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Vulcan Park and Museum

1701 Valley View Dr, Birmingham, AL 35233
205 933 1409
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Ranked #6 of 30 Attractions in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Parks, Lookouts, Museums
Owner description: The largest cast-iron statue in the world was created for the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair.
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Parks, Lookouts, Museums
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: The largest cast-iron statue in the world was created for the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair.

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Phenix City, Alabama
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Lots of eye candy and local history in the climate-controlled museum. Greats sights of Birmingham, would highly recommend a visit on a clear, breezy day to see everything from Vulcan.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

As silly as this sounds, having lived in the Birmingham, Alabama area for most of my life I had never visited Vulcan Park. It's one of those things of "if you're near it, you'll see it someday." Well that day came for me this past April when my wife asked me to take her. She's from another country and had... More 

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Birmingham, AL
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

4$ to see what? They need to reevaluate their values. You see a tiny bit of the city, vulcan you can see from the parking lot.

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Alabama
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It is great to go at night because it is cheaper, but sunset would have to be the best time to go. Downtown looks great right at sunset. The park is also very interesting and goes into detail about the history of the wonderful city of Birmingham. I never went until my Senior year at Samford, but it is an... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

How can you describe the views of downtown Birmingham from Vulcan with words in a review? Then you add the dose of local history, the history of the monument itself, and the area of town.... Simply a must for visitors of Birmingham

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Boise, Idaho
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Can't beat the view of Downtown Bham from the observation deck at Vulcan! Cute little park and really lots of history. Check it out!

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Huntsville, Alabama
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51 reviews 51 reviews
4 attraction reviews
409 helpful votes 409 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A great story for Birmingham and the "Man of Steel". The Park Could have been "dressed-up" more. The History surrounding this Park makes it worthwhile.

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Birmingham, AL
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73 reviews 73 reviews
11 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

The Vulcan Park and Museum should be on every visitor's list when visiting Birmingham, AL. The tower affords a fantastic 360 degree view of the area, especially downtown Birmingham. Throw in a sunset and you have an even more spectacular view. The museum, although small, gives an impressive overview of the city's history . The theme of the museum changes... More 

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Pell City, Alabama
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Amazing that I have lived in Alabama for over forty years and the Birmingham area for close to twenty, without ever visiting Vulcan. We had our wedding on Valentines Day and could not have been more pleased with the staff and facility. It was absolutely perfect. Thank you to all involved!

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Dallas, Texas
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66 reviews 66 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The God of Iron, Vulcan, looks over the city of Birmingham high a top a tower from a park in his name. This is such a beautiful sight and view, a must visit when you are in B-Ham!!

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