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Kelly Ingram Park

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

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Impressive statues

We stopped in Birmingham early on a Sunday with not much time and decided to walk around Kelly Ingram Park on the "freedom walk" around that park. I thought the statues were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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Konigswinter, Germany
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Konigswinter, Germany
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204 reviews 204 reviews
67 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We stopped in Birmingham early on a Sunday with not much time and decided to walk around Kelly Ingram Park on the "freedom walk" around that park. I thought the statues were really, really good in visualizing what it must have been like in those days. Together with the information provided it was a good introduction to the topic me,... More 

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Marysville, Ohio
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We stopped at the Kelly Ingram Park one Sunday morning, while driving through Birmingham. It was quite moving, especially for our teens, who have read so much about Martin Luther King Jr. and Civil Rights in school. We could easily walk to the 16th St. Church across the street. Seeing we were tourist, a pedestrian pointed out to us where... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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60 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This park commemorates the brutal treatment of black protesters under the regime of Police Commissioner "Bull" Connor who famously stated, "What Laws? Around here we make our own Laws!". This was about the time when the movement began to use young children to participate when older members were threatened with loss of life and livelihood and could be targeted by... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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100 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Has a bronze Martin Luther King some murals where you can read about the events that occurred here 50 years ago during the Freedom March when Bull Connor was Police Chief and the protestors got beaten or sprayed with a hose. It was very peaceful..

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Malvern, Pennsylvania
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67 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 via mobile

This park is across the street from the 16th Street Baptist Church and the Civil Rights Institute. You absolutely must take time to walk through the park and listen to the interactive displays. The park itself is named for a WW1 hero. The displays in the park depict the struggles of the Civil Rights movement and honor the four children... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Nothing gives you chills like standing in the place where so much history took place! The statues and memorials are a great reminder of how far this nation has come. It sits across from the Civil Rights Museum so I would suggest crossing the street and taking advantage of it. You wont be sorry!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Driving 8 hours south of Indianapolis, we decided to drive by Kelly Ingram Park and the 16th Street Baptist Church. We arrived late, after 10pm, and though initially we thought a drive by would be sufficient, the pull from the intriguing statues, monuments and signs captivated us to the point of parking along the street. Though occasional homeless men walked... More 

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Orem, Utah, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Kelly Ingram Park has interpretive sculpture and a self-guided tour to help the visitor experience the civil rights movement for themselves. Across the street from the 16th Street Baptist Church. Recommend a visit on a Sunday morning when you can visit the park, the church, an the Civil Rights Museum.

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New Market, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Take the time to stroll around and read the markers. I noticed some had a number you could call and listen to a story. It was too cold when we visited but I will def go back and also walk the March route displayed on so many markers throughout the park and around this district. Powerful place to imagine the... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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16 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

This park is located across from both the Civil Rights Museum and the 16th St. Baptist Church. It's not an emotionally uplifting park, but one for contemplation and reflection. I met many people, a few school groups and others who came to learn or pay homage. I was amazed at how many people wanted to share their stories about their... More 

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