The 10 Best Things to Do in Homewood, United States

December 10, 2017 Venice Greaves

Homewood is a city in southeastern Jefferson County, Alabama, United States. It is a suburb of Birmingham, located on the other side of Red Mountain due south of the city center. Its estimated 2015 population is 25,708.
Restaurants in Homewood

1. Breakout Games - Birmingham

2717 19th Pl S, Homewood, AL 35209-1919 +1 205-282-4798
Excellent
87%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 898 reviews

Breakout Games - Birmingham

This isn’t your average outing or everyday experience—Breakout is for those who would rather solve mysteries than watch someone else have all the fun. With different rooms that follow unique story-lines, you and your friends will have 60 minutes to escape your adventure of choice by cracking codes, solving puzzles and following clues. Part problem solving, part adrenaline, end-to-end fun!

Reviewed By Donna U - Gardendale, Alabama

We did this for the first time with family members. We had 5 in our group and a young couple was added. So we had 7 people for Mystery Mansion, which had a max of 8.

Everyone worked well together and all contributed. We made it out with only a couple of minutes to spare.

An evening of fun!

2. Dram Whiskey Bar

2721 Cahaba Rd, Mountain Brook, AL 35223-2333 +1 205-871-8212
Excellent
55%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 13 reviews

Dram Whiskey Bar

Reviewed By SCJFL

Traveling on business usually doesn't afford the best local fare but if you find yourself in the area don't miss this great local establishment. Great selection of wine, beer and whiskey and some really great pub fare. Had the Gatlinburger loved the fried egg on top (very Aussie). The thin shoe string fries are addictive.

3. Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

520 16th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203-1911 +1 205-328-9696
Excellent
80%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
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1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 992 reviews

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

This historic museum traces the journey of the civil rights advocates of the 1950s and 60s, who changed the course of American history. The struggle for equality for Black Americans is chronicled here, from the Jim Crow laws in the 1800s to the freedom rides, sit-ins and demonstrations of the 1960s.

Reviewed By Joan P - Damariscotta, Maine

We spent the afternoon exploring the Birmingham Civil Right Institute and I found it a very moving and powerful experience. Being old enough to have lived through the 1950s and 1960s, I already knew the history, but the audio, video, and photographic displays brought it all to life again. It is our history.

The building itself is organized in a circular fashion which progresses chronologically from the 1950s to the present time. There is enough variety in the exhibits to keep you interested. Lots to read, lots to learn. Lots to watch.

I would recommend that all Americans go to this Museum. And probably non-American visitors should go there to get some understanding of the Civil Rights movement in America.

4. Alabama Goods

2933 18th St S, Homewood, AL 35209-2511 +1 205-803-3900
Excellent
63%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 8 reviews

Alabama Goods

Reviewed By therossfamily2015 - Birmingham, Alabama

Best place for 100% "made in Alabama" souvenirs and food items, like wonderful sweets -cookies,chocolates, candies- and savory treats galore - cheese straws, roasted pecans and peanuts, like you can only find in the heart of Dixie. They have a year-round Christmas tree for people who collect ornaments when they travel, along with gorgeous pottery, and groovy and affordable jewelry. I love that all of their items are made in Alabama, by Alabamians. Plus, they will ship your treasures if you don't want to pack them. Love this place!!!!

5. McWane Science Center

200 19th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203-3117 +1 205-714-8300
Excellent
72%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 820 reviews

McWane Science Center

Fun and learning never end at McWane Science Center, a nonprofit, hands-on museum and IMAX(R) Dome Theater. Four floors of interactive exhibits celebrate science and wonder - from an amazing collection of dinosaurs to innovative environmental showcases, imaginative early childhood playgrounds, and an awe-inspiring aquarium. The energy and excitement of discovery spring to life through an extensive lineup of science demonstrations performed daily by talented educators. The adventure intensifies in the IMAX(R) Dome Theater, where wide-eyed visitors experience the sights and sounds of breathtaking films on a 5-story-tall screen surrounded by 3 tons of high-intensity speakers.

Reviewed By ekkerb - Franklin, Tennessee

Good science center experience. Nice compact museum with something for everyone. Kind of a combination children's museum with a traditional science museum. Our kids had a fun time. Takes a few hours to see everything. It was helpful we were able to use our reciprocal benefits with the Adventure Science Center in Nashville.

6. Red Hills Brewing Company

2823 Central Ave, Suite 107, Homewood, AL 35209-2570 +1 205-582-2897
Excellent
50%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 10 reviews

Red Hills Brewing Company

Reviewed By Leigh-Traveler2015 - Birmingham, Alabama

Went in last weekend. Pretty empty. Sat at the bar and tried a few. Bartenders was pretty knowledgeable and friendly. Beer was just okay. No cold mug and it was not very cold. With all the other very good breweries in the area, this place is going to have to come out with something really good tasting. Didn't find it here this day.

I guess their niche is the low alcohol. No food in sight unless you leave & go to Little Donkey, which, btw, serves some really good local craft beers.

Not impressed. May give it another shot.. may not.

7. Birmingham Museum of Art

2000 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35203-2278 +1 205-254-2565
Excellent
68%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 456 reviews

Birmingham Museum of Art

This three-story museum houses an eclectic selection of art, including Wedgewood pottery, the largest collection of Asian art in the Southeast, Native American and African art, impressionism, contemporary art and American landscapes.

Reviewed By moviegeekjn - Phoenix, Arizona

This museum is essentially free (donations of $3 are suggested) and more than worthwhile. The biggest surprise is the diversity of its collection; not only does it offer a sampling of American and European art, but it also contains a large collection of Asian art and a nice presentation of African art to illustrate cultural aspects.

8. Urban Air Trampoline Park

800 Green Springs Hwy, Suite 150, Homewood, AL 35209-4918 +1 205-206-6809
Excellent
75%
Good
25%
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 4 reviews

Urban Air Trampoline Park

Our Homewood Trampoline Park is the perfect destination for Birmingham metro area including, Mountain Brook, Fairfield and Midfield Trampoline Park enjoyment, and will provide weekly events and kids birthday parties for all ages and fitness levels.

Reviewed By Kona J - Argenta, Illinois

We've been to a couple different trampoline parks around the US and this one was not only a lot of fun, but the price was crazy cheap compared to what we normally pay. There are lots of different things to do beyond the normal trampoline stuff and this place is great to wear your kids out!!

9. Regions Field

1401 1st Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233-1503 +1 205-988-3200
Excellent
75%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 347 reviews

Regions Field

Reviewed By Kayla N - Birmingham, Alabama

Parking isn't great, but what do you expect when the field is downtown. The field and the park itself are beautiful, lots of food options, lots of drink options--including alcohol. Lots of picnic tables in the outfield, and a lot of space for kids to play/things to play on. Truly a family experience. They also love getting the crowd involved in between innings. A lot of fun for the whole family.

10. Alabama Theatre

1817 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203-3132 +1 205-252-2262
Excellent
70%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 172 reviews

Alabama Theatre

After a complete restoration, this historic venue once again shows its 1927 grandeur.

Reviewed By ktidefan16

My dad and I used to go here when I was a kid. I recently visited the Theater a week or so ago. Its exactly the same. Its a very old venue but it still has old southern charm. I always thought it was magical. There is just something about it when you get in there. If you are going for a concert or to watch old movies, its just perfect. I would highly recommend it to anyone. It could however be in a bit of a safer area, but its worth the risk.

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