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Kelly Ingram Park

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

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Very informative visit

We stopped while waiting for the Civil Rights Institute to open. The artwork really does a nice job of depicting some of the challenges faced in Birmingham during the Civil... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We stopped while waiting for the Civil Rights Institute to open. The artwork really does a nice job of depicting some of the challenges faced in Birmingham during the Civil Rights Movement.

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Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Across the road from the Civil Rights museum it is historic and definitely worth a look. Great sculpture pieces depicting what went on here. There were a few people asking for money though

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

All within a block, you have the Civil Rights Institute, the 16th Street Baptist Church and Kelly Ingram Park. There is more history to be discovered in this block than perhaps any other area in the city of Birmingham. There are small monuments documenting various aspects of the Civil Rights Movement in Birmingham throughout the park. There are several benches... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Visited the park on a hot Saturday afternoon after visiting the Civil Rights Institute in the morning. We felt a bit uncomfortable walking around the park as there were a lot of people (at least 20) sitting in the middle of the park, as well as on the benches along the walkways. Although it says no panhandling we were asked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Birmingham has embraced its role in the Civil Right Movement and this park is a beautiful place. You have the opportunity to walk in the steps of the marches which took place in Birmingham and also able to see statues which depict the salvage brutality which was shown towards those standing up for their rights.

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

A must-see if in the district. I would allow a minimum 30 minutes to walk round, read it all and take it out all. Lots of inspirational quotes. Very moving and peaceful.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

The park is full of beautiful sculptures relating to the civil rights era. There is an interactive phone option so you can hear the history behind the artwork.

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Saginaw, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Very nice park with incredible historical significance. The statues tell the story of an important era in the struggle for human rights. We followed the orange trail into the city, appreciating the research and other work that went into creating it. Tons of great information.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We visited Birmingham to see first hand what transpired during the Civil rights era in the south; this is a great place to begin such a march through our nation's history. The park is immediately opposite both the 16 St. Baptist Church and the B'ham Civil Rights Institute, 2 other bastions of the movement for human rights for blacks in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

The park would be extremely lovely, if it werent for the trash all over the grounds and the seemingly homeless people gathered along the park. Im not exaggerating at all. I was approached by a woman looking for money, and I watched another person literally scarf down some form of food, like she hadnt eaten in days, while sitting on... More 

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Address: 5th Ave N at 16th St, Birmingham, AL
Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Birmingham

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