Going viral – Denver Post gives 17 reasons to explore Birmingham

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The word is getting out. Birmingham is becoming a national “destination hotspot.”

Earlier this month, the Washington Post ran a story profiling Birmingham as a city to consider visiting in 2017.

That story is going viral.

Now, this weekend, the largest newspaper in the Mountain West, the Denver Post, has picked up the Washington Post story and re-published it.

Titled – 17 reasons to travel to Birmingham, Alabama soonthe Denver Post story is identical to the Washington Post article, except for the titles.

Five times larger, circulation-wise, than its nearest competitor in Colorado, the Denver Post is considered the Mountain West newspaper of record for the region.

Entrance to Kelly Ingram Park in Civil Rights District. The district was profiled in the Denver Post article.

So, don’t be surprised to see some visitors from the Rockies traveling to the Magic City this summer to see our historic places, parks, restaurants and stores.

Birmingham has been discovered.




  • Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.