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Vulcan Park and Museum

1701 Valley View Dr, Birmingham, AL 35209-1214
+1 205-933-1409
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The largest cast-iron statue in the world was created for the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair.
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1701 Valley View Dr, Birmingham, AL 35209-1214

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Reviewed yesterday

Kids enjoyed visit and very classy displays on the history of the city's iron industry. You can take stairs or elevator to the base of the statue for nice view of city. Definite worth the fee for the visit. I thought it was a great...More

Thank EJoe
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The statue looks good. Museum has a lot of info about the history of Birmingham & the making of the statue which is quite interesting. We enjoyed the trip to the top by elevator ( there are charges). Can opt to stay down too, nothing...More

Thank srgl0betr0tter
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was pleasantly surprised at the view of the city from this vantage point. It was a clear afternoon and I could see all the way to the foothills of the Smokey's. The parking was free. It is worth the trip.

Thank Howard C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun place to visit on the southside of Birmingham. Pretty view, plenty of parking available. Not a ton to do, but fun to check out.

Thank LJ393
Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful view of the city and some good local history lessons to boot. Be warned, if you are weary of heights, the "mesh" flooring can test your bravery.

Thank DW D
Reviewed 1 week ago

I always make this one if my stops when entertaining "out of Towner's". Wonderful history your and always fun going up and hanging out on Vukcan's perch.

Thank Jim N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This Museum is very cool and shares the history of old Birmingham and the iron workers. The view is to die for and the history is enjoyable to read!

Thank sunshine_warrior
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent experience for all. Must not miss if your anywhere near and can spare 45mins. It’s great for your heart and will add mins to your life or at least a few seconds.

Thank David W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the views over Birmingham. The park surrounding the statute has information boards giving the history of the Vulcan statue. Definitely worth a look. Free to enter the park - we didn’t bother paying to go into the museum or up to the Vulcan...More

Thank SAHoulwood8284
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

if you’re scared of heights, take the stairs, trust me! Amazing panoramic view of the city. At night, bring a date and take it all in. Cool place, I frequently visit being local of Birmingham.

Thank William M
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9 October 2017|
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Response from Amber W | Reviewed this property |
No. Just a gift shop.
Lucrisha M
9 May 2017|
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Response from DrMarc9491 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Lucrisha, you would have an enjoyable time at this location. There are picnic benches in the area. The View would be worth while also. Don't forget to bring your camera and you can also go up inside the tower for an... More
30 January 2017|
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Response from Lifetraveler1 | Reviewed this property |
it is safe at night too. many come to watch the sunset from the platform at the base of the Vulcan statue. there is a ticket agent who has a clear view of the parking lot as well as an attendant at the base of the elevator... More