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Kelly Ingram Park

5th Ave N at 16th St, Birmingham, AL
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Ranked #12 of 43 attractions in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Historic Walking Areas, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Activities: Leisure education, Hiking
Traveler Description: Also known as West Park is nice during the day, but you may want to avoid it at night. Sculptor James Drake created several pieces for the park... more »
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Florida Keys, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This outdoor park is the epicenter of the civil rights movement. As you stroll around the park, you can read and look at inspiring sculptures that helped shape our country in this most volatile of times. It is a free walk and takes about 45 minutes. Make sure you visit each site and read the plaques. Look around you, those... More

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Abbotsford, Canada
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70 reviews 70 reviews
23 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This is a must for anyone interested in the history of the civil rights movement. The displays around the park are very moving.

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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
43 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

What an experience to actually stand where history was made in the name of freedom. The park was beautiful and quiet with plenty of shady places to rest. We followed the Freedom Trail in the park and learned so much. It brought chills to my body just thinking about the anguish and the struggle of those who suffered before me... More

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Alabama
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192 reviews 192 reviews
35 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Really, what is the point. There are a couple of statutes to walk by. Be careful where you park your car the break in numbers here are really high.

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Portland, Oregon
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72 reviews 72 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We started at the park and walked the trail of the march from there to the larger Linn park in the white section of town. This is well marked and interesting trail in the quiet part of Birmingham. Kelly Ingram Park is a wonderful shady area with several statues of civil rights scenes.

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Waltham, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We went to the 16th Street Baptist Church and noticed the park across the street. We walked over and were very happy we did. It showed the history of the civil rights movement and what occurred in Birmingham. I would recommend it but we did the tour close to dark and there were many in the park drinking and also... More

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australia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
12 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Spending three hours there on a lovely Autumn morning was a great highlight of our two month USA road trip. To be able to slow down and take it all in was one of our trips best memories.

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Northport, Alabama
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43 reviews 43 reviews
27 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

The park has some great art pieces depicting key moments of the Civil Rights Movement in Birmingham. There are also great plaques explaining events and the artwork. The only drawback is the amount of homeless people, but there is no aggressive panhandling.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Your walk through this park takes you through sculptures that make you feel the emotions that faced the men, women and children fighting for Civil Rights

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bronx ny
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152 reviews 152 reviews
123 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

so much history, so much pain! a most visit if in Alabama! this is part of our history. Is so great to experience the things we got to read in books as kids.

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