Trussville, Alabama is a wonderful place to be when summertime comes around. The weather is lovely and there’s so much to do. We’ve compiled a few of our favorite places In Trussville and surrounding areas for everyone — families, couples, and friends, to have the best summer yet. We’ve broken the activities down into both inside and outside options so you can choose based on the weather and what you’re in the mood for.

When the weather is good, get outside!

Splash Adventure Water Park

Water parks are a classic summertime activity. While it’s about 45 minutes outside of Trussville, it’s worth the drive! Lounge in the pool, relax in the lazy river or play on the slides. This water park is fun for kids and adults!

Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve

The Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve in Birmingham is a 1,000-acre preserve with trails, picnic areas, and gardens. Bird watchers and nature lovers will love this park!

Turkey Creek Nature Preserve

This preserve is in Pinson, just outside Trussville. Hike trails alongside the creek, and dip your toes into the whitewater! Turkey Creek Nature Preserve is the perfect place to cool off on hot summer days.

Birmingham Botanical Gardens

The Birmingham Botanical Gardens offers free admissions for anyone that wants to enjoy their gardens. Visit the 67 acres of nature, stop by the conservatory, and don’t forget to check out the gift shop on your way out.

For rainy days, or for when the sun is a little too sweltering, indoor activities are much more enjoyable.

Barber Motorsports Museum & Park

Fans of motorcycles and automobiles will love spending a day at Barber Motorsports Museum in Birmingham. Tour the museum and see vehicles from across the decades, and stop into the restoration shop to see work in progress.

McWane Science Center

The McWane Science Center in Birmingham is the perfect place to see, touch, and experience science. The whole family will have fun exploring the aquarium, playing in the Bubble Room, and seeing dinosaurs!

Trussville PlayStation

Go skating, ride go-karts, and play arcade games at the Trussville PlayStation! There’s so much to do, kids and adults are sure to find something fun.