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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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Alabama
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181 reviews 181 reviews
35 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
58 helpful votes 58 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
66 helpful votes 66 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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Idaho Falls, Idaho, United States
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68 reviews 68 reviews
39 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

I did a drive by but the park is quite beautiful and the statues in the park tell quite a story. I was young at the time, but remember the strife and struggles played out on the news.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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160 reviews 160 reviews
42 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

My family and toured the civil rights district and this park is in this district. This park offers a civil rights walking tour! Pretty cool to,walk it and read the stations as you go.

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Vero Beach, Florida
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3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Lots to be seen at this park, but since we had young kids & there were a few bums sleeping on benches we decided to pass. We'll come back another time...when our kids are older.

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