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care and conservation of threatened elephants. 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. birminghamzoo.com

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. ewtn.com

23. Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum Alabama s offi cial railroad museum, the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum has operating standard gauge and narrow gauge trains and two restored depots housing a good collection of railroad artifacts. Also on the grounds is a collection of railway cars, locomotives and cabooses. Train rides available call for dates and times. Museum open Tues Sat, 9 am 4 pm. Donations welcome. 1919 9th St, Calera. 205-668-3435. hodrrm.org

24. Kelly Ingram Park Called a Place of Revolution and Reconciliation, Kelly Ingram Park in Birmingham s Civil Rights District is adjacent to the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and historic 16th Street Baptist Church. The park served as a staging area for demonstrations in the early 1960s, including the ones in which police dogs and fi re hoses were turned on marchers. Images of those attacks haunted Birmingham in the decades that followed, but they were the same images that were instrumental in overturning legal segregation.