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After you settle into your new home in Trussville, start exploring the new city around you. Trussville is located just 20 minutes from Birmingham, so you can enjoy both the city and the countryside of Trussville without traveling far. Whether you’re looking for fun, for shopping, or to get out into nature, you’ll find something on this list to enjoy.

Hike Ruffner Mountain

Ruffner Mountain is a 1,038 acre preserve in Birmingham, Alabama. The preserve has many trails to hike, ranging from easy to difficult, that meander through wetlands, plant life, and streambeds. Stop at the Nature Center to learn more about the park and to pick up a map. All the trails are free, and they are open daily from dawn to dusk.

Birmingham Botanical Garden

Head towards Birmingham to visit the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Browse the gardens and take in the sights and smells of the fresh blooms. After you wander through the gardens, see the Art Gallery or check for special events. The Birmingham Botanical Gardens are free, and a worthwhile stop while you live in Trussville.

Shop at The Outlet Shops

When you need to do some shopping, visit The Outlet Shops of Grand River just south of Trussville. They’ve got many of the usual stores, like Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers, Gap, and Bath and Body Works. When you’re done shopping, grab a bite to eat at one of The Outlet dining options.

Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum

Like cars and motorcycles? Race over to Barber Vintage. See their collection of restored motorsport treasures, or head to the largest Lotus collection in the world, with over 50 Lotus racecars.

Birmingham Zoo

See lions, tigers, and bears (oh my!) at the Birmingham Zoo. Along with animals to see, take a train ride through the zoo or a put the kids on a carousel ride. You can even feed the giraffes! There are about 950 animals to see and fun all day long.