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Vulcan Park and Museum

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Address: 1701 Valley View Dr, Birmingham, AL 35233
Phone Number:
+1 205-933-1409
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10:00 - 18:00
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Hours:
Sun 13:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Description:

The largest cast-iron statue in the world was created for the 1904 St....

The largest cast-iron statue in the world was created for the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair.

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Great view! Must see view from top!

Beautiful from day but gorgeous at night lit up. Got to go!! Love being up there! Esp with nice breeze

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Chelsea, Alabama, United States
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Chelsea, Alabama, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Beautiful from day but gorgeous at night lit up. Got to go!! Love being up there! Esp with nice breeze

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Thank Chad S
Ringgold, Georgia
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Museum is small but worth seeing. The tower is a must very relaxing high up and the sights are beautiful.

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Thank Ann J
Leesburg, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great overlook of the city lights. The museum is small but very interesting tidbits of information about Birmingham.

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North Alabama
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The exhibit portion was well done, but it just wasn't that interesting. Kids will get bored quickly and you will race through the end of the small tour. I wouldn't budget any more than 1.5 hours to see Vulcan and tour the exhibit.

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Thank ChiliTravels
Bedford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There are excellent view over Birmingham even if you don't take the elevator or stairs 100 feet up the tower which supports the enormous statue of Vulcan. The viewing platform is open and has a grill floor so you can feel exposed up there.The museum is informative without being over-powering about how Birmingham was established and why and how the... More 

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Covington, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was the highlight of our trip!! The views were breath taking beautiful with the mountains all around the city!! I do not usually like cityviews but I liked this view!! The boy that was a volunteer was very friendly that helped us in the elevator and got our name and called us by name like he was our... More 

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Guelph, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This a great way to add to a trip to Birmingham. The museum is neat and fully explains the reason why Vulcan-statue exists and ties a little bit of the civil rights movement into Birmingham's overall history.

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Thank SirShawnathan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just the history alone is worth the visit. The Museum has a tremendous layout and worth the time. The view from Vulcan is best in later evening hours but even in the day time it is spectacular. I highly recommend to anyone whom is new to Birmingham and those whom live here have missed out on a local ICON.

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Thank James B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Make sure to go to the top of the tower to enjoy the view overlooking Birmingham. You can take the elevator or climb the approximately 150-200 stairs to the top. A word of warning though. The floor on the deck on top the tower is grated so you can see through it. It is not the place for someone afraid... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I would suggest going in the autumn to get a great view of the entire city and also get a great view of the autumn colors. Take your time to go into the museum and learn some of the history of Birmingham.

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