Stay 10 Minutes from Birmingham at Our I-65 Hotel
Reserve a spacious room
at the Country Inn & Suites, Homewood 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, and Samford University is 10 minutes away via Lakeshore Parkway. Treat kids to the Wipeout Adventure Course at Alabama 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.Family Fun
- Birmingham Zoo (6.2 miles)
More than 900 animals from across the globe call Birmingham Zoo their home. Attracting more than half a million visitors annually, this 122-acre complex features rides, restaurants and guided tours.
Phone: +1 (205) 879-0409
- McWane Science Center (6.5 miles)
Help your kids develop a love for science at this interactive museum. You can feel static electricity lift your hair, touch sharks and learn more about dinosaurs that once lived in Alabama.
Phone: +1 (205) 714-8300
- Alabama Splash Adventure (14.5 miles)
Rent a cabana to sit in the shade while the kids take Neptune’s Plunge at this water park. This family-friendly attraction provides lots of freebies, including sunscreen, life jackets, Wi-Fi and unlimited soft drinks.
Phone: +1 (205) 481-4750
- Talladega Superspeedway (55.4 miles)
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.
Phone: +1 (877) 462-3342
- Downtown Homewood (4.3 miles)
Stroll down 18th Street South to enjoy some of the Birmingham area’s best shopping. Stop by Savage’s Bakery for a treat after browsing antique galleries, home decorating stores and boutique clothing retailers.
- Riverchase Galleria (7.3 miles)
Enjoy free Wi-Fi while you shop top brands like Bath & Body Works, Coach, Gap and Brookstone. The mall also offers full-service dining and a carousel.
Phone: +1 (205) 985-3020
Historic Attractions and Art
- Vulcan Park & Museum (5.1 miles)
The largest cast-iron sculpture in the world, "The Vulcan" is an impressive 56-foot-tall, 50-ton memorial to the Civil Rights movement. Be sure to stop by the interactive museum for a wealth of historical exhibits.
Phone: +1 (205) 933-1409
- Sixteenth Street Baptist Church (6.4 miles)
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.
Phone: +1 (205) 251-9402
- Civil Rights District (6.5 miles)
Take a walk through this six-block area to see landmarks such as the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, Kelly Ingram Park and the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.
Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM) (12.3 miles)
Phone: +1 (205) 595-0533
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