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Vulcan Park and Museum

1701 Valley View Dr, Birmingham, AL 35233
205 933 1409
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Ranked #10 of 43 attractions in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Parks, Lookouts
Description: The largest cast-iron statue in the world was created for the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair.
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Geneva, Switzerland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We visited the Vulcan Park and Museum on a Sunday night. The museum closed at 6pm and so we walked the grounds and visited the observation tower for $4 each. It was a nice view of the city and excellent view for the sunset.

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Mobile, Alabama
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110 reviews 110 reviews
67 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

We climbed the Vulcan and bought the achievement certificate from the gift shop to frame. Novelty fun with a view from the top! A must to see & do while in Birmingham :)

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Smiths Grove, Kentucky
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 NEW

Went up afterdark to view the city lights. Had family with us who were not interested in going up the statue, who had been up earlier during the day. Found it Odd that there is an enterance fee just to walk the grounds after 6pm and it is the same fee as if yiu actualy go up the statue. $4... More

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Loxley, Alabama
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Very fun, we very much enjoyed the view! Can't wait to go back again. only 6 dollars you can't beat that..not only was it fun it was a good history lesson for the kid.

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Pensacola, Florida
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69 reviews 69 reviews
13 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We were on a tight schedule so we walked around the free viewing center and then left. The museum looked interesting and bet the view from the top of the Vulcan was even better but we just spent 20 mins. and then headed home. There are lots of hiking trails to explore if the weather is nice. This is a... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I had no idea that Birmingham was a post-Civil War developed city. With an old English name, I presumed an old world connection. After visting this museum, I learned about the roots and heritage of this area. I found fascinating facts about the old ore mines and how "pig iron" was made. Also, the town founders were quite ingenious on... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I thought The Vulcan was a very neat place. I love knowing what the history behind The Vulcan is. It is amazing what Birmingham is now, compared to what it used to be. The view is amazing! The admission is not a bad price at all. I LOVED the staff! It was older people, which I thought was great, not... More

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Wichita, Kansas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Very informative of Birmingham’s history and how the city was developed. The views from the top on a clear day were magnificent.

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Crestview, Florida
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

It is an amazing place to visit and see the city of Birmingham from a high point. Climbing the stairs to the top of Vulcan is quite a feat but worth facing a fear of heights. (There is the optional elevator to the top.)

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Birmingham, Alabama
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58 reviews 58 reviews
20 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Really nice spot to see the city-line of Birmingham. There is a fee to get into the museum or to the top of Vulcan. If you have time the museum is really worth the visit.

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