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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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Amazing Park

Whatever you do, participate in the self guided tour. Each of the statues found in the park provide the phone number to call to hear a recording that discusses each statue. Once... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Ramona, Oklahoma
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Ramona, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Whatever you do, participate in the self guided tour. Each of the statues found in the park provide the phone number to call to hear a recording that discusses each statue. Once you dial in you enter the statue number and the narrative begins. The grounds are beautiful and the reflecting pools are gorgeous.

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Auburn, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

There are some unique exhibits in the park, highlighting important moments during the Civil Rights Movement. Very moving. Recommend visiting during the morning or early afternoon, as the park becomes increasingly unsafe in the late afternoon and evening.

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Park City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I visited the park after visiting the Civil Rights Museum in Memphis the previous day, so I felt like I knew enough to appreciate it. Plenty of parking around the perimeter, but bring change for parking meters. The audio tour didn't work for me, which was disappointing, but did the best I could. The tour markers bring you a little... More 

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Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Stopped by on our way home from Florida. The park is very nice with lots of sculptures and lots of information. There were quite a few homeless people hanging out drinking which took away from the overall experience.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

The park was just okay for me. It could be kept up a little better. It's across from the Civil Rights Institute and the 16th Street Baptist Church, so it's worth your while to see. There are a few statues in the park; one of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. There's also a stand with the famous photos of the... More 

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austin, tx
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This short walk around a square block park reveals so much about the struggle for civil rights in Birmingham and is located on the spot where so much happened. The statuary on the walk graphically illustrates the historic moments and is adjacent to the 16th Avenue Baptist church that was bombed in 1962 and the Civil Rights Institute. I suggest... More 

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bethesda, md
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This park, across the street from the civil rights museum and the 16th st Church, marks the beginning of the civil rights walking tour. In the park itself there are several dramatic sculptures that memorialize several moments of the civil rights movement. Definitely worth a visit, even if you aren't walking the entire trail.

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Oxford, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Nice way to spend an afternoon. Sculptures are really impressive. Grab a lemonade and take your time strolling through the park or just sitting and people watching.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

After our visits to the 16th St Baptist Church and the Civil Rights Institute, we went over to the park. The sculptures in the park tell an amazing story about the Civil Rights movement, just be aware that the phone curator does not always work.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

It's hot, it's July, but I have no right to complain. The statues in the park commemorate different moments and there is a free cell phone tour you can take as well. Kelly Ingram park is the location of the children's protest, and the 16th Street baptist church is right there as well. Yes there may be a few people... More 

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