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Tourist Information DOWNTOWN TOURIST CENTER/THE BIRMINGHAM SHOP: 2200 9th Avenue North, 205-458-8000 or 800-458-8085

AIRPORT TOURIST CENTER LOWER LEVEL: 205-595-1052

VULCAN PARK AND MUSEUM TOURIST CENTER: 1701 Valley View Drive, 205-458-8000

Helpful Information AREA CODE: 205

ALTITUDE: 620 average feet; ranging between 538 and 1,200

AREA: 3,358 square miles Metropolitan Statistical Area Jefferson, Blount, St. Clair, Shelby and Walker Counties

CHURCHES: More than 1,300, all major denominations

BIRMINGHAM SHUTTLESWORTH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT: 205-595-0533

BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU: 205-558-2222

TELEVISION STATIONS: 7 commercial, 3 independents and 1 public educational station, several cable stations.

RADIO STATIONS: 14 AM stations, 18 FM stations and 1 Spanish station.

NEWSPAPERS: The Birmingham News (al.com) thrice weekly, weeklies and monthlies

CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU: 205-458-8000 or 800-458-8085

BIRMINGHAM BUSINESS ALLIANCE: 205-324-2100

POPULATION: Metro just over one million

LIBRARY: 205-226-3600

TRAVELERS AID SOCIETY: 205-322-5426

PARKS: 205-254-2391 (city), 800-252-7275 (state)

CAP (CITY ACTION PARTNERS): Got a flat? Lock your keys in the car? Mon-Fri, 7 am to midnight; Sat 11 am to 7 pm. 205-251-0111 (downtown only)

LAWS TO KNOW: Use safety belts. Turn on headlights during rain. Drinking age 21. Liquor sales at package and grocery stores after noon Sundays.

EMERGENCIES: For emergencies call or text 911

Rental Car Agencies ALAMO RENT A CAR: 205-591-4395

AVIS RENT A CAR: 205-592-8901

BUDGET RENT A CAR: 205-322-3596

DOLLAR RENT A CAR: 800-800-4000, www.dollar.com

ENTERPRISE RENT A CAR: 205-591-1927, www.enterprise.com

HERTZ RENT A CAR: 205-591-6090

NATIONAL CAR RENTAL: 205-592-7259

Wheelchair Accessible Transportation BUZZ-A-BUS: 205-879-3438

CLASTRAN: 205-325-8787

FRESH AIR: 205-744-7475

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