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Kelly Ingram Park

5th Ave N at 16th St, Birmingham, AL
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Ranked #8 of 30 Attractions in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Parks, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Leisure education, Hiking
Owner description: Home to vivid sculptures of the Children's Crusade.
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Type: Historic Walking Areas, Parks, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Leisure education, Hiking
Owner description: Home to vivid sculptures of the Children's Crusade.

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New Market, Alabama
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64 reviews 64 reviews
21 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

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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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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Maryviille, TN, United States
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a beautiful park with sculptures showing the history of the Civil Rights movement and the injustices people suffered. It is a walking audio tour that is accessed by cell phone. There are homeless people in the park and some ask for money.

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Chicago, Illinois
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

if a picture is worth a 1000 words, and 3D Statue is worth 100,000!! The most gripping moments of the Alabama Civil Rights Struggle captured. if you are in Alabama, please visit. Don't let the homeless people asking to take your picture stop you from visiting. They are simply trying to make a few bucks off of the constant stream... More 

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We walked about the park reading the information and also could have an audio tour by phone. That was cool! The statues are amazing and very touching as they depict the struggle for civil rights. There may be some homeless folks in the park but they are not too intimidating. Spend about 1 hour

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Amarillo, Texas
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154 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Located across the street from the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and on the opposite corner from 16th Street Baptist Church, Kelly Ingram Park is a monument to the Civil Rights Movement. Pay attention to the statues throughout the park. The monument depicting a young African American being threatened by a police dog is particularly powerful.

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We visited Kelly Ingram Park after seeing the Civil Rights Museum. I think this order was helpful to ensure you understood who some of the sculptures or memorials were for. Walking around was just eery. It really gets you into the history. The sculptures really draw you in and evoke feelings of the past and present. It's a beautiful park... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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368 reviews 368 reviews
165 attraction reviews
273 helpful votes 273 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I wasn't sure whether this park might be overstated. In fact, the sculpture, setting, guide signs with history and overall feel is nothing short of inspirational. It is hard not to be moved by the perfect combination of art and troubled history. This is a part of America's story, and in this case, it is one of triumph of the... More 

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Sullivan,Missouri
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The park is a great place to stretch your legs and admire the sculptures placed around. It really is great to walk around after a visit to the civil rights institute across the street

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Utah
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65 reviews 65 reviews
25 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We had been here about 14 years ago, and, thankfully, it has improved considerably; it has more sculptures, nicer green space, and it is less seedy (we simply didn't feel safe 14 years ago). It is now a beautiful green area with about ten sculptures scattered throughout representing different elements of the Civil Rights movement. I got choked up a... More 

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