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Ruffner Mountain Nature Center

1214 81st Street South, Birmingham, Alabama 35206-4599 | (205) 833-8264
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Type: Animals, Nature & Gardens, and Hiking & Walking
Ages: All Ages
Cost: Free
Hours of operation: Mon-Sat: 9am-5pm; Sun: 1pm-5pm

Ruffner Mountain Nature Center is a 1,011 acre natural oasis located on one of the last undeveloped stretches of the Red Mountain ridge known as Ruffner Mountain. Just a 10 minute escape from downtown Birmingham, AL, feels like a world away. Enjoy a short stroll or explore the mountain for an all day adventure.

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December 23 2010
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"Nature in the City"

Located just minutes from downtown Birmingham, this unique 1,000-acre park is designated to give city kids the opportunity to get hands-on experience tending to native plants and wildlife. There are plentiful hiking trails for kids to work up a sweat while developing an appreciation for the natural world. Children can view animals in their native wetlands and woodlands habitats, while a bird-viewing nook provides a living classroom for visitors. I went on a school field trip to Ruffner Mountain when I was a child, and I still remember hiking the trails and learning about rehabilitating injured birds.

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