More notice recently came Birmingham’s way in a special USA TODAY “Travel South” feature.

Among the not-to-be-missed attractions were Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum and the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Ross Bridge. With a collection of more than 1,200 bikes and race cars, Barber has the largest vintage and contemporary motorcycle collection in the world. The RTJ golf course at Ross Bridge Resort is the fourth longest course in the world. Birmingham is big on superlatives and top-notch attractions.