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Alabama Splash Adventure

4599 Alabama Adventure Pkwy, Bessemer, AL 35022 205.481.4750


Once you hit the top of the 5-story tower, prepare yourself for 216 feet of pure exhilaration. Drop in and hang on as you fly through diabolical twists and hairpin turns. Enjoy this attraction in either a single or double inner tube.

Riders must be 48” or taller and weigh under 300 pounds.

Neptune's Plunge

Choose one of four enclosed, dark tubes and a full array of dizzying twists and turns on the way to a colossal splash landing.

Riders must be 42” or taller with a responsible adult or 48” or taller to ride alone.

Splash Island

New in 2018 – Splash Island features 5 individual slides perfect for kids and an all new interactive play area with loads of splashing fun. And we are adding more seating so you can relax while the kids ride and slide!

Guests must be under 54" tall.

Kahuna Waves

Enjoy 800,000 gallons of cool surf, punctuated by rolling 4 feet tall waves. Guests must be at least 48″ tall in bare feet or accompanied by a responsible person.

Riders under 48” tall must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Life jackets are recommended for inexperienced swimmers.

Castaway Island

Check out this interactive play area with pumps, geysers, buckets and water gags for all ages.

Riders under 42” are recommended to have a responsible adult.

Warrior River

Take a relaxing inner tube ride on the gentle currents of an endless river with secluded caves and a few soaking surprises. Life jackets are required for those under 48″ tall.

Riders under 42” are recommended to have a responsible adult.

Wipeout Adventure Course

Get ready for Wipeout Adventure Course, the world's first 360° interactive water-based obstacle course where you control the action via an assortment of geysers, sprays, overhead deluges, and even hand and foot-activated water elements. Make your way through a series of ropes, towers and bridges while blasting others with spray from rows of mounted water cannons and unleashing flood waters from above.

Riders must be 48” or taller.

Mist-ical Maze

The Mist-ical Maze water attraction is easy to enter but not so easy to leave. Featuring 4,600 sq. ft. of twists and turns made all the more challenging by unexpected showers, spouts, and downpours, the Mist-ical Maze provides surprises galore! As you make your way through its serpentine hallways, be ready for anything because you never know what's around the next turn.

Salamander Bay

Enjoy a fully interactive water activity area for the little ones where kids can slide down waterfalls, and more.

Riders must be under 48” or accompanied by a child.

Bessemer Civic Center 1130 Ninth Avenue, SW, Bessemer, AL 35022 205.424.7469 Bessemer Hall of History 1905 Alabama Avenue, Bessemer, AL 35020 205.426.1633 Bessemer Historic Society P. O. Box 1761, Bessemer, AL 35021 205. 886.6397 Watermark Place Events & Conference Center 4500 Katie's Way, Bessemer, AL 35022 205.425.4529 Historic Homes: The McAdory House, Sadler Home & the Owen Home P.O. Box 184, Bessemer, Alabama 35021 205.426.1633 Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park 12632 Confederate Pkwy, McCalla, AL 35111 205.477.5711


Whether you have a weekend or a week to spend with us, there's plenty to keep you interested, occupied and fully engaged. Sure, we want you to take a minute to stop and look around. But with so much to see and do, that's easier said than done.

(205) 328-9696 520 16th Street North Birmingham, AL 35203


Richly detailed exhibits in the Civil Rights Institute reveal slices of black and white life in Alabama from the late 1800s to the present. A series of galleries tells the stories of daily life for African-Americans in the state and the nation and how dramatically different it was from the lives white people of that era took for granted. The powerful Movement Gallery presents the Civil Rights Movement for 1955 to 1963. Here a picture emerges of the bad old days of “Bombingham,” a reference to the relentless violence that rocked the city in the late 1950s and early '60s. In the final exhibits, the Processional Gallery uses life-size figures representing all ages and races to portray the “walk to freedom.” Open Tuesday- Saturday, 10am- 5pm; Sunday, 1pm- 5pm. Admission.

(205) 252-2262 1817 3rd Ave N Birmingham, AL 35203-3101


Built in 1927, the Alabama Theatre is one of the nation's last operating movie palaces, featuring first-run and revival films, concerts and other special events. It is one of the grand architectural accomplishments saved from the wrecking-ball fate of many others of that era. The “Mighty Wurlitzer” organ still rises from the orchestra pit and is often played to accompany silent films. Attending an event or movie at the Alabama is one of the most highly recommended activities for visitors to the city. Join us for a tour of the historic Alabama Theatre, the Showplace of the South. The tour begins in the ticket lobby and leads you all the way up to the balcony, concluding in the auditorium with a demonstration of Big Bertha, the Alabama's prized Mighty Wurlitzer Organ. The tour lasts approximately one hour and costs $10/guest. The Alabama Theatre does not have an elevator and stairs are involved in this tour. Doors will open 15 minutes before the tour begins. The door will be locked five minutes after the beginning of the tour and late guests will not be accommodated. Tours are available the first Wednesday of each month at 11am and 2pm, unless otherwise noted.

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