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Kelly Ingram Park

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Address: 5th Ave N at 16th St, Birmingham, AL
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Home to vivid sculptures of the Children's Crusade.

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A nice park in the Civil Rights District next to the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) and the 16th Street Baptist Church. There are various statues in the park depicting... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A nice park in the Civil Rights District next to the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) and the 16th Street Baptist Church. There are various statues in the park depicting the civil rights struggle in the 1960s with information about each set of statues. The most poignant is the "Four Spirits" monument on the corner looking towards the 16th Street... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

With or without a visit to the Civil Rights Museum, this park is a must-see. The sculptures are varied and vivid. The benefit to visitors is to stand among life-size, 3-D re-creations of what people of this era experienced. Some sculptures are horrifying; others made me pensive.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kelly Ingram Park is now part of the National Monument in Birmingham. Birmingham's rich civil rights history comes to life in this park. The park is across the street from the AG Gaston Motel, The 16th Street Baptist Church and the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.

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Peoria, Arizona
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent adjunct to the Civil Rights museum next door. Excellent depictions of the Civil rights trauma that you can see as you stroll the park. Not large--you can see it all in 15 to 20 minutes, but you can also take more time and enjoy the walk.

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Hoover, Alabama
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to the park for the Women's March. Although I live in the Birmingham metro area, I'd never been to the park before. I should have. It's small, but packed with history. The area is steeped in the struggle for civil rights, the 16th St. Baptist Church is right there, plus the Museum, so it's definitely worth the time... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We first went to the Civil Rights Institute so we knew exactly what transpires in the park. The park has many markers that have phone numbers to access an audio of the stories. There are also statues to memorialize and witness to what happened there.

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Thank Leora H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been here both with kids and adults. There is a lot of history in this park and a lot to look at it.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you are interested in the civil rights history, this is a must stop. Across the street is the Baptist church. We walked the entire March area and enjoyed this history. Was it fantastic, no. A few homeless there to pan handle, but not annoying.

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Pawcatuck, Connecticut
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

A small park worth a visit, it tells the story of several key events in the Civil Rights struggle in Birmingham. This is a city location and so is open to all types of folks. But unlike several previous reviewers who criticized this spot as being dirty or filled with unsavory types, we did not find those conditions. There were... More 

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Reviewed 19 March 2017

I wanted to seethe 16th Street Church and saw this amazing park and learned some really interesting history. It can be very emotional just knowing what went on but this is an absolute must see beautiful park

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