Birmingham’s new visitor center opened by The Greater Birmingham Convention & Visitors Bureau

Birmingham's new visitor center
Birmingham’s new visitor center is courtesy of The Greater Birmingham Convention & Visitors Bureau. (GBCVB)

On June 29th, The Greater Birmingham Convention & Visitors Bureau opened a new visitors center today at Birmingham’s CityWalk.  Read on to learn about the new center and the need it fills.  

Debuting Birmingham’s new visitor center

The Greater Birmingham Convention & Visitors Bureau’s new center features a contemporary design that features a video wall and brochures about:

  • Attractions
  • Culinary 
  • Outdoor and more

They also have an information kiosk in different languages so visitors are able to create specialized intermediaries while in the city. 

“We always knew we wanted to keep part of our original space for a visitors center after our office moved to the BJCC”S Forum building. It’s an inviting gateway into the Uptown district.”

J. John Oros, Jr., Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) president and CEO

Fulfilling a tourist’s need

According to a study done by The Greater Birmingham Convention & Visitor’s Bureau, Jefferson County hosted an estimated 3.6 million overnight visitors throughout 2021. Their study also found that the counties’ visitors spent $2.2 billion.

“Tourism is a strong economic driver for our area, and we want our visitors to have optimum travel experiences while they’re here.”

J. John Oros, Jr., CVB president and CEO

Tourists also produced $253 million in Jefferson county taxes and $90 million for Birmingham’s government. 

Oros expects the new facility to be a popular stop for The World Games 2022 attendees. This visitors center joins two other visitors centers operated by the CVB, which are at Vulcan Park and Museum and the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport. 

Birmingham’s Visitor Center Hours and Location

Where: 2200 Ninth Avenue North, Birmingham, AL 35203

When: Monday-Saturday, 10AM-6PM |  Sunday, 1PM-6PM |  Hours may vary during special events.

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