5 things you might not know about Barber Motorsports Park

Every year thousands of visitors from all over the world come to Leeds, Alabama to visit Barber Motorsports Park and Museum. Over the past two decades (the park turned 20 in January), the attraction has drawn more than 3 million visitors to the state. If you’ve never been to this gem (it’s only a 20-minute drive from downtown Birmingham), we highly recommend adding it to the top of your Alabama bucket list. Car enthusiasts can check out the 16-turn racetrack. Motorcycle lovers will fawn over the massive two-wheel collection inside the museum. And even those who aren’t so interested in motorsports can enjoy the gorgeous grounds, gardens, and a surprising sculpture park. Here are five fun facts to know about Barber before you visit. 

By |February 18, 2023|

Experience fall, fun, and football on campus at Birmingham-Southern College in November

Fall in Alabama is settling in and so is the outdoor scenery on Birmingham-Southern College’s campus. As the beautiful leaves change to reflect the University’s bright and proud yellow, there’s never been a more perfect time to visit the grounds and meet the award-winning staff. Whether a prospective student, parent, or proud alum hoping to leave a legacy, there are a couple different ways you can learn more about “the Hilltop” in-person this November.

By |October 16, 2022|

Birmingham’s new City Walk park is a 31-acre community hub

July brought the long-awaited World Games to the Magic City, and with it, the opening of City Walk BHAM, a 10-block, 31-acre multipurpose park and gathering space located under the Interstate 59/20 overpass in downtown. The 1.5-mile linear park runs from 15th Street North to 25th Street North and includes plans for numerous recreation, art, and green spaces. Designed by Barge Design Solutions and pushed forward by the Alabama Department of Transportation, the goal for City Walk is to offer something for every type of Birmingham resident, from a dog park and market spaces to pickleball courts and a beer garden.  

By |August 19, 2022|

Day-in-the-life of University of Alabama President, Dr. Stuart Bell

Have you ever wondered what the President of a University does on a daily basis? Well, we have the inside scoop of typical day-in-the-life of University of Alabama President Dr. Stuart R. Bell. You may be wondering; does he wake up to a full pot of coffee like the rest of us? How many crimson ties does he have to choose from each morning? If it’s raining, does he still walk to his office from the President’s mansion or catch a ride?

By |August 18, 2022|

3 beautiful places to golf in North Alabama

North Alabama’s golfing community is one of vibrance and variety. With such a beautiful landscape serving as the backdrop to these greens, it can be easy to get lost in the environment and shank your shot for par into the majestic forests in the distance. When the time comes to set a tee-time this summer, here are a few North Alabama courses to take a swing at.

By |July 26, 2022|
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