The Civil Rights District, Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, Eternal Word Television Network, Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark and Birmingham Zoo are a few of the major tourist attractions in Birmingham, Alabama. Many of the city's attractions are historically or religiously themed.
The Civil Rights District was the scene of several notable moments during the Civil Rights era and contains historic landmarks such as the 16th Street Baptist Church. The Civil Rights Institute and Museum showcases artifacts from that era.
Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park is a tribute to the area's 19th century iron industry. Confederate soldiers relied on the place for supplies until it was destroyed by Union soldiers. In addition to its historic exhibits, the park provides a location for hiking, horseback riding and camping. Another historic site is Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, the site of steel production during the late 19th and early 20th century.
The Eternal Word Television Network is a well-known provider of Catholic programming throughout the world. It televises events from the Vatican and a variety of talk shows on the Catholic faith. EWTN offers tours of its studios and control rooms in Birmingham.
The Birmingham Zoo has over 1,000 animals on display, including sea lions, giraffes, bobcats and anacondas.