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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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Free parking. Small museum relating to Birmingham history and an elevator that takes you to an outdoor space to walk around the base of the Vulcan statue. The view from this... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Free parking. Small museum relating to Birmingham history and an elevator that takes you to an outdoor space to walk around the base of the Vulcan statue. The view from this platform is spectacular!

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Evansville, Indiana
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111 reviews 111 reviews
25 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

So much of Birmingham's history is tied up with this statue and the recent rehab renovation, costing millions, brings Vulcan around to his full glory! I am at an age where I have a family photo standing in front of the original pedestal, a photo 30 years later in front of a completely different pedestal treatment and yesterday, a beautifully... More 

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West Chester, Ohio
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77 reviews 77 reviews
20 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

THE largest cast iron statue in the world (56 ft tall)! A great sight to see of this Roman God of Fire & Forge - which gives you a "Vulcan's"-eye view of the city of Birmingham (stairs or elevator to the top!) Created for the 1904 Worlds Fair in St.Louis. After the fair, the statue was dismantled and left in... More 

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Saraland, Alabama
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We arrived late and the view from the top with all the lights was great. I didn't know the history of cast iron in Birmingham and was very amazed.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

Vulcan park looks over Birmingham and is one of our best known and loved local sites. The museum offers a history lesson about the Magic City and is a great place to pack a picnic lunch. A great place for a day trip.

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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Takes about an hour and a half to see it all. Great views of the city. Great little museum and gift shop too. Watch that first step out of the elevator, the walkway is see-though.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We take our guest here for a little history of Birmingham plus the view of Birmingham is outstanding!

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

We had a great time at an after hours event at Vulcan. Museum has been updated and was very interesting. Food was catered in from Homewood cater which was delicious. Event held in downstairs room which was nice. Rode elevator to the top of Vulcan at night for view of the city. It was very nice. Great place to visit... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

A visit to Vulcan is always tops on the list of things to do when company comes to town. It's always been a great place for a bird's eye view of the city, but with the addition of the mini-museum at the base, it's also most informative. Being a transplant myself, my knowledge of B'ham's history was a bit sketchy,... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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58 reviews 58 reviews
30 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

A fun little place to spend a few hours. We got a nice little history lesson on Birmingham. The view from the top was nice, would be a nice place to have a picnic lunch.

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