Explore Birmingham

Built on iron and steel, but now bursting with a renaissance of creativity and innovation, Birmingham is a warm, welcoming city in the heart of Alabama.
A vibrant and diverse metropolitan area only 15 miles from campus, Birmingham combines the benefits of a growing city with the comforts of its embracing environment and manageable scale. Rich in history and brimming with excitement, Birmingham is home to leaders in medical innovation, business enterprise, and artistic creativity. It has award-winning cultural institutions, including the Birmingham Museum of Art, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, and the McWane Science Center. In the performing arts, companies including the Alabama Ballet and the Red Mountain Theater Company make world-class experiences everyday occurrences.

You’ll celebrate the city’s incredible creative and architectural histories when you enjoy a concert at the Lyric Theatre or a performance or movie at the Alabama Theatre in the same downtown block. Birmingham also boasts Regions Baseball Park, Railroad Park, and Red Mountain Park, where you can watch, walk, and wonder. Birmingham is also home to a renowned restaurant scene. Whether you prefer to savor the energy of urban life over a weekend at Magic City Art Connection, or the peace and quiet of a nearby nature walk to admire Alabama’s striking Cahaba Lilies, Indian Springs School is situated at the center of both—and all the exceptional experiences greater Birmingham has to offer.
The New York Times recently described Birmingham as a city that is "ready to surprise you." Explore these links to learn more about the "Magic City":