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Vulcan Park and Museum

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Address: 1701 Valley View Dr, Birmingham, AL 35209-1214
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+1 205-933-1409
10:00 - 18:00
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Sun 13:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 18:00

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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Interesting park!

Our visit here was interesting and entertaining! There is plenty to keep all family members wanting to go. Back!! The area is well kept and clean.we enjoyed the whole area! A lot... read more

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114 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our visit here was interesting and entertaining! There is plenty to keep all family members wanting to go. Back!! The area is well kept and clean.we enjoyed the whole area! A lot of good history-displays very nice you can see the city from the top of the stature! I recommend this As a good family outing!

Thank RuRuStatesboro
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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157 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Really enjoyed seeing the park. It's well landscaped, with great views over the city. The museum is interesting and gives a balanced view of the history of the area. The geological displays are very instructive. There's an elevator or stairs to get to the Vulcan statue, with expansive 360 degree views.

Thank MyHobbyIsTravel
Tallahassee, Florida
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The view from the viewing deck is amazing especially at night! The museum was so interesting. We were there for hours. The personnel there were so friendly. The area is beautiful.

Thank Janice W
Gallatin, Tennessee
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105 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent about an hour visiting. We mentioned up the monument with the elevator. It is glass to enjoy the view. The viewing deck is steel and you can see through the grates. If you are afraid of heights, it can be unnerving. Pretty views. The Museum is small but well organized and informative. Very clean bathrooms too.

Thank mach2_13
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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81 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a Monday, the Civil Rights and Art Museums are closed so we went to this park. It was a nice find and visit. The views of Birmingham are spectacular. I wish there signs or a decoder ring to let us know what we were viewing. The museum is an interesting history of Birmingham. A bit whitewashed but we... More 

Thank Chloe B
Signal Mountain, Tennessee
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33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited but did not pay to enter the museum. Great view of the city and many plaques around explaining the industrial history of Birmingham. Go if you have and extra 30-60 min just for the nice sidewalks, green grass, photo ops at the monument, and fresh air. Lots of parking. The park is free, the museum and ride up... More 

Thank ret2roam
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30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a good spot to go to watch the sunset. The air felt cool up that high and walking to the top was great exercise, an elevator is available as well. Great view. We didn't look in the museum because a private event was taking place. It was interesting to find out that it was the location of an... More 

Thank 305gal
Katy, Texas
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186 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came out to the vulcan twice. An interesting statute of top of the mountain. I really enjoyed checking out the city lights of Birmingham at night. Such an incredible view. It's neat to see the lights on the children's hospital If you come to Birmingham, pass by and see the city lights. You won't regret it.

1 Thank Tom W
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The park and statue are fairly random. It does include some history (not much) of the city's background in iron production. We did not go up the tower or into the museum. There is likely more history there.

Thank Trimble03_05
Florence, Alabama
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23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent about an hour with Vulcan last weekend. The park is easy to find and there is plenty of parking. We didn't take the time to ride the elevator to the top, but there were still great veiws from the ground level. A storm system was moving in, so it was very windy on top of the mountain, but... More 

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