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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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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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Fantastic View of the City

Fantastic View of the City. This is the city that iron built. Birmingham is traditionally a conservative area but Vulcan has given the city a "cheeky" view as his bum is bare... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Fantastic View of the City. This is the city that iron built. Birmingham is traditionally a conservative area but Vulcan has given the city a "cheeky" view as his bum is bare. At one time they were thinking of covering it up. Glad they didn't everyone needs to have a sense of humor.

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Birmingham, AL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Perched on top of red mountain Vulcan offers the best view if the city skyline Fun at night. You have to pay to ride up but plenty of fun views from the park itself Good facilities for group events

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Dothan, Alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I only partially enjoyed my visit to the Vulcan Statue and Museum, and if you track any of my reviews, I almost always write positive reviews. It may not be outwardly advertised, but if you have AAA, make sure to mention this at the ticket booth, as there is a discount for admission with AAA. The view from the walkway... More 

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bethesda, md
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The park is open until 10pm, and admission is reduced to 4$ a person at 6pm. We enjoyed the park and the views. We stayed through sunset and it was beautiful not only watching the sun set, but seeing the city light up. You can climb the stairs or ride the elevator to the top and get an even better... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Vulcan is a metallurgical monument to iron. The Magic City was built on metal production specially iron. It is worth seeing this metal piece of work at least once. Although, the price was a little steep. And remember Live long and prosper.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

If you want to learn more about Birmingham Al. and see the whole city, this is the place to do it. Vulcan Park and Museum is worth the trip to see if your here in town. At 50' above Red Mountain at dusk is a wonderful view with all the lights of Bham.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

An enjoyable history lesson of Birmingham's Ironman and Iron city in the museum and the a nice view of the city. Tour takes about an hour.

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Oxford, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Very informative, but not boring for youngsters. Friendly and informative staff. Admission costs are reasonable and the view from the tower is priceless.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The museum shows what Birmingham makes in our factories and what it was like to be one of the people who made it. The self guided tour doesn't take too long, so be sure to ride up to the top of Vulcan for a view of the city while the breeze blows up from the open metal cat walk.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I've lived in Bham my entire life and learned some pretty amazing history about the city. It's incredible what is all around you where you live. Great view from atop Vulcan as well!

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Additional Information about Vulcan Park and Museum

Address: 1701 Valley View Dr, Birmingham, AL 35233
Phone Number: 205 933 1409
Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Birmingham
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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