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Vulcan Park and Museum

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Address: 1701 Valley View Dr, Birmingham, AL 35233
Phone Number: 205 933 1409
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The largest cast-iron statue in the world was created for the 1904 St....

The largest cast-iron statue in the world was created for the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair.

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We decided to drive to this park at the last minute one night. The view of Birmingham, especially at night, made the trip worthwhile. I strongly recommend visiting here if you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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357 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you like nice views, this has a good view of downtown Birmingham. The statue is a bit odd but worth seeing.

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We decided to drive to this park at the last minute one night. The view of Birmingham, especially at night, made the trip worthwhile. I strongly recommend visiting here if you have the chance. There is also a museum that we wanted to visit but it was already closed. It cost $4/per to go to the top of the tower.

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north_alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice views of the Birmingham area from the platform Vulcan is placed. Cost $6 but I think it was worth it especially going through viewing and reading the displays inside the small museum. The whole visit can take 30 minutes depending on how long one wants to view the scenery from both the pedestal on the park area. Worth... More 

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Kabul, Afghanistan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth the trip. The view alone is breathtaking but the museum is very interesting. There is a walking trail at the park that is level and easy.

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Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Looking up at the world's largest cast iron monument is awe-inspiring. Walking through the museum that details the history of coal, iron ore, and steel production in Alabama is fascinating. Looking out from the gallery at the city of Birmingham is stunning. Don't miss an opportunity to visit this historic and magnificent venue.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed taking my time to stroll through the museum. Good investment for a $6.00 cost of admission. Liked my visit to the observation level of Vulcan. Did not stay long due to heavy wind and very cold weather. Excellent view of the city.

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Thank Eric S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Vulcan park and museum is a great way to see Birmingham, and learn some Birmingham history while you are at it. The view is amazing, and the museum offers some great insight to how it all began.

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Thank LMarlow5
Daphne, Alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I enjoyed the view from the top of the Vulcan. The museum is nice, but only if you're really interested in metal work or Birmingham history. There was an Alabama Holocaust survivor exhibit that I would highly suggest seeing if it is still there!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The statue is very interesting. When you are up there, you will see the back of statue. Not very high, but you can see the town.

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Thank 8Oiseaux
Birmingham, Alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a very nice place to have a picnic with wide open spaces for children to play.The museum is nice but small.

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