Construction of this historic stadium began in 1926 and when it was completed in 1927, it was named for the American Legion (US organization of military veterans). The stadium has since grown from seating 21,000 to about 71,594 spectators and serves mostly to host of American football games.
The park portion of the venue is home to a 740-acre multi purpose racing facility. It was built by George Barber and is the site of the IndyCar Series Grand Prix of Alabama. The museum portion houses the history of motorcycles in a way that no other venue ever has. It contains over 1,200 vintage motorcycles from 16 different countries as well as racing cars.
As long as you have a beverage in hand, you can't go wrong in the creation of your own masterpiece! This venue's name says it all- bring a drink and paint a picture while you sip. The instructors will take you step by step through the fabrication of your painting, which by the way you get to take home at the end of the evening.
Although this event only lasts one weekend in August, it is worth planning your trip around to see. Since 1999 this film festival has taken place in Birmingham's historic Theater District. If you're into the historic side of things, then check out the Sidewalk Festival's featured and newly restored Alabama Theater (built in 1927). If you'd like to see the films themselves, you're in for a treat with the variety in independent films available including various acclaimed indie classics.
This museum has art for everyone; its unique and eclectic selection means you are sure to be pleased by at least one of the many collections. Displays include Native American art, American landscapes, Asian art in the southeast, pottery, and impressionist and contemporary art. A new African exhibit has also been opened.