Downtown Birmingham is full of history, and Woodlawn is no different. You might have noted the recent success of the movie “Woodlawn,” a tale of de-segregation and sports in 1973-era Birmingham. Today, new businesses and start-ups are popping up throughout Woodlawn.


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Woodlawn Cycle Cafe
5530 1st Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35212

In the heart of Woodlawn, the menu at Woodlawn Cycle Cafe features a morning section (served until 10:30 a.m.) and a day section (served from 11 to 2 p.m). With offerings like a morning bun, gashouse and cafe salad, you can’t go wrong at any time of day. They also sell cycling gear (hence the name). And if you are in the mood for a nice cup of coffee with friends, you’ll find an unparalleled selection of java.


Great Bear Wax Co.
17 55th Place South
Birmingham, AL 35212

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Only at Great Bear Wax Co. can you find locally-produced, all-natural offerings like “succulents.” Great Bear Wax Co. specializes in candles that smell like the great outdoors. They even have candles made out of essential oils. If you looking for something different when it comes to Birmingham shopping, help support a local small business and get a beautiful handmade candle.

Photo Courtesy of Great Bear Wax Co.


Southern Museum of Flight
4343 73rd Street North
Birmingham, AL 35206

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Southern Museum of Flight is located near the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport. This museum is one of the largest aviation museums in the southeast. The 75,000-square-foot museum hosts six different exhibits, including Tuskegee Airmen and Vietnam-era helicopters. They even have summer camps for children that are interested in aviation. For all around fun things to do in Birmingham, you need to stop by the Southern Museum of Flight.

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