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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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Description: 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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Great View of Birmingham

Great view of the city from a couple of observation points. Did not go into the museum or tower - worth the drive up to the parking lot and walk to the observation points.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Great view of the city from a couple of observation points. Did not go into the museum or tower - worth the drive up to the parking lot and walk to the observation points.

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Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We deliberately waited until the evening to go to Vulcan Park to see Birmingham in the evening. The park is easy to get to as it still within city limits and is a short drive from UAB. The downside to going late is that the museum would already be closed so I can't say if the museum would be worth... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This is the second time I've been to Vulcan. This time was better than the first. My wife and some friends of ours went as one had never been and the other hadn't since he was a kid. First, the museum has been updated. a few things have been moved around, and a new exhibit added. "La Storia, Birmingham's Community".... More 

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Roswell, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Vulcan park is really very nice. Wonderful views of the city. Take the elevator up to the top of the statue, But don't look down! It could scare you.

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Oldsmar, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Great views of Birmingham and surrounding areas from the top of Vulcan's statue. The attached museum is very interesting and well done. Good way to learn about Birmingham's history and culture.

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Dauphin Island, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Great views of the city from the Vulcan. Interesting story behind the statue! Very near the UAB Medical Center complex.

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The driveway is a bit tricky and located right next to a stoplight controlled intersection. Our built in GPS was kind of confusing, so a heads up to be mindful of the turn and the incline is steep. Parking was plentiful and the sights were excellent of the city. Something I read there said the site is the old Lone... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Birmingham was known for steel making, and the Vulcan is atop a mountain that overlooks the steel making sites. There is a nice museum of the steel making history, as well as the tower supporting Vulcan.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Liked this park a lot - great views of city, nice and neat layout - nice little museum. Was set up for a outside wedding when we were there - thunderstorm was on way in and looked like food had been out for at least an hour before we arrived and wedding was at least a few hours off -... More 

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Birmingham, AL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We always take visitors here. You not only get a good view of Birmingham, but Vulcan is also funny as he "moons" homewood. Who couldn't love the world's largest cast-iron statue???

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