Talk to a Care Advisor


Best Handicap Accessible Sites in Birmingham Alabama

Handicap Sites in Birmingham ALThere are wheelchair and handicap-accessible parks and trails all over the fine state of Alabama: from the paved trails and accessible bathrooms at Avondale Park, to the waterfront, accessible Airport Perimeter Trail in Mobile. In Birmingham, Alabama, the handicap accessible sites are no exception, and are ready and waiting for you to discover! Here are some of the best handicap accessible sites in Birmingham, Alabama:

Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame

The Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame honors a number of the greatest jazz artists Alabama has ever known. Covering the accomplishments and marks in history of more than 170 Alabama-native jazz musicians, the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame features artists such as Nat King Cole, Duke Ellington, and Lionel Hampton. Containing more that 2,200 square feet of exhibits and memorabilia including paintings, instruments, quilts, and personal effects of notable jazz artists, the museum also offers jazz performance and classes that keep the soul and future of jazz alive and well.

All of the tours of the museum are wheelchair accessible, and admission is a low cost that won’t break your wallet whilst you bolster your history and love of jazz.  

The Birmingham Zoo

The Birmingham Zoo, home to over 700 animals from all over the world, is seated on 122 acres and was voted one of the top attractions in Alabama on TripAdvisor. The Birmingham Zoo’s facilities, exhibits, and pathways all ensure the accessibility of personal wheelchairs and electric conveyance vehicles. All of the facilities and attractions are accessible to handicapable patrons: from the train and carousel, to the restaurants and eateries, the Zoo makes the experience inclusive and fun.

The Birmingham zoo also offers a limited quantity of rentals, including manual strollers, wheelchairs, and electric conveyance vehicles (but the rentals are popular, and are first-come, first-serve, so keep this in mind if you choose to visit)! The Zoo is also inclusive of sensory sensitivities, complete with weighted lap pads available upon request, sensory bags containing noise-cancelling headphones, and quiet zones to make sure that everyone can have a good time whilst experiencing all that the Birmingham Zoo has to offer.

The Birmingham Botanical Gardens

The Birmingham Botanical Gardens is Alabama’s largest living museum! Containing more than 12,000 plants across 25 different gardens, the Birmingham Botanical Gardens span 67.5 acres, which include 30 outdoor sculptures and the largest horticulture library in the United States. The parking lot and Garden Center, which includes the Library, are barrier-free and ADA compliant. Recently, the paths, which had been gravel since the opening of the gardens, have been paved, making the gardens handicap accessible.

Complimentary wheelchairs are available at the front desk for patrons who may require them, and a secondary entrance has recently been opened, specifically with accessibility in mind. Come and smell the roses and vastly diverse other plant life with no fee for admission!

Here is a list of options, if you or a loved one needs to purchase or rent a Wheelchair in Birmingham, Alabama.

Article written by Rhianna DeVries with Senior Directory


Related Articles

Sit While Gardening – Great for Individuals with Mobility Restrictions!

Bending down to the ground can increase the risk of a fall.  For anyone who is...

Read Full Article

14 Best Films of the 1960’s

Here is Senior Directory's best 14 movies of the 1960's. I wonder what order your...

Read Full Article

Free Brain Games for Senior Citizens

We all know that an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but what can we do to nourish our...

Read Full Article

13 Best Films of the 1950’s

We have listed our 13 top films of the 1950's. Can you guess what our number one is?...

Read Full Article

7 Wonderful Gift Ideas for Recent Retirees

An unexpected gift lets someone know they are a special consideration in your life. For...

Read Full Article

4 Ways Pets Can Be Therapeutic for Senior Citizens

Pets are wonderful companions that brighten our world and provide joy to life. But did you...

Read Full Article

Common Allergies in Alabama Affecting Senior Citizens

As Alabamans experience seasonal changes, we also must be prepared for the allergies that...

Read Full Article

How Can Driving Help Seniors Stay Mentally Healthy?

One reason why older adults might consider driving as long as they can: their mental health...

Read Full Article

4 Camping Considerations for Senior Citizens

Camping is just one of the many activities older adults can enjoy, however some older adults...

Read Full Article

The Best and Worst Resistance Training Exercises for Seniors

Resistance training provides a number of benefits for seniors, but there are...

Read Full Article

Order your printed copy of Senior Directory today!

Still enjoy flipping through the pages of a printed copy? So do we! Click on the button below to start receiving Senior Directory right at your doorstep!

Order Your Copy

I prefer the digital copy, please.

Speak to one of our advisors 1-800-955-8510