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20. Birmingham Race Course A spacious pari-mutuel racing facility, the Birmingham Race Course is open year- round. Patrons enjoy live greyhound racing and simulcast events from the country s top thoroughbred and greyhound racetracks. Must be 19 or older to play. Open daily 11 am 1 am. 1000 John Rogers Dr. 205-838-7500.

21. Birmingham Zoo One of the state s most popular attractions, the Birmingham Zoo is an ever-evolving adventure. Visitors come from around the Southeast to see shows such as the Rhino Encounter, the Giraff e Feedings, the Lorikeet Aviary, the Predator Zone and the Sea Lion Splash Show. The zoo is blazing new trails in elephant conservation with the opening of Trails of Africa. The initiative designates the Birmingham Zoo as a national leader in the care and conservation of threatened elephants. 205.933.1409




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World s Largest Cast Iron Statue Edu-taining Park and Museum

Trails of Africa is a mixed-species exhibit that includes a bull elephant herd, red river hogs, giraff es, wildebeest, zebras and more. Concessions and dining on site. Open daily 9 am 5 pm. Extended hours for special events. Admission. 2630 Cahaba Rd. 205-879-0409.

22. Eternal Word Television Network EWTN One of the best known religious sites in Birming- ham is EWTN, the Eternal Word Television Network, founded by Mother Mary Angelica, broadcasting daily from the grounds of Our Lady of the Angels Monastery. Mother Angelica hosted Mother Angelica Live! on EWTN until she suff ered a debilitating stroke in 2001. Today daily Mass, music, news and devotionals are broadcast round the clock to more than 230 million television households in more than 140 countries and territories. Tours by appointment only. 205-271-2900.