Birmingham Alabama is the largest city of the Alabama State with a population of over 220,000 people. In 1871 three farm towns were integrated into an industrial center named after the homonymous industrial city of Birmingham in the United Kingdom. Targeted interests have been iron and steel production as well as the railroading industry. Over the years Birmingham governments spread the palette of interests to business sectors and education, elevating to a status of a nucleus in the South for both these points. Alongside the economical growth, culture flourished. Here we present must-sees when visiting Birmingham. The Civil Rights Institute Birmingham became internationally known for its role in the struggle for the civic rights of Afro-Americans in the 1960s. The tradition of the movement continued over the decades and is currently embodied in the Institute which acts throughout the world in an effort to enhance and stimulate civic and human rights by means of education. Here one can tour through experiences and efforts of the past and plans for the future via exhibitions and presentations as well as by conversing with the members of the Institute. Vulcan Park Built as a display for the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair, this 56 foot high sculpture of the Roman god of fire serves as homage to the nourishing industry of the city. Contemplate the city's interesting history while resting on the park's grounds, skim its skyline and perhaps head to one of the art galleries nearby. The Birmingham Museum of Art The Birmingham Museum of Art's permanent collection holds countless artifacts and pieces of art, ranging from American and American Indian to pre-Columbian, European, Asian and African styles. The museum has a policy of continuous diversity in displaying graphic and decorative arts as well as sculptures, and, of course, paintings so as to provide an opportunity for the visitors not only to see as much is possible but to be astonished with every arrival. The Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame Located in the Carver Theater which is a historical landmark of Birmingham, the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame pays respect to exceptional jazz artists of Alabama through exhibitions which contain instruments, costumes and photographs, but, more importantly, through jazz performances held almost year around. Ruffner Mountain Nature Center Ruffner Mountain is an interesting exploration destination not only because of the wildlife and nature which never cease to amaze and surprise. The remains of the mining industry which was essential to the early development of the city still lie scattered across the landscape. Combine learning about habitats with a little of history and look for the quarries and mining equipment. When visiting a city of such rich and interesting origins and past, one should try to engage in the experience as best as one can. Big cities never fail to provide a good place to dine or a fun bar to spend the evening in, but what will make the overall memory last with a unique spark is enriching that everyday life with bits of what was that made it the way it is today.