artistic heritage with playgrounds, concerts and a variety of cultural events.
Phone: +1 (205) 521-9933
- Oak Mountain State Park (13.9 miles)
Alabama's largest state park, Oak Mountain offers nearly 10,000 acres of outdoor fun, from hiking and biking to swimming and fishing.
Phone: +1 (205) 620-2524
- Samford University (5.7 miles)
Visiting a student at Samford University? This Christian university is home to more than 5,000 students and offers a variety of areas of study from law to nursing.
Phone: +1 (205) 726-2011
- The University of Alabama at Birmingham (7.1 miles)
With more than 20,000 students and 2,000 academic staff, this public research university is one of Alabama’s most important educational institutions.
Phone: +1 (205) 934-4011
- Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC) (8.6 miles)
If you're here for a convention, a sporting event or live entertainment, this convention complex is likely your destination.
Phone: +1 (205) 458-8400
- The Summit (2 miles)
For one-stop shopping and entertainment, head to this outdoor retail center. See a movie, or browse for the latest must-have accessory at stores like Apple, Anthropologie and Lululemon Athletica.
Phone: +1 (205) 967-0111
- Riverchase Galleria (7.1 miles)
More than 200 upscale retailers make up this regional mall. When you need to get off your feet, sit down at one of the mall's restaurants, which include Outback Steakhouse and Olive Garden.
Phone: +1 (205) 985-3020
- Emergency & Specialty Animal Medical Center (0.5 miles)
- Grandview Medical Center (1 mile)
- KBR - Kellogg Brown and Root (1 mile)
- HealthSouth (1.6 miles)
- BE&K (2.4 miles)
- Command Alkon (2.8 miles)
- Assurant (4.4 miles)
- Colonial Properties Trust (4.6 miles)
- Federal Reserve (5.3 miles)
- EBSCO (7.5 miles)
- UAB Medical Center (7.9 miles)
- AT&T (8 miles)
- Wells Fargo (8.2 miles)
- Altec Industries (10.5 miles)
- Motion Industries (11.8 miles)