Wondering what to do when visiting Hoover, Alabama? Chances are, your only problem is having too many options to pack into one trip!


One of the largest shopping malls in the Southeast, Riverchase Galleria offers more than 1.5 million square feet of retail, dining, lodging and office space. The Galleria is known for the soaring atrium that defines its food court and shopping corridors.

Along with big-name anchor stores like J.C. Penney, Belks, Macy’s and Von Maur, The Galleria also boasts about 100 additional clothing and shoe stores, along with plenty of shops for the sports nuts, tech geeks, beauty mavens, toy lovers and domestic goddesses in your group.  

When you need to refuel, you’ll find your choice of either quick meals at the food court, or full service restaurants like the Olive Garden, Outback Steakhouse, Ruby Tuesday and Bonefish Grill.    

Outdoor Adventures

Hoover’s temperate climate makes its outdoor attractions all the more tempting throughout the year. Hoover’s Aldridge Gardens is a 30-acre botanical garden prized for its large display of hydrangeas. You’ll also find an expansive lake and plenty of walking trails, as well as art exhibits, classes and festivals.

You’ll also want to check out Moss Rock Preserve for hiking and climbing opportunities, waterfalls and sandstone glades. For even more adventures, head out to Veterans Park, which has a 5K cross country trail, lakefront beach, volleyball courts, playgrounds, a butterfly garden and a large memorial honoring local veterans.  




Dining and Lodging

There’s often too much to do in Hoover for visitors to stick to a day trip. Fortunately, you’ll find hotels that are both affordable and luxurious. Courtyard Birmingham Hoover features an outdoor pool, full-service fitness center, high-speed wifi and spacious rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows. Hyatt Regency Birmingham, located in the Riverchase Galleria, of course offers the convenience of the Galleria’s shopping and dining opportunities. But the hotel itself boasts two restaurants, golfing privileges, high-speed wifi and luxurious suites and guestrooms.

For a fun place to cut loose during your Hoover visit, check out Ragtime Cafe. The restaurant and bar serve a wide array of beer, wine and mixed drinks, as well as pub food, and classics like steak dinners, pizza and seafood entrees.  

The Ultimate in Entertainment

Of course, you can't stop in Hoover without having a laugh at the StarDome. Comedy Club StarDome was first opened in another location by Bruce Ayers in 1983 and has been a local institution ever since. Its current location features a 430-seat theater that also has an array of private events and dining spaces. We offer a complete dinner menu so you can absolutely eat, drink and be merry with us.


While planning your Hoover visit, be sure to check out StarDome’s upcoming shows, and buy your ticket today!




Comedy Showcase Open Mic

The StarDome has the premier open mic in the Southeast.

We are Star makers. If you take stand-up comedy serious, then join our Comedy Showcase.

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Comedy Classes!

  • Improvisation Comedy
  • Stand-Up Comedy
  • Sketch Comedy Writing
  • Digital Comedy Video Shorts

The StarDome now offers professional comedy classes. As always, please call (205) 444-0008 for more information....

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ragtime cafe

Ragtime Cafe is a full-service bar and restaurant featuring all your favorite beers, wines and mixed drinks, as well as awesome pub food and pizzas, plus seafood and steak entrees. We're open for lunch and dinner, Monday through Saturday. No reservations necessary and casual attire is expected!

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