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The National Aquarium in Baltimore is a must-see for any visitor to the city. Opened in 1981, this world-famous aquarium attracts over 1.6 million visitors per year with its convenient Inner Harbor location. Explore the underwater world in a few short hours by visiting 16,500 creatures in naturalistic habitats including ...


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As a result of over a million dollars of donations made by Enoch Pratt in 1882, Baltimore's Pratt Free Library was established in 1888 with one central library and five branch libraries. One of the oldest free libraries in the United States, it now has over 20 branches and recently ...


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Located on the west side of the Inner Harbor, this interactive museum is a wonderful place to bring children. At the Maryland Science Center young guests can embark upon a hands-on voyage through the human body, excavate dinosaur fossils, touch a cloud in Newton's Alley and observe mammoth canyons on ...


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The Douglass-Myers Maritime Park is a national heritage site with an on-site, interactive museum highlighting African American maritime history, the life of Isaac Myers, and the saga of Frederick Douglass' life as an enslaved child and young man in Baltimore. The 5,000 gallery space houses artistic renderings, historic maps and ...


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Pristine with great views of the Inner Harbor, this historic site is home to a monument dedicated to Major General Samuel Smith, who helped to thwart the attack on Baltimore by the British in the War of 1812. He later became a Congressman, a president of the Senate, and eventually ...


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Founded in 1927 by John W. Sherwood, this six-acre park is at its best in April and May, when spring flowers are in full bloom. Known as the most famous tulip garden in North America, the gardens see nearly 80,000 tulips in bloom along with a host of other spring ...


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The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute features richly detailed exhibits related to life in Alabama from the late 1800s to the present. With its mission to "enlighten each generation about civil and human rights by exploring our common past and working together in the present to build a better future," the ...


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Boasting the world's largest collection of its kind, the impressive Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum houses an amazing collection of more than 1,200 vintage and modern motorcycles and racecars, and the largest collection of Lotus cars. The museum's collection represents more than 200 manufacturers from 20 countries, with motorcycles built from ...


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Founded in 1951, the Birmingham Museum of Art is the largest museum of its kind in Alabama. World-renowned for its comprehensive Asian art collection and largest collection of Wedgwood outside of England, the Birmingham Museum of Art is home to more than 26,000 objects spanning Asian, American, European, African, Pre-Columbian ...


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One of Birmingham's most popular attractions, the modern McWane Science Center features four floors of interactive exhibits and an IMAX Dome theater celebrating all things science. Opened in 1998, the science center is home to such exhibits as Alabama Dinosaurs, featuring actual fossils ranging from tyrannosaurs to raptors, found in ...


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The Vulcan Park and Museum is home to the world's-largest cast iron statue and Birmingham city icon, the 56-foot-tall statue of Vulcan, the Roman god of fire and forge. The Vulcan statue was first created for the 1904 World's Fair, and has since stood as a symbol for the historically ...


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As the largest state park in Alabama, Birmingham's Oak Mountain State Park spans 9,940 acres and offers more than 50 miles of hiking, biking and equestrian trails. The park also features two fishing lakes and a recreational lake, complete with pedal boat and canoe rentals, a sandy beach swimming area ...


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More than 500,000 visitors flock to the Birmingham Zoo each year to visit the 800 animals representing 200 species housed among the zoo's lush 122 acres. The zoo is home to many endangered species hailing from six continents, and serves as a trailblazer in the care and conservation of threatened ...


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The 200-acre Splash Adventure Waterpark is home to such thrills as a nine-story slide, 4,600-square-foot misting maze, 800,000-gallon wave pool and 50-foot plunge that takes riders into a totally enclosed spin tube and then a splash pool. The waterpark is also home to a 360-degree interactive water-based obstacle course, as ...


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The 32-acre blast furnace plant, now known as Sloss Furnaces National Historical Landmark, gives visitors a glimpse into Birmingham's industrial past. The only 20th-century blast furnace in the U.S. preserved and interpreted as a museum, Sloss Furnaces produced iron for nearly 90 years until its closing in 1971, which helped ...


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