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arts, which includes superior examples of English ceramics and French furniture; and the museum s world-renowned collection of Wedgwood, the largest outside of England. Excellent café. Open Tues Sat, 10 am 5 pm; Sun, noon 5 pm. Donations welcome. 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd. 205-254-2565. artsbma.org

19. Birmingham Public Library The main library is made up of two stunning buildings, the East Building with its dramatic atrium and the 1927 Linn-Henley Research Library with its beautiful wall murals. Hundreds of visitors come to the main library each year to access their extensive genealogical resources. Open Mon Tues, 9 am 8 pm; Wed Sat, 9 am 6 pm; Sun, 2pm 6pm. 2100 Park Place. 205-226-3600. bplonline.org

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MON SUN 10AM 6PM MUSEUM

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BIG GUY Breathtaking City Views

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

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. birminghamracecourse.com

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